XnView 1.70 review

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XnView is a group of utilities that features viewing, converting, screen capture, slidshow, and Twain support.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 0K
Developer: Pierre-e Gougelet
Price: $0.00
Updated: 07 Feb 2006
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XnView is a group of utilities that features viewing, converting, screen capture, slidshow, and Twain support. These utilities support viewing more than 400 graphic formats and can create 52.

XnView has the following other editions available: XnView for Windows, XnView for Linux and XnView for FreeBSD.

Here are some key features of "XnView":
Import about 400 graphic file formats
Export about 50 graphic file formats
Multipage TIFF, Animated GIF, Animated ICO support
Adjust brigthness, contrast...
Modify number of colors
Apply filters (blur, average, emboss, ...)
Apply effects (lens, wave, ...)
Fullscreen mode
Slide show
Picture browser
Batch convert
Thumbnail create
Screen capture
Contact Sheet create
Multi-page file create (TIFF, DCX, LDF)
TWAIN support (Windows only)
Print support (Windows only)
Drag & Drop support (Windows only)
44 languages support (Windows only)
And many many other things...
XnView is provided as FREEWARE for private non-commercial or educational use (including non-profit organization).

What's New:
Fixed :
Video thumbnail
empty descript.ion created
DPI options for PDF are not used in Multi-Page create
Save as & Prev/Next file
Psion Bitmap 3 grey
XPM export
disable directory view
Problem with font & '&'
Associations on Xp (windows only)
IPTC writing dialog
View IPTC Custom tag
EXIF Casio Makernotes
Many other things...
Improved/Changed :

Browser & view mode has own size/position
Wallpaper in "Application Data" instead of "My Documents"
Use of DEL key in view mode
Selection in browser with Shift
Canvas resize in NConvert (added position)
Camera RAW
LIBPNG 1.2.8
Timer value in slideshow can be entered like 0.5
User Plugins are now in Plugins folder with extension .usr
Multipage Create, edit & extract in tools menu
New method to send picture in Total Commander
xnview.ini reading/writing
HTML create
Batch rename
Adjust dialog
Adjust HLS dialog
Global filter dialog
Generate file listing
Copy/Move to dialog (windows only)
Plugins cache to speedup startup
IPTC dialog
View in fullscreen from browser (option: enter for fullscreen)

Added :
binary without dithering
Goto page dialog with update
Automatic levels & contrast
Load all pages in multi file create
Edit Tiff Multipage
New options in Batch scan
Support of WPG 5.1 & 6.0
Pause key to start/stop automatic slideshow
Keep date/time for IPTC
MSBF option for DPX
Option to start slideshow/convert with files from folder
Replace/Options in Batch rename
Camera options in NConvert
JPEG Embedded thumbnail
Thumbnail in batch rename
History & Use last used template option in batch rename
PS/AI/PDF thumbnail option
FLI/FLC as animation
multi ICO writing
Custom date format
HTML template
IPTC searching
EXE/SCR slideshow (windows only)
Zoom with wheel mouse
Opacity in "Add text"
PSD writing
Options for page extract
Popup menu on folder view (rename, delete, create folder)
Start slideshow (recurse or not) from a folder
High quality, transitions in slideshow
One strip for TIFF saving
User config for infos displayed below thumbnails
Support of CGM/SVG from CadSoftTools
WIA support
Thumbnail for .htm/.html
Plugin for AWD (windows only)
Thumbnail for quicktime movie
Lossless rotation is applied to the thumbnail too, if present
New Layout (Filmstrip mode)
DDS writing
Use external player for movie
Crayola ART read support
Folder can be Copied/Moved
3D border & Drop shadow in Effect
Dual monitor support.

This version requires X11 for MacOSX.

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