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MP is so much faster! What's the point of Classic version?

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:32 am
by Lee James
I've been using XnView Classic for years. I mistakenly assumed that "Classic" meant older, and therefore it would be smaller and would run quicker (like older versions of ACDSee did).

However, I recently decided to try XnView MP, just out of curiosity, and boy am I glad I did! I was absolutely blown away with how much faster it is! At least 10 or 20 times faster. The difference in speed is simply astonishing! :)

But now I'm wondering why anyone uses Classic? Sure, there may be one or two features that MP doesn't offer, but from what I understand there's little that MP can't do. So given that MP is so much faster and works on all platforms - why don't they just discontinue Classic?

If nothing else I think they should rename the two versions because I think the names are confusing and I'm still not really sure why there are two versions to be honest or why anyone prefers to use Classic.