XnView MP is a cross-platform image viewer used for viewing, converting, organizing, and editing graphical & video files.
It is free of charge for private non-commercial, educational use, and non-profit organizations. It is popular with users as it provides many features typically found in commercial image viewers, and it supports many image file formats that other powerful image organizers such as ACDSee do not.
Also, it has been able to support an increasing number of file formats (mainly image file formats). It can read more than 400 image file formats, some audio and video file formats, and write 50 image file formats. XnView also supports ICC profiles in JPEG, PNG, and TIFF files.
XnView can show IPTC, Exif and XMP metadata, and write IPTC metadata (but cannot do batch writing of IPTC metadata, and some users are longing for the batch IPTC editing function). A further limitation is that it currently does not allow to sort thumbnails within a folder by a user-defined order. It can also search files that have the same filename or data and can search for similar graphics as well.
Also, the display of the histogram of a picture is possible. And within a few mouse clicks, scripts can be created to convert, manipulate, and rename a batch of images in one go.
Several image editing tools are included, for instance, color and size manipulation, several filters and effects (full version even includes Harry's Filters 3.0). Lossless (without new encoding) turning, flipping, and cropping of JPEG files are supported. The creation of advanced slideshows is also possible. Furthermore, it can upload images to an FTP site or ImageShack, burn images to a CD or DVD (Nero Burning ROM required) with a few clicks (full version only).
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