image viewer which supports auto-refresn and partial images?
Does anyone know of any image viewers packaged in debian which have the
(1) Supports PNG files (even better would be EXR files, but that's
probably pretty rare)
(2) Happily displays partially-written files, without screaming on stderr
(3) Has an "auto-update" function, where it watches the file modification
type and re-reads the file when it changes
(4) Has good-quality dithering (error diffusion or whatever) for
Of those I've tried:
"qiv": (1), (3), and (4), but not (2)
"eog": (1), (2), and (4), but not (3)
"display" (imagemagick): (1) and (3), but not (2) or (4)
"exrdisplay" (openexr): (1) and (2), but not (3) or (4)
Any other suggestions...?
eog seems generally to produce the best-quality output (and has that nifty
scroll-wheel zoom function), so if it has a hidden "watch file" option,
that's what I'd choose.... (OTOH qiv has much nicer keybindings...)
[This is so I can get some sort of progress view on a raytracer, which
only slowly produces its output image, without having to deal with
writing X color allocation code myself... sigh...]
`Life is a boundless sea of bitterness'