XnView Portable 1.97.8 Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on September 22, 2010 - 11:09pm

logoXNView Portable 1.97.8 has been released. XnView Portable is an easy-to-use photo viewer, organizer and converter. It's packaged as a portable app, so you view and alter your photos on the go and it's in PortableApps.com Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the PortableApps.com Suite. This release updates XnView to the latest version. XnView Portable is free for personal and educational use, business use requires a license.

Read on for more details...

PortableApps.com Platform 2.0 Beta 5 users who already have this app installed, simply click 'Check for Updates' in your PA.c Menu to update to the new version.

XnView Portable is packaged with permission of Pierre.e Gougelet.



  • Import about 400 graphic file formats
  • Export about 50 graphic file formats
  • Multipage TIFF, Animated GIF, Animated ICO support
  • Image IPTC, EXIF metadata support
  • EXIF auto rotation support
  • IPTC editing
  • Resize, rotate, crop support
  • Lossless rotate & crop (jpeg) support
  • Adjust brightness, contrast...
  • Auto levels, contrast
  • Modify number of colors
  • Apply filters (blur, average, emboss, ...)
  • Apply effects (lens, wave, ...)
  • Fullscreen mode
  • Slide show with effects
  • Batch convert, batch rename
  • Create WEB page easily
  • Screen capture
  • Create contact Sheet
  • Create or edit Multi-page file (TIFF, DCX, LDF)
  • TWAIN & WIA support (Windows only)
  • Print support (Windows only)
  • Drag & Drop support (Windows only)
  • Compare image side by side
  • Filmstrip layout
  • 44 languages support (Windows only)
  • And many many other things...

Learn more about XnView...

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

XnVew Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


XnView Portable is available for immediate download from the XnView Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

I just ran it and it worked exactly as expected. I'd wager you got an incomplete download, so it failed. Please keep future posts like this within the Beta topic.

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horusofoz's picture

Just retried and all good. And yeah forgot (again) about post in the beta forum.
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Chris Morgan's picture

503 means "service unavailable". In this case it happened as the website lost access to its database a short while ago (not sure for how long). The URL /bouncer still goes through Drupal and so requires the website to be working to get it.

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John T. Haller's picture

It happens around 1am EDT and lasts about 10 minutes. This is during our nightly differential backup of the Drupal database and site. During that time, the DB is unavailable.

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Does the PortableApps version of XnView include the following features (some Plugins/Addons, NConvert, Media Detector) referred to on the XnView website, or are these features excluded to keep the size at a minimum?

Darkbee's picture

I just opened up XnView Portable and the following are listed:

  • mpeg.dll - MPEG decoder
  • xjp2.dll - JPEG 2000 read/write


  • FTP.xnp
  • NeroCD.xnp
  • Paint.xnp
  • PhotoMasque.xnp

PortableApps doesn't add or take anything away, so I'm guessing these are included by default with the installed version of XNView too.

John T. Haller's picture

The gentleman is correct in stating this.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

"No Adware, No Spyware" is a feature? Pardon
Does that mean all other apps / competitors include adware or spyware?
Just my 2 cents.

Bought a phone. Features starting: "Supports SMS, "... Blum

Dis(c)laimer: though I know SMS actually is a feature...

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Darkbee's picture

It could maybe see it not being adware as a feature, but not containing spyware... if it did contain spyware would that be a "bonus upgrade"? Pardon

It's a bit like saying, I'm going give you a puppy and it has the feature of being rabies-free! Awesome! I like that feature.

Anyway this isn't really a PortableApps issue since that list looks like it's taken directly from the XNView feature page. One to take up with the author/s perhaps? Smile

How didn't I think of that... Well, Darkbee to the rescue Smile

I agree it's an upstream lapse, but a fun one non the less... Too bad XnView Team isn't the only one putting nonsense in it's features lists.

PS: Someone edited ("fixed"?) it just now Smile

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