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|Original author(s)||Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet|
|Operating system||Windows, Windows Mobile, Pocket PC|
|Platform||x86, ARM, MIPS, SH3|
|Size||2.6 to 14.4 MB|
|Available in||46 languages|
|License||Freeware for private, educational or non-profit use; otherwise commercial software|
XnView is a image organizer and general-purpose file manager used for viewing, converting, organizing and editing raster images, as well as general purpose file management. It comes with built-in hex inspection, batch renaming and screen capture tools. It is licensed as freeware for private, educational and non-profit uses. For other uses, it is licensed as commercial software.
It is now available for Windows, Windows Mobile and Pocket PC but was previously available for other Unix-like systems as well. An extended version of XnView, called XnView MP, is currently in development; the preview versions of this viewer are available for Windows, OS X and Linux.
XnView is highly customisable and multi-lingual, supporting 44 languages in the Windows version. The language can be changed via the options menu. The toolbar buttons can be modified to a certain extent, or be replaced by altering skins.
Also, XnView has been able to support an increasing number of file formats (mainly image file formats). It can read more than 400 image file formats, some audio and video file formats, and write 50 image file formats. XnView also supports ICC profiles in JPEG, PNG and TIFF files.
XnView can show IPTC, Exif and XMP metadata, and write IPTC metadata (but cannot do batch writing of IPTC metadata, and some users are longing for the batch IPTC editing function). A further limitation is that it currently does not allow sorting of thumbnails within a folder by a user-defined order.
XnView can search files that have the same filename or data, and can search for similar graphics as well.
Several image editing tools are included, for instance color and size manipulation, several filters and effects (full version even includes Harry's Filters 3.0). Lossless (without new encoding) turning, flipping and cropping of JPEG files is supported. Creation of advanced slide shows is also possible. Furthermore, it can upload images to an FTP site or ImageShack, burn images to a CD or DVD (Nero Burning ROM required) with a few clicks (full version only).
XnView is accompanied by NConvert, a command line image conversion tool.
- XnView does not support Unicode, however the author promises that in v2.0 Unicode will be supported. Unicode support exists in XnView MP.
- "XnView features". Retrieved 2008-03-19.
- XnView :: View topic - Extending IPTC / EXIF / XMP batch editing
- XnView :: Voir le sujet - moving files within folder
- XnView :: View topic - XnView 1.95 rc1
- XnView :: View topic - 1.95: Why did the executable increased so much in size?
- XnView :: Voir le sujet - Unicode Support Please
- XnView awards
- Picks: Reviews of programs that convert graphics, work with audio files. Tucows.
- XnView 1.97.8. Cnet.com.