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Preview Alternatives for Linux

Preview is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Okular, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Preview and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Preview are nomacs, XnView MP, Evince and ImageMagick.

Preview alternatives are mainly Image Viewers but may also be PDF Readers or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Preview.
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  1. Okular icon

    Okular

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    101 alternatives to Okular 

    Multi-platform, fast and packed with features, Okular allows you to read PDF documents, comics and EPub books, browse images, visualize Markdown documents, and much more.

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    1.  PDF annotationOkular support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  LightweightOkular consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Dark ModeOkular supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Text to SpeechOkular allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Fill PDF FormsOkular supports forms in PDF files.
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    nomacs

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD
    63 alternatives to nomacs 

    nomacs is a free, open source image viewer, which supports multiple platforms. You can use it for viewing all common image formats including RAW and psd images.

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    1.  Lightweightnomacs consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Portablenomacs can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsnomacs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Dark Modenomacs supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  3. XnView MP icon

    XnView MP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    123 alternatives to XnView MP 

    XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.

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    1.  Batch EditingXnView MP allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    2.  PortableXnView MP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Batch Rename FilesXnView MP supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
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    Some users think XnView MP is a great alternative to Preview, some don't.
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    Evince

    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    107 alternatives to Evince 

    Evince (or GNOME Document Viewer) is a document viewer for multiple document formats: PDF, Postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, XPS, SyncTex support with gedit, comics books (cbr,cbz,cb7 and cbt) and others. See Supported Document Formats for details.

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    1.  LightweightEvince consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PDF annotationEvince support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  PortableEvince can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Evince vs Preview opinions
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    It only can read PDFs. Preview can reorder as well as add/delete pages among other things.

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    Evince has very little of the functionality of Preview. It doesn't do well with PDF forms, and it doesn't have any of the drawing tools. It doesn't handle common image formats such as jpg, png at all.

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    No editing tools or support for common image formats like png, and jpg.

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    ImageMagick

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Xfce
    66 alternatives to ImageMagick 

    ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (about 100) including GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, TIFF, and DPX.

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    qView

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    80 alternatives to qView 

    qView is a Qt-based image viewer designed to be practical and minimal, available for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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    1.  LightweightqView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableqView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Ad-freeqView doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    qimgv

    • Windows
    • Linux
    91 alternatives to qimgv 

    Qt5 image viewer with optional video support. Contribute to easymodo/qimgv development by creating an account on GitHub.

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    Gwenview

    • Linux
    • KDE
    72 alternatives to Gwenview 

    Gwenview is an image viewer for KDE. It can load and save all image formats supported by KDE, but Gwenview can also browse GIMP files (*.xcf). Gwenview does not try to replace your favorite image editor, so it only features the most simple image manipulations: rotation and...

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    1.  PortableGwenview can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightGwenview consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Qoppa PDF Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    181 alternatives to Qoppa PDF Studio 

    Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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    1.  Sign PDF filesQoppa PDF Studio support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    2.  Dark ModeQoppa PDF Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  PDF annotationQoppa PDF Studio support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    4.  Text to SpeechQoppa PDF Studio allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Fill PDF FormsQoppa PDF Studio supports forms in PDF files.
    7.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    gThumb

    • Linux
    • GNOME
    106 alternatives to gThumb 

    gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. It also includes an importer tool for transferring photos from cameras.

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