Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the supported file formats?

    Viewnior does not itself read/decode different file formats. Instead it's relying on GDK-PixBuf to load image files. Please refer to the documentation for your current version of GDK-PixBuf to find out which file formats are supported. Support for additional file formats may be available on your system through extra loader modules (see question below).

  • Does Viewnior support WebP / AVIF / BMP?

    Please refer to the question above.

    You can find additional information here:

  • What do I need to compile Viewnior?

    Viewnior depends on GTK+ 2 and Exiv2. Viewnior 1.7 uses the Meson Build system.

  • Is Viewnior available for Windows/MacOSX?

    At this time no. Viewnior is tested under GNU/Linux only.

  • I have an idea/suggestion. How can I share it with you?

    You can file an issue on GitHub.

  • How can I translate Viewnior?

    You can send me a Pull Request on GitHub.

  • Where is “Set As Wallpaper”?

    “Set As Wallpaper” is enabled by default since version 1.7

    In older versions it is an optional feature (disabled by default), which can be enabled by running ./configure –enable-wallpaper. Note that before Viewnior 1.2, this works only under GNOME environment.