For many years I've been installing Picasa on my computers only so that I can use its photo viewer. I like its UI very much (I have no interest in photo organisation and cloud storages).
But Picasa has been off-development for a long time. Are there any newer Photo viewers that resembles the Picasa Photo Viewer interface?
What I am looking is for an image viewer that opens up on clicking an image file in the windows explorer. The following are the UI features I liked in Picasa Photo Viewer.
- Smooth transitions. So there is a continuity to whatever is being done. For example, when I zoom-in from one point on the photo, it centers that point and does the zooming in a smooth, non-step way.
- Opens fullscreen. Translucent dark background.
- Zooming is possible by the mouse scroll-button in a smooth transition. Also the zoom ratio is in the range of 1000s. I was able to zoom a full hd image up to 6630%.
- Thumbnails at the bottom
- Keyboard shortcuts for zooming, next slide, previous slide