Eye of GNOME

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Image Viewer
Eog logo.svg
Eog 3.10.1.png
Eye of GNOME 3.10
Developer(s) The GNOME Project
Stable release 3.12 (March 26, 2014; 23 days ago (2014-03-26)) [±][1]
Preview release 3.11.3 (February 19, 2014; 58 days ago (2014-02-19)) [±][2]
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform GNOME
Type Image viewer
License GNU General Public License
Website gnome.org/projects/eog

Eye of GNOME is the official image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment. Unlike some other image viewers, Image Viewer will only display images. It does, however, provide basic effects for improved viewing, such as zooming, fullscreen, rotation, and transparent image background control.

Eye of GNOME will eventually be replaced by a combination of Sushi and Photos.[3]

File formats[edit]

Image Viewer supports the following file formats:

Image Viewer also supports the viewing of the Exif/XMP metadata associated with an image.

Criticism[edit]

Image Viewer was criticized[who?] for its lack of GIF animation playback;[4][5] however, this functionality was included in version 2.29.1.[6][7]

Also, it used to render SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as a rasterized bitmap by default.[8] This bitmap then gets manipulated when scaling the image, resulting in pixelation when zooming in.[9] However, this is fixed since version 2.31.1.[10]

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