Commercial alternatives ACDSee
Operating systems Windows Linux FreeBSD Mac OS X

XnView main window


XnView is a pretty good free program for viewing images. It supports 400 image formats, including animated. The application includes basic editing functions such as rotation, size reduction, as well as various filters. The whole process can be run in an automated mode.

It has a standard interface, i.e. folder tree, the icon image in the center with tabs to view images.

Window view image contains the most commonly applicable operation panel, such as rotate, red-eye removal, adjustment of levels.

XnView image explorer


In addition to viewing the images the application supports a variety of effects: blur, improved clarity, the addition of noise. Effects selection window is shown in the picture:

XnView effect samples

Useful features

This program includes many useful features:

- Multi-rename (Tools-> Batch Rename); - Find similar images (Tools-> Find similar files); - Applying filters to a group of files. It can be resize, rotate, different filters (Tools-> Batch Conversion); - Create a slideshow (Create-> Slide Show).


XnView helps its users to view and edit images, as well as it enables users to save time using the automated operations.

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