void Image Viewer

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void Image Viewer

#1 Post by smaragdus » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:09 am

Preamble
There is an overabundance of free image viewers, most of them are portable and have their virtues yet I haven't found a viewer as elegant and polished as the now commercial FastStone MaxView. I use the penultimate free version 2.1 from 2007-05-24 which I find absolutely exquisite with its auto-hiding bars and info menu, the roll-up button in the title bar, features which were removed in more recent versions of the program, perhaps because they were too advanced for the average user. If these features were kept I would have purchased FastStone MaxView as I did buy FastStone Capture. The version of FastStone MaxView I use is very old- I have to run it in compatibility mode, it doesn't support Unicode, it cannot browse the contents of archives (features available in the newer versions) so no matter how visually pleasing it may be it is far from perfect. So I am still searching for possible replacements. Recently I found a promising open-source, portable, tiny, light, minimalistic viewer which has the potential to become a worthy alternative to FastStone MaxView if the developer implements several simple features- this is void Image Viewer.

Synopsis
A lightweight image viewer for Windows with GIF support.
Opens and displays BMP, GIF, ICO, BMP, JPG and TIF images as fast as possible.
Animate GIF files as accurately as possible.

Features
  • full screen view;
  • actual size view (1:1);
  • slide show (customizable rate);
  • 3 window modes- minimal (borderless), , compact (bordered), normal (tool-bars);
  • customizable shortcut keys;
  • customizable mouse buttons behaviour;
  • customizable windowed background color and full screen background color;
  • zoom;
  • pan & scan;
  • on top;
  • controls bar, menu bar and status bar can be hidden;
  • animation controls;
  • sorting options;
  • shuffle;
  • rich context menu;
  • drag & drop;
  • set desktop wallpaper;
  • unicode support;
  • print;
  • file associations;
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Downloads
Direct download links for void Image Viewer version 1.0.0.8b (released on 2017-10-11): Images

void Image Viewer - clean and simple interface:

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void Image Viewer - file:

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void Image Viewer - pan & scan:

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void Image Viewer - slide show - rate:

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void Image Viewer - animation:

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void Image Viewer - navigate - sort:

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void Image Viewer - options - general:

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void Image Viewer - options - view:

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void Image Viewer - options - controls:

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void Image Viewer - about:

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void Image Viewer - program in action - playing animated gif file:

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Portability
void Image Viewer is portable by design, settings are saved in INI file (voidImageViewer.ini) inside program folder.

Instructions
  • Download either the x32 or the x64 archive;
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable (voidImageViewer.exe);
Requirements
I presume that void Image Viewer should run on any Windows version from 2000 to 10.

License
void Image Viewer is released under GNU General Public License v2.0.

Note
void Image Viewer is tiny, the x32 version is 71 KB, the x64 version is 81 KB.
void Image Viewer is light, the x64 version uses 7-9 MB of RAM.
void Image Viewer lacks several essential features which currently prevent me from using it on a regular basis- support for APNG (Animated Portable Network Graphics) file format, rotation according to Exif, favourite folders.
void Image Viewer was created by the developer of the renowned search program Everything (database entry, forum thread) - David Carpenter.
I like void Image Viewer very much- it is tiny, light, customizable and sports a neat and tidy GUI, when it reaches first stable version and several important features are implemented I will add it to the database.

Details
File details for void Image Viewer version 1.0.0.8b (released on 2018-04-09):

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Archives:

x32
Name: voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x86.en-US.zip
File Size: 54576 Byte(s) (53.30 KB)
Modified Date: 2017-10-11 08:38
MD5: a94380d0635d41c286ca0720440f5d13
SHA1: 8ec4837fd662c130131e2c934957460d41a0ed98
SHA256: 63141c028bcd61f7a25de7f3db405e573303f05ae4d462df616416bbe4942b0a
SHA512: a62cfb347787d5554eb62a3c9ad5605abbdf18b90c5e12b7361a524f3c6d7ca166f18a2dcbeb139d22a7c0db5e3d48a48d16de6c18744e9a213d4c5188380da2

x64
Name: voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x64.en-US.zip
File Size: 64829 Byte(s) (63.31 KB)
Modified Date: 2017-10-11 08:38
MD5: f9203977647cd471f9fd2d53aa1a2437
SHA1: 9bd4aec8e25b52f7ca64e9c8dfe160696e17e4ba
SHA256: 7c6445921274bfcd781d3a6c4d2f3f27d503b8a2258a06c51557f721cd0e4a3e
SHA512: c42856d027e853a8856fefcf4e06339510fec840a7ed070bd43e734ecca1c93b440c90e488e56f2dae273bfcedd604d0c8352e9301f624da2096d85e835b319b

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Installers:

x32
Name: voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x86.en-US-Setup.exe
File Size: 168192 Byte(s) (164.25 KB)
Modified Date: 2017-10-11 08:38
Version: 1.0.0.8
MD5: 52d0cf1b77a501afab71452bd141a2a4
SHA1: 33c3e210197c578eca4e0d8af4935f567f8ad37d
SHA256: 878e4d05f70dc309b2e2fa829e526fc201c1e44065fa672e61b75287d235d7cd
SHA512: 108095a03d7b73b120d6379362b057878340ca7770607123f64227c6a52c09114f63234cc4df7b7ed855c34747fe0694f5643639c67006545d8982209b6b4b4f

x64
Name: voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x64.en-US-Setup.exe
File Size: 178392 Byte(s) (174.21 KB)
Modified Date: 2017-10-11 08:38
Version: 1.0.0.8
MD5: c3e52a2b78bd9d1300df733cfeb73d51
SHA1: ac3768421aee2609ef28b2253a2b730b0b940f1d
SHA256: b6e97a36fcc3c232cd29fcf24e5c669c8cdd4015a9f8459b1acc326a2f9701f2
SHA512: cffa9de34abdd1136ed8322ce3ffe4eead2378a9ec2482a56215e7b0356e68673bcb7e3d4f8b142286c5bb6763de24738187f4777c46e4b457ad54e3ebfdff16

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Re: void Image Viewer

#2 Post by webfork » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:20 pm

That's an absolutely outstanding program submission. Are you using any kind of BBcode program to get the text to looking as clear and sharp as above?

I hope the dev adds the features you mention. Thanks for the post.
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