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
New Add Text dialog features: No selection needed, Preview, Effects etc.
Option to save profiles (Add-Text, JPG-Save and Color Correction dialog)
New capture dialog option: Capture fixed screen rectangle; Stop timer
New transparency save option: Use main window color (GIF, PNG, ICO)
New file handling option: Remove sidecar files (Properties->File Handling)
New options in Watermark dialog: Preview, Click to preview
New folder browsing options in: Properties->Browsing (stop on folder end)
The EXIF-Thumbnail will be updated during saving as JPG
New (Freeware) PlugIn for DXF format - thanks to BabaCAD-Software guys!
New RAW format options in Properties->PlugIns
New menu: View->Multipage images->Auto show page thumbnails dialog
New print option for multipage images: Print specific pages
Option to Set selection rectangle color (Properties->Editing)
Context menu for video player (Copy frame, change volume)
New display menu option: Apply Sharpen after Resample
New button in Batch dialog: Save filenames as TXT file
New Thumbnail menus: Start Multipage TIF/PDF dialog with selected files
Thumbnails folder tree: CTRL + click = Load thumbs from all subfolders
New option for FLV files: Play in main window (Properties->Video)
New options in Batch rename dialog (create duplicate files)
Option to save custom dimensions in Resize and Custom-Selection dialog
Updated TIF loader
Updated DJVU PlugIn, thanks to guys from Caminova!
Command line: wildcards support for /multitif and /panorama (see i_options.txt)
Command line switch for /info: /shortinfo (write just file index and name)
Command line option for EXE Slideshow: /clearmonitors (clear other monitors)
Command line option "/append" can be now also used with "/scan"
New placeholder: $Q (get "correct" file extension, if possible)
New placeholder: $P (print size, from image->info dialog)
New fullscreen/slideshow hotkey: C = center image, On/Off
F8 key now allowed in slideshow mode: copy current file
Some TIF/GIF/CLP loading bugs fixed (thanks to Codenomicon Fuzz-o-Matic guys!)
PCX/XCF/ECW loading bug fixed (reported by FuzzMyApp, thanks!)
FPX/RLE/TTF/DJVU bug fixed (by Francis Provencher via Secunia SVCRP, thanks!)
JLS (CharLS) loading bug fixed (reported by Joseph Sheridan, thanks!)
PIC format removed (Softimage PICT, loading bugs)
NLM format removed (Nokia LogoManager formats, loading bugs)
Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions