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Marc Wandschneider is a professional software developer with well over fifteen years of industry experience (yes, he really is that old). He travels the globe working on interesting projects and gives talks at conferences and trade shows whenever possible.

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Downloading JustLooking

Version 3.3.3 is the latest version of JustLooking, and is available at the following locations:

Download JustLooking-3.3.3.dmg now (HTTP)

Download JustLooking-3.3.3.dmg now (BitTorrent – TPB)


Welcome to JustLooking, an image viewing program for Mac OS X. JustLooking is designed to be used instead of the “Preview” application on your computer for browsing most image file formats. In particular, it has the following differences:

  • It focuses on files and directories instead of lists of files. Thus, once you load a file, you can easily navigate through all other files in the same directory.
  • It displays images at their native resolution instead of interpreting DPI information stored in the image meta-data. While images are printed at the maximum resolution possible, on screen they are displayed pixel-by-pixel.
  • Being designed more for viewing of Images, it properly shows animated GIF files.
  • The entire program can easily be manipulated and powered by simple keystrokes for a quick and pleasant viewing experience.
  • There is support for printing, image resizing, saving to a few key image formats, and displaying of all image info.

Version 3.3.3 contains translations for English, Catalan, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian, Polish, Brasilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, German, Finnish, Slovakian, Turkish, Croatian, Romanian, Arabic, and Portugal Portuguese.

Requirements and Installation

Running JustLooking is quite simple, and the only requirements are:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or greater (both Tiger and Leopard work fine)
  • 256MB RAM
  • 8 MB free disk space

JustLooking is installed on any new machine by simply dragging it into the Applications folder.


JustLooking was designed, written, and partially localised (French, Italian, German, Spanish, and some Chinese) by Marc Wandschneider here in Beijing over a couple of casual months. I sat down to write it as a replacement for Preview, as I found the latter to rarely operate in a way that I wanted it to. I tend to keep directories full of images, whether they be traveling, family, or junk I collect from the Intarwebs.

Finder and Preview rarely let me select and view more than a couple hundred of images at a time, and I have large numbers of folders with more files than that.

The following people have helped with Localisation of JustLooking:

  • German – Stefanie Schau
  • French – Laurent Molina
  • Italian – Roberto Bellina
  • Spanish – Carola Clavo
  • Russian – Sergey Melnik
  • Finnish – Markus Peltomäki
  • Norwegian – Geir Werner Hagen
  • French – Emmanuel Lemor
  • Swedish – Henrik Östlund
  • Swedish – Mathias Sjöström
  • Chinese (Simplified) – Zhang Tongzhu
  • Chinese (Simplified) – Emma Liu
  • Italian – Mario Frasca
  • German – Marc’s dad.
  • Chinese (Traditional) – Nitoc Taiwan
  • Portuguese (Brasilian) – Helvécio Mafra
  • Dutch / Flemish – Olaf de Vries
  • Slovenian – Miha Rehar
  • Polish – Tymon Kokoszka
  • Chinese (Simplified) – Jack Zhong
  • Catalàn – Iván Ponce Gómez
  • Korean – Kim Hanjo
  • German – Steven Simmat
  • Finnish – Jouni Kähkönen
  • Slovakian – Peter Tužinský
  • Turkish – Oğuzhan Öçbe
  • Croatian – Orlando Mali
  • Romanian – Silviu Turuga
  • Arabic – Mohammed Al-Yousef
  • Portuguese (Portugal) – André Lamelas

Special thanks are always due to Yann le Coroller, who has been invaluable with his help in UI design.

Help us Out

Speak a language that isn’t in the list of currently localised languages? See some mistakes in the current translation for a particular language? If you’d like to help or offer corrections, I’d love the help. The more languages, the better!!

I’d love to hear if users have any suggestions. Feel free to contact me with any features you’d like to see!

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