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Key Details of XnView

  • View, resize, edit, and convert your photos, browse your photo collection and generate slideshows
  • Last updated on 05/21/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 20, 2014

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.49.3

* Convert 16 to 256 colors

General

Release May 21, 2020
Date Added May 21, 2020
Version 2.49.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,690,278
Downloads Last Week 177
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Developer's Description

XnView is a multi-format graphics browser, viewer, and converter. It can read 400 file formats like GIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TARGA, multipage TIFF, camera RAW, JPEG 2000, WebP. EXIF and IPTC metadata are also supported. The image viewer has an Explorer-like browser that allows browsing of directory contents. XnView supports red eye correction, crops and transforms JPEG images lossless, generates HTML pages and contact sheets, and provides batch conversion and batch renaming. Slide shows with transitions effects, screen capturing, WIA and TWAIN support (scanner and digital cameras), image comparison, and file operations.