IrfanView

IrfanView

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.35
  • Total Downloads:
    74,074,314
  • Date Added:
    November 08, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73,590
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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 63 votes

    • 5 star 43
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 4
    • 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

"Excellent program for picture viewing and manipulation."

June 20, 2013  |  By Kees_B

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.35

Pros

Perfect for what it does (and that's much more than I use it for).

Cons

None I can think of.

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5 stars

"Great stuff!"

June 16, 2013  |  By Bob854999

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.35

Pros

I love this program. I use it all the time, couldn't get by without it.

Cons

Not much bad to say. It would be nice if the plugins got installed automatically.

Summary

Registered and paid for.

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4 stars

"An excellent free image manipulation utility"

June 07, 2013  |  By ServaGBR

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.35

Pros

IrfanView offers the tools to improve your photos in a reasonably simple and understandable form. While not as fully endowed as Photoshop, IrfanView is more than adequate for the keen amateur.

Cons

Perhaps a little overcomplicated for the simple snapshot taker (I would suggest Pixlr for basic photo improving)

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3 stars

"Nice program"

May 31, 2013  |  By dakota021

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.35

Pros

A nice program which is fast and quite easy to use. But for all my photo editing needs, I prefer to use Kestrel GX software which is far better than irfanview. Kestrel GX has lots of special effects like filters, vignettes, frames etc... which unfortunately are not present in irfanview.

Cons

Lots of useful tools missing in this software.

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5 stars

"Widely used and great program."

May 30, 2013  |  By TN-Trawlerman

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.35

Pros

Fast, simple, covers most basic needs. Opens darn near every image file type ever imagined.

Cons

Does not take the place of a full featured photo modifying program.

Summary

There is nothing not to like.

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4 stars

"easy functional and free"

May 11, 2013  |  By DWRichmond

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.35

Pros

easy functions that can be simple to operate

Cons

Needs better auto adjust functions such as group adjustments.

Summary

Been around for years and keeps getting better

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5 stars

"My go-to program for pics I take or grab off the 'net"

May 10, 2013  |  By bloomdds

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.35

Pros

Easy keyboard shortcuts, great plug-ins (eg. create .pdf from multiple images, F12:add arrows, boxes, paint, erase, and more), fast, enables me to add arrows and text, auto-rotate to straighten pics to horizontal, easy crop, easy enlarge canvas size to paste additional pics into current pic and/or text for instructional use or collage, great compensations for dark pics and overexposed pics, easy batch treatments for size reductions (either file size via variable compression or pic size in inches) and more, easy to control print size in inches, and many more useful features.

Cons

only 1 level of undo

Summary

I have used Irfanview for years and it is my go-to for getting pics ready to show.. whether vacation or everyday pics, procedure instructions, or before & after views in one pic. It amazes me how much it can do and I'm sure I'm only scratching its surface. I do not use this for some things and another program for other things, as Irfanview does everything I need with the pictures I take (or grab off the 'net).

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5 stars

"Great Program for resizing pictures and more Awesome"

April 09, 2013  |  By musicman4you

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.35

Pros

This is a great program for resizing pictures.When I put pictures on my PC from my digital camera they are way to big,most of the time a little over 1 mb.Way to big to send people and takes up a lot of space.With IrfanView I resize the pictures to jpeg and to cover most of the screen and it is only around 20 to 80 KB in size.I have used it for a long time for Ebay pictures.

Cons

No cons for me

Summary

If you want a great program for resizing pictures this is it.I also convert mine as jpeg.Great for Ebay pictures.Saves a lot of space.I wish more people would use it.I hate when somebody sends me a picture that has not been resized and would cover 5 monitor screens.Way to big.I got to play with it a little the other night and found out I could add Text in my pictures with my choice of colors.Anyway I would recommend this to anyone.Thanks IrfanView

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5 stars

"Excellent full-featured freeware with little overhead"

April 02, 2013  |  By johnalbertini

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.35

Pros

Fast, Easy-to-use, compact, opens MANY file types.

Cons

None I can think of although I don't use most of the tools available.

Summary

Highly recommended!

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5 stars

"very versatile, compact program"

March 18, 2013  |  By zabinski

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.35

Pros

free free free

Cons

I would like to see a better red-eye feature similar to what Zoner Photo Studio does

Summary

been using it for years and still learning some of its features. very easy intuitive to use. faq web site has answered my infrequent questions

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.35
Version 4.35 adds new insert text features, dialog profiles, updated TIF loader, bug fixes, plugin updates etc.
General
Publisher Irfan Skiljan
Publisher web site http://www.irfanview.com
Release Date November 07, 2012
Date Added November 08, 2012
Version 4.35
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, 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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