scriptable frame buffer, and ascii art image viewer


FIM is a highly customizable scriptable image viewer targeted at the users who are comfortable with software like the Vim text editor or the Mutt mail user agent. FIM aims to be a "swiss army knife" for viewing images. Its code derives from the "Fbi" framebuffer image viewer by Gerd Hoffmann. FIM is multidevice: it has X support via the SDL library and ascii art output via the aalib library.

It supports image description files, file search and filtering using regular expressions on filenames and descriptions, caption display, customizable status line, EXIF tags display, EXIF-based image rotation, recursive directory traversal, reading from stdin, and can e.g. jump between two images remembering scale and position.

It can speed up loading by image caching and speed up scaling with mipmaps. It offers GNU readline command line autocompletion and history, completely customizable key bindings, external/internal (if-while based) scriptability (through return codes, standard input/output, and commands given at invocation time, an initialization file, Vim-like autocommands), and much more.

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