Monday, April 15, 2013

IrfanView 4.35 – Most Popular Image Viewer|Converter

To view, edit and convert image files has been the most tedious task for both normal PC users and professionals. You’ll need a powerful image viewer to perform all the above tasks in a simple and accurate manner. IrfanView is an ultimate handy tool for Microsoft Windows which his freeware/shareware than can modify and convert image files and even play video/audio files like “.gif”.

Irfan Skiljan, a developer in Vienna has created the IrfanView that has been working with multi-platforms such as Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. (You need WineBottler to run IrfanView in Mac OS X.) Since the first release, the program was free to download and popular because of its painting capabilities, image creation and wide range of graphic file formats. It is more accurate than others due to its small size, quick performance and ease of use.

The latest version IrfanView 4.35 has added new insert text features, dialog profiles, and updated TIF loader. Basically, the program is compact and has very basic installation with complete set of plug-ins. IrfanView is free for non-commercial use and is available for free to download from its official website.

Image Formats Supported:

Took from IrfanView Official Website


  • Supports wide range of file formats. (Check out the above image)
  • Supports Embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF formats.
  • Supports Adobe Photoshop Filters.
  • Has Thumbnail/Preview Option.
  • Has Paint Option to draw lines, arrows, circles, flatten images, etc.
  • View images in Slideshow and save them as EXE/SCR or you can burn it to CD.
  • Shows EXIF/IPTC/Comment Text in Slideshow or Fullscreen.
  • Convert images with advanced image procession method known as Batch Conversion.
  • Edit TIF images with Multipage TIF editing method.
  • View images via Fast Directory View.
  • You can search files, email/scan/print them.
  • Has a basic Multimedia player to play audio/video files.
  • Has many Hotkeys, Command Line options, and Plug-ins.
  • You can also add Watermark, a text/image overlay.
  • You can change the color depth, edit IPTC files, capture screenshots, cut/crop images, and extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs.
  • It doesn’t change the system registry entries without user authorization.
  • Create Screensavers and slideshows with embedded MP3 audio.

You can get toolbar skins from the official website by downloading the toolbar ZIP file and change the skin through “Properties->Toolbars” option. IrfanView is the most used graphic viewer worldwide with multiple GIF support and the first one to with multiple ICO support.