‘Limoo’ is a Minimalist Image Viewer for Ubuntu (14.04 LTS etc) & Other Distributions

‘Limoo’ is an open-source, QT 5 (user interface designer) based image viewer for GNU/Linux users who have a thing for minimalist & a bit fancy looking applications. It is however, is merely an image viewer and is not an image manager, like Shotwell.

It lets you browse through folders (with thumbnails/previews) & you can set images as the desktop background (worked perfectly in ‘Unity’), Cut/Copy/Rename/Delete/Rotate, set an image as the background (cover) of the application window, view simple details (Size, Dimensions & the Name) and open an image with a different application.

Any changes that you make (deleting an image or a folder in your file-manager, for instance) gets instantly updated on the application window. As mentioned in the beginning, it is very minimal and does not contain a menu, and all the above features are only shown when you right-click on an image (right-clicking again re-hides them), though the ‘Configure’ buttons allows a few customizations.



A different menu is shown if you right-click on an empty space, by using which you can create a folder (an actual folder on the currently opened location), paste images into it & open the location in your file-manager as well.

It is also consumes a reasonable amount of RAM when running & hung-up (most of the time) while trying to ‘update’ the screen accordingly after I made a few changes through the file-manager. But it is a fresh application and these bugs hopefully will be addressed in the future releases (Update: According to the author, this is now fixed).


There are pre-build packages for Ubuntu (I tested it only on 14.04 LTS) and an installer (GUI) is provided for other distributions. If interested, please visit this page for downloading it.

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.

4 thoughts on “‘Limoo’ is a Minimalist Image Viewer for Ubuntu (14.04 LTS etc) & Other Distributions”

  1. I tried Limoo and plan to keep it because the full screen thumbnail page is a great way to look at large photo collections. (I have 46,000 photos that I refer to regularly.) But it is very minimal and I use Nomacs and the GIMP around for more detailed work on graphics.


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