Eye of GNOME (Image Viewer)
Developer(s)The GNOME Project
Stable release
44.3[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 1 July 2023; 10 months ago (1 July 2023)
Written inC (GTK)
Operating systemUnix-like
SuccessorGNOME Loupe
TypeImage viewer

Eye of GNOME is the former default image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, where it had also been known as Image Viewer. It has been superseded by Loupe in GNOME 45.[2] There is also another official image viewer for GNOME called gThumb that has more advanced features like image organizing and image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

Eye of GNOME supports the following file formats:

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


Eye of GNOME does not support DirectDraw Surface (.dds) or JPEG 2000

See also


  1. ^ "LATEST-IS-44.3". 1 July 2023. Retrieved 11 July 2023.
  2. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (17 August 2023). "GNOME 45 Core Apps Update". Michael Catanzaro's Blog. Retrieved 19 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Debian -- Details of package eog-plugins in bullseye". Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  4. ^ "NEWS · master · GNOME / Eye of GNOME · GitLab".