Windows Photo Viewer Alternatives

    Windows Photo Viewer is described as 'View pictures in Windows Photo Viewer' and is a Image Viewer in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Windows Photo Viewer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and GNOME. The best alternative is ImageGlass, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Photo Viewer are IrfanView (Free Personal), nomacs (Free, Open Source), XnView MP (Free Personal) and FastStone Image Viewer (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Mar 24, 2021

    1. 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.
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      ImageGlass vs Windows Photo Viewer opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ImageGlass is a great alternative to Windows Photo Viewer.
      Perfect replacement, simple & modern ui. All I needed was a picture viewer, possibility to rotate/flip/slideshow and check the alpha channel - this does all that without having a bloated and outdated interface. Most other alternatives don't have a purpose as clear as this one and their ui becomes hella bloated as the result.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      rafaljanuszwysocki Fast and good looking alternative.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Crisp interface, fast, not bloated. Can be full screen. Uses a Chrome-style menu, so out of the way until you need it. Opens in seconds (2?); Photo Viewer, Photos, irfanview, xnView, FastStone all take a bit longer. Open source. Actively developed. There are things it does not do, but I have several other apps to accomplish those things.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    2. Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features.
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      IrfanView vs Windows Photo Viewer opinions
      Most users think IrfanView is a great alternative to Windows Photo Viewer.
      Windows Photo Viewer is extreeeemely slooow. This is fast! Opens instantly and you can quickly view your images.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      For instance it opens an image in a window with size adapted to the size of the photo. And is very fast!
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      Fast, versatile and easy to use. While it's added loads of editing and effects, it still is responsive and quick to load.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    3. 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.
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      Most users think nomacs is a great alternative to Windows Photo Viewer.
    4. 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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      XnView MP vs Windows Photo Viewer opinions
      Most users think XnView MP is a great alternative to Windows Photo Viewer.
      Starts in fullscreen by default, bloated - includes a file browser, lacking settings to make it as simple a picture viewer as photo viewer is. Not too user-friendly of an UI. May have it's uses, but does far too much for the requirements - if I wanna edit I'll just jump into photoshop, if I wanna browse - I'll just jump into a file browser.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    5. 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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      FastStone Image Viewer vs Windows Photo Viewer opinions
      Some users think FastStone Image Viewer is a great alternative to Windows Photo Viewer, some don't.
      It's not 1 picture and clicking to the next as Windows Photo Viewer
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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      This is fastest of all the alternatives listed here. ImageGlass takes a lot of time to open up photos, but faststone loads images with the same time like Picasa3. Has a lot of features like editing and light-touching etc. A lot of keyboard shortcuts too. Moreover its FREE it would have been perfect if it was open source too.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    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.
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      JPEGView vs Windows Photo Viewer opinions
      Almost everyone thinks JPEGView is a great alternative to Windows Photo Viewer.
      Lightweight, powerful. Easy browsing pics/gifs together
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents.
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    10. gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. Features Image Viewer * View single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, XPM. * View EXIF data attached to JPEG images.
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