IrfanView

IrfanView

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5
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Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3535 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    74,226,336
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 17, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70,508
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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IrfanView is one of the longest-serving and most popular freeware image editors available. Fast, compact, and flexible, IrfanView is also packed with features and extras, including TWAIN support, frames and borders, and slideshows, wallpaper, and screenshots. IrfanView plays music and videos, too; in fact, it's long been prized for its ability to open a huge range of files. It's also widely customizable, with lots of options.

IrfanView's setup wizard is one of the most comprehensive we've seen, with many options to set, such as which file types you want the program to open. When you install IrfanView, it places two shortcuts on the desktop: one to open the program and another, IrfanView Thumbnails, that accesses a file-browsing tool with an Explorer-style tree view. IrfanView's main interface is just a plain empty window with a toolbar, but don't be fooled: whether you open an image directly in the main window or click an image in IrfanView Thumbnails to open it in a new window, the program's menus offer plenty of choices. The options menu addresses everything from how IrfanView looks to languages, plug-ins, and file associations, in case you want to change the settings you made when setting up the program. We clicked a few thumbnails and opened some images, which IrfanView quickly resized, converted, cropped, and flipped. We could also correct color, remove red-eye, sharpen images, and create negatives. One especially useful feature is IrfanView's lossless JPEG rotator. Many users are unaware that simply rotating a JPEG can reduce its quality, but a lossless rotator can reorient your images without changing the file's quality. Another neat extra creates panoramic images with the help of a simple wizard. Speaking of Help, IrfanView offers all any user could want, with a full manual as well as FAQs, a list of keyboard shortcuts, and online resources.

Fast and capable, this lightweight app is perfect for most jobs, and most users, too. With so many free graphics apps to choose from, you have plenty of options if you have special needs. We can't think of a better go-to image tool to start with than IrfanView.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 277 votes

    • 5 star 154
    • 4 star 86
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 15
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3535 votes

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

"Irfanview Fan for 7 Years"

April 02, 2009  |  By corkmiester

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.2

Pros

Where to start? Comes with several built-in effects, has batch conversion, the author returns email questions, ability to resize pics easily. Just an overall good deal. Did I forget to mention it's free?

Cons

The many menu options could be intimidating to new users.

Summary

Have created many many wallpapers using Irfanview's effects and also the help of other plugins and filters (which I converted to 8bf and installed). I've posted these to a popular website which has earned me (several times over) featured album awards, featured photo awards, etc., etc. I am no graphic pro, but it's just simple to use, once you get the hang of everything. Irfanview is one of those "must-have" applications. I use it religiously and prefer it over any other grahic editor. Why pay for one when this one's free?

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4 stars

"Basically, the same as CNETs comment."

February 17, 2009  |  By RTBrtb

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.2

Pros

I like the ease of file conversion.

Cons

I which it had a better color selection for the letters in their test section

Summary

I have had very good luck using their sizing and cropping features.. I just wish they had a better color palette for their text section. The palettefor the canvas selection would be nice.

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4 stars

"A simple, effective, easy to use program"

February 16, 2009  |  By rhamdorf

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.2

Pros

It is simple to use, has the functionality that satisfies the needs of the average camera buff from beginner upwards.

Cons

There is nothing that I particularly dislike about it.

Summary

I have other software that is more technically functional than this but have had it for many years and recommended to lots of people. simple red eye reduction, simple resizing and simple copy, cut and paste options.

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5 stars

"I've been using Irfanview for years - it's phenomenal."

February 15, 2009  |  By mcnite

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.2

Pros

The ability to do on-the-fly edits (cropping, rotating, reducing (a lot!) is excellent. I don't really have time, so have lapsed into a point and shoot mode.Irfanview allows me to relfect a portion of what I know in a quick and dirty manner.

Cons

I would like to see mass file name changes (it might be there but I don't know how to do it). But that would be really handy when I import a few hundred pics from my Nihon. Sometimes I do worry about quality when it compresses automatically.

Summary

If I had to pick 4 or 5 programs to see me through, Ifranview would be one of them. It allows you to work with pics fresh from your digital and really make them look good with mininal work. I only touch on a very small percentage of the capabilities in Irfanview but it is enough to keep me really happy with my output.

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1 stars

"not user friendly, didn't work very well"

February 10, 2009  |  By BeiLang

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.2

Pros

um, none that I found....

Cons

not worth it...at all!

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5 stars

"Great, greater, greatest !"

February 08, 2009  |  By zvikabd

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.2

Pros

As a freeware it does a lot more than commercial products. It's fast, relaible, easy to install and use.

Cons

I'm sort of worried about the keylogger mentioned, though.

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4 stars

"This does everything that I need!"

February 07, 2009  |  By adadu001

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.2

Pros

I particularly like the very easy to follow directions! Also the end results without all the hassle that some of the similar programs give you to try and get to the same result. PLUS, It doesn't cost an arm and a leg!!!

Cons

I really haven't found anything Negative about this programe at all!

Summary

I was looking for a very easy to use, simple programe to try and get some order into all the digital pictures that we take. (We have been touring Australia by Caravan and 4wd for over 8 years continuosly, and have thousands of pictures to sort.) The "select and click" to put whatever piccies you choose into whatever you click on and also into whatever order you wish is just so easy!! Even an oldie like me can understand and do it!!

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5 stars

"Easy to use, free, always updating & adding features"

February 04, 2009  |  By SherrieB2

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.2

Pros

Easy to use, free, contantly updating the program & adding features, used it for years.

Cons

Easy to use, free, contantly updating the program & adding features, used it for years.

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4 stars

"The one that works with all formats"

February 04, 2009  |  By John Gahring

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.2

Pros

It has an ability to manipulate a photograph easily.

Cons

I am sure there must be some but I haven't seen them yet.

Summary

I have recommended this software to numerous friends. I like the software and use it frequently.

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5 stars

"Great program most graphics stuff I do."

February 03, 2009

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.2

Pros

Easy to use and does most of the basic stuff I need to do. It is also very fast. I love it.

Cons

I have not found anything I dislike about the program so far.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2
Version 4.2 adds Basic Unicode support and new options.
General
Publisher Irfan Skiljan
Publisher web site http://www.irfanview.com
Release Date July 17, 2008
Date Added July 17, 2008
Version 4.2
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 95
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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