Application Details:

Version: 1.9x
License: Free to use
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.34

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What works

Viewing pictures, slide shows.

What does not

Some graphic bugs after displaying pictures (some icons get messy and the screen is not well redrawn).


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Additional Comments

Very good viewer. Displays JPEG files faster than most of viewers on Linux.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 11 "Katya" x86_64Dec 16 20111.3.34Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 07 20111.2.3Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 14 x86_64Mar 08 20111.3.12Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 24 20101.2Yes Yes PlatinumMarc MOREL 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 14 20101.1.44Yes Yes SilverShnatsel 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Notes on using XnView in WINE

I've had problems using Xnview 1.9 with versions of Wine later than 1.2 on Ubuntu 9.10 and later.  But I've found that the newer versions of Wine don't add any functionality to XnView and since I don't use Wine for anything else, I've stuck with version 1.2 and found that the crashes I used to get when using the later versions of Wine when closing XnView and occasionally while working in it have disappeared.

For Photoshop plugins (that's my main reason for using XnView on Linux) add msvcrt10.dll and mfc42.dll to the .wine/drive_c/windows/system32 directory.  It doesn't allow enable all photoshop filters to work for me, but it does enable most of them.  Just Google the filenames and you'll find a download site for them.

XnView Program Settings:  Changes to the options dialog and bookmarks (favorite directories) and other saved settings are often lost when the program is closed.  I've changed the Windows Version in the Wine Configuration Tool to Windows 95 and that seems to fix it; settings are saved permanently (like they should be).  This doesn't seem to affect how the rest of Xnview works.

Gui Refresh:  I have always experienced incomplete Gui refresh (bits of the window area disappear), but this can be solved somewhat by hitting ctrl+r to refresh the screen (not very convenient).  I don't know of any way to get XnView's Gui to automatically refresh and do it completely, so if you have this problem as well I think it's normal under WINE.

XnView MP:  There is a native binary version of XnView for Linux downloadable from the XnView website.  I have tried it recently (Dec-2011) in the 64-bit version on Ubuntu 12.04 (alpha1) and it works very well now and is very much like the Windows version (plain XnView).  It doesn't have a Photoshop filter feature but it does do most of the basic graphical functions of XnView and is fast.  It's now my main image viewer on Ubuntu.  (You have to edit the "image-viewer.desktop" icon in /usr/share/applications to set it as the default image viewer.)

If you've discovered any other tips or tricks please add them here in the AppDB; I'd really like to hear of any tweaks to make XnView work better.

Thank-you to everyone who's taken the time to submit reports.

 ---Tim Hodkinson, Toronto, Canada, updated: December-2011