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Type of Program: Graphic Viewer/Converter
Supported Platforms: Win95/NT
Authors Name: Skiljan Irfan
Version: 2.40
Price: Free
Installed Size: 600KB


Irfan View is a graphics viewer and converter. It supports the JPEG, GIF, BMP, DIB, RLE, PCX, PNG, TIFF, TGA, RAS/SUN, ICO, AVI, WMF, EMF, PBM, PGM, PPM, IFF/LBM and Photo-CD formats. It supports drag and drop and you can set up all the above formats to open in irfan view in the options.

You can copy, move, save as, print and delete images. You can also view Avi's, animated gifs, slideshow of images, and image info. You can also copy an image from the clipboard for view then save it in one of the above formats. Under the options menu you can choose to change you properties (this is where you set it up to automatically to open iview when you click on a file with one of the above extensions), you and play, stop, pause, or resume an *.avi file, stop *.gif animation, set as wallpaper, resize image (automatically proportions), convert to 256 colors, convert to grayscale, negative, brightness/contrast, edit palette, always on top, and time management. You also get several viewing, rotating and flipping options.

All in all this is a very good program and is free for home use and costs $10.00 to all others. No expirations or nag screens. If you need to register it he only takes cash. I just wish it would do more since it is so easy to use. Would love the ability to crop a graphic and/or the ability to make a graphic transparent. I hate opening a full fledged graphics program to do those little tasks.

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Reviewed by Zonia J. Heath

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