IrfanView

IrfanView

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3535 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.25
  • Total Downloads:
    74,226,336
  • Date Added:
    June 17, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70,508
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    4.5

    out of 359 votes

    • 5 star 219
    • 4 star 108
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 6
  • 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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5 stars

"Best image viewer"

September 04, 2010  |  By Jeremyja

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.25

Pros

Fast and simple.

Cons

A bit outdated interface.

Summary

I am using IrfanView as default image viewer for years. Also it's very useful when you need some basic editing. I mean opening Photoshop just to crop or resize image is a bit too much.

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5 stars

"sederhana.....sangat simple"

May 10, 2010  |  By ebl225

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.25

Pros

saya berterima kasih atas programnya yang sangat mudah dipahami dan di pelajari,...begitu kompak.

Cons

awesome,.....it's make me happy free software good quality

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5 stars

"Best image viewer ever"

May 04, 2010  |  By evotik

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.25

Pros

Free, speedy, PSD support, much much more...

Cons

Bad icon :)

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5 stars

"Works great, doesn't make you crazy"

April 30, 2010  |  By JayScott

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.25

Pros

I have given this program to several not-too-techy people, and they have all managed to use it. I'm extremely techy, and I like it, too. You don't have to figure out how to do what you want.

Cons

It could have a name that doesn't make some people think it's malware.

Summary

I've been using IrfanView for at least 5 years, and I keep using it, because it does simle things simply. It just works, quickly, simply, and without driving you crazy.

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4 stars

"Great program!"

April 17, 2010  |  By babyin777

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.25

Pros

It's easy and very usufull. It comes handy in every thing you would want to do with your photos.

Cons

I really dont know how to use it and would have liked for it to came with a tutorial or something. But is free...you can't ask for more :-)

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5 stars

"A GEM of SUPERB QUALITY"

April 14, 2010  |  By juneann22

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.25

Pros

I just downloaded it earlier and i immediately tried fixing some photos, and HOLA!!!!it's working very well....

Cons

None as of the moment

Summary

You'll never be disappointed on this one...

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4 stars

"Slow, but gets there."

April 05, 2010  |  By dwmc

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.25

Pros

Handles the interface to our Canon network printer.

Cons

Needs plug-ins to make some of the options work (ok, just not obvious). Slow.

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5 stars

"whats not to like"

April 05, 2010  |  By deweyrankin1

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.25

Pros

It does exactly what it say's it will

Cons

Nothing so far

Summary

I've used this program for over 10 years now and always impressed with it,

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5 stars

"My favourite program of all time!"

April 04, 2010  |  By prophetsboy

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.25

Pros

Small, fast, carries out a wide range of tasks with aplomb.

Cons

User interface a bit dated and not always organised intuitively.

Summary

Terrific program to complement an image editor. If you don't like the interface, try XNView, but in my opinion, this one's much easier to use in practice.

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4 stars

"Nice & Free"

April 02, 2010  |  By sandybe2

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.25

Pros

Very easy handling, fast and FREE !

Cons

Nothing at this time.

Summary

I can recommend this program.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.25
Version 4.25 adds OCR feature, improved color management, support for new picture formats, region capture option, and new command-line options.
General
Publisher Irfan Skiljan
Publisher web site http://www.irfanview.com
Release Date June 17, 2009
Date Added June 17, 2009
Version 4.25
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows Server 2008, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
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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