IrfanView

IrfanView

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.32
  • Total Downloads:
    74,074,314
  • Date Added:
    December 19, 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

    4.7

    out of 84 votes

    • 5 star 61
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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 viewing program I use."

March 28, 2012  |  By NMTaurus4

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.32

Pros

Irfanview allows viewing of most images including jpg, png, tif, etc., Plus plays sound and video footage. Relatively easy to use and set up.

Cons

Asks for plug-in downloads for some video footage but doesn't seem to help the user much.

Summary

Overall a package I use everyday, I can't say much against it.

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5 stars

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March 26, 2012

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.32

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

There! Next time I won't come to this site to bother to allegedly just mark a place on a row of stars!

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4 stars

"What I have been looking for."

March 26, 2012  |  By troysup

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.32

Pros

Speed is of an essence and this program has it.

Cons

Non so far

Summary

I love the ability to take a folder and reduce the images from my D700 and D7000 to a mailable size in a swoop and very quickly. One of the programs great features for me.

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5 stars

"Always reliable, stable and the easiest to use."

March 26, 2012  |  By jehains

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.32

Pros

Easiest to use, concise and to the point program that I have used
for the past decade without any complaints.

Cons

I know of no complaints with this great program.

Summary

If you want a photo management program that's easy to use and understand without any problems, here it is. I've been around since the Commodore 64 and I know what is good, and this is.

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5 stars

"Outstandingly Good and serves purposes in most fields"

March 21, 2012  |  By dadalorenzo

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.32

Pros

Most Simple for managing any Image by Cropping and then Pasting without obtaining through any complicated procedure. This Software also capable to open and view all Animated/ Flash Pictures for which no Safe and Secured Software is available other than c.net's Irfan View 4.32.

Cons

One must be thoroughly acquinted with the systems of managing Images/ Pictures to make effective uses of Irfan View 4.32. In some cases "Plug ins" are required to be installed to make use of this Software.

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5 stars

"I have used Irfanview for over 10 Years"

March 18, 2012  |  By Gareth L Barmore

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.32

Pros

Allows quick basic image edits.
Will open a great number of file formats.

Cons

I have not had any problems using Irfanview with Windows 7 or any version as far back as Windows 98.

Summary

A great app that I use on both my personal and work computers on a regular basis.

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3 stars

"Problem running on Win 7 64 bit"

March 15, 2012  |  By halj78727

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.32

Pros

Great tools for all my simple edits and format conversions.

Cons

I've used Irfanview for years and can't get along without it, but I have had lots of problems with it taking a minute to load ever since I switched to Win 7 64 bit. I've reinstalled several times and in "compatibility" mode, but continues having this problem.

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5 stars

"I really like it, I have used it for years."

March 12, 2012  |  By LightnLar

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.32

Pros

Small, quick, and it does everything that I want to do with image files.

Cons

I can't think of any.

Summary

It's free but help support the author with any contribution no matter how small, I did.

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5 stars

"Irfanview: my go to appfor all routine image file needs"

March 11, 2012  |  By no_parking222

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.32

Pros

Easily crops, rotates, resizes, prints, renames, enhances, etc.
All of this in a single program that I associate to all image file types.
F7 and F8 keys combined with a stored set of directories mapped to number/letter keys can be used to review a whole directory of images and easily move or copy them to other directories, as appropriate.
Abundant file sorting options.
Many of the functions can also be performed in a batch mode!
Plug-ins available.

Cons

Printing images is not Irfanview's strong point (in my opinion).
Although it supports video playback I prefer VLC.

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5 stars

"Has to be the best free photo utility out there."

March 10, 2012  |  By JuiceHead909

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.32

Pros

Fast, simple and loaded with tools most of the "easy-share" crowd will never use. Instantly enlarges your images to best fit for your screen with maximum resolution possible. With the recently added paint tool you can easily annotate photos and do simple touch-ups. Easily re-size photos, crop, color correction, adjust brightness or contrast, or convert to greyscale for sharp black & white printing. After installing a good anti-virus program, Irfanview has been the first software I've installed on my home or office computer since I discovered it sometime around Y2K. I wouldn't be without it, for any price.

Cons

No complaints.

Summary

Fast, sharp, versatile and highly capable, and very straight-forward photo viewing and editing software. It only occupies 1.68MB on my hard drive -- and it's free! Cute logo, too.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.32
Version 4.32 adds much faster zooming/resample, option to add a watermark image, many new formats (like WebP), Face detection plugin, several plugin updates.
General
Publisher Irfan Skiljan
Publisher web site http://www.irfanview.com
Release Date December 16, 2011
Date Added December 19, 2011
Version 4.32
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
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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