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App Of The Week: ViewNior – Lightweight Image Viewer

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ViewNior is a lightweight image viewer that was designed with “simple and fast” as it’s mantra – and boy does it live up to it!

I’m kicking off my new ‘App Of The Week’ series with it because it’s just so wonderfully simple and yet a bit of a hidden gem! It can do everything the current Ubuntu default image viewer can but faster!

Features: –

  • Speed – ViewNior launches blazingly fast when viewing an image.
  • Editing – You can crop images from within ViewNior.
  • Easy-to-use – It’s layout is unobtrusive allowing easy use.
  • Set the image as your wallpaper from within ViewNior.
  • Displays animated images


The current version of ViewNior is 0.7. You can get it from the offical PPA: –



Setting it as your default image viewer is a snap. Right clickany image and go to preferences. From there choose the ‘Opens With’ tab and select ViewNior.