Xee
Xee
3.5.3

3.9

Xee free download for Mac

Xee

3.5.3
05 October 2017

Image viewer and browser.

Overview

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 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.

Xee can:
  • 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 includes ZIP, RAR, 7-Zip, LZH 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.

What's new in Xee

Version 3.5.3:
Fixed:
  • A browsing issue on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • A couple of other minor issues

92 Xee Reviews

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Kunta-Kinte
26 October 2014

Most helpful

I try each new version in hope that it will be what it used to be... Sorry to say, but the old version Xee 2.2 is a way way better app, it's quick, functional, and it does what it's supposed to do, show images. Luckily it still works on Yosemite and it's free. OK, now you can switch off discrete graphics, but Mac OS X full screen animation is really not something you want to see every time you open an image file... Old version has immediate fullscreen, no fuss whatsoever... Who cares about sharing features, OS has them anyway... I would like to see a fullscreen viewer that is fast, efficient, has info on the image file at hand (see FastStone Viewer on windows for that) and parses image files inside the folder (that is working OK so far) so that You can open a single file in a folder in the fullscreen fast and use keyboard to go fdw back, zoom in and out and exit with esc, and that is for international keyboards. Thanks for understanding...
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Version 3.4
Zx81
21 February 2016
I just purchased V3 of Xee but I am very disappointed ; it is actually very slow to load and read images.
The old free V2 of Xee is much faster.
This issue has been reported for quite a while to the dev. on his Bitbucket project (since 2013) but has not been fixed.
I think I wasted $3.99.
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Version 3.5.1
2 answer(s)
Pcolvin
Pcolvin
13 July 2016
The problem is that Xee doesn't do any image caching, reading each image in only at the time you select it.
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Slashpot
Slashpot
12 August 2019
Ive used Xee as my image viewer for years, & as an artist, very little is more important. But in v3 they took the damn controls away!! And worse, since I installed Mojave I can't use v.2!
I don't use kbd shortcuts so this thing is useless to me! I now haft find another damn viewer! WHY don't you give us the OPTION to have the controls? this is nuts! I'll pay triple! ten times!
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Lusmu
20 November 2015
I like the app, but why does it contact Paddle when launching?
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Version 3.5.1
1 answer(s)
Mcr
Mcr
18 May 2016
Paddle is the billing vendor/payment mechanism used in the app. It's likely checking registration or purchase info if any, against your installation ID. If none, then it is notifying Paddle of a new trial installation
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kims955
10 March 2015
I like this app, it's very good! I would like it much more if there were "folder watch and show newest image" as Eye-fi support., It would be truly great!
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Version 3.4
Ulyssesric
27 January 2015
The UI design is good, and feature set is sufficient for a image viewer, but the performance is astonishing slow. I've tried all kind of image viewers including ViewIt, JView, LiliView, Photo+ and built-in quick view, and I can say Xee is the slowest among them all.
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Version 3.4
Kunta-Kinte
26 October 2014
I try each new version in hope that it will be what it used to be... Sorry to say, but the old version Xee 2.2 is a way way better app, it's quick, functional, and it does what it's supposed to do, show images. Luckily it still works on Yosemite and it's free. OK, now you can switch off discrete graphics, but Mac OS X full screen animation is really not something you want to see every time you open an image file... Old version has immediate fullscreen, no fuss whatsoever... Who cares about sharing features, OS has them anyway... I would like to see a fullscreen viewer that is fast, efficient, has info on the image file at hand (see FastStone Viewer on windows for that) and parses image files inside the folder (that is working OK so far) so that You can open a single file in a folder in the fullscreen fast and use keyboard to go fdw back, zoom in and out and exit with esc, and that is for international keyboards. Thanks for understanding...
Like (6)
Version 3.4
1 answer(s)
Uncoy
Uncoy
14 May 2015
Lyn is probably what you are looking for. Latest version has all kinds of access to metadata and ratings.
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Robk
23 February 2014
I really like Xee. It offers all the features I need and want in an image viewer. But I miss the toolbar that exists in the free open source version (ver 2.2). If the toolbar get added back to version 3, I would give it 5 stars.
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Version 3.3
Globalmouser
15 November 2013
Great way to quickly browse a collection of images. Cheap and beautifully simple. Only improvement I can suggest is some form of in app software update.
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Version 3.3
Leoofborg
14 November 2013
Aw, man... Xee 3.3 non-MAS version doesn't seem to be properly codesigned. "The Application is damaged..." I've had all previous Paddle-bought builds running... just not this one. Hopefully by the time everyone reads this the issue is resolved.
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Version 3.3
2 answer(s)
Leoofborg
Leoofborg
14 November 2013
And I *just* got a reply from Dag: *** Dag says: Seems you have to switch your preference to run apps from "Anywhere", then start it once, then you can change it back, and it'll work. Trying to find out what is going on with that now... *** DId I mention I like responsive developers? Dag is one of the good ones...
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Circlesoft
Circlesoft
14 November 2013
Seems to be some weird OS X bug with quarantining and code signing. It works if you either set OS X to run apps from anywhere, or if you run "xattrs -cr" on it to remove quarantine attributes. I've changed the download to a .dmg file instead, which for some reason doesn't trigger this bug. Try re-downloading now and you should get the .dmg instead.
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Ianonline
12 October 2013
3.1.1 still crashes and won't open. Looks like it might be the license popup that's making it crash. I can't run this on 10.9 GM, only the MAS version will work.
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Version 3.1.1
4 answer(s)
Circlesoft
Circlesoft
12 October 2013
Still waiting for a fix from Paddle.com. 3.1.1 includes an updated version of their framework, but apparently it still crashes. It was not announced anywhere and MacUpdate really shouldn't have updated it, since it changes nothing in practice.
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Circlesoft
Circlesoft
12 October 2013
(Also note that it crashes only on Mavericks, other versions should be fine.)
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Ianonline
Ianonline
12 October 2013
Ah ok, that's what I thought. Thanks for the info, I'll use MAS version for now.
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Pusfarm
Pusfarm
16 October 2013
Another reason I'll be waiting for a Paypal option.
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BillJones2623
11 September 2013
I have now downloaded this 3 times and it still won't open. What's up?
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Version 3.1
5 answer(s)
Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
11 September 2013
BillJones2623, do you mean that the ZIP archive won't open once downloaded? Or that the application won't open? I've downloaded it this morning (11 September 2013), and the archive expands with no errors. If you're having problems with the opening of the application, check the developer's support page here: http://xee.c3.cx/problems
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BillJones2623
BillJones2623
11 September 2013
Thanks, Jess. The developer says it doesn't 'launch' or anything. It just displays a selected image. Then, the upper left commands work for Xee. That is ok with me. It works, but I have no license. They say App Store downloads don't need a license.. go figure.
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siamlotus
siamlotus
12 October 2013
Tried downloading it myself and the ZIP archive won't open.
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Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
12 October 2013
@siamlotus... I tried downloading it this morning, and the file downloaded and expanded without any problems--though it is a newer version, 3.1.1. The developer might have been uploading the file to his distribution server at the time you tried to download. Try the download again and compare the size of the downloaded ZIP archive to the file size posted in our listing. If it differs significantly, something has happened to the file in the download process, and the archive will not open.
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siamlotus
siamlotus
12 October 2013
Hi Jess, It is actually The Unarchiver that has a problem with the file. I can open it with the system utility though as I just tried that. Thanks.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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