(kuview) is a free, lightweight picture viewer which focuses on
browsing and managing files.
This project's goal is to provide a clear and efficient picture viewer
- Installation is NOT Necessary
- Single Executable
- Use FreeImage library inside for Better Scaling
- Prefetch files
- Read Exif metadata
- Easy to Use
- Browse Directories and Files by Tree
- File Management ( Copy / Move / Delete / Rename )
- Filesystem / Archive / Thumbnail Panels
- Unicode File/Directory Name Compatible
- Rotate JPEG file losslessly
- Save and Save As Supported
- Zoom and Rotate
- Zoom In/Out on mouse pointer, Zoom In directly by
- Full Screen
- Slide Show
- Shell Integration ( May Add "Browse with kuView"
Entry to ContextMenu )
- External Tools integration
- Wallpaper Setting with more options than default
(scale to Fit/Extend)
- File Association
- Single File Printing with preview, scaling, and
- Rescale Manager
- Command Line Interface
- Supported Format
- BMP / PNG / JPG / TIF / GIF / PNM / PCX / ICO / CUR
/ ANI / XPM / RAW
- Zip / Tar
- Multiple Language Support
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
- What does "Load Completely" (in
menu Option->View) mean? Why does kuView ask me to reload? I didn't
modify the picture!
loading a pictures completely takes more processing time, and JPEG can
be loaded partially. kuView loads JPEG pictures partially
according to needed size by default.
So the display is different from the original one, and is treated as
modified by kuView. Will notify and ask if reload is needed.
For example, the result will be better as expected if reload when "Set
- How to zoom certain area without
pressing zoom in repeatedly?
press Ctrl and select area by pressing mouse left button. The
selected will be marked by red rectangle and zoom after releasing mouse
- What is scale filter?
Filter is used to resample pictures, i.e. how to add/delete pixels when
scaling. It determines output and processing time, especially zoom in.
Box: simplest and fastest, but blocky appearance. best for preview.
Bicubic: produces smooth output while aintaining dynamic range and
sharpness. takes twice hte processing time as Bilinear. best for 2X or
Bilinear: second-fastest. provides reasonably good results. good for 4X
or less. DEFAULT.
B-Spline: produces the
smoothest output, but tends to smooth over fine details. requires the
same processing time as Bicubic. best when the smoothest output is
Catmull-Rom: use maxium
parameters in Bicubic. best for sharpness.
Lanczos: the most
theoretically correct filter. produces the best output for photographic
images, but produces ripple, especially for block text. three times the
processing time of Bilinear. not recommended except band-limited
photographic images with no sharp edges.
- I have similar pictures in
different directories, and want to compare them. How to browse them
- Please open "Thumbnail Panel" and drag
pictures into it, then switching pictures quickly by clicking
- I have two directories A and B.
Can I browse them in the order: A1->B1->A2->B2->...?
- kuView provides "Jump to Branch in
History," for example:
First browse A1 in directory A,
In Filesystem Panel select B1 in directory B,
Back to A1 by selecting Menu Traverse->Back in History (or Ctrl+Up /
Continue browsing A2
Back to B1 by
selecting Menu Traverse->Jump to Branch in History (or
Continue browsing B2
and so on...
- "Security Warning" dialog always
popup when open files on network sharing. How to disable it?
- Control Panel->Internet
select Local Intranet,
and click Sites button,
detect intranet network option," and check "Include all network paths
- Access denied when setting
"Shell Integration" and "File Association" under Win7/Vista?
is User Account Control (UAC) in Win7/Vista. Please right click on
kuview.exe and select "Run as Administrator" to launch for setting them.
- How to create photo slideshow
- Command line interface for slideshow, may be used
to create your own photo slideshow CD/DVD!
- for Windows
- step1. create autorun.inf as follows:
- step2. create autoexec.bat as follows:
full slideshow 3 \photodir1 \photodir2 \photodir3
burn autorun.inf, autoexec.bat, kuView dir, and photo dirs as
data CD/DVD, that's all!
- type kuview.exe /? in console for more
- for Linux
- step1. create .autorun as follows:
full 3 slideshow ./photodir1 ./photodir2 ./photodir3
- step2. give .autorun execute permission:
> chmod +x .autorun
- step3. burn .autorun, kuView dir, and
photo dirs as data CD/DVD, that's all!
- type kuview.bin -h in console for more