XnViewMP 0.85 Pick
FREEWAREFILES EDITOR'S REVIEW
Would you like one program that you can use to view and edit images, read text files and preview videos? Then XnViewMP is what you need. The versatile free image viewer is compatible with at least 500 image formats.
- Supports more than 500 image formats
- Can export images to more than 70 formats
- User friendly graphic interface
Using XnViewMPOnce we had extracted XnViewMP files, we launched the Startup Wizard that allowed us to make a number of configurations, including:
- Adding the program to context menu
- Running the file association tool
- Choosing folders for Database (.db), Thumbnails Database and other files
- Choosing whether to use .ini file in folder or Windows Registry
When we clicked the OK button, the program automatically opened the Pictures directory and displayed thumbnails of available images. We could choose one of the preset thumbnail sizes or set our custom size.
We had the option to choose different ways of viewing our images in the stylish interface, including film strip, full screen and thumbnail viewing modes. In addition to viewing images, we could also perform such basic editing functions as cropping, enhancing color, changing contrast and applying filters and effects. We just needed to double click on images to open them in the editor, from where we could move to either previous or next images.
Clicking the Properties button displayed comprehensive details about file, image and color profile. We could also view the histogram and ExifTool for more information.
The program also captures screen shots of the desktop, active window, selected window or rectangle. We were able to set delay period in seconds or use a hotkey to capture the selected section, and the program immediately displayed the result in the editor.
The free image converter allowed us to convert either single files or a batch of images simultaneously. The ability to work with many files helps in saving time when organizing images. The program also allows you to save time due to its fast performance and caching ability.
The Explorer type of navigation made it easy to access files in different locations. Apart from organizing image files, the program allowed us to preview some videos on the lower middle section of the program interface. We could also view text files in the same place when we clicked on them. Double clicking files opened them in their native applications.
In addition to saving individual files, the program allows you to save your session before exiting.
XnViewMP is a free image viewer than you can also use to edit and convert images to many formats. If you want one program that is compatible with even the most obscure image formats, then look no further. The program is free for personal and educational use.
Software Product Description
"Best Replacement for Windows 10 "Windows Photo Viewer""
Review Date: 2015-12-23
Pros: Of all the alternatives out there for Windows 10 "Windows Photo Viewer" it has what I wanted in WinXP. Win 10 is a real mess and I don't know why Microsoft couldnt keep it the way it was since WinXp. Microsoft keeps doing this to add to the frustrations.
Cons: I can't access images from the regular Windows Explorer with XnViewMP...I have to open XnViewMP and view everything that way instead. otherwise, this is a great tool.
Other Thoughts: Have a great day.