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Basic Photo Viewer Alternatives

Basic Photo Viewer is described as 'free image viewing app for Windows 10 with an optional Pro upgrade, offering a minimalist fullscreen photo viewing experience, with customization and export features' and is an app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Basic Photo Viewer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is IrfanView. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try nomacs or ImageGlass. Other great apps like Basic Photo Viewer are XnView MP, FastStone Image Viewer, XnView and JPEGView.

Basic Photo Viewer alternatives are mainly Image Viewers but may also be Image Editors or Photo Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Basic Photo Viewer.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features.

    ⚫︎ LightweightIrfanView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableIrfanView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsIrfanView can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceIrfanView either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableIrfanView is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  2. nomacs is a free, open source image viewer, which supports multiple platforms. You can use it for viewing all common image formats including RAW and psd images.

    ⚫︎ Lightweightnomacs consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Portablenomacs can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Dark Modenomacs supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsnomacs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  3. ImageGlass is a simple picture viewer with which you will be able to display your image collection in a very similar way to the one that Windows provides by default, but with some additional functions.

    ⚫︎ LightweightImageGlass consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableImageGlass can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableImageGlass is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsImageGlass can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Bundleware

    The first installer available on the website, presented by the author, "ImageGlass Spider", is bundleware. From the privacy policy: "Also, the software shares available resources with the Spider's customers, to pass traffic through your device."The author is aware of the problem and indecisive on what action to take. Since less experienced users would fall for the "Spider" edition, be careful when downloading this software.

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  4. XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.

    ⚫︎ PortableXnView MP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. 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 adjustments.

    ⚫︎ PortableFastStone Image Viewer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. XnView is a utility for viewing and converting graphic files. XnView is provided as FREEWARE for private non-commercial or educational use (including non-profit organization).

    ⚫︎ PortableXnView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. JPEGView is a lean, fast and highly configurable viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, WEBP, TGA, GIF and TIFF images with a minimal GUI.

    ⚫︎ LightweightJPEGView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableJPEGView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    This project hasn't been updated since 2018 and has since been forked with numerous updates at https://github.com/sylikc/jpegview

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    qView

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    qView is a Qt-based image viewer designed to be practical and minimal, available for Windows, macOS, and Linux

    ⚫︎ LightweightqView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableqView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. HoneyView is a fast image viewer that supports archived image files 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 menu.

    ⚫︎ LightweightHoneyView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableHoneyView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Preview

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

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

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsPreview supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationPreview support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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