Phiewer PRO - Image Viewer 4+

Easy & powerfull media viewer

Thomas Zinnbauer

    • 3.0 • 1 Rating
    • $4.99



Phiewer PRO - Photo editor and image viewer for Mac.
Phiewer PRO is the easiest and fastest way to view and edit your images. It's folder based so you can just browse and edit your media in one window without any extra clicking and selecting...

*** Fast and Responsive User Interface ***
It's incredibly fast and responsive, your media fits fluidly right into your viewport, of course also in fullscreen mode. Phiewer PRO supports folder browsing and contains an additional stunning all window covering Zen-Style App-Layout. The PRO version also offers a print dialog to arrange your document and print out single images and a Favorites Functionality.

*** Exposè View ***
Beautifully arranged and aligned photos like on a pinboard to scroll through your memories with a quick detail view on a click.

*** Multimedia Slideshow ***
Just hit the Slideshow play button to view your media folders automated with nice transition effects and background music. You can set the interval speed of each slide, choose transition effects and select your music from really cool handpicked background tracks. There is also the possibility to select your own music from your hard drive.
Setting the Slideshow to loop and you will have endless running Memories. You can even play videos and audio mixed within your Slideshow and the music gets automatically dimmed or muted for a nice Media Center like entertainment experience.

*** Filters ***
In the filter section every single image can be edited. There are lots of adjustments like brightness, saturation, contrast, noise, red/green/blue colorisation and more. Every single filter preset can be saved. So keep your favourite adjustments as a preset. Your filter adjustments can also be added on the fly to camera RAW images and exported to png for example.

*** Effect Presets ***
Put beautifully preset effects to your images like Black&White, Polaroid, Technicolor or make it a sunset Boulevard. Your added effects can also be added to your camera RAW images and exported to png for example.

*** Adjustments ***
In the Adjust section you can use the usual image editing tools like align, flipping horizontally or vertically, rotation and cropping. All adjustments can be saved to the existing or a new image. A modern tinyfier compression library makes you images as small as possible while keeping the image quality.

*** Quick Controls ***
A simple controls panel and lots of shortcuts for browsing, rotating, play/pause, toggle fullscreen, toggle info panel and much more is built right in. And hey, it's also possible to rotate videos.

*** File Information / Exif Data Viewer ***
For any of your media you can toggle the info panel to see detailed information and Exif data for example. Phiewer also displays most common RAW camera image formats.

*** Supported Formats ***
.png, .jpg, .bmp, gif(animated), .heif, .heic, .tiff, .svg, .webp, .3fr, .ari, .arw, .bay, .crw, .cr2 ,cap, .dcs, .dcr, .dng, .drf, .eip, .erf, .fff, .iiq, .k25, .kdc, .mef, .mos, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .obm, .orf, .pef, .ptx, .pxn, .r3d, .raf, .raw, .rwl, .rw2, .rwz, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .x3f

.mp4, .m4v, .m4u, .m4a, .mov, .mkv

.opus, .weba, .webm, .ogg, .ogv, .ogm, .oga, .wav, .mp3, .flac


What’s New

Version 5.0.1

+ Improved performance: Thumbnail generation now skips unnecessary delays during file deletion, resulting in faster reindexing after deletion.
+ Bugfix: Addressed deletion issues on NAS and external drives by implementing a direct delete method, eliminating reliance on the trash folder.
! Phiewer now performs a hard delete when removing files, bypassing the trash. Deleted files will not be moved to the trash folder anymore. Please exercise caution when deleting to avoid data loss !

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

MuB67 ,

Folder Permissions

I like the app far better than the other options out there currently, but having to give permission to every single folder you open is ridiculous and annoying. Please please please give us the ability to give permission to all folders!! You guys change that and i will update and give you 5 stars! Thanks!

Voenix Rising ,

Thumbnails Don't Generate

The only time the sidebar thumbnails generated for me was the VERY FIRST TIME I opened the program. Thereafter all I see are black squares. There is no way of contacting the developer directly, and the "support" page you're led to also has no way to submit bugs.

With the deprecation of 32 bit support, my years-long use of the classic "Just Looking" app was no longer an option and I was seeking a replacement. Phiewer provides that basic animated gif viewing functionality, but its refusal to display thumbnails and its constant nagging you to allow access every time you open a new folder (even though I gave it full disk access in System Preferences) are annoyances that need to be addressed by the developer.

Developer Response ,

Hi Voenix Rising,
thanks for your feedback. In former versions file operations in the background where not recognized by Phiewer. If you have opened a folder all thumbs get cached. If then something happens in the background, like renaming or moving files. Phiewer was not aware of that.
But this is fixed in newer versions. You can also just hit the reload button to refresh the thumbs manually.

WamblyNutria42 ,

Worse than the lite version

The "PRO" version is actually worse than the free version. At least with the free version, you can get it to scale up small images to fill the screen. Pay five bucks for the "PRO" version and that feature is now only available for slideshows.

Overall, this software tries to be a nice simple way to view a folder full of photos, but it's missing extremely basic features like configuring image scaling, or advancing slideshows when you click a button instead of on a fixed timer, or being able to back up in a slideshow.

App Privacy

The developer, Thomas Zinnbauer, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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