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XnViewMP is a Full-featured Image Manipulation and Batch Converter Tool

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Written by Jesse Afolabi

The quality of image and video capture has improved tremendously over the years and the capabilities of our digital devices continue to push the limits of image quality. However, there is a bummer! The high-res images we take does come at the hefty price of an increase in the size of images taken.

For this reason, uploading images on the internet can be painfully slow especially if you’re on a network with minimal bandwidth. While there are varying online services and softwares for other platforms that will effectively convert your image files while still maintaining the original quality, it is rather hard to come by native clients for Linux systems.

XnViewMP – Image Manipulation Tool

XnviewMP is a full featured cross-platform image manipulation software; albeit not in the league of GIMP and Photoshop, the software does own up to its advertised features and capabilities.

Asides being a batch image converter, XnViewMP supports a wide variety of formats totaling 500 including animated; it is bundled with a number of filters and effects, and quite a few other basics as listed below followed by the 500 formats supported – you can, however, jump straight to XnViewMP installation, if you’d rather not go through the list.

Other noteworthy features of XnView’s Linux client include:
  • 70 graphic export file formats supported
  • Support for multipage TIFF, Animated GIF, Animated ICO
  • Image IPTC, EXIF metadata support
  • EXIF auto rotation support
  • IPTC editing
  • Support for resize, rotate, crop
  • Brightness and contrast adjustment supported
  • Fullscreen mode
  • Image slide show with effects
  • Screen capture
  • Create or edit Multi-page file (TIFF, DCX, LDF)
  • Multi-language
  • Compare image side by side
  • Filmstrip layout
And the long list of supported input formats (alphabetically) are:
  • ADEX img,rle
  • AIM Grey Scale ima,im
  • ARF arf
  • AT&T Group 4 att
  • Access g4
  • Aces200 ace
  • Acorn Sprite
  • Adobe Illustrator ai
  • Adobe PhotoParade php
  • Adobe Photoshop psd
  • Advanced Art Studio ocp,art,pic
  • AirNav anv
  • Alias Image File pix,als,alias
  • Alpha Microsystems BMP bmp
  • Amapi 2d
  • Amica Paint ami,[b]
  • Amiga IFF iff,blk
  • Amiga icon info
  • Amstrad Cpc Screen
  • Andrew Toolkit raster object atk
  • Apollo HDRU hdru,hdr
  • ArcInfo Binary hdr
  • Art Director art
  • Artisan art
  • Artist 64 a64
  • Astronomical Research Network arn
  • Aurora sim
  • Auto F/X afx
  • Autocad CAD-Camera img
  • AutoCAD DXF dxf
  • AutoCAD DWG dwg
  • Autodesk Animator fli,flc
  • Autodesk SKETCH thumbnail skf
  • Autodesk SketchUp component skp
  • Autologic gm,gm2,gm4
  • Award Bios Logo epa
  • Axialis Screensaver ssp
  • B3D (images) b3d
  • BFLI bfl,bfli
  • BMF bmf
  • BYU SIR sir
  • Bfx Bitware bfx
  • Bio-Rad confocal pic
  • Blazing Paddles pi
  • Bob Raytracer bob
  • Brooktrout 301 brk,301,brt
  • Buttonz & Tilez texture til
  • byLight bif
  • CALS Raster cal,cals
  • CDU Paint cdu
  • CMU Window Manager cmu
  • CP8 256 Gray Scale cp8
  • Calamus cpi,crg
  • Canon Navigator Fax can
  • Canon PowerShot crw
  • Cartes Michelin big
  • Casio QV-10/100 Camera cam
  • Chinon ES-1000 digital camera cmt
  • Cloe Ray-Tracer clo,cloe
  • ColoRIX rix,sci,scx,sc?
  • CompW wlm
  • CompuServe GIF gif,giff
  • Computer Eyes, Digital Vision ce
  • ComputerEyes Raw ce1,ce2
  • Core IDC idc
  • Corel Draw Bitmap (preview) cdr
  • Corel Draw Pattern (preview) pat
  • Corel Flow bmf
  • Corel Metafile Exchange (preview) cmx
  • Corel PhotoPaint 6.0 cpt
  • CoverDesigner ncd
  • CoverDesigner Template nct
  • DBW Render
  • DIV Game Studio Map map
  • DIV Game Studio Multi Map fpg
  • DKB Ray-Tracer dis
  • DPX dpx
  • Dali Raw sd0,sd1,sd2
  • Datacopy img
  • Degas & Degas Elite pi1,pc1,pi2, pc2,pi3,pc3, pi4,pi5,pi6
  • Deluxe Paint, Electronic Arts lbm,ilbm
  • Dicom dcm,acr
  • Digital F/X tdim
  • Digital Research (GEM Paint) img,gem
  • Discorp CMP Image cmp
  • DjVu djvu,djv,iw4
  • Doodle Atari doo
  • Doodle C64 dd
  • Doodle C64 (Compressed) jj
  • Dr Halo cut
  • Draz Paint drz
  • EA Sports FSH fsh
  • EPS Interchange Format epi
  • ERI-chan (Entis Rasterized Image) eri
  • ESM Software Pix pix
  • Ecchi ecc
  • Eclipse tile
  • Edmics c4
  • Electric Image ei,eidi
  • Embroidery bmc
  • Encapsulated Postscript(Preview) eps
  • Enhance Simplex esm
  • Eroiica eif
  • Enhanced Compressed Wavelet ecw
  • Explore (TDI) & Maya tdi,iff
  • FIF (Iterated System) fif
  • FIT fit
  • Fax Group 3 g3,fax
  • Fenix Map map
  • Fenix Multi Map fpg
  • Flash Image fi
  • FlashPix Format fpx
  • Flexible Image Transport System fts,fits,fit
  • Fuzzy bitmap fbm,cbm
  • GeoPaint geo
  • Gfa Raytrace sul
  • Gimp Bitmap xcf
  • Gimp Brush gbr
  • Gimp Icon ico
  • Gimp Pattern pat
  • GoDot 4bt,4bit,clp
  • HF hf
  • HP-48/49 GROB gro,grb
  • HRU hru
  • HSI Raw raw
  • Half-Life Model mdl
  • Hayes JTFax jtf
  • Hemera Photo Image hpi
  • Hemera Thumbs hta
  • Heretic II MipMap m8
  • Hi-Eddi hed
  • Hires C64 hir
  • Homeworld Texture lifHPGL/2 plt, hgl, hg, hpg, plo, hp,hp1, hp2, hpgl2, gl2, prn, spl
  •  IBM Kips kps
  • IBM Printer Page Segment pse
  • IM5 (Visilog) im5
  • IMNET Image imt
  • IOCA ica,ioca
  • ISS iss
  • Icon Library icl
  • Image Capture Board icb
  • Image Magick file mif,miff
  • Image Speeder ish
  • Image System (Hires) ish
  • Image System (Multicolor) ism
  • Image Systems RLC2 Graphic rlc
  • ImageLab b&w,b_w
  • Imaging Fax g3n
  • Imaging Technology img
  • Img Software Set img
  • Inshape iim
  • InterPaint (Hires) iph
  • InterPaint (Multicolor) ipt
  • Intergraph Format itg,cit,rle
  • Interleaf iimg
  • Iris CT ct
  • Iris graphic iris
  • J Wavelet Image Codec wic
  • JBIG jbg,bie,jbig
  • JPEG / JFIF jpg,jpeg,jif
  • jfif,J,jpe
  • JPEG-2000 Code Stream jpc
  • JPEG-2000 JP2 File Format jp2,j2k,jpx
  • JPEG-LS jls
  • Jeff’s Image Format jif
  • Jovian VI vi
  • Jpeg Network Graphics jng
  • JustButtons animated bitmap btn
  • Khoros Visualization Image file vif,viff,xv
  • KinuPix Skin thb
  • Kiss Cel cel
  • Koala Paint koa
  • Koala Paint (Compressed) gg
  • Kodak Cineon cin
  • Kodak DC120 Digital Camera kdc
  • Kodak DC25 Camera k25
  • Kodak Photo CD pcd
  • Kofax Group 4 kfx
  • Konica Camera File kqp
  • LSS16 16
  • LView Pro lvp
  • LaserData lda
  • Light Work Image lwi
  • LucasFilm Format lff
  • Lumena CEL cel
  • LuraDocument Format ldf
  • LuraWave Format lwf
  • LuraWave JPEG-2000 Code Stream jpc
  • LuraWave JPEG-2000 Format jp2,j2k,jpx
  • MAGIchan Graphics mag
  • MGI Photosuite Project pzp
  • MGR bitmap mgr
  • MTV Ray-Tracer mtv
  • Mac Paint mac,mpnt,macp
  • pntg,pnt,paint
  • Macintosh Quickdraw/Pict pic,pict,pict2 pct
  • Maggi Hairstyles & Cosmetics fff
  • Male MRI pd,t1,t2
  • Male Normal CT fre
  • Marks Russel File mrf
  • Mavica 411
  • Maw-Ware Textures mtx
  • Mayura Draw pdx
  • MegaPaint bld
  • Megalux Frame frm
  • Micro Dynamics MARS pbt
  • Micro Illustrator Uncompressed mil
  • Micrografx Picture Publisher 4.0 pp4
  • Micrografx Picture Publisher 5.0 pp5
  • Microsoft Paint msp
  • Microtek Eyestar img
  • Mindjongg Format ipg
  • MonkeyCard pdb
  • MonkeyLogo pdb
  • MrSid sid
  • Msx 2 Screen sc2
  • Multiple Network Graphics mng
  • Multiple Network Graphics mng
  • NCR Image ncr
  • NIST ihdr pct
  • National Imagery Transmission nitf
  • NeoBook Cartoon car
  • Neochrome (ST & TT) neo
  • Neopaint Mask npm
  • Neopaint Stamp stw
  • Nikon D1 digital camera nef
  • Nokia Group Graphics ngg
  • Nokia Logo File nlm
  • Nokia Operator Logo nol
  • Nokia OTA bitmap otb
  • OAZ Fax oaz
  • OS/2 Bitmap bmp,bga
  • Olicom Fax ofx
  • Open Image Library Format oil
  • Optigraphics cft
  • Optigraphics Tiled ttf
  • Optocat abs
  • Oric Hires hir
  • Oric TAP tap
  • Os/2 Warp bga
  • PABX background pix
  • PC Paint / Pictor Page pic,clp
  • PCO b16
  • PM pm
  • PWC pwc
  • Page Control Language pcl
  • Paint Magic pmg
  • PaintShopPro Browser Cache File jbf
  • PaintShopPro Frame pfr
  • PaintShopPro Image psp
  • PaintShopPro Mask msk
  • PaintShopPro Pattern pat
  • PaintShopPro Picture Tube tub
  • PaintShopPro Texture tex
  • Palm Pilot pdb
  • Pegs pxs,pxa
  • Pfs Art Publisher art
  • Photo Deluxe pdd,pdb
  • PhotoFantasy Image fsy
  • PhotoFrame frm
  • PhotoStudio File psf
  • PhotoStudio Stamp stm
  • Photomatrix cat
  • Pict2 p2
  • Photopaint Image apx
  • Picasso 64 p64
  • Picture Gear Pocket prc
  • Pixar picture file pic,pxr,picio
  • pixar
  • Pixel Power Collage ib7,i17,i18
  • if9
  • Pixia pxa
  • Pixibox pxb
  • Planetary Data System pds,img
  • Playback Bitmap Sequence bms
  • Pocket PC Bitmap 2bp
  • Polychrome Recursive Format prf
  • Portable Bitmap pbm,rpbm
  • Portable Document Format pdf
  • Portable Greyscale pgm,rpgm
  • Portable Image pnm,rpnm,pbm
  • rpbm,pgm,rpgm
  • ppm,rppm
  • Portable Network Graphics png
  • Portable Pixmap ppm,rppm
  • Portfolio Graphics pgf
  • Portfolio Graphics Compressed pgc
  • Portrait cvp
  • Poser Bump bum
  • Postscript ps,eps
  • PowerPoint (images) pps
  • PowerPoint Presentation (images) ppt
  • Printfox/Pagefox bs,pg,gb
  • Prisms pri
  • Psion Serie 3 Bitmap pic
  • Psion Serie 5 Bitmap mbm
  • Punk Productions Picture ppp
  • Puzzle pzl
  • Q0 q0,rgb
  • Qdv (Random Dot Software) qdv
  • Qrt Ray-Tracer qrt
  • Quake Texture wal
  • Quantel VPB vpb
  • QuickTime Image Format qtif,qti
  • RIPTerm Image icn
  • Radiance rad,img,pic
  • Rainbow Painter rp
  • Raw raw,gry,grey
  • Rayshade pic
  • Red Storm File Format rsb
  • Ricoh Digital Camera j6i
  • Ricoh Fax 001
  • Ricoh IS30 pig
  • RunPaint (Multicolor) rpm
  • SBIG CCD camera ST-4 st4
  • SBIG CCD camera ST-X stx,st4, st5, st6,st7,st8
  • SPOT dat
  • Saracen Paint sar
  • SciFax sci
  • SciTex Continuous Tone sct,ct
  • Seattle Film Works sfw
  • Seattle Film Works multi-image pwp,sfw
  • SecretPhotos puzzle xp0
  • Sega SJ-1 DIGIO sj1
  • Sharp GPB img
  • Silicon Graphics RGB rgb,rgba,bw
  • iris,sgi
  • Skantek skn
  • Slow Scan Television hrz
  • SmartDraw 6 template sdt
  • SmartFax 001
  • SmoothMove Pan Viewer pan
  • Softimage pic,si
  • Solitaire Image Recorder sir
  • Sony DSC-F1 Cyber-shot pmp
  • Sony Playstation TIM tim
  • Spectrum 512 spu
  • Spectrum 512 (Compressed) spc
  • Spectrum 512 (Smooshed) sps
  • SriSun ssi
  • Stad pic,pac,seq
  • Star Office Gallery sdg
  • Starbase img
  • Stardent AVS X x,avs,mbfs
  • mbfavs
  • Starlight Xpress SX 500×291 RAW
  • Stereo Image jps
  • Structured Fax Format sff
  • Sun Icon/Cursor icon,cursor,ico
  • pr
  • Sun Rasterfile ras,rast,sun
  • sr,scr,rs
  • Sun TAAC file iff,vff,suniff
  • taac
  • Synthetic Universe syn,synu
  • TG4 tg4
  • TI Bitmap 92i,73i,82i, 83i,85i,86i, 89i
  • TIFF Revision 6 tif,tim,tiff
  • TRS 80 hr
  • TealPaint pdb
  • Thumbnail tnl
  • Tiny tny,tn1,tn2
  • tn3
  • Total Annihilation gaf
  • Truevision Targa tga,targa,pix
  • bpx,ivb
  • Ulead Pattern pst
  • Ulead PhotoImpact upi
  • Ulead Texture pe4
  • Usenix FaceServer fac,face
  • Utah raster image rle,urt
  • VITec vit
  • VRML2 wrl
  • Verity vif
  • Vicar vic,vicar,img
  • Vidcom 64 vid
  • Video Display Adapter vda
  • Vista vst
  • Vivid Ray-Tracer img
  • Vort pix
  • Vue d’esprit vob
  • WAD (Half Life) wad
  • WaveL iwc
  • Wavefront Raster file rla,rlb
  • WebShots wbc,wbz
  • WhyPic ypc
  • WinFAX fxs,fxo,wfx
  • WinMIPS pic
  • Windows & Aldus Metafile wmf
  • Windows Animated Cursor ani
  • Windows Bitmap bmp,rle,vga
  • rl4,rl8,sys
  • Windows Clipboard clp
  • Windows Cursor cur
  • Windows DIB dib
  • Windows Enhanced Metafile emf
  • Windows Icon ico
  • Wireless Bitmap (level 0) wbmp,wbm,wap
  • Word Perfect Graphics wpg
  • X Windows System dump xwd,x11
  • X11 Bitmap xbm,bm
  • X11 Pixmap xpm,pm
  • XV Visual Schnauzer p7
  • Xara (images) xar
  • Xerox DIFF xif
  • Ximage xim
  • Xionics SMP smp
  • YUV 16Bits yuv,qtl,uyvy
  • YUV 16Bits Interleaved yuv,qtl,uyvy
  • YUV 4:1:1 yuv,qtl
  • YUV 4:2:2 yuv,qtl
  • YUV 4:4:4 yuv,qtl
  • ZX Spectrum Hobetta $s,$c,!s
  • ZX Spectrum Snapshot sna
  • ZX Spectrum standard screen scr
  • ZZ Rough rgh
  • Zoner Callisto Metafile (preview) zmf
  • Zoner Zebra Metafile (preview) zbr
  • Zsoft Multi-page Paintbrush dcx
  • Zsoft Publisher’s Paintbrush pcx,pcc,dcx
  • Description Extensions Legend
  • Sound file, Audio Interchange Format aif,aiff
  • Sun & Next Audio format au,snd
  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) mdi
  • Windows audio file wav
  • Video for Windows avi,vfw
  • QuickTime Movie mov,qt
  • Moving Pictures Experts Group format mpg,m1v,mpa, mpe,mpeg

Installing XnviewMP in Linux

Note: Instruction is particular to DebianUbuntu, and derivative systems.

You can download the XnviewMP precompiled debs (available for both x86 and x64 architectures) or compressed tgz file (for other systems) from here. Alternatively, you can download the application from Getdeb.net which is an unofficial repository for Ubuntu packages.

Before downloading the package from Getdeb.net, you’ll need to install Getdeb itself and you can find instructions here after which you’ll then search for XnviewMP on Getdeb or download directly here – but only after you might have setup Getdeb on your PC.

xnview startup wizard

xnviewmp startup wizard

xnview interface

xnviewmp interface

xnview batch converter

xnviewmp batch converter

XnviewMP is overall great and surprisingly robust; however, the application is proprietary but free and doesn’t come with adware or bloatware.

Alternatively, if you prefer minimalistic, we recommend Trimage or XnConvert (a stripped down version XnViewMP) both of which are also quite the functional batch image converters without the bells and whistles XnviewMP ships with, of course.

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Jesse Afolabi

Jesse is that tech enthusiast you never heard of...he's mainly into things relating to Linux and Android and has an unending passion for both platforms which is why he writes about them.