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Display half-transparent "ghost" image over other windows

Have a look at OnTopReplica. It allows you to have a window that is always-on-top. Although it does not let you directly select an image file, you can open the image that you want to work on in any ...
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Software handling very large PNG files

On Linux, one can try vipsdisp: vipsdisp can display huge (many, many GB) images quickly and without using much memory. As well as the usual PNG, JPG, TIF, PDF, SVG, WEBP, JP2K, JXL and GIF, it ...
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Open-source image organiser with face recognition (alternative to Picasa) with OSX/Linux support

You should have a look at digiKam, as of all the alternatives that I have checked it comes closest to fulfilling your requirements: Full screen preview with basic zoom in/out abilites Image thumbnail ...
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Is there an image viewer for Windows that auto-refreshes the image when it is modified?

Sumatra PDF, though mainly used as a PDF reader, DJVU reader, and EPUB reader, can also open most image formats and automatically refreshes the document view, without locking the document if any other ...
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Software for viewing and comparing photo side-by-side

The FastStone Image Viewer is able to compare up to 4 photos, along with a bunch of other useful functions. The viewer is free for home users.
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Is there an image viewer for Windows that auto-refreshes the image when it is modified?

Visual Studio Code also refreshes the image on file change.
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Software handling very large PNG files

I have had good experience with IrfanView in regards to opening images that appear as invalid in other editors. Regarding the image size, it highly depends on your machine whether or not IrfanView can ...
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Local photo tagging application that will do face recognition

Windows Essential Photo Gallery can do most of what you ask: Accurate facial recognition. It finds similar faces, you give them names. Over time you confirm/deny enough faces, and it will get them ...
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Display half-transparent "ghost" image over other windows

I know I'm a bit late to the party here... but! I searched for a similar software solution to the OP's intention a while back, and found this thread... I tried one or two of the suggestions... I can't ...
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Display half-transparent "ghost" image over other windows

Give nomacs a try. It's a free and open-source image editor that should fulfill all of those requirements. You can adjust the opacity of the application with Ctrl+J and Ctrl+Shift+J and lock/unlock (...
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Google Picasa Photo Viewer alternative

After much search, I still couldn't find one as good as Picasa photo viewer. Only JPEGViewer came close. I would recommend it. However, if Picasa could play GIFs it would still trump JPEGViewer.
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Self-hosted spherical (360-degree) image viewer?

In most modern web browsers you can have a 360 degree panorama viewer with just a little JavaScript in a HTML5 WebGL web page. There is a good example here which makes use of the three.js open source ...
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Animated SVG image viewer for Linux

The file you've provided opened in animated form in Ubuntu Linux in both Firefox and in Google Chrome.
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Free image viewer on windows with zero data collecting policy

For three years I am not Windows user anymore so what I am going to suggest is just based on my search and little checking reviews. Please check these projects. All are Free (as in freedom) Software: ...
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Is there an image viewer for Windows that auto-refreshes the image when it is modified?

If you have access to Visual Studio you can easily write one. Create a new F# Library project, right click on it and select Properties. Change the Output Type to Windows Application. Finally paste ...
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Desktop app to browse and copy images with minimal amount of clicks

Since I could not find anything that would sufficiently optimize this task, I made my own tool to do it: ImgBrowseCopy Allows you to browse through folder A with large amount of images and copy ...
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Software for viewing and comparing photo side-by-side

I just discovered XnView can do this, too. In the XnView file browser, select two to four images, right-click and find Compare. Both images zoom and scroll in sync with each other so you can find ...
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An image viewer like Picasa Picture Viewer

I use Honeyview for a while now on Windows, it's one of the closest to Picasa Picture Viewer I know. The UI is easy to customize and has lot of features. Other alternative I use include (both ...
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Map of pictures on my computer, by EXIF geolocation

digiKam fits most of your requirements. It is a free and open source image viewer and library manager for Linux. It has a bunch of managing features around editing tags and EXIF information and also ...
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Android app that only displays the pictures within a particular folder

You can use Camera Roll for this. It allows to create virtual folders, and hide folders. So you could e.g. hide all folders but the one you want to see. Camera Roll is available at F-Droid and in the ...
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Windows program to make multiple images visible in a window as reference

PureRef allows you to drop images with the mouse. Available for Windows/Linux/OSX. Free, not open source. https://www.pureref.com/
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Is there an image viewer for Windows that auto-refreshes the image when it is modified?

I just wrote a program, inspired by @Kit answer, with a few bonuses like retry, displaying last update time, etc. Very simple and straightforward, I hope it helps! https://github.com/christianrondeau/...
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Display half-transparent "ghost" image over other windows

There is a list of other image transparency utilities on AlternativeTo.net. The list will appear if you search for e.g. CThruView, Image Overlay Utility, or Osiva. The problem is that at present most ...
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Looking for and Android cbz file reader with infinite scrolling

I tried a lot of cbz readers and found only two apps that do this: Xodo PDF Reader & Editor and Challenger Comics Viewer. Of the two, I prefer Xodo as it has a modern design and in general feels ...
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Is there an image viewer for Windows that auto-refreshes the image when it is modified?

Honeyview also does this. I was looking for the same to preview my pixel art on another monitor as I edit it. It also supports nearest neighbor scaling ("No filter" in the menu)
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Image Viewer for multiple images side-by-side

You can use MulimgViewer. (This is my repository). MulimgViewer is a multi-image viewer that can open multiple images in one interface, which is convenient for image comparison and image stitching. ...
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Free image viewer with folder tracking to display latest image automatically

IrfanView has an hotfolder function that allows you to do this and is freeware. See Options menu > Hotfolder (watch folder)...
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Image viewer showing one thumb per folder for Windows

I just tested XnViewMP and it has this feature. Instead of showing the folder thumbnails as a four image thumbnail, it can show just the thumb of the first image in the folder. I've found a ...
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Local photo tagging application that will do face recognition

Windows Essential Photo Gallery was a good solution, and so was Picasa. But it seems that the good face tagging solutions are now cloud-based. I came across Tag That Photo and have been using it for ...
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Software for viewing and comparing photo side-by-side

Adobe Lightroom can do this too (with up to 2 pictures), in the Library module. Together with the preview images in the filmstrip you can exchange one or both pictures rather quickly.
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