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       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...]


           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.

           Start with overlay visible.

           Start fullscreen.

           List open files to stdout at exit.

       -n <path|index>
           Start with the given path, or index selected.

           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.

           Disable looping of input paths.


       Commands can be entered by pressing :. imv supports the following commands:

           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 the currently selected image.

           Toggle fullscreen.

           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.

           Recenter the selected image.

           Reset the view, centering the image and using the current scaling mode to rescale it.

           If an animated gif is currently being displayed, load the next frame.

           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.

           Path of currently selected image.

           Name of the current scaling mode.

           1 if a new image is loading, 0 otherwise.

           Index of current image, from 1-N.

           Total number of files.

           Width of the current image.

           Height of the current image.

           Scaling of current image in percent.

           Number of seconds each image is shown for.

           How long the current image has been shown for.


       imv is written and maintained by Harry Jeffery <> with contributions
       from other developers.

       Full source code and other information can be found at



                                            05/07/2018                                    IMVR(1)