Xee is a lightweight, fast and convenient image viewer and browser. It is designed to be a serious tool for image viewing and management, with a sleek and powerful interface.
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.
- 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.
New in 2.2:
- Multitouch support, finally! Thanks to generous donations of both hardware and source code, multitouch gestures for browsing, zooming and rotating are now available. Scrolling is also smoother on trackpads and other smooth scroll devices. Using scrolling to browse should also work better.
- Uses a newer version of the archive reading code from The Unarchiver. Can now open more archive formats, including even ISO images.
- Better compatibility with Snow Leopard. (Finding the sort order from the Finder works again, as does JPEG thumbnailing.)
- Better support for PNM files.
- More informative window titles when browsing archives.
- Many other bugfixes: Viewing the clipboard works again, cropping does not crash, keyboard shortcuts work better, and more.
New in 2.1.1:
- Added a Spanish localization by miliuco.
- Fixed another slowdown in the directory scanning code. Should be even faster now.
- Fixed some bugs that caused crashes when reading JPEG metadata.
- Some other minor bugfixes.
New in 2.1:
- Support for viewing the unix PNM, XBM, and XPM formats, and also Dreamcast PVR.
- Support for reading bitmap images from inside SWF and PDF files. These can also be saved as normal image files. (Note that this does not mean you can view normal PDF files! Only bitmap images will be shown.)
- Support for more metadata formats: Photoshop, XMP and IPTC. Also support for simple image forensics: Xee can analyze the quantization tables in a JPEG image and look up what programs or cameras might have created it from a database.
- Translations into Czech by Czech X Team and Simplified Chinese by Tianhao He.
- Uncompression engine from The Unarchiver included in the app, so The Unarchiver no longer needs to be installed to read files from archives.
- Support for reading files from archive and PDFs that require passwords.
- Better support for Photoshop files.
- Many interface bugfixes and tweaks. The image list should now also update properly when reading files on network shares and FAT drives.
- Some crashes related to broken EXIF data fixed.
- Faster directory scanning.
New in 2.0:
- Finally a universal binary! (Well, at least I beat Photoshop out the door.)
- However, Xee now requires Mac OS X 10.4. Users of 10.3 can still use Xee 1.2.1.
- Smoother display of scaled-down images, using the graphics hardware.
- Support for EXIF data.
- Rotation and cropping for all image types, with lossless saving for JPEGs, even when cropped. However, JPEGs are no longer automatically saved when rotating - use the menu option or Command-S to save.
- Tracks changes to the filesystem and updates file lists accordingly.
- Can sort images by name, date or size, and sorts in the same order as the Finder by default.
- Slideshow support.
- Support for Maya IFF images.
- Many interface tweaks.
- Massive internal rewrites, fixing lots of bugs, and hopefully not introducing too many new ones.
Xee is localized in Japanese and Russian.