Did you know that you don't need X-Windows for graphics on Linux? Here's a few console programs that can display graphics using the framebuffer:

- fbi
Display and manage images directly from the command line.

- links2
A simple web browser without CSS and JS, can display inline images when switched to graphics mode with the -g param: 'links2 -g'

- mplayer
Play videos straight from the console! Can be a little tricky.

(And yes, I used a 5:4 monitor the screenshots.)

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@polychrome I'm semi-New Here so idk if this qualifies as what you're talking about, but kitty has a built-in tool to display images in the terminal which I think is pretty neat

sw.kovidgoyal.net/kitty/kitten

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@cosmochemistry can Kitty run without X? If you can launch it straight from the TTY without X then it's close to what I am talking about.

Short answer: no, it only works within an X session, thanks for the explanation! (no obligation to read on) 

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