Best Free Image Viewer for Android


Whether it is with a camera, downloaded from the internet, transferred via bluetooth, or one other of the many ways of getting files on your Android device, you will get pictures sometime and you will want to view them.

This is where a good image viewer comes in handy. And based on the places and ways you would like to view those pictures, you will have to choose a suitable viewer.

Here are several image viewers that I looked at.

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QuickPicQuickPic is an excellent image viewer that works as an ideal replacement for your Gallery app on your Android devices. When running this app, you can easily preview your collection of photos either in gallery, grid, list or explorer modes. And as the title of this app implies, it is designed for you to browse and view your pictures blazingly fast with no lagging on your mobile, with an option to exclude subfolders from viewing.

From the app menu, you can sort your photos by names, dates, or file paths in either ascending or descending order, check file sizes, photo resolutions and other details, slideshow with settings, and even play animated GIF image files which your stock Gallery can hardly do.

There's a simple built-in editor which allows you to shrink, rotate or crop a photo pretty efficiently so that you don't need to install another image editor if these basic editing tasks are already sufficient for your day-to-day use.

This app not only runs well on your phone, but is also optimized for your tablet with a bigger screen. But best of all, the developer specifically mentions that this app is free with no adverts. This means you don't need to worry about any unwanted advertisement block, however small, taking up the precious screen area on your mobile.


Fast Image Viewer Free is a quick, viewer that allows you to browse the pictures on your device. It has the standard functions to share and set wallpaper, along with slide show, cropping and other typical options. You can also bookmark folders.

What would probably set this viewer apart from many others are that it allows you to view and save pictures in many different image formats. These include TIFF, BMP and even PDF. You can even choose the kind of compression for each format. It also has several different views such as grayscale, colour inversion and more. You can also change how files are sorted and shown in the file explorer.

Fast Image Viewer has an ad telling you to upgrade to the paid version in order to remove the ad and unlock "export to PDF" and "save". I noticed that if I scroll the pictures fast enough, the picture I'm viewing might get corrupted by another picture beside it, and it sometimes takes a few seconds for FIV to fix it.


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Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer
Browse and view photos blazingly fast, sort photos, view photo details, slideshow with settings and even play animated GIF image files. Included a basic image editor. No ads.
392 KB
Unrestricted freeware

Fast Image Viewer Free

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer
View and save pictures in many formats. Change the view of the current picture.
Has ads.
969 KB
Unrestricted freeware


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I wondered why Gallery wasn't shown here. I used Quick Pics for a long time, then found Gallery which I like much better. When I went looking for it on Play Store and couldn't find it, I got concerned and dug a little deeper. Looks like Google has abandoned Gallery for G+ Photos, and, not too many people are happy with that. Can't find a download source anywhere for Gallery 4.2.2. ??

Even if late I wanted to point out the Gallery was made by Cooliris, which currently has been bought by Yahoo. Not sure if Google jsut did not want to pay 3rd party anymore or whatever, but now they do not have anymore the rights on it, since it's part of yahoo. I remember an app called Cooliris, which I am guessing it's from the same company. But the last version was definitely not 4.2.2.

Gallery on the other hand has not been public for a long time. But there is no Gallery 4.2.2. You are probably getting that number from the Jelly Bean version 4.2.2. In turn the last Gallery like that should be 4.4.2 by now.