IrfanView

IrfanView

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.27
  • Total Downloads:
    74,226,336
  • Date Added:
    May 10, 2010
  • 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

    4.5

    out of 206 votes

    • 5 star 124
    • 4 star 67
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 3
  • 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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4 stars

"An awesome picture tool"

December 18, 2010  |  By dynodeanmccabe

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.27

Pros

This is an awesome picture editor/viwer if I have ever seen one. The fact that it's free shouldn't be a deterrent. This is better than the ACDSee viewers out there and I still use them just for parousing through all my pics.

Cons

The seperating window/windows it give when doing tasks. I prefer to keep it in the same/original program window. But it's not really that big of a deal.

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5 stars

"Quick and handy"

December 15, 2010  |  By atomfullerene

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.27

Pros

Small program, opens quickly--but very useful.

Cons

It's not as versatile as GIMP or Photoshop, there's little ability to edit pixel by pixel

Summary

Irfanview is great for all those times you need to edit the contrast or color balance of a picture but don't want to wait for photoshop to open up and wade through a mass of windows or use one of the annoyingly stupid programs that comes with scanners and cameras. It's quick, lean, and gets the job done.

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5 stars

"Solid capability. Mainstay item."

December 12, 2010  |  By Brian1Grey

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.27

Pros

Easy control of image sizes.

Cons

No adverse comment.

Summary

Mainstay item. Permanently on desktop.

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5 stars

"Great program, great price, feature packed"

December 07, 2010  |  By t2000kw

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.27

Pros

Easy to learn how to use, intuitive.

Cons

Not as pretty as some of the non-free programs

Summary

This may very well have all of the features for image manipulation that you'll ever need.

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4 stars

"Ease of use tops the list"

December 05, 2010  |  By joro32

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.27

Pros

Extremely versatile

Cons

Cons are not allowed...its free...no likey delety

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1 stars

"I found I didn't need the application."

December 04, 2010  |  By KWDC5932

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.27

Pros

N/A never used

Cons

N/A never used

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5 stars

"TOP FREE MEDIA CONVERTER"

December 02, 2010  |  By MrGoodguy69

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.27

Pros

I like this for a easy to use conversion tool.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

FREE works well!!! On my pc for ever. 5stars

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5 stars

"bestes Bildbetrachtungsprogramm"

December 01, 2010  |  By wehdefuchs

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.27

Pros

ist auch da einsetzbar, wo andere Programme versagen.

Cons

keine Schwachstellen entdeckt.

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5 stars

"Outstanding program, use it all the time."

November 30, 2010  |  By kenspinks

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.27

Pros

Loads instantly. Works quickly. Easy to master. Handles LOTS of image types. We're not allowed to install applications on our PCs at work, but for some reason, Irfanview installs with no problem.

Cons

Some additional editing features would be nice, such as: eraser, simple line drawing, text boxes, more background control. I typically work in Irfanview first and then copy to Paint to finish.

Summary

It does what it does quickly and easily.

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5 stars

"Easy to use."

November 29, 2010  |  By mboivinsr

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.27

Pros

It is free & has the major fixes.

Cons

None I can think of.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.27
Version 4.27 adds several new features (like object capture), new effects, some fixes, new command-line options etc. See i_changes.txt in the IrfanView folder for the full list of changes.
General
Publisher Irfan Skiljan
Publisher web site http://www.irfanview.com
Release Date May 10, 2010
Date Added May 10, 2010
Version 4.27
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows
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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