||General Commands Manual
ximaging - raster graphics browser/viewer.
ximaging [options] [directory|file]
XImaging is a graphics image browser and viewer for Unix operating systems
In addition to standard X toolkit options, following can be specified on the
- Open a browser rather than a viewer window when the application is
launched without a file/directory argument.
- Pin newly opened window so it won't be reused.
- Launch in the background and wait for IPC requests. (first instance in a
session launches as a server by default).
- Don't write anything to stdout.
- Directory containing images to browse.
- Single image file name to be displayed.
- The Browser window displays miniature previews of images contained within
a directory. The navigation bar displays the current location and may be
used to input a desired path directly.
- Items displayed in the view area can be selected and manipulated using
either keyboard or mouse. MB1 click selects an item. The selection may be
extended to another item by holding the Shift key, while clicking another
item using MB1. Selection state of a single item may be toggled by
clicking on it using MB1, while holding down the Control key. MB2 behaves
the same way as MB1, except that it displays a popup menu with commonly
used functions. Double- clicking an image with MB1 opens the file in the
Viewer. Double-clicking the file name with MB1 posts the Rename dialog.
Double-clicking an image, or pressing enter when the view area is focused,
will display the selected file in a Viewer window.
- Navigation keys may be used to move the focus rectangle among the items.
Pressing the Space key toggles the selection state of the focused
item. Holding theShift key while moving the selection rectangle
extends the selection. The Tab key may be used to switch keyboard
focus between the view and the navigation bar.
- The Viewer window is used to display single images, and provides
functionality to zoom in and out, rotate, flip the image, and display
multi-page images. Note that transformations applied to the image within
the viewer are only temporary, since XImaging doesn't provide destructive
image editing capabilities. The image, if larger than the view, may be
panned either by holding MB1 pressed and dragging the image, or by pushing
one of the direction keys on the keyboard.
- Window Management
- By default the last active browser or viewer window is reused when
IXImaging receives a file/directory open request, but every window can be
configured to stay within its current state by choosing Pin Window
from its View menu. The initial value for this setting may also be
specified as X resource (see RESOURCES) or using the -pin
command line switch.
JPEG Image (jpg, jpeg, jpe, jif, jfif, jfi)
- browse Boolean
- Open a browser window rather than a viewer window when the application is
launched without a file/directory argument. Default is False.
- confirmFileRemoval Boolean
- Ask before deleting files. Default is True.
- downsamplingFilter Boolean
- Apply filtering when down-sampling (zooming out) images in the viewer
window. Results in better image quality if enabled, but is computationally
intensive, especially on large images. The default value is True.
NOTE: This option is only supported on true color visuals.
- editCommand String
- A command to be invoked when the Edit item is chosen from the
File menu. The list of currently selected files will be appended to
the end of the command string specified.
- fastPanning Boolean
- If set to True, up/down-sampling filter in the viewer will be temporarily
disabled when the image is being panned using the mouse. Only effective if
downsamplingFilter and/or upsamplingFilter resources are set
to True. Default value is False.
- keyPanAmount Integer
- Amount of pixels by which the image in the Viewer is moved per key
- largeCursors Boolean
- Use large cursors. Default is False.
- largeToolbarIcons Boolean
- Use large icons in toolbar buttons. Default is False. See also:
- lockRotation Boolean
- Keep rotation settings across images. Default is False.
- pinWindow Boolean
- Pin newly opened windows by default so that it won't be reused. Default is
- quiet Boolean
- Don't write anything to stdout. Default is False.
- refreshInterval Integer
- Time interval in seconds at which XImaging checks for file and directory
content changes. Default is 4 seconds.
- tileAspectRatio Integer:Integer
- Aspect ratio of preview tiles in browser window. Default is 4:3.
- tileSize small|medium|large
- Default size of preview tiles in browser window. Must be either
"small", "medium", or "large". NOTE:
Actual pixel values for these mnemonics are obtained from
tileSizeList and tileAspectRatio resources.
- tileSizeList Integer, Integer, Integer
- Comma separated list of three (small, medium, large) tile size values in
pixels. The final size is calculated using the aspect ratio specified with
the tileAspectRatio resource.
- upsamplingFilter Boolean
- Apply filtering when up-sampling (zooming in) images in the viewer window.
Results in a smooth transition between zoomed-in pixels. Default value is
False. NOTE: This option is only supported on true color
- viewerToolbar Boolean
- If set to True, a toolbar containing some of the most frequently
used commands will be shown in the viewer window. The default value is
- visualProgress Boolean
- Display the image in the viewer window as it is being loaded. Default is
- zoomFit Boolean
- Shrink the image to fit the viewer window. Default is True.
- zoomIncrement <1.1 - 4.0>
- Specifies the increment value for the zoom-in/out function. Must be in the
1.1 - 4.0 range. Default is 1.6.
MS-Windows Bitmap (bmp) - BMP V3+, uncompressed only
PC-Paintbrush V5 (pcx)
Portable Network Graphics (png)
Silicon Graphics Image (sgi, rgb, rgba, int, inta, bw)
Sun Microsystems Raster Image (ras, sun)
Tagged Image File (tif, tiff)
Truevision (tga, tpic)
X/CDE Bitmap (xbm, bm)
X/CDE Pixmap (xpm, pm) - XMP3 only
XImaging was written and is maintained by firstname.lastname@example.org
XImaging doesn't provide file format conversion features. There are tools -
e.g., ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org) designed for this purpose.