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       gifview - displays GIF images and animations on the X window system


       gifview [--display display] [options] [filenames and frames]...


       gifview  displays  GIF  image  files  on  workstations  and terminals running the X Window
       System.  gifview understands multi-image GIFs, which can be displayed either as slideshows
       or as animations.


       gifview  windows  recognize  several keystrokes and button commands. Many of them are only
       useful for multi-image GIFs.

       Space or n  Go to the next frame.

       b or p      Go to the previous frame.

       r or <      Go to the first frame.

       >           Go to the last frame.

       ESC         Stop the animation.

       s or a      Toggle between animation and slideshow mode.

       u           Toggle between normal and unoptimized mode.

       Backspace   Delete this window.

       q           Quit gifview.

       Left-clicking on a window goes to the next frame; right-clicking on a window deletes  that


       gifview's command line consists of GIF input files and options.  Most options start with a
       dash (-) or plus (+); frame selections, a kind of option, start with a  number  sign  (#).
       Anything else is a GIF input file.

       gifview  displays  one window for each GIF input file you specify. If no GIF input file is
       given, or you give the special filename `-', it reads from the standard input.


       --animate, -a
            Animate multi-image GIFs by default.  Normally,  multi-image  GIFs  first  appear  in
            slideshow  mode.  You  can always use the `a' keystroke to toggle between modes. This
            option has a converse, `--no-animate' or `+a'.

       --unoptimize, -U
            Display multi-image GIFs as ``unoptimized'', which shows a faithful representation of
            what  a  user  will  see  at  each  frame of an animation. See gifsicle(1) for a more
            detailed description of unoptimization. This option has a converse, `--no-unoptimize'
            or `+U'.  GIFs are always displayed unoptimized in animation mode.

       -d display
       --display display
            Sets the X display to display.  This option must come before any GIF files.

       --name name
            Sets the application name under which resources are found, rather than the default of
            "gifview". Since gifview itself does not use the resource database,  this  is  mostly
            useful for communication with your window manager.

       --geometry geometry
            Set  the size and position of gifview's windows. This is a standard X option. At most
            one --geometry option can be given per window (that is, per input GIF file).

       --title title
            Sets the gifview window's title. The default is "gifview",  followed  by  information
            about the currently displayed file and frame.

       -w window
       --window window
            Display the next GIF input in an existing X window, instead of making a new top-level
            window. This way, you can use gifview to  display  animated  GIFs  in  a  window  you
            created  with another program. The window argument should be an integer (gifview will
            use that window ID) or `root' (gifview will use the root window).

       --new-window window
            Display the next GIF input in a new child of an existing X window. This child  window
            will  disappear when gifview exits. The window argument should be an integer (gifview
            will use that window ID) or `root' (gifview will use the root window).

       --install-colormap, -i
            Use a private colormap for each window (if you are using a PseudoColor display). This
            avoids  polluting  the  existing  colormap,  and  may  produce better results if your
            colormap is full, but causes annoying colormap flashing.

       --background color
       --bg color
            Set the background color, which is used for transparent pixels.

       --no-interactive, +e
            Don't pay attention to mouse buttons or keystrokes.

            Print usage information and exit.

            Print the version number and some quickie warranty information and exit.

   Frame Selections
       A frame selection tells gifview which frame to initially display from  the  current  input
       file. They are useful only for animations, as non-animated GIFs only have one frame. Frame
       selections can only be displayed in slideshow mode.

       #num         Select frame num. (The first frame is `#0'.  Negative numbers count backwards
                    from the last frame, which is `#-1'.)
       #name        Select the frame named name.

       If you give two or more frame selections, you will get one window per frame selection.




       Please email suggestions, additions, patches and bugs to


       Eddie Kohler,
       The gifsicle home page.