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Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
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Offline Ashmoor

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Re: Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2020, 14:46:29 »
I am using XN View. It's free and if you set it properly it makes navigation through several hard drives and projects a breeze.

If you want something to create drawing reference/mood boards (I saw you got a new wacom), use PureRef.

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Re: Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 21:25:13 »
I'm voting for XN view too (the classic version)! I'v been using it since Win XP.

If you install it's shell extension, then you get a "Browse with xn view" on the folders right click menu.

And images can be previewed by right clicking on them too.

Additionally, if you want to convert from one type to other, the shell extension makes it possible and fast.

The browsing of the folders can be made to use the mouse as well.
I'm using the scroll wheel for the next/previous file, middle mouse click to switch between fullscreen/windowed and browsing mode and right click + wheel in the picture for zooming.

It has a lot of options, and some basic editing functions.

The preview of Gif files is nice too, even browsing the individual frames is possible.

It has some tools, like combining some images into an adobe flash viewer or creating a picture screensaver and few others.

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Re: Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2021, 11:56:12 »
Im using one 123 photo viewer .
« Last Edit: March 03, 2021, 18:37:43 by Hardcoal »
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Re: Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 02:11:58 »
I've been using Irfanview non-stop for (what feels like) 20 years.  Have had no reason to look elsewhere.  The only reason I remember MS Photos exists is when I'm setting up a new PC for someone and go "Oh, yeah, right" before installing Irfanview immediately.

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Re: Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2021, 05:14:33 »
Faststone Image Viewer......or maybe ACDSee Photo Studio.....ACDSee can open many archaic images including j2c, tga, etc....

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Re: Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 18:05:46 »
I've been using Irfanview non-stop for (what feels like) 20 years.  Have had no reason to look elsewhere. 

Same here. It seems to play everything you throw at it!

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Re: Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2021, 20:43:42 »
i just tried this irfan view and i didnt totally like it
i like when you can zoom a pic with the mouse wheel..
they simply dont make stuff intuitive as i expect

other than that it seems like a good app

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Re: Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2021, 22:23:57 »
Hold down the CTRL key and zoom with the mouse wheel.

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Re: Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2021, 08:33:16 »
i just tried this irfan view and i didnt totally like it
i like when you can zoom a pic with the mouse wheel..
they simply dont make stuff intuitive as i expect


So why is scrolling with the mousewheel (which is btw a vertical movement) "zoom" for you? What happens if you scroll on a website? What happens if you "scroll" in a textarea which has vertical and horizontal scrollbars?
What happens if you use your mouse wheel specifically on a scrollbar?

IrfanView just works as you expect a "GUI-Program" to operate. Well... even Photoshop only zooms when using "alt" key (except you set it differently in the options panel). So maybe it is just that you are used to another tool which behaved the way you are now "trained" to (btw Blender uses zoom-by-mousewheel :)).


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Re: Alternative to MS Photos app [Win10]
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2021, 11:24:24 »
STDU Viewer zooms by holding right mouse button and then using the wheel. I find this to be intuitive for me.

http://www.stdutility.com

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