Just put your pictures in floating windows rather than tabs. If images in tabs click and drag tab into workspace.
One can turn off the whole tabbing under Preferences > Interface.
To arrange open images’ windows try Window > Arrange > …
If you have zip files with images within, just double-click the zip files to open them, then drag the images out to a folder on your drive to decompress the data. Then you can open the files in Photoshop, for example by dragging them from your hard drive to a Photoshop shortcut or into the border of Photoshop if it is already open.
People are quick to suggest turning off tabbed view to see multiple documents on screen, but that's not necessary. This works fine in Tabbed view.
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