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IrfanView

IrfanView 4.42

Edit and convert graphics files with this top-notch image viewer.

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Windows
Freeware
2.0 MB
2,346,043
4.94.9 10973 votes

IrfanView is a fast and simple image viewer and editor that supports all major graphic formats, including BMP, DIB, JPEG, GIF, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, multipage TIFF, and TGA. In addition, it features drag-and-drop support, directory viewing, TWAIN support, slide shows, batch conversion, and modifications, such as color depth, crop, blur, and sharpen.

For added functionality you can also download Irfanview plugins.

What's New:

Advantages of IrfanView 64-bit over 32-bit version:

  • It can load VERY large files/images (image RAM size over 1.3 GB, for special users)
  • Faster for very large images (25+ Megapixels, loading or image operations)
  • Runs only on a 64-bit Windows (Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10)

Advantages of IrfanView 32-bit over 64-bit version:

  • Runs on a 32-bit and 64-bit Windows
  • Loads all files/images for normal needs (max. RAM size is about 1.3 GB)
  • Needs less disc space
  • All PlugIns will work: not all PlugIns are ported (yet) to 64-bit (like OCR) and some 32-bit PlugIns must be still used in the 64-bit version, some with limitations (see the "Plugins32" folder)
  • The Unicode and many Adobe 8BF PlugIns can't work on 64-bit

Changelog:

  • 64-bit version: Use 32-bit TWAIN drivers if 64-bit drivers not installed
  • New dialog/GUI on Windows tablets ("2 in 1", Thanks to Arun Anbu from Intel)
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + Tab: Start/End Tablet mode dialog
  • New hotkey: CTRL + Insert: Edit->Copy
  • New Slideshow hotkey: Q = Pause/Resume a timer slideshow
  • New option for /info command line: write CSV file: /info=infofile.csv
  • Added PlugIns-Installer options for: /silent and /folder (Check FAQs page)
  • "Amazon 1Button App" offer removed
  • Some fixes (Auto color correction, PNG compression, UNC-Paths in 64-bit)