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10 Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10 [2020]

If your daily driver is Windows 10 for your PC or Laptop, then you’ve probably faced an annoying problem of slow loading photos in Photo Viewer. So, Here is the list of 10 Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10 which will provide you with a better experience than the default photo viewer and runs very smooth in 2020.

I am facing this problem for a very long time, and from last 2 weeks I am testing over 15 photo viewers, and Here I am with 10 Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10. After opening an image sometimes the default photo viewer stuck on the black screen, which is the real problem for Windows 10 users.

For solving all these annoying issues, You need to try these 10 Best Photo Viewers for Windows 10. Some of them are available on the Windows Store, and others are available online. Don’t worry you will get the link for all the listed photo viewer to save your time. There are a lot of photo viewers available online, so picking the best one is not easy. But I am sure you’re will like all of the photo viewers that are on the list.

Note: I’ve tested different images with different size’s, pixels, resolution. The image’s I’ve tested with these software’s are also available on YTECHB. All the tested images with a size of 1MB, 2MB, 3MB, 5MB are available – Here.

Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10

You can make any Photo Viewer as a default by the following two methods: Go to Settings and search for default apps and open it. Now in Photo Viewer, select the desired photo viewer. The second method is Right-click on an image and click on ‘open with‘ and then select ‘choose another app’ and then click on the photo viewer app you want to make it default. Also, make sure to mark tick on ‘always use this app to open this files’.

1. Basic Photo Viewer


Basic Photo Viewer easily sticks into the first position because of its simplicity and speed. As the name suggests, It is a very basic photo viewer, which comes with the essential features like pan, zoom, tools, export, rotate. One additional feature for re-save the image with different size and resolution with PNG or JPEG format also makes it better than the default viewer of Windows 10.Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10

Talking about the supports file formats, then it supports JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, ICO, JPEG-XR, DDS, and many other raw formats including DNG and various other.

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2. IrfanView


When it comes to the photo viewer, IrfanView is one of the trusted brands out there from last 18 years. I have been using IrfanView for years now and it is the only software which has never disappointed me. The highlight of this photo viewer is, simple user interface, lightweight, and easy to use. The only thing which makes it dull from others is, the old UI.Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10

It supports various image formats like PNG, JPEG/JPG, GIF, JP2 & JPM, TIFF, ECW, EMF, FSH, ICO, PCX, PBM, PDF, PGM, PPM, TGA, Flash, OGG, text files, and raw photo formats from high-end digital cameras.

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3. Phototheca

One of the trusted photo viewer from 2010, Phototheca easily manage your digital memory like a charm. You can easily organize the collection of images on your PC. Also, it helps you to delete duplicate photos with a single click. Zoom-in & zoom-out slider gives you full control to see every single detail of the picture. Also, the only photo viewer from this list, by which you can share your pictures on any social media platform.Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10

Phototheca also supports some advanced file formats like EXIF, IPTC, XMP and all the essential file formats. The changes of XMP & IPTC will be saved into JPEG file format.

Download Phototheca

4. FastStone Image Viewer

When it comes to the photo management, view, and smooth slideshow, FastStone is the one which easily helps you to do all easily. The slideshow has various transition effects, which loads the pictures in the different time stamp. Batch converter helps you to rename or convert the files in a batch. You can view any type of heavy images relatively fast then the default photo viewer.Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10

It supports, all type of different image file formats. Also, you can select and send the images directly to your emails. One other advantage of FastStone Image Viewer is, you can convert any image you want and save on your system.

Download FastStone Image Viewer

5. 123 Photo Viewer

123 Photo Viewer is one of the robust app available on Windows 10 as a photo viewer. The slideshow is working like a charm, when it changes the image, the transition effect of fade-in and fade-out, it changes the color texture which looks cool. I have tested this software for a very long time, and it easily fits for the alternative to the Windows 10 default photo viewer.Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10

You can save your photos to BMP, DDS, JPG, PDF, PNG, TIP, WMP with the need of any external software. The thing I like most about 123 Photo Viewer is the support for PSD file format.

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6. PhotoScape X

If you’re looking for a photo viewer with some great editing features, then this is one of the useful resources for you. PhotoScape X comes with ultimate super zoom feature, so you can get deep into the details of the picture. Talking about editing, then it has over 30+ editing features like, color, film, light, frame, bloom, HDR, magic color, resize, crop, transformations, and more. The color picker helps you to pick the desired RGB color code from the picture.Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10

Cut Out feature let you invert the selected areas of pictures without the need of big & heavy software like adobe photoshop. You can also create a GIF or collage different images into a single image.

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7. ACDSee Photo Studio

ACDSee Photo Studio is another one of the trusted software for the years now. One of the main reason for the popularity is, the simple user experience & the tools for user intent. It is one of the photo viewer, not lightweight but it runs very fast. Another feature, I like on ACDSee is the lossless zoom, which saves the details of your picture very closely.Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10

It supports all the basic file formats for better management. You can also edit your photos with features like Red-Eye Reduction, Repair tool, Vignette, Exposure, Levels, White Balance, and more.

Download ACDsee Image Viewer

8. File Viewer Plus

The software which helps you to explore any type of files, whether it’s an image, song, zip, document, or any other. The only thing about this photo viewer is, you can only view your photos, because it may not comes with advanced features like exposure, and vignette. Though, Red-Eye Reduction is available on this software. Talking about the speed, then it looks images very fast.Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10

If we’re looking into the supported file formats, then it supports PNG, JPEG/JPG, GIF, TIFF, ECW, EMF, FSH, ICO, PDF, PGM, PPM, TGA, Flash, OGG, text files, & raw photo formats from high-end digital cameras like Canon & Sony.

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9. Zoner Photo Studio X

Zoner Photo Studio X is very simple third-party photo viewer, it’s very similar to Windows photo viewer in the user interface and features. As it comes with same features to that of Windows Photo Viewer, you may probably love it. It doesn’t have features like editing but it works like a charm. Also, It allows you to rotate images and do resizing with them.Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10

It supports major file formats like JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, and PSD as well. Zoner Photo Studio X is easy to use the software.

Download Zoner Photo Studio X

10. Bonus: Windows Photo Viewer

The most useful photo viewer, which comes with Windows XP, Vista, even Windows 7 comes with Windows Photo Viewer. If you’re confused why I’ve added the old Windows Photo Viewer, then the answer will be that it works pretty well. Also, you can use it on Windows 10 as well. So, here I will tell you How to enable old Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10.

  1. Download the Windows Photo Viewer.
  2. Extract the file and run “Activate Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10”.
  3. Go to Start Menu, now open system settings.
  4. Search for default apps and in default apps set Windows Photo Viewer as default in the photo viewer.

That’s it.

See Also | Best GIMP Plugins for Photo Editing


As you’re looking for a fast alternative to the Windows 10 Photo Viewer. Then, I am sure that this list of 10 Best Photo Viewer for Windows 10. My favorite photo viewer from this list is Basic Photo Viewer & IrfanView. Let me know which one is your favorite, by dropping a comment in comment box.

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Haneet Singh
He enjoys troubleshooting with iOS & Android devices. He loves to keep in touch with the latest technology! He loves to do experiments on new Operating Systems.

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