4 Best Free Image Viewers For Windows 10

Shivendra Nath

In this age of multimedia there is a huge importance of better image viewing software. Especially if it is free and if it opens image in a blink of an eye that will be an added advantage. In this post I will list four image viewing software for windows 10 operating system.

And you don’t have to worry about paying anything to anyone because on this list every photo viewing software is free to use. And at last there will be FAQ section to address your most common questions related to photo viewers.

So without any delay let’s deep dive into the list.


Talking about ImageGlass image viewer program it is simple and easy to use. Moreover, it contains basic set of features like every other image viewer should have. It has features like flip vertical/flip horizontal, image crop so on and so forth.

In addition to that It also has slideshow feature. In which one can view images as image slideshow. Not only that it shows every detail of currently open image in title bar. And that include file name with extension, file size, last modified date and time, image resolution.

So you don’t have to open properties window to get important details about particular image. It supports about 82 different image formats including JPG, BMP, WebP, SVG, PSD, etc.

Moreover, If you want to pick colours from images, then it contains helpful color picker tool to pick colours from currently viewing images. Just you need it to manually add colour picker to the menu in settings of Image Glass Image viewer.

The colour picker gives various colour codes for the picked colour such as RGBA code, HEX code, CMYK code, HSL code, etc. It has a better performance but only con I found it in is that it is not DPI aware.

Download: ImageGlass

IrfanView Image Viewer for Windows 10:

It is very light-weight and efficient Image Viewer. And its installer has size of about 3.59 MB even less than a mp3 song file. It loads images in a blink of an eye. Also, it supports and enables users to view animated GIF files within it.

In comparison to ImageGlass, IrfanView icons are more colourful and is much easier to understand. Another thing to note that it also supports Microsoft latest Windows 11 operating system.

Not only that it also supports Image slideshow feature just like ImageGlass image viewer. As per its official website since year 2003, IrfanView has over 1 million downloads every month. And this speaks of its popularity.

It supports image file formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, JP2 & JPM (JPEG2000), PNG, and others. It consists of Image blur feature within itself.

Download: IrfanView

FastStone Image Viewer for Windows 10:

This image viewer software loads images in no time. It has features just like every other image viewer, but one feature use Dual monitors simultaneously to view images. And this makes it unique image viewer.

Moreover, it supports GIF image as well with other popular image extensions. Apart from image viewer it has many image editing features available within the software, Which is a plus point of this image viewer software. Also it has screen capture option with variety of sub-options.

Download: FastStone Image Viewer


It is simple and straight forward image viewer software application. It also contains several has image adjustments tools in it. Not only this, it has AVIF extension support which is absent in many image viewer software.

Download: Nomacs

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ):

Q: What is the best free picture viewer for Windows 10?

A: Image viewers mentioned in this article are completely free of cost. Among these four , IrfanView is the lightweight and best image viewer for windows 10 in my opinion.

Q: What is the fastest image viewer for Windows 10?

A: All image viewers mentioned in this article, loads image fast.

Q: Does Windows 10 have image viewer?

A: Yes, it has image viewer named “Photos” and is somewhat slow.

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