PixView is a DOS-based image viewer that integrates nicely with Windows
Using PixView you can browse your file system and visualize, copy,
move and delete graphics files.
PixView supports both keyboard and mouse based interaction and its
interface has been designed in order to provide you a fast path for every
PixView supports Windows 95's long file names. If you run PixView from
within Windows 95 you will be able to access the full name of your files
(and not just that annoying ~n alias).
But this doesn't mean PixView forgot about good old DOS: you still
can run PixView from DOS but this way you won't be able to access long
In addition to let you see the contents of a graphic file PixView allows
you some basic file operation like copy/move/delete a file.
PixView can decode GIF, JFIF (JPEG), and a subset of Windows BMP file
formats (namely uncompressed 8 bits per pixel images).
To decode JPEG files PixView uses the well known library from the Independent
PixView supports virtually every video adapter using the VESA BIOS
Extension that usually comes with any graphics card's BIOS.
If your card is very old or its VBE BIOS extension is broken you can
try SciTech's VBE drivers.
PixView is compiled using DJGPP
a DOS based 32 bit development environment based on GCC.
To be able to run in a 32 bit environment, DOS programs compiled with
DJGPP need a DPMI server.
Various commercial servers are available (qdpmi, Windows -yes, when
you are in a Windows' DOS
box you have DPMI-, etc...). If you don't have such a server (or you
don't want to run Windows
each time you need to run PixView :) the PixView package comes with
cwsdpmi a freeware
server from Charles Sandmann.
The addition to the latest version of PixView (PixView 2.3) are:
-Support for Windows 95 long file names
-Copy/move file with file system browser
-Faster executable using PCG optimizations
PixView is (and hopefully with remain) copyrighted free software.
If you however like PixView or need to use it for slide shows or to
call it from within other applications you could register PixView Pro (more
details on this in the docs within the PixView zipfile).
In any case all feedback about PixView is appreciated (e-mail
is ok but a postcard is much nicer ;).
To download PixView 2.3 just click here.
Previous versions are available too: click on the version number to
download the zipfile.
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