Install Mirage 1.0 image viewer in Ubuntu 14.04

Add the lightweight image viewer Mirage to your Ubuntu 14.04 system

Mirage 1.0 is a lightweight image viewer that supports PGN, JPG, SVG, XPM, GIF, BMP and TIFF file formats. It lets you cycle through multiple images, and it offers slideshow and full screen options as well.

You can rotate, zoom, flip, crop or resize images. Mirage also lets you save, delete or rename your files. It offers command line access and even has a configurable interface.

Here's how you can install Mirage in Ubuntu 14.04.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vexo/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mirage

3. You can remove Mirage with this command:

sudo apt-get remove mirage

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A review of Mirage by LinuxInsider
LinuxInsider reviewed Mirage and seemed to be quite impressed with what it had to offer users who need a lightweight image viewer.

Jack M. Germain reports for LinuxInsider:

Mirage draws its slim design and nice performance from PyGTK, a set of Python wrappers for the GTK+ graphical user interface library. It supports the most common graphic file formats. These include: png, jpg, svg, xpm, gif, bmp and tiff. Its ability to handle both raster and vector graphics makes it very useful.

Since its focus is on file viewing and not file controlling, Mirage starts with a clean slate. The app opens to an empty view, nuless you configure it to open the last location. Much like a file manager application, the Mirage interface has a two-pane display. The image contents of a selected folder appears as thumbnails on the adjustable width left pane. The selected image fills the full viewing space in the other pane.

Mirage does what it is designed to do very well. It falls perhaps at midpoint on the functionality and usefulness scales. A little bit more craftiness by its developers can turn this image viewer into an indispensable image tool. I found that the more I use it, the more I return to it.

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