There are two packages available for NeonView. You will only need the first one to run NeonView, while the second one contains the source code:

Current Release

NeonView 0.8.1 – Binary (Feb 27, 2013)

NeonView 0.8.1 – Source Tarball (Feb 27, 2013)

Older Releases

NeonView 0.8.0 – Binary

NeonView 0.8.0 – Source Tarball

To compile NeonView, uncompress the source package and issue make && sudo make install inside the directory. You will need GTK+ 3 development libraries, make and gcc (sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-dev build-essential).


  1. Jeff
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM | Permalink

    Hi I downloaded your sources and compiled them on puppy linux, I had about 10 errors gtk related, so I removed the lines from the source code and then it compiled and ran perfect nice Job 🙂 on the bin size 🙂
    The only real options missing fullscreen, and fullscreen with slideshow. I usually use Viewnior due to its small size and quick loading, but I always like trying new things like this 🙂
    Thanks for your time

  2. Jeff
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM | Permalink

    One other thing it displays gif images as still images not animated, when I tested it with a animated gif that works in other image viewers.
    Great Job and keep up the Good work.

    • Dan Craciun
      Posted November 29, 2011 at 7:19 PM | Permalink

      Thank you for the kind words!

      I’ve been away from working on NeonView for a while but I’ll certainly look into it as soon as possible and fix some bugs and add several new features, including fullscreen mode 😉

  3. Posted January 18, 2012 at 5:53 PM | Permalink

    Was looking for a portable, quick file viewer. Downloaded your source code to try it out. It works on Windows when compiled with mingw and msys. If you’d like patches for Windows, let me know. Looks like a really nice, lightweight program with some very useful features.

    • Dan Craciun
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM | Permalink

      Actually, that would be of great help, I’m looking in porting it to Windows too. If you have worked at something and want to share, please send me an email, thank you.

      • Posted April 21, 2012 at 1:07 PM | Permalink

        Dan, I don’t have your e-mail. You can get mine from my website. I can send the commands/patches I used to get the program running on Windows or can upload the binary (and source) somewhere. If anyone’s interested, let me know.

  4. Posted January 24, 2013 at 7:42 AM | Permalink

    I will try this your work! Thanks from Indonesia!

  5. Posted February 24, 2013 at 2:30 PM | Permalink

    You linked the binary instead of the source. However I managed to download it by checking this directory:

    • Dan Craciun
      Posted February 24, 2013 at 2:46 PM | Permalink

      You are right, I fixed it now. Thanks.