IrfanView

IrfanView

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.28
  • Total Downloads:
    74,226,336
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 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 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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5 stars

"I have used it for years and it keeps getting better!"

June 16, 2011  |  By jimspooner

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.28

Pros

Quickly moves through a directory. Does a great job of correcting picture colors. Good red eye correction. Recognizes mislabeled pics extensions and corrects them. Lets you bring out the faces in pictures with bright backgrounds.

Cons

Does not show pictures from search box. Does not move between sub-directories automatically. Does not have a way to eliminate duplicates or near duplicates quickly. Does not recommend cropping to fit photo sizes.

Summary

I highly recommend this program to all my friends and family and regularly teach others how to use it.

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4 stars

"Try it, you'll be glad you did"

June 16, 2011  |  By hp567pd

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.28

Pros

Does just what i want, best photo software i've used

Cons

none found

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4 stars

"Very Happy"

June 14, 2011  |  By pelestories

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.28

Pros

It's versitile, quick and easy to use

Cons

There's always room for improvement

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4 stars

"Its the best free pic viewer ive used"

June 12, 2011  |  By Justletmejoin

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.28

Pros

Easy to use lots of features

Cons

no cons come to mind

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4 stars

"Great easy to use photo editor"

June 11, 2011  |  By kendo276

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.28

Pros

Free, easy to use, dependable and can load a lot of different file types.

Cons

It is a light basic program.

Summary

Great for the free-ware lover and basic users.

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4 stars

"So many options to improve, change, alter your pictures"

June 09, 2011  |  By justchar53

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.28

Pros

There are so many options. You can brighten colors, dim colors, change from color to black and white or sepia. You can enlarge or make smaller. You can rotate or flip, sharpen or pixelate. So easy to use. And easy to go from one photo to the next.

Cons

There are only 2 cons I can think of: To make a picture a certain size, say 500 x 500, I have to play with it, sometimes a lot. The other is I wish you could fix little imperfections like blemish or little specs on the picture, like PhotoShop does.

Summary

I love IRFAN and use it more than any other software for altering photos.

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5 stars

"super program"

June 07, 2011  |  By michael beloved

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.28

Pros

nifty all around

Cons

agreeable to me in every way

Summary

I was really relieved to use this program's bulk process feature to reduce the size of image files. Before this program, I used to do photo file reduction one at a time. So I was in the Dark Ages.

With this program I can do a bulk reduction once I move files from my camera into my laptop. This program is super.

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5 stars

"The fastest, graphics program I have ever used."

June 07, 2011  |  By Leswatts1

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.28

Pros

The easiest, fastest, full featured graphics program I have ever used especially if you download the plugins from the website. These even include a lightweight music player which also loads like lightening. Takes Photoshop plugins.

Cons

Maybe the interface could be more pleasing to the eye but this is just makeup. For the money, (free), it's fine :-)

Summary

I have used Irfanveiw for well over 10 years and have yet to come across a graphics program to match it.

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5 stars

"So easy to use"

June 07, 2011  |  By divaliya

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.28

Pros

Easy to use, crop, edit, save pics for anything!

Cons

Can't think of a thing

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4 stars

"Photo Editing Made Easy"

June 07, 2011  |  By gso007

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.28

Pros

Convienent user interface. Everything you need for any format. Smal file very useful for everyday usage.

Cons

No significant problems.

Summary

I have used this program to edit my photo gallery web site that contains thousands of photos for over 10 years .

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Full Specifications

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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 7, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008
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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