I'm searching for an image viewer with the following features: (situation is, that both jpeg and raw are saved)

  • windows (7) support
  • when clicking through pictures only show jpeg
  • when deleting photo, delete both raw and jpeg
  • auto-rotate at EXIF-rotate attribute
  • freeware

At the moment I use Faststone Image viewer, which has all wished features except show only jpeg (if raw exists) and delete both raw and jpeg.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I think that those "only show jpeg" and "delete both" requirements are going to be difficult to fulfill. I've not heard of anything that does that. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 18, 2012 at 0:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ If you have a Linux VM, use Geeqie. It does exactly that by default and is quite fast too. \$\endgroup\$
    – Itai
    Mar 18, 2012 at 1:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ At the risk of going off on a rant, why must it be free? After all, like photographers, software engineers need to be able to pay bills too. Until we get to a Star Trek utopia of a society without currency, it seems like an unusual requirement for a creative professional to have (and without that requirement Lightroom would fit, and do a whole load more) \$\endgroup\$ Mar 18, 2012 at 8:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ Double format mode is intended for scenarios such as "I want an immediate sharing ability/I'm often fine with the default in-camera rendering/… but I want a chance to fix it in PP if I have/want to", the embedded preview is (at least with certain cameras such as the D3100) of absymal quality for viewing. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ryccardo
    Apr 4, 2013 at 19:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ XnView can be configure to do exactly what you want. It is free and known as the swiss-army-knife-of-image-viewers. However, IMHO it has an uncomfortable and ugly GUI, and you have to press a lot of CTRL/ALT keys. Something like Lightroom is actually cheaper than wasting time with these antique (but free) image viewers rooting in the 90s. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 2, 2014 at 8:43

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Check out this tool: FastPictureViewer

I'm not sure if there is a free version available but for those who are intrested in buying a viewer that's able to do this... Just take a look :)

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you, looks also good! Here the license info from www.fastpictureviewer.com: "FastPictureViewer Home Basic Edition (which supports JPEG and Microsoft HD Photo) is available free of charge for personal, non-profit or educational uses (freeware license)." \$\endgroup\$
    – Chris
    Mar 19, 2012 at 13:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ Wow, this pic viewer is REALY veeery fast and is exactly (!) what I searched for. I'll test it for a while and think about buying it... In spite of my comment above, I didn't found the free version download. Maybe it doesn't exist anymore. @ThomasDekiere: Many thanks!! :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Chris
    Mar 19, 2012 at 20:03

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