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Screenshot of XnView 2.49, a BMP viewing app for the Windows operating system.
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Pierre E Gougelet
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 11, 2019
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Tina de Pierre

A multi-format graphics viewer and converter

A review of XnView by Tina de Pierre

XnView is a versatile, lightweight and robust multi-format image viewer which is a freeware product competing against programs like ACDSee and IrfanView, the latter also being a freeware product.

This handy app can handle well over 400 different graphics formats and is a free download offered by the developer to anybody that's interested.

The overall layout of XnView is very similar to something you would expect from Microsoft, that meaning that it really does have the familiar layout and look going which is also present in Windows Explorer or the Windows Shell.

This image viewer can also export to around 50 different image formats and can also easily deal with animated GIF and ICO files.

Apart from being an image viewer with support for tons of different formats, XnView can also perform simple image editing functions on your images such as adjusting lighting, applying several types of filters, rotating and cropping images and many more. Some of the filters are similar to what you might find in popular image editors like Photoshop.

All-in-all, XnView is a must-have if you deal with any type of image file on a regular basis as the built-in tools Microsoft provides are pretty much rubbish!

XnView can apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, create PNG graphics, create slideshows, optimize graphics and convert RAW to JPG.

XnView on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from image viewer software without restrictions. XnView 2.49.1 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows 10 PCs but also without a hitch on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Compatibility with this BMP viewer software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Pierre E.

The program was created by the developer as a freeware product, but donations for the continued development are highly appreciated. You may generally make a donation via the developer's main web site.

Filed under:
  1. XnView Download
  2. Freeware Image Viewer Software
  3. Portable Software
  4. Major release: XnView 2.49
  5. BMP Viewing Software
XnView has been picked by our editors as excellent.
XnView has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested XnView 2.49.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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    A powerful image viewer and organizer which converts and enhances images fro over 70 formats including RAW images from cameras
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    XnView Portable 2.49.1
    Software for reading, viewing, and processing all your images
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Download Details

System Architecture:
Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
Size on disk:
5,874,600 B
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