100% free and open source picture viewer

Fast Picture Viewer for Windows 10/11 with compact UI, that can be hidden.

Features image effects, galleries, EXIF, image optimization and more.
The application will automatically adjusts itself to your screen.

Clean, free, fast. No bloated UI. No annoying pop-ups.

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Why use PicView

Fast

Quick to start up & Uses a built-in preloader to instantly switch to next image.

Clean Design

Compact and neatly organized UI, that can be completely hidden.

Archive loading

View pictures inside archives such as ZIP, RAR, 7z, etc (requires 7-Zip or WinRAR to be installed).

Adapts to Screen

The application can automatically fit itself to best fit on your screen.

Configurable UI

Change it and customize it to your liking

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Want to just show the image with no UI?

Toggle the UI by pressing Alt + Z. Hold shift down to drag window.

The hover buttons and the colored window border can be turned on/off in the settings window.

Change background

Press B to toggle background for images with transparent background

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Features

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Press X to toggle scroll function with auto scroll (built with manga/comics in mind)

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Editing

Rotate, flip, crop, convert to different image file formats

Lossless image optimization

27 different image effects

27 different image effects

Color Picker tool

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Navigating

Drag & drop and pasting from clipholder supports files, folders, URLs and archives

Sort files by: name, file size, date created, last accessed, latest edit, file extension and randomized

Loop through files in folder

Stay on top of other windows

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File management

Open file in external application

Cut, copy, send file to recycle bin or delete permanently

Show file in folder

View file properties

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Quickly crop image by pressing C

Hold Shift for square selection

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Rename or move files by pressing F2 or right clicking the title bar

Display Image Info

Quickly view image info, which will update values as you browse through images.

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Functions

Lossleslly compress current image by pressing the Optimize Image button.

Click on the stars to save EXIF image rating.

Rename or move files by editing the text box values.

Resize image

Edit the Width and Height boxes to rezise image.

Use % to resize it by percentage.

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View advanced EXIF metadata

Click the expander button to view GPS coordinates which links to Google or BING maps, including advanced camera info, image info, authors, copyright etc.

Shader effects/Image filters

Choose between 27 different shader effects, stays applied when changing images.

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Use the slider to change the intensity of the effect.

Save it on your PC, set is as wallpaper or copy it to clip-holder with effect applied!

Horizontal Gallery

Features smooth and beautiful animations that will adapt to your screen

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Press G to open or close the horizontal gallery

Navigate the image gallery with the arrow keys or WASD and load image with Enter or the E key.

Fullscreen Gallery

View your pictures in fullscreen with a blurred background

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Use the menu to open the fullscreen gallery

Use the settings window to chose if you want the thumbnails to be displayed at the bottom or vertically to the right.

Settings Window

Customize settings to your liking

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Press F4 to open the Settings window

From UI => use the shortcut from the context menu
or click the Settings button in the Quick Settings Menu.

Quick Settings Menu

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Auto Fit Window

Checking the Auto fit window button cause the window to best fit your screen to adapt the viewed image.

Turn it off to have normal resizable window behavior.

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Fill Image Height

CheckFill Image Height to fill the height of your screen, while maintaining aspect ratio.

This feature works both when Auto fit window is on or off.

Quick keyboard shortcuts

Press 1 to set default behavior with Auto fit window on and Fill Image Height off

Press 2 to set Auto fit window on and Fill Image Height on

Press 3 to set normal window behavior with Auto fit window off and Fill Image Height off

Press 4 to set Auto fit window off and Fill Image Height on

File Support

Common formats

Photoshop & Apple

Camera

Uncommon

Comic Book & archives *

.jpg

.psd

.3fr

.pgm

.zip

.png

.psb

.arw

.ppm

.7zip

.svg

.xcf

.cr2

.cut

.rar

.webp

.heic

.crw

.exr

.cbr

.ico

.hdr

.dcr

.dib

.cb7

.tiff

.tga

.dng

.emf

.cbt

.gif

.dds

.erf

.wmf

.cbz

.ico

.hdr

.dcr

.dib

.cb7

.bmp

.jxl

.kdc

.wpg

.xz

.jpe

.jp2

.mef

.xbm

.gzip

.jpeg

.heif

.mos

.xpm

.tar

.mrw

.svgz

.wim

.nef

.b64

.iso

.nrw

.cab

.orf

.raf

.raw

.rw2

.srf

.x3f

.cr3

*requires 7-Zip or WinRAR installed

PicView also supports reading and converting to and from Base64-image format.

Languages

PicView has been translated into the following languages:

Chinese

Spanish

Korean

German

Danish

French

Polish

Italian

Russian

Download for Windows

Clean, free, fast. No bloated UI. No annoying pop-ups.