I have following problem in OS X:

I want to open a picture file from finder, view it immediately fullscreen and skip to the next image with one click. And this picture viewer needs to be fast.

I've evaluated a lot of picture viewers but non of them is good at all my needs like speed & handling.

Top 3 so far:

  • Xee3, best handling but slow with big pictures
  • Acdsee for OS X, fastest speed but I have to open their browser once before I can skip to the next image (annoying)
  • Preview (build in to OS X), fast but handling very annoying. I have to select all pictures I want to open in future before I can skip to next picture.

Is there any picture viewer I missed?

  • if the files are in a single folder you can select all files (cmd-a) and just double click on one. They will all open at once and you can view them in order.
    – Natsfan
    Aug 15, 2017 at 12:26

3 Answers 3


It sounds like qView would work for you

  • Easy to grab and zoom images
  • Go to the next and previous file with the arrow keys
  • Opens images quickly and scales them appropriately
  • Free, open source, and cross-platform

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    that looks cool. I will definitely check it out... hopefully I have a final answer for this problem ;) Oct 8, 2018 at 10:00
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    I checked your image viewer out. It's nearly perfect except the zooming behaviour. I made a ticket here. Nevertheless I mark this question as answered ;) Oct 8, 2018 at 10:18

GraphicConverter lets you open a directory of images (even nested directories) and view them in various configurations (full screen, full screen with dock, grid; various options for advancing- mouse, keyboard, automatic). It's been under active development since 1992 so it's very fast and well-supported.


XnView MP

Works very well for me on Yosemite 10.10.5 MacBook. I believe it fulfills all requirements.

XnView MP

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