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    XnView Alternatives

    XnView is described as 'utility for viewing and converting graphic files. XnView is provided as FREEWARE for private non-commercial or educational use (including non-profit organization)' and is a very popular Image Viewer in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to XnView for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and The best alternative is IrfanView. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try nomacs or ImageGlass. Other great apps like XnView are XnView MP, FastStone Image Viewer, JPEGView and qView.

    XnView is mainly a Image Viewer but alternatives to it may also be Photo Managers or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XnView.
    This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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    1. Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features.
      IrfanView vs XnView opinions
      Almost everyone thinks IrfanView is a great alternative to XnView.
      Slashee_the_Cow IrfanView is focused on opening and editing pictures individually, rather than organising many images
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      onenil To the best of my knowledge, is more analogous to GIMP--an image editor--rather than an image organizer.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    2. XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.
      XnView MP vs XnView opinions
      Almost everyone thinks XnView MP is a great alternative to XnView.
      One word! Just fantastic tool with all the features that you need!
      Positive comment 8 months ago


    3. nomacs is a small, fast image viewer able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible.


      The last release is from July 2020, and it seems the main developer is not working on it anymore. See:

      Almost everyone thinks nomacs is a great alternative to XnView.
    4. ImageGlass is a simple picture viewer with which you will be able to display your image collection in a very similar way to the one that Windows provides by default, but with some additional functions.


      The first installer available on the website, presented by the author, "ImageGlass Spider", is bundleware. From the privacy policy: "Also, the software shares available resources with the Spider's customers, to pass traffic through your device."

      The author is aware of the problem and indecisive on what action to take. Since less experienced users would fall for the "Spider" edition, be careful when downloading this software.

      Almost everyone thinks ImageGlass is a great alternative to XnView.
    5. FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments.
      FastStone Image Viewer vs XnView opinions
      Almost everyone thinks FastStone Image Viewer is a great alternative to XnView.
      Free, fast, stable, well thought out interface. Lacks image tagging, and group EXIF information viewing or editing, but as a fast viewer its excellent.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago


    6. JPEGView is a lean, fast and highly configurable viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, WEBP, TGA, GIF and TIFF images with a minimal GUI.


      This project hasn't been updated since 2018 and has since been forked with numerous updates at

    7. qView is a Qt-based image viewer designed to be practical and minimal.
    8. HoneyView is a fast image viewer that supports archived image files for comics/manga/photos. Its design is light and the interface skin can be changed. You can set HoneyView as your default image viewer and also add a shell context menu.
    9. PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.
    10. Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.
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