Provided by: imv_3.0.0-1_amd64
imv - Image viewer for X11 and Wayland
imv is an image viewer for X11 and Wayland, aimed at users of tiling window managers. It supports a wide variety of image file formats, including animated gif files. imv will automatically reload the current image, if it is changed on disk. In Debian the executable and the associated manpages were renamed from imv to imvr because of a name clash.
imvr [options] [paths...]
-h Show help message and quit. -b <background> Set the background colour. Can either be a 6-digit hexadecimal colour code or checks to show a chequered background. -d Start with overlay visible. -f Start fullscreen. -l List open files to stdout at exit. -n <path|index> Start with the given path, or index selected. -r Load directories recursively. -s <none|shrink|full> Set scaling mode to use. none will show each image at its actual size. shrink will scale down the image to fit inside the window. full will both scale up and scale down the image to fit perfectly inside the window. Defaults to full. -t <slideshow_duration> Start in slideshow mode, with each image shown for the given number of seconds. -u <linear|nearest_neighbour> Set upscaling method used by imv. -x Disable looping of input paths.
Commands can be entered by pressing :. imv supports the following commands: quit Quit imv. pan <x> <y> Pan the view by the given amounts. select_rel <offset> Select a different image. 1 is the next one, -1 is the previous. select_abs <index> Select an image by index. 1 is the first image, 2 the second, etc. The last image can be indexed as -1, the second last as -2. zoom <amount|actual> Zoom into the image by the given amount. Negative values zoom out. actual resets the zoom to 100%, showing the image at its actual size. open [-r] <paths ...> Add the given paths to the list of open images. If the -r option is specified, do so recursively. Shell expansions may be used. close Close the currently selected image. fullscreen Toggle fullscreen. overlay Toggle the overlay. exec <command> Execute a shell command. imv provides various environment variables to the command executed. These are documented in the Environment Variables section. center Recenter the selected image. reset Reset the view, centering the image and using the current scaling mode to rescale it. next_frame If an animated gif is currently being displayed, load the next frame. toggle_playing Toggle playback of the current image if it is an animated gif. scaling_mode <none|shrink|full> Set the current scaling mode. slideshow_duration <amount> Change the slideshow duration by the given amount in seconds.
The path to a config file can be given via the $imv_config environment variable. If not found, imv will search for it in the following locations: · $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/imv/config (recommended) · $HOME/.config/imv/config · $HOME/.imv_config · $HOME/.imv/config · /usr/local/etc/imv_config · /etc/imv_config A default config file is shipped with imv into /etc/imv_config For documentation on the config file format, see imvr(5).
When imv executes a shell command, it provides a number of environment variables, exposing imv’s state. These environment variables are also available when customising the window’s title, or the overlay text. $imv_current_file Path of currently selected image. $imv_scaling_mode Name of the current scaling mode. $imv_loading 1 if a new image is loading, 0 otherwise. $imv_current_index Index of current image, from 1-N. $imv_file_count Total number of files. $imv_width Width of the current image. $imv_height Height of the current image. $imv_scale Scaling of current image in percent. $imv_slideshow_duration Number of seconds each image is shown for. $imv_slideshow_elapsed How long the current image has been shown for.
imv is written and maintained by Harry Jeffery <firstname.lastname@example.org> with contributions from other developers. Full source code and other information can be found at https://github.com/eXeC64/imv.