Sometimes it is useful to display an image or video in the terminal, for example if you are on a ssh connection.

I used to use tiv (Link) for this purpose, but now I’ve switched to timg (Link).

Images just look better and the detection for terminal width and height works also better.

See the two example screenshots of tiv and timg in xfce4-terminal.

tiv:

timg:

As you can see, the aspect ration is off for tiv, and I had to adjust the height. It seems to use the whole width by default and ignores the height, while timg detects both, width and height, correctly.