PictureViewer .EXE is a simple-to-use program that integrates options for viewing photographs, creating slideshows and managing galleries. It offers support for a few file types, including BMP, GIF, JPG, TIF, WMF, ICO and PNG.
The interface is made from a regular window with a well-organized layout, where you can open images using the file browser only, since drag-and-drop is not supported. It is also possible to make file associations.
A few buttons are displayed on the bottom part of the screen. Thus, you can open the previous or next image in the current directory, switch to full screen mode, create a slideshow, zoom in and out, as well as rotate the picture.
Plus, you can set an image as wallpaper (stretched, tiled or centered), copy, print it or send it via email. It is also possible to create a "playlist" of images; you can use the Explorer-based folder structure to navigate directories and select the images you want to include in the project.
Unfortunately, PictureViewer .EXE lacks a panel for modifying program settings, such as minimizing the tool to the system tray area. But it uses a low-to-moderate amount of CPU and RAM, so the app shouldn't burden system performance.
No error dialogs have been shown in our tests, and the tool did not hang or crash. On the downside, PictureViewer .EXE has not been updated for a pretty long time, and it is not supported by newer OS platforms.