27 best free image viewers


The classic image viewing application that exists in windows may have evolved over time in the various new versions of windows from time to time, but it still remains quite "poor" in terms of features. 

Taking advantage of this gap we present you the best free programs after we have measured in addition to your preferences and some other external objective factors in order to be as accurate as possible. 

Of course, this does not mean that you should definitely agree with us, nevertheless the ease of use of the following programs is a given.



Paint.NET is image and photo editing software for computers running Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials and plugins.

It began its development as an undergraduate university higher education program under the guidance of shoppingmode Microsoft and is now maintained and developed by Rick Brewster. 

Originally intended as a free replacement for the shoppingmode Microsoft Paint software that comes with Windows, it has evolved into a powerful yet simple image and photo editing tool.



Excellent free application for Windows and Mac with which we can see photos in a unique, special way, either manually or automatically. The way of operation is very simple, after installing the application run it, now select the photos you want to see and drag them into the program frame. That's it, from there you can choose the viewing mode from the app settings.

Wild Bit Viewer


Image viewer with slide show and image editing. Viewer also includes image information with EXIF ​​Meta data JPEG and TIFF image information and IPTC (IIMV4) information. It also includes image comparison. In the comparison you can compare the images side by side. 

In favorites you can save your favorite images list and load list later and you can create custom show in Slide Show and this list you can edit with Custom Show List Editor. 

Finally, you can view the images with 176 different transition effects. Slide Show includes multi-screen support to quickly switch between two screens. WildBit Viewer supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF and TGA (over 70 formats).



Free graphics application, view and save animated image files at very fast speed. Also includes support for many image and animation file formats such as: PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, PCX, TGA, TIFF, ICO, CUR, LBM, ANI, FLI, WMF, EMF, etc., export single or all frames from motion files, show detailed image file information, animation, show Exif IPTC information, show or hide slides, support for digital camera image file formats such as: 3FR, ARW, CR2, CRW, DNG, ERF, KDC, MRW, NEF , ORF, RAF, RAW, SRW, SR2 etc., support for many file formats: ZIP, RAR, 7Z, ALZ, HV3, CBZ, CBR, CB7, ARJ, LZH, EGG, TAR, ISO, CAB etc. with thumbnail browser and many more features. In conclusion, this is a very powerful and useful application that you should have on your computer.

FastStone Image Viewer


Fast, stable, user-friendly image browser and converter with rich features including, in addition to standard photo viewing, management, comparison, red-eye correction, resizing, watermarking as well as the creation of unique slideshows. 

The innovative yet intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF ​​information, thumbnails and important functions via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touches the four edges of the screen. 

Other features include a high quality magnifying glass and a music slideshow with 150+ transition effects, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and more.

It supports the most popular graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA) as well as the most popular digital camera RAW formats (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF , MRW, ORF, SRF, ARW, SR2, RW2 and DNG).



It is an easy-to-use image location program with an attractive and modern interface. With over 70+ supported image formats including GIF, SVG, HEIC and RAW, it is a first-class application to view your images comfortably. It has settings to help you adjust the zoom levels on your image. 

ImageGlass is a free lightweight and flexible and designed to replace Photo Viewer. In its new versions it has improvements of the core library. 

Finally, it allows you to change the number of cached images in the Settings dialog, depending on how much RAM you have.

XnView MP


XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a powerful image viewer, browser and converter for Windows, Mac and Linux. 

This software can read more than 500 image formats and features like resize image, reduce image file size and more! 

It supports more than 500 image formats (including APNG, TIFF, GIF, ICO, etc.) and export to about 70 different file formats, it comes with an easy-to-use yet powerful multi-image conversion module. 

Almost all the standard features of XnView have been retained in XnView MP and many features have been improved. 

Significant performance improvements have been made (optimized loading speed, improved caching, multi-core processing, 64bits version, etc.)

FocusOn Image Viewer


Lightweight and fast image viewer for Windows, with quick view and simple editing capabilities. Free for everyone, for personal and commercial use. It will help you to automatically organize your photos by date and edit photos without damaging the original, it supports over 100 image formats.

Quick Viewer


Image viewer with the help of which we can see our favorite photos on our computer. One of the best features of the application is its speed (it displays images very quickly using OpenGL) and without the need to install it on the computer. It includes several settings related to the display of images and enables you to view your favorite images and slideshows.



Utility, perhaps the best free, for viewing and converting graphic files. Supports more than 400 graphic formats! Available for Windows, MacOS X, Linux x86, Linux ppc, FreeBSD x86, OpenBSD x86, NetBSD x86, Solaris SPARC, Solaris x86, Irix mips, HP-UX, AIX! The most important features are: Import about 400 graphic file formats and export about 50 graphic file formats.



Top graphic viewer from the best freeware viewers and image converters for Windows that comes with many extras. Designed to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals it seeks to create unique, new, and interesting features and functions.



JPEGView is a small image viewer with many interesting features. It supports a wide variety of file types, including some RAW formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, GIF, WebP, WDP, HDP, JXR, PEF, DNG, CRW, NEF, CR2, MRW, RW2, ORF, X3F, KDC, NRW, DCR, SR2 and RAF. 

In addition to viewing images, you can use it to make photo slideshows, rename your images, view information, and apply some of the available effects and settings. Moreover, you don't need to install the program, just unzip it and run JPEGView.exe.

Image Eye


Specialized image viewer made for the sole purpose of viewing images as quickly and simply as possible! You can have a window with just your image, without bulky menus and toolbars that reduce image viewing. 

By default, even the title window is hidden when you don't need it, leaving only a thin black border around the image. There is also a handy and handy menu and some smart shortcuts. (eg press Ctrl-Alt-X to close all image windows).

Xlideit Image Viewer


One of the best free image projection programs equipped with the basic capabilities of image processing and conversion with a wonderful appearance and above all very useful. Open a photo and you will see a list of all the images in the folder where your photo is located at the bottom of the window. 

The name of the current image and the toolbar are displayed at the top of the window. Use the toolbar to access basic commands such as adjusting the view of your photos as slideshows, zooming, rotating, deleting, cropping or resizing the image, sorting the list or getting access the program settings or convert your photo among the most common image formats.



Honeyview is a very good application that supports various file formats that can also work as a Slideshow application. In addition to the very fast display of photos, one of its strong points is the support for displaying images even in ZIP, RAR, 7z compressed files. If an image has GPS information, the location can be viewed on Google Maps, and users can save their favorite photos.

Free Photo Viewer


Photo viewer for Windows that lets you view photos from your camera and look at the EXI parameters, ie the information contained in each photo, such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO value, camera model, focal length , time, date, flash settings, etc. 

The program has settings to optimize its performance on slow processors. This allows you to open your photos faster than other similar programs. Supports widescreen screens and TV viewing. 

By enabling automatic zoom-in in the program settings you can enjoy your photos without black lines around them, support for viewing RAW files from DSLR cameras (NEF, CR2, CRW, RAW, ARW, MRW, ORF, RAF, PEF , DCR, SRF, ERF, DNG from Canon, Nikon, shoppingmode Sony, Minolta, Pentax, FujiFilm, etc., manage your photo folders and preview to delete unnecessary photos.

Hornil Photo Viewer


If you are looking for a simple but demanding image viewer then Hornil Photo Viewer is probably what you are looking for. 

It supports various image viewing methods through a friendly interface for easy searching of your photos. You can analyze your images using histogram waveform and EXIF ​​options. 

It supports various display methods and also gives you the ability to view your images in a Slide Show. 

You can also easily convert image files from one format to another. Finally, it supports a very wide range of format types such as png, jpg, tif, bmp, ico, jpc, pcx, tga, tif, ico, jpc, jp2, pcx, pgx, pnm, pgm, ppm, ras, ska, wmf and tsp file formats.



Free image viewer that you can use to view all common image formats, including RAW and psd images. Nomacs has a semi-transparent widget that displays additional information such as thumbnails, metadata or histograms. 

Includes thumbnail preview of the current folder as well as a file explorer panel, which allows switching between folders. You can apply a file filter to a directory so that only images whose filenames have a specific string are displayed. 

It includes image manipulation methods for adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, and exposure. It has a false color function that allows creating false color images. 

A unique feature of nomacs is multi-instance synchronization. With this feature you can easily compare zoomed or panned images at the exact same location.

Veneta Viewer


Vallen JPegger is an easy-to-use and complete image viewer that should not be missing on any computer. It currently supports 27 different languages, including Unicode files.

It is designed for large image libraries with thousands of files. It can read 40 different image file formats, supports lossless JPEG rotation with image conversion capabilities and also includes a unique MP3 Organizer, including a single player.

MP3 files are categorized according to their MP3 tag information by artist, genre and album in a clear tree-like format. Great choice for large music files.

Dimin Viewer


Dimin Viewer is an amazing application that incorporates unique visualization technologies, such as the Panorama Photo Tool and the Big Image Navigator. It supports many image formats, including the most popular formats such as: JPEG, GIF, TIFF, JPEG-2000, as well as many digital camera RAW formats.

It incorporates in-memory caching of all images and caching of upcoming files from the playlist, which dramatically reduces image loading time.

 It also includes productivity and automation features. For example, you can create your own keystrokes. This allows some new scripts like: copy from Photoshop, copy to Photoshop, open in Photoshop.

It supports read-write video files (ffmpeg plug-in), such as: AVI, WMV, QuickTime, Flash, MPEG 1/2/4, DV, Matroska, Motion JPEG, Motion JPEG-2000, OGG, however, support is only for small files. It also includes advanced metadata support including EXIF, IPTC, GeoTIFF, GeoJPEG-2000, Fluoview TIFF, etc., built-in IPTC viewer-processor, read-write support for EXIF, GeoTIFF and GeoJPEG2000, cross conversions and improved preview metadata.

BonAView Free Photo Manager


Excellent graphics application for Windows that can produce high-quality thumbnails of your images and display them interactively in 3D. Categories are the strong point of the application and are the simplest way to organize and manage your photo collection, which can be of any size, from a few hundred to a few million photos with an unlimited number of categories. 

To add an image, simply drag-and-drop any image into the category you need. Finally, it includes a powerful and easy-to-use image editor with a number of useful tools that can help you reduce red-eye in your digital categories, the ability to remove an unwanted color, apply special effects, and more.

Photo Browser


Easy to use tool to quickly browse and view large image collections. with the ability to resize, manage and view thumbnails. 

You can also see the details with a virtual magnifier with variable zoom in the preview window. You can also run basic image editing functions such as cropping, resizing, tilting, brightness, contrast and more. 

There is also a comprehensive slideshow program with a large collection of beautiful transition effects and other tools. Its main options include resizable viewing window), and a window to browse your files, another window to preview or slide show with 22 transition effects.

 However, it also includes other facilities such as resizing your photos or rotating them. It will even work with huge image sizes ( 4600x3500 pixels ) which means it is also suitable for photo editing from our camera.



 Free, powerful image editing software tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop. Its features include layers, undo, over 50 special effects, batch editing and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. 

Especially, you can easily add text effects to the image, such as shaded text, text embroidery, text gradient, etc. The PhoXo website provides a large number of resources, including step-by-step tutorials, thousands of free clip-arts, frames, patterns, textures and shapes . Free, small, fast, and powerful photo viewer and editor. 

Its features include layers, undo, over 50 special effects, as well as a wide variety of useful and powerful crop, painting, retouching, measuring, navigation tools. 

You can add text effects to photos, for example write a text with a ripple effect, change its gradient, fonts, color, etc. 

Also, the program includes a very large number of graphic aids that will help you in your work, such as, for example, free clip-art, frames, templates, textures and shapes.



MrViewer is a simple utility that will help you view images and videos. You can add files simply by dragging and dropping them into the main panel or you can browse to find files in a specific location. You can even set the frame rate, go to the beginning or end and change the gamma and exposure lighting levels. The program supports the most common audio and video formats.

Visa Photo Viewer


Photo and video viewer with the main feature of the display speed. The app is available for Windows 11 through the Microsoft Store but will also work on Windows 10. 

It supports a very large number of image formats such as, BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, WEBP and others. You can rotate your photos, crop them, edit them (blur, white balance, sepia effect), resize your images, set your images as lock screen or windows desktop wallpaper and enlarge them and of course save them to your computer. I consider how it is one of the applications that you should definitely install on your computer.

Regards Viewer


When you store a lot of photos on your computer, organizing them is objectively difficult. However, Regards Viewer is a powerful application that will make it much easier for you to find them.

It's a great, free app that will help you sort through the chaos of the large number of photos you probably have on your computer, as it includes a file explorer and lets you set up filters. 

Once you select an image folder it will immediately display photos and information. It includes everything from the name of who took the photo to resolution or format information. 

Regards Viewer has the ability to open JPG, GIF, PNG, TGA, BMP, TIFF, JPEG2000 and SVG files, among others. In addition, the application can edit MPEG4, AVI, Quicktime and AVCHD video files. 

Finally, you can do some simple editing operations like add image filters, flip or rotate your photos, and save them in BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TGA, PDF and other formats.



Image viewer developed by Nikolaus Brennig. The software is also compatible with older versions of Windows operating systems from Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT.

It supports over forty image file formats, including JPEG, GIF, TIFF and PSD. It also supports video and audio file formats like MP3, AVI and MOV and also serves as a basic photo editing utility, providing the user with editing tools to resize and crop images.

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