Friday, June 28, 2013

IrfanView v4.36

IrfanView is a very close competitor to my personal favorite image viewing application FastStone Image Viewer(Latest Version). Similar to FastStone Viewer it provides multitude of image type support along with many cool features. It will be unfair not to mention that it would be one of the foremost free image viewer to offer support for so many file formats in a real convenient way. It is a freeware for non-commercial usage.

IrfanView at .NeXT

IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. It is designed to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. IrfanView seeks to create unique, new and interesting features, 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 IrfanView features:

  • Many supported file formats (click here the list of 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 advanced image processing)
  • Multipage TIF editing
  • File search
  • Email option
  • Multimedia player
  • Print option
  • Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF
  • Change color depth
  • Scan (batch scan) support
  • Cut/crop
  • Add overlay text/image (watermark)
  • IPTC editing
  • Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
  • Screen Capturing
  • Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
  • Lossless JPG rotation
  • Unicode support
  • Many hotkeys
  • Many command line options
  • Many PlugIns
  • Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I Agree" or "Evaluation expired"
  • No registry changes without user action/permission!
  • and much much more

Version 4.36 ( - CURRENT VERSION - ) (Release date: 2013-06-27)

  • 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 (Thanks to Kornel Lesinski!)
  • 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 effects PlugIn: Filter Sandbox (Image->Effects menu, JewelScript, thanks to Stefan Kuhn!)
  • 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 (Thanks to Eric Haddan!)
  • 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 (Thanks to Wong Shao Voon)
  • Negative and Grayscale menus can work on selections
  • Improved selection handling with large zooms
  • Updated Icons-Plugin (bigger/nicer icons, thanks to Florian Kilzer)
  • 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 (reported by Secunia/Krystian Kloskowski, thanks!)
  • 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

Download IrfanView (Official Site):

irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm

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