XnView

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 386 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.22
  • Total Downloads:
    2,473,101
  • Date Added:
    September 25, 2014
  • File Size:
    4.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    618
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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XnView includes all of the tools you need to view, organize, and edit your photos, all through its convenient and intuitive interface. Whether you're organizing pictures from your last vacation or putting together a work-related slideshow, this program will help you accomplish your goals quickly and easily.

Pros

Good guides: When you first open this program, you'll be greeted by a nice set of tips to get you started. You can also access the Online Help file via hotkey, and there is a forum and FAQs page as well.

Nice interface: This program's interface is laid out nicely, with a column to browse for files along the left-hand side. When you select a folder you want to view, thumbnail images show up in the main viewing window, along with information about the photos like the File Type and Resolution.

Tools and options: There are all kinds of options and features to take advantage of when you're using this app. Editing tools include those for cropping, rotation, brightness, contrast, gamma, and balance. You can also convert the format of your files with output options including JPEG, PCX, PNG, TIF, CIN, BMP, GIF, and many more. A Screen Capture tool for your desktop is a handy add-on, and you can even decide what kind of resolution you'd like for the thumbnail images.

Cons

Touchy controls: Occasionally during testing, this app responded in ways we didn't expect. For example, we inadvertently zoomed way in on one image, and it wasn't immediately clear why that happened, so the best we could do was chalk it up to overly sensitive controls.

Bottom Line

XnView offers a comprehensive set of tools for managing and editing your digital images. Users of all experience levels will do well with this program, although casual users probably won't wind up using all of the advanced features. The program is also totally free, so there's no reason not to try it out to see if it's right for you.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Hard to Use"

October 31, 2014  |  By edgeplot

 |  Version: XnView 1.97.1

Pros

The photo editing tools seems straightforward and useful.

Cons

The tool is hard to figure out, particularly the organizational tools like tagging and categories. The program also crashes a lot, particularly on batch operations.

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1 stars

"Installs Adware Virus"

August 11, 2014  |  By josebrwn

 |  Version: XnView 2.04

Pros

Works really well for making photographs orient correctly.

Cons

Installs Conduit, an adware virus. Conduit is pernicious and frightening.

Summary

Fairly good program but mostly a delivery vehicle for adware that worms its way throughout your computer.

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1 stars

"Compromises your computer"

May 15, 2014  |  By Cobra6177

 |  Version: XnView 2.04

Pros

Works well.....once you are done removing all of the crap that the installer installs.

Cons

The installer installs a few programs that you don't need. They are easy to remove from Control Panel. But the programs that aren't listed in Control Panel/Programs are the real culprits. It hijacks your browser and constantly pops up ads. (Well actually blank pages for me as I have AdBlock Plus)
I thought that CNet checked these programs. I thought that I could download from CNet without having to worry about this. I don't know if it was CNet's installer or the programs installer that is at fault.

Summary

Avoid this if you are not technical enough to track down malware and remove it.
SHAME

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2 stars

"doesn't work with cpt"

January 28, 2014  |  By JohnL600

 |  Version: XnView 2.04

Pros

good interface

Cons

won't read cpt.

Summary

It will show the thumbnails of my .cpt files but that's all. When I try and batch convert or even singly convert nothing happens. I haven't tried to convert any other files so it may work with them.

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5 stars

"Best Image viewer"

December 08, 2013  |  By obadyi

 |  Version: XnView 2.04

Pros

- the most efficient software of its type in regards to using CPU resources. You can examine the highest resolution photos with slow CPUs and low CPU on top of that. I've tried all the imagee viewers and this little software is the best in this!

- easy to use with numerous usefull functions. Discover them all :D

- a lot of sweet things, but I'm lazy :D

Cons

Nothing that I'm aware of!

Summary

And it's Free!!!!

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1 stars

"Also downloads dangerous malware to your computer!"

November 27, 2013  |  By Selkie_Queen

 |  Version: XnView 2.04

Pros

None. I spent almost two hours removing Conduit from my computer.

Cons

When you install XN View using the CNet installer, you're also unwittingly downloading Conduit. Conduit then hijacks your browsers and your search engines and makes itself your home page. You have to manually remove it from every search engine you have on your computer. You need to restore your home page by removing Conduit from your internet settings. You need to remove it from your registry. You need to go into your program uninstaller and find whatever program(s) were installed in your system by Conduit. This was a freaking nightmare. You need to run a malware removal program to get rid of all of the residual damage caused by Conduit. Only a sick group of people would bundle Conduit into their software. STAY AWAY FROM XN VIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

STAY AWAY FROM XN VIEW!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CREATORS OF THIS SOFTWARE HAVE BUNDLED THE HIJACKING/MALWARE SOFTWARE CALLED CONDUIT IN WITH IT!

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5 stars

"Does Everything I need"

October 19, 2013  |  By droid5071

 |  Version: XnView 2.04

Pros

Does Everything I need or want

Cons

Cannot find any

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5 stars

"The BEST photo viewer of them all"

April 18, 2013  |  By david.llewellyn

 |  Version: XnView 2.0

Pros

It works, it is very convivial and I have had no problems of any kind (and I have been using it for many years). I use it to view all images (mostly photos), to resize them, to copy a smaller part and paste into Photoshop, and to create slide shows. All these functions seem to be easier with XnView than with other software.

Cons

None that I have found.

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5 stars

"Happy User for Over 15 years"

February 13, 2013  |  By rim1112

 |  Version: XnView 1.99.6

Pros

Just saw the Adware Scam warning of another reviewer and wanted to add that I have never had such an experience with this program and I have been a user for about 15 years, having installed and used it on several - many different computers in that time, going back as far as Win 95 machines all the way up to Win 8 with never any probelms of any kind. I consider it excellent software.

Cons

None that I have encountered. As a wish list item, wish it handled video editing.

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1 stars

"BEWARE!! Tries to install adware, hijack browser!"

January 15, 2013  |  By AJotr

 |  Version: XnView 1.99.6

Pros

None - it is Scam-ware

Cons

Tried to install Adware (some independent "Coupon" program, and during install made me Opt Out of no less than 4 different browser hijacking options. Had I not read the text clearly and slowly I would have thought that they were Opt-In options, so anyone who clicks through too fast is saying "Sure go ahead and load junk all over my PC." Immediately cancelled install. Do Not Recommend!

Summary

Scam-ware

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher XnView
Publisher web site http://www.xnview.com/
Release Date September 25, 2014
Date Added September 25, 2014
Version 2.22
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.64MB
File Name XnView-win.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,473,101
Downloads Last Week 618
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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