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Hello Linux Geeksters. Nomacs is an open-source image viewer, working on Linux and Mac OS X, under the GNU General Public Licence v3. Nomacs is lightweight and fast and has support for all the popular image formats, like JPEG, PNG, GIF, ICO, BMP and RAW.
The latest version available is Nomacs 2.4, coming with the below changes:
- Batch processing (you can try it by clicking Tools > Batch Processing)
- Image tabs (open multiple images within different tabs)
- Thumbnail preview improved (copy/paste delete/rename is now supported)
- Zoom panel improved (you can now chose a specific zoom level)
- Olympus RAW added
- Convert to grayscale added (thanks to shreelock)
- Faster directory loading (especially if you have many images in a folder)
- Gesture improvements
- Saving of images from archives (e.g. zip, docx) is now supported
- File sorting improved (Unix-based systems only)
- Stability improvements
In this article I will show you how to install Nomacs 2.4 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Nomacs 2.4 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa, update the local repository index and install the nomacs package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nomacs/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nomacs
Optional, to remove nomacs, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove nomacs