Alternatives to Preview for all platforms with any license

  • Sumatra PDF icon

    Sumatra PDF

    What is Sumatra PDF? Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI viewer for Windows. Why another...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • 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

  • Evince icon


    Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. It currently supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, cbr, cbz, etc. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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. ...

    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

  • PDF-XChange Viewer icon

    PDF-XChange Viewer

    PDF-XChange Viewer is an alternative viewer for PDF files that enables you to view and annotate PDF files. You can add text, sticky...

    Freemium Windows

  • Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) icon

    Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js)

    PDF Viewer (aka pdf.js) is a new revolutionary extension using web standard technologies that allows you to display within...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Opera Firefox

  • Okular icon


    Okular is a universal document viewer based on KPDF for KDE 4 with support for advanced document features, such as annotations, forms...

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • ImageMagick icon


    ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad Xfce

  • 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

  • Nomacs icon


    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 icon


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

    Open Source Linux GNOME

  • ImageGlass icon


    You can use Image to view your digital images and photos of many different formats.

    Open Source Windows

  • Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in icon

    Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in

    In version 8, Google Chrome introduced a free PDF viewer, installed by default. While this plug-in lacks many features of the Adobe...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

  • Skim icon


    Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great...

    Open Source Mac

  • 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

  • Eye of GNOME icon

    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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  • qpdfview icon


    qpdfview is a Qt-based tabbed document viewer using the Poppler library for PDF rendering and CUPS for printing. Support for the DjVu...

    Open Source Linux Haiku Qt

  • Gwenview icon


    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

  • Imagine icon


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

    Free Windows Windows Mobile

  • Viewnior icon


    This is Viewnior, an image viewer program. Created to be simple, fast and elegant. Its minimalistic interface provides more...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Xee icon


    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

  • Phatch icon


    Phatch = Photo & Batch! Phatch is a simple to use cross-platform GUI Photo Batch Processor which handles all popular image formats...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • feh icon


    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...

    Open Source Linux

  • NexusImage icon


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

    Free Windows

  • GPicView icon


    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...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Image Eye icon

    Image Eye

    Simplistic Image Viewer with focus on speed of rendering and switching between images. A good complement when no editing capabilities...

    Free Windows

  • FCorp Imaging icon

    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1....

    Commercial Windows

  • Sequential icon

    Sequential Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Mac

  • 7GIF icon


    With 7GIF you have full control over the animation: play, pause, repeat, frame-by-frame view, zoom, speed up/down; and a LOT of...

    Free Windows

  • Mirage icon

    Mirage Discontinued

    Mirage is a fast and simple GTK+ image viewer. Because it depends only on PyGTK, Mirage is ideal for users who wish to keep their...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Kami icon


    Cloud-based PDF viewer and annotation tool for your browser. Perfect for Chromebook 1:1 schools. View, export, print and share your...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Gaaiho PDF Reader icon

    Gaaiho PDF Reader

    Free PDF reader with a complete set of annotation tools. It also includes signing and sharing options.

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

Preview Comments

Absolutely brilliant

Positive Comment by Piztol
about Preview Mar 2014

If you need some thing to view PDF and pictures, and sometime do some basic edit, Preview is absolutely a good tool.


Most versatile and useful "viewer" I have ever used

Positive Comment by kscalvert
about Preview Sep 2013

I work a lot with images and PDF documents on Linux, Mac, and Windows system. I have tried a lot of image viewers, image editing tools, and PDF viewers. This one is, by far, the best image viewer I have used and gives one the ability to do basic image markup and manipulation. It also allows markup of PDF documents.

It also is very good at performing basic conversion of image and PDFs files from one format to another.

I've tried other image/PDF viewers but I keep coming back to Preview because of its capabilities.


So simple and intuitive!

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Preview Mar 2013

Preview is simply beautiful!! It is so simple and just works as expected for viewing, light formatting and annotations! On top of that it supports a bunch of file-formats including RAW, even microsoft documents formats and lets you edit and sign PDF-files. I absolutely love it!

One downside is that I can't flick through my pictures easily in preview, but really my only complaint!


Surprisingly capable image editor

Positive Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Preview Dec 2011

For basic cropping and whatnot, Preview is a surprisingly capable image editor. At least, it makes MS Paint look embarrassing.


Preview is one of the best things about OS X. Every OS need ...

Comment by SawyerLatte
about Preview Jun 2011

Preview is one of the best things about OS X. Every OS needs a decent PDF reader and image viewer (not necessarily together), and this is better than all of the alternatives. If only Windows had an equivalent...