12 Free Alternative Image and Photo Organizer for Microsoft Windows 10

Updated: May 25, 2017 / Home » Desktop Computer Software » Microsoft Windows & Office

Here is a complete list of 12 free alternative photo organizer, free of charge as oppose to ACDSee 10 Photo manager, they may not be the best but it does what it says – organize your images. Honestly, I find the build in Windows Explorer good enough for my daily photo browsing. Unless you are a power user, I do not see a need to purchase a photo viewer software when there are so many free software available. For those into James Bond or Sherlock Holmes investigation, this 2 simple tools might be useful – 2 Free FBI, CSI and CIA Software To Analyze Photoshopped Photos, it enables you to verify the authenticity of a photo, especially fake photos on Facebook.

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↓ 01 – Adobe Bridge [ The Best ] | Windows | macOS

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Is it really true that Adobe Bridge (the full version) is totally free to download and use forever, and I don’t have to pay for it or have a subscription? The answer is yes, it’s absolutely true – although not that many people know about it because Adobe hasn’t really publicized it widely. Bridge CC gives you centralized access to all the files and assets you need for your creative projects. Organize personal and team assets, batch edit with ease, add watermarks, and set centralized color preferences. Bridge simplifies your workflow and keeps you organized.

  • Support for Retina and HIDPI displayers with the ability to scale
  • Automated cache management
  • Ability to quickly organize and stack panoramic and HDR images
  • On-demand thumbnail and metadata generation
  • Option to import photos and videos from your mobile device or digital camera on Mac OS
  • Flexible batch processing
  • Drag-and-drop file flexibility
  • Centralized color settings

↓ 02 – Nikon ViewNX-i | Windows | macOS

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Inheriting the comfortable operation of the conventional ViewNX 2 software, ViewNX-i features enhanced usability of the browsing functions, such as Photo Tray that lets users temporarily store files from various folders, for smooth operation when editing movies or printing still images. ViewNX-i collaborates with both Capture NX-D that allows detailed adjustments to still images, and ViewNX-Movie Editor that offers easy movie editing. Furthermore, it is compatible with web services, providing smooth access. Make the most out of ViewNX-i to experience full enjoyment of your images with the same excitement as when you shot them.

↓ 03 – digiKam Photo Manager | Windows | macOS | Linux

digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX. The people who inspired digiKam’s design are the photographers like you who want to view, manage, edit, enhance, organize, tag, and share photographs under Linux systems. digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a “snap”. The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections.

Helps you to handle, edit and publish photos from your digital camera. All functions that you need to manage your photos and to impress your family, friends or customers with your photos are included in one piece of software. Easy to use and install. It is built around three basic functions: import, improve, impress.

↓ 04 – FastStone Image Viewer | Windows

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FastStone Image Viewer is perhaps the closest software to ACDSee. FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, retouching and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touches the four edges of the screen.

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Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, PSD, EPS, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA) and popular digital camera RAW formats (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF, SRF, ARW, SR2, RW2 and DNG).

↓ 05 – XnView | Windows | macOS | Linux

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XnView is provided as FREEWARE (NO Adware, NO Spyware) for private or educational use (including non-profit organizations). XnView is an efficient multimedia viewer, browser and converter. Really simple to use! Support of more than 500 image formats. No Adware, No Spyware. XnView has all the basic features covered, and the best part is, it is modern and simple. XnView also provides a convenient Screen Capture module and Windows ™ TWAIN & WIA interface to capture images. Some other notable features of XnView are:

  • Metadata support & Editing (IPTC)
  • JPEG lossless Transforms
  • Duplicate File Finder
  • Batch Processing
  • Batch Rename
  • Print Module

↓ 06 – Google Picasa [ Discontinued ] | Windows | macOS | Linux

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Note: Picasa is not available anymore. Transfer, find, organize, edit, print, and share images, all with this easy-to-use product. Watch Picasa automatically organize all your pictures into elegant albums by date. Having all your photos in one place means no more time wasted searching for folders or files. Take your photos further with Picasa from Google.

  • The program works with JPEG, GIF, BMP, PSD, and movie files and is compatible with most digital cameras; it detects your USB driver and imports pictures into albums.
  • Editing tools include cropping (standard or custom), removal of red-eye, and enhancing–even switching from color to black and white.
  • Create slide shows set to your MP3s.
  • E-mail photos with Picasa’s built-in client to take the guesswork out of compressing images, and order photo-lab quality prints or print at home with no mistakes.
  • You can also make instant backups to CD (or to other hard drives) of your photo collections, to organize your photos using labels and stars (just like with Gmail), to write captions for all pictures, and to organize videos as well as pictures.

↓ 07 – Pictomio Image Management | Windows

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Pictomio is a software application for managing, categorizing, searching, and archiving photos, videos and other media files, and allows you to generate animated 2D and 3D slideshows. The extensive capabilities of the latest programmable 3D graphic cards are utilized for image decoding and displaying slideshows. The Pictomio software is composed of different parts: a photo browser, slideshow editor and slideshow viewer. Features: Image Manager, 3D Image Carousel, EXIF Editor, Liquid Zoom, Library, Image Rating, Album and Categories, Tools, Slideshow, Video Viewer. Pictomio is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.

↓ 08 – Inzomia Image Viewer [ Discontinued ] | Windows

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Inzomia image viewer 3 is a very fast free zooming image viewer that will allow you to spend more time viewing pictures and less time waiting. It prepares the next image in the background as you are viewing. It has fullscreen mode and a number of layouts for different types of work. It can show zip and rar image archives. It remembers zoom. It has XML support to integrate into custom solutions. The Inzomia image viewer is available in two versions, one for commercial use and one free for non commercial use.

  • Stop waiting for images to load, the inzomia image viewer prepares the next image in the background as you are viewing.
  • Use all the screenspace for your images not a user interface. The inzomia image viewer has fullscreen mode and a number of layouts for different types of work. This allow you to use as much of your computer screen as possible for what is important.
  • Save time by viewing zipped image archives directly without the need to first extract the image files.
  • Organize and manage your digital photo collection with ease using thumbnailed image playlists that remembers zoom and rotatation.
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↓ 09 – PicaJet Digital Photo Management | Windows

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PicaJet offers direct import from your camera, image sharing via email or Web gallery, automatic photo enhancement, personal ratings and categories, as well as printing features. The photo organizer allows you to view your images by rating, keyword, or date/timeline and you can categorize your images by simple drag and drop. In addition, it offers editing features to correct red-eye, cropping, image sharpening, and level adjustment. Additional features include direct CD/DVD burning, an image search engine with support for EXIF/IPTC/XMP data, slideshow maker, and a tool to generate a Web gallery from perfect templates. Version 2.5 build 495 has fixed troubles with running under domain network. PicaJet is a powerful, feature-rich, but highly customizable and convenient digital photo management and image database software that will efficiently organize your fast-growing digital image collection.

  • Automatically organize thousands of photos in seconds
  • Import from digital cameras, folders, CD or DVD, scanner or web-cameras
  • 3D-acceleration support
  • Auto-create categories using folders names
  • Auto-create categories using IPTC keywords
  • View image metadata (EXIF and IPTC)

↓ 10 – PicPerk Image Viewer [ Outdated ] | Windows

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PicPerk is an image viewer and editor that support most common graphic formats, including JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PCX, WMF, and TGA. The application enables you to open a specific image file and also enables you to open a folder and view and edit any image included in it. Along with the usual assortment of file operations, such as convert, copy, move, rename, delete, and print, PicPerk features thumbnails and full-screen viewing, zoom functions, and 33 image-editing effects, including crop, resize, and red-eye removal. In addition, PicPerk features tools to display slide shows, to set and remove the desktop wallpaper, and to associate file types with it. In addition, PicPerk features tools to display slide shows, to set and remove the desktop wallpaper, and to associate file types with it.

↓ 11 – Album Shaper | Linux

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Album Shaper is an Open Source OpenGL-based Slideshow Viewer, it strives to be the most friendly, easy to use, open source application for organizing, annotating, framing, enhancing, stylizing, and sharing your digital photos. Album Shaper embraces open formats like XML, JPEG, and XSLT, while supporting Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix users who speak a multitude of languages around the world.

↓ 12 – Roxio MediaTicker [ Discontinued ] | Windows

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MediaTicker is more than just a photo browser or newsreader – it’s the ultimate RSS media reader. Its unique scrolling format provides you with access to unlimited news headlines, photos, articles and forums while keeping it neatly out of the way so you can actually get on with your day. RSS feeds with thumbnails and full-size images are displayed right in the ticker, so instead of clicking on a text link for “Giants Win Superbowl LX”, you can click on a photo of the winning touchdown! RSS feeds that don’t have thumbnails will be displayed as text links along with a snapshot of the website from where the feed originated.

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Get even more digital media with MediaTicker 3, which adds support for video files, more RSS feed types, and new media search options. Now enjoy your video collection the same way you enjoy your photo collection in the ticker, and add ANY RSS or Atom feed for even more news and blogs. Plus, you can now save your RSS feed list on your Roxio MyAccount so you can access your feeds from any MediaTicker or internet connected computer, or even from multiple computers simultaneously!

↓ 13 – Ai Picture Explorer [ Outdated ] | Windows

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Ai Picture Explorer (AiPICX) is an all-in-one graphics application that views, edits, enhances, manages and organizes photos — plays multimedia too. It empowers digital photo enthusiats with advanced batch image processing and conversion capabilities. Included Batch UnZipper extracts multiple ZIPs unattended. Integrated batch rename, move and delete functions seamlessly integrate with its Slide Album to help collectors review organize and delete image collections. Content providers (and collectors) can create thumbnailed HTML catalogs for DVD/CD media or simply track contents of removable media with contact sheets or comments and 3D navigation buttons. Novices will appreciate our Web Pages for Dummies wizard.

Its Slide Album can quickly find and thumbnail entire drives (or offline volumes on DVD/CD) and organize images by visual content to find modified duplicates – aside from database queries by date, size, keyword … Our proprietary Image Analysis routines can quantify and rank picture quality. You can also create impressive slideshows (or presentations) with choice of 173 cool effects, variable delays, windows-in-windows, gamma, background color, rotation, comments and other properties (per slide).

↓ 14 – Fresh View Multimedia Organizer | Windows

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Fresh View gives you the ability to organize and view multimedia files (images, audio, video). Watch movies, listen to music, and view graphics in a slide show. Image files in a folder can be displayed using a number of views, including a thumbnail view that lets you quickly see what your images are without having to open them. You can convert graphics from one type to another, print, and even create an HTML album. This easy-to-use software supports 86 different formats (more and more added regularly). This software is 100% free, no ads, no spyware.

↓ 15 – iBrowser [ Discontinued ] | Windows

iBrowser is an efficient image viewer and browser. It is optimized for fast thumbnail preview of folders with a large number of images. All popular graphic formats are supported. Image viewerPower features make iBrowser the best choice for everyday use. Among these features customizable interface layouts, advanced memory management, slideshow, format defining by signature, full screen view, animated images autoplay, copying to clipboard, intelligent large files support, set as wallpaper function, windows shell extension.

↓ 16 – Firehand Ember [ Discontinued ] | Windows

Firehand Ember is, very simply, the easiest to use, fastest, most feature-rich and highly-rated photo viewer and organizer available for your Windows 95, 98, ME, XP, NT 4, or Windows 2000 computer. If you create graphics, work with websites, use a digital camera or scanner, collect pictures from the Net, or simply receive photos from time to time from friends and family via Email, you need Ember. Version 7.2.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.


35 comments on “12 Free Alternative Image and Photo Organizer for Microsoft Windows 10

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    Windows Slideshow [ Reply ]

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      Britney Spears [ Reply ]

      which is the Best Free Digital Photo Organizer?

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    Thank you very much. What a useful post! :-). I’ll give a try to Pictomio and Picajet

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    phellyer [ Reply ]

    Many thanks for this useful list. I will try a few.

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    SteveJobs [ Reply ]

    You forgot to mention a new Daminion – photo management system with multi-user support.

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      Edwin Kee [ Reply ]

      I used Microsoft Picture It, for photo retouching editing etc.

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        Steve Kovach [ Reply ]

        Zoner Photo Studio is a feature-rich image viewer and image organizer software

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          crawford [ Reply ]

          I’m using PhotoViewerPro, you can try this.

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    Photo Viewer Background Changer allows you to change the background color of built-in Windows Photo Viewer

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    Sergey Tkachenko [ Reply ]

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      these are some really good list of Windows Photo Viewer Alternative

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      This list covers the top ten alternatives to Windows Photo Viewer for Microsoft Windows 8 metro and surface tablet

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    Ellis Hamburger [ Reply ]

    ropbox just rolled out a big facelift to its web client that adds an indexed search box that fetches results while you type

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    I have purchased Photodirector 7 Ultra as I want to be able to organise my photos by tagging people, I used to have a brilliant software package years ago but cannot remember the name of it?

    I do want general editing tools, but the main function I need is to be able to tag people in my photos, I currently have over 36k that I have just imported onto my new laptop and I need to use a software package that I can tag and organise, as well as find people for future references, ie I used to be able to find a selection of people in one go.

    Please help if you have any suggestions, I don’t mind paying for it, but the one I have just purchased has fallen over and even though I have spent a while tagging some photos, when I have gone back into it, no tags saved?!!

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    blaszta [ Reply ]

    The link for FastStone Image Viewer goes to irfanview.. :)

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    jelabarre59 [ Reply ]

    Might as well mark Picasa as a dead product too. Google has abandoned the desktop, and thinks you should be loading all your photos into their latest Site-Of-The-Week (which means you will have to move everything once again once their addled minds abandon that one just like they abandon every other project they do). Which mans *once again* I’m having to move the in-laws off of yet ANOTHER abandoned MSWin product.

    At least I can run and rely on digiKam on my Linux systems (haven’t tried digiKam on MSWin since those are either VMs or a test install, no real data to run it with there)

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    Please does anyone have any recommendations for me – I don’t want a clever picture editor (i already have Adobe Photoshop). I just want something that automatically displays on each photo, without having to do it manually one by one as MS, all the exif information (esp date taken, camera model, exposure, file size etc etc), when I open offline a group of multiple photographs. MS Photo Gallery comes closest, but requires the opening of the file properties for each file separately. .I cannot find a single program that seems to do what I want. Not Picasa, not Irfan, not MS Photos, not Zoner, etc etc etc I can’t believe that I am the only one that wants this facility ….???? Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    Helen Rick [ Reply ]

    Second vote for Daminion. Surprisingly you don’t list it here but it is far superior that any of the products above . It has a free version and we use it in our small company since 2011.

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      R. Dixon [ Reply ]

      I see no free version on their website for Daminion.

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    Gunver Eriksen [ Reply ]

    I miss one comment on all the reviews. Which programs are for desktop and which keep the photos online? I want to keep my pictures on my own computer.

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    Meenakshi @truorganizer.com [ Reply ]

    Ngan, great list! We are photo tools startup and I wanted to introduce to you Tru – a dead easy photo organizer that is effortless and automatic. Its picks up all the photos from all your sources, de-dupes tham and organizes them in a MMYYYY folder format that is easy to understand and universally acceptable. You can take it for a spin here: http://www.truorganizer.com – would love to hear your feedback.

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    Thanks for the awesome list…

    But, I like KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro the most. It’s simple software and lets you browse image files from your PC.

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    After Picasa was taken down, I’ve switched to Phototheca(http://lunarship.com) as Picasa replacement. That software has a lot of features to organize, sort and search for images. The UI is nice and looks like iPhoto on Mac.

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    Pepstar [ Reply ]

    I like Picasa and use it A LOT. I was bummed when Google discontinued it because other than an organizer for photos, you were able to create collages, movies and apply a ton of special effects and photo fixes. I haven’t found another replacement that can do all of what Picasa did. I refuse to use Google replacement as it syncs photos from all my devices like my phone and offers no real photo edits like Picasa did.

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    Why publish an article with out of date, no longer available software? Google picasa has not been downloadable for about a year now.

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    Eric Perret [ Reply ]

    Mylio is an excellent free alternative to many of these apps; it’s platform and device agnostic, and it syncs across devices through local networks vs. using the cloud.

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      Ngan Tengyuen [ Reply ]

      That a Cloud app, we’re talking about native software. Anyway, cool app.

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    Nelson [ Reply ]

    KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro is great to view all images within a folder . You can organize and view/edit images. View images on a calendar etc.Try it out

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    Morgan43 [ Reply ]

    PhotoViewerPro is a nice alternative. It’s a great tool for me.

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