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How To Install nomacs Image Viewer In Ubuntu

This post is about how to install nomacs image viewer in Ubuntu

nomacs is a free, open source image viewer, which supports multiple platforms. You can use it for viewing all common image formats including RAW and psd images.

nomacs features semi-transparent widgets that display additional information such as thumbnails, metadata or histogram. It is able to browse images in zip or MS Office files which can be extracted to a directory. Metadata stored with the image can be displayed and you can add notes to images. A thumbnail preview of the current folder is included as well as a file explorer panel which allows switching between folders.

In addition to, nomacs includes image manipulation methods for adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, gamma, exposure. It has a pseudo color function which allows creating false color images. A unique feature of nomacs is the synchronization of multiple instances. With this feature you can easily compare images by zooming and/or panning at the exactly same position or even by overlaying them with different opacity.

nomacs supported formats

You can use nomacs for viewing all common image formats

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nomacs supports the following image formats:

2- PNG
3- BMP
4- RAW
5- GIF
6- ICO

Install nomacs on Ubuntu

Just follow the steps below to install nomacs

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • By default, nomacs package is available on Ubuntu base repository, so install it with the following command:
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sudo apt install -y nomacs
  • Also to verify that nomacs installed successfully by checking the version of nomacs:
nomacs --version
  • Launch nomacs app with the command below:
  • nomacs willbe launched as shown below in the screenshot
  • Also you can search on nomacs in the system search bar to launch it as follows:


That’s it

In this tutorial, we illustrated how to install nomacs the image viewer on Ubuntu systems



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