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DjVu, pronounced "deja vu," is an advanced image compression technology that simplifies the difficult process of scanning and digitizing paper documents in a format that captures enough detail to be useful but in files small enough to distribute online. Developed by AT&T Labs in 1996, it's since been advanced by an open-source forum of the same name. It's gaining in popularity since it promises to make available tons of books, magazines, and other important stuff that otherwise would come in files much too large to be hosted by anyone but the likes of NASA.

One of the free DjVu viewers on the scene is WinDjVu 1.0.3, which decodes DjVu files in all versions of Windows from 98 to 7. It's like all utilities should be but rarely are: fast, compact, competent, and a bit elegant, considering how much it packs into a 3.29MB image viewer. It has a tabbed, browser-like interface with a typical Windows toolbar and a scrolling side panel displaying file thumbnails. The top tabs function like browser windows, displaying selections, while side tabs access functions like Search Results and Bookmarks. A minimalist Help file links to considerable online documentation. Some printing options round out the package. You have to see DjVu images to appreciate them, but you'll be seeing more of them soon, so you might as well be ready.

WinDjVu is freeware. It installs and uninstalls easily. But with DjVu files sure to proliferate online, chances are you'll have plenty of use for it.

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5 stars

"Works Great; No Problem With Adware or Brower"

April 13, 2014  |  By turveydrop

 |  Version: WinDjView 2.0.2


Very simple and easy to use. I'm not particularly savvy about software, but I had no problem using this straight away.

The other user who had problems with the browser redirect and adware did not read the download instructions correctly. The browser/adware options are part of the CNET downloading options, *not* part of the software itself. If you use the direct download link and option, you will not have this problem.


Nothing experienced so far.

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4 stars

"Works fine BUT installs unwanted ADWARE w/o Permission."

January 15, 2014  |  By KDC128

 |  Version: WinDjView 2.0.2


Works as described.


Contains Adware.


Upon instillation(I declined to install the two extra programs the installer offered) my browser(s) reset with a new home page and a couple extensions added without my permission. Although not difficult to undue, it was unwanted. Running a scan to be sure nothing else came in unnoticed.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.2
Version 2.0.2 has fixed an infinite loop in libdjvu when parsing some annotations.
Publisher Andrew Zhezherun
Publisher web site
Release Date October 21, 2012
Date Added October 22, 2012
Version 2.0.2
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.25MB
File Name WinDjView-2.0.2-Setup.exe
Total Downloads 161,590
Downloads Last Week 190
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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