IrfanView

IrfanView

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3541 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.38
  • Total Downloads:
    75,738,010
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66,131
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    4.6

    out of 40 votes

    • 5 star 35
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3541 votes

    • 5 star 1993
    • 4 star 1031
    • 3 star 293
    • 2 star 96
    • 1 star 128
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5 stars

"Great batch printing!"

April 14, 2015  |  By chrisricci

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.38

Pros

Great batch printing!

Cons

None. It's free!!!!

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1 stars

"THIS IS MADE BY A GOOFY !!!"

April 13, 2015  |  By edstak

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.38

Pros

THIS IS MADE BY A GOOFY !!!

Cons

THIS IS MADE BY A GOOFY !!!

Summary

UNINSTALLED !!!!!

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5 stars

"very very, good excellent"

March 19, 2015  |  By Dela_Garrity

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.38

Pros

quick and useful download

Cons

can fight other software

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4 stars

"Gets the job done"

February 06, 2015  |  By GPera

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.38

Pros

Free, enough features to do some basic stuff with images

Cons

Not very intuitive. There's a lot of clicking around.

Summary

I mainly use this program for watermarking and resizing. So far so good.

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2 stars

"Entirely Overrated"

January 20, 2015  |  By eg180

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.38

Pros

Displays images
No color distortion like you get in Windows Photo Viewer

Cons

Missing basic functions of other photo viewers

Summary

Firstly, this isn't a photo editor, I don't know why it's listed as such on this site. It's an image viewer. It even says on the IrfanView website that it's an image viewer. I downloaded this because I wanted something better than the default Windows Photo Viewer, which distorts colors in the images it displays. This doesn't do that. However, it's also missing a lot of basic functions that a lot of other photo viewers have. Firstly, there's no fine control for image viewing size. Like most photo viewers, it automatically puts larger stuff up at "page fit" size. There are buttons to increase or decrease the viewing size, or you can hold Ctrl and use the mouse heel, but there's no fine control. Both methods jump up and down in certain increments. Somehow, they miss 100%. It jumps from 90-something to over 100 every time. This isn't good for people who want to view an image at its exact size. There's also no button to display an image at 100%, like most photo viewers have. Lastly, when it's at the beginning or end of a folder, if you hit back at the beginning or forward at the end, it doesn't go to the last or first image respectively, like a lot of photo viewers do. Instead, it tries to jump into a sub folder, even when none exist. To me, due to these issues, this software is very unintuitive and entirely overrated.

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5 stars

"Great tool, no nagging appearance."

December 23, 2014  |  By AsadXie

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.38

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

No disappointments

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5 stars

"Intuitive interface"

December 07, 2014  |  By intendvbu

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.38

Pros

Very needful application for my computer.

Cons

Not too many words to say.

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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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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 98, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.81MB
File Name iview438_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 75,738,010
Downloads Last Week 66,131
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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