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IrfanView is a free, small, fast graphic viewer whose goal is to be simple for beginners while meeting the power needs of professionals. It allows you to view and change graphic images to your own specifications, such as changing properties of a digital photograph. A simple interface makes it easy to navigate.

You'll find no shortage of tools with IrfanView; it has a preview option as well as Microsoft Paint type features like drawing lines, arrows, straightening an image or reducing its size, etc. You can turn your graphics into a slideshow, animate GIF images, add comments or just transfer your work to a CD. It also has support for Adobe Photoshop filters. Just open the program and you can edit, cut and crop, apply batch conversions and more. Effects include sharpening and blurring, among others. You can even create impressive panoramas.

As for ease of use, you can customize the toolbar with skins and icons that are available. Attractive, colorful toolbars created by users are functional and fun.

IrfanView has a thumbnail option with a thumbnail tree menu. You'll find hotkeys that can create a new image, add canvas, etc. One handy feature is the ability to save your work as you edit. There is a wallpaper menu available and a multi-page menu.

Open source IrfanView alternatives

Imgv 3.1.5
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Imgv is a versatile image viewer that support all common image formats - and allows you to easily browse through all of your pictures. Image data including exif information can be displayed on top of... Read more
Cornice 0.6.2
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Cornice was originally developed to provide more or less the same functionality of ACDSee but on Linux. But since it was developed using Python program language - it is now available on virtually any... Read more

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