I am exploring Digikam, but I don't see a option to just 'view' my pictures from my hardrive witouth importing them all to my computer.

Is this so, or am I missing something?

(I am looking for a free alternative to bridge to view and select pictures)

Thanks very mucho in advance for any help, Anna


I also did not found option to browse directories and view images in Digicam (w/o import).

If you search for alternative of Adobe Bridge you can try XnView MP which support the same list of operating systems as Digicam and its free for personal use. XnView also support RAW files (in some degree) so at least you can preview them.


Digikam refers to itself as "photo management" software - it's really all about working with a collection rather than individual pictures.

The default editor in Digikam is "Showfoto", which can also be run separately without the Digikam database functions. It's not just a simple viewer - it's a pretty comprehensive editor - but it will allow you to open individual photos (or whole folders) without trying to create a database.

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