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Image Viewer

By Abacus Industries Inc.

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Image Viewer is a simple and fast way to view images and photos. Quickly view all images for an entire folder and subfolders. View in normal or full screen modes and enjoy full screen slide shows. Users can navigate using mouse, trackpad, and keyboard. 

- Open or drag an image file or folder into Image Viewer
- Preferences to choose if you want to see all images in subfolders
- Zoom to fit, actual size, zoom in, zoom out, rotate left, rotate right
- Scrolls zoomed images and large images in actual size
- Preferences to customize image sizing to allow for upsizing or downsizing only
- Preferences to size app window to first opened image or all images.
- View single images or thumbnails
- Fullscreen mode
- Slideshow mode with preferences for customization
- Preference to not sleep during slideshow
- Open from and share to iPhoto 
- Open in Finder
- Set image as Desktop picture
- Supports Retina display
- Supports Trackpad swipe
- Safe sharing on OS X 10.8 or later
- Image Info window with metadata
- Move to Trash in menus to delete images
- Mouse wheel zoom when shift key is pressed
- Keyboard shortcuts for most functions

Supported Image Formats: 
jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, gif, png, psd, bmp 

Image Viewer is a great way to look at your photos and images. Just give it a try!

We'd like to know how to improve Image Viewer, Contact us at Abacus Industries

What's New in Version 1.8

- Fixed delete issue that some users were experiencing.
- Performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

Please leave an updated review to help us improve the app. Thanks for your support!


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Customer Reviews

$2 for a slideshow app? Sure, why not.

The user longing for FastStone would do well to look into XnViewMP, as would anyone wishing to play with lots of images but avoid LightRoom’s price tag and iPhoto’s weird interface and lack of features.

Being a huge fan of XnView, I came here looking for a slideshow app, since the Mac version strangely lacks the slideshow features of its superior and much older Windows counterpart. Sadly, the slideshow feature here is pretty minimal. You’ll need another app to move images between folders, there’s no clear way of selecting some but not others within a folder, and the slideshow offers no transitions or even cropping to fit the screen. The only nice feature here is the option to include every subfolder of the one chosen. You will still need to make a custom folder or set of folders just for this app unless you want to look at a lot of grey bars on the sides of your screen

Two bonus stars because the app basically works as advertised. One quarter point off, though, for no apparent options to rebind hotkeys. Friendly reminder that this is an accessibility feature.

ok but suffers from some odd behavior in my opinion

There are a couple of things that when noticed are absolutely grating. I am not sure why this cannot be fixed. First, when using the slideshow in ‘random’ it always opens up to the first picture in the selected folder. If it is random, it should select a random picture in the folder to launch the slide show. Second, it isn’t very random. Many times, it simply plays up to the first 5 or 6 photos in a row, rather than picking a random picture. Third, if you land on a picture you want to view and it times out and goes on to the next picture pressing the back button does not take you to the last displayed picture, it backs up to some other random picture - yet - following that with the forward button always takes you back to the picture you were just on…..just bizzar behavior. It should keep a temp journal of the current slideshow so that one can back up at least a few pictures to the last displayed photos. Drives me up a wall every time it happens, but, I haven’t found anything better or I would ditch this in a heartbeat.

Does Exactly What Its Name Says (and does it well)

Image Viewer is and, in my opinion should be, an image viewer—not an editor or librarian or anything else. As such, it loads fast and allows you to rapidly preview complete folder of pics (even sub-folders if you want). If I want to organize, I will tap my fingers waiting for Adobe Bridge to open. If I want to edit I will get a cup of coffee while iPhoto or Lightroom loads. But if I just want to view images quickly, Image View is my go to (and my default viewer for all image types). So, Abacus, please resist the temptation to add ever more features and keep Image Viewer lightweight.

Having said that, a few interface improvements could help:
- Allow zooming in with a mouse click, and zooming out with a CMD-Click
- Why such non-intuitive keyboard shortcuts? Why not just I for info and S for slideshow, etc?
- Not a fan of the separate info window. In Single image mode, just an info overlay (similar to Lightroom). In Thumbnail mode, a panel or info bar at the bottom.
- An option to display filenames in thumbnail view could be useful.
- Finally, I am guessing you do not want to add databasing features to the app, and I agree with this. But, if you could hook into the tagging function of File Handler (both read and write), that would be very helpful for those of us using the app to review images prior to post-processing.

Having said that, this is one of my most used apps and is well worth the very minimal price.

Image Viewer
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8
  • Size: 1.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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