DjVu is an advanced image compression technology that lets users easily scan and digitize paper documents in a format that can captures all detail while being small enough to distribute online. DjVu can be used as an alternative to PDF, but it’s much smaller in size and is not as popular as PDF, therefore a dedicated tool is required to manage these files, and WinDjView is an example of such software.
WinDjView is a comprehensive DjVu document viewer that allows access to DjVu files and perform some basic editing actions. While reading these documents one can enlarge or shrink the pages of DjVu files, as well as the thumbnails used for previewing the documents. Users can also create bookmarks and insert annotations to mark important passages, then save the output as a new file.
WinDjView features a nicely designed and intuitive interface where you can browse different categories. It is divided into several tabs what makes organizing a documents a swift and contains typical Windows toolbar and continuous scrolling. The tabs at the top displays sections, whereas side tabs provide access to options such as Search Results and Bookmarks. Users are allowed to open several files at the same time. In addition, it brings advanced printing options in case you need a real copy of the viewing document.
There is no need to linger on the installation process as it installs and uninstalls easily.
Similar to PDF, DjVu can include images and colors which can be viewed as black and white if you want to focus on the text.
With WinDjView you can move the contents of DjVu files to another format, save pages as image files (it provides support for multiple formats , including BMP, PNG, JPEG or GIF) or to extract text and save it as a TXT file. as well as make use of a comprehensive dictionary to translate words you don't understand.
The application includes comprehensive set of features, the only real drawback is that some advanced features may appear a bit difficult for less experienced users, but with a bit of effort can be mastered by all. WinDjView is an excellent document viewer for those who want to read DjVu files with enough features to satisfy the needs of all users, WinDjView definitely earns a spot on the list of recommendations.