I was originally on Ubuntu 16.04 and recently switching to Windows. One of the problems I have is I cannot find a Geeqie image viewer alternative. The main feature I need is

  1. When my mouse hovers on top of a pixel, somewhere in the viewer it will show the corresponding color values (rgb) and pixel coordinates (xy).

  2. The ability to turn off resampling when the image is zoomed in. Sometimes I need to examine pixel by pixel so no filtering is desired.

  3. Lightweight.

I am pretty surprised that it's not trivial to find image viewers on Windows that satisfies these two condition. I tried the default windows photo, which satisfies non of them. I tried IrfanView, which only satisfies (2) and (3). There are Photoshop and Fusion that satisfies (1) and (2) but they are not lightweight nor free. Please recommend.

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    – Mawg
    Commented Jan 3, 2018 at 10:38

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Hum. IrfanView actually shows you the pixel position and color when you click a point, so I think your requirement 1 is also covered.

Just Left Click on a point enter image description here

You can probably complement the color selection using a color picker like http://www.color-picker.de/

With this color picker you also can complement Gimp.

For example, grabbing the color picker selector first to your image, and when you release the mouse you get the color and coordinates.

And not that lightweight but free is Gimp itself. If you choose the eyedroper it shows the pixel position and if you open the color window shows you the HEX, RGB or HSV values.

Original Image Freepik

  • Hmm how come my IrfanView shows nothing when I click a point, did you have to modify something in the settings to enable it? Commented May 13, 2017 at 7:28
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    Nop. I will post tomorow a screen capture
    – Rafael
    Commented May 13, 2017 at 10:12
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    I have to hold the left click to view the pixel information and can't move around freely. It's not us convenient as geeqie Commented Jun 6, 2017 at 6:34

This Javascript based tool does the job.


You should be able to download the code and run it locally (haven't tried it personally). Easily open your image and by hovering over pixels you'll get the X,Y coordinates and their associated pixel values in three R,G,B as shown in the sample screenshot below.

I hope this helps.

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  • Sure, edited my answer with more details. Commented Oct 18, 2021 at 2:06

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