What are your Thoughts?



  1. Sorin Nica
    December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

    I tries faststone and it is super photo browser!
    Fast, really free, not selling anything. I search for simple browser and there is a feature I lost with ICDsee when it was free (like ~15 years ago). When double click on a picture open it in full scree and when press esc just exit, when press enter move to browsing mode….. this is as great as simple.


  2. Bill
    September 19, 2018 @ 5:14 AM

    FastStone image viewer, I highly recommend it. No hype, no trying to upsell you anything, just good solid freeware and very good features. Even has cool advanced features like batch renaming. Highly configurable.


  3. joheben
    June 13, 2018 @ 5:08 PM

    Grr – that I have at all needed to look for this is baffling idiocy on the part of Microsoft. Windows Photo Viewer was EXCELLENT. Not I have NOTHING (not even Photos). The apps that are at all available are total CRAP for opening and viewing big photo files (for example Paint).


  4. Tom
    April 29, 2018 @ 4:35 AM

    Recently, a new image viewer/editor/convertor was updated to windows app store. It is fastest in loading images I’ve ever used. Here is the link
    It also includes many useful features like, Non-constructive text adding and searching/filtering images based on many factors.


  5. Jay Tee
    April 12, 2018 @ 8:19 PM

    @RW Ingersoll: There’s another alternative – https://phot-awe.com – it’s quite fast, and looks quite polished …


  6. RW Ingersoll
    March 21, 2018 @ 6:12 PM

    Thank you….Microsoft definitely drooped the ball for those of us who did a clean install of Windows 10. It is absolutely a letdown using “Photos” in Win 10 instead of the very usable “Photos Viewer” in Win 7. I’m going to investigate your photo viewing options above and will choose the one best for my needs.


  7. YahooUser
    February 15, 2018 @ 10:17 PM

    Many times I want to compare photos back and forth, and the wheel was always an easy way to do this, but Irfan View makes this difficult if you go 1 click to far.
    Irfan View is very annoying because if you use the wheel to try to advance to the next photo, when it runs out of photo files, it tries to open whatever else is in the file and then shoots error messages for each move of the wheel.
    If there are no other files in the folder, it does the same thing.
    It SHOULD just recycle to the photos already viewed, but no it just stops and shoots error messages, then when you close the error messages, you get a black screen and the only solution then is to close the viewer and start over.


  8. Amjad
    December 3, 2017 @ 2:05 AM

    SkyfallView is another nice alternative… and it’s Free


    • iTechtics Staff
      December 3, 2017 @ 3:50 PM

      Couldn’t find it. Can you point me to the correct URL of this software?


  9. grahamnt
    August 11, 2017 @ 12:34 PM

    I have not tried any of those photo viewers alternatives but a friend recommended to me a PhotoViewerPro that has an amazing viewing and editing features.


  10. Alex
    July 26, 2017 @ 2:21 PM

    Salview (https://salview.com) is another alternative to Windows Photo Viewer and Photos. But it’s commercial.