Q&A Best Image Viewer?

Discussion in 'Media Players and Editors' started by ng4ever, Jun 5, 2016.

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Best Image Viewer?

  1. IrfanView

    18 vote(s)
    21.7%
  2. Picasa

    7 vote(s)
    8.4%
  3. HoneyView

    6 vote(s)
    7.2%
  4. FastStone

    8 vote(s)
    9.6%
  5. XnViewMP

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  6. Zoner Photo Studio

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  7. Windows Photo Viewer

    26 vote(s)
    31.3%
  8. ImageGlass

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Other

    14 vote(s)
    16.9%
  1. ng4ever

    ng4ever Level 8

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    Sorry wasn't sure where else to post this and thought we needed another updated poll about this please.

    Move thread if this is not the right section.
     
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  2. CMLew

    CMLew Level 22

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    #2 CMLew, Jun 5, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2016
    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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  3. johnjacobs

    johnjacobs Level 1

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    Actually, I haven't tried different photo viewers because I am happy with Picasa.
     
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  4. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    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).
     
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  5. Overlord

    Overlord Level 8
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    IrfanView - is fast, simple and sufficient for everyday use.
     
  6. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

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    In my opinion FastStone is best.
     
  7. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

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    #7 King Mellow, Jun 5, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2016
    Nothing beats Windows built-in image viewer. :) It's faster than third-party image viewers.
     
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  8. LASER_oneXM

    LASER_oneXM Level 18
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    My choice (after testing some other similar products): Zoner Photo Studio.
     
  9. FrankN209

    FrankN209 Level 1

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    I just use built in Windows Viewer.
     
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  10. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    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.
     
  11. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    But, picasa is dead and is no longer maintained so I switched to w10 photos app.
     
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  12. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    If its image viewer then the built in from Windows is fine. But for sure you may rely on something editing tools which any of 3rd party alternatives can be.
     
  13. pneuma1985

    pneuma1985 Level 4

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  14. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    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
     
  15. DardiM

    DardiM Level 26
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    #15 DardiM, Jun 7, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2016
    I only use the Windows 10 Photo Viewer because I rarely open 'photos' on my PC :)
     
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  16. pneuma1985

    pneuma1985 Level 4

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    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
     
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  17. johnjacobs

    johnjacobs Level 1

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    I am using Windows 8.1 and Picasa is working perfectly on Windows 8.1.
     
  18. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    picasa works but you won't get any security patches from google as it merged with google photos app.
     
  19. jogs

    jogs Level 11

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    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.
     
  20. donglv123

    donglv123 New Member

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    I think that's Picasa
     
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