Install Latest XnView 0.61 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

August 18, 2013 — 5 Comments

XnView UbuntuXnView MP has reached version 0.61. Since the default is version 0.51 in Ubuntu Software Center, the latest XnView brings a lot of bug fixes and improvements. With this tutorial, you can always get the latest version of XnView in Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

Changes since XnView MP 0.51:

  • Batch convert: Watermark, stretch image
  • remember item selection in information panel
  • 8bf 64bits plugin can be used with XnViewMP 64bits version
  • XMP-photoshop:Location not more written
  • JPEG arithmetic decoding support
  • Change timestamp can create EXIF date
  • Show always selection information
  • JPEG2000 Export
  • Print in view mode
  • Clean DB can remove files with categories
  • Database has been improved, PLEASE make an backup of it before to install this version
  • Linux, better way to delete files/folders
  • Fix XMP/IPTC import problem
  • Download & Install XnView MP:

    First you may check OS type 32-bit or 64-bit by System Settings -> Details.

    Then press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal:

    For 32-bit system, download and install XnView via below 2 commands:

    sudo dpkg -i XnViewMP-linux.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

    For 64-bit system, run blow commands instead:

    sudo dpkg -i XnViewMP-linux-x64.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

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    5 responses to Install Latest XnView 0.61 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

    1. Thanks for the instructions. Always considered xnview the best imagehandler.

    2. Hi Ji.

      I’d replace the “;” with “&&”.

      sudo dpkg -i XnViewMP-linux-x64.deb; sudo apt-get -f install
      sudo dpkg -i XnViewMP-linux-x64.deb && sudo apt-get -f install

      • If you want to execute each command only if the previous one succeeded, then combine them using the && operator.

        If you want to execute both commands regardless of whether the previous one failed or not, separate them with semicolon.

    3. Hello Ji, I’ve used XnView for years and its familiarity is what I like. The panels are a bit squashed on my screen but it is a small one. Thanks for posting, much appreciated.

    4. I have ubuntu 16.04 LTS running on my 64bit laptop. Just installed XnView as described above. Install went fine, but when I run it I get the following error message:

      error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

      I have verified that this file is not contained in the /opt/XnView/lib directory. Any thoughts on how to fix this?

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