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anze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Since iPhoto is not doing it for me, I'm asking you what's the best picture viewer for Mac?

I'm looking for something simular to GQview (on Linux) and AcdSee (on windows).


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Dr. Smoke Level 9 Level 9 (56,585 points)
    When looking for new applications, I recommend searching MacUpdate or Version Tracker. The user-submitted reviews accompanying the listings can be helpful in sorting the wheat from the chaff.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Smoke
    Author: Troubleshooting Mac® OS X
  • Martin Bergstrom Level 2 Level 2 (475 points)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (135,540 points)

    iPhoto is a database eith built-in image viewer, version control and lightweight editing. It's not just an image viewer, and not for everyone.

    I like PhotoPresenter

    I also find Caffeine Browser useful:

    ANd Graphic Convertor is a wonderful app, with significant editing capabilites and an excellent built-in browser.


  • anze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Actually I've tried quite a few of different browsers and I just can't find the right one for me. The right one would be like eog (eye of gnome) in Linux: browse the network folders, click on the image to view it and have "next" and "back" buttons. That is all
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (135,540 points)


    Search till your happy.


  • Iynque Level 4 Level 4 (1,140 points)
    I REALLY like the QuickImage CM from Pixture Studio. You can use the finder to browse through thumbnails and just Ctrl+click/right click to get a "View Image" command, which shows just about any image or PDF very quickly. You can select a series of images and scroll through them one by one (again, with speedy loading times). It also offers a few basic image editing tools like brightness/contrast, HSL, cropping and resizing, etc. This functionality can be expanded by the QuickPDF CM, PhotoTool CM, and QuickPlay CM. I actually HIGHLY recommend it for any mac user.

    12" iBook   Mac OS X (10.3.9)   iPod 5G, 60GB
  • joeuu Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
    Realizing of course that QuickImage CM is not 10.4 friendly, only 10.2 and 10.3, per their site.

  • tsteph5 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    you might want to look at vitaminSEE, too. it's free. works well. but it isn't my ultimate solution. i keep waiting for xnview to come out with UB for mac version cuz that was my favorite image viewer for windows. nothing like it that i've found so far but vitaminSEE is my favorite of what i've seen out there.
  • Stanley Horwitz Level 4 Level 4 (2,705 points)
    Why not use Apple's Preview? Its built in and it does what you explained. You can create a slide show in a few mouse clicks simply by selecting the photos you want to vew and then control-clicking on any of the selected photos, then click on the "slide show" menu item.
  • anze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Why not use Apple's Preview?

    It doesn't have "next" and "back" buttons An I NEED this two buttons
  • fragmore Level 3 Level 3 (660 points)
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    Searched for: Picture viewer Results: 1 - 7 of about 7
    Picture Switcher - Icons, Screensavers, etc.
    ... Picture Switcher also has a Picture Viewer window, where you can see thumbnails of your pictures and switch the desktop picture or its options. ...
    FFView - Imaging & 3D
    ... About FFView FFView is a multilingual, fast OpenGL-powered picture viewer a la ACDsee (2.x). It is aimed at letting you read manga or other comics onscreen ...
    StevePerfect - Productivity Tools
    ... About StevePerfect A free suite of applications for Mac OS X that includes a word processor, picture viewer, email client, dictionary client, QuickTime viewer ...
    APOD Viewer - Dashboard - Webcams
    ... APOD Viewer. About APOD Viewer Aa widget for displaying the “Astronomy Picture of the Day” from NASA’s webpage ( ...
    Apple - Downloads - Dashboard - Webcams
    ... APOD Viewer, APOD Viewer 2.1 (Universal) — Freeware. A widget for displaying NASA’s “Astronomy Picture of the Day.”, 08/25/2006, Download 75K. ...
    ZeboPhoto - Imaging & 3D
    ... This affordable image viewer provides quick easy access to photos with its browser. ... Single or multiple picture shows are available with captions. ...
    MemoryMiner 1.1 - Home & Learning
    ... actions, you specify who is in the picture, where the picture was taken ... and publish your stories using a beautiful Adobe Flash format “viewer” that works ...


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  • Gnarlodious Level 4 Level 4 (3,220 points)
    I recommend Graphic Converter:

    It has a nifty "Image Browser" mode that I find indispensible. You can edit IPTC fields easily within Image Browser, and many other features.
    The programmer, Thorsten Lemke, is very responsive to user feature requests.
    GC does cost a few dollars but over the year's it's been well worth it.
  • fragmore Level 3 Level 3 (660 points)
    Here is a free one that is great....
  • Stanley Horwitz Level 4 Level 4 (2,705 points)
    You are mistaken. If you do a slide show via Preview, it definitely has next and back buttons. If you just select all the photos you want to view in the Finder and double-click on them, Preview will open.

    You can also add next and back buttons to Preview's tool bar by pulling down the view menu and dragging those buttons to the tool bar. If you quit and restart Preview, the buttons will remain on the tool bar.
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