Image View (Plus More) 3 64bit (beta) 14/5-'13
16bit processing, save 16bit png/tif, YUV space
Image View (Plus More) Version 2.8
Updated: 27/12/12 (added EOS 60D support, fixed bugs)
Tutorial: HDR and Retouch Blender and Clone tool
Tutorial 1: Retouching Blendback
Tutorial 2: Batch processing, auto crop and resize
Tutorial 3: Inspect kinect data, and auto crop a region
This is the "emacs of image editors". It has a small footprint and a simple interface with a lot of neat shortcuts that leaves screen space for the important thing: The images! The interface is optimized for my typical work flow in editing photos, writing papers, powerpoints, and documents, and testing new image processing algorithms. Now in version 2 you can even develop RAW images from most cameras (tested with Canon and Nikon) - you can get even change the settings! It has a lot of other powerful features like blending, retouching, lens distortion, filtering, 3D reconstruction, etc. right at your fingertips.
See the images to the left for examples. The wine bottle was developed from a canon raw cr2 image, and then processed using rotation, crop, saturation, whitebalance, and selective contrast enhancement with the retouching tool..
I use it daily myself as an image viewer and image editor. Use it to view photos, make a slideshow, make a new wallpaper, crop a screenshot to a document, analyse colours, view research PGMs such as 16 bit depth maps from Kinect, straighten up a skewed photo, turn a set of images into a video, batch resize/sharpen/relight/convert, etc. All in shorter time than it takes to start Photoshop!
Raw functionality is based on
Jpeg exif functionality is based on
Graphcut functionality is based on
Kolmogorov's maxflow algorithm
New features in version 3:
I've moved on from updating version 2 to using version 3. I work primarilly on the x64 as that is the one I use myself.
There is a x32 bit portable version (a user asked for it) that is large address space aware, so it doesnt run out of memory at 1.2GB. See Here
Imgview 3 uses 16bit images under the hood until you save it as a 8bit format. It reads tiff and PNG with exif so you can "edit in" straight from Lightroom.
New features in version 2.8:
You can now clear the image buffers 1-9 to save memory. As a 32bit program it doesn't have full access to the memory (goes OOM at around 1.2Gb).
Raw .CR2 Canon EOS 6D support
New features in version 2.7:
Vignettting tool: Remove and add vignetting, or use it to relight your scene, because you can click to choose the center and design your own light curve.
Exif data saved with jpegs (shortcut E to view exif data):
- Set it up to always add your name and copyright info
- Add descriptions to jpeg files
- Raw data automatically transfered
Image Controls updated:
- Faster on large images
- Freeform curve replaced by luminance-based vector curve that is separated from gamma, contrast, brightness
- Smooth visual feedback while dragging sliders and the luminance curve
- Now includes colour shift
Raw interpretations for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D5000,D5100 and D600 added.
Fixed 26/9: Exif comments and distance works now
Fixed: Autolevels normal/binary mode
Fixed: Save all to new folder not locked up with the new interface
New features in version 2.6:
Better clone tool
Brand new Sculpting Tool
Fix aspect ratio for selection box, and darken the image outside it
Merge image arrays vertically or horizontally aligned
Fix: extreme shrinking of images needed special algorithms.
Fix: Retouch size shown on the image with a circle of the same colour as the composition frame (Change it with Edit->selection->frame colour
New features in version 2.5:
Make HDR image from buffer 1-2, or 1-3 (using pgm HDR settings)
Retouch tool - clone mode.
Easy categorization mechanics with select/remove/delete
Hold control to deselect, or to zoom faster
Fixed: drag'n'dropping files does not mess up categories
Fixed: use exif info to rotate the jpg images
Fixed: capable of selecting "read thumbnails" in the raw settings.
New features in version 2.4:
Auto Crop! (in Save All to New Folder. All image will have the same size after this. Set alignment and resize settings to choose how it will place the image inside the fixed canvas size)
Make a selection rectangle to how how you want them cropped.
Move and change an existing selection box by dragging it or its edges.
More RAW options
Read jpg exif info (to-do: write exif, incl. the raw exif when storing jpegs and ppms)
New features in version 2.2:
Bug fixes - e.g. if a photo fails to load, it will be removed from the ShowList. And if a filter requires too much memory, it will give an eror msg.
Save to new folder has been updates with a function to copy the originals.
New ShowList save/load feature (like an mp3 playlist).
These two latter features makes it easier to sort a batch of photos.
Better sharpening filter.
Zoom is more intuitive.
Help file has been updated to Win7 support. Content has not been rewritten for v2.2 yet.
New features in version 2.1:
Raw Support - control negative development in the new preferences window
New Preferences window
New progress window so it doesn't hang on long lasting operations (like save all to new folder, and raw features
Coming soon: Image compositions, batch crop, categorization, and video tutorials
New features in version 1.9:
New features in version 1.8:
9 snapshot buffers (store pressing ctrl+1-9, restore pressing 1-9)
More bayer, HDR, NDVI features
image subtraction and addition
Fixed auto contrast
New features in version 1.7:
Undo last action that changed the pixels! ctrl+z to toggle between before and after images.
Blend Back function! If you feel the difference between before and after is too much, try pressing Z to undo gradually until the result is just right.
Add Black padding around the image (f.eks before rotating)
Retouching (wow!) - (now with adjustable brush. hold ctrl to erase areas)
Retouch into whatever you put into the undo buffer
Linear combination colour spaces!
Aggressive blur (controlled by the selection rectangle size)
Remove gradients, e.g. from a photo of document (controlled by rectangle)
The following features are implemented in ImgView:
Bug fix regarding Windows Vista/7 UAC controls
Arbitrary transforms (center countrolled by selection rectangle)
Correct lens distortions
New PGM function like bayer patterns, HDR viewing, endianness switching for 16bit PGMs.
Human based light adjustment (slower than gamma, but keeps colours)
View sequences of BMP, JPG, GIF, ICO, PPM, 16 bit PPM (converts to 8 bit on loading), and PGM images.
Fit image, centre image, stretch image, zoom in/out, and print the screen to paper.
Rotate, Crop and Resize using Nearest Neighbour, Bilinear, or BiCubic interpolation.
Create new file from the clipboard in a single click or copy part of the image to the clipboard.
Adjust Gamma, Contrast and Brightness.
Explore the image in chromacity planes and excessive R,G, or B planes.
Colour Class Segmentation in RGB, Chromacity, and HSI space
Save resulting images as BMP, JPG, GIF, PPM, PNG, PGM
Save sequence as (un)compressed AVI movie (Get DivX codec divx.com).
Save color corrected sequence as a photo album, batch resizing and sharpening
Open rectified binocular and trinocular image sets (filename format x_R., x_L., x_T.) for disparity annotation.
Annotate disparity maps and save as 8 bit or 16 bit PGM.
Generate disparity maps with simulated annealing and Graph Cuts. Watch the disparity map develop through many iterations