Graphic Apps


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Mar 24, 2023 Last updated


Older Versions

# Change Log

- Change file dropping to not use Ctrl & show visual feedback when dragging

- Changed preloading behavior to run in parallel in the background, improving performance

- Update color picker to use RGB when Shift is held down

- Fixed being able to change image when the resize function is open

- Updated to change sorting to not blink image when clicked

- Fixed wallpaper not working

- Fixed incorrect window behavior issues

- Fixed not keeping window size at next start-up when window is resizeable

- Fixed the title bar size when scrolling is enabled

- Set mouse wheel navigation to when shift is held down if scrolling behavior is enabled

- Fixed hiding buttons not working when interface is hidden

- Changed mouse wheel behavior to use Shift to change image when scrolling the image is enabled

- Changed behavior to move window when mouse is held down if interface is hidden

- Updated change sorting to not blink image when clicked


PicView is a free, open-source picture viewer for Microsoft Windows OS. This image viewer has a clean user interface (by default, it will show a black UI, but you can change it to white - it does look good on both colors), well structured, providing you access to a good range of features.

You can get fast access to image info, effects, and much more (most of its features are listed below in the "Features" section). Some alternatives provide a bloated UI, which makes you feel lost when it comes to so many features, that's not the case here, as its interface is pretty neat. If you're looking for an image manager, this one is exciting as it has all the necessary options that you might need when it comes to such an app. 

Note: PicView requires you to install the .NET framework. The installer package will attempt to download and install it automatically. Otherwise, you have the option to download the portable version separately (without the .NET framework) or the fully portable version (with .NET self-contained).


- view pictures inside archives such as ZIP, RAR, 7z, 7Zip, Iso, Cab, Wim, Tar, BZip2, RAR(requires 7-Zip or WinRAR to be installed)

- view pictures inside comic book archives such as cbr, cb7, cbt, cbz, cba

- resizes dynamically to fit the image resolution

- customizable interface (choose between dark or white theme, etc.)

- shows the file name, resolution, and the size of the picture in the title bar

- easily browse through the image folder using the intuitive arrow keys

- rotate and flip the image

- option to show the full screen or contained gallery

- right-click menu option that you can use to open/save in a different graphic editor

- file history so you can easily pick up the work from where you left off

- 26 different shader effects (image filters), including negative colors, old movie effects, pencil sketch, etc.

- support for most popular graphic file formats: jpg, jpeg, jpe, png, bmp, tif, tiff, gif, ico, jfif, webp, psd, psb, xcf, svg, heic, tga, ddsb, 3fr, arw, cr2, crw, dcr, dng, erf, kdc, mdc, mef, mos, mrw, nef, nrw, f, pef, raf, raw, rw2, srf, x3f, pgm, hdr, cut, exr, dib, emf, wmf, wpg, pcx, xbm, xpm, wbmp


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