Just when I thought I tried them all I find another promising image viewer called Imagine deeply hidden on the Internet that promises to be faster and simpler than other applications. Imagine is a fast image viewer, it opens and displays images faster than any image viewer that I have tested so far, at least that's my personal opinion on the matter.
It comes with all the features that I need, it can resize images, change formats, display and create thumbnails, batch convert images and all the standard features of an image viewer like zooming, fullscreen, color changing and the like. The most popular image formats are supported and many functions and features can be enabled and changed in the options.
My first change for instance was to add the next and previous image navigation to the mouse wheel. You can really configure the software the way you like it. It might take a while to add and remove functions from the toolbars and set all shortcuts the way you want them but once that is done you have the fastest image viewer currently available at your disposal.
Imagine did replace Xnview on my system. , the image viewer that I have used for the last year.
Update: Please note that the last version of Imagine Picture Viewer dates back to 2009 and that it does not appear to work with newer versions of the Windows operating system. I have tested the program on a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and it always displayed a "not responding" message on launch. Now, it can be that the program is not compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows, or that it is not compatible with Windows 7 or newer versions in general.
If it is not working for you, I suggest you use the free excellent XnView or a comparable image viewer instead.
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