A simple-to-use lightweight image/photo viewer for Windows PC!

ImageGlass (64-bit)

ImageGlass (64-bit)

  -  34.7 MB  -  Open Source
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    ImageGlass (64-bit) LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Duong Dieu Phap / External Link

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ImageGlass is a lightweight, versatile free image viewing software for Windows PC, that is designed to take the place of Photo Viewer in Windows OS, especially those installations that may have trouble displaying PNG and GIF files in Photo Viewer. The software keeps getting better - a new version includes new innovations, features, and bug fixes. ImageGlass for PC is another open-source basic image viewer, which, while simple, benefits from the speed that comes with being so lightweight, and is a good choice for Windows users. The app supports the most common image formats. Users also can customize this extension list easily. ImageGlass for Desktop 64 bit has several built-in shortcut keys that can save you time in your daily workflows!

New First-Launch Configurations screen
helps you to quickly set up on the first launch of the tool. You can select your language, layout mode, theme; or set the app as a default photo viewer.

Color Picker tool
The program supports the Color Picker tool which allows you to pick a color of the viewing image, and automatically convert it to 4 color formats: RGBA, HEXA, CMYK, and HSL.

Enhanced files real-time update
The software will instantly update the viewing image, as well as the images in the viewing folder if you make a change on it. This also includes a thumbnail bar.

New image formats supported
In addition, the app switches to use the ImageMagick library which allows users to view over 100+ image formats. You can add a new format easily by a friendly UI in the Settings dialog. You may need to install some dependent software to be able to read those new formats.

Edit viewing image with your favorite apps
The software proudly provides you a quick command to edit the viewing image. The app purely images viewing app. By pressing Ctrl + E, the program will immediately open the associated app. You can change the associated app easily in the Settings dialog.

Features and Highlights
  • Speed upload files in the directory, now capable of loading files very fast;
  • The tool also improves the quality of the file icon view;
  • Not the perfect view GIF images, you can extract frames in GIF image via context menu;
  • Support see some basic information of the image;
  • The new version offers you many new choices for photos. Apart from pressing the button drag and drop to open files, in this version you can see photos from the context menu of any one file. Especially with the keys "versatile" Ctrl + V, you can see photos by copying the file or link or a picture from being fixed or screenshots with the Print Screen key; Added feature to update the files in the directory;
  • View the full size or fit mode;
  • The presence in this version can not mention the zoom feature. You can zoom in by rolling the mouse or by keyboard shortcuts; Many people see the images as a slideshow, now you can customize images while watching time move slideshow;
  • A small improvement but it is also the app or displays a picture message if corrupted image files so not to interrupt your viewing time;
  • The new version added a context menu of Windows commands to be able to quickly see photos ImageGlass;
  • You can also set Image Glass as the default viewer in Windows, support for 14 popular formats;
  • Integrated with the familiar keyboard shortcuts, close the Windows image viewer;
Note: Requires .NET Framework.

Also Available: ImageGlass (32-bit)

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What's new in this version:

New Features:
- Added support for viewing one or more color channels in Main Menu > Image > View channels
- Added menu Magick.NET Lossless Compression (hotkey Alt+C) in Main Menu > Tools to support for reducing the size of image using Magick.NET library
- Added Reset settings link in app settings window to launch ImageGlass Quick Setup window for resetting all user settings
- Added Startup Boost feature in Settings > General > Startup to accelerate ImageGlass startup launch
- Added new command --startup-boost for ImageGlass.exe to run in the Startup Boost mode
- Added commands set-startup-boost and remove-startup-boost for igcmd.exe to enable / disable Startup Boost mode
- Added support for new image loading orders: EXIF: Date taken and EXIF: Rating. If user enables the Use Windows File Explorer sort order if possible setting, ImageGlass can retrieve the Rating sort order of File Explorer (besides name, file extension, and file size)
- Added menu Change background color... (hotkey M) in Main Menu > Layout to open Color Picker to set background color

ImageGlass API:
- Added API IG_SetBackgroundColor(string? hexColor = null) to change the background color. If hexColor is not defined, it will show Color Picker dialog instead. User can use this API to add a custom toolbar button to quickly change background color
- Replaced API IG_ViewNextImage() and IG_ViewPreviousImage() with IG_ViewImage(int step) to allow user to skip forward/backward images

- Upgraded Magick.NET v13.9.1
- Improved app launch time by asynchronously loading toolbar icons
- Improved the performance of Color Picker tool, kudo to @Charltsing
- Added Magick.NET version information in About dialog
- Updated the new MSI Installer experience

UI for the experimental settings:
- Added option Open the Save As dialog in the current image directory in Settings > Edit
- Added option Enable image synchronous loading in Settings > Image

- Fixed an issue where thumbnails were not updated when replacing the image file with same name
- Fixed an issue where ImageGlass window didn't restore correctly when using multiple monitors
- Fixed an issue where GIF formats with embedded color profile could not animate
- Fixed an issue where user could not minimize ImageGlass window when using Frameless or Fullscreen mode
- Fixed an issue where the window background would flash white on startup when in Maximized mode, or not using the Backdrop style