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Q: What are some common image viewers?

A: Images can come in many types of formats, so fortunately there is no shortage of image viewing programs. Below is a list of common image viewers and editors for the Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Windows

Company Program Price * Notes
ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Manager $49.99 Photo editor that includes image touch-up features and effects; can be used for digital scrapbooking; other versions include ACDSee Pro and Photo Manager.
Adobe Systems Photoshop $599 The most popular image editing application in the world; includes powerful image and color manipulation features.
Adobe Systems Photoshop Elements $89 Trimmed down version of Photoshop; still has advanced image editing capability.
Corel Paint Shop Pro $129 Advanced image editor from Corel; previously made by Jasc Software.
IrfanView IrfanView Free Supports many graphic, audio, and video formats; includes basic image editing capability.
Logipole Konvertor Free Multimedia viewer/converter that supports conversion for over 1200 image, animation, audio, video and text formats.
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer Bundled Basic image viewing utility included with Windows 7; supports many digital camera formats and scanned image file types.
XnSoft XnViewMP Free Highly flexible image viewer that supports over 500 image formats.

Macintosh

Company Program Price * Notes
Adobe Systems Photoshop $599 The most popular image editing application in the world.
Adobe Systems Photoshop Elements $89 Trimmed down version of Photoshop; still has advanced image editing capability.
Apple Photos Bundled Image organization program that replaced iPhoto; can crop, rotate and perform basic color correction on images; bundled with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and later.
Apple Preview Bundled Opens many different image formats including PDFs; bundled with macOS.
Lemke Software GraphicConverter X $30 Imports over 190 graphic formats; exports 75 different formats.
XnSoft XnViewMP Free Multiplatform image viewing utility that supports over 500 image formats.

* Prices listed are estimated retail prices and may change.

Updated: October 21, 2016