Download IrfanView – Free, Small, Fast Photo Tool

I have always been a big fan of Adobe Photoshop, the trendsetter/innovator for all photo editor and image manipulation software.

The downside for typical users though, (other than its price – which is formidable), is it’s huge size on disk, it’s very challenging platform requirements, and an extreme learning curve which demands time and training.

Most of us don’t need the flexibility, or the power of a high end (read: expensive), photo editor. Instead, we’re looking for an application that’s small, fast, and free with an intuitive interface that’s very easy to use; especially for those with only modest previous experience.

IrfanView which is one of my favorite photo applications, not just mine; there have been over 34 million downloads, is not just an image viewer, but an image browser, converter, and an editor as well. Best of all, you’ll find the interface intuitive and very easy to use. If you’re curious, this application is named after its developer Irfan Skiljan.

With IrfanView you can fix and enhance digital photos including resizing, cropping, correcting red eye, flipping, and rotating. As well, you can perform a wide variety of image adjustments, including brightness, contrast, and applying special effects such as sharpen and blur.

I have been using this neat little program for years and with every new release it just keeps getting better.


Fast Facts:


The most downloaded Image Editing Software, out of 2618 products, on CNET

Small – only 1.2 MB

Many supported file formats

Multi language support

Thumbnail/preview option

Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)

Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Full screen etc.

Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters

Drag & drop support

Fast directory view (moving through directory)

Batch conversion (with image processing)

Multipage TIF editing

Multimedia player

Print option

Change color depth

And much more

Unless you have unusual image editing requirements, IrfanView should more than meet your needs. If you’re into portable applications, the good news is – IrfanView can be run as a portable application from a USB drive.

System Requirements: Windows Vista, Windows XP

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For the Geeky Photographer: Image Analyzer 1.30


If you’re a geeky photographer, then Image Analyzer could be just the program you’ve been searching for. This small (1.24MB), free, advanced, feature-rich image editor, comes complete with serious enhancement and analytical tools.

At the advanced level, this is not a program for the faint of heart, and requires a good understanding of photographic techniques. Check it out at “Free Image Analyzer 1.30 -Professional Photo Editor” on this site.


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4 responses to “Download IrfanView – Free, Small, Fast Photo Tool

  1. whatsonmypc


    This is a great app that I have kept by my side for years… It was probably one of the first graphic viewer, years back, that became an instant hit.

    You can also download the “plugin package” that even makes this package that more powerful (mutlimedia capabilities)…

    Like fine wine… Keeps getting better.


  2. g

    sorry bill, i’m also an xnviewer.

    i did use irfanview for about a year (prior to xn) though. it is a great program.

  3. whatsonmypc

    Bill and “G”…

    Checkout Faststone Image Viewer (portable version available)… Numerous functions buried in this app that folks do not explorer or know about… Same guy made FastStone Capture, which is awesome, but went commercial on us…