Image Viewer and Browser for X11

Ximaging is a free, open source image viewer for FreeBSD, Linux and other Unix like platforms running X11. The application can be run in viewer or browser mode. The viewer displays full size images and provides zooming, panning, rotation and other useful functions. The browser searches a directory for known image file types and displays them as tiles.

Additionally both modes provide file management routines. A custom tool may be specified for opening selected files in another application for editing.

The user interface is built upon X/Motif and may be customized with X resources. If desired the application may be built with CDE/ToolTalk support.

The source code may be modified and distributed under the terms of the MIT license.


Browser and viewer running under CDE. Click for full size.

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Latest release: ximaging-1.3-src.tar.xz (updated Aug 8, 2018)

Development snapshot: ximaging-current-src.tar.xz (updated Nov 24, 2018)

Tested at least on FreeBSD and some GNU/Linux. See the README file for build instructions.


A HTML formatted manpage is available here: ximaging(1)

Other Releases

Earlier releases of XImaging are available on SourceForge. Visit the XImaging project page here:

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