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GPicView about to go fullscreen
GPicView about to go fullscreen
Developer LXDE Team (洪任諭 or Hong Jen Yee, aka PCMan)
Latest version 0.2.4 (from 23 October, 2013)
Genre Picture Viewer
License GNU General Public License, LGPL

GPicView is the standard picture viewer of LXDE. GPicView features lightning fast startup and an intuitive interface.


  • Extremely lightweight and fast with low memory usage
  • Very suitable for default image viewer of desktop system
  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • Minimal lib dependency: Only pure GTK+ is used
  • Desktop independent: Doesn't require any specific desktop environment
  • Open source, licensed under GNU GPL


  • How to set GPicView to default image viewer:
xdg-mime default gpicview.desktop `grep 'MimeType=' /usr/share/applications/gpicview.desktop | sed -e 's/.*=//' -e 's/;/ /g'`

Note: xdg-utils is needed here. It's a tool released by Portland project of Most modern Linux distros have this tool installed by default.

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