Is there something that will let open a folder of images (.jpg) and scroll through them vertically? I.E. by using the up/down arrow keys, in an effect similar to if they were loaded into a PDF or powerpoint format?

I am looking for a windows solution, FLOSS is preferred if it exists.

  • Is the Windows native Photo Viewer not an option? – rrirower Jan 21 '15 at 13:29
  • @rrirower not unless it can scroll through images via the up/down keys – user2813274 Jan 21 '15 at 14:40
  • It uses the left and right arrow keys. Still not an option? – rrirower Jan 21 '15 at 14:46
  • @rrirower not unless it's can be configured to do so without re-mapping the left/right arrow keys to up/down – user2813274 Jan 21 '15 at 14:47
  • He's talking about an image viewer which doesn't show you 1 single image on the screen which then you have to switch to the next one via clicking, but instead loads all the images in the folder stacked vertically so you are basically scrolling down from one image to the next like scrolling through a webpage, like a film reel. I asked the Honeyview devs to implement this feature, but whether it will happen is a big question. I'm also trying to find a neat simple image viewer like this which doesn't eat performance and also can load up rar/zip/cbr. – Hellio Jan 14 '18 at 23:00

How about packing folder as zip (preferably in copy = no compression mode) to file with .cbz extension? You can open it then with comic book readers, e.g. SumatraPDF (open source) and these application are specialized in browsing multiple images.

  • This works great, thanks! (P.S. - I used 7zip for the copy/no-compression mode to zip archive for anyone wondering) – user2813274 Jun 21 '15 at 0:59
  • Additional note: you may try CbxConverter reduce size (useful e.g. for mobile readers) of cbz files (usually more than few times) by scaling down images and converting them to WebP (this format works great with graphics, it may not be as good is photos). Keep the original files if their content is unique/valuable - recompression to lossy format would degrade quality a bit. – TMSZ Jun 21 '15 at 9:39
  • now you made me want a mobile version - I haven't really had any performance/space issues yet, so I haven't worked with compressing them much – user2813274 Jun 21 '15 at 18:12
  • Any solution for macOS? Even on Windows SumatraPDF is the "only" solution available. And macOS doesn't seems have an equivalent. – Ksec Dec 12 '20 at 17:59
  • @Ksec There is a dozen or two comic book readers for Windows. I don't know about MacOS, but quick search returns SimpleComic, yacreader, comical, DrawnStrips. – TMSZ Dec 13 '20 at 18:10

Check out IrfanView, opens pretty much every image file format. If a folder contains more the one image you can use "left" and "right" arrow keys to view the files.

Or do you want to preview all of the files in a folder? Stick to windows explorer using ctrl+mouse wheel to enlarge the thumbnails ;-)

  • Looking for up and down arrows, not left and right – user2813274 Jan 21 '15 at 14:21
  • IrfanView also comes with a "Thumbnails" app to preview pictures in folders like Windows Explorer – Tymric Feb 20 '15 at 9:50

They're talking about continuous scrolling, which is something most image viewers don't have. If you don't mind a minor bug (easily cleared by going to windowed mode and back to fullscreen mode by pressing the F key twice) then PickWalker4.2 is fine, though Kaspersky being oversensitive as it is will think it's malware, when it's just due to old programming methods.


PDF XChange Editor from Tracker Software, you can select and right-click files in windows explorer and "combine in PDF Viewer".

It opens multiple image (convert them) in a single PDF file

Intended to be done with PDF file but can be done with almost anything, like Word, Excel, image file, etc.

Can be slow if images are high res.

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    Could you please add a screenshot and detail the steps to open all images of a folder? Thanks! – Nicolas Raoul Oct 24 '18 at 3:14


This is what you are looking for.

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    Thanks for posting your answer! Can you please expand on it to explain how it meets the OP's requirements? – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Feb 17 '19 at 21:43

PicWalker 4.2 http://www.completelyfreesoftware com/software/pwalk42.exe

or https://github.com/luejerry/html-mangareader

or https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/manga-reader/lenpmadeeejkiiakkfodkpakhnegmlcb

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    A little more description would be appreciated, this is currently just a collection of links – user2813274 Jan 27 '20 at 11:45

If you know a bit of programming and HTML, then you can write a loop to put the absolute path of each image in an <img> tag. Then save it all in an index.html file. Since Chrome browser can do vertical scrolling, I wrote this Python script. Run the script: python createhtml.py



Finally found one that works on macOS. ( Paid ) As a matter of fact this is probably the only one that works for WebToons / WebComics ( Comics that uses infinite vertical scrolls ) , paid or not.[1]

There are other solution such as YARCreader, but they provide scrolling "per image". So infinite scrolls only scrolls to the next image and the reading experience isn't very WebComic like.

EdgeView works like stitching all images within a folder into one long image. Just how is it suppose to be like when reading WebComic on your Phone or Web.

Not affiliate in any way. I had to spend hours looking for an answer to similar question. Hope this helps.

[1] EdgeView - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/edgeview-2/id1206246482?mt=12


There is a Windows program supporting vertical scroll. https://vertical-scroller.website You can control scroll speed, image size etc.. Check it out.

  • This doesn't seem to be free as it mentions a 14-day free trial, and I am a bit skeptical as to the website which is only in half-English.. – user2813274 Jul 1 '18 at 13:55
  • No. It is free only for 14 days. – kiyoshi kohiyama Jul 2 '18 at 14:05
  • I use the software. No virus. There are different definitions of vertical scrolling so I think it is necessary to try it. Supports continous vertical scrolling. Scrolls images like a film reel. – kiyoshi kohiyama Jul 3 '18 at 11:08
  • @user2813274: The question does not say solutions must be gratis. @ kiyoshi kohiyama: Could you please add a screenshot and detail the steps to open all images of a folder? – Nicolas Raoul Oct 24 '18 at 3:14
  • @NicolasRaoul I did specify that I would prefer a FLOSS solution - id prefer answers at least mention if they aren't – user2813274 Oct 24 '18 at 5:41

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