Windows offers a built-in picture viewer, but there are also powerful third-party programs you can use in this regard.
Alternate Pic View
is a program that enables you to view image files and make some adjustments. It supports multiple formats, including BMP, JPG, PCX, TGA and WMF.
The interface of the application is familiar and easy to work with. Most of the space is the preview area, which automatically gets adjusted according to size. The upper toolbar holds the variety of functions. Images can be imported with the help of the file browser or ‘drag and drop’ method.
So, you can use some basic editing tools, such as line, arrow, rectangle, freehand, fill, text and pen, along with the undo and redo functions.
But you can also zoom in and out, switch to full screen mode, create a slideshow, enable thumbnail view mode, crop a selection and make Alternate Pic View retain the EXIF/IPTC information.
Alternate Pic View allows you to apply several effects to the pictures; they revolve around rotation, mirror, flip, invert, sharpen, blur, contrast, brightness, pixelization, noise and red eye removal, just to name a few.
The graphic editing tool supports keyboard shortcuts and multiple languages for the interface, has a good response time and contains user documentation. We have not come across any issues throughout our testing; Alternate Pic View did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs throughout our testing. Thanks to its intuitive layout, less experienced users can easily find their way around this app.
Bottom line is that you most likely want to check out pictures you just took with your camera, and Alternate Pic View offers a comfortable way to do so. It also comes with several editing options for fine-tuning, making it worth your while.