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PIXEA - Free image viewer for macOS

Pixea is an image viewer for macOS with a nice minimal modern user interface. Pixea works great with JPEG, HEIC, PSD, RAW, WEBP, PNG, GIF, and many other formats. Provides basic image processing, including flip and rotate, shows a color histogram, EXIF, and other information. Supports keyboard shortcuts and trackpad gestures. Shows images inside archives, without extracting them. And it's free!

PIXEA - Free image viewer for macOS

Supported Formats

Images: JPEG, HEIC, GIF, PNG, TIFF, Photoshop (PSD), BMP, Fax images, macOS and Windows icons, Radiance images, Google's WebP. RAW formats: Leica DNG and RAW, Sony ARW, Olympus ORF, Minolta MRW, Nikon NEF, Fuji RAF, Canon CR2 and CRW, Hasselblad 3FR. Sketch files (preview only). ZIP-archives.

Video: MP4, MOV, A4V, FLV, AVI, WMV, MPEG and MKV.

Export: JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG, TIFF, BMP

Built-in Video Player with MP4 and MKV support

PIXEA - Free video player for macOS

Audio tracks

Select audio track for your movie.


Select, hide subtitles while playing.


Resume where you paused the movie.

Aspect Ratio

Change aspect ratio and size.


Play Next, Play and Stop, and Repeat modes.

Playback speed

0.5x, 0.9x, Normal, 1.1x, 1.5x, 2x modes.

Keyboard shortcuts

macOS free image viewer

  • Scroll: W, A, S, D
  • Zoom In: Z + Mouse Click
  • Zoom Out: Z + Option + Mouse Click
  • Selection Tool: M
  • Square Selection: Hold Shift
  • Scroll: Hold Spacebar + Drag

  • Previous / Next Image: ← ⁄ →
  • Previous / Next Image Frame: ↑ ⁄ ↓
  • Zoom In / Zoom Out: + ⁄ -
  • Slideshow: Enter
  • Rotate Image Left / Right: [ ⁄ ]
  • Fit to Screen: \
  • Actual Size: 0

Touchbar support

PIXEA - Free image viewer for macos

Objects Removal

Objects removal app

Remove any object from your photo in a few brush strokes

Use Objects Removal Tool to remove unwanted objects, people, or defects. Pixea will reconstruct what was behind the object. Use Clone tool to polish the result.

Objects Removal is based on Machine Learning functionality first introduced with macOS Big Sur. macOS 11 or higher is required.

Super Resolution

Super Resolution - 4x upscale

2x and 4x upscaling powered by machine learning

The machine learning algorithm is trained by analyzing millions of images. Sharpen and upscale a photo without losing its content instead of mathematically interpolating the values of pixels as done by the regular scaling algorithms.


Upscale mode: 4x
Details: Preserve details
Source: 512x512 Download original
Result: 2048x2048 Download original

Upscale mode: 4x
Details: Reduce Noise
Source: 512x512 Download original
Result: 2048x2048 Download original

Do not upscale already enlarged images, especially those processed with standard interpolation algorithms. Processing the smaller but sharper image always results in a better quality of an upscaled image.

Image Upscaling is based on Machine Learning functionality first introduced with macOS Catalina. macOS 10.15 or higher is required.

Pixea Plus

Enjoy more options and customizations with Pixea Plus:

Actual Size

Set pixels or points

Keyboard Shortcuts

Customize any shortcut the way you want it

Thumbnails Panel

Set Size and Autohide options

4x Image Upscaling

Four times double the pixels using ML-powered algorithms

Trackpad Gestures

Customize swipe gesture for video playback

Status Bar

Status bar with resolution, date taken and other image properties

Object Removal Tool

Remove any object from your photo in a few brush strokes

Clone Tool

Clone pixels from another part of the photo

Sharpness and Noise Tool

Sharpen images and remove noise

Pixea Plus is a one-time in-app purchase with no subscriptions or hidden costs. Pixea Plus helps us to support Pixea and add even more free features with every release.

Ratings and Reviews


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System Requirements

macOS 10.12 or higher

Universal Binary

Native Apple Silicon and Intel based Macs support

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Pixea Support

Found a bug? Have a suggestion? Please, send it to or reach us on Twitter at @imagetasks.

How to change the default image viewer on Mac?

Select an image file you want to open with Pixea. Hit "Command + I" on your keyboard or right click on the file, and select Get Info.

Under the "Open With" dropdown menu, select "Pixea". Click "Change All" to apply settings to all images with the same type. You might have to repeat the process with different image types.

Related articles: How to change the default Mac app for specific image types?

Are animated images supported?

Yes, Pixea supports animated GIF, PNG, and WebP images.

Can I help with localization?

Yes, drop us a line if you want to help with localizations.

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