Need fastest application or method to display a jpg file

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What is the fastest application or method to view jpg files? I have many that I must sort through and by default they open with Quickview Plus. It takes about 4 to 5 seconds to fully paint the picture. Photoshop is also slow. I have a VERY fast workstation and a VERY fast video card. I just need to know which software to use to be able to doubleclick the filename and have it display instantly. I am certainly open to trying several suggestions. Thanks!
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IT / Software Engineering Consultant
Top Expert 2016
Commented:
Why not just use the Windows File Explorer, and turn on the Preview pane.  Then you just open the folder there, and as you click each file you see a preview in the explorer pane, very fast.

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Commented:
Irfanview is fast.
NVITEnd-user support

Commented:
You didn't say the file sizes because larger files will slow it down, also
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i would have to agree with McKnife

it supports almost ALL image files (including PDF & video)

  • you can view images in the same folder sequentially using the L/R arrows
  • if an image has layers (or multiple pages, like a PDF document), you can scroll through them using the Up/Down arrows

it is VERY quick to open even large files and many other features as well
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Most Valuable Expert 2018
Commented:
Hi N-a-C,
I can't say what the "fastest" is because I haven't tried everything. :) But I can say that the following are very fast:

FastStone
IrfanView
Microsoft Picture Manager
paint.net

Of course, the performance depends on the JPG itself. I tested the above apps with a 6.5MB JPG (24-bit/3kX4k=12MP) and the rendering was nearly instantaneous with all of them...certainly less than a second. Regards, Joe
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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Commented:
I prefer HoneyView over InfraView. It is only a viewer

Run this to install it or download it from https://www.bandisoft.com/honeyview/
@"%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin"
choco install honeyview 

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Top Expert 2016

Commented:
That or show large thumbnails in widows explorer. The first time it will take a while while the thumbnails are created.  My picture application of choice is ACDSEE.
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Hello Experts. Forgive my slow response. It was unavoidable. I have found my answer in a combination. The native file preview window and Irfanview in combination for different uses is perfect for me. Each are as fast as I could want them. Thanks to every expert that contributed to help. I appreciate you!!
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering Consultant
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
Welcome, glad that was useful and you got a solution that works for you.


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Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Commented:
> ...perfect for me. Each are as fast as I could want them.

Great news! Thanks for letting us know. Regards, Joe
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