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XnView Alternatives for Linux

XnView is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is XnView MP. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try nomacs or qView. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to XnView and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to XnView are Shotwell, Gwenview, gThumb and qimgv.

XnView alternatives are mainly Image Viewers but may also be Photo Managers or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XnView.
This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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  1. XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.

    XnView MP vs XnView opinions
    Almost everyone thinks XnView MP is a great alternative to XnView.

    One word! Just fantastic tool with all the features that you need!

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  2. 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.

    Almost everyone thinks nomacs is a great alternative to XnView.

  3. qView

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  4. Shotwell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.

  5. Gwenview

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE

    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).

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

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

  8. PhotoQt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PhotoQt is a simple, yet powerful and good looking image viewer, written in Qt, published as open-source, and completely free.

  9. QuickViewer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    QuickViewer is a graphic image viewer for comfortable browsing of many images.


    The latest version (1.1.8) was released in December 2019.

  10. Eye of GNOME

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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