SAL Home GRAPHICS Image Viewers, Conversions & Manipulations


MGv is a Motif PostScript viewer loosely based on Ghostview 1.5. MGv is roughly equivalent to Ghostview with some extra features:

  • Nicer user interface.
  • More sensible zooming.
  • Arbitrary magnifications (up to the limits of your memory and CPU speed of course).
  • Rudimentary PDF support.
  • Anti-aliasing if your GhostScript supports it.
  • On-line HTML help via Netscape, libhelp, or any old HTML browser; if you use Netscape, MGv will maintain its connection to the browser with "-remote".
  • User configurable smooth scrolling.
  • Automatic decompression of compressed, gzipped, or bzip2ed files.
  • Multiple viewing windows from one instance of the MGv executable.
  • Support for non-default visuals and private colormaps.
  • Acroread style panning.

Current Version:   3.1.5

License Type:   GPL

Home Site:

Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

UNIX/X11, Motif 1.2 or higher, or Lesstif.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Motif 1.2 or higher, GNU Make 3.74 or higher, GhostScript, 3.33 or higher recommended

Other Links:

Mailing Lists/USENET News Groups:


User Comments:

  • None

See A Screen Shot?

  SAL Home   |   Computer Graphics, Images & Signals   |   Image Viewers, Conversions & Manipulations

Comments? SAL@KachinaTech.COM
Copyright © 1995-2001 by Herng-Jeng Jou
Copyright © 1997-2001 by Kachina Technologies, Inc.
All rights reserved.