Freeware alternative to ACDSee Photo manager

 In the good old days, Acdsee was everything I wanted in a viewer and Organizers. It was fast and it had a decent, but simple, explorer capability as well.Whether you’re a digital photography beginner or a graphics professional, the picture viewer of choice for millions of people will make your digital camera software experience more rewarding.

However,the later Acdsee releases do a lot undesired things,it have became bloated (my opinion), and more -I can’t afford a copy for use at home (which costs US$69.99).So I start to find freeware to view the photos and providing same performances as ACDSee.The following is a list of 16 free  Image Viewers, Editors and Organizers alternative to  ACDSee Photo manager.  They may not be the best but it does what it says – organize your images,and totally  free of charge.(some of the images below have been reduced in size. Click on them to see the full version.)



 I’ve been using Irfanview for a long time as it is an excellent program.It is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer. IrfanView is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.Many supported file formats and features.

IrfanView is an absolute wonder with its quickness. A very light weight Image viewer and Organizer. It can load images lightning fast and comes with a capable image editing features. It supports a lot of filters and plugins that can do wonders for your photos. Very popular with more than 1 million downloads every month.


Features include: multi-language support, Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow, toolbar skins, fast directory browsing, batch conversion/editing, multipage editing, file search, change color depth, scanning, cut/crop, IPTC edit, capturing, lossless JPG operations, effects, ICC support, EXE/SCR creating, many hotkeys, command line options and plugins.IrfanView works fine with  Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7

If the goal is to find an image viewer which is small in size but supports all image formats and is fast, IrfanView is the right choice.  [Download & learn more about IrfanView]


picasa 3.6

Free software  for organizing, editing and printing your photos.It includes all sorts of new ways to find, organize, edit, and share your digital photos. Picasa can create movies, slideshows out of your photo collections with various transitionsPicasa can create movies, slideshows out of your photo collections with various transitions.And with picasa web albums,you can share your best photos with friends and family is as easy as pressing a button! And thanks to Google, it’s completely free.

It’s not just free,It’s better than ever. Picasa ranks with the leading photo-management tools, including Adobe Photoshop Album and ACDSee.

[Download Picasa]



XnView is a free multimedia viewer, browser and converter.This fast, free browser is easy to use, highly customizable, and supports a staggering 400 file formats.There’s no reason not to have it for those rare and unusual file types, plus all the useful functions it provides such as quick edits and batch processing.

XnView is a very good free alternative but it lacks some little touches that hold it back,For instance, every other image viewer responds to clicking dedicated back buttons on a mouse and the options in general for keyboard and mouse shortcuts are too few .And  it can be intimidating for first time users. For most users I would recommend Irfanview. That doesn’t alter the fact that this is very powerful software. If you’re a experienced user, go for it.

XnView works with Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Seven;  MacOS X/Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD/Irix/Solaris/HP-UX/AIX

[Download&learn more about XnView]

to be continued…

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