Eye of GNOME

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Image Viewer
Eye of GNOME icon 2019.svg
Eye of GNOME 40 (released in 2021-03).png
Eye of GNOME 40 (released in 2021-03)
Developer(s)The GNOME Project
Stable release40.0<ref>Clasen, Matthias (24 March 2021). "GNOME 40 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 29 March 2021. (24 March 2021; 2 months ago (2021-03-24)) [±]
Preview release40.beta[1] (24 February 2021; 3 months ago (2021-02-24)) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC (GTK)
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeImage viewer
LicenseGNU General Public License

Eye of GNOME is the official and default image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, where it is also known as Image Viewer. There is also another official image viewer for GNOME called gThumb that has more advanced features like image organizing and image editing functions.

Eye of GNOME provides basic effects for improved viewing, such as zooming, full-screen, rotation, and transparent image background control. It also has many official plug-ins to extend its features or change its behavior.[2]

File formats[edit]

Eye of GNOME supports the following file formats:

  • ANI – Animation
  • BMP – Windows Bitmap
  • GIF – Graphics Interchange Format
  • ICO – Windows Icon
  • JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • PCX – PC Paintbrush
  • PNG – Portable Network Graphics
  • PNM – Portable Anymap from the PPM Toolkit
  • RAS – Sun Raster
  • SVG – Scalable Vector Graphics
  • TGA – Truevision Targa
  • TIFF – Tagged Image File Format
  • WBMP – Wireless Application Protocol Bitmap Format[3]
  • XBM – X BitMap
  • XPM – X PixMap

Eye of GNOME also supports viewing Exif/XMP metadata associated with an image.


Eye of GNOME does not support WebP, DirectDraw Surface (.dds) or JPEG 2000, but gThumb another official GNOME image viewer, does support at least WebP since September 2012.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kitouni, Abderrahim (24 February 2021). "GNOME 40.beta released!". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Debian -- Details of package eog-plugins in bullseye". Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  3. ^ https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/eog/-/blob/master/NEWS#L4717
  4. ^ "[gthumb-list] gThumb 3.1.1 released". Retrieved 2 May 2020.

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