Are there any image viewers which will auto reload the view when the image file is written to?
I normally use debian variations of linux however appreciate all answers related to any "Unix & Linux" environments.
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The old Gnome image viewer Eye of Gnome seems to automatically reload the image when it is edit in a program such as Gimp. There is also a reload plugin so to you can use a button to reload the image:
Works in version 3.8.2
feh can reload a file on a periodic timer.
An example of the command:
feh --reload 0.1 picture.png.
It reloads without being the active window, which is really nice.
To make it look "hacker" use
Solution found in http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=255652.
If you're on OSX, Xee3 automatically reloads on file changes.
https://gitlab.com/dknof/siv does what you want.
Here's how I built it:
$ sudo apt-get install clang libgtkmm-3.0-dev ccache ...output omitted... $ mkdir ~/src; cd ~/src $ git clone https://gitlab.com/dknof/siv.git ...output omitted... $ cd siv/src $ make
And here's how I use it:
$ pwd ~/src/siv/src $ ./siv ~/docs/my_image.png
Then, whenever I write to
~/docs/my_image.png, siv automatically re-loads the image immediately.
I got this answer from here: https://askubuntu.com/a/783622/177787
On MS Windows, JPEGView does auto-refresh of images (useful for instance with PlantUML). Download here: https://github.com/sylikc/jpegview or with PortableApps.