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       gifview - displays GIF images and animations on the X window system


       gifview [--display display] [options] [filenames and frames]...


       gifview  displays GIF image files on workstations and terminals running
       the X Window System.  gifview understands multi-image GIFs,  which  can
       be displayed either as slideshows or as animations.


       gifview  windows recognize several keystrokes and button commands. Many
       of them are only useful for multi-image GIFs.

       Space or n  Go to the next frame.

       b or p      Go to the previous frame.

       r or <      Go to the first frame.

       >           Go to the last frame.

       ESC         Stop the animation.

       s or a      Toggle between animation and slideshow mode.

       u           Toggle between normal and unoptimized mode.

       Backspace   Delete this window.

       q           Quit gifview.

       Left-clicking on a window goes to the next frame; right-clicking  on  a
       window deletes that window.


       gifview’s  command  line consists of GIF input files and options.  Most
       options start with a dash (-) or plus (+); frame selections, a kind  of
       option,  start  with  a  number  sign (#). Anything else is a GIF input

       gifview displays one window for each GIF input file you specify. If  no
       GIF input file is given, or you give the special filename ‘-’, it reads
       from the standard input.


       --animate, -a
            Animate multi-image GIFs by default.  Normally,  multi-image  GIFs
            first  appear  in  slideshow  mode.  You  can  always  use the ‘a’
            keystroke to toggle between modes. This  option  has  a  converse,
            ‘--no-animate’ or ‘+a’.

       --unoptimize, -U
            Display   multi-image  GIFs  as  ‘‘unoptimized’’,  which  shows  a
            faithful representation of what a user will see at each  frame  of
            an  animation.  See gifsicle(1) for a more detailed description of
            unoptimization. This option has a converse,  ‘--no-unoptimize’  or
            ‘+U’.  GIFs are always displayed unoptimized in animation mode.

       -d display
       --display display
            Sets  the  X display to display.  This option must come before any
            GIF files.

       --name name
            Sets the application name under which resources are found,  rather
            than  the  default of "gifview". Since gifview itself does not use
            the resource database, this is  mostly  useful  for  communication
            with your window manager.

       --geometry geometry
            Set the size and position of gifview’s windows. This is a standard
            X option. At most one --geometry option can be  given  per  window
            (that is, per input GIF file).

       --title title
            Sets  the  gifview  window’s  title.  The  default  is  "gifview",
            followed by information about the  currently  displayed  file  and

       -w window
       --window window
            Display  the  next  GIF  input in an existing X window, instead of
            making a new top-level window. This way, you can  use  gifview  to
            display  animated  GIFs  in  a  window  you  created  with another
            program. The window argument should be an  integer  (gifview  will
            use  that window ID) or ‘root’ (gifview will use the root window).

       --new-window window
            Display the next GIF input in a new child of an existing X window.
            This  child  window  will disappear when gifview exits. The window
            argument should be an integer (gifview will use that window ID) or
            ‘root’ (gifview will use the root window).

       --install-colormap, -i
            Use  a  private  colormap  for  each  window  (if  you are using a
            PseudoColor display). This avoids polluting the existing colormap,
            and  may  produce  better  results  if  your colormap is full, but
            causes annoying colormap flashing.

       --background color
       --bg color
            Set the background color, which is used for transparent pixels.

       --no-interactive, +e
            Don’t pay attention to mouse buttons or keystrokes.

            Print usage information and exit.

            Print the version number and some quickie warranty information and

   Frame Selections
       A  frame  selection tells gifview which frame to initially display from
       the current input file. They are useful only for  animations,  as  non-
       animated  GIFs  only  have  one  frame.  Frame  selections  can only be
       displayed in slideshow mode.

       #num         Select frame num. (The  first  frame  is  ‘#0’.   Negative
                    numbers  count  backwards  from  the  last frame, which is
       #name        Select the frame named name.

       If you give two or more frame selections, you will get one  window  per
       frame selection.




       Please    email   suggestions,   additions,   patches   and   bugs   to


       Eddie Kohler,
       The gifsicle home page.