Phiewer - The standard media viewer for Mac.
Phiewer is the easiest and fastest way to view your images, videos and even audio files. It's folder based so you can just browse your media in one window without any extra clicking and selecting...

*** Fast and Responsive User Interface ***
It's incredibly fast and responsive, your media fits fluidly right into your viewport, of course also in fullscreen mode.

*** Quick Controls ***
A simple controls panel and lots of shortcuts for browsing, rotating, play/pause, toggle fullscreen, toggle info panel and much more is built right in. And hey, it's also possible to rotate videos.

*** File Information / Exif Data Viewer ***
For any of your media you can toggle the info panel to see detailed information and Exif data for example. Phiewer also displays most common RAW camera image formats.

*** Multimedia Slideshow ***
Just hit the Slideshow play button to view your media folders automated with nice transition effects and background music. You can set the interval speed of each slide, choose transition effects and select your music from really cool handpicked background tracks. There is also the possibility to select your own music from your hard drive.
Setting the Slideshow to loop and you will have endless running Memories. You can even play videos and audio mixed within your Slideshow and the music gets automatically dimmed or muted for a nice Media Center like entertainment experience.

*** Stunning Effects ***
Backdrop ambience is a stunning viewing effect. It turns the whole interface background into a blurred ambience like you may have seen in lots of videos on the web.

*** And the Best... *** even plays animated gifs, YEAH! :-)

*** Supported Formats ***
.png, .jpg, .bmp, gif, .tiff, .3fr, .ari, .arw, .bay, .crw, .cr2 ,cap, .dcs, .dcr, .dng, .drf, .eip, .erf, .fff, .iiq, .k25, .kdc, .mef, .mos, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .obm, .orf, .pef, .ptx, .pxn, .r3d, .raf, .raw, .rwl, .rw2, .rwz, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .x3f

.mp4, .m4v, .m4u, .m4a, .mov, .mkv

.opus, .weba, .webm, .ogg, .ogv, .ogm, .oga, .wav, .mp3, .flac


What's New

Version 1.8.2

* Remember sandboxed folders permissions with security scoped bookmarks. "Allow to open folder" dialog will only appear once per folder.
* Improved App starting performance.
* Fixed a bug when "Open with..." dialog sometimes displays not the requested image. Also for dragging files to the App or Dock icon.
* Changed closing and opening behaviour. App stays active in background on close.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Need more improvement

Faridul Haque

Recently I switched Windows OS to Mac OS and I am missing the windows photo viewer. But this app is very basic. Image zooming is very slow. For me, chrome image viewing option is much better than this.

Won’t display XT2 raw files


I am sick of Lightroom and hoping this would allow me to cull my images, but it will not display my FUJI XT2 raw files

Needs more Panel options


I REALLY like the design of this app (and the icon!) but I wish it had more detailed information on the panel. I found this by searching for EXIF on the MAS but it actually shows very little EXIF data. Not even as much as the Info panel in Finder which doesn't show very much at all.

If it showed all of the EXIF that is available on the EXIF tab in Preview's Info panel and the app remembered if you had the panel open each time you re-opened it, it might be 5 stars. So I won't be using it for now, but I'll be hoping for improvements because I really want to use it. :-)

Developer Response

Hi Ratowski,
thanks for this feedback. I also thought about keeping the panel state. I think this will find its way into the next releases. It's also a good idea to display all EXIF data... maybe in an extra section under the currently displayed metadata.


Thomas Zinnbauer
144.8 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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