IrfanView is a program for viewing, editing and converting images, photos and all kinds of graphics. It is a light and compact application, which consumes few resources, but includes several functionalities that make it a very useful and efficient tool, with the advantage that it is easy to use for ordinary users, but also very attractive and powerful for professionals.
Those who have used other software of similar characteristics, such as XnView, will see that many of its features are similar and probably inspired by this program.
Some of the features of IrfanView are as follows:
- Support for multiple image formats, including:
- ANI, CUR, B3D, BMP, DIB, CAM *, CLP, CPT (CorelDraw Photopaint), ICO, JP2, JPC, JPG, JPEG, J2K *, KDC * (Kodak Photo CD), PCD (Kodak Photo CD), PDF, PNG, PSD (Adobe PhotoShop), MacFilter, ), PSP * (Paint Shop Pro), SWF and FLV * (Flash), TGA, TIF, TIFF, WBMP *, etc.
- It supports audio and video formats such as AIF, AU, SND, MED*, MID, MP3, OGG, RA (Real Audio), WAV, ASF, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, MPEG, WMA and WMV. For some it requires plugins.
- It supports several languages, including Spanish.
- Image editing options, with the inclusion of drawing tools (lines, circles, arrows, etc.).
- It allows to create presentations ( slideshow ) with the possibility to add comments and text to the images. They can be saved in .EXE format to run directly; Can also be burned to CD or DVD.
- It has a directory explorer and the possibility to view image galleries. The navigation is fast and agile.
- It performs conversions, transformations and resizing of images, with the possibility of doing it for a set of files at the same time ( batch process ).
- Add effects and various filters.
- Extract program icons.
- It has a screen capture tool by region.
- It allows you to add images as e-mail attachments, from the application.
- Add watermarks and text to photos.
It also supports plugins, which are responsible for adding new functionalities, effects, and compatibility with other applications.
IrfanView 4.38 is the latest version of this software, updated in June 2014. It is compatible with Windows 9x / ME / NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7/8, and is completely free.