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gThumb is described as 'image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. It also includes an importer tool for transferring photos from cameras' and is a very popular Image Viewer in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to gThumb for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and KDE. 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 gThumb are XnView MP, FastStone Image Viewer, digiKam and XnView.

gThumb alternatives are mainly Image Viewers but may also be Photo Managers or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of gThumb.
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  1. IrfanView icon

    IrfanView

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    123 alternatives to IrfanView 

    Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features. Features included: multi-language support, Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow, toolbar skins, fast directory browsing, batch...

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    1.  LightweightIrfanView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableIrfanView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceIrfanView either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsIrfanView can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Batch Rename FilesIrfanView supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
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    Almost everyone thinks IrfanView is a great alternative to gThumb.
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    nomacs

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD
    63 alternatives to nomacs 

    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.

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    1.  Lightweightnomacs consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Portablenomacs can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsnomacs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Dark Modenomacs supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  3. XnView MP icon

    XnView MP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    123 alternatives to XnView MP 

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

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    1.  Batch EditingXnView MP allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    2.  PortableXnView MP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Batch Rename FilesXnView MP supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
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  4. ImageGlass icon

    ImageGlass

    59 alternatives to ImageGlass 

    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. This application will allow you to better manage your pictures thanks to the...

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    1.  LightweightImageGlass consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of ImageGlass.
    3.  PortableImageGlass can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    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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  5. FastStone Image Viewer icon

    FastStone Image Viewer

    • Windows
    107 alternatives to 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 adjustments.

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    1.  Batch EditingFastStone Image Viewer allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    2.  PortableFastStone Image Viewer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    digiKam

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Qt
    78 alternatives to digiKam 

    digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections.

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    1.  Facial RecognitiondigiKam can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  File TaggingdigiKam can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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    XnView

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS
    125 alternatives to XnView 

    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).

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    1.  Batch Rename FilesXnView supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    2.  Built-in viewerXnView shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    3.  PortableXnView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    qView

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    80 alternatives to qView 

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

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    1.  LightweightqView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableqView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Ad-freeqView doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    HoneyView

    • Windows
    55 alternatives to HoneyView 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightHoneyView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableHoneyView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. JPEGView icon

    JPEGView

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    114 alternatives to JPEGView 

    JPEGView is a lean, fast and highly configurable viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, WEBP, TGA, GIF and TIFF images with a minimal GUI. Basic on-the-fly image processing is provided - allowing adjusting typical parameters as sharpness, color balance, rotation, perspective...

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    1.  LightweightJPEGView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableJPEGView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Ad-freeJPEGView doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Discontinued

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

    Very simple. Only a title bar other than the picture.
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