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
Faster JPG loading! (Thanks to D. R. Commander for libjpeg-turbo)
New Paste options: Paste on left/right/top/bottom (Edit->Paste Special)
(see also the new option: Properties->Editing->Fit clipboard image)
Changes in Open/Save dialogs (Recent folders box, View mode is remembered)
Menu "File->Recent directories" removed (MRUDs are now in the Open dialog)
New options in Canvas Size dialog
EXIF + IPTC PlugIns merged into Metadata-Plugin
New option in JPG IPTC/Comment dialogs: Allow placeholders
New option in JPG IPTC dialog: Batch editing (if started from Thumbnails)
New options in Capture dialog (send to Clipboard, Printer, new name patterns)
Option to show Alpha channel for TIF/PNG/TGA files (menu: Image->Show channel)
Option to show TIF alpha/transparency (for 32 bit RGBA images, Properties->Viewing)
Added basic support for EXIF saving from Digi-Cam RAW formats to JPG
The Effects dialog can be resized/maximized
AltaLux Effect/PlugIn added (Image->Effects menu, Thanks to Stefano Tommesani)
Option to set a tolerance value for "Auto crop borders" (Properties->Editing)
New Advanced-Batch dialog: Crop width/height can be negative (crop from end)
New option in batch rename dialog: Remember last rename counter
Support for MPO format (Multi Picture Object, first 2 images can be loaded)
Support for GLCD format (Formats PlugIn)
DEL key now allowed in slideshow mode: delete current file
New hotkeys: SHIFT + 1-3: Start external editor 1-3
New hotkey: SHIFT + "." (point): Toggle slideshow modes: random <-> automatic
Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions
Some minor bugs fixed (ALT+F4)