21 Interesting FREE Image Viewers

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  1. PJC

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  2. roger_m

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    Thanks for the link. When I get time I may have a look at some of these.
    What I'm ideally looking for in a image viewer is one that is absolutely as basic as possible - i.e. it only view images, with no image editing or converting functions - so the exe file is a small as possible and loads almost instantly.
     
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    You are welcome! :thumb:

    From the respective List, I kept FreeVimager and Imagina in my Toolbox...
     
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    thanks for sharing, checking right now.
     
  6. Espresso

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    I'll bet none are as fast as the 13 year old ACDSee 3.1.
     
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    Wow, I remember ACDSee... haven't used it since the Windows 2000 days though...
     
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    Nothing starts up faster and scrolls through a directory of images faster than ACDSee 2.4/3.1
     
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    I haven't used ACDSee for many years, but will try it again.

    I had a look at the website and see there is ACDSee Free. Have you tried this version, or would I better off with an old version of the full ACDSee. I'm not looking for lots of features, I just want an image viewer that loads in a instant and is also is very fast as scrolling through images. I'm over waiting for bloated image viewers to load, particuarly as I am clicking on pictures to view them, and nothing else.
     
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    Imagina's EULA states that it isn't exactly free, but nagware. On "rare" intervalls it asks you to donate and if you do, you then get the no-nagware version.
     
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    Then, I will remove it from my Toolbox.
    Thanks! :thumb:
     
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    It's a shame, because it's what i liked most too. Donation is very low too. Something like $3.

    In the author's site, it states that with Donation, you get automatic updates. It doesn't say anything about removing reminder about donating, but the EULA does. Maybe the EULA is obsolete and it doesn't do that anymore? I don't know. But in the EULA it's mentioned clearly.
     
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    I need to Try it more...;)
     
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    Thanks, I think I will pass on it then. I don't mind donating to something I like, but I won't be nagged about it...
     
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    Everything past 3.1 was slow and bloated.
     
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    Thanks, when I get time I'll give v2.4 a go.
     
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    I have been using xnview for as long as I can remember.
     
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    XNView is also very fast... almost as fast as ACDSee but it stalls a bit on animated gifs. It's a little flakey at resizing the window to fit images as well.
     
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    I think all of the top freeware have their place where the only determining factor is use. For me, I have never had a single issue with xnview but I also have never used it to open animated gifs. I use it to crop and normalize for editing and to quickly scan through photos in a folder, nothing fancy or complicated at all.
     
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