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Does anyone have a recommendation to view extremely large image files in Windows?

Default Windows image viewer tends to have issues with extremely large images. I'm talking about both large file size and large dimension images.

I've tried IrfanView but I don't like it.


Examples of problems with Windows Photo Viewer include crashes, random artifacts, incorrect rendering of transparencies. etc.. Just to name a few. There's more I can't think of right now.

  • Picasa photo viewer – WELZ Jan 31 '18 at 21:49
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    Can you give more info on the problem with Windows Photo Viewer? – WELZ Jan 31 '18 at 21:59
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    An extremely large monitor should help... Much as I hate Windows Photo Viewer, what problems does it have with "large" images? How large is "large"? – usr2564301 Jan 31 '18 at 22:02
  • Have you tried XnView - I have no affiliation to this site/company. Also what precisely are the problems with Windows image viewer, and what's wrong with IrfanView? – Billy Kerr Feb 1 '18 at 10:43
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    @usr2564301 I have a 4k monitor. It's not the issue. – LateralTerminal Feb 1 '18 at 15:02
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YOu can right the photo, click "open with" and select Google Chrome or any Browser you use. I have the same issues viewing with PDF files that has large file size, but whenever I open it through Chrome, it views and works just right.

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