GPicView video of the standard picture viewer of LXDE

This video by maces presents GPicView the standard picture viewer developed by the LXDE team.

Installation in Debian, Ubuntu and other distributions:

pacman -Sy gpicview


  • Extremely lightweight and fast with low memory usage
  • Very suitable for default image viewer of desktop system
  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • Minimal lib dependency: Only pure GTK+ is used
  • Desktop independent: Doesn’t require any specific desktop environment
  • Open source, licensed under GNU GPL


Developed by 洪任諭 (Hong Jen Yee,aka PCMan) Copyright © 2007, Released under GNU general public license.


  • How to set gpicview to default image viewer? Use following command line:

xdg-mime default gpicview.desktop `grep ‘MimeType=’ /usr/share/applications/gpicview.desktop | sed -e ‘s/.*=//’ -e ‘s/;/ /g’`

NOTE: xdg-utils is needed here. It’s a tool released by Portland project of Most modern Linux distros have this tool installed by default.


Maces Blogpost with German Video:
GPicView auf Sourceforge:…
GPicView in the LXDE Wiki:

2 responses to “GPicView video of the standard picture viewer of LXDE”

  1. Hi

    A small mistake: “pacman -Sy gpicview” is for Archlinux. For Debian it would be “apt-get install gpicview”


  2. There is no option to open GPicView maximized.
    Another thing – only white backgound 🙁