Eye of Gnome is the default image viewer on RHEL 8 based systems like RockyLinux 8, CentOS 8, and AlmaLinux 8, so it is most likely already installed on your system. However, if it is not installed on your previous CentOS versions, you can easily install it from the main software repository. This image viewer is integrated with GTK+, which is similar to GNOME, and supports multiple image formats, meaning you can view a single image or a collection of images in a single window.
In this article, we will explore the use of the Eyes of Gnome image viewer on your CentOS 8 system.
Linux GNOME Image Viewer
The Eye of Gnome image viewer provides the following features when we look at images on CentOS 8.
Launch Eye of Gnome on your system. To do this, click on the “Software” icon.
Now, you will switch to the Installed tab on the following displayed window:
Now, scroll down to the window. Here, you will see the Eye of Gnome under the system applications of CentOS 8.
You can launch this image viewer application by clicking on the ‘Launch’ button as follows:
You can quickly launch it from the terminal. Type the following command on the terminal:
Using the terminal, you can check the default installed version of Eye of Gnome as follows:
$ eog --version
How to use Eye of Gnome?
Eye of Gnome offers good GUI for viewing and editing images. First, open an image by clicking on ‘Open’ button which is available in the right side menu on the image viewer as follows:
Now, you will choose an image and open it as follows:
The following window will appear on the system where you can view zoom in and zoom out of an image. The ‘+’ sign is used for zoom in and ‘-sign is used to zoom out purpose.
Moreover, The Eye of Gnome allows users to view images properties, full screen slideshow and you can also set an image as wallpaper.
It also supports camera tags that automatically rotate images in the right orientation either, landscape or portrait.
The Eye of Gnome provides good features for image viewing. I hope you enjoyed this article and now are able to use this image viewer on any Linux distribution.