XnView is one of the most powerful photo viewers out there and probably the thing that attracts so many users is its freeware license.
But what’s more important is that XnView has so many features that it can easily challenge all the other tools in the same software category, regardless of their names and developer.
The interface is absolutely amazing, as it’s highly-customizable and impressively easy to use. Although it might be a bit overwhelming at the first glance, XnView lets you modify most of the things about its interface, including toolbars and buttons.
But the greatest thing does not reside in its interface, but under the hood. Right click any picture you want and a whole new dimension opens its doors. The context menu allows you to start a batch conversion or renaming, send the photo by email, move or copy it to a certain folder, tag and rate it, set it as wallpaper and many, many other things.
What we found really impressive during our test was the quick conversion feature that lets you right click a photo and convert it into JPEG, TIFF, BMP and PNG formats in a second. Of course, the batch processes work like a charm every time and it’s all about configuration this time. Just make the settings you want, pick the photos you want to work it and let the app do its magic. All things considered, XnView is definitely one of the best tools of its kind, so if you’re looking for a freeware photo viewer and converter, this one should be one of your top picks.
XnView is freeware software that allows you to view and convert graphic files. It’s very fast and easy to use. But more importantly it supports more than 400 graphics formats!
- Import about 400 graphic file formats
- Export about 50 graphic file formats
- Multipage TIFF, Animated GIF, Animated ICO support
- Image IPTC, EXIF metadata support
- EXIF auto rotation support
- IPTC editing
- Resize, rotate, crop support
- Lossless rotate & crop (jpeg) support
- Adjust brightness, contrast…
- Auto levels, contrast
- Modify number of colors
- Apply filters (blur, average, emboss, …)
- Apply effects (lens, wave, …)
- Fullscreen mode
- Slide show with effects
- Batch convert, batch rename
- Create WEB page easily
- Screen capture
- Create contact Sheet
- Create or edit Multi-page file (TIFF, DCX, LDF)
- TWAIN & WIA support (Windows only)
- Print support (Windows only)
- Drag & Drop support (Windows only)
- Compare image side by side
- Filmstrip layout
- 44 languages support (Windows only)
XnView is a fast multi-format graphics browser, viewer, and converter. It can read more than 400 file formats, e.g. GIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TARGA, multipage TIFF, camera RAW, JPEG 2000, MPEG, AVI, Quicktime. EXIF & IPTC metadata are also supported. The image viewer has an Explorer-like browser that allows quick and simple browsing of directory contents.
XnView supports red eye correction, crops and transforms JPEG images losslessly, generates HTML pages and contact sheets, and provides batch conversion and batch renaming. Slide shows with transitions effects, screen capturing, WIA & TWAIN support (scanner & digital cameras), image comparison, file operations.