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 Lossless JPG Dialog option: Rebuild EXIF-Thumbnail
Update of EXIF-Thumbnail on JPG-Lossless-Crop
Option to Edit EXIF date/time (Options menu or Thumbnails window for batch mode)
Improved color accuracy in "Decrease color depth" function
Added "Best quality" option in "Decrease color depth" dialog
New (Freeware) PlugIn for DWG format - thanks to BabaCAD-Software guys!
New feature: Replace Color (Image menu and Advanced Batch dialog)
New feature: Create tiled image (Image menu)
New PlugIn: Filter Sandbox (Image->Effects menu, JewelScript)
Option to invert single color channels only (Image menu)
New Edit menu option: Show Grid (see also Properties->Editing for cell size)
New Slideshow Burning PlugIn for WinXP SP3 or later
New display options added: Fit small image side to window/desktop
Profiles option added to Batch Rename dialog
New Advanced Batch dialog option: Set new image size in MegaPixels
New options for Fine Rotation effect: Keep old image size and background
New feature in Color Corrections dialog: Change White Balance
New effect in "Image->Add border/frame" dialog: Inside fading frame
New Thumbnails menu: Extract pages from selected multipage files
New Add Text dialog effect: Filled outline text
Negative and Grayscale menus can work on selections
Improved selection handling with large zooms
Updated Icons-Plugin (bigger/nicer icons)
New hotkeys: CTRL + SHIFT + left/right arrow: Fine rotation, 0.10 deg
New hotkeys: CTRL + SHIFT + up/down arrow: Fine rotation, 0.05 deg
Batch-Scan dialog: some placeholders can be used for the filename (help file)
New text placeholders to add $ and | characters (see help file)
New (admin) INI file option: Set save formats in Save-As dialog (see FAQs)
New hotkey for slideshow mode: SHIFT + Z = show all or portrait/landscape images
Hotkey: G = stop or resume GIF/ANI animation (browse frames/pages if stopped)
DCX/ANI loading bug fixed (reported by FuzzMyApp, thanks!)
FPX bug fixed
Added reading support for 32-bit (96 BPP) TIF images
New command line option: /multipdf (same syntax as /multitif)
Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions