Tiv Terminal Image Viewer

Tiv is a free and open source terminal image viewer application for Linux. Using tiv, you can view your system images in a terminal using RGB ANSI codes and unicode block graphic characters. It comes with good image resolution support and it maps 4×8 pixel cells to unicode characters. It is written in C++ and released under Apache License 2.0.

Tiv Terminal Image Viewer

How to Install Tiv Terminal Image Viewer on Ubuntu

To install the latest Tiv on your Ubuntu Linux system, run below commands one by one on your terminal app. Open the terminal app using ctrl+alt+t keys or via the Show Apps from the Ubuntu dock, then run,

sudo apt install imagemagick
git clone https://github.com/stefanhaustein/TerminalImageViewer.git
cd TerminalImageViewer/src/main/cpp
make
sudo make install

After the installation run below command to view tiv usage details.

tiv

You can view your system image in your terminal like below command. below command will open the rose.jpg image from my Home directory. Just replace rose.jpg with your system image file path.

tiv rose.jpg
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