ToyViewer
ToyViewer
5.6.0

5.0

ToyViewer free download for Mac

ToyViewer5.6.0

01 December 2018

Display and edit types of image files.

Overview

ToyViewer can read and display image files in following formats: TIFF, GIF, BMP, PNG, JPG, BIE (JBIG), PCX, PCD, PICT, PNM (PPM, PBM, or PGM), XBM, MAG, SUN Rasterfile, JPEG2000 (JP2, JPC, J2K), and other formats supported by OS X. Displayed images can be saved in following formats: TIFF, PDF, GIF, BMP, PNG, JPG, JPEG2000, BIE (JBIG), PNM, or XBM.

ToyViewer Features:
  • ToyViewer can attach a custom icon to any file as well as newly saved image file.
  • ToyViewer can read and write GIF or PNG files with transparent color, and also can read and write interlaced (progressive) GIF, PNG, or JPG files.
  • ToyViewer can scan (auto-display) image files in a folder.
  • You can also display images in full-screen size.
  • Displayed images can be scaled (enlarge/shrink).
  • You can rotate, flip, or clip images.
  • ToyViewer has ability to adjust brightness, contrast, color tone of images, and has some typical operations to images, such as enhancement, embossing, and so on.
  • You can replace specified color with other color or transparent color.
  • Full color images can be reduced into 256, 64, or 8 colors. Also, each color value of images can be cut down to 4-, 2-, or 1-bit.
  • ToyViewer can make images monochrome (8-bit gray, 2-bit gray, or bi-level). Images can be printed.
  • You can set ToyViewer to display any image format if there is a filter program to PPM format.
  • ToyViewer provides image-conversion filter services for other applications.
  • You can add comments to images (comments are written into only GIF, PNG, JPG, or PNM formats).
  • You can make Aqua-button-like images.

What's new in ToyViewer

Version 5.6.0:
  • Now is applicable to Dark Mode of macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • The interface of the selected area part of the inspector is improved
  • There was a phenomenon that mouse cursors of ToyViewer could not be displayed in Mojave. This problem is fixed
  • The function of Inspector to select an area on a scaled image can work correctly now

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33 Reviews of ToyViewer

Jazzyguy
18 September 2009
Version: 5.0

Most helpful

Quits (unexpectantly) on launch! Using 10.5.8 on my G5.I went back to the previous version.
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5
Jazzyguy
16 August 2013
Version: 5.3.1
This is a new Version and it is GREAT!
(1)
5
Jazzyguy
16 May 2013
Version: 5.2.4
I am an old user of ToyViewer as you can see from my old review and comments of 2009 but I go back further than that I used it many years ago when I was using my G4 a lot and always enjoyed using it. This version is excellent and runs great on 10.8.3
(2)
5
Redfury
24 September 2011
Version: 5.11
Adobe suite in my professional life, but for images I want to share online via social media, this app has many ways to add effects, color, frame and drop shadow to digital images quickly and effortlessly. Toy Viewer's best feature? *every time you tweak the image, it creates a new one... don't like it? just close the image window and you've gone back to the last step. You don't have to create layers and hassle with flattening, etc. YAY!
(1)
Roro01
12 May 2010
Version: 5.04
SAVING PROBLEM When using "Replace Colors" on a PNG or Tiff image - although the resulting image is shown with the transparent areas intact - it is impossible to save it with its transparency. iMac Intel 10.6.3
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Jazzyguy
18 September 2009
Version: 5.0
On only one of my drives the 5.0 version works. On the other 2 of my G5 (PPC)on 10.5.8 the Leopard version quits. I trashed my preferences and could find no Folder in ~/library/appsupport. I had to go back to the prevous version on those 2 drives.Repairing permissions did not help at all. Don't know why Macupdate coupled this thread with my other ones!
(0)
Jazzyguy
18 September 2009
Version: 5.0
On only one of my drives the 5.0 version works. On the other 2 of my G5 (PPC)on 10.5.8 the Leopard version quits. I trashed my preferences and could find no Folder in ~/library/appsupport. I had to go back to the prevous version on those 2 drives.Repairing permissions did not help at all.
(3)
Jazzyguy
18 September 2009
Version: 5.0
Quits (unexpectantly) on launch! Using 10.5.8 on my G5.I went back to the previous version.
(4)
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Peedeebee
18 September 2009
Version: 5.0
Ver. 5.0 won't launch. It "quits unexpectedly" immediately.
(0)
5
Booomwhadis
29 June 2009
Version: 4.92
I'm very often checking individual images. And for that purpose ToyViewer is a much better choice than Preview. By default it shows images in their original resolution. That's how i want it. You can however, if you prefer, make ToyViewer adjust larger images to your display size (a bit hidden in the preferences - note to the developer: i think that option should be moved to the main menu). Clicking *Alt + CMD + Z* gives you a borderless "foreground" mode: you can scroll through larger images or move through them with a hand tool. Nice! At the bottom of the image viewer is a black button to view your image in full screen/ match screen mode. There is a rectangle selection feature - hitting that black button will change your selection to borderless full screen. Very nice! As well there is a scaling option at the bottom of the image viewer. My only suggestions for improvements: A short key for that *match screen* button because i'm using a multi-button mouse and assigning such a short key to one of the buttons would speed up my work flow. ToyViewer's short key for toggling windows is *CMD + 0* while most other apps are using *CMD + for that. Despite these minor issues a 5 stars program. It has as well a host of exporting and editing options but when i'm honest, i hardly used those and would start Photoshop instead.
(2)
4
Akrobat
26 January 2008
Version: 4.91
Very good application indeed. Perfect for checking images and image editing without the need to open PhotoShop. I'm experimenting with using this as a defualt image browser instead of Preview. Thanks for making it free.
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5
Roro01
20 October 2007
Version: 4.91
MANY THANKS Developer, thanks a lot for a very useful application.
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Dom21
04 July 2007
Version: 4.91
I want to make changes in the Default Viewer's checkboxes but every one is checked and grayed out so that you can't uncheck any. Solution anyone?
(0)
resuna
27 December 2006
Version: 4.90
What's with the complex install instructions? I just drag the file from the .dmg on top of the old version, and it just works. Also, I'm not sure I get the point of the "scan folder" tool, it doesn't seem very Mac-ish...
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5
Appledogx
27 December 2006
Version: 4.90
Surprisingly great little gem. I wish it had an undo function so you could try things out and play around with the image.
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5
Iceland-gyrfalcon
27 December 2006
Version: 4.90
Really Nice This is simple, but with all the basic features you would need. I use it to quickly convert comics to grayscale jpegs.
(0)
4.5
Boothefox
05 July 2006
Version: 4.82
FINALLY I HAVE AN IMAGE VIEWER ! All the others are just a waste of time... THANK YOU SO MUCH !
(0)
Kioshi
26 January 2006
Version: 4.80
Two more mirrors: http://freewaremac.blogspot.com/2006/01/toyviewer-freeware-graphical-editor.html
(0)
Anonymous
20 October 2005
Version: 4.80
All the JPG images I tried to open were blank white screens?? What gives??
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Anonymous
20 October 2005
Version: 4.80
It's some excellent effects that process fast. And alot of good feature ideas. But it desperately needs live previewing. And the interface needs to be overhauled to be more MacOS X friendly. 3 stars, good app, needs to be brought up to macosx quality
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5
Anonymous
30 June 2005
Version: 4.76
ToyViewer has been a "must have" for a long time. It offers a great range of features and ease of use for image manipulation and transformation - and somehow is still free! I recently upgraded from Jaguar to Tiger and there are some nice new features here which I never had before. And since MU does not have the update info. I will tell you - v4.76 fixes the previos bug where images did not save using ToyViewer under Tiger, so all Tiger users should be sure to get this latest version. Big kudos to the developer! Thanks!
(0)
Anonymous
03 March 2005
Version: 4.72
i have used toyviewer for a long time and it is my favourite to edit photos. it's free and yet it offers a lot of features. brilliant!
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
15 February 2005
Version: 4.70
This is a great app; light and fast. I think it's terrific the developer distributes it for free AND continues to support 10.2.8. Much appreciated. Thanks!
(0)
Anonymous
04 December 2004
Version: 4.61
Does anyone know what the installation instructions on the linked page (remove the original before installing the new one, log out and login ...) are all about? I've never done that for a ToyViewer upgrade and I've never had a problem.
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5
Anonymous
03 December 2004
Version: 4.61
Great. Use this to pop open my photos to view. Fast, clean, great features.
(0)
Anonymous
02 October 2004
Version: 4.60
Will the 4.6 source code be released or will there be a Jaguar release of 4.6?
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5
Anonymous
01 October 2004
Version: 4.60
EXCELLENT. Thank you for this freeware
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
30 September 2004
Version: 4.60
I've been using ToyViewer for about a year now, and find it to be everything I need for most image manipulation. It's fast, easy, and does a terrific job. I only wish that you could display multiple effects menus simultaneously, with all selected applying to the image, as many I deal with need modification with the same settings for a group at a time.
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5
Anonymous
20 August 2004
Version: 4.52
Perfect for my inage viewing needs. Does everything as advertised! Superb app! Kudos to the author! Thanks!
(0)
a Martin
28 June 2004
Version: 4.52
When opening an image in the app. the window comes up under the Dock. Not very nice. Also it can be a bit confusing for some people that nothing comes up (except the change of the menu bar) when double clicking the app. Also I think that the "esc" key also should exit the full screen mode.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 February 2004
Version: 4.51
Excellent and speedy to get pictures into shape for web use. What about a watermarking facility? A proper application with no fancy overkill on functionality - perfect for the simple things when bloated image programs just cost you $$$ for the priviledge of menus you never use. Not for the design obsessed but for everyone else very handy.
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5
Charlie S Mote Jr
04 October 2003
Version: 4.42
At 1M handles the major functionality of programs 10-100 times larger (and infinitely more expensive!) Essentially the return of "paint" - the program which essentially brought us the GUI. Must have for anyone who doesn't need Illu$trator.
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5
Anonymous
24 August 2003
Version: 4.4
This is a very nice app and the best thing it's free. The only thing I would like to see changed is the color of the (black) crop rectangle; it's hard to see when the picture contains dark colors. Other than that I fine app!
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4.25
Anonymous
23 August 2003
Version: 4.4
Sure can't beat the price!! It will NOT open Canon raw formats (.crw files). Seems to be a basic version of Graphic Converter with a much better price yet slower at displaying the pictures. I couldn't get the scan folder operation to work, but maybe I was just too impatient to wait more than 15 seconds for a picture to be displayed. All in all, it is a decent program!!
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later

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