- Although it is highly likely your OS system has a photo viewing built-in app, you might need a more advanced tool depending on your needs
- Our top list will help you make the right choice when it comes to photo viewing software
- A digital frame can act as a nice gift or addition to your room if you have important photos or collections you want to be reminded or share
- Check our photo editing section for more guides and top lists
8. Xlideit image viewer
This Windows 7 photo viewer by SourceForge comes free of charge and contains most, if not all, features you would want in an ideal photo viewer. It is lightweight and comes with tools such as editing, image management, and basic processing.
The interface has a thumbnail bar at the bottom that shows all your images, plus you can use the toolbar to access the popular commands such as zoom, rotate, crop, delete, resize, slideshow, and even list sorting.
You can switch between full screen or window mode to view your images and edit them while you’re at it.
All these photo editing mean that you’ll encounter numerous formats. Check out this list to open them all!
9. Nexus Image viewer
This portable app is free for use, and lets you view your images in a crisp, sharp display, with fast loading capabilities. You can use it in place of your old boring photo viewer, and easily edit, zoom in or out, plus enjoy moving easily between images and folders.
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to browse images on your computer, and customize the brightness so you can view each image with the focus it deserves, while the rest are displayed on a vertical bar on the right side of your computer’s screen.
It’s really simple to use, and doesn’t need installations to run it.
This Windows 7 photo viewer is fast, supports different formats and viewing of images in compressed and archive files without the need to extract them.
One cool thing about this photo viewer is that if your images have GPS information, their location can easily be seen on Google Maps, and you can store the photos you want.
It doesn’t come with any adware and/or spyware, plus you can view your photos in different displays such as Fill or Parallel view modes.
You also get a photo folder feature where you can store any of your favorite photos.
Some of the formats supported by this photo viewer include BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, PSD, TGA, TIFF, and RAW formats from digital cameras.
11. WildBit Viewer
This is another small, fast, but compact Windows 7 photo viewer with a simple interface, slideshow functionality, and photo editor.
It supports major formats including JPEG and TIFF, plus has a shell toolbar where you can drag and drop your photo folder and use it as an organizer.
It also lets you save your favorite photos in a folder, and create a custom slideshow with 176 different transition effects for your viewing pleasure.
GIMP is great free software that will allow you to view and edit photos. It has a simple user interface where you can quickly find the necessary tools for the editing process.
You will find there special effects filters, color controls, exposure controls, selection tools and many more.
Gimp is more a tool for beginners and for amateurs that would like to create some basic images by using some of the most used tools.
We strongly recommend it, especially because of its price – free. Plus that, the tool works with every Windows version from 7 and higher.
If you’re looking for a Windows 7 photo viewer, you should consider Nomacs. This is a free and open-source image viewer, and it’s available on all major desktop platforms, including Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Regarding the features, here are some most notable features that this tool offers:
- Support for over 25 different image formats, including the RAW format
- Fast thumbnail preview
- Ability to view EXIF information
- Frameless view
- Ability to change the transparency of windows
- Ability to see histogram or file info
- Can hide toolbar and menu bar for extra immersion
- Slideshow support
- Basic image editing options: cropping, resizing, color adjustment, rotation
- Multi-page TIFF export
- Rename or delete images
- Can create mosaic images
- Ability to synchronize images and zoom, pan or switch images in sync
Have you found your favorite pick among these Windows 7 photo viewer tools? Let us know in the comments section below.
Important note: Microsoft officially ended Windows 7 support. If you’re planning to upgrade to Windows 10, make sure you check out our wide collection of guides on how to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Editor’s Note – this article has been originally published in November 2017. We have recently updated it to include new relevant software for Windows 7.