IrfanView

IrfanView

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3535 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.38
  • Total Downloads:
    73,971,207
  • Date Added:
    June 23, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    74,285
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Irfan View is a compact and powerful photo editing program that gives you the tools to touch up and add effects to your photos. You can set images as your desktop wallpaper directly from the app, and put the finishing touches on all your photos with just a few clicks.

Pros

Convenient help: When you open Irfan View for the first time, a Web page also opens displaying a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the app. The information found here can help you navigate just about any process or situation you encounter when using the app. You can access this page again at any time from the Help menu.

Hot key configurations: Also in the Help menu, you'll find a listing of all of the preset hot keys the program contains. This list is extensive and covers just about every operation Irfan View can carry out. So once you learn the hot keys for your favorite operations, you'll be breezing through editing projects in no time.

Cons

Some limitations: With all of the functions this app provides for editing and manipulating images, it would be nice if it was possible to undo more than a single layer or to preview certain changes before you make them.

Drop-down navigation: There are multiple tools lined up across the top of the main app interface for easy access, but these mostly have to do with opening, saving, and similar operations. For all types of photo editing tools, you have to access the drop-down Image menu above the toolbar. This aspect of the interface requires more steps than we'd like, but once you learn hot keys for your most-used features, it won't be such a limitation.

Bottom Line

Overall, this is a great free program for photo editing, viewing, converting, and for slideshow creation. It works fast, and its super-streamlined installation process means you'll be editing photos before you know it.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.8

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 31
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3535 votes

    • 5 star 1990
    • 4 star 1030
    • 3 star 293
    • 2 star 95
    • 1 star 127
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  • 1 stars

    "The worst image editor of all time"

    October 10, 2014   |   By ScrewYouIrfanview

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Small file
    Free
    Not a virus

    Cons

    Everything else that a file could possibly be or do that wasn't listed under "pros"

    Summary

    Do you like editing images? Do you want to paste/use your keyboard/crop/change colors while editing your image? If your answers were yes and no, then download away! If you have half a mind, then don't download this scum. Irfanview made me want to commit seppuku while having my tonsils removed by a rusty hook infected with ebola. You can't paste, double clicking screws everything up, you can't crop, the window's jenky, etc. But of course you can learn how to use it with tutorials, right? HAHAHAHHAHA no. There are maybe 3 tutorials online out of the 5 people who actually use this ****, and they're either in Hindi or obvious **** like "download it and use it to do the thing hurr durr". I feel so betrayed. Don't do this to yourself.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very needful application for my computer."

    September 25, 2014   |   By DrakeThelin

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Works perfectly.

    Cons

    Never any problems.

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  • 5 stars

    "IrfanView is genius at work, simply put."

    September 25, 2014   |   By vicmallory82

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Simple, easy to understand interface. Not resource hungry. Its filled with tweaks and its fun to play around. Possibly the best.

    Cons

    None whatsoever.

    Summary

    The best thing about this program is that it is constantly learning and getting better. The best I have used.

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  • 5 stars

    "best of 7 image viewers that I tried and easiest to use"

    September 23, 2014   |   By scottperk

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Best because of invisible integration with operating system. Makes you almost
    think it is a Microsoft upgrade to windows ! ( integration with disk explorer) Most
    dont realize ( as I didn't) that is also has a fantastic screen capture facility AND
    image edit, resize, crop etc. AND best batch conversion I have seen for fixing or resizing or renaming etc hundreds ( or thousands) of image files. OH and one other HUGE thing. This program with 74 million downloads and if you have a suggestion or question ... you CAN TALK WITH THE DESIGNER PROGRAMMER himself ! ! ! I have made two suggestions in the past 3 years that he has implemented in later versions .......

    Cons

    Whatever it is that makes CNET think it is less than perfect. I dont know what it is.
    Why does CNET think over 74 million versions have been downloaded ? ? ?
    It is super popular for a reason.

    Summary

    If you are a photo nut and take ( and store) thousands of digital images that you later refer to, edit, or share, you will want to try IRFANVIEW first. I currently have sixty thousand images on my system from over 9 years of photography and I use Irfanview to organize and retrieve and view them I tried to get comfortable with ACDSee product but could not. I also use Photoshop occasionally for real hi end stuff

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent color corrections tool"

    September 12, 2014   |   By Haggstrom

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    I use this program to change the saturation, gamma correction, contrast, brightness or levels of red, green and blue in images, because this program has an excellent color corrections tool where you get a real time preview of the result.

    Cons

    The preview screen could be bigger by default.

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  • 5 stars

    "Really happy with this program."

    September 05, 2014   |   By BirSaul

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Really happy with this program.

    Cons

    I havn't found yet :)

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  • 5 stars

    "Quick and easy download, easy to use."

    September 03, 2014   |   By SpainLasik

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Quick and easy download, easy to use.

    Cons

    It is completely up to my expectation

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  • 5 stars

    "Intuitive interface"

    September 02, 2014   |   By WeinHills

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Intuitive interface

    Cons

    The disadvantage, I do not like shortcomings. Fortunately, he did not.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product, fast and easy"

    September 01, 2014   |   By EmmerSchurman

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    This software helps me as much as I want.

    Cons

    Nothing can make me picky.

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  • 5 stars

    "It's a pretty good product"

    August 31, 2014   |   By MonforteDuane

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    It's a pretty good product

    Cons

    i see nothing bad about this program

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 4.38
    Version 4.38 adds new features for Thumbnails, a new Shell Extension, Support for old formats (Amiga Atari, C64 etc.), Folder watching (Hotfolder) and plugin updates.
    General
    Publisher Irfan Skiljan
    Publisher web site http://www.irfanview.com
    Release Date June 23, 2014
    Date Added June 23, 2014
    Version 4.38
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows NT, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.81MB
    File Name iview438_setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 73,971,207
    Downloads Last Week 74,285
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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