Viewing Photos

logo Google Photo Google Photo
logo STDU Viewer STDU Viewer
logo ACDSee ACDSee
logo XnView XnView
logo PhotoMaster PhotoMaster
logo Ashampoo Photo Ashampoo Photo
logo FastStone Image Viewer FastStone Image Viewer
logo IrfanView IrfanView
logo Picasa Picasa

Agree that photos are an integral part of almost everyone's life, and in the age of social media it's no surprise. The secrets and tricks of professional photographers are now available to every ordinary amateur photographer: all thanks to a variety of programs that can be used not only to look at pictures, but also to bring them to a perfect state. Dream photos are much closer, because modern photo editors are equipped with powerful functionality:

  • viewing photos;
  • change with additional effects (color correction, filters, captions, etc.)
  • cropping of photos and change of perspective;
  • creating videos and slideshows;
  • conversion to various formats;
  • combining into thematic albums;
  • correction of composition;
  • retouching and correction of imperfections;
  • changing light settings;
  • fixing bad shots;
  • creating miniatures for personal pages and collages;
  • adding animation and other special effects.

Today, every user can easily find an app that suits his or her level of computer skills. Many are easily synchronized with a mobile device, which only increases the advantages of photo editors.

All Viewing Photos in rating

Google Photo is a program on your computer that gives you quick access to your cloud storage and eliminates the need to navigate to it every time via a browser. It helps you save storage space on your computer and keeps your photos in the cloud, allowing you to access them from any device that can log in to your account or view your files.

Pros

    • Direct access to Google Photos and the ability to view uploaded photos
    • Enabling or disabling one-click backups
    • Creating a list of devices to permanently import images or, conversely, creating a list of devices to exclude when importing content
    • Choose the size of photos: original (limited space in Google storage) or high quality but reduced file size (free unlimited space)
    • Automatic organization of photos

Cons

    • There is little control over the use of data

The application allows you to copy the text of a file. To do this, select the text, press Ctrl+C. However, if copying for some documents is not available, because the author himself blocked the possibility of copying. The program also provides the ability to print, as in other similar programs. However, in principle, the functionality is quite standard for such an application. Some other similar programs offer much broader functionality.

Pros

    • View multiple documents at once
    • Ability to leave notes and comments
    • Adjustment of screen settings during reading, including touch screens
    • Ability to print print print-protected PDF documents
    • Restore session on reboot, restart
    • Ability to export document pages to image formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, TIFF
    • Capability to correct errors in incorrectly scanned files
    • Possibility to look through the document both paginated and unwrapped
    • Low system requirements

Cons

    • Buying a license for organizations
    • No support for DOC, HTML, CHM files
    • Slow printing of PDF files
    • Ads

One of the most in-demand and powerful digital graphics software, ACDSee combines all the professional options for creating a diverse and modern digital image. The program is distributed free of charge and has a clear user interface.

Pros

    • Quality photo exposure correction
    • Adjust the tone of the photo using levels and curves
    • Retouch using restoring and cloning brushes
    • Possibility of layered photomontage
    • Quick tools for selecting objects in the image

Cons

    • Limited drawing and design capabilities

When you start the program, there is only one window - the explorer window, but as you open each new photo, a new window will open. "Browser" shows images in a particular folder, depending on which folder the user chooses. You can select this folder in the list on the left. There is an alternative way. If you have set "XnView Preview" to be added to the context menu, you can just open the drive and select the folder of interest, then right click on the folder and click on "XnView Preview" in the list that appears. Such algorithm of actions will cause the same result - opening of the browser window.

Pros

    • Changing the image and canvas
    • Cropping an image
    • Rotate photo by degrees
    • Horizontal or vertical display tool
    • Adjusting brightness, contrast, balance and gamma
    • Filters: sharpening, outline and relief emphasizing, image blurring, whirling, crystallizing, frosting
    • Capturing images from the screen
    • Effects: aging, negative creation, solarization, auto-cutting, smoothing
    • Red-eye Removal

The technologically advanced PhotoMaster editor includes a set of working tools for creating the perfect portrait, landscape or creative stylization of any image. You can use it to hide the initial imperfections of a photo and turn it into a professional photo, and the express-learning function explains the software navigation in as much detail as possible.

Pros

    • User-friendly Russian-language interface
    • Works with RAW, JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF formats
    • General image enhancement in one click
    • 100+ ready-made effects
    • Automatic background change
    • Face detection and fast retouching
    • 3D Lut Color Correction
    • Noise reduction without loss of quality
    • Face sculpting and red-eye removal

The main application screen is divided into several items, these include: Toolbar, Folder Area, Preview Area, and Content Area. The Toolbar is used to control all of the program's functionality. The panel below provides a shortcut menu that presents the most used functions and sections. As you change the frequency of use of certain functions and sections, this menu will change.

Pros

    • Automatically enhance your photos
    • Create a beautiful slideshow
    • Present your photos in style
    • Wide range of effects and filters
    • Modern user interface

Cons

    • Large size of the distribution kit

FastStone Image Viewer is a computer program for viewing and editing image files. It works on all versions of Windows, often set to open all image formats by default (but you can also set only certain formats). It has a simple interface and is easy to use, allows you to open several pictures at once and compare, also one click provides all the information about the file. It opens quickly and does not slow down the system.

Pros

    • High launch speed
    • Easy operation
    • Easy to navigate folders
    • Compatible with most non-specialized formats
    • Slideshow function

Cons

    • Only basic editing tools are present, which are definitely not suitable for professionals

The application is compatible with most professional filters, such as Photoshop filters. Various internal plugins allow you to convert pictures to other formats, which is always useful. It is convenient when you can start a picture in almost any format and convert it to another format at once in one application.

Pros

    • Small size of the installation file
    • Working speed. The program opens all formats instantly, and it takes only a few seconds to finish processing video
    • Support for a huge number of formats, including 3FR, ASF, MOV, MPEG, NEF, XCF, DAT and many others
    • Built-in screenshot function
    • Full set of photo editing options
    • Rotate and zoom in on images
    • Remove red-eye from photos

Cons

    • The program is closed source

Picasa is a fast, free, user-friendly application that designers, photographers and those who deal with graphic artwork will appreciate. Uploading folders to Picasa has the ability to work with individual files both inside and outside the application, and Picasa will regularly monitor updates in the library, saving you more time.

Pros

    • Automatically adjust color balance and contrast
    • Quick red-eye removal
    • Manual correction of lights and shadows
    • Create simple collages and photo slideshows
    • Convenient printing straight from the program window
    • Edit Photo Metadata

Cons

    • GIF, TIFF, and PNG images may not display correctly