HoneyView is a simple piece of software for viewing compressed image formats. It covers all the bases with plenty of formats supported, flexible viewing, a skinnable interface; all that in a free to use bundle.
HoneyView is a quick image viewer for Windows devices. Right off the bat, if you want similar functionalities on your mobile, try Perfect Viewer for Android, for example.
If Windows use suits you, you can choose among many tools, such as JPEGView, but not many are as well-designed and quick as HoneyView.
The UI is crisp and easy to grasp. Initially, it was designed for mouse use, but it's possible to add hotkeys for most of the functions to make it even simpler.
Apart from the basic functions, such as scrolling forward and back, you may use the navigational tools to rotate images, zoom in and out, or jump to another part of your collection.
Moreover, you can choose whether the UI shows you EXIF information - make and model of the camera used for the photo and the like.
Additional controls allow you to change the viewing mode to make images fit your screen, run a slideshow, bookmark individual pictures, and add effects.
HoneyView also features tools for entry-level editing. There are functions for stretching or rotating your images, as well as changing the lighting on them.
The list of supported image formats is quite long, including JPG, PNG, GIF, as well as more obscure ones such as WEBP and PSD. You can use it for viewing compressed formats such as ZIP and RAR, too.
As such, this tool is excellent for anyone looking to review large photo libraries. It also stands as a competitor to utilities like MComix for comic books and manga.
With its user-friendly interface, wide array of formats, effects, and several possible applications, HoneyView seems to tick all the boxes. It is the ideal solution for comic and manga lovers, but it can be a handy tool on anyone’s belt. It’s a shame that it’s a Windows-only tool.