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imv is a free and open-source simple image viewer for X11/Wayland. It can used for providing a desktop background for tiling window managers like i3.


USE flags

USE flags for media-gfx/imv Minimal image viewer designed for tiling window manager users

X Add support for X11
freeimage Use media-libs/freeimage for additional image support
gif Add GIF image support
heif Enable support for ISO/IEC 23008-12:2017 HEIF/HEIC image format
icu Enable ICU (Internationalization Components for Unicode) support, using dev-libs/icu
jpeg Add JPEG image support
png Add support for libpng (PNG images)
svg Add support for SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
test Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)
tiff Add support for the TIFF image format
wayland Enable dev-libs/wayland backend


Install media-gfx/imv:

root #emerge --ask media-gfx/imv

See also

  • Feh — an open-source image viewer that is mainly aimed at command-line users.