7 Free IrfanView Alternative Software

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Here are 7 free IrfanView alternatives.

IrfanView is a good image viewer, converter, and has many other features. However, those who want alternatives to this software, here are some good free products. Most of these image viewers and converters cover many features of IrfanView, such as: batch convert and rename images, play slideshow, add watermark, capture the screenshots, add different effects to photos. Other than these features, you can also find unique features with some of these software. For example, you can make photo collage, organize images, open RAW format images, add comments, play animated GIF, and more. Lets start with the first free IrfanView alternative available in this list.


XnViewMP- interface

XnViewMP covers almost all the features of IrfanView. That’s why it’s a strong competitor as well as a very good IrfanView alternative software. This image viewer is compatible with 500+ formats which is huge figure. Apart from this, you can also add colorful tags, give rating, add images to categories for good organization. Side by side comparison of images along with image info/histogram is also possible.

Some other useful features are: add comments to images, open multiple images in separate tabs, give rating to multiple images, change timestamp, capture desktop screen or custom area, etc.

You can also read its full review.


Fotor- interface

Fotor is an all in one image viewer, editor, enhancer, and collage maker software. I personally liked this software. You can view images, convert, resize, crop images, add text to images, and preview original and edited image. Apart from this, you can choose from various beautiful effects to enhance your photos. Borders and effects can be applied to multiple images together. Option to open and edit RAW images is also present, which increases its importance.

Two unique features are also available in this software: Collage and Batch. Using Collage feature, you can either create photo collage in free style mode or using a particular template. Batch feature of this software let you bulk resize, rename, and convert images. Although only few formats are supported for image conversion, but this batch resize feature is not available in IrfanView that makes it a good alternative to IrfanView.

Check its full review.

FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer- interface

FastStone Image Viewer is also a handy alternative to IrfanView . You can use it to see thumbnails of all the images, organize your images, capture and save snapshots, rotate, and set colors of images. Options to bulk rename and convert images are also present. Moreover, you can play and save slideshow as exe file.

One interesting feature I found is that you can compare up to 4 images simultaneously. Apart from this, many valuable features that are available in IrfanView are also present in this software. For example, you can watermark images, apply effects (7 different effects), annotate your images, etc. Annotating is not possible in IrfanView unless you install a plugin, but FastStone Image Viewer comes with built-in annotator.

Full review is here.

Alternate Pic View

Alternate Pic View- interface

Alternate Pic View is also a fantastic alternative to IrfanView. It lets you open multiple images in tabs and you can batch resize and rename images. Screenshot capture feature and option to annotate your images and screenshots are also available. Apart from this, you can also reduce colors from images that will help to compress the size of images. All other important features, like crop images, flip and rotate images, blur, sharpen images, etc., are also present.

You can also find some unique features that could be of your use. For example, you can extract icons from DLL, EXE files, play slideshow, create and edit animated GIFs, compare images, etc.

Read more here.


Picasa- interface

Picasa is a multipurpose software and a well know image viewer and organizer. A whole lot of valuable features are available in this software. Whether you have to resize, rename, convert images, play full screen slideshow, backup photos, etc., it is a complete suite to perform all these tasks.

Apart from this, you can also bulk upload images to your Picasa Web Albums, update thumbnails, edit images with a plenty of tools, add effects, and much more. So it could be one of the useful IrfanView alternative.

Read full review using this link.

Toolwiz Pretty Photo

Toolwiz Pretty Photo- interface

Toolwiz Pretty Photo provides four main features. You can use it to create a beautiful collage. More than 90 collage templates are provided to complete this task. You can also apply photo frame to your desired photos. There are many photo filters and effects present to beautify your photos.

Apart from this, you can add symbols, annotate images, compare images, add watermark to images using this multipurpose software. So if these features fit your requirement, it is surely a better IrfanView alternative for you. Rest of the basic features that should be available in an image viewer are also available in this software.

Full review is here.

Viu 2

Viu 2- interface

Viu 2 (beta) is an image browser and viewer software. It can be used to bulk resize and rename images. Image conversion feature is also available, but unfortunately you can convert images in JPG format only. It provides a beautiful interface to explore, view images, and play slideshow. All other basic features, say rotate and flip images, sort images, update thumbnails of images, are also available. Apart from that, Viu 2 also supports Windows Shell integration (Ctrl+Right Click gives you access to the Windows Shell context menu, whereas a simple right click gives access to the program’s context menu). What’s more, you can directly drag and drop images from one location to another via the program’s interface, and the changes will be reflected in their actual locations on the hard drive. So if you are looking for a simple IrfanView alternative, it can be useful.

Full review is here.


We all have different requirements and purposes when we use an image viewer. Keeping that in mind, I have prepared this list of free IrfanView alternative software. Try them out and see which one works best for you.

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