Top 10 IrfanView Alternatives which are Similar Software

IrfanView is among the popular image editing and resizing tool that works with Windows, Linux and MAC operating systems. IrfanView is a multi-lingual image editing program that is compatible with all available versions of Windows. Plus, it’s very easy to use, comes with tons of features. It is preferred by users for its compact size and ability to perform multiple tasks.


IrfanView is a free program for non-commercial users, widely used not only for editing but also for organizing and converting files. It can also play video and audio files and also allows image creation, editing, creating slideshows and setting wallpapers directly for a wide variety of graphic file formats.

Alternative to IrfanView for Windows, Mac & Linux

I have been using Irfanview since my college life and I personally like it very much. Although there are free alternatives to Irfanview available in the market. So, if you are not happy with this tool (chances are very low), then you may consider following similar software.

FastStone Image Viewer

 Fast stone image viewer

After Irfanview, the FastStone Image Viewer is the 2nd most popular tool for photo editing, resizer and screen capture.  FastStone Image Viewer is a fast image converter and editor that can be used to view, manage, compare Images. It can resize and crop your images. This user-friendly program also allows you to edit your images in full-screen mode with special tools like image magnifier and musical slideshow.

FastStone Image Viewer 6.5

  • File Size – 6.6 MB

FastStone Photo Resizer 3.8

  • Size – 3.2 MB

XnView MP

Xn view

XnView MP is an image viewer and converter available for Windows, Mac, and Linux that can support up to 500 image formats. It has special features that allow you to resize images, add special effects like flip, rotate etc.

Additionally, you can also distort, shear and much more. It supports a wide range of formats from JPEG, PNG, GIF, PDF, HEIC, CR2 and many more.  It can be used for Thumbnail view, fullscreen, slideshow and many more.

  • It supports Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • It supports 32bit and 64bit Windows OS.

File Size: 39 MB for 32bit and 43 MB for 64bit



nomacs is small and fast free image viewer that can process RAW images and most other common formats. It is supported by Linux and Mac apart from Windows. One of the best features of nomac is that it allows synchronization of viewers connected through the same computer or via LAN for comparing images and spotting differences.

  • It has a drag and drop thumbnail preview option.
  • It can be used to increase or decrease image brightness and contrast.
  • Zooming option is also available.
  • Free for personal and commercial use.


Honey view

HoneyView is a fast and light image viewer for photos as well as comics. It also supports archived image file. You can view pictures with applied filters, changed interpolation method, add effects, rotate and zoom in or out with this program but it is used mostly for making slideshows as it allows you to change the transition time from 1 to 90 seconds, repeat and even select the way the slides are changing.



JPEGView supports JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF and TIFF images. It is fast and light and allows users to change sharpness, color balance, contrast, and local under-/overexposure in the images.

  • Superfast
  • Small tool but comes with lots of features.
  • It can be used for cropping, adjust contrast, brightness etc.

Chasys Draw IES

Chasys draw ies

Chasys Draw IES is a free image viewer available for Windows XP and earlier versions. Its Graphics Editors allows drawing &retouchingof images and supports English, Spanish, and German.


G thumb

gThumb is an image viewer, browser, organizer and editor for the GNOME Desktop. It allows you to adjust hue, saturation, lightness, contrast, and colors. It can scale and rotate images, organize them into catalogs and write to external memory.


Image magic

ImageMagickcan creates, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images and supports over 200 formats. You can use it to resize images, add effects like a flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear. You can also transform images, adjust colors and draw over images with this tool.



Futurix Imager is a picture viewer favored for its easy user interface. It can scan and import pictures from external devices, send pictures via e-mail, print and capture screens along with providing a tool to modify and add effects to your images.



FastPictureViewer, supported by Windows XP and later versions is a complete program that allows you quick review, rating and annotation of a large number of images with simplicity and speed. You can use it to adjust color, group and save and publish images in batches.



Neeraj worked in an MNC company as Admin. He has good knowledge in Operating System, Excel and Browser.

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