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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    64,286
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 05, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    759.73KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #28 in Image Viewers

Editors' Review

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It's not uncommon to have to wait for your graphics software to open and load just to look at a picture, but even dedicated viewers like Microsoft's built-in tools have limitations. Image Eye from FMJ is a free image viewer that doesn't pretend to be Son of Photoshop. Speed is its advantage; it opens high-quality, nondestructive, nonaltering, individual views of nearly 30 digital image types in what we can only describe as "lickety-split." For viewing images, it's all you need.

Image Eye is a compact, zipped download that offers the option to associate it with supported file types when you install it. The program's tiny, ultra-efficient interface is basically just a file selection dialog with some useful extras. At the top is a drop-down list of recently accessed files, and below that a browsing field with the typical Windows up level, new folder, and folder view icons. Below the main window are a file name field and a drop-down list of supported file types, which numbered 29 as of our testing. Other than buttons labeled View, Cancel, and Help, there's just the Index button, but it's our favorite; pressing it opens a semitransparent window displaying thumbnails of all the images in a given folder. We selected a half a dozen images to open and clicked View. The images opened virtually instantaneously and simultaneously in individual, draggable windows that were borderless until we placed the cursor over them, at which point they showed a standard Windows frame. Right-clicking a thumbnail or open image view called up a fairly extensive menu, including view, icon, and copy options and a slideshow feature. Though the program makes a virtue of simplicity, the menus for open images nevertheless included an Adjust Image tool with a full complement of sliders for adjusting contrast, brightness, saturation, and more. A tabbed Options dialog offered settings related to how Image Eye opens and behaves as well as other housekeeping.

Image Eye is probably the fastest image viewer we've yet tested, even with large digital snapshots. Take our advice: make it your default image viewer when you install it. It'll save time over opening your big-box graphics package just to see a picture, and its compact size mean it's no problem to load on start-up.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.1
New in v9.1: Now Open Source, 40% faster jpeg-decoding, auto-background color option, and more.
General
Publisher FMJ-Software
Publisher web site http://www.fmjsoft.com/
Release Date November 01, 2015
Date Added November 05, 2015
Version 9.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Image Viewers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 759.73KB
File Name ieye91x64.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 64,286
Downloads Last Week 24
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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