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Open Source Windows Photo Viewer Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Windows Photo Viewer is ImageGlass. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Windows Photo Viewer and ten of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Windows Photo Viewer are nomacs, JPEGView, gThumb and Geeqie Image Viewer.

Windows Photo Viewer 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 Windows Photo Viewer.
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  • Windows

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  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.

    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.

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    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possibility to rotate/flip/slideshow and check the alpha channel - this does all that without having a bloated and outdated interface.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.

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    Fast and good looking alternative.

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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.

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  2. 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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    Most users think nomacs is a great alternative to Windows Photo Viewer.


  3. 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

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    Almost everyone thinks JPEGView is a great alternative to Windows Photo Viewer.

    Lightweight, powerful. Easy browsing pics/gifs together

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

    Adjust Colors
  5. Geeqie Image Viewer icon

    Geeqie Image Viewer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • BSD
    • Mac

    Geeqie is a lightweight Gtk+ based image viewer for Unix like operating systems. It was forked from GQview.

    Sidebar with histogram, exif and keywords


  6. 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.

    Choose light or dark theme
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    Sequential

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Sequential is an image viewer for Mac OS X. It was originally designed for opening a folder of images and displaying them in order. It works well for viewing comics and manga.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.2, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Very great for comics and manga.

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    Veneta Viewer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Hardware accelerated image viewer and image sequence player. It supports a large variety of formats, including many camera RAW images.

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    Pineapple Pictures

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A lightweight image viewer that allows you to view frequently used image format files quickly, and provide a Stay-on-Top window setting so you can use it to pin a reference image at the top to work with other software.

    Regular main window.
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    ExifPro

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    ExifPro is an image browser application that can help you display, describe, tag, and manipulate your collection of photographs.

    Discontinued

    The last update is from 2018, and there are no official releases available.

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