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    IrfanView Alternatives

    IrfanView is described as 'Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features' and is a leading Image Viewer in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to IrfanView for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Xfce. Most alternatives are Image Viewers and Image Editors. The best alternative is XnView MP. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try nomacs or ImageGlass. Other great apps like IrfanView are FastStone Image Viewer (Free Personal), XnView (Free Personal), JPEGView (Free, Open Source) and HoneyView (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 22, 2022
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    1. XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.
      XnView MP vs IrfanView opinions
      Most users think XnView MP is a great alternative to IrfanView.
      henriquedominguesgarcia XnView has dozens of tools and filters for fast image editing, as well as an integrated file manager with several functions to organize images. Besides everything runs on both Windows and Linux. It's a bit slow compared to Irfanview, but it's still one of the best programs of its kind.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Anton_Karmanov Good alt, but not fully free.
      Top positive comment  over 6 years ago

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      one can't even delete images in fullscreen
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

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      nono mac version available
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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      XnXn View is more complicated for user
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    2. nomacs is a small, fast image viewer able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible.

      Discontinued

      The last release is from July 2020, and it seems the main developer is not working on it anymore. See: https://github.com/nomacs/nomacs/issues/612

      nomacs vs IrfanView opinions
      Most users think nomacs is a great alternative to IrfanView.
      Has possibilty to paste image from clipboard!
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      No bloated user interface.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      not supported on Catalina
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

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      KennethWilhelmsson nomacs is so far the best contender to irfanview. You can go through images and delete or keep. Scale and cut. Having some trouble with paste, but I hope that is a setting. Or an yet undiscovered feature.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Closest thing I've used so far to Irfanview on windoze. Quickly view, resize, crop and move on. Perfect for e-mailing work related photo's.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      yuriykaz Very fast and efficient open source multi platform image viewer!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      bnbaz open source, leightweight
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    3. 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.
      FastStone Image Viewer vs IrfanView opinions
      Most users think FastStone Image Viewer is a great alternative to IrfanView.
      Azazel It's 2-3 times slower than IfranView but has a more features. I happily use them both
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. 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.

      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.

      ImageGlass vs IrfanView opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ImageGlass is a great alternative to IrfanView.
      s0me0ne Open source, supports more formats than any other viewer
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      moxwel It's lightweight, and it looks more pretty than IrfanView
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      Shuunen Lightweight, minimalist & effective
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    5. 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).
      Most users think XnView is a great alternative to IrfanView.


    6. JPEGView is a lean, fast and highly configurable viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, WEBP, TGA, GIF and TIFF images with a minimal GUI.

      Discontinued

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

      JPEGView vs IrfanView opinions
      Almost everyone thinks JPEGView is a great alternative to IrfanView.
      Best free for commercial use alternative to IrfanView. Small, fast, and better than the default Windows image viewer.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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      michaelino It's fast and it doesn't eat as many resources as Irfan.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      madamek More features, less resource-savvy
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    7. 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.
      HoneyView vs IrfanView opinions
      Most users think HoneyView is a great alternative to IrfanView.
      Honey view bring sharpness & clarity to bigger pics that Irfan struggles to do. Tested: bmp; jpg; png.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Allows lots of settings for mouse buttons and wheel allowing me to zoom in and out with the click of a mouse button and scroll my images up/down at a sensible speed with my mouse wheel. Absolutely brilliant program. Lightweight and stands head and shoulders above Microsoft Photos (Windows 10). Has now taken over from IrfanView.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    8. qView is a Qt-based image viewer designed to be practical and minimal.
      qView vs IrfanView opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Only processes single images, no way to look at folders or organize.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      IrfanView is not a simple viewer. Take all of what qView does away from IrfanView and you still have a complete program. qView appears to be a good program just not an alternative to IrfanView.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    9. ACDSee is a complex, multi-purpose application that serves for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos. Furthermore, images can be shared on social websites or your own space on the developer’s website.
      ACDSee Photo Studio vs IrfanView opinions
      Some users think ACDSee Photo Studio is a great alternative to IrfanView, some don't.
      A commercial image browser..
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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      coth Perfectly an alternative - image viewer. An absolute analog, just paid.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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    10. 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 (*.xcf).
      Some users think Gwenview is a great alternative to IrfanView, some don't.
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