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Offline NachtmahrTopic starter

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Alternatives to Windows for viewing images on PC.
« on: December 19, 2017, 02:04:05 PM »
I would really love to never use the built-in gallery feature for Windows 10, but before my upgrade I had never used anything other than the old Windows Photo Viewer (As I believe it was called?) and I know find myself without anything to use when viewing pictures. Does anyone have an freeware preferences when it comes to gallery or image viewing software?

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Re: Alternatives to Windows for viewing images on PC.
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 02:54:29 PM »
Just out of curiosity, why do you like the built-in gallery viewer?

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Re: Alternatives to Windows for viewing images on PC.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 03:02:12 PM »
I used to like the old Windows photo viewer thing on Win7, but the one in Win10 is just ugly in my opinion. Completely without soul or charm. Like many new "modern" designs, it comes across as clinical and uncomfortable.

I've heard rumors that it essentially sends snapshots of what you're viewing to Windows HQ, along with all the other stuff they want to keep a record of, but I frankly don't know if that's true. While privacy is a concern of mine, I don't particularly care if someone finds out about the staggering amount of adult art I've accumulated over the years.

I'd really just like something that's a bit different.

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Re: Alternatives to Windows for viewing images on PC.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 03:08:38 PM »
Are there any other features that you would like to have?  (Simple editing like cropping/rescaling, effects, etc.)

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Re: Alternatives to Windows for viewing images on PC.
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 03:46:35 PM »
Some editing features would be neat, but they're not a must-have. What I'm mostly looking for is a program that will allow me to continuously browse images in a folder. So far, I've only managed to find a few programs that allowed me to view one picture at a time, and then there's IrfanView which seems less than ideal as well.

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Re: Alternatives to Windows for viewing images on PC.
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 03:56:08 PM »
ACDSee Organizer, viewer, and editor all in one. The free version is pretty darn good.

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Re: Alternatives to Windows for viewing images on PC.
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 04:09:52 PM »
ACDSee Organizer, viewer, and editor all in one. The free version is pretty darn good.

Does it simply go to a free version after the trial expires, or is it possible to download a free version directly? And which program is it exactly that I'm looking for? >.< Their site is absolutely flooded with buttons and information, and I'm having a bit of trouble finding out exactly which program it is that you're recommending.

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Re: Alternatives to Windows for viewing images on PC.
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2017, 04:18:55 PM »
As far as I remember it reverts back to a limited access program after the trial, but one that still allows the organizing capabilities. I haven't used it in awhile, back before they had three different program options.

Offline midnightblack

Re: Alternatives to Windows for viewing images on PC.
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 12:22:26 AM »
As far as Windows systems are concerned, I've been using Irfanview for the last 15 years or so. It's a completely free viewer with (as far as I understand, though I never use them) some solid photo editing features. Not sure if it can help you out in the gallery department.