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IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative
freeware graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.

It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.

IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with
Multiple (animated) GIF support. One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIF support.
The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support.


There are many plugins and languages Available for IrfanView.
Go to the IrfanView site for more details.

Download current version 4.35
 

   
  Some IrfanView features:
  • Many supported file formats (click here the list of formats)
  • Multi language support
  • Thumbnail/preview option
  • Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
  • Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
  • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
  • Drag & drop support
  • Fast directory view (moving through directory)
  • Batch conversion (with image processing)
  • Multipage TIF editing
  • Email option
  • Multimedia player
  • Print option
  • Change color depth
  • Scan (batch scan) support
  • Cut/crop
  • IPTC editing
  • Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
  • Capturing
  • Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
  • Lossless JPG rotation
  • Many hotkeys
  • Many command line options
  • Many PlugIns
  • Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I Agree" or "Evaluation expired"
  • No registry changes without user action/permission!
  • and many more

 

   
 

Supported file formats in IrfanView
 

Extension Format Name Read Save
       
Graphic formats:      
ANI, CUR Animated Cursor
X
 
AWD* Artweaver format
X
 
B3D* BodyPaint 3D format
X
 
BMP, DIB Windows Bitmap
X
X
CAM* Casio digital camera format (JPG version only)
X
 
CLP Windows Clipboard
X
 
CPT CorelDraw Photopaint format (CPT version 6 only)
X
 
CRW/CR2* Canon RAW format
X
 
DCM/ACR/IMA* Dicom/ACR/IMA file format for medical images
X
 
DCX Multipage PCX format
X
 
DDS* Direct Draw Surface format
X
 
DJVU, IW44* DjVu File Format
X
 
DXF, DWG, HPGL, CGM, SVG* CAD Formats (Shareware PlugIns)
X
 
ECW* Enhanced Compressed Wavelet
X
X
EMF Enhanced Metafile Format
X
X
EPS, PS, PDF* PostScript Formats (AFPL Ghostscript required)
X
 
FITS* Flexible Image Transport System
X
 
FPX* FlashPix format
X
 
FSH* EA Sports FSH format
X
X
G3* Group 3 Facsimile Apparatus format
X
 
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
X
X
HDR* High Dynamic Range format
X
 
HDP, WDP* Microsoft HD Photo format
X
 
ICL, EXE, DLL Icon Library formats
X
 
ICO Windows Icon
X
X
ICS* Image Cytometry Standard format
X
 
IFF, LBM* Interchange File Format
X
 
IMG* GEM Raster format
X
 
JP2, JPC, J2K* JPEG 2000 format
X
X
JPG, JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
X
X
JPM* JPEG2000/Part6, LuraDocument.jpm
X
X
KDC* Kodak digital camera format
X
 
LDF* LuraDocument Format
X
X
LWF* LuraWave Format
X
X
Mac PICT, QTIF, MP4* Macintosh PICT format (Apple Quicktime required)
X
 
MNG, JNG* Multiple Network Graphics
X
 
MRC* MRC format
X
 
MrSID, SID* LizardTech's SID Wavelet format
X
 
DNG, EEF, NEF, MRW, ORF, RAF, DCR, SRF/ARW, PEF, X3F* Digital camera RAW formats (Adobe, Epson, Nikon, Minolta, Olympus, Fuji, Kodak, Sony, Pentax, Sigma)
X
 
NLM, NOL, NGG* Nokia/LogoManager files
X
 
PBM Portable Bitmap format
X
X
PCD Kodak Photo CD
X
 
PCX PC Paintbrush format from ZSoft Corporation
X
X
PDF* Portable Document format
X
X
PGM Portable Greymap format
X
X
PIC* Softimage PICT
X
 
PNG Portable Network Graphics
X
X
PPM Portable Pixelmap format
X
X
PSD Adobe PhotoShop format
X
 
PSP* Paint Shop Pro format
X
 
PVR* DreamCast Texture format
X
 
RAS, SUN* Sun Raster format
X
 
RAW, YUV* Raw (binary) data
X
 
RLE* Utah RLE format
X
 
SFF* Structured Fax File
X
 
SFW* Seattle Film Works format
X
 
SGI, RGB* Silicon Graphics format
X
 
SIF* SIF format
X
 
SWF, FLV* Macromedia Flash format
X
 
TGA Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter (TARGA)
X
X
TIF, TIFF Tagged Image File Format
X
X
TTF* True Type Font
X
 
TXT Text (ASCII) File (as image)
X
 
VTF* Valve Texture format
X
 
WAD* WAD3 Game format
X
 
WAL* Quake 2 textures
X
 
WBMP* WAP Bitmap format
X
 
WMF Windows Metafile Format
X
 
XBM* X11 Bitmap
X
 
XPM* X11 Pixmap
X
 
       
Video/Audio:      
AIF Sound file, Audio Interchange Format
X
 
AU, SND Audio format used by Sun and NeXT machines
X
 
MED* MED/OctaMED sound format
X
 
MID Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
X
 
MP3* MPEG audio layer 3 format
X
 
OGG* OGG Vorbis sound format
X
 
RA* Real Audio sound format (Real Player required)
X
 
WAV Windows audio file
X
 
ASF Advanced Systems Format
X
 
AVI Audio Video Interleaved
X
 
MOV*, MP4* QuickTime Movie format (Apple Quicktime required)
X
 
MPG, MPEG Moving Pictures Experts Group format
X
 
WMA, WMV Windows Media Audio/Video format
X
 

* = PlugIn required, see the plugins page.

 

Version 4.20 ( - CURRENT VERSION - ) (Release date: 2008-07-16)
  • Basic Unicode support added (Properties->Misc 1, thanks to Christophe Paris!)
  • New zoom options; improved relative zoom (Properties->Viewing)
  • Thumbnails can be sorted manually using drag/drop
  • GIF animations can be played in fullscreen/slideshow mode
  • New Advanced batch options: Fine rotation, Blur, Median ...
  • Option to show TIF Annotations created by Kodak Imaging (Properties->Viewing)
  • New JPG save option: Set file size (PlugIn: thanks to Lucian Sabo)
  • New save menu: Save for Web (PlugIn: thanks to Lucian Sabo)
  • New thumbnails options to disable or configure info text on mouse over
  • New edit menu: Auto crop borders (remove outside lines/rows of same color)
  • New feature in Canvas dialog: negative border sizes are allowed (border crop)
  • New option in Capture dialog: Capture desktop on current monitor only
  • New options in Custom selection dialog: Set custom ratio; Save values
  • New slideshow option (window mode): Set window position
  • New Fullscreen display options: Fit to screen width/height (Hotkeys: 5/6)
  • IPTC data in TIF files can be showed (no editing yet)
  • Fixed Thumbnails crash on multi core CPUs
  • New command line option for EXE Slideshow: /window=(x,y,width,height)
  • Option to set Status bar text using placeholders (Properties->Misc 3)
  • Option for proportional paste into selection (Properties->Misc 3)
  • Support for EXR format (PlugIn)
  • Support for MAG format (MAKI, Formats PlugIn)
  • Default display option is now: Fit only big images to desktop
  • Expanded Copy/Move dialog (4 more folders)
  • New Edit menu: Maximize and center selection (hold CTRL to center only)
  • New option in Edit Palette dialog: Click on image to find color index
  • New Thumbnails menu: Remove selected thumbs from list, Hotkey: Ctrl+Del
  • New Thumbnails menu: Save selected files names as TXT
  • New Thumbnails menu: Start Panorama dialog with selected files
  • The Enhance/Correct colors dialog can be resized/maximized
  • Enhanced TIF-LZW saving with 24 BPP images (smaller files are created)
  • New command line option: /jpg_rotate=(...values...)
    JPG lossless rotation, see i_options.txt for examples
  • New command line option: /transpcolor=(r,g,b)
    Set transparent color: can be used for GIF/PNG/ICO saving
  • New Hotkey: SHIFT + F = Fit only big images to desktop
  • New Hotkey: SHIFT + W = Fit images to window
  • New Hotkey: NUM-PAD 5 = Scroll to image center
  • New Hotkey/Menu: CTRL + N = Open current file in another IrfanView window
  • New Thumbnails option: Auto scroll during creation
  • New option in JPG IPTC/Comment dialog: Append text to old text
  • Scan dialog: 'Skip existing files' works also for multipage TIF files
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions
    http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (scrolling)
Version 4.10  (Release date: 2007-10-15)
  • New PlugIn: Paint (Edit menu, Hotkey: F12, thanks to Matteo Italia!)
    It allows IrfanView to paint lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
  • Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF (Properties->Viewing)
    LCMS PlugIn, thanks to Marti Maria
  • New command line option: /advancedbatch (Apply advanced batch options to image)
    Allows many image operations, add text etc.
  • Lossless JPG Crop added (Menu: Options or Thumbnails (batch mode))
  • Added option to tag/mark files during browsing (window or fullscreen mode):
    Hotkeys: X = tag file, SHIFT+X = untag file, SHIFT+Q: show tagged files in Thumbnails
  • Support for FLV format (Flash PlugIn, thanks to Remio)
  • Histogram feature added (Menu: Image, Hotkey: SHIFT+H)
  • Zoom calculation changed: relative, based on previous zoom value
  • Auto adjust colors works with selections (Thanks to Andras Horvath, www.log69.com)
  • Option to save values from "Enhance Colors" dialog
  • New effects added: Green and Yellow eye reduction (Effects browser dialog)
  • Option to keep current scroll position for the next image (Menu: View)
  • Support for HDP/WDP format (Microsoft HD Photo, PlugIn)
  • Save support for JNG format (Thanks to Pavel Demchuk)
  • New GUI for batch/slideshow dialogs
  • Custom selection dialog uses current selection at start, if available
  • New compression options in PDF export (Thanks to ComSquare AG)
  • New loading options for normal RAW files (Thanks to Sergey Fokin)
  • Fullscreen options can be changed during fullscreen mode
  • Browsing: if CTRL pressed, the file index increases/decreases by 5 (default: 1)
  • 3 external editors are possible now (Properties->Misc 3)
  • New option for Import palette: Use nearest color (Properties->Misc 3)
  • Changes in print option Scale (original image size is used as input)
  • New print option for multipage images: Print odd or even pages
  • Some changes/optimizations in HTML templates
  • CTRL+A selects the whole image in the main window
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions
    http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some bugs fixed (IFF/PCX/JP2 loading, GIF animations, Palette import)