View, edit and present photos – all this is easy with “IrfanView”. The free software not only presents the most important image formats but also has great features for editing and converting graphics and photos. With the right program extensions, “IrfanView” even plays audio and video files from MP3 to WAV to MPEG and AVI.
In the so-called “batch mode” of “IrfanView” you can convert multiple files “in one go” and perform automatic color correction for multiple images in one go. The latter feature is especially useful when shooting under difficult lighting conditions. Furthermore, contact prints can be printed with just a few clicks and photos can be provided with effects such as sharpening, blurring, “oil painting” or “relief”.
Name of Software: IrfanView
Type of Software: Freeware
Category: Graphics| Image Editor, Image Viewer
Publisher: Irfan Skiljan
Size: 2.36 MB
Last Updated: 13/12/2018
Present photos: Create Slideshow with Music
In terms of editing options, “IrfanView” offers the usual standards such as rotation, mirroring, color correction and scaling. In addition, you can remove “red eyes” and insert effective caption texts. With the so-called “Crop” function, you can precisely trim images onto a marked area. In addition, photos can be presented as a slideshow or saved as a background for the Windows desktop. Convenient: You can also save the slide show as a self-running presentation (in EXE format up to 4 gigabytes in size) and as a screensaver (in SCR format) or burn it directly to CD. If the appropriate MP3 plug-in is installed, you have the opportunity to add the photo show with music right away.
Thumbnails: Create Contact Sheets of Photos
In addition to the main program, “IrfanView” has a thumbnail module that displays photos in selected folders clearly as mini-images. The size of the thumbnails can be adjusted variably. Practically, you cannot just pass a photo to the main program by double-clicking, but you can, for example, print selected thumbnails in the form of contact sheets, convert them in batch mode or transfer them to an FTP server. Use the snapshot feature to take specific pictures of the current desktop or selected application windows. These can then be edited and saved with “IrfanView”. In doing so, the “serial function” proves to be useful, which automatically captures the current screen or the current window at a specified time interval.
If you have a scanner, you can use the “Copy Shop” function. This can be used to scan newspaper pages or photos and print them out with a short time delay.
Extend IrfanView Functionality with Plugins
With an extensive plugin package, you can retrofit “IrfanView” with numerous extra functions, for example, to read and write even more formats. This way you can also load PDFs or save photos in PDF format. If the appropriate MP3 plug-in is installed, you have the option of placing slideshows in “IrfanView” with music right away. And with “Nero” plugin you burn slideshows directly to CD.