eye of MATE is described as 'eom or the Eye of MATE is a simple graphics viewer for the MATE desktop which uses the gdk-pixbuf library. It can deal with large images, and can zoom and scroll with constant memory usage. Its goals are simplicity and standards compliance. Eye of MATE is a fork of Eye of GNOME' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to eye of MATE for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Xfce, Mac and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is IrfanView. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try nomacs or JPEGView. Other great apps like eye of MATE are QuickLook (Free, Open Source), qView (Free, Open Source), Gwenview (Free, Open Source) and Eye of GNOME (Free, Open Source).
nomacs is a small, fast image viewer able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible.
Background : One of the few features I missed from Mac OS X is Quick Look. It allows user peek into a file content in a lightening speed by just pressing the Space key. Windows, on the other hand, does not has this handy feature ... until now.
Eye of GNOME is the official image viewer for the GNOME Desktop environment. With it, you can view single image files, as well as large image collections. The Eye of GNOME supports a variety of image file formats.
The Ristretto Image Viewer is an application that can be used to view, and scroll through images. It can be used to run a slideshow of images, open images with other applications like an image-editor or configure an image as the desktop wallpaper.