Top 10 IrfanView Alternatives which are Similar Software

These are top alternatives to IrfanView for Windows, Linux and MAC operating system which are free. Other similar software like FastStone, XnView won’t disappoint you. IrfanView is a multi-lingual image editing program from Windows that is compatible with all available versions of Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is preferred by users for its compact size and ability to perform multiple tasks.

IrfanView is a free program for non-commercial users, widely used not only for editing but also for organizing and converting files. It can also play video and audio files and also allows image creation, painting, creating slideshows and setting wallpapers directly for a wide variety of graphic file formats.

Alternative to IrfanView for Windows, Mac & Linux

Even though Irfan View is a great program for personal as well as commercial use, if you are looking for an efficient image editor, you can also consider the following alternatives.

FastStone Image Viewer

 Fast stone image viewer

FastStone Image Viewer is afast imageconverter and editor that can be used to view, manage, compare Images. It can resize and crop your images. This user-friendly program also allows you to edit your images infull-screen mode with special tools like image magnifier and musical slideshow.

FastStone Image Viewer 6.5

FastStone Photo Resizer 3.8


XnView MP

Xn view

XnView MP is animage viewer and convertor available for Windows, Mac and Linux that can support up to 500 image formats. It has special features that allow you to resize images, add special effects like flip, rotate etc. Additionally you can also distort, shear and much more.

For Windows

Setup Win 32 bit

Setup Win 64 bit

For Mac

OSX DMG 64 bit

For Linux

Linux DEB 32 bit

Linux DEB 64 bit



nomacs is small and fastfree image viewer that can process RAW images and most other common formats. It is supported by Linux and Mac apart from Windows. One of the best features of nomac is that it allows synchronization of viewers connected through the same computer or via LAN for comparing images and spotting differences.

For Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10:

Download Installer 64 bit


Honey view

HoneyView is a fast and light image viewer that for photos as well as comics. It also supports archived image file. You can view pictures with applied filters, changed interpolation method, add effects, rotate and zoom in or out with this program but it is used mostly for making slideshows as it allows you to change the transition time from 1 to 90 seconds, repeat and even select the way the slides are changing.

HoneyView 5.18

Free Download 



JPEGView supports JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF and TIFF images. It is fast and light and allows users to change sharpness, color balance, contrast and local under-/overexposure in the images.

Chasys Draw IES

Chasys draw ies

Chasys Draw IES is a freeimage viewer available for Windows XP and earlier versions. Its Graphics Editors allowsdrawing &retouchingof images and supports English, Spanish, and German.


G thumb

gThumb is an image viewer, browser, organizer and editor for the GNOME Desktop. It allows you to adjust hue, saturation, lightness, contrast and colors. It can scale and rotate images, organize them into catalogs and write to external memory.


Image magic

ImageMagickcan create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images and supports over 200 formats. You can use it to resize images, add effects like flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear. You can also transform images, adjust colors and draw over images with this tool.

ImageMagic for 64 bit Window

Free Download



Futurix Imager is a picture viewer favored for its easy user interface. It can scan and import pictures from external devices, send pictures via e-mail, print and capture screens along with providing a tool to modify and add effects to your images.



FastPictureViewer, supported by Windows XP and later versions is a complete program that allows you quick review, rating and annotation of large number of images with simplicity and speed. You can use it to adjust color, group and save and publish images in batches.

For Windows 32 bit

Free Download

For Windows 64 bit

Free Download

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