Viewer
Viewer 4.1
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Browse images, including animated GIFs.   Commercial ($4.99)
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Viewer is the most elegant and stylish way to browse and convert Images and PDF, it is easy to use and fully compatible MacBook gesture and MagicMouse.

Viewer can play and control animated GIF Images.

Features:
  • Browse all kind of images.
  • Ability to browse a specified image type.
  • Browse animated GIFs with control.
  • Can get a specify image from animated GIF.
  • Browse PDFs.
  • Fullscreen.
  • Images thumbnails.
  • Remove image totally (Secure remove).
  • Lock and unlock PDFs.
  • Images converter.
What's New
Version 4.1:
  • (NEW) (Preferences) Browse Subfolders.
  • (NEW) (Preferences) Fullscreen at Startup.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Viewer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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ChasJ reviewed on 05 Apr 2014
I really like the idea of a simple no-frills, drag-and-drop image viewer with either thumbnails or full frame.
But this crashes constantly on my Mavericks MBP.
Stepping from image to image using the arrow keys crashes it every time. Using the mouse scroll wheel or UI buttons works fine though.
I find the UI often crashes leaving an empty black panel with no images visible. I have to quit and restart the app to fix this.
Also usually crashes when switching to thumbnail view.
Would also prefer if the open file dialog didn't open automatically on start-up (I like to drag and drop)

It seems very unstable - is this just a OSX 10.9 issue?
[Version 4.1]


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BigJohnson reviewed on 20 Oct 2013
It's definitely just a viewer - not good for anything else, not even renaming.

You gotta love keyboard shortcuts to love this app, and I don't.
The toolbar only has basic functions, you can't even rotate or trash a file unless you use a shortcut or do it from the menu.

Only 7 preferences that don't offer any real customization.

I HATE not having a sidebar with thumbnails visible ALL THE TIME. There's no fast way to jump to a specific image in a full folder.


I also don't like the hiding toolbar - although it appears quickly, it still takes longer to press a button than if if were always there (should be a preference).

JustLooking offers more features (including resize, rename and a thumbnail window) and is FREE.
It's not perfect, but better - it offers a bunch of preferences and can be set to replace Preview as the default image viewer.
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23377/justlooking

Only tested this briefly on 2 folders, so I can't comment on stability, but since I must provide a rating I'll give it a 5 since I didn't see any negative comments about crashing or freezing.
[Version 4.1]


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+111
Mlbkxbx commented on 28 Oct 2011
Hmmm. Promising alternative to my current image viewer sequential. For now, sequential beats Viewer hands down when it comes to both speed, stability and functionality, but sequential doesn't seem to be updated anymore, so therefore i'm looking for alternatives.
I really think Viewer has potential though. It's minimal, simple, looks rather ok (it falls short of being beautiful though) - just what i look for in an application. But, for now, it doesn't have what it takes to become the default image viewer, at least on my computer.

Cons (IMHO, of course):
- HUD instead of a proper main window. It's not wrong, just look weird.
- Doesn't remember (or keep) previous window size and position.
- Sometimes opens up obscured by (overlaps behind) the dock.
- All animations are jerky/laggy (Quad + 6750m iMac)
- Thumbnail mode in fullscreen has no pointer to select with.
- Zoom is rather clumsily implemented, and not very smooth.
- Perhaps it's too minimalistic (never thought i'd say that)!
[Version 4.1]


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+72
Wickedsp1d3r commented on 21 Oct 2011
For some reason, all my images look kind of blurry with this application. In addition to this, the window doesn't resize when browsing multiple images with different sizes.

Back to Xee.
[Version 4.1]


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+3

Xsoul reviewed on 25 May 2011
i really like the new version, thats my ultimate pictures viewer all the way for mac, keep up the great updates !
[Version 4.0]

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Zeba replied on 28 May 2011
@Orytek: True, but is that fair? Why don't they actually sell their apps here also? As they used to. The only way to get things straight is to indirectly boycott Apple by boycotting such developers.
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+378
Lvdoc replied on 28 May 2011
Zeba: Well, that and letting the developers know that they need to complain to Apple.
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Iamdorian commented on 23 May 2011
I don't know about developers publishing phony reviews of their own products (happens all the time!) in this case, but this product has NO Trial Downloads! This should be totally discouraged. No way I am just plopping down cash without checking out an application first.

Boycotting such developers helps us all in the long run, and it is going to be a sad day for the Mac community of people end up on the Apple AppStore encouraged to sell products without providing this critical process of FREE evaluation.

I'd love another good thumbnails browser (like ViewIt!) but if I can't check it out first I am highly suspicious).
[Version 4.0]

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Clouds Factory inc. (developer) replied on 23 May 2011
Apple Says "Apps that are "beta", "demo", "trial", or "test" versions will be rejected" and for some reasons i can't post a trial version outside the app store, all developers know that.

source:
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2010/09/app-store-guidelines.pdf

line 2.9
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Iamdorian replied on 23 May 2011
This is something I did NOT know. Then Apple should be chewed out for this. It's a BAD policy, especially for you developers, then. What they must be trying to do is prevent people from advertising on the store, and then having clients NOT buy through them, thus circumventing their sale percentage (which MUST be high!). However, they could still provide TRIAL DOWNLOAD LINKS for their developers. That's just stupid.

I suppose we loose Steve jobs (and his large corporate control) and we get MicroApple, or is it, AppleSoft?

Sorry for not understanding their App Store Developer bylaws. I'll have to start a write in (bad propaganda) campaign.

Q: ViewIt has a great thumbnail preview feature. It allows for the rapid (and smooth) playback—drag of all thumbs in a collection. This is — in effect — a movie preview in near real time. For Time-Lapse this has proven a VERY useful preview feature (no rendering required). Is this something you have included already (does your preview work this way), or can add?

Thanks
Dorian
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Clouds Factory inc. (developer) replied on 23 May 2011
Hi Iamdorian, There's a lot to say about App store anyway i tried ViewIt and i agree it has a great thumbnail preview and the answer of your question is no, but there is a difference in images quality, Viewer calculate the sharpness of images by it size.
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Lvdoc replied on 25 May 2011
Please add me to the list of people who will not be buying without trying. I do not blame you, the developer. Rather, please send yet another complaint to Apple for making business difficult for all of you.

I see no sane reason why Apple should not allow a demo. One developer responded to me that "Apple will refund your money if you're not happy." But look at the procedure Apple puts you through for this:

http://www.40tech.com/2011/01/31/how-to-get-a-refund-from-the-ios-or-mac-app-stores/

When you report a problem via the iTunes store, the options they give you are as follows:
1. I didn't receive this item
2. I inadvertently purchased this item
3. This item does not function as expected
4. I already own this item
5. This item was labeled incorrectly
6. My concern isn't listed here (with box to explain)

Nowhere do I see the option of "I was not happy with the application," or "I just wanted to demo it and see if I liked it." As if that explanation is going to fly in the first place. So, I either lie or hope Apple will accept my rationale of unhappiness.

And since all of the articles I found that describe this "simple" process caution us not to abuse this process - and I'm unclear as to how many refund requests constitute an "abuse" - it's conceivable that I cannot really "demo" very many of these pay-up-front products before Apple won't let me do so anymore and will stop issuing refunds.

And then, if I do get lucky, I get to wait at least a week before Apple even decides, and then I get to wait even longer before a refund shows up in my bank account. In the meantime, as I await the coveted "unhappiness refund," I no longer have access to the money that I might have spent on a competing product that did allow a trial version and that might have satisfied what I was looking for.

And this is Apple's new form of "demo" for an app?

Again, developer, I am sorry for your troubles here, but I can't afford to do this. I might ask, though, if the Apple Store is genuinely your only or best option for doing business? I'm sure they offer incentives or simplicity, but perhaps those benefits don't outweigh the loss of sales.
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Orytek replied on 25 May 2011
A demo could be posted here and the developer could still have an appstore version. It's not a big deal. Lots of developers do this.
Fantastical, Transmit.etc.
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+7
Zeba replied on 28 May 2011
@Orytek: True, but is that fair? Why don't they actually sell their apps here also? As they used to. The only way to get things straight is to indirectly boycott Apple by boycotting such developers.
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Lookin2it replied on 09 Oct 2011
I agree with the comments re the App store, and the seemingly only alternative of voting with our pocketbook and not purchasing from Dev who ONLY sell thru the monopolistic app store. It seems that this Dev is saying that selling thru Apple somehow circumvents selling said app elsewhere; though I have observed other Dev doing this. Why not just change the app name by 1 or 2 letters and let us purchase thru MAcUpdate? It's probably obvious by my comments that I do not know about software dev or App store rules; but as a customer, this makes perfect sense to me (and perhaps $cents$ for u).
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Geofrant reviewed on 16 May 2011
This app keeps getting better and better. I really like the new redesigned interface. However, I do feel that a preference option to start in full screen is missing.
Overall, great job!
[Version 4.0]


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+158

Leo Spill reviewed on 10 May 2011
The last three reviewers only have one post each, and have been members just for a few days... Please Macupdate, do something about this... these comments must be all from the developer.
[Version 3.1.1]

1 Reply

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Clouds Factory inc. (developer) replied on 10 May 2011
Hi Leo Spill,
From five days ago i post a 30 promo code in my college as a gift, and I think these comments is due to this. I even didn't tell them to post a comments or rating or anything like this. I'm not sure, but it is not me, it's a shame to a anyone to market his products this way, i was happy with these comments but now i'm frustrated, anyway thank you for your attention in these details.
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+1

David WR reviewed on 09 May 2011
WOW
[Version 3.1.1]


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dio xed reviewed on 30 Apr 2011
This app is GREAT ★★★★★★ more than 5 stars
[Version 3.1.1]


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+11
Stkmks had trouble on 09 Aug 2011
Since there isn't a demo, just wondering if the slideshow feature has different transition effects? Specifically, a pan/zoom or Ken Burns like effect.

I'll buy a copy happily if it does! Thanks!
[Version 4.1]


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Leo Spill had trouble on 10 May 2011
The last three reviewers only have one post each, and have been members just for a few days... Please Macupdate, do something about this... these comments must be all from the developer.
[Version 3.1.1]


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Mastermacnikon had trouble on 17 Apr 2011
Ok, bought this app on the heels of two things: 1) it seemed, by the screenshot on the MacUpdate page that this app allows batch viewing of images & 2) that it will play animated GIFs.

As of this for number one, I cannot get this to work. I browse to folders that I want to view or try to select all within a folder that I want to view, where I get my error beep.

I came across this app while performing a search for "batch image browser" and it seemed like the best choice. I would have gone with Lyn, but wanted to pay a bit less.

Maybe I was mistaken in my purchase. I have searched within the developer's site to no avail.

If there is an update on this soon, I will be patient. But as it stands, I am close to asking for a refund from the Mac App store. I just want to be sure.
[Version 3.1]

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Mastermacnikon replied on 17 Apr 2011
Just tried a couple of aGIFs that I have and it works like a champ.

Yay for that!!
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Clouds Factory inc. (developer) replied on 27 Apr 2011
Hi Mastermacnikon, Do you still need a refund or your problem is solved ?
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Mastermacnikon replied on 28 Apr 2011
Thanks for getting back.

But I am still waiting for an answer on my original question: how is it possible to view images like shown in the screenshot of this page. i.e. batch viewing of a group of images.

As I have stated, I don't want to get a refund unless I was duped somehow.
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Clouds Factory inc. (developer) replied on 28 Apr 2011
Hi Mastermacnikon, If you mean the thumbnails you can simply hold with left mouse in the center of viewer (in the center of image), or in "Browsing ->View Thumbnails" menu

Note: Thumbnails will showing the images in the same folder you are browsing
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Mastermacnikon replied on 29 Apr 2011
Ok, chalk that up to me not understanding that command, but it is a bit disappointing that I have to use a counter-intutive method to accomplish my goal.

Having to view an image and *then* select a command to have the app go through the enclosing folder for batch viewing is like the phrase: "one step forward, two steps back."

This command would be better served implemented next to the Open... command to allow better accessibility; for what it accomplishes.

I will not ask for a refund because I can accomplish what I need to and the app functions as stated. Just not in the most intuitive manner possible.
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Clouds Factory inc. (developer) replied on 29 Apr 2011
Hi Mastermacnikon, We will add your suggestion as a preference to startup Viewer with thumbnails in next few updates.

If you still feel dissatisfied you can ask for refund, Our goal is to be satisfied and pleased with our product.
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Mastermacnikon replied on 05 May 2011
Hmmm. Should be interesting to see how this works out.

Thanks for making the product. I don't foresee needing to ask for a refund.
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Geofrant had trouble on 05 Feb 2011
How do I download the current version? Since the app became shareware, I can't even download a trial. The appstore link leads to nowhere.
[Version 2.2]

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Clouds Factory inc. (developer) replied on 05 Feb 2011
This is as issue with App Store, try to click again =)
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Syzzygy had trouble on 09 Jan 2011
Crashes instantly on my MacBook Pro Intel core 2 duo w/OS 10.5.8.
[Version 2.0]


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Syzzygy had trouble on 24 Dec 2010
Crashes instantly upon launch attempt w/OS 10.5.8.
Date/Time: 2010-12-24 07:32:47.494 -0800
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a)
Report Version: 6
Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0

Dyld Error Message:
unknown required load command 0x80000022
[Version 1.0]

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Syzzygy replied on 24 Dec 2010
Oops, didn't mean to double post. Comment below didn't show for a while.
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Syzzygy had trouble on 24 Dec 2010
Crashes instantly upon launch attempt with OS 10.5.8.
No contact info for developer on website.
[Version 1.0]



N8vz rated on 05 Mar 2013

[Version 4.1]



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JackFinch rated on 26 May 2011

[Version 4.1]



+6

Cloudsfactory rated on 19 May 2011

[Version 4.0]



+3

Xsoul rated on 11 Apr 2011

[Version 3.0]



+6

Cloudsfactory rated on 05 Apr 2011

[Version 3.0]



+3

Xsoul rated on 12 Feb 2011

[Version 2.3]



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Xsoul rated on 05 Feb 2011

[Version 2.2]



+6

Cloudsfactory rated on 29 Jan 2011

[Version 2.1]



+2

winter-light rated on 10 Jan 2011

[Version 2.0]



+63

Geofrant rated on 07 Jan 2011

[Version 2.0]


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Version Downloads:41,703
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Commercial
Date:25 May 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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Viewer is the most elegant and stylish way to browse and convert Images and PDF, it is easy to use and fully compatible MacBook gesture and MagicMouse.

Viewer can play and control animated GIF Images.

Features:
  • Browse all kind of images.
  • Ability to browse a specified image type.
  • Browse animated GIFs with control.
  • Can get a specify image from animated GIF.
  • Browse PDFs.
  • Fullscreen.
  • Images thumbnails.
  • Remove image totally (Secure remove).
  • Lock and unlock PDFs.
  • Images converter.
  • Ability to fix broken animated gif.
  • Impressive design.
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