XnView Extended is a multi format graphics browser, viewer, and converter. It can read file formats, such as GIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TARGA, multipage TIFF, camera RAW, JPEG 2000, MPEG, AVI, and QuickTime. EXIF and IPTC metadata are also supported. The image viewer has an Explorer like browser that allows quick and simple browsing of directory contents. XnView supports red eye correction, crops and transforms JPEG images lossless, generates HTML pages and contact sheets, and provides batch conversion and batch renaming. Slide shows with transitions effects, screen capturing, WIA and TWAIN support (scanner and digital cameras), image comparison, and file operations. Extended edition contains all plug-ins, add-ons, and extra applications NConvert, ShellEx, and Media Detector.
It’s easy to think that all you need to carry with you these days is a smartphone and you’re ready for anything. But some extended periods away from my desk have discovered four things that are ‘must-haves’ for the traveller.