IrfanView 4.00

IrfanView is a is a fast and simple freeware image viewer, editor and converter that supports all major graphic formats, including AIF, ANI/CUR, ASF, AU/SND/AIF, AVI, B3D, BMP/DIB, CAM, CLP, CRW, DAT (VideoCD), DCR, DDS, DXF, Dicom/ACR, DJVU, ECW, EMF/WMF, EPS, FLI/FLC, FPX, FSH, G3, GIF, ICO/ICL/EXE/DLL, IFF/LBM, IMG/GEM, JPG2000, JPG/JPEG, JPM, KDC, LDF, LWF, MED, MID/MIDI/RMI, MNG/JNG, MOV, MP3, MPG/MPEG, MrSID, MRW, NEF, LM/NOL/NGG, OGG, ORF, PBM/PGM/PPM, PCX/DCX, PhotoCD, Mac PICT, PNG, PSD, PSP, QTIF, RAS/SUN, RAW, RAF, RA, RLE, SFF, SFW, SGI/RGB, SWF, TGA, TIF, TTF, TXT, WAD, WAV, WBMP, WBZ/WBC, WMA, WMV, XBM and XPM. In addition it features drag and drop support, directory viewing, TWAIN (Technology Without An Interesting Name) scan support, slide shows, batch conversion, multi language support, thumbnail option, preview option, print option, IPTC edit, capturing, extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs, lossless JPG (Joint Photographic Expert Group) rotation, EXE/SCR creating, many hotkeys, many command line options and modifications such as changing color depth, crop, blur and sharpen.

Changelog:

- Improved Vista compatibility
- New display option: Center image in window (Menu: View->Display options)
- Toolbar skin option added (Properties->Toolbar)
More Toolbar skins are available on the IrfanView homepage.
=> Users can send new Toolbar skins by email, Thanks guys!
- New Properties->Video option: Use DirectShow for playing (good for MJPG AVIs)
- New advanced batch option: Auto adjust colors
- "Enhance colors" can be now used on selections
- New EXIF dialog button: Show in Google Earth (if GPS data available)
- The EXIF dialog can stay displayed on screen
- Thanks to Dmitri Poguliayev for the new Vista icon!
- New Hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + M = Show/edit JPG comment
- Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions
- Some bugs fixed (Start folder, RLE BMPs, ANI loading)

Download: IrfanView 4.00 freeware
Download: IrfanView 4.00 Plugins
Link: Home Page

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Awesome! Thanks for the tip. Been using this forever. Not much of a graphics guru, but this does whatever I've ever needed it to do.

Why is when some software update is posted, *someone* has to come in and troll about another software that they prefer?!

Jeez, its an update for those who use it. Dont like it, dont post!

Actually, I find it quite useful when people point out other software that they claim/feel is better. Then I check out that app too, and pick the better.

I do not see this as trolling, but some may do that too... :mad:

As regards to your last statement, that is quite lame. If only positive statements were welcomed, then this site wouldn't be wort visiting.

GAM said,
Actually, I find it quite useful when people point out other software that they claim/feel is better. Then I check out that app too, and pick the better.

I do not see this as trolling, but some may do that too... :mad:

As regards to your last statement, that is quite lame. If only positive statements were welcomed, then this site wouldn't be wort visiting.

I totally agree, that's the way i ever heard of new programs

Excellent little program, Ive been using this for years and have always found it to be great Would recommend this to anyone.

Q: What is the IrfanView icon, is this a bear or devil or something else?
A: This is a red CAT, a road cat. Note, I like cats, but this is a joke ;-)

From Irfanview FAQ


But why no JPG2000 in batch conversion?

Too bad the link to irfanview_plugins_400_setup.exe is broken and missing from the (USA) mirrors....

HawkMan said,
but my D40 doesn't have GPS :)

Your fault, you should have bought a better camera. :P
If you wanted to stay with Nikon, then you would have to get up to the D200.

Actually, my camera (FujiFilm FinePix S5 Pro) does not have GPS built-in, but it supports it so I bought it as an add-on. Now the GPS coordinates are recorded directly in EXIF on each photo I shoot (unless it is indoors and I don't get a good signal).

However, you can use software and an external independent GPS device and get your photos GPS tagged in post-processing, just make sure the date and time on your camera is correct so it can match the photos with your GPS coordinates using time as the common ground.

Irfanview resizes itself to the size of the image loaded though, so image centerign is only usefull when you use it maximized, wich isn't all that usefull for an image viewer liek irfan view, image viewers, or at least image viewers that resize like irfanview is pretty much one of the only apps I ever run non maximised.