Friday, May 6, 2011

Xee - a lightweight, fast and convenient image viewer and browser

Xee is useful as a more powerful replacement for Preview, or most any other image viewer available on Mac OS X. It is very fast, and uses less memory than most other image viewing tools. It also uses OpenGL to display and scroll images much more smoothly than other viewers. Its interface is highly streamlined and has easily configurable keyboard shortcuts.

Simple edit features, slideshows, full screen mode, Xee has everything you could wish for.
  • Display a large number of image formats - any format QuickTime or Preview can open, plus several more, including PCX, Maya IFF and Amiga IFF-ILBM.
  • Easy browse through folders of images - open any file in a folder and use the toolbar, keyboard shortcuts or mouse wheel to view the other images in the same folder.
  • Browse image inside archives, using the uncompression engine from The Unarchiver. It can read almost every format The Unarchiver can, which include Zip, Rar, 7-Zip, Lzh, ISO and StuffIt. It also supports the CBZ and CBR formats, which are just renamed Zip and Rar files, respectively.
  • Effortlessly copy, move, rename and delete of images while viewing.
  • Losslessy rotate and crop JPEG images. This lets you edit your digital photographs without losing quality by re-compressing them like most other editors do.
  • View more EXIF data for JPEG files than Preview, and also other kinds of metadata, like XMP or IPTC. It can even try to identify what program or camera created a JPEG file by analyzing its quantization tables.
  • Extract bitmap images from inside PDF and SWF files. Many PDF files contain scanned pages in bitmap form, and Xee can read these and show them as bitmap image, and even save them. The same goes for bitmap images inside SWF files.
  • View images in full-screen.
  • Slideshows
  • Open Source


Intraman said...

sounds like a pretty good app

cadexn said...

I should try this app soon, thanks for the share

ds said...

Seems like a decent app.

The Angry Lurker said...

Very promising, thanks for that.

phthalo. said...

Apples out of the box image viewer is pretty terrible by all accounts.

Styron said...


Insider33 said...

Seems ok, but I'm looking for a screen cap program

Bremsy said...

Look decent enough I myself use Gimp tho