Eye of GNOME

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Image Viewer
Eye of GNOME icon 2019.svg
Eye of GNOME 3.32
Eye of GNOME 3.32
Developer(s)The GNOME Project
Stable release3.36.2[1] (4 May 2020; 17 days ago (2020-05-04)) [±]
Preview release3.37.1[2] (30 April 2020; 21 days ago (2020-04-30)) [±]
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.[3]

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[4]
  • 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.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (4 May 2020). "GNOME 3.36.2 Released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  2. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (30 April 2020). "GNOME 3.37.1 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Debian -- Details of package eog-plugins in bullseye". Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  4. ^ https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/eog/-/blob/master/NEWS#L4717
  5. ^ "[gthumb-list] gThumb 3.1.1 released". Retrieved 2 May 2020.

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