IrfanView

IrfanView

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3535 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.37
  • Total Downloads:
    74,226,336
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70,508
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Irfan View is a compact and powerful photo editing program that gives you the tools to touch up and add effects to your photos. You can set images as your desktop wallpaper directly from the app, and put the finishing touches on all your photos with just a few clicks.

Pros

Convenient help: When you open Irfan View for the first time, a Web page also opens displaying a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the app. The information found here can help you navigate just about any process or situation you encounter when using the app. You can access this page again at any time from the Help menu.

Hot key configurations: Also in the Help menu, you'll find a listing of all of the preset hot keys the program contains. This list is extensive and covers just about every operation Irfan View can carry out. So once you learn the hot keys for your favorite operations, you'll be breezing through editing projects in no time.

Cons

Some limitations: With all of the functions this app provides for editing and manipulating images, it would be nice if it was possible to undo more than a single layer or to preview certain changes before you make them.

Drop-down navigation: There are multiple tools lined up across the top of the main app interface for easy access, but these mostly have to do with opening, saving, and similar operations. For all types of photo editing tools, you have to access the drop-down Image menu above the toolbar. This aspect of the interface requires more steps than we'd like, but once you learn hot keys for your most-used features, it won't be such a limitation.

Bottom Line

Overall, this is a great free program for photo editing, viewing, converting, and for slideshow creation. It works fast, and its super-streamlined installation process means you'll be editing photos before you know it.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 39 votes

    • 5 star 30
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3535 votes

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    • 4 star 1030
    • 3 star 293
    • 2 star 95
    • 1 star 127
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5 stars

"Great Program"

June 17, 2014  |  By jstifel

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.37

Pros

Enables me to find and view my hundreds of graphics

Cons

None thus far.

Summary

I've depended on this excellent program for many years to help me locate and identify specific graphics that I'm searching for on my hard drive. I love it!

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5 stars

"more than a viewer"

June 14, 2014  |  By wayabrian

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.37

Pros

about viewing pictures, it supports gif animated pictures really well. The performance is great with limited memory.
it has a lot of hot keys. easy to use
nice that it can make slideshow into exe.

Cons

does not support touch well. On touch screen Windows 8.x, just for viewing I prefer using "123 Image Viewer". If I need to edit images or if I need an exe for slideshow, I just use this one.

Summary

better than I expect. good job :-)

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5 stars

"Excellent for quick"

June 09, 2014  |  By StanDoherty

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.37

Pros

Excellent for quick, uncluttered viewing of images & ideal for default .jpg file association.

Cons

Text insertion is superior to other packages.

Summary

Further slideshow development, including chapters, transitions, pan & zoom, background music and ability to sync slideshow length to background music would make IrfanView very attractive compared with anything commercially available.

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5 stars

"Works great - no problems that I can tell"

June 04, 2014  |  By HarveyPigou

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.37

Pros

Usually when something is called 'free', it is sub par to purchased software. Not in the case of IrfanView. Using it since its inception that must have been a hundred years ago, this nifty little helper is the image editors' first choice on the go.

Cons

Using separate platforms, IrfanView helps me out on the doze/laptop.

Summary

More complex operations are done with 'graphic converter' and when that doesn't suffice, photoshop.

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5 stars

"Very good functionality"

May 27, 2014  |  By WiltonRayleigh

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.37

Pros

Using it since its inception that must have been a hundred years ago, this nifty little helper is the image editors' first choice on the go.

Cons

Usually when something is called 'free', it is sub par to purchased software. Not in the case of IrfanView.

Summary

More complex operations are done with 'graphic converter' and when that doesn't suffice, photoshop.

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5 stars

"An excellent basic viewer."

April 30, 2014  |  By thomas_pike

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.37

Pros

An excellent basic viewer.

Cons

Photo rotation edits are not saved when image is saved.

Summary

Excellent text insertion facility with great variety of fonts and colours.

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5 stars

"#1 w/ me for over as decade"

April 13, 2014  |  By el_cabong

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.37

Pros

Does everything I need to do

Cons

no cons to speak of

Summary

I've tried others but always come back to Irfanview

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4 stars

"Quick and Easy"

April 13, 2014  |  By Tasiturn

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.37

Pros

* An excellent basic viewer.
* Excellent text insertion facility with great variety of fonts and colours.

Cons

* Photo rotation edits are not saved when image is saved.
* Many basic options (eg. background slideshow music & OCR)require plug-ins.

Summary

Excellent for quick, uncluttered viewing of images & ideal for default .jpg file association. Text insertion is superior to other packages. Further slideshow development, including chapters, transitions, pan & zoom, background music and ability to sync slideshow length to background music would make IrfanView very attractive compared with anything commercially available.

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5 stars

"I would expect this version to be good"

April 10, 2014  |  By barneyseeger

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.37

Pros

This free photo and image editor can be used for a quick fix to crop a photo and improve dark or washed out photos, etc.

Also, it includes dozens of other features too numerous to mention.

Cons

There are many tutorials and FAQs to help you at the Irfanview website.

Summary

The program plus the Plug-ins add-on (install this after you install the basic Irfanview) are fairly small downloads and don't take much space on your computer.

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5 stars

"it is sub par to purchased software"

April 09, 2014  |  By hoyt_arden

 |  Version: IrfanView 4.37

Pros

Using it since its inception that must have been a hundred years ago, this nifty little helper is the image editors' first choice on the go.

Cons

Usually when something is called 'free', it is sub par to purchased software. Not in the case of IrfanView.

Summary

More complex operations are done with 'graphic converter' and when that doesn't suffice, photoshop.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.37
Version 4.37 adds new features for Resample, Animated GIFs, Photoshop Effects and plugin updates.
General
Publisher Irfan Skiljan
Publisher web site http://www.irfanview.com
Release Date December 16, 2013
Date Added December 16, 2013
Version 4.37
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows NT, Windows 98
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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