How to install Mirage on Ubuntu 20.04 – A Image Viewer for Linux

Mirage is a fast and simple GTK+ image viewer because it depends only on PyGTK. If you want a decent image viewer along with the ability to access it via command line, a fullscreen mode, slideshow mode, basic editing tools to resize/crop/rotate/flip, and a configurable interface Mirage would be the simplest option.

Mirage is perfect for those users who wish to keep their computers lean while still having a clean image viewer.

With the help of this application you can scale images to the width of the window, and lets you scroll through a collection of images using your keyboard. It even runs slideshows. Mirage lets you resize and crop images, rename an image file, take screenshots, and even generate 150-pixel-wide thumbnails of the images in a folder.

Key Features of Mirage

  • Supports png, jpg, svg, xpm, gif, bmp, tiff, and others
  • Basic image manipulation tools
  • Thumbnail pane for quick navigation
  • Customizable interface even it is a basic UI
  • Rotating, zooming, flipping, resizing, cropping
  • Custom actions
  • Configurable interface
  • Cycling through multiple images (with preloading)
  • Slideshow and fullscreen modes
  • Saving, deleting, renaming
  • Command-line access
  • Available in many languages

For the source, you can refer the GitHub page.

Installing Mirage from Ubuntu apt repository

Mirage is included in Ubuntu 20.04. Follow the step by step guide to install the application.

Step #1

Type the following command to update the apt sources.

$ sudo apt update

Step #2

Now execute this command to install the Mirage package.

$ sudo apt install mirage

With the help of && you can write both the commands in a single line. Something like this:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install mirage

At this step, you have successfully installed Mirage on Ubuntu 20.04 system.

Starting Mirage

Mirage can be launched from the command line by typing mirage or In the Activities search bar type “Mirage” and click on the icon.

Mirage User Interface:

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How to Uninstall Mirage from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall Mirage, type the following command.

$ sudo apt remove mirage


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install Mirage on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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