For years I used ACDSee 3.0. It always remembered me of the days of Windows 95/NT 4.0. That is the past now.
Deep deep in your file system there lies a neat tool that does the job very well. The only problem I did not recognize that its even there for years. After i found it, and yes also liked it. I decided to use it and added the missing part to integrate the Office Picture Manager into daily work. Context menu integration:
Here ist the reg-file:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Folder\shell\Browse Pictures ...\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE11\\OIS.exe\" \"%1\""