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Eye of GNOME
is the official image viewer
An image viewer or image browser is a computer program that can display stored graphical image; it can often handle various graphics file formats...
for the GNOME
GNOME is a desktop environment and graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system. It is composed entirely of free and open source software...
desktop environment. Unlike some other image viewers, Eye of GNOME 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 supports the following file formats:
The ANI file format is a graphics file format used for animated mouse cursors on the Microsoft Windows operating system.The format is based on the Microsoft RIFF file format, which is used as a container for storing the individual frames of the animation.- File structure :Animated cursors contain...
- BMP – Windows Bitmap
- Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
The ICO file format is an image file format for computer icons in Microsoft Windows. ICO files contain one or more small images at multiple sizes and color depths, such that they may be scaled appropriately...
– Windows Icon
In computing, JPEG . The degree of compression can be adjusted, allowing a selectable tradeoff between storage size and image quality. JPEG typically achieves 10:1 compression with little perceptible loss in image quality....
– Joint Photographic Experts Group
PCX is an image file format developed by the now-defunct ZSoft Corporation of Marietta, Georgia. It was the native file format for PC Paintbrush and became one of the first widely accepted DOS imaging standards, although it has since been succeeded by more sophisticated image formats, such as GIF,...
– PC Paintbrush
- Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
The phrase Netpbm format commonly refers to any or all of the members of a set of closely related graphics formats used and defined by the Netpbm project....
– Portable Anymap from the PPM Toolkit
- RAS – Sun
SunOS is a version of the Unix operating system developed by Sun Microsystems for their workstation and server computer systems. The SunOS name is usually only used to refer to versions 1.0 to 4.1.4 of SunOS...
- Scalable Vector Graphics
Scalable Vector Graphics is a family of specifications of an XML-based file format for describing two-dimensional vector graphics, both static and dynamic . The SVG specification is an open standard that has been under development by the World Wide Web Consortium since 1999.SVG images and their...
Truevision TGA, often referred to as TARGA, is a raster graphics file format created by Truevision Inc. . It was the native format of TARGA and VISTA boards, which were the first graphic cards for IBM-compatible PCs to support Highcolor/truecolor display...
- Tagged Image File Format
TIFF is a file format for storing images, popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry, and both amateur and professional photographers in general. As of 2009, it is under the control of Adobe Systems...
- Wireless Application Protocol Bitmap Format
Wireless Application Protocol Bitmap Format is a monochrome graphics file format optimized for mobile computing devices....
- X BitMap (XBM)
- X PixMap (XPM)
Eye of GNOME also supports the viewing of the EXIF
Exchangeable image file format is a standard that specifies the formats for images, sound, and ancillary tags used by digital cameras , scanners and other systems handling image and sound files recorded by digital cameras...
/XMP metadata associated with an image.
Eye of GNOME was criticized for its lack of GIF animation playback; however, this functionality was included in version 2.29.1.
Also, it used to render SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as a rasterized bitmap by default. This bitmap then gets manipulated when scaling the image, resulting in pixelation when zooming in. However, this is fixed since version 2.31.1.