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  • XnView MP icon

    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

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    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

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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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    Preview

    Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents. With a single click, Preview takes your PDF document full screen for an ideal reading or viewing experience. Quickly...

    Free Mac

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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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    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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    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

    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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    NexusImage

    NexusImage is a simple image viewer program. supported formats: JPEG, Bitmap, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, WMF, EMF

    Free Windows

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    Free Opener

    Free Opener allows users to view, edit and print many different types of files without having to download specialty software. Currently, the software supports over 80 different file formats including Microsoft Office Files (.doc...

    Free Windows

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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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    Universal Viewer

    Universal Viewer is an advanced file viewer for wide range of formats. Supported file formats are: Images: all major graphics formats: JPG BMP ICO GIF PNG WMF TIFF PSD..., over 40 formats. Also RAW images from 400+ cameras are...

    Freemium Windows

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    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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    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.
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    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

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    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

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    Open Freely

    Open Freely: the Easiest Way To Open ALL Files For FREE! Edit, Print & Save All Microsoft Office Files One Program To Open Many File Types - Over 100 Types Supported Built For Windows. Windows 7, Vista, XP all...

    Free Windows

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    FastPictureViewer

    FastPictureViewer is an award-winning image viewer for the Windows platform, specifically Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It was designed and developed in Geneva, Switzerland by Axel Rietschin, building upon 15+ years of...

    Freemium Windows

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    Viu 2

    Viu 2 is a very small picture browsing/viewing software and it is totally free. Features: - Minimalistic design - File browser with Clipboard and Drag&Drop support - Support of many picture formats - Bookmark your...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.0.0.973.beta, released on 24 October 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Veneta Viewer

    Hardware accelerated image viewer and image sequence player. It supports a large variety of formats, including many camera RAW images.

    Open Source Windows

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  • Corel PhotoImpact icon

    Corel PhotoImpact

    PhotoImpact is packed with fun photo projects, easy one-click photo fixes and new digital art tools that make your creative projects look their best. Quickly touch up your favorite pictures with innovative ExpressFix editing. Use...

    Commercial Windows

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    Phototheca

    Photo management software that makes it easy to view, sort and organize thousands and thousands of your digital photos. .

    Commercial Windows

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    FreeVimager

    This is a Free & Fast Image Viewer and Editor for Windows. It can as well play avi video files, ordinary audio files and audio CDs. There are many tools around doing that, but the aim of this Freeware is to be a small and handy...

    Free Windows

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    Fullscreen Photo Viewer

    Fullscreen Photo Viewer is a program designed for high-quality viewing of high-resolution pictures on the computer screen. It renders the image using advanced scaling algorithm to fit the resolution of your monitor. Since it...

    Free Windows

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    PT Photo Editor

    PT Photo Editor is an efficient application designed to solve all common photo problems, bring your images to life and make them look their best. You can easily correct color cast and exposure problem, remove imperfections, and turn...

    Freemium Windows

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    VJPEG

    I realized I was spending a lot of time waiting for JPEGs to open, and the default viewer on my system wasnt really hot with large files. I take a lot of digital camera pictures, and viewing a few megapixels in a web browser is ugly. ...

    Free Windows

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    First Impression

    First Impression is a free and minimal image viewer with a focus on maximizing the space used for viewing your images by doing away with command bars and buttons. First Impression is controlled entirely by keyboard shortcuts and a...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.02, released on October 2009, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

FastStone MaxView Comments

The best full screen viewer

Positive Comment by ofernandofilo
about FastStone MaxView Jun 2016

FastStone MaxView until version 2.2 [released: 03 Nov 2008] was the best freeware program to see images in full screen mode.
Later it became a paid product. I still look for a free alternative updated program.

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Great program for reviewing and organizing images

Positive Comment by bobkush
about FastStone MaxView Nov 2014

I have programs that I use to edit and manipulate images, but most are large programs bloated with many functions, options and menus. I was looking for a simple image viewer that allowed me to manage and organize many images and contained all necessary options for image review. MaxView allows me to easily scroll through many image formats and rename, delete, copy to, move to, rotate, crop and even open an external editor if necessary. Most of the image viewers I tested did not contain the rename or crop options.

[Edited by bobkush, November 29]

Another program I found that was good for reviewing images is BreezeBrowser Pro.

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Negative opinion

Negative Comment by realnabarl
about FastStone MaxView Nov 2012

It's not good enough for the 2 major points:

  1. Not fast enough as a simple image viewer (especially you used the lanczos3 filter).
  2. Not functional enough, just too simple.

Even as a freeware it won't be my choice, and actually it's a shareware.

I really don't understand, why FastStone Image Viewer is always free and this became a shareware.

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Have not found a better FULL-SCREEN viewer yet. It can star ...

Comment by Boris
about FastStone MaxView Jun 2011

Have not found a better FULL-SCREEN viewer yet. It can start in full-screen; it's easy to scroll and zoom; it shows file info when you move the mouse to the right corner; it shows the menu bar when you hover mouse above; it allows you to close the program by moving mouse to top-right and clicking.
Fast to start - easy to use. NICE!

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The more well known software always get the votes, but here ...

Comment by 72dpi
about FastStone MaxView Jun 2011

The more well known software always get the votes, but here's my two cents on MaxView – this is some of the reasons why I prefer MaxView over Picasa:

-The Picasa indexing has flaws, and besides, I'm no fan of indexing. I know where I have my photos on my HDD.
-MaxView is somewhere around 500–1000 % faster than Picasa to browse RAW-images, because it uses the JPEG-preview, rather than rendering a new RAW-preview for each and every image.
-In MaxView it's actually easy to configure a default photo editor. In Picasa it's a pain.
-MaxView is way easier to configure than Picasa.

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