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Tuxified1
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Re: [Poll] Image Viewers - 2008 Members Choice



fourboxers
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join:2003-05-04
Toronto, ON
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I use iPhoto and Preview on Mac, MS Picture Viewer on Windows,.


Fedorov
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I ditched ACDSee (tired of the bloat) for FastStone, but I really do miss the speed of ACDSee


Michail
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I'll take a risk going against the grain but I've never liked IrfanView all that much. I keep trying it because of its popularity but it is kind of clunky and slow compared to FastStone and Cam2PC. I also have a preference for full screen viewers.

I think FastStone copied some of the full screen ideas from Cam2PC but is kept up to date more so and is my primary viewer since it can detect the resolution change when I rotate my monitor. I still haven't seen a full screen viewer that renders as fast as Cam2PC.


steve1a
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join:2001-05-07
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I'm finding myself totally migrating towards FastStone Image Viewer ...

With their increased format support, frequent upgrades, intuitive attractive GUI, cool slide transitions ...

More and more useful features like the addition in the 3.3 beta of:

portable:

A zip (compressed) file that includes all the required files to run the application independently from any folder you dump it in. Major advantage is that you can carry it around on a memory stick / USB flash drive, or copy / migrate from PC to PC via simple copying of files. No installation is necessary.

and it's still a FREEBIE !

I also prefer the PicaView portion of ACDSee for the right click content menu preview ...
but haven't updated it in years ...
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mromero
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The O.C.
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Other- Adobe Bridge


47717768
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Birmingham, AL
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Nice Poll


Owlbet
Ignite the Ice
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Palmer, AK
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I voted:

Microsoft Picture Viewer (XP)
Other: Windows Photo Gallery (Vista)

Thank you for the poll, fourboxers See Profile


GadgetsRme
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Canon City, CO
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Irfanview for quick use and viewing.
Paint.Net when I need something with a little more capability.
Thanks for your efforts fourboxers.
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VR Laura
Queen Of Cyberspace
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NYC
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Paint Shop Pro 7.04


hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
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David R.I.P.
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ACDSee here and love it[newest version]


DownTheShore
RIP tmpchaos
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Beautiful NJ
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Primary image viewer for years has been Irfanview.

Secondaries are: Paint, Paint.net, Picasa, and GIMPshop.
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howie1
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Antarctica
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ACDSee Pro 2.0 here.


flawlessly
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USA

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I use Windows picture & fax viewer, it loads faster than Windows picture viewer.
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La Luna
RIP Lisa
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Warwick, NY
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Mostly Irfanview
Sometimes SnagIt
Sometimes FastStone Image Viewer
Occasionally MS Picture and Fax Viewer for just a basic look-see.


crossedeyed
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join:2004-07-30
Malvern, AR
Irfanview rocks. Started using it after seeing the recommendations from this site and have been using it ever since


jmorlan
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Pacifica, CA
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Voted Irfanview. It's configured with Photoshop as its external editor. My email client (Forte Agent) now displays images in emails, but I still prefer Irfanview as an external viewer for that.

For fast viewing of thumbnails in folders, I use WinXP's thumbnail view.

MS picture and fax viewer will automatically show image mime types which have no extension, but it's not my choice and I probably should figure out how to fix that.

I also have Adobe Bridge which came with Photoshop, but I never use it.


Rhaps
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ACDSee
I have ACDSee 9 on my work computer but I still prefer my older version ACDSee 4 I have at home.

Irfanview does a good job and I advise it to all my friends who do not want to buy a software.

I also clicked FlipAlbum. I don't use it to view images but it makes really nice Photo albums that I can give on CDs to friends. I use FlipAlbum Pro 5 which is also old now.
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wanabegeek
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Windows Photo Gallery included in Vista.


bbrcat
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NH
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IrfanView for me too (though I also use MS Paint sometimes).
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Pentangle
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Have used Irfanview for years and will stay with it.


Rob A
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IrFanview and MS Paint


delenn13
De gustibus nil disputandum
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Ridgeway, ON
I have a short cut to Irfan View Thumbnails, FastStone Image Viewer and SnagIt Catalogue Browser(which I use the most) on my desktop. For a quick view at one picture I use Microsoft Picture Viewer and I integrated Vicman's Photo ToolKit with it when I want to make simple fixes.
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nemo1966

join:2005-11-15
England

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For simply veiwing an image then it has to be Microsoft Picture Viewer (included in the OS).

Why would you need more to simply view it?

TheAnalyzer

join:2006-01-20
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Great Poll fourboxers

I use:

Microsoft Office Picture Manager
Adobe Photoshop Album SE
Paint.NET

TA
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OverBurn

join:2004-02-21
Greenwood, IN
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Just to few: Microsoft Picture Viewer (included with the OS)


penguins4evr
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Still use Microsoft Picture Viewer; so far haven't really had a need to use anything else.


Candle
Like a candle in the wind
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I use FastStone Image Viewer on my PC when I use my PC.


ChrisJack
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Eglin Afb, FL
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IrfanView hands down...been using it for several years now. I tell everyone I know to use it and I make it the default viewer on my computers. It portable as well:

From the IrfanView FAQ:

Q: Is there a portable IrfanView version (for USB sticks, CDs etc.)?
A: Yes, EVERY IrfanView version is portable. You can:
1. Copy your existing/installed IrfanView folder to USB stick (recommended), or
2. Use the normal installer and install IrfanView to an USB stick folder, or
3. Use the ZIP version and unzip to an USB stick folder.
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TKadlec

join:2000-04-25
Trenton, NJ
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I have been using PolyView for many years. My primary uses are for slide shows and photo printing.

It can be found at »www.polybytes.com/.
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