• Added support for .webp files


  • Fixed keeping index on thumb delete
  • Preparations / New app icon for MacOS Big Sur


  • Phiewer for Free is now only downloadable from the App store.
  • Changed Logo
  • Fixes for MacOS Catalina


  • Downloadable version is not “unsandboxed” any more. MacOS Catalina will not allow unsandboxed workflows anymore 🙁
  • decreased doubleclick zoom value
  • Fixed geolocation link in EXIF data


  • Don’t show hidden files
  • Don’t navigate when typing a number into slidshow interval field
  • Framework uprade
  • Added window open mainmenu function


  • BetterDark/Light Mode integration. File dialog and system Windows now in selected macos colors
  • Changed fullscreen background to black
  • Change theme on MacOS color theme change
  • Deleted some SlideShow songs for less storage usage
  • Better window close and quit handling


  • Style and positioning fixes for the main image viewport
  • Improved fullscreen shortcut behaviour
  • Fixed settings for doubleclick behaviour


  • Fixed a bug that causes a “jumping” transition in the slideshow
  • Changed slideshow default music


  • Fixed a bug when Phiewer stops loading caused by case sensitive APFS


  • Added .svg file support
  • Added aperture information to EXIF data
  • Thumbs getting cached and preloaded now for better performance. Opened folders with large number of images and images with big filesize have increased scrolling performance
  • Thumbs section displays now current folder path when info icon is clicked
  • Changed window design
  • Bugfix: glitch on settings checkboxes removed
  • Improved panel drag performance
  • Backend framework updates


  • Remember sandboxed folders permissions with security scoped bookmarks. “Allow to open folder” dialog will only appear once per folder.
  • Improved App starting performance.
  • Fixed a bug when “Open with…” dialog sometimes displays not the requested image. Also for dragging files to the App or Dock icon.
  • Changed closing and opening behaviour. App stays active in background on close.


  • Added error logging
  • Added system tab in preferences (splitted settings tab content)


    • Add selected image as desktop wallpaper
  • UX
    • Customized panel width gets saved for opening Phiewer PRO the next time
    • Customized thumb size gets saved for opening Phiewer PRO the next time
    • Customized window size gets saved for opening Phiewer PRO the next time
    • Added context menu for zooming to -> 100%, 200%…
    • Added Zoom with mousewheel while holding CMD key to mouse pointer position
    • Added zoom value display
    • Added zoom controls now with CMD key
    • Added cursor change to draggable when zoomed in
    • Enable/disable mouswheel scroll behaviour in settings (better usage for Touchpad / Magic Mouse)
    • Enable/disable swipe behaviour for prev next navigation (better usage for Touchpad / Magic Mouse)
    • Selectable double click behaviour for fullscreen or zoom in/out in
  • BUGS
    • Fixed a bug: the setting in the preference pane transition “none” gets now saved correctly


  • Added Touchbar support for MacBook Pro
  • Added black background for videos in fullscreen mode for real cinema feeling 🙂
  • Added a main menu option “Always stay on top”
  • Added a settings options “Show filename” with customization
  • Added functionality for the mousewheel to scroll through images
  • Added an index based quicknav. Now you can enter a number to quick navigate to this image
  • Added scaling mode to the controls. Now you can manually scale your image in the viewport
  • Added settings options for browsing transitions. Now you can customize the effect for switching between images.
  • Added context menu functionality “Show in Finder”
  • Fixed Slideshow zoom effect “Zoom & Pan” with bigger interval numbers
  • Fixed a bug to keep the thumb size after deleting or refreshing the thumbs list


  • Added HEIF / HEIC image format support for MacOS High Sierra
  • Fixed direct open image bug with a camel capse file name
  • New Setting for deleting audio encoded cached files on app quit
  • New Setting for deleting raw image cached files on app quit
  • Clear ac3 / dts audio cache on reset in Settings
  • Display remaining time on audio codec conversion
  • Ability to cancel audio codec conversion
  • Fixed open file dialog while decoded video with backdrop ambience is playing


  • Added support for all common audio codecs on video files like mp4 and mkv that are encoded with ac3 or dts
  • Fixed name sorting A-Z and Z-A. Now name sorting behaves naturally like on MacOS
  • Prevent text and image drag and drop inside the app
  • Minor bugfixes


  • Added resize function to thumbs section
  • Replaced upselling sections with banner at the panel bottom


  • Layout changes on light theme
  • Fixed supported languages
  • Added Phiewer PRO tab to preferences


  • Fixed a bug when delete key is pressed inside a textfield then current image will not be deleted
  • Small UI tweaks, color changes and fixes
  • Added AppStore links to PRO version


  • Rearranged panel sections
  • Panel section contents are now behaving responsively


  • Added random sorting to thumbnails in panel
  • Changed some color values in the light theme


  • Complete UI window redesign (themed titlebar)
  • Added global sorting functionality to thumbnails in panel
  • Added preferences section to main menu.
    Settings, Update and Credits moved to preferences
    Added “Delete recent locations” to settings
    Added “Reset contents & settings” to settings
    Added “Double click opens fullscreen” to settings
  • Added “open file” functionality to thumb buttons
  • Fixed a bug to adjust the thumbnails container height on toggling the image meta info in the panel correctly


  • Fixed a bug in the context menu when deleting files with special chars in the filename
  • Fixed a bug when scrolling thumbs section or the detail panel with trackpad swipe gestures


  • added trackpad swipe gestures to navigate through files
  • added context menu on right click
  • minor bugfixes


  • Deleting files is now possible via keyboard shortcuts, menu or a delete-button
  • Added advanced Slideshow scaling options
  • Now the panel opened state get saved and restored for next time you start Phiewer
  • Added thumbs-reload-button to keep items in sync with the filesystem


  • Added music playing animation to slideshow
  • Added “scale to fit fullscreen” option to slideshow for displaying smaller images


  • Added Multimedia Slideshow.
    Just hit the Slideshow play button in the new panel section to view your media folders automated with nice transition effects and background music. You can set the interval speed of each slide, choose transition effects and select your music from really cool handpicked background tracks. There is also the possibility to select your own music from your hard drive.
    Setting the Slideshow to loop and you will have endless running Memories. You can even play videos and audio mixed within your Slideshow and the music gets automatically dimmed or muted for a nice Media Center like entertainment experience.
  • Added recent locations. Now you have quick access to your recent browsed folders on the Phiewer startscreen
  • Redesigned controls
  • Added Credits to the main menu
  • Moved the shortcuts section to the main menu to open in an extra window
  • Minor layout improvements
  • Minor Bugfixes


  • Performance improvements
  • Optimized filesize and app packaging
  • Minor bugfixes


  • Added support for RAW camera image formats:
    .3fr, .ari, .arw, .bay, .crw, .cr2 ,cap, .dcs, .dcr, .dng, .drf, .eip, .erf, .fff, .iiq, .k25, .kdc, .mef, .mos, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .obm, .orf, .pef, .ptx, .pxn, .r3d, .raf, .raw, .rwl, .rw2, .rwz, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .x3f


  • Fixed .tiff and .tif display. TIFF and TIF is now fully supported


  • Added theme design and theme switching function for dark mode and light mode
  • Added slider to adjust thumbnail size
  • Added file names to thumbs with switching on/off function
  • Added thumbs Item count
  • Clustered all panel sections in toggle containers
  • Added animation to app startscreen
  • Added support section to menu dialog: Subscribe, Visit support website, Visit phiewer.com
  • Added quicktip texts to some icons
  • Fixed a bug to prevent opening fullscreen when double clicking on audio controls
  • Added new shortcuts for toggle thumbs & settings
  • Added shortcut support for numpad keys
  • Several UI design improvements and bugfixes


  • Fixed a bug when opening a file to keep selected file after “Allow to open folder” dialog


  • Advanced Audio Player with waveform display and direct controls
  • Added .mkv to supported video formats
  • Enabled drag and drop support for folders
  • Video thumbnails improvements and fixes
  • Precise error messages
  • Files- and foldernames with special chars like brackets are now supported
  • Performance improvements
  • Minor Bugfixes


  • Added thumbnails
  • Added zoom functionality
  • Added additional shortcuts: CMD+i for opening media info
  • Minor Bugfixes


  • Initial release