Here is a list of 4
These free Windows 8 image viewer apps are extremely simple and easy to operate. They support various popular image file formats such as jpg, png, bmp, gif and more. These apps are also packed with other essential features such as zoom in/ zoom out, rotating images, etc. Some of the apps are multi-functional as they are capable of doing much more than just letting you view images. You can play slideshows with beautiful transition effects, play videos, or even set photos as your lock screen image or account picture.
The Image Viewer apps we are going to review today are:
- Photo Moto
- Photo Fast Viewer
- Gallery HD
All these Image Viewer apps are freely available in Photo category of Windows Store. Let’s have a quick look at each of these Image Viewer apps.
Picture is a simple Windows 8 Image Viewer app that lets you view photos saved in the local storage of your Windows 8 system. The interface of the app is quite clean and the operations are smooth as well.
This app offers three different ways (entire folder, selected images, selected format) of opening image files and view them in the app. The Settings option in the app controls various operations of the app. You can zoom in/ zoom out photos, rotate them to various angles, and flip photos. Apart from this, you can also associate the app to various image file formats, set language preference, and style of UI.
Photo Moto is a free Windows 8 Image Viewer app that enables you to view photos and play slideshows. The app fetches photos from your pictures library by default and display them on the app’s Start screen in the form of tiles.
There’s a full screen mode that displays the list of pictures in a selected folder. So, you can straightaway select photos and view them in full screen mode. You can also set a picture as you lockscreen image or account picture. The app also allows you to edit, copy, or delete images. However, the app doesn’t have the essential function of zoom in/ zoom out.
Photo Fast Viewer
Photo Fast Viewer is another free Windows 8 Image Viewer app that lets you browse and view photos on your Windows 8 system. Using this app, you can view photos and share them with your friends.
The Start screen looks quite clean with just two options: Choose Folder and Recent. Recent option enables you to select and view photos from the recently viewed folders. You will also find Help option on the app’s Start screen that displays how to use the app to view photos on your system.
You can view, share, and delete images in the app. Show List option displays a thumbnail preview of the images in the selected folder. Like Photo Moto app, Photo Fast Viewer also lacks zoom in/ zoom out function.
Gallery HD is a multifunctional Windows 8 Image Viewer and Video Viewer app that lets you view and share photos as well as videos on your system. The app plays slideshows of photos and videos with beautiful transition effects. In fact, you can change the time interval for these effect as well!
Using this app, you can browse photos/ videos from any folder on your system, SD card, or Skydrive and view them. It supports all popular image and video file formats. The Add Favourite option on the Start screen lets you add any folder to your Favourites list, so that you can instantly access it right from the Start screen whenever you want. The 4 x zoom option gives a closer and better insight into the details of photos.
Gallery HD can also be set as your default Photo/ Video Viewer app.
These were some of the useful Image Viewer apps we have found. Use the one that is best suited to your needs and flip through your favourite memories with a richer experience. Do share your feedback via comments.