How to use Eye of Gnome Image Viewer on Rocky Linux 8, CentOS 8 and AlmaLinux 8

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.

Software installer

Now, you will switch to the Installed tab on the following displayed window:

Installed tab

Now, scroll down to the window. Here, you will see the Eye of Gnome under the system applications of CentOS 8.

System applications

You can launch this image viewer application by clicking on the ‘Launch’ button as follows:

Eye of Gnome

You can quickly launch it from the terminal. Type the following command on the terminal:

$ eog


Using the terminal, you can check the default installed version of Eye of Gnome as follows:

$ eog --version

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:

Image Viewer

Now, you will choose an image and open it as follows:

Open image file in Viewer

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.

Scale image

Moreover, The Eye of Gnome allows users to view images properties, full screen slideshow and you can also set an image as wallpaper.

Image properties like size, type etc

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.