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View pictures of many popular formats, create slideshows, add bookmarks, convert and edit images, apply filters, and many others
This it the portable edition of HoneyView, a small, free and portable image viewer that supports many popular file formats, and bundles some handy photo managing and processing tools.
As there is no setup pack involved, you can put the program files in any part of the hard disk and just click the executable to run.
Another possibility is to save a copy of the tool to a USB pen drive or other mass storage device, to be able to run it on any workstation with minimum effort and no prior installers.
What's more, HoneyView Portable does not create new entries in the Windows registry or Start menu, leaving the disk clean after removal.
Modern and eye-catching interface
The GUI has a pleasant aspect, allowing users to open images with the file browser or drag-and-drop support. As far as viewing options are concerned, it is possible to stretch small images, fit pics to the window or to width, view their original size, as well as to enable “Smart Double Page” (left to right, or vice versa).
Put together a slideshow
To meet users' entertainment needs, HoneyView implements a feature for creating a slideshow from all selected pictures, letting them select each slide's duration, enable repeat or shuffle mode, as well as apply a flip, fade or slide effect. Advanced users may inspect EXIF information and pick the interpolation method, among others.
Favorite pictures can be bookmarked for easy access at a later time. Some basic image viewing controls are included, such as zooming in and out, or rotating pictures left or right. In addition, the files can be copied to any two other locations (defined in advance by the user).
Convert images with a new orientation, size and format
In matter of editing features, the application is capable of setting an image as the desktop wallpaper, copying it to the Clipboard, opening it with an external image editor, as well as converting pictures into other formats (e.g. JPG, PNG, auto) with a new orientation, size, quality and file name.
Numerous app configuration options
Plenty of options can be configured for the program, such as the two default locations for copying pictures, pointing out an external image editor, enabling sound effects for turning pages, and ignoring RAW images for viewing. It is also possible to set up mouse actions and keyboard shortcuts (up to seven hotkeys), make the frame stay on top of other windows, change the UI language, and many others.
The tool used low-to-moderate RAM and low CPU during our evaluation. We have not encountered any unpleasant surprises, as it did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. To sum it up, HoneyView sports an impressive range of features dedicated to image viewing and processing. Its learning curve is decent, making the tool accessible to all user categories.
HoneyView Portable was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on March 13th, 2015
Also available: HoneyView