IrfanView

IrfanView

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3536 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    74,226,336
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 15, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70,508
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This image viewer and editor is a longtime favorite among our staff, and with good reason. IrfanView is simple, fast, and free for individual use. Upon installation, the app attempts to install two Google programs, but you can opt out.

The program lets you open and edit images, as well as multiple media formats. You can cut and crop images, apply batch conversions, add, sharpen, or blur effects, create panoramas, and change color modes easily. The program continues to add support for an array of file formats and has plug-in support for most image, video, and sound formats, including MP3, AVI, audio CD, and WMA. The interface is far from fancy but should be easy enough for most users to figure out. An IrfanView Thumbnails shortcut on the desktop offers an Explorer-like file tree that quickly displays all images in a particular folder. The latest version includes a basic drawing palette made accessible by hitting F12. It contains simple Erase, Draw, Fill, Rotate, Draw an Arrow, and Color Picker commands, perfect for grabbing screenshots and highlighting image specifics.

IrfanView does what it does well. It's not going to replace a major paint program, but why use a meat cleaver to cut a stick of butter?

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 353 votes

    • 5 star 187
    • 4 star 110
    • 3 star 27
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 17
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3536 votes

    • 5 star 1991
    • 4 star 1030
    • 3 star 293
    • 2 star 95
    • 1 star 127
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5 stars

"The best one available, I use it many time daily"

July 16, 2008  |  By sewcraftyila

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.1

Pros

Intutive, quick, small utility. Handles many types of files and offers many options for dealing with them that you don't get with paid software packages.

Cons

Height and width sizes are predetermined and if I try to set my own i.e. height of 3.8 inches it goes to a predetermind width and I can't choose another.

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5 stars

"still fast and easy, but with some bells and whistles"

July 16, 2008  |  By Fellwalker

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.1

Pros

Irfanview has not forgotten that it is primarily a very fast image viewer, for almost any image type. It also does file type changes, and some editing. That has grown with each version, and there are many many plug-ins

Cons

sorry cannot think of anything. I am sure some people wish it could do more, but that would make it slow down, and then it would lose its original aim.

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5 stars

"This is an excellent graphics Program"

July 16, 2008  |  By jerryc41

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.1

Pros

It's free! It's fast! It has loads of features that expensive programs do not have. For example, you can open virtually any type of graphics program, and you can save a graphic in any of a dozen or more formats. This is my main graphics program for quick, simple work.

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5 stars

"Excellent, easy to install and use."

July 14, 2008  |  By nthojo

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.1

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5 stars

"excellent previwer"

July 14, 2008  |  By kukka125

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.1

Pros

large jpg & bmp files can be short in no time. great software to use. a must have.

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5 stars

"very good software"

July 04, 2008  |  By clntme

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.1

Pros

Very fast.

Cons

wish it had a way of rating thumbnails, like with stars or colors etc.

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5 stars

"it's nice"

July 02, 2008  |  By pakistanisheer

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.1

Pros

very very cool

Cons

nothing

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1 stars

"FAIL."

July 02, 2008  |  By ScrapsOfFormerSanity

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.1

Cons

It always loses my color data when I save it with transparency.

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5 stars

"I am very pleased"

June 28, 2008  |  By stonebraker

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.1

Pros

It can be used for viewing pictures or movies. It loads fast as well.

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5 stars

"Great Program and Free.."

June 27, 2008  |  By musicman4you

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.1

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1
Version 4.1 includes a new paint plug-in, and adds support for embedded color profiles in JPEG/TIFF formats.
General
Publisher Irfan Skiljan
Publisher web site http://www.irfanview.com
Release Date October 15, 2007
Date Added October 15, 2007
Version 4.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.81MB
File Name iview438_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 74,226,336
Downloads Last Week 70,508
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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