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Best Graphics Viewer On Windows ?
« on: October 28, 2010, 04:07:53 PM »
I am currently using AcdSee 7.01 on my PC under XP for viewing images.

It handles TGA, PNG, GIF, TIF, JPG, LBM all the ones I care about.

It's reasonably fast but uses some kind of database which it manages to corrupt
now and then.

And it's getting pretty old version 7.01 is from 2004.

I have tried the newer versions but sadly AcdSee has becomw bloatware, I just want a lightning
fast viewer with no databases or thumbnail caches!

Anyone have a program to recommend ?

Here is a list of viewers I have tried and abandoned

. Any AcdSee above 7.01
. XnView
. IrfanView
. FastStone

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Re: Best Graphics Viewer On Windows ?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 04:09:54 PM »
What is it you didn't like about Irfanview?  Just curious, it's what I've used in the past and was going to recommend.



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Re: Best Graphics Viewer On Windows ?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 04:31:20 PM »
What is it you didn't like about Irfanview?  Just curious, it's what I've used in the past and was going to recommend.

I don't like the extras like sound, scan print etc. Furthermore I would like a thumbnail picture on the left and the
ability to scroll up and down whilst showing a thumbnail. The thumbnail viewer does not allow you to enter the
path directly or change directory.

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Re: Best Graphics Viewer On Windows ?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 09:09:12 PM »
What do you mean 'sound', like how it plays sound files, or is there something else?  It took me a bit to warm up to Irfanview just because some of its default options (playing music files, automatically setting music file associations) are really stupid.  Once I got things configured, though it's become my all-purpose image viewer just because it's so damn fast.  There's an awful lot of configuration options too, so you may want to have a look and see if you can't possibly squeeze the functionality you want out of it.  Plus, it seems pretty plug-in friendly, so you may be able to find something with the sort of thumbnail view you wanted.  Unless you've already gotten that in-depth and have found it lacking, in which case I'm probably not much help.