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Windows 7: Best Image Viewer for Windows 7 64 bit

05 Nov 2009   #1

Best Image Viewer for Windows 7 64 bit

Hi all i'm trying to find out what will be the best image viewer for me.

I would like:
-something 64 bit
-something capable of tagging photos (since windows 7 integrates this now)
-something fast
-something capable of supporting most every image file format

I want something to use as both a quick image viewer as well as something that can manage my photos, textures, graphic art.

I've been trying a few here and am not totally satisfied for various reasons.

Here's what i've tried:

-ACDSEE - I have this but it isn't 64 bit...
-FastPictureViewer - I have the free version, it's 64 bit, its very fast. And some interesting features but it is lacking in features as well. No tagging, doesn't seem like much for browsing photos.. and doesn't sem to support too many image formats, at least not the free version.
-XnView - So far I think I like this one the best but its not 64 bit...

Can anyone offer a program that might suit my needs?

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05 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Try the free Faststone Image Viewer. I don't think it's x64 but it's blindingly fast on my x64 rig and totally customizable to one's needs.

For example, I like to be able to use the scroll wheel alone without having to depress any other key to zoom in and out. I was able to easily customize the keys and configure Faststone to work this way. Another cool thing is that it can be set to open image files in full screen with no menus visible (actually I think this is the default behavior, but it's modifiable). But when you move the mouse to either of the top or side edges of the screen, various menus fly out so you can work with your images and as soon as you move the mouse off the menus, they're gone again. It's great if you really want to see and appreciate your images without anything in the way. Plus it has tons of features, most of which I don't need or use because I use other apps for serious PP. It's of the first things I install when I set up a new OS and I make it the default image handling app.
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05 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

I have used Picasa from Google for many years.

It's one of the best picture viewers I've ever used. The interface is well-designed (like everything Google), and it's free.

True, it's not 64-bit, but I can overlook that flaw. I am sure Google is working on a 64-bit version as we speak.
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05 Nov 2009   #4


A vote for... xnview
Sure its not 64 bit...but thats certainly not a deal breaker.
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05 Nov 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86

Ifranview is awesome.

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3 Weeks Ago   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Tried infranview on win7ux64...was okay..but didn't like my mouse not zooming, and scrolling through's a very capable tool for serious use...I don't have a lot of photos or images to work with. I gave XnView a try and it was what I was looking for, a quick image viewer. I'm running it on my Win Server 2008r2 workstation and love the fact XnView will run stand alone without registry integration -which can be an issue if you're using '08 as a workstation. I downloaded the zip to the network downloads folder and extracted to a to a network drive...The zip doesn't have a setup.exe, I can simply run xnview.exe stand alone from the network location -which is a plus because space is premium on my 100G OS partiton on my 120G SSD drive. -Space constraints are why Win7 is no longer running as my primary workstation OS. Eventually I might install it on the SSD...but for now, it's fine the way it is
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3 Weeks Ago   #7

Windows 7 Home 64bit

I also like FastStone Image Viewer and Picasa. But Picasa is too slow for my computer. I use XnView. It's very quick image viewer for old PCs.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I've been using Faststone Image Viewer. Works fine!
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