Xlideit (beta) is a free image viewer that helps to view images and play slideshow of images. It also provides image resizer and image converter features. You can even crop and rotate images with this software. It provides a transparent interface which makes it more interesting to view images. You can also set any custom image as background, and then view images.
This image viewer is also able to play animated gif without using any plugin and therefore is better than many other advanced image viewers. Some basic editing tools, like adjust brightness, hue, saturation, etc. for images are also present in this image viewer.
In above screenshot, you could see its beautiful transparent interface. Only interface background will be visible as transparent, not the images, so you won’t find any trouble to view images.
Crop and Resize Images:
These are two handy features of this image viewer software. You need to right-click on its interface to access Crop and Resize option. To resize an image, either you can select an aspect ratio (5:4, 16:10, 4:3, etc.) or can choose a preset size, such as: 320*240, 854*480, 1024*768, etc.
To crop an image, you can choose custom height and width in pixels, or can set pixels separately for top/left/bottom/right part of selected image.
You can use both features together and you also preview the changes for all images. To keep changes for required images, simply tap on Apply button. Do note that changes are applied directly to original images. So you should be careful before applying any changes. However, a backup (with *.old) for each image is also created to get back original image.
Rotate and Convert Images:
Xlideit comes with a handy feature to rotate images, that is a bit-different than many other similar tools. Apart from rotating images to clockwise and counterclockwise, it lets you rotate images to 5°, 10°, 20°, 45°, 90°, 135°, and 180°. Rotate feature can be accessed using Crop and Resize option.
Before applying the selected rotation to images, you can also set output format. It supports bmp, png, gif, tif, and jpg image formats. A separate image is created in same location and it won’t overwrite the original image.
How To Use This Free Image Viewer?
Xlideit is a portable software. You need to download its zip archive which is 500 KB in size. You can use the download link given at the end of this review. Extract the zip archive and run its application file.
While running this image viewer for the first time, it will prompt you to configure the viewer. You can set multiple options, like associate files to open with this image viewer, create desktop shortcut, etc.
After this, it will automatically fetch images from Pictures folder and show you on its transparent interface. You can access Image tools option present in context menu to open desired images. Drag n drop feature is also present to add images quickly.
At the bottom of its interface, you will see thumbnails of images. In middle part, selected image will be visible, which you can zoom in and zoom out using mouse wheel.
At the top, it provides multiple buttons using which you can operate this image viewer more easily. You can play image slideshow, rotate images left and right, enable crop and resize window, access settings of this image viewer, and can enable a sidebar.
Xlideit is a nice image viewer. I was pretty impressed with its transparent interface. And multiple good features make it worthy to try. Its beta version works absolutely fine for me.