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This application is a solution for opening DjVu files, a format created as an alternative to PDF. Though less frequently encountered, this type of format comes with a new image compression technology that allows you to save text, drawings, and images in small size files. With a higher compression than that provided by JPEG, GIF, and PDF formats, DjVu files are perfect for website uploading, as well as for storing complex graphics in less space.
As I already mentioned, WinDjView is designed for viewing the content of such files. For this, the program comes with a simple and intuitive interface. The appearance is actually dull and unimpressive, but you can't ask too much from a file viewer. The tool provides basic viewing options, such as page rotation and zooming. Furthermore, the pages can be displayed with a continuous layout or facing each other. If your DjVu file contains both text and images, and your intention is to view only the written content, then you may choose to turn the pictures into black and white - this way, you can concentrate your attention on the text.
In addition, this program acts as a document converter. In this regard, you have the ability to save the DjVu files as BMP, GIF, PNG, or JPEG files, so that you can use the resulting files with Windows' most supported programs. The software lets you perform a series of editing operations, like adding annotations to highlight important fragments, bookmarking selected pages, or extracting passages as new files.
All in all, this app provides an easy solution for inspecting the content of DjVu files. Thanks to the thumbnails-like previewing option, you can navigate through multiple pages and stop on the one you are looking for.
- Easy-to-use app
- Free tool
- Saves documents as BMP, GIF, PNG, or JPEG files
- Advanced printing options
- The interface is rather dull and unattractive