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XnView v2.51.1 Updated

Ennovy on 7 Sep 2022
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XnView is a feature-rich, customizable media viewer that supports more than 400 formats. Includes batch image converter/renamer as well as basic transformations (rotate, filters, effects, colors, multi-page etc.). Various viewing settings include tabbed interface, fullscreen, slideshow, web page, contact sheet, image compare and filmstrip layout. Includes scanner support, screen capture, Photoshop's 8bf plugins, image search, histogram, metadata viewer, automatic crop (deletes background), watermark, flash export and more. It can also store thumbnails to a temp folder rather than each image folder accessed, which is handy for portable use.

Alternatively, XnView Portable is pre-configured and automatically supports PDF interpreter/rendering engine Ghostscript Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a text file in the same folder called xnview.ini and paste in the following content:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Launch xnview.exe

    Optionally, English speakers can delete the \Languages folder to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See: https://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewforum.php?f=35
Latest comments
PapaiMark on 2020-05-18 22:38

I use it since W98. Very easy copy/paste/crop/resize/scan/print/sharpness and many other things.
Dont have a pen/filler. Not a full img editor but very easy and has many options.
Fully work is done with xnview, mspaint(for pen) and PaintDotNet for layers.(except for the layers that xnview does not have, everything is easier with xnview)

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:38

XnView is not Windows XP compatible anymore. In order to make it work with XP, replace libwebp.dll (plugin folder) with with webp.dll (xnview.com/download/plugins/webp.zip).
cheers

PAFuser on 2022-08-17 12:21

XNView MP 1.01 32 + 64 bit available on Portable Apps (NEW on 8/16/22 - https://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/xnview-mp-portable).

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FastStone Image Viewer v7.7 Updated

Ennovy on 24 Aug 2022
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2022
  • Suggested by Widya Santoso

FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer and converter that supports resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks, lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and more. It also includes a built-in slideshow with 60+ transitional effects. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and several Camera RAWs.

The program includes metadata (EXIF) tools including the ability to pull up a map of where a given picture was taken by looking at GPS data.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSViewer.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, XnView, Imagine
What's new? See: [https://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm#History
Latest comments
Midas on 2018-07-30 07:29

FYI, older versions still available, check forum topic.

g3ose on 2019-04-17 18:14

it is version 7.0 right now, is portable and free
great viewer, fast and lite. some good lossless transformations
use it as is, support is dead.
take care, thumbnail database is not big enough, optimisation of thumbnail database will clear most thumbs. resizing thumbnails will clear all database so using Tag section is completly useless. (tags are saved on thumbnail database)
Still one of top 3 in my image viewers.
it use SageThumbs https://sourceforge.net/projects/sagethumbs/
to manage .eps files

gcb43 on 2022-04-04 12:55

I fully agree with Miklo, having used FastStone for several years, I really like it: does everything I want almost intuitively.I still use version 6.4 . Tried to use the last version 7.6 but reversed to the previous one because in the last release there is a bug in the Multi-Page File Builder to created an Animated GIF (Alt+M):. the resulting GIF file shows only the first 2 loaded images then stops.

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IrfanView v4.60

Ennovy on 18 Mar 2022
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use (the installer is adware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See: https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2020-10-22 10:31

Many plugins were also updated in this version, so IrfanView recommends updating them if you update IrfanView itself.

"Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions:"
https://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

NunoEFSilva on 2021-05-01 11:59

Great Viewer.
Open and converts between most graphic formats, has some (simple, but useful) editing features, and now, even outputs (thru plugin) to PDF. Do note that joining several Bitmaps (each in a one-page PDFs) can easily be done with PDFTK Builder (also in this site). This is not minor. If one wants portability one can not rely on having PDF printer (non-portable) installed everywhere!

Cornflower on 2022-09-28 06:37

The PDF Plugin is great! So far, I have converted PDFs to images, and vice-versa, stiched together and split PDFs (one colleague had a poster-sized image composed of 14 pages), and more. It can also do thumbnails.

Using only Irfanview with the PDF Plugin, for example, I went to archive.org, used Irfanview's fixed screen rectangle capture to 'scan' and old book direct to PDF, and clean up the yellowed pages.

While PDF-XChange Editor is still the better product for annotation, OCR, etc., I recommend looking at Irfanview for PDF.

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qimgv V1.0.2

webfork on 19 Feb 2022
  • 223MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2021
  • Suggested by smaragdus

qimgv is a customizable image viewer with optional video support. It supports basic image editing such as crop, rotate and resize, as well as copy / move operations of images to different folders. Supports modern image formats JPEG, GIF, PNG, APNG, RAW, MP4, WEBM, etc.

The program aims for an uncluttered user interface, i.e. you see UI elements only when you need them. There is a pull-down panel with thumbnails, as well as folder view (accessible by pressing Enter). You can also bring up a context menu by right-clicking on an image.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux and written in Qt.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch qimgv.exe
(Note: qimgv_0.x.y.zip is the 32-bit version, qimgv-x64_0.x.y.zip
is the 64-bit version. *-video.zip indicates version with video support)
Similar/alternative apps: FastStone Image Viewer, XnView
What's new? Bug fixes

fix file replace dialog not working
fix trackpad scroll with libinput

(both bugs are pretty bad - have to do a release...)
Misc

build with Qt 5.12 now works again!

Winamp Lite v5.666 Build 3516

webfork on 29 Jul 2019
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Winamp is an customizable media player considered the grand-daddy of MP3 players. The program plays most common formats, and includes an equalizer, replay gain, and hotkeys. Includes strong support for thousands of different skins and plug-ins.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates one folder and file to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\. For full registry changes, read this.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download "Winamp Lite" installer
  2. Extract using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  3. Remove all files and folders that begin with "$"
  4. Create an empty file called Winamp.ini. Open this file in a text editor and paste:

    [Winamp]
    no_registry=1
    newverchk=0
    newverchk2=0
    newverchk3=0
    inet_mode=2
    [WinampReg]
    NeedReg=0
    IsFirstInst=0

  5. Launch winamp.exe
Note that the above extraction instructions are only applicable to Winamp Lite. Hank7 has kindly contributed extraction instructions for Winamp Full.
Similar/alternative apps: AIMP, foobar2000, XMPlay
What's new? See:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=373755
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-11-21 14:30

The Ars Technica article posted by smaragdus above is great reading. Thanks. I was once an eager user of the free Winamp, so I have signed the petition...

billon on 2018-10-19 02:22

Official 5.8 Beta Build 3660 available

Gregx on 2018-10-28 14:48

For Winamp fans and folks I personally recommend - http://www.mywinamp.com

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