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 (Free, Open Source), XnView MP (Free Personal), Evince (Free, Open Source) and ImageMagick (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 15, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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.
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    3. 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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      Some users think XnView MP is a great alternative to Preview, some don't.
    4. 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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      It only can read PDFs. Preview can reorder as well as add/delete pages among other things.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      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.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      No editing tools or support for common image formats like png, and jpg.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    5. 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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    6. PDF Viewer (aka pdf.js) is a new revolutionary extension using web standard technologies that allows you to display within Mozilla Firefox almost all PDF files found on the web without a plugin. Also available for...
    7. qView is a Qt-based image viewer designed to be practical and minimal.
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    8. gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. Features Image Viewer * View single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, XPM. * View EXIF data attached to JPEG images.
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    9. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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    10. Simple image viewer written in qt. Supports webm playback.
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