IrfanView is one of the most popular image viewers for Windows, created from the ground up to have a incredibly small processing footprint and enable users to access wide array of tools that will make not only novices and collectors happy, but also people who want to easily get access to tools that can perform great tasks such as batch conversion, image manipulation (crop, rotate, change format, size, change color range, optimize colors) and even simple image editor (drawing, adding text, etc). Using external plugins users can greatly expand capability of Irfan View, including ability to playback audio and video files.
First version of IrfanView was created in early June of 1996 by the Bosnian programmer living in Vienna Irfan Skiljan. Today after more than 15 years on the market this great app supports every version of Windows between Win95 and Win8, enabling anyone chance to easily make this lightweight app (just 1.5MB without plugins, which are smaller than 10 MB) to become their primary image viewing app. IrfanView supports ALL popular image formats, it can create screensavers, support for TWAIN devices such as scanners, it can take screenshots, preview text files, animated gifs, browse image libraries by their thumbnails, and much more.
Ifran View is very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE. It is trying to be easily for use, simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. It comes with multitude of features, some of which are:
- Many supported file formats
- Simple, intuitive interface
- Translated into many languages
- Slideshow supports (slideshows can be saved as executable files, screensavers or burned to CD/DVD)
- Adobe Photoshop filters support
- Supports most image formats
- Thumbnail view
- Fast directory view (moving through directory)
- Batch conversion/renaming tool (with image processing)
- Various image effects
- Print option
- Lossless JPG rotation
- And much much more…