When comparing qimgv vs Microsoft Photos, the Slant community recommends qimgv for most people. In the question“What are the best image viewers for Windows?” qimgv is ranked 8th while Microsoft Photos is ranked 14th.
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Pro Simple UI
Pro Fast and Lightweight
Pro Ability to run shell scripts
Pro Plugin Support
Can extend/add features by downloading or writing your own plugins.
Pro Customize Shortcuts
Can use a variety of short-cuts which can be customized.
Pro Can support video playback
Experimental feature via libmpv
Pro Support Linux and Windows
Pro Pre-installed on Windows 10
For Windows 10 users, it comes preinstalled.
Con Bloated as Windows 10
Windows Photo Viewer takes almost 30 seconds to open in a high end computer. That's embarrassing.
Con Runs very slow
And sometimes cause a timeout.
Con Not cross platform
Exclusive for Windows 10.
Con Integration with Microsoft services = No privacy
For example, it uses AI-powered facial recognition features and integrations with Cortana.
Con Written in C# and XAML
Windows 10 UWP software tend to perform worse than software written in C++.
Con It lacks of tools for designers
The other image viewers have much more tools than this app...