Re: [dev] [announce] ff2sixel: view farbfeld images in terminal

From: Aditya Goturu <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:46:50 +0530

One could argue its a little more convenient. I personally like it
because it won't disturb any window layout I had open already. Here's a
thought: Rather than adding all the code to the terminal, a simple patch
could be made which detects a certain escape and will pipe everything
after that for X bytes into some image viewer. That could be another
separate program. And we don't need to use sixel, we just push the raw

On 03/20/2017 02:40 PM, hiro wrote:
> why would one want to view images in st, can't your shell start other
> graphical programs for that? is st becoming a new kind of web browser
> now? and why don't you open remote images using a remote file system
> instead of fucking around with remote shells and then trying to
> display them in a local terminal?!
> i mean even loonix can do this already. sshfs, qiv (or other proper
> graphical application of your choice). you even have a window manager
> in your same old project here, why not open some windows already?
> On 3/20/17, Laslo Hunhold <> wrote:
>> On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:57:20 +0300
>> Alexander Krotov <> wrote:
>> Hey Alexander,
>>> I have crafted a program to convert farbfeld images to sixels:
>> this is very cool! Sixels are definitely an interesting concept to view
>> images over an SSH-connection.
>>> Too bad st does not have a patch to display sixels, so I am going
>>> to use mlterm when I need to browse images. One simple way to
>>> implement it in st is to cut out sixel images, convert them back
>>> to farbfeld (with separate process) and pass result to lel. Not
>>> going to do it now, just an idea.
>> There were discussions on sixel support in st, and I think even some
>> code written for it. Can anybody give a status update on that one?
>> With best regards
>> Laslo
>> --
>> Laslo Hunhold <>
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