Free Image Viewer and Organizer: ArcSoft Photo+

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ArcSoft Photo+ is a free image viewer and organizer which you can use in order to manage your image collection and also to share personal photos with your friends and family on Facebook, Flicker or Twitter. Photo+ image format support is extensive, with over 50 formats supported, so you can rest assured that every photo that you have, regardless of the extension, will be possible to open inside Photo+. Most interesting thing about Photo+ when it comes to formats is that it even supports raw image format, so you can open images directly from your camera, without processing. All the standard image formats are supported also:

  • .JPEG
  • .PNG
  • .BMP
  • .GIF
  • Sony RAW (.arw, .srf, .sr2)
  • Cannon RAW (.cr2)
  • Kodak RAW (.dcr, .crw, .kdc)
  • Nikon RAW (.nef)

And many others, to list them all here would take a lot of space, but you get the idea of what exactly can Photo+ do for you and how powerful it really is. Interface of this free raw image viewer is also very modern:

Photo+ default window

It might be a bit barren at first, but all that is gonna change as soon as you start opening your photos inside Photo+ and as soon as you start using all the amazing features that this free image viewer has to offer.

Similar software: Image Sequence Viewer, MycView, Maxthon Plugin.

Photo+ free RAW image viewer with Favorites

Title of this paragraph basically sums up two best features of Photo+, the fact that you can open raw image formats inside it, and the fact that you can organize photos in favorites. There are two ways of how you can open photos inside Photo+, either by dragging and dropping them onto the main program area, or by clicking on the Open button, and then selecting images the old fashioned way, through the Add file dialog.

Photo+ image opened

Here we see an image opened inside Photo+, notice the switch image arrows on the side of the image, if you open a folder which has several images, you can browse through them all. In the lower right corner of the screen you have the heart icon, which will add images to the Photo+ favorites:

Photo+ favorites opened

If you have a lot of photos, and you only view a few of them, you can add them to favorites, so that later on, when you decide to refresh your memory of a certain photo, you can easily find them in the Photo+ favorites, found in the lower right corner of the application. All the images that you “like” will be placed there, and when program is opened next time, you can easily access them by clicking on the favorites icon.

Conclusion

Having a proper image viewer can make image browsing a lot more fun, with ArcSoft Photo+ you definitely get a very modern looking image viewer which has a lot of cool extras. Favorites feature that ArcSoft offers is very useful as well, you can easily create a list of favorite photos for easier access later on. Photo+ is a free application, so you have nothing to lose if you decide to try it out. To top it all of, you have integrated Facebook, Twitter and Flick image sharing.

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Works With: Windows
Free/Paid: Free