Originally Posted by Disillusionist
Ubuntu uses Eye of Gnome to view images normally. If you want to edit the pictures you can use the GIMP Image Editor which should be installed by default.
If you click with your right mouse button on the image in file browser, you should see open with as an option.
Thanks for the help. I now realize what I was doing wrong...when I was looking at the folders..I was viewing them as they would appear in the phone...after I copied the images to the clipboard and pasted them in the pictures folder they opened just fine.