By Takeshi Ogihara
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ToyViewer is an image viewer, which also provides various editing functions. Quick starting is one of the features. ToyViewer can display many kinds of image formats, and can save in some formats. Image files in a folder or a ZIP / RAR archive can be displayed one by one in full-screen.
ToyViewer has Japanese, English, German, French, and Traditional Chinese interfaces.
1. Image Formats
tiff, jpg, pdf, png, gif, bmp, JPEG2000, jbig, eps, svg, pcx, pcd, pnm(ppm, pbm, pgm), xbm, wbmp, SUN Rasterfile, and TIFF Stacks.
For example, if you have Adobe Photoshop, ToyViewer can display psd image files.
2. Save Formats
tiff, pdf, gif, bmp, png, jpg, JPEG2000, jbig, pnm, xbm, and wbmp.
Vector images such as PDF can be converted into bitmap images such as jpg or tiff.
3. Scan Folder
ToyViewer can display each image file in a folder one by one in full-screen. You can also mark images to move, or to delete them. With this feature, ToyViewer can be used as a Comic viewer.
4. Scan Zip / RAR Archive
ToyViewer can also display each image file in a ZIP / RAR archive file one by one in full-screen. Besides, you can retrieve marked images from the archive.
5. Full-Screen Mode
ToyViewer can display images in full-screen and in front of all other windows. If you like a displayed image, you can make it the Desktop picture (wallpaper) of your Mac.
ToyViewer provides simple animation player for animated GIFs and TIFF Stacks. Besides, each frame of them and each page of PDF can be seen as a single image.
7. Image Operations
You can rotate, flip, or clip images. You can also enlarge or shrink images.
8. Color Operations
ToyViewer has ability to adjust brightness, contrast, color tone of images. You can replace specified color with other color or transparent color. You can also make images with palettes, monochrome images.
ToyViewer has some typical operations to images, such as enhancement, blur, mosaic, and so on. You can also make Aqua-button-like images, poster-like images, and more.
10. Custom Icon
ToyViewer can attach a custom icon to any file as well as newly saved image file.
What's New in Version 5.4.0
- You can see RAR archive files as well as ZIP. ToyViewer can also read a RAR archive split into several files.
- New function "Scratch Out" is added, which is something like that painting out the selected area with a pen.
- (Bug Fix) On the Save panel, specified extensions were not displayed correctly.
Does what I wanted it to do, nice features
I too find the review on Jul 15 for version 5.4.0 laughable. This is a great free program. I downloaded it to view PNM files, which OS X doesn't natively open. This is a much quicker whole-folder viewer than ImageMagick, Gimp, etc. It's like Preview but better, with its video feature to play the image files in the folder at an interval that I get to set. Just what I needed.
Another solid app from T. Ogihara
I discovered that this is the second program that I’ve used by T. Ogihara. Prior to the existence of the App Store, I had download and used his IcoMaker app for Mac. I still have this app installed on my MacBook today 7 years and two MacBooks later. This is just an example of the staying power of T. Ogihara’s applications.
ToyViewer is no different in its utility and staying power. It does exactly what it says it does and is a solid application.
I was pleased to see that two niche programs that I have been happy with just happen to be made by the same person.
Thanks for providing solid and useful apps!
great little app
This is a great little app that I have been using for years, and it remains my go-to app for small image editing and conversion jobs. It’s not fancy, but it is fast and nimble once you get used to the fact that it was designed for NeXT/OpenStep before OS X, and uses a slightly different user interaction paradigm as a result.
- Category: Graphics & Design
- Updated: Apr 03, 2014
- Version: 5.4.0
- Size: 8.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Takeshi Ogihara
- © 2014 荻原剛志
Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor