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Pix - an image viewer and browser utility


Pix is part of the X-Apps project, which aims at producing cross-distribution and cross-desktop software.

Pix is an image browser:

  • Browse your hard disk showing you thumbnails of image files.
  • Thumbnails are saved in the same database used by Nautilus so you don't waste disk space.
  • Automatically update the content of a folder.
  • Copy, move, delete images and folders.
  • Bookmarks of folders and catalogs.

Pix is an image viewer:

  • View single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TGA, ICO, XPM.
  • Optional support for RAW and HDR (high dynamic range) images.
  • View EXIF data attached to JPEG images.
  • View in fullscreen mode.
  • View images rotated, flipped, mirrored.

Pix is an image organizer:

  • Add comments to images.
  • Organize images in catalogs, catalogs in libraries.
  • Print images and comments.
  • Search for images on you hard disk and save the result as a catalog.
  • Search criteria remain attached to the catalog so you can update it when you want.

Pix is an image editor:

  • Change image hue, saturation, lightness, contrast and adjust colors.
  • Scale and rotate images.
  • Save images in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, TGA.
  • Crop images.
  • Red-eye removal tool.

Pix is an advanced tool:

  • Import images from a digital camera.
  • Slide Shows.
  • Set an image as Desktop background.
  • Create index image.
  • Rename images in series.
  • Convert image format.
  • Change images date and time.
  • JPEG lossless transformations.
  • Find duplicated images.

This program is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL). You can find a copy of the license in the file COPYING.


  • This package may be available through your system's package manager. This is the recommended method of installation.

  • The latest unstable version is available for Linux Mint and LMDE in the releases section.

  • See INSTALL for instructions for building from source.

    If dcraw is present (and is in your executable search path), Pix can view full RAW photos.


Pix has a plug-in system for extensions. Some standard features are implemented as extensions and are supplied with the standard distribution. Users may write (and share) additional extensions.


Pix is based on gThumb 3.2.8. Many thanks to the original developers and to all the people who contributed to gThumb.