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IrfanView

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Web site: http://www.irfanview.com/

Date of first review/ name of reviewer: 5/21/08 [Lisa Spiro]

Additional reviewer(s):

Produced by:  irfan skiljan

Cost: Free [donations encouraged]

Description: IrfanView is an easy-to-use image editor and viewer

Platform: Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista 

License: "IrfanView is provided as freeware, but only for private, non-commercial use (that means at home). IrfanView is free for educational use (schools, universities and libraries) and for use in charity or humanitarian organisations."

Maturity: now on version 4.10 [first released in 1996]

 

Features:

  • Supports many file formats
  • Batch conversion
  • Supports scanning
  • Supports cropping, resizing, effects, etc
  • Fast and lightweight

 

Advantages:

  • Essential tool for quickly and easily batch converting files.  For instance, you can rotate a folder of images, resize them, convert them to JPGs, etc--using a simple interface.
  • Use IrfanView to enhance an image by adjusting contrast, applying effects, etc.
  • You can also use IrfanView to rename files in batches.

 

Disadvantages:

  • It's not available natively on the Mac.  Since switching to a Mac, IrfanView is the software I miss most.

 

Tips:

  • If you are going to convert images in batches, make sure you have backup copies, and test the conversion first on a couple of images.

 

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