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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

  • 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

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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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    • Best free for commercial use alternative to IrfanView. Small, fast, and better than the default Windows image viewer. Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    ACDSee

    ACDSee, ACDSee Pro and ACDSee Ultimate are image organizer, viewer, and RAW / image editor programs for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, developed by ACD Systems International Inc.

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

    • Perfectly an alternative - image viewer. An absolute analog, just paid. cothDec 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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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    HoneyView

    HoneyView is a fast image viewer that supports archived image file for comics/manga/photos. Its design is light and the interface skin can be changed. You can set HoneyView as your default image viewer and also add a shell context...

    Free Windows

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  • 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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  • Preview icon

    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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    • Image navigation is extremely poor and essentially all other functionality is missing. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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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    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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    Viewnior

    This is Viewnior, an image viewer program. Created to be simple, fast and elegant. Its minimalistic interface provides more screenspace for your images. Among its features are: Fullscreen & Slideshow Rotate, flip, crop, save...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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    ExifToolGUI

    Graphical user interface to ExifTool for reading and writing metadata in images.

    Free Windows

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  • SVG Explorer Extension

    Extension module for Windows Explorer to render SVG thumbnails, so that you can have an overview of your SVG files.

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

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    feh

    feh is an X11 image viewer aimed mostly at console users. Unlike most other viewers, it does not have a fancy GUI, but simply displays images. It is controlled via commandline arguments and configurable key/mouse actions.

    Open Source Linux

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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

  • NexusImage icon

    NexusImage

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

    Free Windows

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  • 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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    PhotoQt

    PhotoQt is a simple, yet powerful and good looking image viewer, written in Qt, published as open-source, and completely free. Photo comes with a variety of features. Most features you would expect from a image viewer should be...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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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

  • FastStone MaxView icon

    FastStone MaxView

    FastStone MaxView is a fast, compact and innovative image viewer that supports all major graphic formats. Its intuitive layout lets you view images in a variety of ways. It even lets you view images in password-protected ZIP and RAR...

    Commercial 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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  • 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

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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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    7GIF

    With 7GIF you have full control over the animation: play, pause, repeat, frame-by-frame view, zoom, speed up/down; and a LOT of features like: frames export, fast GIFs switching, slideshow, full screen mode, Windows 7 (8 and 10)...

    Free Windows

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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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    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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    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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    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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IrfanView Comments

A very reliable, fast and simple image viewer that does the job.

Positive Comment by 613TheEvil
about IrfanView Jan 2015

I am 30 years old and I use it since my first pc, perhaps half my life. It might not be the best image editor but it never aimed to be. It's an image browser, viewer, you can use it for cropping rotating, saving... You get the idea. You can really minimize the mouse and keyboard usage required to do simple, often repetitive tasks. It's simply invaluable. I use it as a screenshot capturer also. Really, I could talk about IrfanView for hours. And I love the icon, I am happy it has not changed!

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Try XnView first

Comment by HughTash
about IrfanView and FastStone Image Viewer, XnView Sep 2014

I've tested IrfanView, XnView Standard version, and FastStone Image Viewer. I liked XnView the most.

If you're looking for a free image viewer and basic editor, I suggest to try XnView first.

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Can't Replace :)

Positive Comment by Satuim
about IrfanView and Picasa Apr 2014

It is simply great and very fast!
I cannot bring myself to use Picasa.

But I really didn't like the red eye reduction that much.

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I have no idea why anyone likes this program. -2 Helpful

Negative Comment by svadhisthana7
about IrfanView Mar 2014

It sucks as a viewer. It sucks as an image manager. It sucks as a converter. It sucks as an editor. It sucks for sharing. Its interface REALLY sucks. The built-in Windows photo viewer is superior to this thing.

Things that don't suck:

  • It's lightweight. If you're using a computer over 15 years old, this may be the program for you.
  • It's free. If you're broke and paranoid, this may be the program for you.
  • It looks like it was made in the 90s. If you have strong 90s nostalgia, this is definitely the program for you.
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Good photoviewer

Positive Comment by impossible
about IrfanView Aug 2013

I prefer this, I install on every machine. View all types of images. I can see how many pixels it is and crop it from there etc.

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My two cents

Positive Comment by xxavx
about IrfanView Mar 2013

I will shamelessly admit that this viewer was the first, and last I have ever used in my entire (Windows) life.

Simply put: it has all features I ever needed: open image, slideshow, zooming, rotating, flipping, image information, cropping, copy-paste, thumbnail previews, keyboard shortcuts, batch processing, automated screen capture, EPS viewer plugin, etc. What the heck, if you can name it, you have it.

It also comes with a handful of filters, like red eyes removal, grayscale converter and RGC color corrections. But if what you want are filters, you are better off with GIMP/Photoshop.

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Fantastic tool at file level

Positive Comment by tjokkis_ii
about IrfanView Feb 2013

For all kinds of operations at file level, it be conversion, resizing, rotating, etc., this is it! I especially love the batch operation capabilities. For work at pixel level, look elsewhere.

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One of the best, though the icon needs to go.

Positive Comment by User3893115
about IrfanView Jan 2013

Fast, simple, and solid feature-wise, especially the batch mode. But please, please find another icon(s) for both the program and meme types.

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I like its thumnail feature...

Comment by realnabarl
about IrfanView Dec 2012

I like its thumnail feature, it doesn't create temporary files and fast.

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light and fast, BUT :- no multicore support- fails with gen ...

Comment by scavenger
about IrfanView Jun 2011

light and fast, BUT :
- no multicore support
- fails with generation of contact sheet thumbnails with big images

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Excellent application functionality wise, it's blistering f ...

Comment by sesam
about IrfanView Jun 2011

Excellent application functionality wise, it's blistering fast and it isn't bloated with unnecessary features.

However with that said, it's sad that an application used by many photographers, designers and graphic artists, end up having such a distasteful icon and GUI. It appears that people have offered re-designing the toolbar and icon, but apparently the author doesn't care about the looks. While sure functionality is more important than looks, why not have both?.

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Extremely lightweight, streamlined and very functional. The ...

Comment by teroteki
about IrfanView Jun 2011

Extremely lightweight, streamlined and very functional. The plugins are the icing on the cake!
However, the shortcuts/navigation/customisation options are very restrictive and may take some getting used to.

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I love it so much that I'm willing to ignore its ridiculous ...

Comment by tabakis
about IrfanView Jun 2011

I love it so much that I'm willing to ignore its ridiculous icon.

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The alignment (rotation) of single pdf pages around a small ...

Comment by em4020
about IrfanView Jun 2011

The alignment (rotation) of single pdf pages around a small corner (e.g., 2 °) is not possible with PDFFill (only 90 °, 180 °, 270 °).
With IRFANVIEW one can turn single pdf pages in a pdf document also about only few degrees, see http://alternativeto.net/desktop/irfanview/.

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