XnView

XnView 2.0

Free
It allows you to view, organize, convert, and edit image files
4.2  (292 votes)
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XnView is a program that allows you to view, organize, convert, and edit image files. It also comes with some useful features that help you take screenshots and create slideshows, web pages, contact sheets, etc.

The application has a user-friendly interface. However, it looks rather cluttered because of the multitude of buttons displayed on the main window. The tool is compatible with many image formats and it can display graphic files and animated formats like .tiff, .gif, .ico etc. To use the program you just need to import you image files. The program enables you to modify the view and the layout of images, as well as to sort and filter the selected files.

You can also adjust other image details. Thus, you have the ability to rotate it, flip it, or to set the level of brightness, contrast, gamma, balance, hue, saturation, and lightness. You can also find some supplimentary information about a picture by using the Properties option. Another useful feature is the one that lets you convert the files to a wide range of output formats.

As I already mentioned above, this app allows you to create slideshows, web pages, or contacts sheets. With the slideshow option you can adjust some appearance items, such as the transition effects and the resolution. If you want to create a web page, you need to select a template and edit the thumbnail, the picture, or the information that will be displayed. A contact sheet is also customizable in terms of dimensions, thumbnails, font, and color.

In conclusion, this is a useful program that helps you edit pictures, convert them to other image formats, and view photos.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Many editing features
  • Convert option
  • Can create slideshows, web pages, contact sheets, file listings, and strips of images
  • Screenshot function

Cons

  • The interface is rather cluttered
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