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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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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NaOH commented on 01 Sep 2009
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!
[Version 1.3.5]


chas_m commented on 18 Dec 2008
What does this app do that Preview does not do?
[Version 1.3.1]

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Easer replied on 12 Nov 2009
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.

Matt21 replied on 27 Dec 2009
Preview doesn't have a command that lets you send a file to the trash. This does.


Jedik reviewed on 17 Aug 2007
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)
[Version 1.3]


Blair reviewed on 30 Mar 2006
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).
[Version 1.2]


Anonymous reviewed on 05 Aug 2004
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.
[Version 1.1]


Anonymous reviewed on 20 Mar 2004
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.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Version Downloads:1,987
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
Date:31 Aug 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Footagehead is a simple image browser that does what you'd expect from an image browser, plus some handy extras.

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