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mage - image viewer

mage is a simple image viewer. It should be very straightforward how it works (thanks to Imlib2) and comes with useful configurable features.

Wait for version 1.0


  • libX11
  • libImlib2
  • fontconfig (status bar)


Edit to match your local setup (mage is installed into the /usr/local namespace by default).

Afterwards enter the following command to build and install mage (if necessary as root):

make clean install

Running mage


mage [file]

See the manpage for further options.


  • custom (thumbnail) mode that has different layouts (e.g. grid)
  • Top status bar
  • Merge everything into mage.c and order functions alphabetically
  • remove most of the function on cmd.c. They deserve a patch rather than to be in mainline