Move, edit, sort or preview your images in full-screen slideshows with the help of this Java-based and streamlined software solution.
- Version: 3.2.1
- License :GPL
- OS:Windows All
- Publisher:Gerhard Beck
If you want to properly organize your pictures, you probably have to resort to using Window’s Photo Viewer and its Explorer concomitantly.
But, if you want to speed things up a bit, it is quite clear that you need a software solution that helps both view and organize your picture from under a single roof.
If this is the case, you can try JIBS (short for Java Image Browser Sorter), a streamlined piece of software that aims to provide you with the means to view, manage, edit and organize your pictures.
A straightforward Java-based image browser
As you have probably guessed just by reading its name, JIBS requires Java in order to properly function on your computer. Upon first launching the app, you are greeted by a fairly simple main window, and it does not take long to notice that JIBS comes with a fairly outdated user-interface.
Despite this, thanks to an intuitive layout, you can easily find your way around this app. The basic features for viewing pictures are found on the toolbar, while more advanced tools can be accessed from the menu bar.
Browse, view, organize and edit your pictures with ease
Without much effort, you can sort files using the built-in file system, create contact sheets and thumbnails, rename one or groups of pictures. Furthermore, you can view all your pictures in a full-screen sideshow mode.
What is less evident is the fact that JIBS comes with an interesting collection of other features. For example, you can split and join pictures and thoroughly edit them with the help of its built-in ImageJ editor. You can change parameters like sharpness, contrast, shadows, noise, binary and also add filters to enhance their overall look.
Interestingly, JIBS also comes with a Disk Usage feature that makes it possible for you to view how much free space you have on your hard disk.
Not the best image browser, but better than you might expect
Taking all things into consideration, JIBS may not be the best image browser out there and, sure, it cannot be called stylish, but without doubt, this is an application that does its job right.
Despite its modest looks, the tool is actually more powerful than it initially might lead you to believe, as it helps you organize your pictures and perform basic editing tasks without over-complicating things.
We would also like to point out that during our tests the online documentation was not available, since the website that hosts them was not up and running. Therefore, chances are that if you encounter problems, trial and error may be the way to go.