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Comment by tabakis
about IrfanView · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 8 Helpful Report as spam

I love it so much that I'm willing to ignore its ridiculous icon.


Comment by Craig3010
about IrfanView · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

THE king of image viewers. IrfanView is 21 years-old and I've been using it for as long. The interface hasn't changed much in those years because the design is simple and easy to configure. Plugins are available to expand its file handling capabilities for rarely used file types.


I've been using it since 2001? My younger brother recommended it and he worked in graphic arts at the time. Use it almost every day. For more advanced editing I'm starting to learn PaintShop Pro version X5 (released in 2015?) which I bought on a special offer for around $20 because I was upgrading Corel VideoStudio which I've been using around 2004? Irfan is super light and quick for simple crops, photo rotations and minor color changes and labeling pictures with arrows and text boxes.

Try XnView first

Comment by HughTash
about IrfanView and FastStone Image Viewer, XnView · Sep 2014 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

I've tested IrfanView, XnView Standard version, and FastStone Image Viewer. I liked XnView the most.

If you're looking for a free image viewer and basic editor, I suggest to try XnView first.


Comment by muzoek
about IrfanView · May 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Please mr. Skiljan, can you develop IrfanView for ChromeBook?


Comment by ChelOis
about IrfanView · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Even when it may have a somewhat unpleasant aesthetic (especially its icon), it is fast, light and versatile. This marvel is an essential part of the Freeware/OpenSource set of applications that I always install and use on my PC. Do yourself a favor, try it.


Comment by realnabarl
about IrfanView · Dec 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I like its thumnail feature, it doesn't create temporary files and fast.


Comment by scavenger
about IrfanView · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

light and fast, BUT :

  • no multicore support
  • fails with generation of contact sheet thumbnails with big images

Comment by sesam
about IrfanView · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Excellent application functionality wise, it's blistering fast and it isn't bloated with unnecessary features.

However with that said, it's sad that an application used by many photographers, designers and graphic artists, end up having such a distasteful icon and GUI. It appears that people have offered re-designing the toolbar and icon, but apparently the author doesn't care about the looks. While sure functionality is more important than looks, why not have both?.


Comment by teroteki
about IrfanView · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Extremely lightweight, streamlined and very functional. The plugins are the icing on the cake!
However, the shortcuts/navigation/customisation options are very restrictive and may take some getting used to.


Comment by em4020
about IrfanView · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

The alignment (rotation) of single pdf pages around a small corner (e.g., 2 °) is not possible with PDFFill (only 90 °, 180 °, 270 °).
With IRFANVIEW one can turn single pdf pages in a pdf document also about only few degrees, see .