How To Install Eye of GNOME on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Eye of GNOME on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Eye of GNOME on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Eye of GNOME is the default image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment within Linux. It integrates with the GIMP ToolKit (GTK) look and feel of GNOME and supports various image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TIFF, and many more for viewing single images or images in a collection.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Eye of GNOME image viewer on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Eye of GNOME on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Eye of GNOME on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Eye of GNOME from the Ubuntu APT repository

By default, Eye of GNOME is available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install Eye of GNOME to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install eog
  • Install Eye of GNOME using Snap.

If Snapd package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd

To install Eye of GNOME, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install eog

Step 3. Accessing Eye of GNOME on Ubuntu Linux.

Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Eye of GNOME or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:


Install Eye of GNOME on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Eye of GNOME. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Eye of GNOME on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GNOME website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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