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
Improved Resampling (Speed; Lanczos artefacts: thanks to Marcel Lancelle)
New feature: Add watermark image (Edit menu and Advanced batch dialog)
Improved zooming: CTRL + wheel (keep mouse coordinates) and centered zoom
Support for WebP format (Weppy format, PlugIn, reading + saving)
Support for PDN format (Paint.NET format, PlugIn, thanks to ComSquare AG)
Support for XCF format (GIMP format, PlugIn, thanks to ComSquare AG)
Face Detection Plugin (Thumbnails window, thanks to MulticoreWare guys)
New JPG save option: Try to save with original (estimated) JPG quality
Improved/changed sort menus (XP/natural order)
New batch rename option: Run test rename
New Thumbnails menu: Refresh selected thumbs
Batch dialog, Output directory: Placeholders are now allowed
New Properties dialog: Zoom / Color management
New expert zoom option: Edit table with fixed zoom values (Properties->Zoom)
New fullscreen options: Center image, Text layer (Properties->Fullscreen)
New option in "Create multipage TIF/PDF" dialog: Load filenames from TXT file
New options in JPG IPTC/Comment dialogs: Allow Unicode PlugIn to change text
New command line option: /cmdexit (close current IrfanView after command line)
TIF bug with SGILog compressed images fixed (reported by Secunia, thanks!)
New special INI option to hide common folders in Open/Save dialog (see FAQs)
New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + K = Keep Scroll position