Key Details of IrfanView (32-bit)

  • View and edit most graphics formats simply and quickly
  • Last updated on 03/15/23
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon

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Editors' Review staff

IrfanView is a handy tool that can open lots of different types of files. This includes pictures in many formats like JPEG and PNG, but it can also play videos, music, and show text files. People like it because it’s simple to use and really quick. 

You can use it on pretty much any Windows computer, and if you have an older computer or you're not using Windows, you can still make IrfanView work with a bit of extra effort. It’s really good at opening all kinds of files, even the ones that other programs might not be able to handle. 

When you open IrfanView, you'll see it’s pretty straightforward. It’s made to help you get to your files fast. IrfanView is really good at showing pictures and playing media files without slowing down. It supports a bunch of different file types, so you can pretty much open anything with it. 

If you want to fix up your photos, you can do that too. Cropping, resizing, and tweaking the colors are all easy to do. And if you’ve got a lot of photos to work on at once, IrfanView can handle them in batches, saving you a lot of time. 

One of the best things about IrfanView is its plugins. These are little extra pieces you can add on to make IrfanView do even more. If there’s something special you need to do with your files, there’s probably a plugin that can help. 

Bottom Line

View and edit most graphics formats simply and quickly. IrfanView handles many different file types, including many image formats (like JPEG, PNG, GIF, and more), videos, audio, and even text files. Known for being simple to navigate and quick. It works with all recent Windows versions, from Windows XP to Windows 11. You can also use it on older Windows computers or, with some extra software (Wine and WineBottler), on Linux and Mac. It’s especially good for looking at many different kinds of image files, even ones that other software might not open.

What's new in version 4.62

  • New PDF PlugIn (thanks to Pdfium guys)
  • Option to save slideshow as MP4 video (Thanks to Shao Voon Wong)
  • New options menu: Append current image to PDF (Options->Multipage images)
  • New options menu: Edit multipage PDF (Options->Multipage images)
  • New "Adobe 8BF filters" PlugIn (for 64-bit 8BF, thanks to Sinisa Petric)
  • New in Advanced Batch dialog: All effects (Effects Browser dialog) can be used
  • New in Properties->Extensions dialog: Load only minimal (browsing) extensions
  • The selection rectangle can be resized on corners (with CTRL = proportional)
  • Change for "Paste into Selection": you can move/resize the selection rectangle/image; click to apply selection image to main image
  • New option in "Compare images" dialog: Show difference image
  • New effect in Image->Effects menu: Skew/Shear image
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + G: Start Google Maps with GPS of the loaded file
  • New command line option: /fs_exit => if started in fullscreen mode; ESC closes fullscreen and IrfanView
  • Old/obsolete JPG options disabled: "Load as grayscale" and "Save as grayscale" (easy to forget; can be re-enabled using new INI flags)
  • Removed very old PlugIn: FiltersUnlimited
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

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Full Specifications

March 15, 2023
Latest update
May 17, 2024
Operating System
Windows 11, Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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Developer's Description

Edit and convert images in an easy to use, yet powerful professional-grade software.
IrfanView is a fast and compact image viewer/converter. It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. It supports file formats and features. Features include: multi-language support, Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow, toolbar skins, fast directory browsing, batch conversion/editing, multipage editing, file search, change color depth, scanning, cut/crop, IPTC edit, capturing, lossless JPG operations, effects, watermark image option, ICC support, EXE/SCR creating, many hotkeys, command line options and plugins.