There are lots of photo viewers and editors out there - some of them even free. So what was the reason for me to create another one?
Like many people, I also do a lot of digital photography and I wasn't able to find a single photo viewer / browser I was really satisfied with.
Most programs I used or tested were either too complicated or just plain ugly in their user interface (some even seem to come from an ancient time, like the 90s).
None of them made use of the two-screen environment many users have nowadays - they all tried to integrate the preview into the main window or even allowed previewing only after selecting an image, not simultanously.
This program is created the way I always wanted it for myself: you can quickly index and view large image collections with a resizable thumbnail view and pick one of them for large view in a separate, resizeble viewer window.
But wait - there's a lot more: you can select a beautiful magnifier glass with changable magnification rate (drag mouse wheel) to see details of your image in the preview window at the best available detail level, independently from the size of the preview window!
You also can apply basic image editing operations like cropping, resizing, tilting, brightness, contrast and more; intuitively and with minimal time investment.
There is also an integrated slideshow viewer with a large collection of beautiful transition effects and other tools.
Give Photo Browser a try and have fun!
The main (preview) window is resizable. Integrated magnifier glass(Click to magnify screenshots)
File browser with thumbnail area Generate thumbnails with sizes from 32 up to 256 pixels
The program comes with a simple, but powerful cropping and image editing tool: (click to magnify)
Crop, tilt and resize your image
Apply several filters at once; "fit-to-window" or 1:1 size preview
More integrated tools: (click to magnify)
Batch processor for applying a watermark (stamp) text and/or to resize all images in a folder; export to PDF (contact sheet) tool.
Apply a watermark (stamp) text and resize all images in a folder
Export and print a "contact sheet" with variable image sizes
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2.38 - Photo Browser is now compatible with Windows 8
2.37 - Fixed 1:1 (show original size) function in the filter section (Edit dialog)
2.36 - Fixed batch processing module (stamp position, resizing when using EXIF rotation)
2.33 - 2.35 - Fixed some more memory leaks
2.32 - Fixed batch processing function: very large image files caused an out-of-memory exception (so only the first files of a batch were processed) on resizing.
Added a new option "Portrait Format same Height as Landscape Format", which makes portrait fotos the same height as landscape fotos of the same size.
Longer side can now be up to 2000 pixels.
2.31 - Fixed printing function. JPG quality settings (50..100%) are now adjustable in smaller steps as well as saved and restored.
Some minor adjustments and improvements.
2.3 - Photo Browser now supports virtually all RAW image formats as well as JP2 (JPG 2000), TIF/TIFF, TGA, PCX, ICO.
2.2 - Added a simple full-page printing function for the current image. The printer and the orientation (portrait / landscape) can be selected in the upcoming dialog.
2.1 - Animated GIFs can now be displayed in the new view mode (the zoom factor is set to original size).
Redesigned the new view mode window; several improvements and bug fixes.
2.0 - Major update: added a "View Mode" menu item, to switch from fit-to-window mode to original size mode.
In the new original size mode the user can select the zoom factor (10-200%) and use scrollbars in a larger-than-window image.