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Footagehead is a simple image browser that does what you'd expect from an image browser, plus some handy extras.

What's New

Version 1.3.5
  • Mac OS X 10.6 support
  • Redesign inspector by making it a scrollable list
  • Open remote URLs in the Web browser instead of the external editor
  • Respond to pinch, zoom and swipe trackpad events


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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NaOH Member IconComment+133

This comment isn't directly related to the software or its functionality.

Instead, I want to mention that I just noticed that the name appears to be a reference to William Gibson's book 'Pattern Recognition'.

Thumbs up for an excellent literary reference!

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Version 1.3.5
chas_m Member IconComment+449

What does this app do that Preview does not do?

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Version 1.3.1

It allows you to open an image in the program of your choosing. To my knowledge (I could be wrong), Preview will only open its images in Preview. I prefer to open my images in GraphicConverter.


Preview doesn't have a command that lets you send a file to the trash. This does.

Jedik Member IconReview+9

Does what it says. Suggestions for improvement:
- play animated GIFs
- double-clicking image open it in another window and/or (configurable) external editor
- show pic info (format, dimensions, EXIF, etc)

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Version 1.3
Blair Member IconReview+0

Great little image viewer. Very fast, and the keyboard navigation for moving through your directory structure really rocks (hint: just use the arrow keys).

My only suggestions for improvement would be to try using standard toolbar buttons, and include a button for setting the current image as your wallpaper (which is currently buried as a contextual menu from the image selection pane).

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

I found Footage Head when looking for an app to view my pr0n images in. I now use it for all my image viewing. Thank you, it is a perfect example of a good image viewer.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

I am new to Mac - switched from PC this week - and was looking for a simple tool in order to view rapidly and easily archived pictures transferred from my PC. Footagehead did the job. It is simple, but can prove useful for that simple task - for free.

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Version 1.0.1
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Downloads 11,382
Version Downloads 2,061
License Free
Date 31 Aug 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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