Alternatives to Windows Live Photo Gallery for all platforms with any license

  • 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

  • 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

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom icon

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom answers the digital photographer’s call for a workflow application that allows photographers to quickly work...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

  • Google Photos icon

    Google Photos

    Google Photos is the home for all of your photos and videos, searchable and organised by the people, places and things that matter.

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet iPad

  • digiKam icon


    digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for linux/KDE, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE Qt

  • Photoscape icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • ACDSee icon


    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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • ImageGlass icon


    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

  • Zoner Photo Studio icon

    Zoner Photo Studio

    Zoner Photo Studio is a feature-rich image viewer and image organizer software. It also features many editing functions including 16...

    Freemium Windows Android Android Tablet

  • Apple Photos icon

    Apple Photos

    Photos is a digital photograph manipulation application developed by Apple, intended to be less complex than its predecessor...

    Free Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

  • 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

  • Apowersoft Photo Viewer icon

    Apowersoft Photo Viewer

    With its friendly interface and powerful functions, Apowersoft Photo Viewer brings you the best experience in viewing images.Other...

    Free Windows

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  • 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

  • Veneta Viewer icon

    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

  • Windows Photo Viewer icon

    Windows Photo Viewer

    View pictures in Windows Photo Viewer. You can use Windows Photo Viewer to view your digital photos in a variety of ways. You can...

    Commercial Windows

  • Phototheca icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • 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, ...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Maverick Photo Viewer icon

    Maverick Photo Viewer

    Lightweight and fast photo/picture viewer for Windows. With customizable keyboard shortcuts & Windows shell integration.

    Free Windows

  • Sparkbox icon


    Sparkbox helps you to manage images for your design, unlike iPhoto , It is designed to look after...

    Commercial Mac iPhone

  • 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...

    Free Windows Windows RT

  • PhotoTime icon


    See all your photos automatically organized by faces, locations, time stamps, objects and scenes. Search by simple concepts you...

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch Kindle Fire

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Mylio icon


    Photo organization and protection, using peer-to-peer to keep all your photos available an all your devices all the time without...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Pictomio icon

    Pictomio Discontinued

    Pictomio is a software application intended for managing, categorizing, searching, and archiving photos as well as geotagging photos...

    Free Windows

  • PT Photo Editor icon

    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...

    Freemium Windows

  • MAGIX Photo Manager icon

    MAGIX Photo Manager

    With MAGIX Photo Manager you can test an image editing program for free and easily manage and edit photos.

    Freemium Windows

  • aXimg icon


    aXimg Flip Maker creates 3D flipping photo books, photo albums using your digital images. Import your images into aXimg, and enjoy...

    Commercial Windows

  • iFotosoft Photo Viewer icon

    iFotosoft Photo Viewer

    Mac like super fast photo viewer. Better than Apple's Preview app. My Farstone Image Viewer fix for the Mac!

    Commercial Mac

  • BonAView icon

    BonAView Discontinued

    BonAView is the most innovative digital photo management software which have no analogs in his class. It provides an ultimate image...

    Free Windows

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Windows Live Photo Gallery Comments

This is kind of nice because it'll use native file structur ...

Comment by Zathu
about Windows Live Photo Gallery Jun 2011

This is kind of nice because it'll use native file structure for organization, and it keeps just about everything in the metadata of the image which makes it sync-able to my laptop.


Ughh.. I did really like Window Live Photo Gallery until t ...

Comment by vinnyl
about Windows Live Photo Gallery Jun 2011

Ughh.. I did really like Window Live Photo Gallery until the new Beta came out.. I can't stand it now and may actually switch back to Picasa. Fundamentally, two items make the tool completely unusable to me:
- In the left navigation area, you could choose between folders, dates, etc. Now, your only option in the left navigation are is folders - irregardless if you sort by date or some other mechanism.
- This one is harder to describe but focusing in to one picture to edit/zoom/etc is somehow just not right. It's not usable -- it's hard to get back to the album view.


I've tried so far: Picasa, ACDSee, Lightroom and for my nee ...

Comment by vitalyb
about Windows Live Photo Gallery Jun 2011

I've tried so far: Picasa, ACDSee, Lightroom and for my needs it takes them all.
It is easy to use, integrates with all kinds of online services (using flickr with Picasa was really annoying) and supports tagging.

I like.