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Windows 7: Image Viewer suggestions!

27 May 2011   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkstrike View Post
Imperfect1: Hmmm, well, I didn't even notice I had the picture viewer installed. Works quite well actually, but it's still a bit more "fancy" than I'd like, haha , although I will definitely leave it installed for now and give it a go for a few days to see if I like it more than I currently think.
I think the more you get familiar with it the more you'll like it. Don't forget, it doesn't have to be your ONLY image viewer --- just one additional app to include in your arsenal!

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27 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
I think the more you get familiar with it the more you'll like it. Don't forget, it doesn't have to be your ONLY image viewer --- just one additional app to include in your arsenal!
Pretty much! I'll take a closer look at it over the weekend!
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27 May 2011   #13

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I know Irfranview has been mentioned but I recently came across a portable version. Obviously it doesn't need to be installed. You can carry it and your preference settings around on a flash/thumb drive.
I also use photoshop and it reads the .psd and my RAWs (NEF).
So like your needs, I'd basically only use it as a portable lightweight viewer.
IrfanView Portable | - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives
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27 May 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hmmm, I'm surprised nobody mentioned Google's Picasa. It has THE best looking image viewer, and it supports all the popular image formats. I don't use the actual editor (nor any other, as the matter of fact), but the "feel" of browsing though images with Picasa is simply incredible.

Zoner is a great piece of software, and it's interface reminds me of PaintShopPro a lot, which is both good and bad. Irfanview is simplistic, but powerful; I have never tried FastStone, though.
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27 May 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

I already mentioned that FastStone and IrfanView were good but I just found a website that you might find useful.
5 Best Free Image Viewers |
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28 May 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Well, I've taken a look at Faststone and it's a pretty good viewer. I've got it installed for now to give it a "test drive" and see what I think.

As for Picasa, I have read good things about it on other site, but it's still probably a bit more complicated than I need, although it does have some pretty great-looking features.

That link is helpful as well. Some of those five listed I've already read about and taken a look at, although XNView looks like a viable choice.

EDIT: Also, noticed that FastStone has a "light-weight" viewer as well called Max View:
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28 May 2011   #17

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Irfranview allows you to view all subfolder thumbnails simultaneously rather than just folder by folder. I find this useful for browsing for that elusive image.
I haven't been able to do this with Faststone. Maybe there is a way?
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