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I was looking for an answer on how to install XnView on USB-stick and found XnView Portable (“Repackaged with Launcher”).
The site's proprietor claimes he has “permission from author/developer Pierre.e Gougelet”.

Can anyone confirm this, and is it OK to refer users to usb.SmithTech.us and/or PortableSoftware.us?
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XnTriq wrote:I was looking for an answer on how to install XnView on USB-stick and found XnView Portable (“Repackaged with Launcher”).
The site's proprietor claimes he has “permission from author/developer Pierre.e Gougelet”.

Can anyone confirm this, and is it OK to refer users to usb.SmithTech.us and/or PortableSoftware.us?
Yes, i think :-)
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Another quite interesting "catch". I think it's a good sign that there's stuff around XnView available, this indicates the popularity.
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XnViewPortable.exe (10¾ MB) is a WinRAR self-extractor.
I compared its contents with those of the official v1.91.3 distribution (XnView-win-full.zip) using WMatch v2.
All files are identical, except for the following 7 which are only in XnViewPortable.exe:

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\XnViewPortable\XnView Portable.exe
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\xnview.ico
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\xnview.ini
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\default.bar
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\category.db
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\category.bak
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\cache\XnView.db
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XnTriq wrote:... All files are identical, except for the following 7 which are only in XnViewPortable.exe:

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\XnViewPortable\XnView Portable.exe
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\xnview.ico
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\xnview.ini
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\default.bar
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\category.db
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\category.bak
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\cache\XnView.db
A bit strange that they have included the category.db and the cache stuff. :-|
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Google Trends: XnView vs. IrfanView
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XnTriq wrote:Google Trends: XnView vs. IrfanView
Good info. And I like the trend ;-)
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Wakoopa tracks what kind of software or games you use, and lets you create your own software profile.
Discover the best software and get to know who use 'em, for how long and why.
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XnTriq wrote:Wakoopa tracks what kind of software or games you use, and lets you create your own software profile.
Discover the best software and get to know who use 'em, for how long and why.
What a treasure you have found, XnTriq! 8) It's very interesting to see which software is used by other people - and XnView does not rate too bad. :-)
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Yes interesting :-)
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Some two years ago I found an old Interview with Pierre on a “russian page of XnView”. It's still there...
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XnTriq wrote:Some two years ago I found an old Interview with Pierre ...
Good stuff! I wonder when this interview was made. Pierre?
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helmut wrote:
XnTriq wrote:Some two years ago I found an old Interview with Pierre ...
Good stuff! I wonder when this interview was made. Pierre?
Ouch, it was the old russian web site, perhaps 2001
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German all around the world...

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As you can see in the XnView Screenshot, Polish people love the German language and even prefer it to English. And the same with the Czech people. ;-)

The story behind it:
A longer time ago, Pierre had German Screenshots on the English webpage. And now those German screenshots can be found all around the world... (not verified).
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