IrfanView is a software program that’s been around for a long time and is still highly regarded by all of our website’s staff. Since the days it was known mainly for fitting in a single floppy disk IrfanView still delivers a simple user experience and high performance speed.
Some users may not get its charm but by examining its advanced features you’ll come up with a set of tools fitting an experienced and professional digital image editor. For example, Batch Conversion allows to convert the formats of entire folders of photos, reduce their size, change files types, apply various filters and many other and diversified features. Keyboard editing (using Ctrl+Y for cropping, for example), saves valuable time of copying pictures and adjusting their size in order, for example, to prepare presentations. Its photo displayer is much quicker and more comfortable than those offered by Windows operating system, which leads to a faster photo loading process and for a simpler and more enjoyable browsing experience.
Even if you have more advanced software programs such as Photoshop, IrfanView is a great complementary software program. While waiting for Photoshop to launch, you will have finished launching IrfanView, cropping the picture you want, changing its clarity and saving the file.
IrfanView is a quick, compact and innovative image viewing and converting software program that have come a long way since its release twenty years ago. The program is perfect for both novice and proficient users and its system requirements are very basic.
The software program supports various formats: AIF, ANI/CUR, ASF, AU/SND, AVI, B3D, BMP/DIB, CAD formats, CLP, DDS, DICOM/ACR, DJVU, ECW, EMF/WMF, EPS/PS/PDF/AI, EXR, FITS, FPX (FlashPix), G3, GIF, HDR, HDP/WDP, ICO/ICL/EXE/DLL, IFF/LBM, IMG (GEM), JPEG-X, JLS, JPG2000, JPG, JPM, KDC, MED, MID/RMI, MNG/JNG, OV, MP3, MPG, MrSID, NLM/NOL/NGG, OGG, PBM/PGM/PPM, PCX/DCX, PDN, PhotoCD, PNG, PSD, PSP, PVR, RAS/SUN, RAW, Real Audio (RA), RLE, SFF, SFW, SGI/RGB, SWF/FLV, TGA, TIF, TTF, TXT, WAD, WAV, WBMP, WEBP, WQ, XBM, XPM, XCF, CRW/CR2, VTF, DNG, NEF, ORF, RAF, MRW, DCR, X3F, PEF, SRF, EFF, DXF, DWG, HPGL, CGM, SVG, WBC/WBZ, etc.
Among the software program’s other features are: multi-lingual support, thumbnails option, quick browsing, editing several items simultaneously, search options, print, advanced photo editing, effects and filters, Unicode support, over 50 extensions, etc. Microsoft Media Player extension allows handling of these formats: AVI, ASF, AU/SND/AIF, WMV, WMA, WAV, MPG/MPEG, MP3, MOV, MID/RMI, etc. Support for Apple QuickTime extension enables the software program to support these formats as well: MOV, QTIF, Mac PICT, FLI/FLC. IrfanView was also the first software program ever to allow Animated-GIF format viewing.