IrfanView

IrfanView

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.28
  • Total Downloads:
    73,791,136
  • Date Added:
    December 16, 2010
  • File Size:
    1.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73,869
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/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 210 votes

    • 5 star 132
    • 4 star 66
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 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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  • 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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  • 5 stars

    "best of 7 image viewers that I tried and easiest to use"

    September 23, 2014   |   By scottperk

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Best because of invisible integration with operating system. Makes you almost
    think it is a Microsoft upgrade to windows ! ( integration with disk explorer) Most
    dont realize ( as I didn't) that is also has a fantastic screen capture facility AND
    image edit, resize, crop etc. AND best batch conversion I have seen for fixing or resizing or renaming etc hundreds ( or thousands) of image files. OH and one other HUGE thing. This program with 74 million downloads and if you have a suggestion or question ... you CAN TALK WITH THE DESIGNER PROGRAMMER himself ! ! ! I have made two suggestions in the past 3 years that he has implemented in later versions .......

    Cons

    Whatever it is that makes CNET think it is less than perfect. I dont know what it is.
    Why does CNET think over 74 million versions have been downloaded ? ? ?
    It is super popular for a reason.

    Summary

    If you are a photo nut and take ( and store) thousands of digital images that you later refer to, edit, or share, you will want to try IRFANVIEW first. I currently have sixty thousand images on my system from over 9 years of photography and I use Irfanview to organize and retrieve and view them I tried to get comfortable with ACDSee product but could not. I also use Photoshop occasionally for real hi end stuff

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent color corrections tool"

    September 12, 2014   |   By Haggstrom

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    I use this program to change the saturation, gamma correction, contrast, brightness or levels of red, green and blue in images, because this program has an excellent color corrections tool where you get a real time preview of the result.

    Cons

    The preview screen could be bigger by default.

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  • 5 stars

    "Really happy with this program."

    September 05, 2014   |   By BirSaul

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Really happy with this program.

    Cons

    I havn't found yet :)

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  • 5 stars

    "Quick and easy download, easy to use."

    September 03, 2014   |   By SpainLasik

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Quick and easy download, easy to use.

    Cons

    It is completely up to my expectation

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  • 5 stars

    "Intuitive interface"

    September 02, 2014   |   By WeinHills

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    Intuitive interface

    Cons

    The disadvantage, I do not like shortcomings. Fortunately, he did not.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product, fast and easy"

    September 01, 2014   |   By EmmerSchurman

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    This software helps me as much as I want.

    Cons

    Nothing can make me picky.

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  • 5 stars

    "It's a pretty good product"

    August 31, 2014   |   By MonforteDuane

    Version: IrfanView 4.38

    Pros

    It's a pretty good product

    Cons

    i see nothing bad about this program

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    What's new in version 4.28
    Version 4.28 adds multipage image preview, video play-bar, new selection features, many new hotkeys, new command-line options.
    General
    Publisher Irfan Skiljan
    Publisher web site http://www.irfanview.com
    Release Date December 16, 2010
    Date Added December 16, 2010
    Version 4.28
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.81MB
    File Name iview438_setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 73,791,136
    Downloads Last Week 73,869
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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