Like other image browsers, IvanView displays and converts a wide array of image formats, including PNG, TIFF, and JPEG 2000. However, it packs a few surprises. One was mildly unpleasant, when the IvanView installer slapped an icon on our desktop without asking. However, the application interface is familiar and easy to use. Opened images and thumbnails appear in the main window beneath the toolbar. The click of a button starts a slide show of the currently selected folder. You can't pick individual images for a slide show, which seems like an oversight. On the other hand, we liked how the mouse scrollwheel zooms images in and out. IvanView's most remarkable feature is its array of filters and effects, normally found only in dedicated image-editing packages. These include Gaussian blurs, sharpening, lens distortion, and edge detection. Web developers will find IvanView a useful, lightweight companion to a more serious editor such as Adobe Photoshop.
What's new in version 1.2.15
Version 1.2.15 adds support for EXIF/IPTC data and JPEG 2000 format.
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedDecember 20, 2003
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
IvanView 1.2.15 is capable of viewing more than 70 image formats and has conversion capabilities in 20 of the most popular formats. Its interface can be adjusted with great flexibility to accommodate both beginners and professionals. You will never again forget when or where you snapped a photo when you take advantage of a new option allowing you to add comments to any type of image. The handy slide-show function will allow you to display your images with a customizable delay between them. The built-in editor will make the editing of images quick and convenient; giving the photos a polished look is a breeze.