How to use Eye of Gnome Image Viewer in Debian 10

Eye of Gnome or Image Viewer is a standard image / image viewer for Debian. It is available in most versions of Debian by default. It integrates with the GTK + GNOME interface and supports many image formats for viewing individual images or images in a collection. Eye of GNOME also allows us to view images in full screen slideshows or set the image as your desktop wallpaper. It reads camera tags to automatically rotate your images in the correct portrait or landscape orientation.

If it is not on your system or you deleted it by mistake, this article is here for your help. In this article, we will explain how to install this utility on Debian using the Debian command line terminal. We will also explain how you can use it to view images in Debian, as well as how you can set it as the default application for opening / viewing photos.

We ran the commands and procedures mentioned in this article on the Debian 10 Buster system.

Set Gnome Eye

As a Gnome application, Eye of Gnome is easily accessible through the Debian Stable Main repository. It can be easily installed via the command line using the apt-get command.

Open the Terminal application by pressing the Super key (Windows) to access the Application Launcher, and then, after searching for the terminal, do the following:

The next step is to update the repository index of your system with the following command:

$ sudo apt-get update

Refresh Package Lists

This will help you install the latest available software version from the Internet. Please note that only an authorized user can add, remove and configure software in Debian.

Now you are ready to install Image Viewer; You can do this by running the following command as sudo:

$ sudo apt-get install eog

Install EOG

The system may ask you to enter a password for sudo, as well as provide the Y / n option to continue the installation. Type Y, then press Enter; software will be installed on your system. However, the process may take some time depending on the speed of your internet.

You can check the version number of the application, and also make sure that it is actually installed on your system with the following command:

Check EOG Version

Launching and Using Eye of Gnome

You can launch the Eye of Gnome application by entering the keywords “image viewer” in the search bar of the Application Launcher, as shown below:

Image viewer

You can also use the following command in Terminal to launch the application:

$ eog &

Here’s what the image viewer interface looks like when there is no open image:

EOG Image Viewer

You can use the settings menu as shown above to open the image while viewing it.

As mentioned earlier, Eye of Gnome is the default image viewer for Debian. Therefore, whenever you open an image, it opens in the image viewer / EOG. If it is not set as the default viewer, you can right-click the image and select “Open with another application”, and then select “View images” from the list of applications.

Open with Image Viewer

You can also set Image Viewer as the default photo viewer through the Settings utility. The easiest way to do this is to find the “default applications” in the Application Launcher as follows:

Default apps

When you open the specified result record, it will open the Settings utility in the Details> Default Applications view as follows:

Set EOG to view default images

In the “Photos” drop-down list, select “View Images” and it will now be used as the default photo viewer.

It was all about installing and using Eye of Gnome. With this easy, safe and easily accessible image viewer, you don’t need to look for anything.

How to use Eye of Gnome Image Viewer in Debian 10