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Version 1.5.7

Elegant, borderless image and movie viewer.

Highbrow overview

Highbrow was designed to be the purest, simplest image browser possible--without window borders or buttons, without any interference in the visual feast of your photography. With Highbrow, you can look at photos as simply as looking at snapshots on your desktop. And now, in Highbrow 1.5, you can view movies alongside images in the same simple interface.

Too many photo apps are primarily photo editors, or photo organizers, and forget about the simple pleasure involved in looking through a collection of photos; they layer on so many palettes, that the space available for the photo is dramatically reduced. Highbrow, on the other hand, was specifically designed to focus on immersive photo viewing. Highbrow windows are proportional to the image they display, so there is no clipping. All you're looking at are your photos. Even the menu bar can be hidden if you want. It's still there when you need it, and click in the menu bar area, but otherwise it also gets out of the way. Load one window or many, with a visible browser or with only a single image displayed.

What’s new in version 1.5.7

Updated on Dec 17 2015

Version 1.5.7:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • Primarily a maintenance release, with several bug fixes and stability improvements
  • Improvements for window behavior in fullscreen split view
  • The Highbrow window is now more transparent beneath images with transparency





19.4 MB

Developer’s website




App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • Demo requires OS X 10.11 or later
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Jul 1 2015
Jul 1 2015
Version: 1.5.1
What's New Version 1.5.1: Added the ability to view movies as simply and elegantly as images! Unfortunately if you have both images and movies into the same folder it just go berserk then stop/loop on video. no good
Mar 7 2015
Mar 7 2015
Version: 1.0
I have no experience with this app, but I would just like to draw the attention of its developer to the fact that there is another app with the same name, that I have been using for a few years, and that allows to manage browser lists and to switch easily from one browser to another: http://www.heliumfoot.com/highbrow. I think that it would be a good idea to change slightly the name of this newly coming app, in order to avoid confusion: when I saw it listed in MU, I first thought it was an update for the other Highbrow - of course, I immediately realized my mistake when opening the description. (Since the developer's URL is HighbrowViewer, maybe just using that name in MU would do the trick.)
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