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Is there an image viewer which allows the user to scroll the zoomed image using mouse wheel?

It's a crucial functionality, which I miss in EOG, gThumb etc...

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Uri: yes it does. What I am looking for is scrolling. – mreq Dec 10 '12 at 20:55
Nice. However, I need to be able to move around using two-finger scrolling (which is ~ mousewheel). – mreq Dec 10 '12 at 20:59
In gimp you can click on the magnifier (or hit Z) then press Ctrl and scroll to zoom. – Seth Dec 11 '12 at 17:29

Unfortunately, it seems difficult to configure most image viewing software like gthumb, shotwell, or eog to do this. There doesn't seem to be any hidden options available in dconf-editor or gsettings after investigation.

There are two possibilities, however:

  1. The first is Pinta, which is available in the repositories and supports scrolling a zoomed image well. It supports using the mouse scroll wheel to scroll vertically, and you can also click to scroll horizontally.

    enter image description here

  2. The second is to use firefox in conjunction with the image zoom 0.4.6 addon, and then you can zoom into the picture and indeed scroll it. Firefox supports most image formats, and you can just right click and open an image in Firefox or open it like this:

    firefox /home/mike/Pictures/IMG_1207.JPG

    which will then be displayed in the browser at the local address of


    Firefox can be used like a file manager for local or network files and most images formats like jpg, tif, gif, png can be opened.

    As you can see in the screenshot below, there are settings for the scroll zoom when you go to firefox > addons > image zoom > preferences. Scrolling using both the middle mouse wheel or the two fingers mode on the touchpad works as well.

    As noted in the description for the addon, you can use it to:

    easily zoom in, zoom out, fit image to screen or set custom zoom on individual images...All this can be done by using the context menu or a combination of mouse buttons and scroll wheel.

    Just open the image in firefox, zoom it up and then you are able to scroll it; it is about the best way of achieving what you want at the minute and I use it regularly.

    enter image description here

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+1 Nice! This might work nice for 1 picture. However, I am usually browsing many of them (reading a scanned book, with 2 pages per 1 image). I'll let this open in case someone finds an EOG-like viewer with mousewheel scrolling. – mreq Dec 11 '12 at 20:05

I haven't found a program which lets you scroll an image after clicking the mouse wheel button.

But Faststone Image Viewer lets you zoom to actual size by holding the mouse button, and while holding it you can scroll around easily with the mouse. When the button is released the image goes back to default. You can switch from actual size and default size with key commands A and B.

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