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Graphics Irfanview - graphic viewer / converter
Update: Irfanview has a new version out with even more file types supported. You can even play music and watch movies on it once you install the proper plugins. Just loaded up a short avi movie and Irfanview actually let me extract all the frames from it and created image files from them. That's just sweet.
(old review) I've been using Irfanview for years. I just find it way to handy to replace with anything else. Over the years they've added all kinds of features without sacrificing the speed or making the program bloated. This is one of the most used free applications on the internet.
Website - Freeware
  • Many supported file formats (click here the list of 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/Fullscreen etc.
  • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
  • Drag & drop support
  • Fast directory view (moving through directory)
  • Batch conversion (with image processing)
  • Email option
  • Multimedia player
  • Print option
  • Change color depth
  • Scan (batch scan) support
  • Cut/crop
  • IPTC editing
  • Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
  • Capturing
  • Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
  • Lossless JPG rotation
  • Many hotkeys
  • Many command line options
  • Many PlugIns
  • Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I Agree" or "Evaluation expired"
  • No registry changes without user action/permission!
  • and many more
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