XnView 2.49.4

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XnView 2.49.4

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Dear user,

XnView 2.49.4 for Windows is available. Versions are available on the normal XnView Download page.

Please note that the XnView Download page offers packages with German/French Setup and German/French Online help.

Direct links to the English Standard version are:
http://download.xnview.com/XnView-win.exe (English Setup, Multi language)
http://download.xnview.com/XnView-win.zip (ZIP file, Multi language)

XnView Shell Extension 32bits:
http://download.xnview.com/XnShellEx.exe
http://download.xnview.com/XnShellEx.zip

XnView Shell Extension 64bits:
http://download.xnview.com/XnShellEx64.exe
http://download.xnview.com/XnShellEx64.zip

SHA256:
XnView-win.exe: 030E3E45C51A349A3417B52AD6F6547267F1AA6E86BF03BB13E49341AB9FAEB8
XnView-win.zip: 9E936FB7CD699019A2D1ADF795D6BB078A08686D95ACA0BEA482E0ECE5C72902
XnView-win-full.exe: 31E13FE27894610D27167ABB0503C6B109E00169D6F3E291BE6661D27953E1C6
XnView-win-full.zip: 646DE249CEB6E9C1736BC34217C36E720FD7E2FA25468B271A6DEC18707D4E3E
XnView-win-small.exe: 57E5DF33083C3F440CFA7E44ABE4403724679EEC7A1E57018A5B81A1748557FB
XnView-win-small.zip: 15DC199567011B41B616BB38DFF31771A9D3E65F1517FC2BEE2068DD69B479FE

____ 2.49.4 Changelog

* Ghostscript 9.53.x
* GPS & file date - viewtopic.php?f=56&t=40971
* TIFF Security vulnerability (Thanks to Michael Heinzl)
* NConvert: -levels2 - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=40490
* NConvert: -resize supports cm/mm/inches
* NConvert: -autodeskew fixed
* NConvert: -noholder to disable %$ chars - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=40820


____ 2.49.3 Changelog

* Convert 16 to 256 colors - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=39421
* Disable ESC to close tabs - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=17078
[General] EscToCloseView=0
* Select file from search results & switching mode - viewtopic.php?f=34&t=40063
* Title empty when recurse - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=39979
* Resize - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=40248
* Slideshow: Order of files - viewtopic.php?f=56&t=40087
* Fortis Mag fix
* NConvert: -wmsize watermark percent size - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=38754
* NConvert: canvas size in inches/cm/mm - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=39361
* NConvert: replace_color - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=39769
* NConvert: -temperature added


____ 2.49.2 Changelog

* Problem with Ghostscript 9.50
* PDF font problem - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=39662
* CR3 - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=39478
* .sld must use 'Recurse' setting - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=39330
* GIF loop - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=31689
* PAM CMYK


____ 2.49.1 Changelog

* TIFF 16bits greyscale


____ 2.49 Changelog

* SQLite 3.29.0
* NConvert: greater_than/less_than condition - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=39147
* PSD: Error when writing metadata - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=39137
* Export - Problem with RGBA - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=39044
* Capture - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=38934
* Left/Right F11 to open fullscreen on Left/Right monitor
* Create multi file & folder with '.' - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=39008
* # to comment line in .sld file
* Multipage create: Check if output filename exists
* Slideshow crash when using animated GIF - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=38902
* XIM format import added
* Change timestamp must not use 12h format - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=38702
* GIF not played correctly in Slideshow - viewtopic.php?f=34&t=38303
* CVE - https://github.com/apriorit/pentesting/ ... ugs/xnview
* NConvert: -unsharp
* NConvert: -exposure - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=39136
* NConvert: -colorize h l s
* NConvert: Remove EXIF orientation -exif_rotation - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=38648
* [Rename]/TemplateStart, position of number in template - viewtopic.php?f=34&t=38568
* CVE-2019-12151
* ShellEx: 'Convert...' & input fields

____ 2.48 Changelog

* RGB inverted when printing 8bits cmap picture from browser
* WebP 32bits
* PDF Multipage create - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=38030

____ 2.47 Changelog

XCF 2.10
ICNS with JPEG2000 icon
GIF loop & Quick slideshow - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=31689
Problem with local charset for image description EXIF field
[Start]/BugBlueLine=1 to remove the bug of blue line
PDF output without font info - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=38030
Space must not show tagbox if not enabled
NConvert: -no_auto_rotate - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=38239
NConvert: -autocrop with position
NConvert: add -lower to lower case output filename
NConvert: Bug when output filename contains a numeric enumerator - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=38014

____ 2.46 Changelog

JPEG2000 YCC - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=37806
Bad loading for ARW - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=37683
TIFF with JPEG compression - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=37585
Adjust dialog clipped - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=32011
PDF version 1.4 output
Sqlite 2.24.0
RLE & ICO vulnerabilities Cody Sixteen from STM Solutions
NConvert: stdout problem on windows - viewtopic.php?f=57&t=37810

____ 2.45 Changelog

License written in HKCU
Support HPI with transparency
Shows dots under certain conditions - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=37447
Resize - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=37451
Blue bar - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=36278
Resize dialog crash with ^^ - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=36644
Parameters & External program - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=15465

____ 2.44 Changelog

Monitor power off during slideshow
Color profile not used Browser>Print - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=36833
-filelist doesn't work anymore
Tile child window - viewtopic.php?f=56&t=36527
Strange colors on grey image - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=36485
UTF8 Exif Image Description

____ 2.43 Changelog

Better HEIF support - http://www.xnview.com/download/plugins/heif_x32.zip
Unwanted file types shown in Viewer - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=35484
FileListUseExt=1
Alpha glitch - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=36454
Folder browsing via command line - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=36434
Lossless crop corruption - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=36378

____ 2.42 Changelog

HEIF support - Extract http://www.xnview.com/download/plugins/heif_x32.zip in Plugins folder

____ 2.41 Changelog

Basic support for unicode filename
2Gb limitation on 64bits OS - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=35165
Displaying RGBA image without use alpha - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=35809
Print TIFF with orientation flag in browser - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=36197
GIF loop not saved in .sld - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=35991
Clip support - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=28554
Slideshow crash on RAW files - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=34632
TIF > 2GB & multipage - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=35056
RGBA printing
Thumbnails upscaling - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=36090
NConvert: -keepdocsize fixed
NConvert: -shadow - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=36163
NConvert: -align - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=36164

____ 2.40 Changelog

CMYK image default color profile - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=31685
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=28839
RGBA resize (bilinear) - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=33425
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=29238
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=34493
Ctrl+RMB to copy color - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=141793
Capture rectangle on second monitor - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=32892
Print 50+ via command line - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=35350
Filelist to print - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=35378
LIBPNG 1.6.29
SQLite 3.18.0
ZLIB 1.2.11
LCMS 2.8
BMP 2+10+10+10 - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=32577
Category removed if delete file - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.p ... 2&start=15
Category moved with Cut/Paste
8BF & undo - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=34508
'Purge Now' - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=32667
OpenEXR updated - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=33039
Resize gamma correction - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=33273
Change timestamp & DST - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=33483
Selection + Tab - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=33983
GIF loop - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=34036
PAM format - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=35132
JPEG 2000 - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=35277
Maximize on first monitor - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=32343
Resize default size - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=33694
PEF for thumbnail's folder - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=35363
Cancel removed from Setup wizard - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=32958
Previous/Next file & RecognizeByExt == false - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=33127
Next/Previous & video - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=35182
Better dialog for update - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=19950
WebP plugin updated
OpenJPEG2000 updated
RIOT addon updated
PNGOUT updated
X3F with only embedded JPEG
NConvert: text with -text_rotation - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=35441
NConvert: -text_border added

____ 2.39 Changelog

no IPTC fields in tooltip/info
Thumbnail for blend file

____ 2.38 Changelog

Sort by exif - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=32387
Zooming instead file navigation - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=33917

____ 2.37 Changelog

Better HiDPI support
Change timestamp and video
GPS direction - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=33587
Right click (make selection) and delete - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=33700
NConvert: Multipage extract - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=33879

____ 2.36 Changelog

FLIF format added
SVG support via rsvg-convert.exe - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=31748
Search similar & extension - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=32840
Multipage save doesn't use read settings
PCT crash - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=33025
NConvert: -t start step for number in output name

____ 2.35 Changelog

#THUMB_WIDTH_MAX# & #THUMB_HEIGHT_MAX# - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=30652
JPEGXR
Backspace not working in fullscreen
LibPNG 1.6.20
ZIPPack Addon - http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=31563
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

Post by hopalong »

I used to use Gsview, later I also used Xnview for PDF files.
For Gsview I used Ghostscript gs922w32.exe and Gsview gsv50w32.exe. Previously Xnview worked for me with this Ghostscript version, but now Xnview 2.49.4 works only with Ghostscript 9.53 however Gsview doesn't work with it.
If there is no other way, I think I should give up using Gsview.
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

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hopalong wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:22 pm I used to use Gsview, later I also used Xnview for PDF files.
For Gsview I used Ghostscript gs922w32.exe and Gsview gsv50w32.exe. Previously Xnview worked for me with this Ghostscript version, but now Xnview 2.49.4 works only with Ghostscript 9.53 however Gsview doesn't work with it.
There could be a way to continue to use both, if you can install XnView MP 64-bit and whichever GS version currently works with it (hopefully 9.53) also 64-bit depth...
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

Post by hopalong »

I have Win 10 x64, and already installed and can use Ghostscript 9.53 64 bit with XnviewMP64.

But on the one hand, I prefer to use Xnview, on the other hand XnviewMP starts slowly for me.
I have no experience yet with whether XnviewMP64 starts faster as XnviewMP (32 bit)

I don't know if it's really necessary to use Ghostscript 9.53 because, for example, the PDF format has changed, or it's just a Xnview's issue.
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

Post by cday »

hopalong wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:01 pm I have Win 10 x64, and already installed and can use Ghostscript 9.53 64 bit with XnviewMP64.

But on the one hand, I prefer to use Xnview, on the other hand XnviewMP starts slowly for me.
I have no experience yet with whether Xnview MP64 starts faster as XnviewMP (32 bit)

I don't know if it's really necessary to use Ghostscript 9.53 because, for example, the PDF format has changed, or it's just an XnView issue.

As I understand it, a change was made to GS that broke compatibility with XnView software until Pierre modified it, then soon after another change was made to GS which required XnView software to be altered again, leaving a rather confused situation at present... :(

XnView MP used to start noticeably slowly, but recent versions have seemed much better.

I don't see a way to have two different versions of GS 32-bit installed at the same time, but unless you have a good reason for using the latest version of XnView Classic you could reinstall an older version that works with the GS version required by Gsview.
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

Post by hopalong »

Thanks, understand.

I think I give up using Gsview, and go with the new versions.
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

Post by hopalong »

I found Ghostscript Portable Version 9.53.3 on
https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities ... t_portable
I don't know whether it works or not, but If Xnview would work with it, I could reinstall gs922w32.exe and gsv50w32.exe, and use two versions of GS 32-bit at the same time.
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

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hopalong wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:34 am I found Ghostscript Portable Version 9.53.3 on
https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities ... t_portable
I don't know whether it works or not, but If Xnview would work with it, I could reinstall gs922w32.exe and gsv50w32.exe, and use two versions of GS 32-bit at the same time.

The normal Ghostscript download is an installer that creates an environment variable in the registry, if later another Ghostscript version of the same bit depth is installed the existing environment variable value is overwritten, so it isn't possible to have two different versions installed.

You should be able to do what you want by using a PortableApps version of XnView Classic with a PortableApps version of Ghostscript, as they are modified to eliminate the use of environment variables, which are specific to a particular computer.

As an aside, the ZIP version of XnView Classic is in most respects portable, but is only able to open PDF files, for example, if Ghostscript is installed on the particular computer on which it is being run, which in general won't be the case.

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Re: XnView 2.49.4

Post by hopalong »

cday wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:05 am As an aside, the ZIP version of XnView Classic is in most respects portable, but is only able to open PDF files, for example, if Ghostscript is installed on the particular computer on which it is being run, which in general won't be the case.
This could be changed for example, with the help of a Xnview setting specifying the location of the (portable) Ghostscript , like Audacity did with mp3, if Xnview could work with a portable Ghostscript at all.

On the other hand, i don't see any Gsview development, it will be time for me to give it up.
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

Post by cday »

hopalong wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:59 pm
cday wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:05 am As an aside, the ZIP version of XnView Classic is in most respects portable, but is only able to open PDF files, for example, if Ghostscript is installed on the particular computer on which it is being run, which in general won't be the case.
This could be changed for example, with the help of a Xnview setting specifying the location of the (portable) Ghostscript, like Audacity did with mp3, if Xnview could work with a portable Ghostscript at all.

You might suggest that, and if possible explain in more detail how Audacity was modified, in the following thread of mine from 2015, Pierre tried to find a solution but the issue wasn't resolved:

XnView portable version with Ghostscript
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

Post by hopalong »

cday wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:11 pm XnView portable version with Ghostscript
I have installed GhostscriptPortable_9.53.3.paf.exe standalone, it created the folder D:\Soft\CommonFiles\Ghostscript containing the following folders:
App
bin
doc
examples
iccprofiles
lib
Other
Resource

Bin contains 32 and 64 bits versions
gsdll32.dll
gsdll32.lib
gsdll64.dll
gsdll64.lib
gswin32.exe
gswin32c.exe
gswin64.exe
gswin64c.exe

I uninstalled Ghostscript version 9.53.3 32 bit, and according to the post I set the said environment variables

XNVIEW_GS_DLL=D:\Soft\CommonFiles\Ghostscript\bin
XNVIEW_GS_LIB=D:\Soft\CommonFiles\Ghostscript\lib

However this doesn't work, I get the usual "Ghostscript is not found on your system ,please download it on
http :/ /www.ghostscript.com" error message.

But it's is easily possible that I misunderstood that post.

In Audacity I specify the MP3 and FFmpeg library location in an Audacity preference from the menu, where Audacity can Locate automatically or even manually MP3 and FFmpeg library, and/or Download it.
Because the software patent on LAME encoding library has expired, so now the LAME library for MP3 export is built-in with Audacity for Windows, so now only FFmpeg appears in the preference.
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

Post by cday »

The XnView 2.49.4 thread is not really the best place for this issue, if you think it would be useful, could you please prepare a suitable post to add to the 2015 thread above concerning making XnView portable with Ghostscript support.

But so far the issue still isn't resolved if I understand correctly, in that case the only ways I can see for you use both XnView Classic and Gview together, would be either to use the PortableApps XnView Classic with the PortableApps Ghostscript, or to use an earlier version of XnView Classic which works with a version of Ghostscript that also works with Gview.
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Re: XnView 2.49.4

Post by hopalong »

Thank you for helping me see clearly