With almost everyone having a camera in their pocket today, we take a lot of pictures. While viewing photos on your phone is fine, sometimes, you want to check them out on a bigger screen.
Thankfully, there are many great photo viewers for Windows 10 that make accessing your photos quite easy. Many of the programs can also do other things like convert images or edit videos.
That then leads to the question, of all of the available options which one is the best? This article will guide you through five of the best photo viewers for Windows 10 out on the market today.
Google Photos offers a clean interface on top of many premium features that other viewers simply lack. The app’s search function is top-notch (as you might expect) and makes finding what you’re looking for easy. It displays your photos beautifully and makes it easier to manage or share them.
Editing options are available with this program, as is the ability to automatically fix and improve pictures that were taken in an unfavorable light. Perhaps the best thing about Google Photos is that it makes it possible to view photos on different devices and back them up for safety. So while it is one of the best photo viewers for your Windows 10 device, it’s also great at viewing photos anywhere.
ImageGlass is a 100 percent free, open-source photo viewer for Windows 10 that offers several great features. It’s simple to use thanks to the many basic functions, and it has a minimal user interface so your pictures can be the star of the show. This app supports over 70 of the most popular file formats, and it’s incredibly lightweight. That makes it one of the fastest and most responsive options out there.
The program can also be personalized as well. You can change up the app’s theme, appearance, and language. You can also zoom, view photos in several different ways, rotate the photo, and even convert colors. It has gone through several different updates, and will likely continue to see more features in the future.
Another good choice is Movavi Photo Manager. It supports nearly every format under the sun, is visually appealing, and makes it easy to search for the exact photo you want to view. While the app is great for viewing photos, it can do so much more. That includes allowing you to easily and quickly organize your photos, find and delete unwanted duplicates, and automatically sort your collection.
Features like automatic album creation and photo backups are also helpful. This one isn’t free, but many users are more than happy to pay for its wide range of features. Don’t worry, there is a free trial that allows you to try before you buy.
If you want an easy-to-use and widely available program, Microsoft Photos is a good choice. That’s because if you have a Windows 10 device, this app is already preloaded onto your computer. However, in addition to being readily available, it has a few incredible features as well.
The program lets you view photos and videos, create albums, make fine-tuned adjustments to your content, and arrange photos in a timeline. It provides you many ways to view your photos, and the interface of the app is simple and familiar to those who have used Microsoft products in the past. Sharing photos or videos from the program is also easy and intuitive.
If you’re in the market for a simple photo viewer that doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles, consider going with 123 Photo Viewer. Navigating the app is easy, and the user interface is incredibly clean. It’s basically a black background, with the photos displayed in rows so you can pick which one to view.
The program installs quickly, allows for full-screen viewing of photos, and switching from photo to photo is quick and easy. You can also choose from a couple of different filters and effects to take your photos to the next level. Animations (such as Gifs) are supported as well.
Viewing photos on your Windows 10 device is incredibly easy and streamlined with any of the photo viewers outlined above. It comes down to what you want and needs from a program, as well as what you’re willing to pay. Feel free to try a couple of them out for yourself and see which you prefer.
Do you know of any other great photo viewers for Windows 10 that should have been included here? If so, don’t hesitate to let us know about them in the comments below.
Andreas is a freelance tech writer based in California. He works on a Mac in the office and lives with a PC and many old computer electronics at home. While he is not reading or writing, you’ll probably find him playing online games with friends.