Image Viewer
Developer(s)The GNOME Project
Stable release
41.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 18 September 2021; 13 months ago (18 September 2021)
Preview release
41.beta[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 14 August 2021; 14 months ago (14 August 2021)
Written inC (GTK)
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeImage viewer

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

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. ^ "eog 41.0".
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Debian -- Details of package eog-plugins in bullseye". Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  4. ^ "NEWS · master · GNOME / Eye of GNOME · GitLab".