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. OokamiCreed

    OokamiCreed Level 18
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    Have used Irfanview for years and have used all other listed as well for a sufficient amount of time. Irfanview has an advantage of lower RAM usage and since I always open up many pictures at once, it is the one I chose as the sole image viewer on my system. It also tends to be much faster than any other image viewer but does not have the modern look of most others - not a downside for me personally.

    Windows Photo Viewer (Windows 10 only) will crash if I open as many images as I do in Irfanview. In Windows 7 there was a lack of ability to play gif files (this was possible in Windows XP - I'm unsure of Vista and 8).

    Honeyview is very heavy on RAM (but in terms of customizations, speed, etc it is my favorite - ashame it's so heavy). My favorite feature was the easy ability to add keyboard/mouse controls to do practically anything one would like such as view previous, view next, random image, etc with either a mouse (left, right, middle, or scroll up or down), or keyboard (many more options but most would be fine with mouse only).

    ImageGlass was the last one I've tried in order and while it is very good and modern looking, it too is a bit heavy and have noticed a few bugs here and there. Had a few individual process crashes even while not messing with it at all. It's open source which is always very nice.

    Picasa is no longer supported however there is no reason why one can't still use it - it's just an image viewer, not a browser and while threats for practically everything exist, I doubt you'd come across one anytime soon. My brother favors this one and he only had good things to say about it.

    XnView is another one I have a high opinion of for it's stability, customizations, speed, and generally low resource usage. Take note XnView has two products - XnView and XnView MP. I recommend XnView - XnView MP is a remake of it's classic version and I found it isn't as convenient in a few ways. I can not off the top of my head remember exactly what I disliked about it.

    FastStone I have nothing negative or positive to say about it as I tried it years ago. I see now that they seem to have one that is simply an image viewer with none of the file management features (which is what I like) so will need to try that out very soon.

    Zoner Photo Studio is a favorite of mine for is dark theme, tab support, and a combo of a photo manager/viewer. While I don't use it currently, I would recommend it as a FastStone alternative - or FastStone is an alternative for this.
     
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  2. Aura

    Aura Level 20

    Jul 29, 2014
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    Windows 10
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    Always used IrfanView and it always fitted my needs. Sometimes I just use Windows' default photo viewer (whichever it is depending on the version I'm on).
     
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  3. NekoHr

    NekoHr Level 3

    Feb 5, 2016
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    Windows 10
    Comodo
    IrfanView has everything I need, it's fast and light.
     
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  4. olivia sophia

    olivia sophia New Member

    Oct 30, 2016
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    KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro is great to view all images within a folder . You can organize and view/edit images. View images on a calendar etc.Try it out
     
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  5. Neno

    Neno Level 5

    Jan 4, 2012
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    Windows 10
    Malwarebytes
    ACDSee, was and will be.
     
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  6. aragornnnn

    aragornnnn Level 11

    Aug 18, 2016
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    Belgium
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Windows Photo Viewer works great for me, never had problems with it.
     
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  7. Ana_Filiz

    Ana_Filiz Level 4

    Aug 23, 2016
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    ACDsee Pro is a very good option for photo view and other tweaks & effects.
     
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  8. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 14, 2015
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    Kaspersky
    I use Nomacs, which is available for both Linux and Windows.
    Gets the job done just fine.
    For Windows however, I use its portable version.
    Home
     
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  9. Sr. Normal 2.0

    Sr. Normal 2.0 Level 5
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    Sep 14, 2016
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    FastStone here. light, fast and has a great slideshow. and several basic options for working with images.
     
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  10. shukla44

    shukla44 Level 10

    Jan 14, 2016
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    Windows 7
    Kaspersky
    I voted Faststone. I have used almost every image viewer & checked if they can work with my photographic needs. So far what i found that either use the default Windows program or Faststone.

    I really like the Faststone Maxview - Fast, effective, basic editing, tons of features.
    Only downside i can think of is its NOT freeware.

    But for freeware, Faststone Image Viewer fills the needs perfectly.
     
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  11. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    Aug 2, 2015
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    PostImage, hands down the best ;)
     
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  12. insanity

    insanity Level 4

    Oct 9, 2016
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    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Windows Photo Viewer is enough for the average user, it is simple, light, no bloats. Another option is the Windows Photo Gallery, another very simple app to organise your photos. This one should work in Windows 10.
     
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  13. Quassar

    Quassar Level 7

    Feb 10, 2012
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    IrfanView +
     
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  14. BugCode

    BugCode Level 10

    Jan 9, 2017
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    #34 BugCode, Feb 3, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
    IrfanViewer + couple of scripts & of course old windows photo viewer. + Opensource nomacs
     
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  15. maximus

    maximus Level 4

    Dec 18, 2014
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    8,801
    IrfanView and Foxit
     
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  16. tim one

    tim one Level 18
    Trusted AV Tester

    Jul 31, 2014
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    I use Faststone, very fast and with good editing toolset, but I am quite impressed by Windows 10 default viewer app.
    Fairly slow in opening, but excellent auto-fix photos tool.
     
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  17. rockstarrocks

    rockstarrocks Level 14

    Apr 16, 2017
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    6,784
    Civil Engineer
    Delhi>India>Asia>Earth>S.S.>Milky way>Our Universe
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Win10 Photos app
     
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  18. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

    Jul 1, 2017
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    Nurse
    On a journey
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    My favorite is Basic Photo Viewer in the Windows Store.
     
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  19. WinXPert

    WinXPert Level 23
    Trusted AV Tester

    Jan 9, 2013
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    Graphic Artist
    Manila
    Windows 7
    Emsisoft
    Picasa.
     
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  20. ispx

    ispx Level 13

    Jun 21, 2017
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    windows photo viewer, never tried nothing else because i never needed nothing else :)
     
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