feh – a fast and light image viewer

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.

It is released under a variant of the MIT license. For anything feh-related, you're welcome to join #feh on irc.oftc.net.

feh v2.28


feh-2.28.tar.bz2 (signature)

  • Decrease loading time for RAW images by utilizing dcraw to display the embedded JPEG preview (patch by @ulteq)
  • Rename --magick-timeout to --conversion-timeout. --magick-timeout is now deprecated and will be removed in a future release
  • Fix unintened aliasing in rotated images whose rotation is not a multiple of 90 degrees (patch by @ulteq)
  • New option: --on-last-slide=hold|quit|resume. hold will cause feh to stop advancing beyond the last slide (patch by @ulteq), quit replaces --cycle-once (which is now deprecated), and resume is the default (continue at the first image)

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The feh manual explains the various operation modes and options in detail.
You might also be interested in the Changelog.
There is a growing list of examples and screenshots.


Download the source code of the latest release here: feh v2.28 (signature). Or check out the latest development version: feh git.

feh is also shipped by many Linux/BSD distributions, including Arch Linux, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Ubuntu.

Building from source

You can easily compile feh from source, e.g. to try out the latest changes in the git repository. All you need is GNU make, a C compiler (gcc/clang) and some libraries.

Example for Debian:

First, install the dependencies:
apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev libx11-dev libxt-dev libimlib2-dev libxinerama-dev libjpeg-progs

Then, either get the latest tarball:
wget http://feh.finalrewind.org/feh-2.28.tar.bz2
tar -xjf feh-2.28.tar.bz2
cd feh-2.28

or check out the git version:
git clone git://git.finalrewind.org/feh || git clone git://github.com/derf/feh.git
cd feh

Now, compile and install feh:
sudo make install


Please report bugs, feature requests or any other source code related stuff on the GitHub issue tracker. You can also poke derf0 on #feh (irc.oftc.net) or send a mail to derf+feh at finalrewind dot org, though GitHub issues are preferred.

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