SMB Image

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What is SMB Image?

SMB Image is an application for accessing and displaying image files on network file servers that support the SMB protocol. SMB (also called CIFS) is the native network file sharing protocol of Microsoft Windows. Mac OS X 10.1 and later and most Linux distributions support it. SMB is also supported on a variety of other systems, including many network file storage appliances.

SMB Image can display most JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF and BMP format image files.

SMB Image significantly extends the capability of your device by providing access to image libraries that are external to the Photos application. Since SMB Image does not use local device storage, there is essentially no limit to the number of images that can be accessed and displayed.

Key features:

Viewer info screen

Viewer screen (info)

Viewer image screen

Viewer screen (image)

Viewer image fullscreen landscape

Viewer fullscreen (landscape)

Main screen

Main screen

  • Supports up to 4 network file servers
  • Network status detection and auto-recovery
  • Netbios and DNS name resolution
  • Name resolution bypass
  • Informative status messages
  • Configurable file extension filtering
  • Automatic directory indexing
  • Selectable directory sorting
  • Image tag display
  • Viewlist support based on M3U file format
  • Slideshows with configurable transitions
  • Automatic directory tree viewing
  • Save images to Photos library

Important notes:

  • SMB Image requires a WiFi connection. Carrier connections (WWAN) are not supported.
  • SMB Image does not create local copies of files, so device storage capacity is not affected except when an image is saved to the Photos library,
  • SMB Image does not write to the file server, so there is no danger of file modification or virus introduction.
  • SMB Image supports Microsoft Windows 2000 and newer systems. Windows 98 and earlier systems are not supported. SMB Image also supports Samba (2.0 and newer) on Linux and other Unix systems and Mac OS X 10.1 and newer with built-in SMB support.


SMB Image is available now for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store.
SMB Image on the App Store