When comparing ACDSee vs qimgv, the Slant community recommends qimgv for most people. In the question“What are the best image viewers for Windows?” qimgv is ranked 8th while ACDSee is ranked 11th.
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Pro Dark style theme
ACDSee has a nice dark style theme.
Pro Very fast image reader
ACDSee reads the images (jpgs) extremely fast. It displays them very fast, too.
Pro Simple UI
Pro Fast and lightweight
Pro Can support video playback
Experimental feature via libmpv.
Pro Customizable shortcuts
Can use a variety of short-cuts which can be customized.
Pro Supports Linux and Windows
Pro Ability to run shell scripts
Pro Plugin support
Can extend/add features by downloading or writing your own plugins.
Con No face recognition
ACDSee doesn't allow you to set face recognition to files. It also doesn't read already recognized faces. Metadata for faces aren't shown.