IrfanView PlugIns

Please use always the current IrfanView and PlugIn version ...

Special PlugIn: "IrfanView Shell Extension":

This PlugIn shows a Context menu for some IrfanView operations in Windows Explorer or other file managers. You can select several files and: Play slideshow, Load files in Thumbnails window, Start JPG Lossless Rotation or Convert images to another format.
Download: (Installer)
(SHA-256 checksum: f929d5093f71293ed0d4e9959df26364258ffb715c44fc26611c488bdd2dadbf)
or (ZIP, for experienced users!) (SHA-256 checksum: 218d3fab236b8788421c4349668c6ddc3d5bd553282170349299aa9c2148a869)

You can download the (32-bit) PlugIns as 4 separate ZIP files (for experienced users!):

1. Contains these PlugIns: IV_Player, Med, Mp3, Burning, Nero, Quicktime, Real Audio, SoundPlayer.
2. Contains these PlugIns: Awd, B3d, BabaCAD4Image, Crw, CADImage, Dicom, DjVu, EaFsh, Ecw, Exr, Flash, Formats, Fpx, Hdp, Ics, ImPDF, ImPDN, ImCXF, JPEG2000, Jpeg_LS, Jpm, Kdc, Mng, Mrc, MrSID, PDF, PhotoCD, PNGOUT, Postscript, RIOT, Sff, Wbz, WebP, Wsq, Vtf.
3. Contains these PlugIns: Filter Sandbox, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited.
4. Contains these PlugIns: Email, FaceDetect, Ftp, Lcms.

PlugIns updated after the version 4.41:

  • Available PlugIns and current versions:
  • AltaLux - (version 1.08): allows IrfanView to use AltaLux image effect
  • Ansi2Unicode - (version 0.2.7): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to read filenames with Unicode characters
  • AWD - (version allows IrfanView to read Artweaver files
  • B3D - (version 4.22): allows IrfanView to read BodyPaint 3D files
  • BabaCAD4Image - (version 1.2): allows IrfanView to to read DXF and DWG CAD files
  • BURNING - (version 4.36): allows IrfanView to burn slideshow to a CD/DVD/BD (Windows XP SP3 or later required)
  • BURNINGOLD - (version 4.36): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to burn slideshow to a CD (Windows XP or later required, Nero option can burn Data DVD and VCD)
  • CADImage - (version allows IrfanView to read DXF/DWG/HPGL/CGM/SVG files (Shareware, third party plugin)
    Newest versions under:
    Newest 64-bit versions:
  • CRW - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to read Canon CRW/CR2 files (high resolution image version)
    Note: this PlugIn requires additional Canon DLLs. You can download these DLLs with the Canon ZoomBrowser program:
    or try here: (check "Readme.txt" for instructions and install!)

  • DICOM - (version 4.20): allows IrfanView to read Dicom formats (DCM, ACR, IMA)
  • DJVU - (version 4.35): allows IrfanView to read DJVU format
  • ECW - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to read/write ECW files (Enhanced Compressed Wavelet)
  • EFFECTS - (version 4.41): contains image effects and allows IrfanView to load Adobe Photoshop 8BF filters
    Note: some nice (fixed menu) Adobe 8BF Plugins/effects can be downloaded/installed from: (Installer)
    Note: some older/special 8BFs may require additional system DLLs: Msvcrt10.dll and/or Plugin.dll. You can download these DLLs here: (check "Readme.txt" for instructions and install!)

  • EMAIL - (version 4.30): allows IrfanView to send images as emails
  • EXR - (version 4.22): allows IrfanView to read EXR files
  • FACEDETECT - (version 2.00): allows IrfanView to use the Face Detection feature from Thumbnails window
    If you have a modern graphic card which can be used for additional calculations, you can try the GPU version of the plugin:
  • FILTER_FACTORY - (version 4.37): allows IrfanView to use Filter Factory 8BF files (Photoshop PlugIns)
  • FLASH - (version allows IrfanView to read Flash/Shockwave/FLV format
  • FORMATS - (version 4.41): allows IrfanView to read some rare image formats.
  • (Formats: PSP, G3, RAS, IFF/LBM, BioRAD, Mosaic, XBM, XPM, GEM-IMG, SGI, RLE, WBMP, TTF, FITS, PIC, HDR, MAG, WAD, WAL, DNG, EEF, NEF, ORF, RAF, MRW, DCR, SRF/ARW, PEF, X3F, CAM, SFW, YUV, PVR, SIF and old/retro formats from Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc.)
  • FPX - (version 4.36): allows IrfanView to read FlashPix files
  • FTP - (version 4.00): allows IrfanView to transfer files from Thumbnails window using FTP
  • FILTERS_UNLIMITED - (version 3.20): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to use Filters Unlimited files (Photoshop PlugIns and filters)
  • HDP - (version 4.33): allows IrfanView to read Jpeg-XR/HDP/WDP (Microsoft HD Photo) files
  • ICONS - (version 4.30): additional icons for IrfanView file associations
  • ICS - (version 4.22): allows IrfanView to read ICS files (Image Cytometry Standard)
  • IMPDF - (version 0.90): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to write PDF files (Portable Document Format)
  • IMPDN - (version 1.16): allows IrfanView to read PDN files (Paint.NET File Format)
  • IMXCF - (version 1.10): allows IrfanView to read XCF files (GIMP File Format)
  • IRFANVIEW SANDBOX - (version allows IrfanView to use JewelScript Effects/Filters
  • IV_PLAYER - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to play video/sound/audio-cd files using Windows Media Player
  • JPEG2000 - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to read/write JPEG 2000 files
  • JPEG_LS - (version allows IrfanView to read/write JPEG-LS files
  • JPG_TRANSFORM - (version 4.38): allows IrfanView to support lossless JPG operations (rotation/crop/cleaning, EXIF date editing, EXIF thumb update)
  • JPM - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to read/write JPM files
  • KDC - (version 1.54): allows IrfanView to read Kodak Digital Camera files
  • LCMS - (version 4.41): allows IrfanView to use color management
  • MED - (version 3.30): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to play MED/OctaMED audio files
  • METADATA - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to handle EXIF/IPTC/Comment information from compatible files
  • MNG - (version 4.22): allows IrfanView to read/play MNG/JNG files
  • MP3 - (version 3.90): allows IrfanView to play MP3/MP2/MP1 files
  • MRC - (version 3.70): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to read MRC files
  • MR-SID - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to read LizardTech's SID files
    Note: this PlugIn needs additional DLLs, download/install from: (Installer)

  • NERO - (version 4.20): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to burn slideshow to data or Video CD, using Nero Burning ROM software
  • OCR_KADMOS - (version 4.4y): adds OCR features to IrfanView
    PlugIn download:
  • PAINT - (version allows IrfanView to to paint lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
  • PDF - (version 4.41): allows IrfanView to read/save PDF files (Portable Document Format)
  • PHOTO-CD - (version 3.00): allows IrfanView to read Kodak PCD files (high resolutions)
  • PNGOUT - (version Jan 18 2006): this PlugIn (32-bit only) allows optimized PNG saving
  • POSTSCRIPT - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to read EPS/PS/PDF files (using Ghostscript, take the 32-bit (!) EXE installer, like "gs904w32.exe") or Ghostscript 64-bit for IrfanView 64-bit (like "gs904w64.exe").
  • QUICKTIME - (version 4.28): allows IrfanView to play/read Apple Quicktime files
  • REAL-AUDIO - (version 3.37): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to play Real-Audio RA files
  • REGIONCAPTURE - (version 2.3.0): allows IrfanView to capture a rectangle area of the screen
  • RIOT - (version allows IrfanView to save optimized JPG/GIF/PNG files (RIOT - Radical Image Optimization Tool)
    The basic PlugIn version will be installed with IrfanView PlugIns.
    An advanced (or newer) version can be downloaded here:

  • SFF - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to read SFF (Structured Fax) Files
  • SLIDESHOW - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to create presentations in EXE or SCR format (standalone executable/screen saver)
  • SOUND_PLAYER - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to play OGG files (Ogg Vorbis)
  • TOOLS - (version 4.39): contains some additional functions/features for IrfanView
  • VIDEO - (version 4.40): allows IrfanView to play many video/sound formats
  • VTF - (version 3.99): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to VTF (Valve Texture) files
  • WBZ - (version 1.01): allows IrfanView to read WebShots (WBZ/WBC/WB1) files
  • WEBP - (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to read/write WEBP (Weppy Format) files
  • WSQ - (version 2008.12.16): allows IrfanView to WSQ (Wavelet Scaler Quantization) files

  • For developers: If you want to write your own plugins for IrfanView (support for new image formats or effects (please no private formats)), please send me an email for details.

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