Microsoft Photos Alternatives

Microsoft Photos Alternatives


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According to people there are many software similar to it, and the best alternative to Microsoft Photos is Phiewer which is both freemium and proprietary. Other highly recommended applications include PhotoPrism (Free) , Eye of Gnome (Free) and qView .
In total people have suggested 18 alternatives to Microsoft Photos that share similarities by use case and feature set.


Phiewer is an image viewer specifically designed for macOS, it provides an easy and fast way to view your images, videos and even audio files. Phiewer features a folder-based layout that makes it easy to discover, manage and browse your media. It supports a vast amount of image formats including png, jpg, bmp, gif, tiff, heif, heic, .svg, camera RAW: crw, cr2, dng, eip, erf, nef, nrw, obm, orf, pef, raw and more. As for video and audio, Phiewer support opus, weba, webm, ogg, ogm, oga, wav, mp3 and flac audio formats and mp4, m4v, m4u, m4a, mkv and mov video formats.

Freemium & Proprietary


PhotoPrism is a free and open-source server-based application for browsing, organizing and sharing your personal photo collection. PhotoPrism makes use of the latest technologies to automatically tag and find pictures without getting in your way. With PhotoPrism, you can say goodbye to solutions that force you to upload your visual memories to the cloud with big tech cloud providers.

Free & Open Source

Eye of Gnome

The classic Eye of GNOME is the official and default image viewer for the free and open source desktop environment GNOME. The application comes bundled with GNOME and is in later releases known as Image Viewer. However, Eye of GNOME can be used in any Linux operating system or distribution. It also share many similarities with another official image viewer for GNOME called gThumb

Free & Open Source


gThumb is a free and open-source image viewer and Image organizer for the GNOME Desktop. The software can be used to view, orginize and edit BMP, GIF, ICO, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, XPM files. An importer tool is also include, it can be used for transferring photos from cameras. With the editing tool, photos can be rotated, flipped and cropped, or optimized for the right contrast ratio. gThumb is developed by the The GNOME Project and released under the GNU General Public License.

Free & Open Source

ACDSee Photo Studio

ACDSee Photo Studio is an image organizer, viewer, and photo editing application for iOS, macOS and Windows. ACDSee provides all necessary tools for professional photo editing and unrivalled file management capabilities for finding, sorting, moving, organizing, and sharing. Everything you need to master your photography workflow is provided by ACDSee Photo Studio, and available out-of-the-box.

Commercial & Proprietary

Windows Photo Viewer

Windows Photo Viewer is an image viewer developed by Microsoft that was included with the Windows NT family of operating systems. Windows Photo Viewer was first iintroduced with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 under its former name. It was temporarily replaced with Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista, but was resurfaced in Windows 7.

Free & Proprietary

Xee³ Image Viewer

Xee³ Image Viewer is an streamlined and convenient image browser that allow you to manage your photos and rediscover old memmories. Xee³ Image Viewer share many similarities with macOS very own Preview app, the simplicity of the application makes it easy to browse the entire contents of folders and archives, move and copy image files quickly. The application supports most of the image formats commonly used today.

Commercial & Proprietary

FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer is a free image browser, converter and editor that supports common graphic formats such as BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and raw files. FastStone Image Viewer is available for Microsoft Windows.

Free & Proprietary

XnView MP

A versatile and powerful photo viewer, image management, image resize developed by XnSoft. The XnView MP image viewer is a free software for macOS, Linux and Windows. The software consist of a photo viewer and a photo editor. With the photo viewer you can view browse photos in thumbnail, fullscreen and filmstrip view and compare images and manage EXIF, IPTC, XMP meta data. The photo editor can be used to resize, rotate and crop photos or adjust brightness, contrast and color while applying filters and effects to images. 


How Are These Microsoft Photos Alternatives Generated?

Information found on this page is crowd-sourced by the community and contains the most agreed upon Microsoft Photos alternatives. You can use this information to find similar software to Microsoft Photos for specific platforms with various pricing options and licenses. Anyone that have previously used Microsoft Photos can suggest alternatives, vote on the accuracy of other users claims, and help more people in the process of doing so.

This page was last updated on Sun 23 Jan 2022 (3 weeks, 1 day ago).