From Irfan Skiljan
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer.
It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.
IrfanView is trying to create new and/or interesting features in its own way, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole "creativity" is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 10+ years).
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.
Some features of IrfanView:
* Many supported file formats
* Multi language support
* Thumbnail/preview option
* Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
* Toolbar skins 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
* Fast directory view (moving through directory)
* Batch conversion (with image processing)
* Multipage TIF editing
* File search
#Option to support IrfanView by installing Google Chrome browser (OPTIONAL !)
#New multipage images feature: Show page thumbnails (Hotkey: F10, menu: View)
(Uses thumbnail settings from Thumbnails window, use TAB for focus change)
#New multipage images option: Change pages using Page keys (Properties->Browsing)
#New color management option in Properties->Viewing:
Set input ICC profile file for images without embedded ICC profile (default: sRGB)
#New edit menu: Show selection grid (None, Golden Ratio, Thirds)
#New edit menu: Redo (one step, hotkey: CTRL + J)
#Video Playbar showed if DirectShow option used (Fullscreen: B = toggle playbar)
(see Hotkeys help page; Thanks to Henner Helmers for testing)
#Option to show an image color channel, menu: "Image->Show channel" and
#Option show the channel as color or grayscale (Properties->Browsing/Editing)
#Selection: hold CTRL key pressed during drawing to make a proportional selection with the ratio from "Create Custom selection" dialog
#New selection hotkeys:
ALT + arrows: change width/height of the selection rectangle
CTRL + arrows: proportional resize of the selection rectangle
Arrows: If no scrollbars visible: Move selection rectangle
#New placeholder options for: $D, $d, $F and $N => allow partial text, example:
$N[0-5] => get first 5 characters from the file name
#New window display options: Fit to window width/height
#New Email PlugIn option: Resize large images
(Advanced options work on the first page only)
#New Batch resize option: Resize based only on new/old DPI value
#Vertical and horizontal flip can be applied on selections
#New print dialog option: Collate (for multiple copies of multipage images)
#New Insert-Text dialog options: Antialiased text and Centered (batch mode)
#New Sort dialog option: Insert before selected file (for Batch/Slideshow)
#New JPG-Transform PlugIn option: Write/remove JFIF JPG header
#New Capture dialog feature: Set timer value as decimal number
#New hotkey: click into image + SHIFT = copy hex color value to clipboard
#New thumbnail sizes for 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9 ratios (Thumbnail window options)
#New selection color/method for items in Thumbnails window
#Improved extraction of video frames (more formats supported if Codecs installed)
#New feature for advanced users: define an external editor for every extension
=> see FAQs for an example, [CustomEditors]
#New PNG save option: Save transparency as Alpha channel (Thanks to Thomas Henlich)
#Command line: /advancedbatch and /convert can process all pages from multipage TIF
#Command line: /extract works now for GIF/ANI animations too
#New command line option: /export_pal=palfile (export palette to a PAL file)
#New hotkey: SHIFT + F5 = Refresh (force resample, if set in display options)
#New hotkey: SHIFT + Home/End = Load first/last page in a multipage image
#New hotkey: CTRL + D = Image->Add border/frame
#New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + X = Set as wallpaper: Proportional
#Menu change: Create max. custom selection moved to "Create maximized selection"
#At request of Luratech: removed support of LWF/LDF formats
(projects/formats stopped, buffer overflows reported)
#Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions