feh is an X11 image viewer aimed mostly at console users. Unlike most other viewers, it does not have a fancy GUI, but simply displays images. It is controlled via commandline arguments and configurable key/mouse actions.


  • Various operation modes:
    • Slideshow: Show all files in or below a directory, change slides with your keyboard or automatically after a delay
    • Thumbnail: List files as clickable thumbnails
    • List: ls-like output with image dimensions etc.
    • Multiwindow: Open all images at once
  • optional HTTP/FTP support via libcurl
  • Can be used as wallpapersetter, supports rxvt transparency
  • Filelist support
  • Lots of configurable keyboard shortcuts. Perfectly usable without mouse
  • Custom actions (shell commands), e.g. for sorting images



feh is available in Ubuntu universe repositoy, install it via Ubuntu Software Center or:

sudo apt-get install feh

The default version might be old, download the latest source code: http://feh.finalrewind.org/