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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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  • CompuPic
    (commercial) An interactive multimedia file manager and manipulation program. CompuPic allows you to efficiently view, manage, catalog, and convert over 30 graphics formats. hot
  • Cornice
    A cross-platform image viewer written in Python + wxPython + PIL. Features thumbnails, image preview, bookmarks, zooming, and a slideshow. Read more hot
  • GQview
    GQview is an image viewer, that makes navigation of images easy. Images can be viewed full screen, and a slide show function allows automatic changing of the displayed image. GQview is an image manager, with complete copy, move, rename, and delete functions available at the press of a button. Find the right image with the search feature. Image collectors can free up space with a function that finds duplicate images. hot
  • gThumb
    gThumb is an image viewer, browser, organizer and editor. Features include: Vieing single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, XPM. Read more hot
  • Gwenview
    Gwenview is an image viewer for KDE. Gwenview can load and save all image formats supported by KDE, but Gwenview can also browse GIMP files (*.xcf) thanks to the included QXCFI component developed by Lignum Computing. It correctly displays images with alpha channel, using the traditionnal checker board as a background to reveal transparency. Read more hot
  • ImageMagick
    ImageMagick is a free software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and combined, and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated. Read more hot
  • imgv
    imgv includes many standard and unique features such as a file/directory browser, slideshows, zooming, rotating, detailed image information, on-the-fly Exif viewing, gamma correction, histograms, fullscreen support, wallpaper setting, the ability to view 4 images on the screen at once (and slideshow them), adjustable thumbnail sizes, image playlists, view/download images from websites, mpeg movie playing, file searching/filtering, multiple-directory and sub-directory loading, a customizable interface, transitional effects, image hiding with password protection, the ability to launch images into an external editor, command line options, keyboard shortcuts and much more. Read more hot
  • a3b
    a3b is a viewer for ASCII art and ANSI art files. It features printing, exporting to png, zooming, autoscrolling, configurable foreground and background colors, a file browser, and the ability to use 80x50, 80x25, and amiga fonts.
  • Advanced Photo
    Advanced Photo is a small Qt-based image viewing tool. It can open a wide variety of image formats.
  • ATV
    Use ATV (Another Targa Viewer) for a quick way to display 8, 24 and 32 bit TGA files in X-window. Written in C and Xlib.
  • aview
    aview is an high quality ascii-art image(pnm) browser and animation(fli/flc) player usefull especially with lynx browser.
  • Axv
    An image (pre)viewer for X distributed under the GPL.
  • Bagel View
    Bagel View is a lightweight image viewer for looking at PPM, PBM, and PGM images in both RAW and ASCII format.
  • Berry
    Berry is a modern and new image viewer which is focusing on User interface. Berry is trying to provide an easy to use and touch screen compatible user interface.
  • bpgviewer
    bpgviewer is a simple BPG Image viewer.
  • bView
    bView is a simple image viewer written in C. It uses GtkImageViewer to display images. BView also uses libexif and GTK+.
  • cacaview
    cacaview is an ASCII image viewer for the terminal with support for all the popular image formats like JPG, PNG, GIF or BMP.
  • cam
    cam is a command for viewing images.
  • Carina
    Carina is a viewer for various 3D formats, specifically web based systems like VRML. It is writen for Linux systems using the QT library from Trolltech and uses OpenGL and Java.
  • CGMViewer
    CGMViewer is an interactive viewer for binary Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) files. CGM files are a vector file format. The vector file format allows for the images to be scaled without loss of quality. The CGMViewer uses the Fruity framework for 2D rendering.
  • CVLView
    CVLView is a viewer for arbitrary data that is stored in PFS files. It is based on Qt, OpenGL, and CVL.
  • Danpei
    Danpei is a Gtk+ based Image Viewer. You can look through your image files in Thumbnail form, and can rename,cut and paste them easily (like in Windows Explorer).
  • DjVuLibre
    DjVuLibre includes a standalone viewer, a browser plug-in (for Mozilla, Firefox, Konqueror, Netscape, Galeon, and Opera), and command line tools (decoders, encoders, utilities). DjVuLibre works under Unix with X11.
  • DXFscope
    DXFscope is a viewer for DXF drawings. The DXF format is the common language of CAD applications. DXFscope tries to be light and fast. It has no strange library dependencies.
  • Ephoto
    Ephoto is an image viewer and editor written using the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL). It focuses on simplicity and ease of use, while taking advantage of the speed and small footprint the EFL provide.
  • EvilEye
    EvilEye is an image browser based on Imlib2, Evas, Ebits, Edb and Efsd libraries. It can display images with an alpha channel very fast (hardware accelerated on some graphics boards)
  • Eye of Gnome
    Eye of Gnome is an image viewing and cataloging program. It can deal with large images, and zoom and scroll while memory usage constant (for GNOME). Read more
  • fbi
    fbi is an image viewer which displays images on linux framebuffer devices. It can read PhotoCDs, jpeg, and ppm natively.
  • fbv
    fbv (FrameBuffer Viewer) is a simple program to view pictures on a linux framebuffer device. In 2000, when fbv was created, there were no other situable programs performing the same task, so the authors decided to follow the rule: 'If you need a tool - write it yourself!'.
  • feh
    feh is a fast, lightweight image viewer which uses imlib2. It is commandline-driven and supports multiple images through slideshows or multiple windows, and montages or index prints.
  • FFView
    FFView is a fast OpenGL-powered picture viewer a la ACDsee (2.x). It is aimed at letting you read manga or other comics onscreen (windowed & fullscreen mode). Features include fast prefetching, smooth panning, voice commands, 2-page mode, the ability to browse pictures inside archives (.rar/.cbr, .zip/.cbz) and sticky per-picture options. It reads EXIF tags and is scriptable.
  • FIM
    FIM aims to be a highly customizable and scriptable image viewer targeted at users who are confortable with software like the Vim text editor or the Mutt mail user agent.
  • fotofix
    FotoFix is a very simple image viewer mostly for managing freshly downloaded photos from your camera.
  • FSLView
    FSLView provides a viewer for 3d and 4d MRI data as well as DTI images. FSLView is able to display ANALYZE and NIFTI files. The viewer supports multiple 2d viewing modes (orthogonal, lightbox or single slices), but also 3d volume rendering.
  • g3dav
    GNU 3D Anaglyphic Viewer: G3dav is a Linux GTK+ application which will allow you to view and rotate 3 Dimensional objects using cheap anaglyphic (red-cyan) glasses. This application is currently in a usable alpha-state
  • G3DViewer
    G3DViewer is a program to display and inspect 3D models. It supports a variety of file types, including 3DMF, 3DS, B3D, COB, DXF, IOB, MD2, NFF, LWO, OBJ, PRJ, and Q3O.
  • Galapix
    Galapix is an image viewer that allows you to directly zoom into large collections of tens of thousand of images from tiny thumbnails down to the images' original size fluently with short load times and no loss of interactivity. It accomplishes this by keeping a tile cache which stores not only thumbnails for one size, but thumbnails of many different sizes.
  • Geeqie Image Viewer
    Geeqie is a lightweight image viewer. It was forked from GQview. The development is focused on features for photo collection maintenance: raw format, EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata, and integration with programs like UFraw, ImageMagick, Gimp, gPhoto, or ExifTool.
  • Geometria
    Geometria is interactive software for creating and solving problems in 3D gemoetry. It provides an attractive graphical interface. Read more
  • Geomview
    Geomview is an interactive 3D viewing program for Unix. It lets you view and manipulate 3D objects: you use the mouse to rotate, translate, zoom in and out, etc. It can be used as a standalone viewer for static objects or as a display engine for other programs which produce dynamically changing geometry. It can display objects described in a variety of file formats. It comes with a wide selection of example objects, and you can create your own objects too. Read more
  • GImageView
    GImageView is a GTK+ based image viewer which supports tabbed browsing, thumbnail table views, directory tree views and drag and drop. It also support movies using the Xine library and MPlayer, and supports images in compressed archive formats.
  • gimmage
    gimmage is written in C++ using gtkmm and borrows some fuctionality from gnomevfs. It is perfect for command line usage as it accepts directories and image filenames as arguments. It has an in-application file browser which enables the user to select and drag images and directories into the image viewing area in order to have them displayed.
  • giv
    giv is a cross platform image and hierarchical vector viewer based. It was designed especially for scientific vision and computational geometry and has support for drawing vector graphics on top of the image.
  • GLiv
    GLiv is an OpenGL image viewer, image loading is done via Gdk-pixbuf bundled with GTK+-2.4, rendering with OpenGL and the graphical user interface uses GTK+ with GtkGLExt.
  • GLsee
    GLsee is a fast image viewer for new NVidia cards. It's tested under Linux with an FX5600 card. The NVidia driver version should be at least 61.06.
  • GnOpenGL3ds
    Gnome OpenGL 3DS is a 3DS file viewer with a Gnome Interface. Needs OpenGL (Mesa) and gtkgl.
  • GpicScan
    GpicScan is a GTK/Gnome program, a crc scanner (primary for JPG's) & a tool for complete your collections of pictures.
  • GPicView
    GPicView is a simple and fast image viewer with low memory usage. It's aimed at replacing the default image viewer of current desktop systems. Fast startup, low memory usage, and a simple user interface make it a good choice for a default viewer. It is extremely lightweight and fast with low memory usage, has a simple and intuitive interface, minimal library dependencies (only GTK+ is used), and doesn't require any specific desktop environment. It was inspired by the Windows XP image viewer and gimmage.
  • GraphicsMagick
    GraphicsMagick is a robust collection of tools and libraries which support reading, writing, and manipulating an image in over 88 major formats including popular formats like TIFF, JPEG, JPEG-2000,PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, SVG, and GIF. A high-quality 2D renderer is included, which provides a subset of SVG capabilities. C, C++, Perl, Java, PHP, Python, ColdFusion, and Ruby are supported. Originally based on ImageMagick, GraphicsMagick focuses on performance, minimizing bugs, and providing stable APIs and ABIs. It runs on all modern variants of Unix, Windows, VMS, and MacOS 9.
  • GRAV
    A graphic-viewer for the Linux console. It supports many popular Graphic-Formats: GIF, PCX, LBM, IFF, PPM, PBM, BMP, PCD, JPG, PNG and others.
  • GTKSee
    GTKSee is a simple image viewer based on GTK+ and running on X Window System. The appearance and interface are similar to popular image viewer ACDSee. It supports SUN Raster, TGA, XWD and OS/2 BMP (2.x.x) images format.
  • ida
    This is a X11 application (Motif based) for viewing images. Some basic editing functions are available too.
  • IIViewer
    IIViewer is an application for X, and optionally for the Linux framebuffer device. It allows you to display pictures in a directory as thumbnails. Selected images can then be displayed at full size. It reads BMP, GIF, and JPEG (even without libraries).
  • imgcurses
    imgcurses is a smart console based image viewer.
  • Imview
    Imview is both an image viewing and an image analysis application that works under Unix/X11 (that includes Linux) and Windows (all versions from win95).A Mac OS/X is also forthcoming.
  • kshow
    An image viewer for KDE. Main features include DnD support, catalog view (different preview sizes), view a whole directory of images at once, have all pictures shown automatically and more.
  • Ksquirrel
    An image viewer for KDE 3.2 with OpenGL support. it is a small, simple, fast viwer with external decoders, filters for filemanager, and flexible external tools.
  • KuickShow
    A very fast image viewer, that lets you easily browse large galleries. A builtin filebrowser and manager is also available.
  • Look at the stars
    Look at the stars is an extended image viewer for Linux that combines the easy use of GQview and features from Photogroup and CompuPic. It supports colored backgrounds, image manipulation, and more.
  • Lumee
    Lumee is an image viewer designed around browsing folders of images.
  • MaPiVi
    MaPiVi is a picture viewer and organizer for UNIX, Mac OS X and Windows written in Perl/Tk. Mapivi is also able to display meta infos of JPEG pictures, like EXIF, comments and IPTC/IIM infos. MaPiVi is a stand alone tool, there is no need for a web server, online access or a database. Read more
  • Mirage
    Mirage is a fast and simple GTK+ image viewer. Because it depends only on PyGTK, Mirage is ideal for users who wish to keep their computers lean while still having a clean image viewer.
  • ncpicview
    ncpicview is a very simple picture viewer for ncurses.
  • NeonView
    NeonView is a minimalist, lightweight image viewer written in C and GTK, completely free and open-source. It supports many image formats, including JPG, PNG, SVG, GIF or TGA (any format supported by gdk_pixbuf)
  • nomacs
    nomacs is a small, fast image viewer which is 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. It allows to compare images and spot the differences (e.g. schemes of architects to show the progress).
  • pho
    pho is a lightweight program for viewing large numbers of images quickly, rotating or deleting some, and making notes about what to do with each image.
  • Photolocker
    A digital photo album that features a presentation mode and hotspots.
  • PhotoQt
    PhotoQt is a simple, yet powerful and good looking image viewer, written in Qt.
  • Phototonic
    Phototonic is an image viewer and organizer, developed on GNU/Linux in C++ and Qt.
  • PikView
    An image viewer which uses the KDE libraries. PikView can read the following image types: png, jpeg, tiff, gif, netpbm (and via the ImageMagick library - eps, pict, dcx, pcx, mif, bmp, viff, pnm).
  • Preview
    Preview is an application that can be used to display images. It is designed to be easy to use and will support all GNUstep features (images design support, pasteboard/services, printint and layout...). It tries to follow the NeXTSTEP spirit.
  • pymfvu
    pymfvu is a WMF/EMF file viewer. It was started to prepare new Windows Metafile and Enchanced Metafile filters for sK1 and Uniconvertor. Most of the Metafile features are covered, but EMF+ isn't implemented yet.
  • Pynorama
    Pynorama is an image viewer which is tailored for viewing comics. It lacks any image editing capabilities.
  • Qt View Pic
    Qt View Pic is a 'full screen' picture viewer. The menu interface hides if the mousepointer leaves the menu.
  • QtVu
    QtVu, pronounced CuteView, is an image viewer for The X Windows system. It is inspired by ACD System's excellent ACDSee.
  • QVV
    An image viewer based on TrollTech's Qt Toolkit! QVV is small, simple & handy. QVV allows you to browse directories with lynx-like interface, view images browse next/prev image while showing image window or in the directory list, multiple image windows and directory browsers can be opened/closed with a single key, panning easy with arrow keys or mouse and few other things as well. QVV is only few hundred lines of source code and handles as much file formats as Qt does -- JPEG (all sorts of jpegs that jpeglib supports), PNG, GIF, XPM and more...
  • qxv
    qxv is a basic image viewer, with an interface as close as possible to the old and unmaintained xv.
  • Ristretto
    Ristretto is a fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment.
  • shim
    shim is a shell based utility to show images of various formats, it needs the SDL and SDL_image libraries. Depending on your SDL_image library it will support the following formats:png, lbm, jpg, tif, gif, pcx, tga, bmp, pnm, xpm, xcf.
  • ShowImg
    ShowImg is a feature-rich image viewer for KDE including an image management system. It is highly configurable and supports numerous image formats.
  • Slide Viewer
    SlideViewer is an automatic picture viewer. Just point SlideViewer at directories containing images, and it displays the images as a slide-show.
  • slideshow+
    slideshow+ will display a series of images and play a series of individually associated sound files. slideshow+ can display any graphic file that Imlib can handle and play any sound file that sox can handle.
    SMPEG is based on a modified version of the Independent JPEG Group's library for JPEG image manipulation and freely available source code for ADPCM audio compression. Based on our initial work, SMJPEG is able to create and display motion JPEG files in a custom open format.
  • spazz
    A small and fast image viewer using the gtk+ widget set and gdk-pixbuf with an aim to be an ACDSee Classic clone of sorts.
  • SVGpage
    SVGpage is a pyGTK application to view and convert to and from vector (SVG) graphics. In addition to SVG files the application is able to open PNG, GIF, JPG (including Exif), BMP and XPM. It can save as SVG, PNG or JPG.
  • sView
    sView is an easy to use, cross-platform solution to view 3D stereoscopic videos and images.
  • sxiv
    sxiv is a simple image viewer for X. It only has the most basic features required for fast image viewing. sxiv is an alternative to feh and qiv. Its only dependencies besides xlib are imlib2 and giflib.
  • timg
    timg is a viewer that uses 24-Bit color capabilities and unicode character blocks to display images in the terminal.
  • Vidigi
    Vidigi is a QT4-based image viewer. It uses QT's built-in image support, so only the major file formats are supported.
  • View Picture
    VP (View Picture) is an SDL-based image viewer for Linux and FreeBSD that supports slideshows, fullscreen, zoom, and arbitrary movement through the image list.
  • Viewnior
    Viewnior is an image viewer with a minimalistic interface that is fast, simple, and light. It supports GIF animations as well as opening only selected files and/or directories. It designed with usability in mind.
  • views
    View Images Exclusive With SDL: a fast and small console to X image viewer that supports following formats: BMP, PNM, XPM, LBM, PCX, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TGA.
  • vrpic
    vrpic is a simple GTK+ based viewer for images in the Radiance pic format. The viewing window has a slider control to change the image exposure; the units are f-stops.
  • wxyzv
    wxyzv is yet another image viewer. Features include: Supports JPEG, PNG, and raw PPM with maxval=255, Provides gamma adjustment, sharpening, and nonlinear smoothing, and makes best effort at displaying corrupted JPEGs and PNGs.
  • XNview
    XNview is a program for viewing and converting your graphics files.It supports 110 file formats (PNG, Jpeg, Targa, Alias, Softimage, Tdi, Gif, Unix bitmap, windows,Iff, Rgb, Sun raster, Fits, Photo CD, Photoshop and more).It offers the possiblity to apply filters (blur, average, emboss...) and effects (lens, waves, ...).Pictures browser, Slide Show, RAW/YUV import, Screen capture, ... Read more
  • xpcd
    xpcd is a X11 program for reading Photo CD's. It reads the overview file with the thumbnails, you can browse all the pictures. You can load them in all available resolutions, either the whole image or a part of it.
  • xv
    xv is an interactive image manipulation program for the X Window System. It can operate on images in the GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PBM, PGM, PPM, XPM, X11 bitmap, Sun Rasterfile, Targa, RLE, RGB, BMP, PCX, FITS, and PM formats on all known types of X displays. It can generate PostScript files, and if you have ghostscript (version 2.6 or above) installed on your machine, it can also display them.
  • xzgv
    xzgv is a picture viewer for X, with a thumbnail-based file selector. It uses GTK+ and Imlib 1.x. Most file formats are supported, and the thumbnails used are compatible with xv, zgv, and the Gimp. xzgv differs from other picture viewers for X in that it uses one window for both the file selector and viewer, it (unlike xv) allows both scrolling and fit-to-window methods of viewing large pictures, and it (unlike xv and some others) doesn't ever mangle the picture's aspect ratio without you telling it to.
  • yet another yuv viewer
    yet another yuv viewer (yay) displays 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:0:0 YUV, and Y-only pictures and sequences (planar Y:U:V format).
  • zgv
    zgv is a picture viewer with a thumbnail-based file selector, for the Linux and FreeBSD console (it uses svgalib). It's pretty featureful, and is a good svgalib-based viewer.
  • Zut!
    A back-end for displaying graphics and animations quickly and effortlessly.

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