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Microsoft Photos Alternatives for Mac

Microsoft Photos is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is nomacs, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Photos and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Microsoft Photos are XnView MP, qView, Preview and ACDSee Photo Studio.

Microsoft Photos 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 Microsoft Photos.
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  1. nomacs icon

    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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    nomacs vs Microsoft Photos opinions
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    mohas

    I just want a photo viewer that is simple and fast without extra luggage, nomacs is just that

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    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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    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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    onkoe

    It's a lightweight alternative to Microsoft's Photos app. For LTSC users like myself, it is useful to have a modern photo viewer, allowing us to skip Windows Photo Viewer. Highly recommend!

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    it is more simplistic, faster in loading images and doesn't come with stuff like video editor like windows photos does. it is also open source and therefore it's perfect.

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    Preview

    • Mac
    149 alternatives to Preview 

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

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsPreview supports forms in PDF files.
    2.  PDF annotationPreview support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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  5. ACDSee Photo Studio icon

    ACDSee Photo Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    154 alternatives to ACDSee Photo Studio 

    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.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionACDSee Photo Studio can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Support for 4KACDSee Photo Studio supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    3.  Batch EditingACDSee Photo Studio allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
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    Apple Photos

    • Mac
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    80 alternatives to Apple Photos 

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

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    1.  Facial RecognitionApple Photos can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Non Destructive EditingApple Photos allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
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    Adobe Bridge

    • Mac
    • Windows
    55 alternatives to Adobe Bridge 

    Bridge CC gives you centralized access to all the files and assets you need for your creative projects. Organize personal and team assets, batch edit with ease, add watermarks, set centralized color preferences, and even upload your photos to Adobe Stock.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Bridge can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  File TaggingAdobe Bridge can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Batch EditingAdobe Bridge allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
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    Tonfotos

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    14 alternatives to Tonfotos 

    Tonfotos simplifies browsing of large photo collection by grouping shots by events, dates, people, locations and so on. Quickly find what you need regardless where files are stored - on your computer, external drives or NAS.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionTonfotos can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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  9. Geeqie Image Viewer icon

    Geeqie Image Viewer

    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • BSD
    • Mac
    84 alternatives to Geeqie Image Viewer 

    Geeqie is a free open software image viewer and organiser program for Linux, FreeBSD and other Unix-like operating systems.

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    Sidebar with histogram, exif and keywords
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    Xee

    69 alternatives to Xee 

    Xee is an streamlined and convenient image viewer and browser. It is similar to macOS's Preview.app, but lets you easily browse the entire contents of folders and archives, move and copy image files quickly, and supports many more image formats.

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    1.  LightweightXee consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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