Free for non-commercial use
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A tool for viewing and converting images, screen capture, slideshow and much more

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XnViewMP is a freely distributed piece of software that provides users with a modern and cross-platform graphical application for manipulating images under the GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

Availability and key features

It is an enhanced version of the XnView project created and distributed by the same team of developers, but only for the Microsoft Windows platform. It's distributed as DEB archives for Debian/Ubuntu-based distributions, as well as binary files for any other GNU/Linux OS.

While supporting more than 500 image formats, the application allows users to view image files, browse photos, and convert images in batch mode. It supports machines with multiple processors, as well as both 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms.


The application offers a modern and familiar graphical user interface that supports various open source desktop environments. It presents users with a first time startup wizard where they can select where to save the settings file, internal database, and other files.

The GUI comprises of two Folders view areas, a directory tree one a visual one that supports thumbnails, as well as information and preview areas, where users can view metadata of selected image file and a preview.

Image files can also be opened from the File menu, where you can access the recently viewed files or close the application. The Edit menu provides basic file manipulation functionality, such as copy, paste, select all, invert selection, move, delete, rename, or create new folder.

From the View menu you can sort images in various ways, enable the full screen view mode, filter images, change layout, previews, tags, and much more. On the other hand, the Tools menu allows users to send images by email or FTP, capture screenshots, upload to Web, etc.

Bottom line

In conclusion, XnViewMP is a sophisticated image manipulation software for the GNU/Linux platform. It features a modern and easy-to-use user interface, support for a plethora of image files, as well as a wide range of functionality.

XnViewMP was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on December 19th, 2014
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