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XnView

CNET Editors' review

This free program provides a number of helpful tools for working with digital photos. XnView's pane interface shouldn't disorient most users, as it uses a tree-like structure to let you view your shots and browse your music collection.

Our lone complaint on this front is that the more complex effects and filters aren't accessible via the main window and require you to double-click a shot before you can use them. Besides standard tools for rotating images and renaming files in bulk, this app also can convert pics among a wide variety of formats.

In addition, you'll find tools for capturing screenshots and creating basic slide shows, as well as a simple audio player. We were excited to see a utility for generating Web galleries, but we quickly despaired when we couldn't get it to work. Still, we recommend XnView to digital photographers who already have a first-class editing program.

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  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 383 votes

    • 5 star: 227
    • 4 star: 101
    • 3 star: 23
    • 2 star: 11
    • 1 star: 21
  • Current version:

    3.2 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 2.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Image viewer"

    December 8, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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