|Image Eye v.8.0|
The lean, mean and clean image viewer|
Image Eye is a specialized image viewer - made for the sole purpose of viewing images as quickly and as practically as possible - nothing else!
You don't get any bulky menus, tool bars or other fancy but annoying things cluttering up the window where you want to see a picture only.
By default, even the window title-bar is hidden when you don't need it, leaving just the image with a thin black border.
There's also are many handy and practical user interface 'tricks'; e.g. hitting Ctrl-Alt-X to quickly close all image windows - just to mention one!|
|Download the FREE software!|
Runs under: Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP|
This software is "donationware". This is a type of freeware. It is 100% free for non-commercial use - there's no advertising, no time limit, no reg-codes, no crippled features.
However, if you use and like it, then please consider making a donation here - as a "thank you", and to support its continued development.|
|The only image viewer you need for viewing & browsing images.|
|Clean with no unnecessary menus and toolbars wasting your desktop space.|
|Uncompromising with the image quality.|
|Small and very fast, highly tuned code.|
|Reads all common image file formats.|
|It's easy to rotate, mirror, zoom, pan, and adjust contrast, brightness, sharpness, hue, saturation, gamma, et c.|
|Image adjustments can be saved non-destructively and automatically reapplied when you next open the image.|
|There's an image index feature with very fast thumbnail-icon creation.|
|It does not attempt to be a half-baked editor, format converter, or media player.|
|It does include a simple slide show scripting language.|
|The user interface has been translated to several languages.|
|Asynchronous file I/O: Images are decompressed at the same time as data is being read - i.e. it doesn't wait for file reads to finish before starting to decode.|
|Speculative decoding & caching of images: While you view a file, the next file in the directory is invisibly being decoded, so that it can be brought up very quickly. And when you move to a new image, the old one is remembered (if memory allows), so that there's no delay if you toggle back and forth between two images.|
|Data parallelism exploitation: Many heavy computational tasks are considerably sped up by using SSE2 and SSSE3 instructions (if your CPU supports it). These "SIMD instructions" work on 4, 8 or even 16 numbers in parallel.|
|Task parallelism exploitation: Heavy computational work is considerably sped up by dividing big jobs into smaller tasks that are distributed on multiple CPU cores (if available). Work stealing and dynamic load balancing techniques ensure that all cores are busy.|
|Hand tuned code optimizations: Certain critical sections are optimized by hand either in assembly code, or using compiler intrinsics.|
|Code branching: Common cases are handled using specialized code that is faster than the generic routines.|
|High quality resampling: All resampling (image resizing) is done using Catmull-Rom interpolation - arguably the best 4x4 kernel filter.|
|Text meta data handling: Text info tags can be read from several formats - Adobe XMP, IPTC IMM, EXIF, PNG, TIFF tags, PSD, GIF and JPEG comments.|