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    Phototheca Alternatives

    Phototheca is described as 'gives you the most convenient tool-set to organize and structure your photos' and is a Image Viewer in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Phototheca for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and iPad. The best alternative is IrfanView. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try digiKam or JPEGView. Other great apps like Phototheca are FastStone Image Viewer, XnView, Shotwell and ACDSee Photo Studio.

    Phototheca is mainly a Image Viewer but alternatives to it may also be Photo Managers or Photo Sharing Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Phototheca.
    This page was last updated Feb 22, 2022
    • Windows
    Phototheca gives you the most convenient tool-set to organize and structure your photos.
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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.
      IrfanView vs Phototheca opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      ChinaFan IrfanView is a plain viewer with Batch Processing functionality. Phototheca, on the other hand, is a Photo manager, where you organize your photos.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

    2. 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.

    3. 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.
    4. 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).
    5. JPEGView is a lean, fast and highly configurable viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, WEBP, TGA, GIF and TIFF images with a minimal GUI.


      This project hasn't been updated since 2018 and has since been forked with numerous updates at

    6. Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.
    7. 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.
    8. gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. It also includes an importer tool for transferring photos from cameras.
    9. Simple image viewer written in qt. Supports webm playback.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      QuickViewer is a graphic image viewer for comfortable browsing of many images.


      The latest version (1.1.8) was released in December 2019.

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