Q&A Best Image Viewer?

Best Image Viewer?

  • IrfanView

    Votes: 18 21.4%
  • Picasa

    Votes: 7 8.3%
  • HoneyView

    Votes: 6 7.1%
  • FastStone

    Votes: 8 9.5%
  • XnViewMP

    Votes: 2 2.4%
  • Zoner Photo Studio

    Votes: 2 2.4%
  • Windows Photo Viewer

    Votes: 27 32.1%
  • ImageGlass

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 14 16.7%

  • Total voters
    84

CMLew

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#2
I voted others. It really depend on the processing workflow if you are a photographer.
If you're using for leisure purposes, i believe any of them would make a good image viewer, even the Default Windows Photo App. serves you good too.

What I'm using currently: ACDSee Pro 9.
 
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pablozi

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#4
If you're looking for image viewer only then Windows default app is good enough.
If you need some more editing options then you can try XnView (available also as a portable app).
 

LASER_oneXM

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#8
My choice (after testing some other similar products): Zoner Photo Studio.
 

Spawn

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#10
To "view" photos, something as simple as Windows Photo Viewer is sufficient for my needs, part of Windows 10.

Photographers may need an application with more features, and likewise if you wish to edit the image.
 
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#16
"Other"
I personally prefer Photoshop CS6 for viewing and editing Photos.
FastStone in a very close second.
But like others are saying it will largely depend on what your usage requirements are.
PeAcE
Yes I currently use Adobe CC 2015 - Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Media Encoder, Dreamweaver, and Lightroom. LoL but those are all for editing not necessarily for viewing images a massive waste if you just want to view the image. That's why Faststone is a better "image viewer" than the others. But totally agree about the usage requirements. Though I would say about the color managers: that in some cases its not necessarily the image viewer color profile but the monitor color config profile. Though you are right the image viewer in win10 doesn't have a color config manager. I've run into the color issue every time I buy a new monitor regardless of brand Samsung has some nice color configs that are preinstalled but aside from that they all usually come without true color configs.. Thank god for the people that spend 5 hours messing with the config and making it perfect and posting them lol :D
 

jogs

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#19
I have been using ACDsee it for a very long time now, like some of its special features. Just use it as an image viewer not as an editor.