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  • XnView icon


    XnView is a utility for viewing and converting graphic files. XnView is provided as FREEWARE for private non-commercial or educational...

    Free Personal Windows

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    XnView MP

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    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...

    Free Personal Windows

  • JPEGView icon


    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

    • Best free for commercial use alternative to IrfanView. Small, fast, and better than the default Windows image viewer.
      Guest 10/28/2015
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    ACDSee, ACDSee Pro and ACDSee Ultimate are image organizer, viewer, and RAW / image editor programs for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

    • Perfectly an alternative - image viewer. An absolute analog, just paid.
      coth 12/21/2015
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    nomacs is a free image viewer for windows, linux, and mac systems, which is licensed under the GNU Public License v3. nomacs is small...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. Features Image Viewer * View single images (including GIF...

    Open Source Linux GNOME

  • Preview icon


    Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents. With a single click...

    Free Mac

    • Image navigation is extremely poor and essentially all other functionality is missing.
      Guest 10/1/2016
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    You can use Image to view your digital images and photos of many different formats.

    Open Source Windows

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Imagine icon


    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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    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...

    Open Source Linux

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    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...

    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...

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    Open Source Linux Xfce

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    Xee is a lightweight, fast and convenient image viewer and browser. It is designed to be a serious tool for image viewing and...

    Commercial Mac

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    Open Source Linux

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

    Free Windows

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

    Free Windows

  • 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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    FastStone MaxView

    FastStone MaxView is a fast, compact and innovative image viewer that supports all major graphic formats. Its intuitive layout lets...

    Commercial Windows

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    Open Source Linux Xfce

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    Windows Photo Viewer

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    Commercial Windows

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    Free Windows

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    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Fragment image viewer

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    Microsoft Photos

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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!


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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?.


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.


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.


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