IrfanView

IrfanView

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.30
  • Total Downloads:
    74,074,314
  • Date Added:
    June 20, 2011
  • File Size:
    1.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73,590
  • 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

    4.6

    out of 125 votes

    • 5 star 86
    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • 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

"Top programme definetly what I wanted"

December 18, 2011  |  By theshonk

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.30

Pros

A great programme and free as well whenever I reformat or purchase another computer I put this on as well as the plugins.
It does so many things.
I thoroughly recomend it

Cons

It is so much better than paint or the Gimp

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5 stars

"Excellent and easy to use software"

December 15, 2011  |  By Ronald_Stein

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.30

Pros

It easily and quickly changes a TIFF file to a JPG.

Cons

So easy to change one file format to another

Summary

Can't fault such an easy to use software

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5 stars

"Safe, fast & easy"

December 06, 2011  |  By paradis00

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.30

Pros

Very user friendly

Cons

Zoom could be improved

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5 stars

"Just gets better and better"

December 06, 2011  |  By Turgilsa

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.30

Pros

I've been using this program since it first came out and I absolutely depend on it. The new version (as always) is better than the previous version. No disappointments with this program, as there often are with a lot of software updates.

Cons

No cons to Irfanview

Summary

Handiest little freeware program I ever downloaded.

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4 stars

"real cool dude"

December 04, 2011  |  By dudedonal

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.30

Pros

hey man !!!!!!!!!!

Cons

cool !!!!!!!!!1

Summary

yeah man !!!!!!

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5 stars

"The Greatest Tool"

December 03, 2011  |  By Kicknbak

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.30

Pros

A hard working tool that stays up with the times and the advent of new file apps. It's my first choice when something comes up that my PC won't open. I also use it for special apps and am still learning more about it the more familiar I get with it.

Cons

I don't have any. This tool is limited only by my own inabilities.

Summary

Use it regularly, hasn't let me down yet. And it's outrageously Free!

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5 stars

"Very useful image editor."

November 29, 2011  |  By Mikey-CNET

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.30

Pros

Easy to use, wide range of functions. So far, it's been pretty intuitive to use.

Cons

Wide range of fucntions takes a while to figure out. Like most software, I'm probably using about 2% of IrfanView's capabilities, but I find that whenever I come up with a new problem involving image files, IrfanView has a way to deal with it.

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5 stars

"Very useful photo tool - and it's free!"

November 26, 2011  |  By Ham

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.30

Pros

Simple to use

Free

Lot's of extra features to discover.

Effects filters.

Cons

None - for a free program.

I might feel I could criticize some things if it cost a lot.

Summary

I can do a lot of things with this that I used to do with my early version of photoshop elements.

My old P.Elements is no longer compatible and I can't afford to upgrade so this will do nicely.

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5 stars

"Great program, always has been........."

November 25, 2011  |  By jerryk6960

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.30

Pros

Should be enough for everyone.........

Cons

Don't know of any......

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4 stars

"Handy picture and scan editor."

November 21, 2011  |  By keithennis

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.30

Pros

I like it for scanning.

Cons

Not as easy to use as PSP for picture editing.

Summary

Useful addition and backup.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.30
Version 4.30 adds much faster JPG handling, new paste options, new features in open/save dialogs, new effects and plugin updates etc.
General
Publisher Irfan Skiljan
Publisher web site http://www.irfanview.com
Release Date June 20, 2011
Date Added June 20, 2011
Version 4.30
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.81MB
File Name iview438_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 74,074,314
Downloads Last Week 73,590
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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