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  • IrfanView icon


    Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats...

    Free Personal Windows

    • 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.
      menace97 12/24/2015
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    Free Personal Windows

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    FastStone Image Viewer

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    Free Personal Windows

    • Very similar to good old acdsee. Looks very easy and has many powerful functions.
      Guest 8/11/2016
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    XnView MP

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    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

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    Open Source Linux

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    Free, but very high quality photo editing software, that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    JPEGView is a small and fast viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF and TIFF images. On-the-fly image processing is provided - allowing...

    Open Source Windows

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    Geeqie Image Viewer

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    Eye of GNOME

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    Open Source Linux

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    Adobe Photoshop Elements

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    Open Source Linux KDE

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    Imagine is an Image & Animation Viewer for Windows with screen capture function. Features - View and save image/animation...

    Free Windows Windows Mobile

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    Zoner Photo Studio

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    Adobe Bridge

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    Free Mac Windows

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    Commercial Mac

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    Free Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

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    Open Source Linux Xfce

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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! :)


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.