Image Viewers

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    I was wondering what image viewers for Windows out there are x64 compatible and can replace the default windows image viewer?

    Looking for suggestions, pros/cons if youve used it, system resources, etc.
     
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    I have tried several and while many are nice, FastStone Image Viewer is by far my favorite. Available in both a portable and regular installed version. Free for personal use. http://www.faststone.org/
     
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    +1 for FastStone Image Viewer :) I have used it on x64 and am currently using it on x86. Feature rich, lightweight product.
     
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    whitedragon551, check out Photoscape. Loads of features, easy to use, and runs very well on my Win7 64-bit.
     
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    I have tried a bunch of them- Irfanview, XnView, FastStone, etc but I always end back up with Zoner free.

    http://free.zoner.com/
     
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    I've been using Irfanview for a long time. Lately I've been shopping around for something different but always end up back with Irfanview. I think it can be frustrating at first learning to use it, but it has a support forum and a good Help file included with the program. You don't have to go online every time you have a question. It's very lightweight and fast. Works with all versions of Windows. :)
     
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    Do any of the ones mentioned have skins that will resemble the Win 7 interface? It would look funny to have the default image viewer stuck in XP mode, but be installed on a current Win7 box.
     
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    Here a screenie of FastStone IV with the Vista/7 skin on an XP box. (I prefer the "Windows Dark" skin myself.)
     

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    Nice find there,looks like a useful app.:thumb:
     
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    FastStone Image Viewer is a viewer very nice and very rich of features, I believe the best. Not too bad Picasa too, but you must work to set it, because it's a bit " invasive ". More classic XnView. I agree with acr1965: Zoner Photo Studio is nice, but FastStone Image Viewer has many options.



     
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    Anyone have any comment on resources for any of the programs listed?
     
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    FastStone is minimally invasive. Thus the portable version's availablility.

    It runs quite light. I use it on my Win 7 Starter based Dell netbook and it comes up pretty quick and runs just as well on it as on a more muscular machine.
     
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    IrfanView, light, fast, powerful.
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    Photoscape has the Aero look.

    With the Image Viewer section opened and about 25 images on the page:

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    Do any of these image viewers have batch photo resizing incorporated? I currently use Fotosizer for batch resizing. Its light, small install, fast, and very stable. It would be stupid to have multiple apps accomplish the same thing.
     
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    That's one thing I'll say for FastStone, it has a lot of skin options, more than any other that I've seen.

    For all the features IrfanView has it's very fast and uses hardly any resources. It has a few skins for the toolbar but you can barely tell them apart, useless really. It has some pretty squirrelly-looking icons as well. If you associate any extensions with it, you may end up wanting to change the default icons to something else, unless you prefer squirrelly icons. :D It's easy enough to do though once you know how to do it.
     
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    Yeah, many can do it. FastStone does.
     
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