Some will need a touch-up before they can be used perhaps altering their colours, or adding effects, or changing their size, cropping, combining, there are many ways to make different uses of a single image. IrfanView offers facilities to do all these things in one, small-footprint application. Pros Easy to apply filters and effects: It is remarkably easy to get quite dramatic results really quickly. A quick menu selection -- no more than a couple of clicks -- allows you to easily play with image colours and apply a wide range of filters and effects. Slideshow creation: One of the reasons we take photos is to show them to other people.
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However, there are numerous third-party applications that can successfully replace this Windows tool, and some of them are bound to become indispensable once they are tested. One of them is IrfanView. Pretty complex setup, yet minimal GUI Installing IrfanView might seem a bit difficult because it prompts the user to choose the files they want the application to handle, so in case they just wish to use it as the backup solution, it becomes necessary to uncheck them all.
At first glance, the interface seems simplistic, leaving plenty of room for the actual displayed image and only presenting a few buttons for the basic actions. Nonetheless, the menus fully compensate for this simple appearance, since each of them comes with a large array of options. Plug-in support and a few editing options When it comes to its main function, namely image viewing, this tool can open almost any format out there while still enabling easy photo browsing. As a side note, IrfanView can be enhanced with third-party plug-ins so as to support virtually all graphic formats one could think of.
The official IrfanView Plug-in pack is a great collection. Despite its name, this utility can also do conversion and resize on the go, with the batch features proving to be both fast and efficient. In other words, one can rename, convert, resize, crop and change color depth of several images with only a few mouse clicks.
Context menu integration This software profram has a very rich Settings window, which means users can change almost every single option the app packs, not to mention that it comes with multi-language support for easier use. It can be integrated within the Windows context menu to enjoy its features in a seamless way.
A final evaluation All things considered, IrfanView is one of the best solutions one could find when it comes to handling photos, editing them, taking screenshots, viewing multi-page images, making panoramas or creating slideshows. A portable edition is also available for download, called Portable IrfanView.
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