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Ristretto Image Viewer


The Ristretto Image Viewer is an application that can be used to view, and scroll through images. It can be used to run a slideshow of images, open images with other applications like an image-editor or configure an image as the desktop wallpaper.

The image types supported by Ristretto are those supported by the gdk-pixbuf library. This library itself supports a number of basic image types (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, etc.), but then relies on optional libraries to extend the range of supported image types. This means that you will have to install these libraries yourself to extend the range of image types supported by Ristretto. Examples: libwmf, libopenraw, libavif, libheif, libjxl, librsvg, webp-pixbuf-loader.

The following describes how you can use Ristretto, and how you can configure it to your preferences.

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Latest Release

  • ristretto 0.13.1 released (2023/05/13 17:55)
    ristretto 0.13.1 is now available for download from
    What is ristretto?
    Ristretto is an image-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment.
    Release notes for 0.13.1
    - I18n: Update po/LINGUAS list
    - I18n: Update po/LINGUAS list
    - Force g_file_query_info if magic_file returns
    - build: Use m4_defined min versions and cleanup
    - Replace XDT_CHECK_LIBX11 and guard x11 code paths
    - build: Use XDT_VERSION_INIT and get rid of configure.ac.in
    - build: Switch from intltool to gettext
    - viewer: Paint background icon at window scale
    - Translation Updates:
      Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian,
      Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish,
      Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), English (United
      Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew,
      Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese,
      Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan (post
      1500), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian,
      Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish,
      Ukrainian, Uyghur

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