Install ‘Nomacs 1’ (image viewer) on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 11.10 etc

‘Nomacs’ is an image viewer (with basic image editing support) that runs on GNU/Linux, Windows & Mac OS X. It has a beautiful interface, supports image slideshows, runs in multiple instances, has a built in image color manipulator, reads RAW images, lets you save images into other formats etc.

Few days ago, after one and a half year of development, it has now reached the first ‘stable’ release (‘Nomacs 1’). This update, when comparing with the previous releases, has brought a lot of features.

For example, now it has a ‘print preview’ window, main window now supports changing the transparency & ‘frameless’ display, batch compute image thumbnails for faster loading times, image color manipulator, ability to set images as wallpapers (only for Windows), a new ‘advanced preferences’ window that lets you adjust a lot of individual settings etc.


Now I won’t go through its other features, as I have already mentioned about them in my previous post about ‘Nomacs’. Nevertheless, with it, you can crop, resize (with the ability to change the resizing algorithm, which is pretty useful), rotate, enable/disable anti-aliasing (another new feature & one that has a big effect on the image quality), image finder, synchronizing over networks, change how much RAM is preserved for it, displays ‘exif’ data etc.



If interested, you can install ‘Nomacs 1’ on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 11.10 & 11.04 thanks to its PPA. For that, as usual, open your Terminal and enter the below commands.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:nomacs/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nomacs

When everything finishes, you should be able to open it by searching on the ‘Dash’.

‘Nomacs’ also has built in packages for other GNU/Linux users. For instructions on installing it on those distributions (plus Windows and Mac OS X packages), please visit this ‘Nomacs’ home page.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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