XIMAGING(1) General Commands Manual XIMAGING(1)

ximaging - raster graphics browser/viewer.

ximaging [options] [directory|file]

XImaging is a graphics image browser and viewer for Unix operating systems running X11.

In addition to standard X toolkit options, following can be specified on the command line:

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 pop-up 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.
By default the last active browser or viewer window is reused when XImaging receives a file/directory open request, but every window can be configured to stay within its current state by choosing Pin This from its Window menu. The initial value for this setting may also be specified as X resource (see RESOURCES) or using the -pin command line switch.

Open a browser window rather than a viewer window when the application is launched without a file/directory argument. Default is False.
Ask before deleting files. Default is True.
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.
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.
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.
Amount of pixels by which the image in the Viewer is moved per key press.
Use large cursors. Default is False.
Use large icons in toolbar buttons. Default is False. See also: viewerToolbar resource.
Keep rotation settings across images. Default is False.
Pin newly opened windows by default so that it won't be reused. Default is False.
Don't write anything to stdout. Default is False.
Time interval in seconds at which XImaging checks for file and directory content changes. Default is 4 seconds.
Display sub-directories in a separate pane in the browser window. Default is True.
Display files whose names are starting with a dot. Default is True.
Aspect ratio of preview tiles in browser window. Default is 4:3.
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.
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.
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 visuals.
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 False.
Display the image in the viewer window as it is being loaded. Default is True.
Shrink the image to fit the viewer window. Default is True.
Specifies the increment value for the zoom-in/out function. Must be in the 1.1 - 4.0 range. Default is 1.6.

JPEG Image (jpg, jpeg, jpe, jif, jfif, jfi)
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 alx@fastestcode.org

XImaging doesn't provide file format conversion features. There are tools - e.g., ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org) designed for this purpose.