IIViewer is an application for X, and optionally for the Linux framebuffer device. It allows you to display pictures in a directory as thumbnail images. Selected images can then be displayed at full size. It reads BMP, GIF, and JPEG images (even without additional libraries), but it is also able to use libjpeg, libtiff, and libpng.
Linux developers need more cooperation with experts
When You look at Linux, I have the impression, it's been only developed by simple hackers like we find them here on freshmeat.
I have already noticed that developing an OS needs cooperation with experts in other disciplines. Especially graphics designers should get to know how the development works on our beloved OS and should be encouraged to send their creations to developer, which mostly make only "dummy-pictures" (which look ugly) but work.
When a newbie takes a look at our window-managers, he is scared away by his first impression. And the first impression is important! (Yes, even Gnome and KDE with all their themes are still ugly, in my opinion. And this is the only reason why simple people, who just want to use the computer for fun don't like it.)
Now it comes out that more and more simple things are unstructred. Unix has got a fixed structure, but Linux is NOT Unix, we can change it. You can make many things more intuitive, so newbies like the OS more. The best way to do that is dialog with experts on a certain topic, before designing wrong architectures.
(Sorry for getting a bit off-topic here, but the problems are somehow related.)
KDE ist the best!
I have installed it everywhere! At work, at home (Intel,Sparc; Linux, FreeBSD,Solaris) now I feel really good and finally I can work properly. I simply love it and I am happy about the wide support.
My favourite application is konqueror.
And to you guys, here, quit whinning about the blockheads who are against KDE. I noticed that most of them only tried some 0.9-beta stuff. And... shhh... don't tell them that it's good now. It will be our secret... Hehehehe...