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Latest version: QIV 2.3.1 - 20.12.2013

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by the original QIV author Adam Kopacz (adam.k@klografx.de)

Quick Image Viewer
for Linux, Solaris(SunOS), FreeBSD and HP-UX
... is a very small and pretty fast gdk/Imlib image viewer.

Requires: gdk-2.0 and Imlib2. Policy: GNU GPL
  • moving & zooming image in fullscreen mode.
  • setting image as x11 background (centered,tiled,stretched..) with user settable background color
  • fullscreen viewing with a great statusbar
  • external "qiv-command" program support
  • screensaver mode
  • brightness/contrast/gamma correction
  • real transparency
  • maxpect (zoom to screen size while preserving aspect ratio)
  • scale_down (scale down to big images to fit screen size)
  • slideshow (with random order if you want)
  • filename filer
  • flip horizontal/vertical, rotate left/right
  • delete function (move to .qiv-trash/)
  • jump to image number x, jump forward/backward x images
  • exif autorotation
  • browse mode when launching from file manager

General options:
    --autorotate, -l       Autorotate JPEGs according to EXIF rotation tag
    --bg_color, -o x       Set root background color to x
    --brightness, -b x     Set brightness to x (-32..32)
    --browse, -B           Useful when launching from a file manager
    --center, -e           Disable window centering
    --contrast, -c x       Set contrast to x (-32..32)
    --display x            Open qiv window on display x
    --do_grab, -a          Grab the pointer in windowed mode
    --disable_grab, -G     Disable pointer/kbd grab in fullscreen mode
    --file, -F x           Read file names from text file x
    --fixed_width, -w x    Window with fixed width x
    --fixed_zoom, -W x     Window with fixed zoom factor (percentage x)
    --fullscreen, -f       Use fullscreen window on start-up
    --gamma, -g x          Set gamma to x (-32..32)
    --help, -h             This help screen
    --ignore_path_sort, -P Sort filenames by the name only
    --readonly, -R         Disable the deletion feature
    --maxpect, -m          Zoom to screen size and preserve aspect ratio
    --merged_case_sort, -M Sort filenames with AaBbCc... alpha order
    --no_filter, -n        Do not filter images by extension
    --no_statusbar, -i     Disable statusbar
    --statusbar, -I        Enable statusbar
    --numeric_sort, -N     Sort filenames with numbers intuitively
    --recursivedir, -u     Recursively include all files
    --root, -x             Set centered desktop background and exit
    --root_t, -y           Set tiled desktop background and exit
    --root_s, -z           Set stretched desktop background and exit
    --scale_down, -t       Shrink image(s) larger than the screen to fit
    --transparency, -p     Enable transparency for transparent images
    --version, -v          Print version information and exit
    --watch, -T            Reload the image if it has changed on disk

Slideshow options:
    --slide, -s            Start slideshow immediately
    --random, -r           Random order
    --shuffle, -S          Shuffled order
    --delay, -d x          Wait x seconds between images [default=3]
    --cycle, -C            do not cycle after last image

    space/left mouse/wheel down      next picture
    backspace/right mouse/wheel up   previous picture
    PgDn                             5 pictures forward
    PgUp                             5 pictures backward
    q/ESC/middle mouse               exit

    0-9                  Run 'qiv-command  '
    ?/F1                 show keys (in fullscreen mode)
    F11/F12              in/decrease slideshow delay (1 second)
    a/A                  copy current image to .qiv-select
    d/D/del              move picture to .qiv-trash
    u                    undelete the previously trashed image
    +/=                  zoom in (10%)
    -                    zoom out (10%)
    e                    center mode on/off
    f                    fullscreen mode on/off
    m                    scale to screen size on/off
    t                    scale down on/off
    s                    slide show on/off
    p                    transparency on/off
    r                    random order on/off
    b                    - brightness
    B                    + brightness
    c                    - contrast
    C                    + contrast
    g                    - gamma
    G                    + gamma
    arrow keys                 move image (in fullscreen mode)
    arrow keys+Shift           move image faster (in fullscreen mode)
    NumPad-arrow keys+NumLock  move image faster (in fullscreen mode)
    h                    flip horizontal
    v                    flip vertical
    k                    rotate right
    l                    rotate left
    jtx          jump to image number x
    jfx          jump forward x images
    jbx          jump backward x images
    enter/return         reset zoom and color settings
    i                    statusbar on/off
    I                    iconify window
    w                    watch file on/off
    x                    center image on background
    y                    tile image on background
    z                    stretch image on background