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VJPEG Alternatives

VJPEG is described as 'I realized I was spending a lot of time waiting for JPEGs to open, and the default viewer on my system wasnt really hot with large files. I take a lot of digital camera pictures, and viewing a few megapixels in a web browser is ugly' and is a Image Viewer in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to VJPEG for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and Electron / Atom Shell. The best alternative is FastStone Image Viewer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try JPEGView or qimgv. Other great apps like VJPEG are XnView, gThumb, PicView and QuickViewer.

VJPEG 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 VJPEG.
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  1. FastStone Image Viewer icon

    FastStone Image Viewer

    • Windows
    109 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.
    A Screenshot of the whole program interface
    Image Manager
  2. XnView icon


    • Windows
    • ReactOS
    127 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.
    Viewer Window (windows version)
    Browser Window (windows version)

  3. JPEGView icon


    • Windows
    116 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.

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

    Very simple. Only a title bar other than the picture.
  4. qimgv icon


    • Windows
    • Linux
    92 alternatives to qimgv 

    Qt5 image viewer with optional video support. Contribute to easymodo/qimgv development by creating an account on GitHub.


    "DEVELOPMENT IS ON HOLD INDEFINITELY (russian invasion of my country)" - Developer

  5. gThumb icon


    • Linux
    • GNOME
    107 alternatives to gThumb 

    gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. It also includes an importer tool for transferring photos from cameras.

    Adjust Colors

  6. PicView icon


    • Windows
    41 alternatives to PicView 

    Fast Picture Viewer with compact UI that can be hidden. Features image effects, galleries, EXIF, Image compression and more. The application can automatically adjusts itself to your screen. Clean, free, fast. No bloated UI. No annoying pop-ups.

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    1.  Color PickerPicView allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    2.  PortablePicView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Privacy focusedPicView is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    Choose light or dark theme
    The interface can be hidden, to only view the image. The buttons fades out when not needed
  7. QuickViewer icon


    • Windows
    • Linux
    91 alternatives to QuickViewer 

    QuickViewer is a graphic image viewer for comfortable browsing of many images.

    This software performs reading of image data in advance. And drawing the imported image data on the screen with OpenGL. You can browse images with much smoother response than ever before.


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

  8. Geeqie Image Viewer icon

    Geeqie Image Viewer

    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • BSD
    • Mac
    85 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
  9. FastStone MaxView icon

    FastStone MaxView

    67 alternatives to FastStone MaxView 

    FastStone MaxView is a fast, compact and innovative image viewer that supports all major graphic formats. Its intuitive layout lets you view images in a variety of ways. It even lets you view images in password-protected ZIP and RAR archive files directly and instantly, which is...

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    Main window
  10. FreeVimager icon


    • Windows
    55 alternatives to FreeVimager 

    This is a Free & Fast Image Viewer and Editor for Windows. There are many tools around doing that, but the aim of this Freeware is to be a small and handy tool doing what it says and running also as a standalone exe file (installer not necessary).

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    Rotating and Cropping Images
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