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Fragment Image Viewer

An ultra-lightweight image viewer

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 04 March 2014
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Downloads To Date: 366
Developer: Mihail Naydenov
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Fragment Image Viewer
An ultra-lightweight image viewer

Fragment is a fast and lightweight image viewer.

Launch the program and it displays precisely nothing at all. That's normal, though; if you drag and drop folders onto the Fragment window, or click "no image" and browse to the folder with your pictures, then the first image will be displayed (all the basic formats, plus animated GIFs, PSD and HDR - but not RAW - are supported).

The program has no immediately obvious interface, no toolbars, menus, buttons or anything else. But if you move your mouse cursor to the top of the Fragment window, then various navigation options appear. "Back" and "Next" buttons. A "Browse Panel", with resizable thumbnails. And an "image indicator", which provides a quick and easy way to browse through a folder (it's something like a scroll bar, and can zip through your thumbnails just as fast as you like).

Right-clicking displays options to open your image in your choice of application, upload it to Facebook, or show its folder in Explorer.

Fragment also offers good support for common mouse and keyboard actions. Spinning the mouse wheel zooms in and out; clicking and dragging moves the image around; the right cursor key (or space bar) moves to the next image, the left moves back, Alt+Up goes up a folder, and Esc closes the program.

The lack of any menus or toolbar buttons means it takes a little time to figure out how things work. When viewing an image, for example, a narrow bar appears to its left. You'll probably ignore this for a while, but if you move your mouse over it, you'll see your current zoom level and an icon. There's no clear indication what these might do, either, but clicking the zoom figure switches to a 100% view, while the icon controls the default zoom view ("Fill" or "Fit").

This can be a little frustrating, especially when you're left wondering how to do something as simple as open a new folder. The point-and-click route isn't immediately obvious (move your mouse to the top centre of the screen, hover it over the image name, and click the current folder name). And although in theory you can use the usual Ctrl+O Windows shortcut, in practice it didn't work every time (we've no idea why).

Still, once you've learned the Fragment basics, this isn't a significant issue. And if you like the program, its lack of any visible interface becomes a real plus; there's no clutter to get in your way, and you have the maximum possible space to view your images.


Fragment is a relatively basic image viewer. It has an unusual interface, too, which takes some time to explore and master. The program has some useful navigation tools, though, and if you just want a simple viewer which stays out of your way then it could be useful.

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Posted by: Mihail Naydenov, 12 March 2014 07:43

Hello, I am the author of the application, thanks for the review, its pretty fair!

I just wanted you to know that fragment is in active development, aiming at releasing a new version every few months.

Also, about the learning curve, all items on screen have extensive tooltips. The users should read them to figure out how to use these items, because most of them pack addition functionality.
The zoom button for instance does 100% zoom on click, but also 100% zoom + center image on double click, and most importantly - smooth zoom when dragged up and down (indicated by the bidirectional arrow that show up when the button is pointed). All this is explained in the tooltips.
Having said all that I will try to make everything more obvious.

Again, thanks for the review

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