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  • IrfanView icon

    IrfanView

    Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features. Features included: multi-language support, Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow...

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com

    • ACDSee as a suite is so much more, but it is difficult to NOT compare one of the most popular "viewers" of all time to IrfanView. It would be wrong imo to not show those looking for an alternative VIEWER to ACDSee, IrfanView. menace97Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Ease to use, with enough options for no pro users. Ah, and it´s really lightweight! Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    XnView MP

    XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages. Compared to the original XnView, notable features in XnView MP have been re-tweaked, enhanced and...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • FastStone Image Viewer icon

    FastStone Image Viewer

    FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color...

    Free Personal Windows

    • Very similar to good old acdsee. Looks very easy and has many powerful functions. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom answers the digital photographer’s call for a workflow application that allows photographers to quickly work with raw format images. With Lightroom you can manage all of your photographs; showcase them in...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

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  • Shotwell icon

    Shotwell

    Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment. Features Import photos from folders or from any digital camera supported by gPhoto. Shotwell automatically groups photos taken at the...

    Open Source Linux

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    JPEGView

    JPEGView is a small and fast viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF and TIFF images. On-the-fly image processing is provided - allowing to adjust typical parameters as sharpness, color balance, contrast and local under-/overexposure.

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    gThumb

    gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. Features Image Viewer * View single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, XPM. * View EXIF data...

    Open Source Linux GNOME

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  • Fotor icon

    Fotor

    Get ready to take your photos where no photo has gone before with Fotor. Some photos deserve special attention on a full screen. Fotor’s powerful desktop photo editor is the real deal and it has all the tools you need to make...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT ... Windows Phone Kindle Fire

  • Geeqie Image Viewer icon

    Geeqie Image Viewer

    Geeqie is a lightweight Gtk+ based image viewer for Unix like operating systems. It was forked from GQview. The development is focused on features for photo collection maintenance: raw format, Exif/IPTC/XMP metadata and integration...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • Adobe Photoshop Elements icon

    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Eye of GNOME

    Eye of GNOME is the official image viewer for the GNOME Desktop environment. With it, you can view single image files, as well as large image collections. The Eye of GNOME supports a variety of image file formats. The GdkPixbuf...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Gwenview icon

    Gwenview

    Gwenview is an image viewer for KDE. It can load and save all image formats supported by KDE, but Gwenview can also browse GIMP files (*.xcf). Gwenview does not try to replace your favorite image editor, so it only features the most...

    Open Source Linux KDE

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  • Zoner Photo Studio icon

    Zoner Photo Studio

    Zoner Photo Studio is a feature-rich image viewer and image organizer software. It also features many editing functions including 16 bits per color channel. It is one of the first image organizers with support for GPS and 3D...

    Freemium Windows Android Android Tablet

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    Hornil StylePix

    Hornil Stylepix, or simply StylePix, is a graphics editing program with a number of advanced features. StylePix is an acronym for Style Pictures. This means your pictures with nice style. If you have no experience, you can easily...

    Freemium Windows

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    Xee

    Xee is a lightweight, fast and convenient image viewer and browser. It is designed to be a serious tool for image viewing and management, with a sleek and powerful interface. Xee can: Display a large number of image formats -...

    Commercial Mac

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    F-Spot

    Personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop environment. F-Spot is based on MONO F-Spot is a cross platform application for organizing thousands of photos. It shuns organizing in folders. instead, metadata is the...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The most recent version of F-Spot is 0.8.2, released December 19, 2010.
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    Imgseek

    imgSeek is a collection of free open source projects for searching a collection of images using visual similarity. The image you are looking for can be expressed either as a rough painted sketch or as another image you supply. You...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.8.5, released in March 2006, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
  • Corel AfterShot Pro icon

    Corel AfterShot Pro

    Corel AfterShot Pro is fast, flexible digital photography workflow software that combines powerful photo management, advanced non-destructive editing and complete RAW processing.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    GPicView

    GPicView is a simple and fast image viewer with low memory usage. This little program is not aimed to be powerful or feature-rich. Its aimed to replace the default image viewer of current desktop systems. Fast-startup, low memory...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • Capture One icon

    Capture One

    Capture One 8 is a leading raw converter and workflow software which enables photographers to reduce the time and effort required to deliver astounding ready-to-use images with excellent color and detail.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Sequential icon

    Sequential

    Sequential is an image viewer for Mac OS X. It was originally designed for opening a folder of images and displaying them in order. It works well for viewing comics and manga. Sequential can display folders and archives (ZIP, RAR...

    Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.2, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Fragment image viewer icon

    Fragment image viewer

    Fragment is an image viewer with cool features like: Upload and Share, HUD User Interface, Peeking and Skimming, Animated GIFs, History, Thumbnails, Fill View and it is fast! Features: * Lightweight; * Fast startup...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Microsoft Photos icon

    Microsoft Photos

    You can use the Photos app to view or edit photos and videos in your Pictures library and on OneDrive, and to import photos and videos. The Photos app includes a wide range of editing options to enhance your photos, from automatic...

    Free Windows Windows RT Windows Phone

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  • Daminion icon

    Daminion

    Server-based photo management software from Daminion Software. Single- and multi-user for small teams and creative professionals. The free version allows to handle 15.000 photos per catalogue and one concurrent user. License model...

    Freemium Windows

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  • FCorp Imaging icon

    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1. Color Picker 2. Duplicate Image Finder : find duplicate image 3. Google Image Link Generator :...

    Commercial Windows

  • Sparkbox icon

    Sparkbox

    Sparkbox helps you to manage images for your design, unlike iPhoto , It is designed to look after the images besides the picture or photograph you took. It is a neat and clean image library in your...

    Commercial Mac iPhone

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    ipernity

    Free online service for photo and video album sharing for everyone: friends and family as well as the passionate photographers. Upload your memories from your PC and even your mobile telephone. Unlimited storage. Available in more...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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ACDSee Comments

Wanna be the best but real oldschool 2 Helpful

Negative Comment by Chupzzz
about ACDSee May 2016

I liked AcdSee 15 years ago: for that times it was amazing quality of software. But years passing, new version of AcdSee are coming - but everything remains the same. Same codebase, same UI (that looking dirty and not ordered in 2016). They even trying to beat Lightroom and pretending to be professional level - but it's just peace of crap with 20-years codebase. Slow, not intuitive, not nice, sometimes buggy.

AcdSee, please change your codebase from the scratch. Stop riding on the dead horse! :)

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Recovering Lost Images

Positive Comment by alancampbell
about ACDSee Mar 2016

If you lose a drive full of pictures, there are apps to recover them.
After that, you need to sort out the junk and put the rest in some sort of order...
Enter ACDSee and the alternatives.

Sort by dimensions to eliminate thumbnails and icons.
Sort by date to get (hopefully) some semblance of order.

Yes there are some unused features, bloating the newer versions, but it's still a useful app.

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listed under Mac OS X but no OSX version

Comment by thelipthelip
about ACDSee Sep 2014

This is listed under OSX but no Mac version available.

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ACDSee is the best image manager, and I've tried them all 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by svadhisthana7
about ACDSee Mar 2014

I used this site to try all the alternatives to ACDSee, and none of them come close in terms of actual image management features, such as tagging and classifying images. (Picasa's great if you're primarily sharing your images online, but that's not for me.)

The interface is sleek and simple. There's minimal image editing features, which is fine since I'd use another program for that like Photoshop. This program is almost strictly for image management and viewing. So if that's what you're looking for, give this one a try.

It's not slow or bloated. I have no idea what the other commenters are talking about. Maybe they're using 15-year-old computers running Windows 95. If that's your situation as well, try IrfanView. It even looks like it was made 15 years ago.

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ACDsee 2.41 was good but... 1 Helpful

Comment by komakaze
about ACDSee Apr 2013

ACDsee 2.41 was a fast, smooth & elegant image viewer that supported most image formats.
Since then it became bloated and slower due to unwanted features.

All I want is a fast elegant full-screen image viewer that I can flip through easily with a few key presses. Fast loading, Fast viewing, no-image distortion when reducing large images, low memory use.

Newer versions of ACDsee are bloated monsters compared to what it once was. IrfanView doesn't cut it either as it's ugly, slow and not user friendly at all.

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Featureitis

Comment by DnnsHH
about ACDSee Oct 2011

ACDSee used to be the best image viewer but got the featuritis virus. It lost all of its slickness.

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