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Old 12-09-2001, 07:40 AM
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IrfanView

This isn't really a review, more of a heads-up.

For Windows users, you really should check out IrfanView. This adorably quirky little program is incredibly handy. Not an editor like Photoshop or PaintshopPro or others like that, but a graphics viewer with some additional handy utilities. It reads and converts an incredible array of image formats, can do batches including conversion and renaming, and a huge array of other features.

And it's freeware.
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Old 12-13-2001, 12:36 PM
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Well not many bites on this thread Doug. Agreed on IrfanView, one of the best free progs available.
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Old 12-13-2001, 06:37 PM
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Looks interesting, thanks. I go on this site atleast once a day and this one slipped by. I think there are threads that don't get seen. I think that is what happened here.
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Old 12-14-2001, 07:43 AM
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Thumbs down Fantastic program

Irfanview's been my default 'jpg' viewer for several years. In my opinion, its best features are the fast fullscreen mode (hit enter, and tap space and backspace to move between pictures), slideshow mode (an automatic form of the former feature), and thumbnail view. Everyone I've ever shown it to still uses it...

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Old 12-30-2001, 03:56 PM
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Re: Fantastic program

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Irfanview's been my default 'jpg' viewer for several years.
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Same here. It's fast, simple and small. I use it mainly for thumbnails and batch conversion. Haven't found a better image viewer yet.
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Old 12-30-2001, 04:38 PM
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I like this as well. Fast thumbnail generation is my favorite feature.
The resample/resize features are reportedly one of the best out there.
Although I use this, my number one, all time, must have, is ThumbsPlus.
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Old 01-24-2002, 06:19 AM
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Gee... I was reading this thread and thought what a wonderful program.... I'll have to check it out. Went to download it and found I already had it downloaded... Shows on my icons as Iview. I'd never really checked out all the features but have been using it a while. The main thing I'd enjoyed about it was that when it showed .gif files, it showed them animated if they were animated. That had previously been a problem for me as I'm a pack rat and save gifs and jpegs that I run across that I think I may use later in web design.
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Old 01-31-2002, 04:23 PM
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Hello All....

First post to add a couple of great uses I've found .

First ...is Screen Shots. just click that keyboard key for them, open "Sir" IrfanView and go to edit..paste.
You can easily crop, starting the selector at the upper left corner & bringing it to where ever you want.

Second....Just did this last nite, I'm so proud. You can tell that I am very very new to computers and love learning everything...

I found a web site, that had a great Flash movie with sound of the wailing of the sea. So I created a new folder "Flash" and then dragged a copy I found in my C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files (using Explorer). into the folder. Opened it with "Sir" IrfanView and he played it over and over for me. Then I saved it.

Wow... And to think this young man has given it to hundreds of thousand users FREE! I wrote and told him "Thank you!"

I use it also frequently for resizing, beats anything else I tried.
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Old 01-31-2002, 07:53 PM
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Welcome aboard and thanks for the review. Sounds like you really like it. I checked it out and downloaded it but haven't installed it as of yet but your post has me curious. Thanks. I look forward to hearing more from you in the forum.
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Old 01-31-2002, 10:07 PM
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Thank you for the nice "Welcome".... I'm still reading all the great threads here..

Have PS6 and can't do anything in it yet...Looking for help at the very basic level..
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