IrfanView

History of changes

Version 4.50

(Release date: 2017-10-10)

  • IrfanView and many PlugIns ported to Unicode!
    The INI file will be converted to Unicode if you call the "Properties" dialog
  • IrfanView will NOT run on Win9x anymore
  • Support for iPhone PNG files (Formats PlugIn, thanks to Jongware)
  • Move selection with: CTRL or SHIFT + right mouse button (Y or X axis only)
  • New option in Extract Pages/Frames dialog: Set page/frame range
  • Some fixes in the Print dialog
  • New text pattern: $m = show number of megapixels
  • New Thumbnails sort menu: Sort by Megapixels
  • Adjust print preview image to color/bw printer settings
  • Wallpaper save format changed to PNG (Win8 and later)
  • New zooming method: Mouse wheel alone, if "Browsing->View other files" disabled
  • New command line option: /hotfolder="folder"
    => start Hotfolder option with a specific folder
  • ANI format moved to FORMATS PlugIn
  • JP2 PlugIn loading bug fixed (Talos Advisory TALOS-2017-0310)
  • FPX/RLE/DJVU/ANI/SVG PlugIn loading bugs fixed (thanks to Lin Wang)
  • Tools PlugIn EXE-loading problem fixed (thanks to Cody Sixteen and Lin Wang)
  • Several PlugIns fixed or ported to unicode, please install the newest versions:
    http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.44

(Release date: 2016-12-20)

  • Metadata PlugIn ported to Unicode (EXIF/IPTC/Comment data in JPG files)
  • Batch scan dialog: Scan to multipage file works also with PDF output
  • New Edit menu options: Remove or Insert strip (based on selection)
  • New Blur filter: Gaussian Blur (thanks to Ivan Kuckir)
  • New Blur filter: Fast Gaussian Blur (thanks to Mario Klingemann)
  • New Properties->Fullscreen option: Show blurred image sides
  • Option to show mouse coordinates (Properties->Viewing)
  • New options in Histogram dialog: modeless dialog, selections, curves
  • New effect added: Vertical Shift (Effects browser dialog)
  • New Thumbnails menu: Show/hide filenames text for thumbnails
  • New Image->Effects PlugIn: Film Simulation (thanks to Jan Ingwer Baer)
       (check the PlugIns page for CLUT files download)
  • New wallpaper option: Fill (Hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + F)
  • New Rename dialog option: Rename also sidecar files
  • New Print dialog option: Save settings (without printing)
  • Command line option "/append" works also with PDF output
  • A BMP loading bug fixed (thanks to Ren Yi)
  • The hotkey "D" (clear screen) works also in Fullscreen/Slideshow mode
  • Loading crashes fixed in JP2 PlugIn (JPG-2000 format)
  • The Luratech formats (JP2/JPM) are now Freeware (Saving and Batch mode)
  • Command line: /convert accepts wildcard also for a single filename, like:
       i_view32.exe c:\testimg.bmp /convert=c:\tifs\*.tif => save as "testimg.tif"
  • Command line: /capture=7 can contain the input rectangle, like:
       i_view32.exe /capture=7=(0,0,800,600)

Version 4.42

(Release date: 2016-03-10)

  • New File menu: Save Selection as (Hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + B)
  • New option in Capture dialog: Show timer countdown
  • New option in Export Tiles dialog: Extract all pages from multipage files
  • New option in Fine Rotation dialog: Select "best" old image
  • New option in Print dialog: No image overflow on page
  • New HTML-Export dialog option: Copy extra files to destination folder 
       (prepare a "copy_files.txt" file with filenames)
  • Some PCX/BMP/PPM loading bugs fixed (thanks to Moshe Kaplan)
  • Improved FITS format loading
  • New text pattern: $R = image aspect ratio (width/height)
  • New hotkey: CTRL + Click into selection = clear selection
  • Some minor fixes (Thumbnails/folder scan)
  • Some workarounds for Windows-10 bugs/issues (Installer signature, Associations)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.41

(Release date: 2015-11-29)

  • 64-bit version: Use 32-bit TWAIN drivers if 64-bit drivers not installed
  • New dialog/GUI on Windows tablets ("2 in 1", Thanks to Arun Anbu from Intel)
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + Tab: Start/End Tablet mode dialog
  • New hotkey: CTRL + Insert: Edit->Copy
  • New Slideshow hotkey: Q = Pause/Resume a timer slideshow
  • New option for /info command line: write CSV file: /info=infofile.csv
  • Added PlugIns-Installer options for: /silent and /folder (Check FAQs page)
  • "Amazon 1Button App" offer removed
  • Some fixes (Auto color correction, PNG compression, UNC-Paths in 64-bit)

Version 4.40

(Release date: 2015-07-31)

  • The 64-bit version of IrfanView is available: http://www.irfanview.com/64bit.htm 
       The 64-bit version is faster for very large images (25+ Megapixels)
  • Option to support IrfanView by installing "Amazon 1Button App" (OPTIONAL !)
  • Support for animated PNG files (APNG)
  • EXIF date (taken) sort menu added to main window sort menu
  • New Sort dialog option: Sort by EXIF date (date taken)
  • New toolbar item: Zoom box with common values (Properties->Toolbar) 
       (You can also write a new zoom value and press Enter)
  • New PDF PlugIn (enable in Properties->PlugIns->PDF)
  • New in Thumbnails window: Export image tiles for selected files (batch mode)
  • Load cursors and bitmaps from EXE/DLL files (Thanks to Jason Hood)
  • Option to set a custom font for TXT loading (Properties->Browsing/Editing)
  • Option to use left mouse button for fullscreen scrolling (for touch screens)
  • The 2 GB limit for EXE/SCR-Slideshow files changed (now: 4 GB, Windows EXE limit)
  • New Fine Rotation method/option added (faster for very large images)
  • New option for the Red-Eye-Correction effect (dialog): Set gray intensity
  • Some fixes in the Paint PlugIn
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT and '+' or '-' to change GIF/ANI/PNG animation speed
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + mouse click: Create selection based on clipboard image
  • New button in Batch processing dialog: Pause/Resume
  • New button in Advanced batch dialog: Get current selection for cropping
  • You can Drag&Drop (or Send To) multiple files to IrfanView shorcut or window
  • PlugIns "Metadata" and "JPG-Transform" included in the IrfanView installer
  • New command line option: /file=filename(s) 
       => set the input filename(s) (at the end of the command chain)
  • New command line option: /display=(x,y,w,h,zoom,scrollX,scrollY) 
       => set position, size, zoom and scroll position of the window and image
  • Command line: wildcards support for /extract (see "i_options.txt")
  • Command line: /panorama, /multitif and /multipdf can use "filelist=txtfile" 
       (see "i_options.txt" for examples)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.38

(Release date: 2014-06-23)

  • New Options menu/feature: Export image tiles (split image)
  • New Options menu: Hotfolder (Watch folder and show new images)
  • New view modes in Thumbnails window: Tiles, Details and List mode
  • New feature: (new) "IrfanView Shell Extension" available on PlugIns website 
       (= adds Context menu with some IrfanView operations to Windows Explorer) 
       Thanks to Michael Dunn!
  • New options in the "Adobe 8BF filters" dialog (Thanks to Frank/jazzman)
  • Improved speed in the LCMS (Color Management) PlugIn
  • Added support for old formats like: Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc. 
       Thanks to Piotr Fusik! (RECOIL support in Formats PlugIn)
  • New Print dialog features: Borderless print, Negative positions, better preview
  • New command line option: /makecopy, a flag for /convert 
       => if destination file exists, save new file as copy: (1), (2), (3) etc.
  • Option to add max. 10 external editors (for advanced users): Properties->Misc
  • Option to Drag&Drop current file to other programs: SHIFT + left mouse + drag
  • New Print dialog option: Always use default printer at dialog start
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + N = Negative image (all channels)
  • Better support for high resolution screens (high DPI)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.37

(Release date: 2013-12-16)

  • New options in Resample dialog: Use Resample filters for shrinking; Gamma fix
  • Improved GIF animations
  • Features from Adobe-8BF PlugIn (8BF_FILTERS.DLL) moved to Effects PlugIn
  • New Image menu: Adobe 8BF PlugIns; with new fixed and dynamic PlugIns like: 
       Perspective Transformations and SmartCurve - big thanks to PlugIn authors!
  • Option to set custom folder for Adobe 8BF PlugIns menu (Properties->PlugIns)
  • Added Drag&Drop from Thumbnails window to other programs
  • New menu: File->Open Recent Files (can be disabled in Properties->Misc)
  • New option in Advanced Batch dialog: Don't shrink bigger images
  • Added Center option for Crop in Advanced Batch dialog and /crop
  • Replace Color option can work on selections
  • GIF bug fixed (credits to Dmitry Janushkevich, Secunia Research, CVE-2013-5351)
  • MrSID bug fixed (reported by Parvez Anwar via Secunia SVCRP, thanks!)
  • Japanese folder bug fixed (reported by Asuka Nakajima, JPCERT/CC, CVE-2013-6932)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.36

(Release date: 2013-06-27)

  • New Lossless JPG Dialog option: Rebuild EXIF-Thumbnail
  • Update of EXIF-Thumbnail on JPG-Lossless-Crop
  • Option to Edit EXIF date/time (Options menu or Thumbnails window for batch mode)
  • Improved color accuracy in "Decrease color depth" function
  • Added "Best quality" option in "Decrease color depth" dialog (Thanks to Kornel Lesinski!)
  • New (Freeware) PlugIn for DWG format - thanks to BabaCAD-Software guys!
  • New feature: Replace Color (Image menu and Advanced Batch dialog)
  • New feature: Create tiled image (Image menu)
  • New effects PlugIn: Filter Sandbox (Image->Effects menu, JewelScript, thanks to Stefan Kuhn!)
  • Option to invert single color channels only (Image menu)
  • New Edit menu option: Show Grid (see also Properties->Editing for cell size)
  • New Slideshow Burning PlugIn for WinXP SP3 or later (Thanks to Eric Haddan!)
  • New display options added: Fit small image side to window/desktop
  • Profiles option added to Batch Rename dialog
  • New Advanced Batch dialog option: Set new image size in MegaPixels
  • New options for Fine Rotation effect: Keep old image size and background
  • New feature in Color Corrections dialog: Change White Balance
  • New effect in "Image->Add border/frame" dialog: Inside fading frame
  • New Thumbnails menu: Extract pages from selected multipage files
  • New Add Text dialog effect: Filled outline text (Thanks to Wong Shao Voon)
  • Negative and Grayscale menus can work on selections
  • Improved selection handling with large zooms
  • Updated Icons-Plugin (bigger/nicer icons, thanks to Florian Kilzer)
  • New hotkeys: CTRL + SHIFT + left/right arrow: Fine rotation, 0.10 deg
  • New hotkeys: CTRL + SHIFT + up/down arrow: Fine rotation, 0.05 deg
  • Batch-Scan dialog: some placeholders can be used for the filename (help file)
  • New text placeholders to add $ and | characters (see help file)
  • New (admin) INI file option: Set save formats in Save-As dialog (see FAQs)
  • New hotkey for slideshow mode: SHIFT + Z = show all or portrait/landscape images
  • Hotkey: G = stop or resume GIF/ANI animation (browse frames/pages if stopped)
  • DCX/ANI loading bug fixed (reported by FuzzMyApp, thanks!) 
        FuzzMyApp - ANI and FuzzMyApp - DCX
  • FPX PlugIn bug fixed (reported by Secunia/Krystian Kloskowski, thanks!) 
        Secunia Advisory SA53579
  • Added reading support for 32-bit (96 BPP) TIF images
  • New command line option: /multipdf (same syntax as /multitif)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.35

(Release date: 2012-11-07)

  • New Add Text dialog features: No selection needed, Preview, Effects etc.
  • Option to save profiles (Add-Text, JPG-Save and Color Correction dialog)
  • New capture dialog option: Capture fixed screen rectangle; Stop timer
  • New transparency save option: Use main window color (GIF, PNG, ICO)
  • New file handling option: Remove sidecar files (Properties->File Handling)
  • New options in Watermark dialog: Preview, Click to preview
  • New folder browsing options in: Properties->Browsing (stop on folder end)
  • The EXIF-Thumbnail will be updated during saving as JPG
  • New (Freeware) PlugIn for DXF format - thanks to BabaCAD-Software guys!
  • New RAW format options in Properties->PlugIns
  • New menu: View->Multipage images->Auto show page thumbnails dialog
  • New print option for multipage images: Print specific pages
  • Option to Set selection rectangle color (Properties->Editing)
  • Context menu for video player (Copy frame, change volume)
  • New display menu option: Apply Sharpen after Resample
  • New button in Batch dialog: Save filenames as TXT file
  • New Thumbnail menus: Start Multipage TIF/PDF dialog with selected files
  • Thumbnails folder tree: CTRL + click = Load thumbs from all subfolders
  • New option for FLV files: Play in main window (Properties->Video)
  • New options in Batch rename dialog (create duplicate files)
  • Option to save custom dimensions in Resize and Custom-Selection dialog
  • Updated TIF loader
  • Updated DJVU PlugIn, thanks to guys from Caminova!
  • Command line: wildcards support for /multitif and /panorama (see i_options.txt)
  • Command line switch for /info: /shortinfo (write just file index and name)
  • Command line option for EXE Slideshow: /clearmonitors (clear other monitors)
  • Command line option "/append" can be now also used with "/scan"
  • New placeholder: $Q (get "correct" file extension, if possible)
  • New placeholder: $P (print size, from image->info dialog)
  • New fullscreen/slideshow hotkey: C = center image, On/Off
  • F8 key now allowed in slideshow mode: copy current file
  • Some TIF/GIF/CLP loading bugs fixed (thanks to Codenomicon Fuzz-o-Matic guys!)
  • PCX/XCF/ECW loading bug fixed (reported by FuzzMyApp, thanks!)
  • FPX/RLE/TTF/DJVU bug fixed (by Francis Provencher via Secunia SVCRP, thanks!)
  • JLS (CharLS) loading bug fixed (reported by Joseph Sheridan, thanks!)
  • PIC format removed (Softimage PICT, loading bugs)
  • NLM format removed (Nokia LogoManager formats, loading bugs)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.33

(Release date: 2012-03-28)

  • Improved rotation speed for 1 BPP images
  • New Advanced Batch dialog option: Change order of operations
  • New Thumbnails window option: Try to load EXIF-Thumbnail for JPG files
  • Simple Drag&Drop feature from Thumbnails window added 
       (Load files from Thumbnails in another programs/editors)
  • Selection: hold ALT key pressed during drawing to make a proportional selection 
       with the inverted ratio from "Create Custom selection" dialog
  • New effect added: Horizontal Shift (Effects browser dialog)
  • New option in "Decrease color depth" dialog: Convert 24 BPP to RGB-565
  • New option in Resize dialog: Auto adjust DPI based on new sizes
  • New option in Add-Text dialog: Adjust font size to current zoom-in size
  • Support for JPEG-XR format (HDP PlugIn)
  • Possible Thumbnail/Resample problem on Win7-64 bit fixed
  • FSH format (reading) removed (PlugIn bugs)
  • DIB-RLE bug fixed (reported by Parvez Anwar via Secunia SVCRP, thanks!)
  • JPG-2000 PlugIn crashes fixed (by Parvez Anwar/Secunia and FuzzMyApp, thanks!)
  • ANI/EMF/JPM loading bugs fixed (reported by FuzzMyApp, thanks!)
  • SGI bug fixed (reported by Gynvael Coldwind, thanks!)
  • Some new Admin INI file options added (Toolbar, Browsing, Delete); see FAQs
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.32

(Release date: 2011-12-15)

  • Improved Resampling (Speed; Lanczos artefacts: thanks to Marcel Lancelle)
  • New feature: Add watermark image (Edit menu and Advanced batch dialog)
  • Improved zooming: CTRL + wheel (keep mouse coordinates) and centered zoom
  • Support for WebP format (Weppy format, PlugIn, reading + saving)
  • Support for PDN format (Paint.NET format, PlugIn, thanks to ComSquare AG)
  • Support for XCF format (GIMP format, PlugIn, thanks to ComSquare AG)
  • Face Detection Plugin (Thumbnails window, thanks to MulticoreWare guys)
  • New JPG save option: Try to save with original (estimated) JPG quality
  • Improved/changed sort menus (XP/natural order)
  • New batch rename option: Run test rename
  • New Thumbnails menu: Refresh selected thumbs
  • Batch dialog, Output directory: Placeholders are now allowed
  • New Properties dialog: Zoom / Color management
  • New expert zoom option: Edit table with fixed zoom values (Properties->Zoom)
  • New fullscreen options: Center image, Text layer (Properties->Fullscreen)
  • New option in "Create multipage TIF/PDF" dialog: Load filenames from TXT file
  • New options in JPG IPTC/Comment dialogs: Allow Unicode PlugIn to change text
  • New command line option: /cmdexit (close current IrfanView after command line)
  • TIF bug with SGILog compressed images fixed (reported by Secunia, thanks!)
  • New special INI option to hide common folders in Open/Save dialog (see FAQs)
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + K = Keep Scroll position

Version 4.30

(Release date: 2011-06-20)

  • Faster JPG loading! (Thanks to D. R. Commander for libjpeg-turbo)
  • New Paste options: Paste on left/right/top/bottom (Edit->Paste Special) 
    (see also the new option: Properties->Editing->Fit clipboard image)
  • Changes in Open/Save dialogs (Recent folders box, View mode is remembered)
  • Menu "File->Recent directories" removed (MRUDs are now in the Open dialog)
  • New options in Canvas Size dialog
  • EXIF + IPTC PlugIns merged into Metadata-Plugin
  • New option in JPG IPTC/Comment dialogs: Allow placeholders
  • New option in JPG IPTC dialog: Batch editing (if started from Thumbnails)
  • New options in Capture dialog (send to Clipboard, Printer, new name patterns)
  • Option to show Alpha channel for TIF/PNG/TGA files (menu: Image->Show channel)
  • Option to show TIF alpha/transparency (for 32 bit RGBA images, Properties->Viewing)
  • Added basic support for EXIF saving from Digi-Cam RAW formats to JPG
  • The Effects dialog can be resized/maximized
  • AltaLux Effect/PlugIn added (Image->Effects menu, Thanks to Stefano Tommesani)
  • Option to set a tolerance value for "Auto crop borders" (Properties->Editing)
  • New Advanced-Batch dialog: Crop width/height can be negative (crop from end)
  • New option in batch rename dialog: Remember last rename counter
  • Support for MPO format (Multi Picture Object, first 2 images can be loaded)
  • Support for GLCD format (Formats PlugIn)
  • DEL key now allowed in slideshow mode: delete current file
  • New hotkeys: SHIFT + 1-3: Start external editor 1-3
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + "." (point): Toggle slideshow modes: random <-> automatic
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs fixed (ALT+F4)

Version 4.28

(Release date: 2010-12-16)

  • Option to support IrfanView by installing Google Chrome browser (OPTIONAL !)
  • New multipage images feature: Show page thumbnails (Hotkey: F10, menu: View) 
       (Uses thumbnail settings from Thumbnails window, use TAB for focus change)
  • New multipage images option: Change pages using Page keys (Properties->Browsing)
  • New color management option in Properties->Viewing: 
       Set input ICC profile file for images without embedded ICC profile (default: sRGB)
  • New edit menu: Show selection grid (None, Golden Ratio, Thirds)
  • New edit menu: Redo (one step, hotkey: CTRL + J)
  • Video Playbar showed if DirectShow option used (Fullscreen: B = toggle playbar) 
       (see Hotkeys help page; Thanks to Henner Helmers for testing)
  • Option to show an image color channel, menu: "Image->Show channel" and
  • Option show the channel as color or grayscale (Properties->Browsing/Editing)
  • Selection: hold CTRL key pressed during drawing to make a proportional selection 
       with the ratio from "Create Custom selection" dialog
  • New selection hotkeys: 
       ALT + arrows: change width/height of the selection rectangle 
       CTRL + arrows: proportional resize of the selection rectangle 
       Arrows: If no scrollbars visible: Move selection rectangle
  • New placeholder options for: $D, $d, $F and $N => allow partial text, example: 
       $N[0-5] => get first 5 characters from the file name
  • New window display options: Fit to window width/height
  • New Email PlugIn option: Resize large images 
       (Advanced options work on the first page only)
  • New Batch resize option: Resize based only on new/old DPI value
  • Vertical and horizontal flip can be applied on selections
  • New print dialog option: Collate (for multiple copies of multipage images)
  • New Insert-Text dialog options: Antialiased text and Centered (batch mode)
  • New Sort dialog option: Insert before selected file (for Batch/Slideshow)
  • New JPG-Transform PlugIn option: Write/remove JFIF JPG header
  • New Capture dialog feature: Set timer value as decimal number
  • New hotkey: click into image + SHIFT = copy hex color value to clipboard
  • New thumbnail sizes for 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9 ratios (Thumbnail window options)
  • New selection color/method for items in Thumbnails window
  • Improved extraction of video frames (more formats supported if Codecs installed)
  • New feature for advanced users: define an external editor for every extension 
       => see FAQs for an example, [CustomEditors]
  • New PNG save option: Save transparency as Alpha channel (Thanks to Thomas Henlich)
  • Command line: /advancedbatch and /convert can process all pages from multipage TIF
  • Command line: /extract works now for GIF/ANI animations too
  • New command line option: /export_pal=palfile (export palette to a PAL file)
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + F5 = Refresh (force resample, if set in display options)
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + Home/End = Load first/last page in a multipage image
  • New hotkey: CTRL + D = Image->Add border/frame
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + X = Set as wallpaper: Proportional
  • Menu change: Create max. custom selection moved to "Create maximized selection"
  • At request of Luratech: removed support of LWF/LDF formats 
       (projects/formats stopped, buffer overflows reported)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.27

(Release date: 2010-05-09)

  • Updated/improved TIF loader
  • Save dialog: if you write file extension, the right file type is selected
  • New edit menu: Crop visible window area (incl. zoom)
  • The internal selection code has been changed (to fix some rounding errors)
  • New capture option: Object capture (with auto scroll, if possible)
  • New button in Batch progress dialog: Return to batch (use same files again)
  • New JPG save dialog option: Keep XMP data (from original JPG file)
  • New command line option: /effect=(effect-nr,value1,value2) 
       Apply effect from Effects-Browser dialog, Example: Apply Blur of 30 
       i_view32.exe c:\image.jpg /effect=(1,30,0)
  • New option in Print dialog: Auto rotate (based on image dimensions)
  • New HTML dialog option: Create thumbs without frame/border
  • PSD loading bug/crash fixed (PSD bug reported by Secunia, thanks!)
  • Support for BLP format (BLP-2, Formats PlugIn)
  • Fixed problem in "Create multipage PDF" dialog
  • Batch conversion of multipage images to multipage PDF is now possible 
       (Advanced options work on the first page only)
  • New image menu: Add border/frame (Thanks to Balazs from 530.hu)
  • New edit menu: Create maximized current custom selection (using dialog values)
  • New edit menus: Create maximized selection (for some standard ratios)
  • Bigger "Browse for folder" dialog
  • New option in Properties->Browsing: Beep on folder loop (or screenshot save)
  • New option for external editors: Send all filenames in one call (Properties->Misc)
  • New option in Postscript PlugIn/Dialog: Set custom Ghostscript DLL location
  • Another Blur effect added (Total variation method, thanks to Daniel Marks)
  • New option in Properties->Extensions->Icons: Leave current icon (for XP only)
  • Hotkey CTRL + A can be used to select and unselect whole image (toggle)
  • New fullscreen hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + W: Stretch images over all monitors (toggle)
  • Hotkey: CTRL + right mouse drag: scroll image even if Conext menu option activated
  • Change in CTRL + Print key action: minimize IrfanView window before capturing
  • New HTML template variables: #IMAGE_PATH#, #IMAGE_BASENAME#, 
       #IMAGE_EXT# and #SELF_LINK# (see help file, HTML Export page)
  • Skin change problem on Linux/Wine fixed
  • Some "Multipage images" menus moved from View to Options menu
  • The hidden mouse in fullscreen/slideshow mode will be showed on mouse move
  • New command line option: /random, can be used only with /wall 
       => set random wallpapers, see "i_options.txt" for examples
  • New feature for administrators: "DefaultLang" for INI file (set default language) 
       => see FAQs for an example
  • New Lossless JPG Dialog option: Perfect (error on non-perfect JPG images/sizes)
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + Mouse-Wheel: scroll image horizontally
  • New hotkeys: "=" for zoom in; CTRL + G = image->grayscale
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.25

(Release date: 2009-06-16)

  • New capture option: Region capture (Thanks to grebulon) 
       (as option in Capture dialog or hotkey: CTRL + PrintKey)
  • OCR Feature/PlugIn added (Options menu, Hotkey: F9, full image or selection) 
       PlugIn download: http://www.irfanview.info/plugins/kadmos/
  • New command line switches for /capture 
       4 = use region capture, 5 = start in capture mode using dialog settings
  • New and re-arranged Properties dialogs
  • New Color Management options in Properties->Viewing (new LCMS PlugIn needed)
  • Burning PlugIn: can burn using Nero or Windows interface (WinXP or later)
  • Support for JLS format (JPEG-LS, PlugIn by KATO Kanryu)
  • Support for WBZ/WBC/WB1 formats (Webshots formats, PlugIn by V. Paramoshin)
  • New display option: Use Resample for zooming (Menu: View->Display options)
  • New fullscreen option: Use Resample for zooming (Properties->Fullscreen)
  • Option to save changes on exit in now also used for image/file change
  • New option in Batch-Scan dialog: Remember last scan counter
  • Previous "Search files" dialog results showed again on next search
  • Batch rename dialog: Last 15 rename patterns are saved
  • New Thumbnails sort options: Sort by image DPI
  • New placeholder: $p (image DPI)
  • New buttons/options in File-Replace dialog for multiple files
  • Resample bug with very special images fixed (TIF bug reported by Secunia, thanks!)
  • The option "View->Lock zoom" works now with all display options
  • Show PNG and TGA/DDS alpha color options merged (Properties->Viewing)
  • New command line option: /reloadonloop 
       Reload input source used in /slideshow when list is finished
  • Command line, /convert: exit codes added: 0 = OK, 1 = load error, 2 = save error
  • Support for TIFs with 12 bits per channel
  • New option in Postscript PlugIn: Enable Antialiasing for better quality
  • New button in EXIF dialog: Show in GeoHack-Wiki (for GPS coordinates)
  • New help menu: Check homepage for updates
  • Browsing hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + number (0-9), decrease file index by number
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Version 4.23

(Release date: 2008-12-29)

  • Added History list for Random slideshow ("No file repeat" removed)
  • New multipage images menu: Create Multipage PDF
  • Option to save changes on exit (Properties->Misc 1, default: OFF)
  • TIF loading bugs fixed (Thanks to j00ru//vx)
  • New command line option: /filelist=txtfile; Examples: 
       i_view32.exe /filelist=c:\mypics.txt 
       i_view32.exe /filelist=c:\mypics.txt /thumbs 
       i_view32.exe /filelist=c:\mypics.txt /convert=d:\*.jpg 
       => use files from mypics.txt as input for different operations - New Contact Sheet options: Set custom paper size and units
  • Options to set start parameters for external editors (see Help file/button)
  • External editor names are showed in the menu text
  • New Panorama dialog option: Add space between images
  • Browsing: if CTRL + number (0-9) pressed, the file index increases by number
  • New wallpaper menu: Stretched - proportional
  • New Slideshow dialog option: Remember last file index on exit
  • New option to show DDS alpha color (Properties->Misc. 1)
  • Support for WSQ format (Wavelet Scaler Quantization, PlugIn by Steven Venable)
  • New Thumbnail option: Use full file path for sorting (if subfolders loaded)
  • New thumbnails tree menu: Load subfolders
  • New hotkeys: SHIFT + arrows = Move selection rectangle
  • New hotkeys: SHIFT + N = Create new image; SHIFT + V = Add canvas; 
       CTRL + SHIFT + Y = Auto crop borders; CTRL + SHIFT + J = Lossless JPG crop; 
       SHIFT + O = Fit window to image; F11 = show/hide mouse in Fullscreen/Slideshow
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (scrolling)
  • Two small 4.22 bugs fixed: Next toolbar button, PDF saving

Version 4.20

(Release date: 2008-07-16)

  • Basic Unicode support added (Properties->Misc 1, thanks to Christophe Paris!)
  • New zoom options; improved relative zoom (Properties->Viewing)
  • Thumbnails can be sorted manually using drag/drop
  • GIF animations can be played in fullscreen/slideshow mode
  • New Advanced batch options: Fine rotation, Blur, Median ...
  • Option to show TIF Annotations created by Kodak Imaging (Properties->Viewing)
  • New JPG save option: Set file size (PlugIn: thanks to Lucian Sabo)
  • New save menu: Save for Web (PlugIn: thanks to Lucian Sabo)
  • New thumbnails options to disable or configure info text on mouse over
  • New edit menu: Auto crop borders (remove outside lines/rows of same color)
  • New feature in Canvas dialog: negative border sizes are allowed (border crop)
  • New option in Capture dialog: Capture desktop on current monitor only
  • New options in Custom selection dialog: Set custom ratio; Save values
  • New slideshow option (window mode): Set window position
  • New Fullscreen display options: Fit to screen width/height (Hotkeys: 5/6)
  • IPTC data in TIF files can be showed (no editing yet)
  • Fixed Thumbnails crash on multi core CPUs
  • New command line option for EXE Slideshow: /window=(x,y,width,height)
  • Option to set Status bar text using placeholders (Properties->Misc 3)
  • Option for proportional paste into selection (Properties->Misc 3)
  • Support for EXR format (PlugIn)
  • Support for MAG format (MAKI, Formats PlugIn)
  • Default display option is now: Fit only big images to desktop
  • Expanded Copy/Move dialog (4 more folders)
  • New Edit menu: Maximize and center selection (hold CTRL to center only)
  • New option in Edit Palette dialog: Click on image to find color index
  • New Thumbnails menu: Remove selected thumbs from list, Hotkey: Ctrl+Del
  • New Thumbnails menu: Save selected files names as TXT
  • New Thumbnails menu: Start Panorama dialog with selected files
  • The Enhance/Correct colors dialog can be resized/maximized
  • Enhanced TIF-LZW saving with 24 BPP images (smaller files are created)
  • New command line option: /jpg_rotate=(...values...) 
       JPG lossless rotation, see i_options.txt for examples
  • New command line option: /transpcolor=(r,g,b) 
       Set transparent color: can be used for GIF/PNG/ICO saving
  • New Hotkey: SHIFT + F = Fit only big images to desktop
  • New Hotkey: SHIFT + W = Fit images to window
  • New Hotkey: NUM-PAD 5 = Scroll to image center
  • New Hotkey/Menu: CTRL + N = Open current file in another IrfanView window
  • New Thumbnails option: Auto scroll during creation
  • New option in JPG IPTC/Comment dialog: Append text to old text
  • Scan dialog: 'Skip existing files' works also for multipage TIF files
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (scrolling)

Version 4.10

(Release date: 2007-10-15)

  • New PlugIn: Paint (Edit menu, Hotkey: F12, thanks to Matteo Italia!) 
       It allows IrfanView to paint lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
  • Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF (Properties->Viewing) 
       LCMS PlugIn, thanks to Marti Maria
  • New command line option: /advancedbatch (Apply advanced batch options to image) 
       Allows many image operations, add text etc.
  • Lossless JPG Crop added (Menu: Options or Thumbnails (batch mode))
  • Added option to tag/mark files during browsing (window or fullscreen mode): 
       Hotkeys: X = tag file, SHIFT+X = untag file, SHIFT+Q: show tagged files in Thumbnails
  • Support for FLV format (Flash PlugIn, thanks to Remio)
  • Histogram feature added (Menu: Image, Hotkey: SHIFT+H)
  • Zoom calculation changed: relative, based on previous zoom value
  • Auto adjust colors works with selections (Thanks to Andras Horvath, www.log69.com)
  • Option to save values from "Enhance Colors" dialog
  • New effects added: Green and Yellow eye reduction (Effects browser dialog)
  • Option to keep current scroll position for the next image (Menu: View)
  • Support for HDP/WDP format (Microsoft HD Photo, PlugIn)
  • Save support for JNG format (Thanks to Pavel Demchuk)
  • New GUI for batch/slideshow dialogs
  • Custom selection dialog uses current selection at start, if available
  • New compression options in PDF export (Thanks to ComSquare AG)
  • New loading options for normal RAW files (Thanks to Sergey Fokin)
  • Fullscreen options can be changed during fullscreen mode
  • Browsing: if CTRL pressed, the file index increases/decreases by 5 (default: 1)
  • 3 external editors are possible now (Properties->Misc 3)
  • New option for Import palette: Use nearest color (Properties->Misc 3)
  • Changes in print option Scale (original image size is used as input)
  • New print option for multipage images: Print odd or even pages
  • Some changes/optimizations in HTML templates
  • CTRL+A selects the whole image in the main window
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some bugs fixed (IFF/PCX/JP2 loading, GIF animations, Palette import)

Version 4.00

(Release date: 2007-04-23)

  • Improved Vista compatibility
  • New display option: Center image in window (Menu: View->Display options)
  • Toolbar skin option added (Properties->Toolbar) 
       More Toolbar skins are available on the IrfanView homepage. 
       => Users can send new Toolbar skins by email, Thanks guys!
  • New Properties->Video option: Use DirectShow for playing (good for MJPG AVIs)
  • New advanced batch option: Auto adjust colors
  • "Enhance colors" can be now used on selections
  • New EXIF dialog button: Show in Google Earth (if GPS data available)
  • The EXIF dialog can stay displayed on screen
  • Thanks to Dmitri Poguliayev for the new Vista icon!
  • New Hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + M = Show/edit JPG comment
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some bugs fixed (Start folder, RLE BMPs, ANI loading)

Version 3.99

(Release date: 2006-11-16)

  • Option to Search files (File menu or Thumbnails, Hotkey: CTRL+F)
  • Support for PDF export (PlugIn) (Thanks to ComSquare AG)
  • New Thumbnails option: Load file list from TXT
  • New zoom workwise: Centered zoom or based on old scroll position
  • Zooming and scrolling is now possible in slideshow mode
  • Many new effects added: Unsharp mask, Fish Eye etc. (Thanks to GENiEBEN)
  • New Flash Plugin for Flash 5 or later! (Thanks to Remio)
  • Option to transfer files by FTP (Thumbnails window, PlugIn)
  • Option to set the Start folder (Properties->Misc 2)
  • New image option: Auto adjust colors (Thanks to Andras Horvath, www.log69.com)
  • New effect: Chromatic Aberration (Thanks to Thomas Strauss)
  • Support for SIF format (Formats PlugIn)
  • Support for PVR format (DreamCast Texture, Formats PlugIn)
  • Support for AWD format (Artweaver Format, PlugIn)
  • Support for VTF format (Valve Texture Format, PlugIn)
  • WMF format check added, to avoid WMF vulnerability (Thanks to Jakub Debski)
  • New Thumbnails sort options: Sort by portrait/landscape
  • Fullscreen option: Use right mouse button for scrolling (Properties -> Misc 1)
  • Fullscreen option: Set display multiplier (for wide screen displays)
  • New placeholders for EXIF/IPTC: $E, $I => to load all EXIF/IPTC data
  • Command line change for /resample! (see i_options.txt for examples)
  • New command line options: /resize_long, /resize_short (see i_options.txt)
  • New command line option: /panorama=(direction,file1,...,fileN)
  • New command line options: /bright=value, /gamma=value
  • Command line switch for /info: /fullinfo (write EXIF, IPTC and Comment)
  • Updated CRW/CR2 PlugIn, please install newest Canon DLLs (see i_plugins.txt)
  • Option to show a warning on ESC thumbnails exit (Thumbnails options)
  • New options in dialog: Create custom selection
  • Support for MP4 format (Quicktime PlugIn)
  • At request of Luratech: JP2/JPM/LWF/LDF are not available in Batch mode
  • New Hotkey: SHIFT + P = Copy current filename to clipboard
  • Added YUV (4:2:0) format support to Formats PlugIn
  • Help file format changed to CHM (Compatible with Windows Vista)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (add-all button, ANI/CUR loading, batch text)

Version 3.98

(Release date: 2005-12-24)

  • Option to support IrfanView by installing Google Toolbar and/or Google Desktop Search (OPTIONAL !)
  • New Thumbnail window option: Load thumbs from all subfolders (CTRL+F)
  • Alpha blending effect added for slideshow/fullscreen (Properties->Fullscreen)
  • New options for fullscreen/slideshow: Set text position/alignment
  • PlugIn for AFPL Ghostscript: PS, EPS, PDF formats (see Properties->PlugIns)
  • Support for CGM/SVG formats : CADImage.DLL (Shareware, see i_plugins.txt)
  • Support for HDR format (Formats PlugIn, thanks Kevin)
  • New option for DigiCam RAW formats: Load half size image (Properties->PlugIns)
  • New effects added: Sepia, Raindrops, Fragment etc. (Thanks to GENiEBEN :-)
  • Option to set the start corner for crop and text-layout in batch mode
  • New placeholders for Date/Time: %Y, %m, %d (see help file for examples)
  • New placeholders: $M (multipage index), $d (directory name)
  • Most of normal placeholders can be used for "/convert=" too
  • Option to hide main window in Thumbnails mode (Properties->Misc 1)
  • New lossless JPG dialog option: Set DPI value
  • Set loading options for Ghostscript, MrSID, JPM: Properties->PlugIns
  • New JPG save option: Reset EXIF orientation tag
  • New advanced slideshow dialog option: Play in window mode
  • Command line option for EXE Slideshow: /monitor=X (start on monitor X)
  • Command line option: /dpi works now for /scan, /scanhidden and /batchscan
  • New special INI options to hide caption/menu bar permanently (see FAQs)
  • Support for 3GP format (Quicktime PlugIn)
  • New hotkeys: Red eye, Fullscreen text, Direct print, Lossless JPG (see help file)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (slideshow, print)

Version 3.97

(Release date: 2005-04-22)

  • New "Browse Subfolders" dialog, when folder end/begin reached (CTRL+B)
  • New JPG Transformation dialog option: Apply EXIF date/time to new file
  • Zooming for videos added
  • Option to show EXIF data from TIF files
  • Support for Adobe DNG format (Formats PlugIn, thanks to Dave Coffin)
  • Support for FITS format (Flexible Image Transport System, Formats PlugIn)
  • Support for PIC format (Softimage PICT, Formats PlugIn)
  • Support for WAL format (Quake 2 textures, Formats PlugIn)
  • Improved multiple monitor support
  • Batch scanning and Acquire merged into one menu
  • Some loading bugs fixed, thanks to Bruno Rohee
  • New PlugIn: PNGOUT (Optimized PNG saving, thanks to Ken Silverman)
  • Changed hotkeys: CTRL+Home, CTRL+End = load first/last file in directory
  • New hotkeys for Fullscreen display options (keys: 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Number of MRUDs extended to 10
  • Some menu/properties rearrangements (Fullscreen, View->Display options)
  • Thanks to Michael Ofner for help file updates/fixes
  • Most PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (crop, MS PNG bug, print dialog)

Version 3.95

(Release date: 2004-10-26)

  • New TIF save option: Save all pages from original image
  • New batch option: Apply changes to all image pages (if TIF saving)
  • New TIF option: Edit multipage TIF (Menu: View->Multipage images)
  • Option to sort thumbnails using EXIF date (Thumbnails menu)
  • Option to sort thumbnails using image width/height (Thumbnails menu)
  • New image menu: Custom Rotation (Fine rotation)
  • New JPG Transformation dialog option: Auto rotate (according to EXIF info)
  • Option to show full file path in the title bar (Properties->Misc 1)
  • New HTML dialog option: Choose folder with templates (for changed templates)
  • Option to paste Text from Clipboard as image
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (crop, MS PNG bug, print dialog)

Version 3.92

(Release date: 2004-08-20)

  • New JPG option: Auto-rotate image according to EXIF info (Properties->JPG)
  • New advanced batch options: Set long/short side, load/save settings
  • New options for DigiCam RAW formats (Properties->PlugIns)
  • New options for multipage extract (View->Multipage images)
  • Option to use eBay search in the toolbar (Properties->Misc 3). Note: this is OPTIONAL!
  • New PlugIn for Dicom formats (DCM, ACR, IMA) - Option to show common shell folders in Thumbnail directory tree
  • Support for CR2/X3F formats (Properties->PlugIns, see also i_plugins.txt)
  • Option to sort files using the XP sort order (for names with digits)
  • New PlugIn for DXF/DWG/HPGL formats : CADImage.DLL (Shareware, see i_plugins.txt)
  • New hotkey: Shift+L = Lock/Unlock Zoom (fullscreen mode too)
  • New/changed hotkeys: CTRL+P = print, CTRL+PageUp = previous multi-page, CTRL+PageDown = next multi page, Shift+T = toolbar edit field, Shift+M = send by email, CTRL+Shift+B = Batch scanning; (removed: CTRL+N)
  • New options for toolbar edit field (file filter, see help file)
  • New options for batch IPTC mode
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.91

(Release date: 2004-05-01)

  • Option to enable/disable multiple monitor support (Properties->Misc 1)
  • New command line option: /extract=(folder,extension) 
       Example: i_view32 c:\multipage.tif /extract=(c:\temp,jpg) 
       => Open 'c:\multipage.tif' and save all pages to 'c:\temp' as JPGs
  • New command line option: /import_pal=palfile 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.bmp /import_pal=c:\mypalette.pal 
       => Open 'c:\test.bmp' and apply a special palette
  • Some minor bugs fixed (Print, EXE-Slideshow)

Version 3.90

(Release date: 2004-04-09)

  • Improved print dialog
  • Improved Contact Sheet option
  • New options for Slideshow/Fullscreen
  • New options for Batch conversion/rename
  • New options for HTML export (Slideshow, Templates)
  • New pattern/display options for: Slideshow, Fullscreen, Print, Insert Text, Contact Sheet, 
       HTML-Export,Batch Rename (use EXIF/IPTC values)
  • Transparent PNG saving added
  • New option: Canvas size (Create image border) (Image menu and Batch mode)
  • New hotkeys: E = show EXIF info, CTRL+I = show IPTC info, F4 = append current file to 
       slideshow
  • Option to start IrfanView in fullscreen mode (Properties->Misc 1)
  • Selection: proportional resize possible (press/hold CTRL key down)
  • New command line option: /multitif=(tifname,file1,...,fileN) 
       Example: i_view32 /multitif=(c:\test.tif,c:\test1.bmp,c:\dummy.jpg) 
       => Create multipage TIF (test.tif) from 2 other files
  • New command line option: /append=tiffile 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /append=c:\test.tif 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and append it as (TIF) page to 'c:\test.tif'
  • New command line options: /hflip and /vflip (horz. and vert. flip) 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /vflip 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and flip vertically
  • New command line option: /batchscan=(options) 
       See "i_options.txt" for an example
  • New command line options: /jpgq=value; /tifc=value 
       => Set JPG save quality; set TIF save compression
  • New command line option: /wall=X 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /wall=0 
       => Set 'c:\test.jpg' as wallpaper (centered)
  • New command line option: /contrast=value 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /contrast=33 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and apply contrast (value 33)
  • Support for DWG/HPGL formats. PlugIn: http://www.cadsofttools.com (Shareware)
  • CTRL+T can be used for internal control-switch in the Thumbnail window
  • CTRL+A hotkey changed to CTRL+SHIFT+A (File->Acquire)
  • Multiple monitor support added (Slideshow/Fullscreen)
  • ECW saving added to ECW PlugIn
  • New options in Image->Info dialog
  • Option to show a warning on ESC exit (Properties->Misc 1)
  • Added options for silent install and uninstall (Check help FAQs)
  • New command option: /aspectratio; Enable aspect ratio for /resize and /resample
  • New command line option: /info=txtfile; Write image infos to text file 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /info=test.txt 
       Example: i_view32 c:\*.jpg /info=jpgs.txt
  • Most PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.85

(Release date: 29.08.2003)

  • The WBZ/WBC support has been removed! (At request of www.webshots.com)
  • Support for Adobe 8BF filters: Image->Effects menu (PlugIn)
  • Support for JPM format (JPEG2000/Part6, LuraDocument.jpm, PlugIn)
  • Support for DDS format (Direct Draw Surface) (Formats PlugIn)
  • Support for DXF format. PlugIn from: http://www.cadsofttools.com (Shareware)
  • Support for DWG format (AutoCAD 13 or later, preview only)
  • Simple saturation option added (Image->Enhance Colors and Batch mode)
  • New options for GIF/ICO transparent saving (save dialog options)
  • New edit menu: Create custom selection
  • New advanced batch option: Add overlay text
  • New batch scan option: Skip existing files
  • The selection rectangle can be moved using the right mouse button
  • Expanded Copy/Move dialog (more folders)
  • Option to set JPG Comment/IPTC for multiple files (from Thumbnails window)
  • Option to set the cut color (Properties->Misc 3)
  • Option to sort files in "Create multipage TIF" dialog
  • Option to set the start image index in the slideshow dialog (double click)
  • Option to enable/disable dithering for color reduction
  • New option: "Properties->Misc. 1->Show TGA alpha color"
  • Improved JPG lossless operations: Use as JPG cleaner possible
  • New options for HTML export
  • Change: PSP, CAM, SFW formats moved to FORMATS PlugIn
  • Wallpaper save location changed (Folder: "Application data")
  • Slideshow movement in now possible in automatic mode too (space/backspace ...)
  • Improved SGI, TIF reading
  • Improved command line option: /slideshow; Examples: 
       i_view32.exe /slideshow=folder 
       i_view32.exe /slideshow=folder\*.jpg
  • New command option: /aspectratio; Enable aspect ratio for /resize and /resample
  • New command line option: /info=txtfile; Write image infos to text file 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /info=test.txt 
       Example: i_view32 c:\*.jpg /info=jpgs.txt
  • Most PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (Filter Factory, RAW)

Version 3.80

(Release date: 10.01.2003)

  • New IPTC PlugIn (allows IPTC editing/saving)
  • Option to edit/save JPG comments (IPTC PlugIn)
  • Option to burn Slideshow to CD (Nero PlugIn, requires Nero Burning ROM)
  • Support for WBZ/WBC formats (Webshots graphics, thanks to V. Paramoshin)
  • Support for OGG sound format (SoundPlayer PlugIn, FMOD)
  • New options in batch scan dialog (increment, digits, scan to multipage TIF)
  • Experimental support for digital camera RAW formats: 
       NEF, ORF, RAF, MRW and DCR (Formats PlugIn, thanks to David Coffin)
  • Sort option for batch dialog files
  • The Median filter is back (Effects PlugIn)
  • New fullscreen option: Stretch all images to screen (properties->viewing)
  • New thumbnail menu: Start batch dialog with selected thumbs
  • New thumbnail menu: JPG lossless transformation with selected thumbs
  • Improved HTML export (HTML browsing added)
  • Added some options to Slideshow-EXE, press F1 key (Extract images)
  • New command line option: /sharpen=value 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /sharpen=33 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and apply sharpen (value 33)
  • New command line option: /hide=x; hide toolbar, status bar, menu or caption 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /hide=1 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg', hide window toolbar (read "i_options.txt" for more)
  • Improved TIF/CLP/JPG reading
  • Improved ICO reading (multiple ICO handled as other multipage formats)
  • New INI-Option for Administrators (check Help->FAQs)
  • These PlugIns are changed/added, please install the newest versions: 
       CRW, DJVU, ECW, Effects, EXIF, Flash, Formats, IPTC, JPG2000, Slideshow, 
       JPG-Transformation, SFF, Video, SoundPlayer, Nero 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.75

(Release date: 15.07.2002)

  • Support for ICS format (Image Cytometry Standard) (PlugIn)
  • Support for CDR/CMX format (Corel Draw Format) (Preview only)
  • Improved MPG thumbnail support
  • MPG/AVI frames can be extracted from the Options menu
  • Option to control keeping of JPG EXIF/IPTC/Comment data (Save options->JPG)
  • Option to save files with original date/time (Save and Batch dialog)
  • Option to edit extensions for browsing (Properties->Extensions dialog)
  • Option to import palettes (PaintShopPro format, menu: Image->Palette)
  • New option for batch rename: Overwrite existing files
  • Added RAW saving (Formats PlugIn)
  • New option in "Properties->Misc. 2": Send short file name to external editor
  • Improved "Edit->Add Text" feature
  • Change DPI option moved to Image->Info dialog
  • New command line option: /filepattern="pattern"; read specific files only 
       Example: i_view32.exe c:\images\ /thumbs /filepattern="*.jpg" 
       => Go to folder "c:\images\" and show JPG thumbnails only 
       Example: i_view32.exe c:\images\ /thumbs /filepattern="123*.jpg" 
       => Go to folder "c:\images\" and show JPG names "123*" as thumbnails
  • New command line option: /gray 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /gray 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and convert to grayscale
  • New command line option: /rotate_r 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /rotate_r 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and rotate to the right
  • New command line option: /rotate_l 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /rotate_l 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and rotate to the left
  • New command line option: /swap_bw; Swap black and white color in the image 
       Example: i_view32.exe c:\test.bmp /swap_bw
  • These PlugIns are changed/added, please install the newest versions: 
       EXIF, IPTC, Formats, CRW, ECW, MP3 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (EXIF, Batch)

Version 3.70

(Release date: 20.04.2002)

  • Creating of EXE/SCR files for presentations (in Slideshow dialog)
  • Support for MNG/JNG formats (PlugIn)
  • Support for BodyPaint 3D format (PlugIn)
  • Support for MrSID format (PlugIn)
  • Support for ECW format (PlugIn)
  • Support for MRC format (PlugIn)
  • Support for WAD format (WAD3, thanks to DrkShadow, PlugIn)
  • Support for TTF format (True Type Fonts, in Formats PlugIn)
  • Support for RAW format (in Formats PlugIn)
  • Support for Canon CRW format (high resolution, VERY slow, using Canon DLLs, PlugIn) 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • New option: "Properties->PlugIns->Set TTF text"
  • Option to activate the Canon CRW PlugIn: "Properties->PlugIns"
  • New menu: Image->Effects browser (Effects preview + settings)
  • New effect: "Image->Red eye reduction" (in the selection), very simple
  • New nice feature: Create Panorama Image (image menu)
  • Improved resize/resample dialog (support for cm/inch resize)
  • Improved batch dialog: Advanced batch options are saved
  • New option: "Properties->Misc. 1->Close TWAIN after acquire" (Default: ON) 
       (Setting OFF can be used for manual batch scanning)
  • New option: "Properties->Misc. 1->Show PNG alpha/transparency color"
  • New nice feature: support for TXT format, see also: "Properties->Misc. 3"
  • New menu: File->Open ASCII file (TXT, INI, HTML, C, H, PAS, JAVA, DFM etc.)
  • The selection can be resized using left mouse button
  • Zoom into selection with the left mouse button (zoom to window)
  • New feature for administrators: "ShowExtensionsDlg" for INI file, example: 
       [Extensions] 
       ShowExtensionsDlg=0 
       => hide the extension dialog from properties
  • EXIF information from JPGs is also saved in a new JPG
  • New EXIF PlugIn
  • New multipage TIF option: "Append image to TIF" (view->multipage images)
  • Toolbar can be customized: "Properties->Misc. 3" or double click on toolbar
  • The left/right keys ( <-,->) can be also used for browsing through directory
  • Improved black/white TIF saving ("fixed" old and stupid 'Windows Imaging' bug)
  • Context menu for Thumbnail tree
  • New command line option: /bpp=BitsPerPixel 
       Example: i_view32.exe c:\test.jpg /bpp=8 
       Supported BPP-values: 1, 4, 8 and 24 (decrease/increase color depth) 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and reduce to 256 colors
  • MP3 player is hidden in slideshow mode (can be used for background music)
  • New print option for multipage images in print dialog: Page range
  • FSH format saving added, thanks to GreyMana
  • Improved command line option "/print"; Support for custom printers: 
       Example: i_view32.exe c:\test.jpg /print="Printer Name"
  • Improved command line option "/ini" = support for custom folders: 
       Example: i_view32.exe /ini="c:\temp\"
  • New options in "Properties->Misc. 2" for slideshow/batch dialogs
  • Two new variations for "fit to desktop": fit to desktop width/height
  • Option to stretch small images for Contact sheet and Thumbnails
  • "Count colors used" moved to Image info dialog
  • These PlugIns are changed/added, please install the newest versions: 
       Formats, Flash, EaFSH, SFF, DJVU, EXIF, JPG-Transformation, MP3, IPTC 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.61

(Release date: 03.12.2001)

  • New command line option: /dpi=(xDpi,yDpi) 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /dpi=(300,300) 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and set DPI to 300x300
  • Some minor bugs fixed (icons, HTML, commands) 

Version 3.60

(Release date: 01.12.2001)

  • Support for JPEG2000 format! Thanks to LuraTech! :-) 
       (free saving up to 640x480 pixels)
  • Improved Windows XP compatibility (associations)
  • New "Properties->Extensions" dialog (please associate your old files again!)
  • Associations: Option to set different icon for each format (Icons-PlugIn)
  • Uninstall option available (program group or control panel)
  • Support for FSH format (EA Sports FSH Format). Thanks to GreyMana! :-) 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • New feature: Change DPI (image menu and in batch mode)
  • Added support for TIFs with old JPEG compression
  • Added support for TIFs with old LogLuv compression
  • New HTML export options
  • New slideshow advanced option: "Auto sort after insert"
  • Last used Batch/Slideshow directory will be saved
  • New print option: "Original size" (calculate print size from image DPI)
  • New option: "Properties->Extensions->Add as application for USB events"
  • New option: "Properties->Video->Hide playbar in fullscreen mode"
  • New option: "Properties->Others 1->Show hidden files during browsing"
  • New option: "Properties->Others 2->Use right mouse button for context menu"
  • Option to hide/show program menu: "View->Menu bar" (ALT + SHIFT + M) 
       => not saved at exit, for advanced users only
  • Option to hide/show program caption: "View->Caption" (ALT + SHIFT + C) 
       => not saved at exit, for advanced users only
  • Improved command line option, support for wildcards (convert and print only): 
       Example: i_view32.exe c:\*.jpg /convert=d:\temp\*.gif 
       Example: i_view32.exe c:\*.jpg /resample=(500,300) /convert=d:\temp\*.png 
       Example: i_view32.exe c:\*.jpg /print
  • New command line option: /scan 
       Example: i_view32.exe /scan 
       Example: i_view32.exe /scan /convert=d:\temp\image.jpg 
       => Acquire the image from the TWAIN device
  • New command line option: /clippaste 
       Example: i_view32.exe /clippaste 
       => Paste the image from clipboard
  • New command line option: /clipcopy 
       Example: i_view32.exe c:\test.jpg /clipcopy 
       => Copy the image to clipboard
  • New command line option: /invert 
       Example: i_view32.exe c:\test.jpg /invert 
       => Make negative image
  • New command line option: /silent 
       => Don't show error message for command line read/save errors
  • The /resize and /resample options can be used with percentages 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /resize=(150p,150p) 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and resize: width=150%, height=150%
  • Change: the option "/print" will now print all pages from a multipage image
  • Copy/Paste routine changed
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (crop) 

Version 3.51

(Release date: 20.08.2001)

  • Support for Canon CRW format (JPG image only)
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.50

(Release date: 18.08.2001)

  • New features for thumbnails: 
       - Rename (click on file name or F2/F6) 
       - Context menu (right mouse button) 
       - Drag&Drop files to folders in directory tree (IrfanView internal drag&drop)
  • New thumbnails feature: Send selected images by EMail
  • New in "View->Create Multipage TIF/LDF": Select/add multiple files
  • New feature: Copy Shop (File menu): Send image from scanner to printer
  • Improved WMF/EMF reading
  • Resample edge problem fixed
  • Support for true color XPM images (FORMATS-PlugIn)
  • New Email-PlugIn features: BCC field and editing for TO/CC/BCC fields
  • New option in "Properties->Others 1": Load always next image on Page Up/Down
  • New option in "Properties->Others 2": Select printer for the "/print" option
  • Support for Nokia Phone Logo formats: NLM/NOL/NGG/NSL/OTB/GSM: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm 
       Thanks to Mike Bradley! :-) 
        http://www.logomanager.co.uk
  • New menu item: "Options->Change language"
  • IPTC PlugIn: IrfanView can now show IPTC-Information in JPGs (Image->Info) 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Show JPG Comments in image info dialog
  • New command line option: /ini 
       Example: i_view32.exe /ini 
       => Use "i_view32.ini" + "Slideshow.lst" from the Windows folder
  • New option in JPG-Transformation-PlugIn: Save with original date/time
  • Proportional sizing for command line options "/resize" and "/resample" 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /resize=(0,300) 
       => calculate width automatically (aspect ratio) 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /resample=(300,0) 
       => calculate height automatically (aspect ratio)
  • These PlugIns are changed/added, please install the newest versions: 
       Email, LWF, LDF, MP3, Formats, JPG-Transformation, EXIF 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.36

(Release date: 30.04.2001)

- New status bar entry: current directory index

  • Some minor bugs fixed (video and languages)

Version 3.35

(Release date: 26.04.2001)

  • Multi language support ! Choose language in "Properties->Language" 
       Please check this site for available languages and SDK for translators: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/languages.htm
  • New option: Set background color for main window (Properties->Viewing)
  • New option: Set background color for fullscreen/text (Properties->Viewing)
  • Change: INI file (i_view32.ini) is now saved in the IrfanView directory
  • Change: Slideshow file (Slideshow.lst) is now saved in the IrfanView directory
  • Improved capture option
  • MP3 PlugIn updated: Support for M3U playlists
  • New command line option: /resample=(w,h) 
       Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /resample=(300,300) 
       => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and resample: width=300, height=300 
       (using the active resample filter from the INI file)
  • New command line option: /capture 
       Example: i_view32 /capture 
       => Capture the whole screen and show the image in IrfanView
  • The setting "Always on top" is saved to INI file
  • The internal video/audio player is back as PlugIn (Properties->Video/Sound)
  • The EXIF info dialog is moved to EXIF-PlugIn
  • New thumbnail options: Set background color, Hide borders, Hide MRUDs, HTML-Export using relative paths
  • The Email-PlugIn can send emails using MAPI protocol
  • These PlugIns are changed/added, install the newest versions: 
       Email, Formats, FlashPix, LDF, LWF, JPG-Transformation, IV_Player, MP3, Flash and Filter Factory, EXIF and Video 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.33

(Release date: 22.01.2001)

  • Change: Video/Sound/Audio-CD formats moved to IV_Player-PlugIn: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Support for Utah RLE file format: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Support for SFF file format (Structured Fax File); Thanks to Peter Schaefer!: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Change: Black background
  • New: Status bar - for additional file infos
  • Improved sharpen/blur effects (faster)
  • Improved print option
  • Improved zooming/scrolling
  • New option: Load DJVU files with max. DPIs (Properties->Others 2)
  • Change: "Resample" can be again used for Fit-To-Desktop (Properties->Viewing)
  • The folowing plugins are updated, please install the newest versions: EMAIL, LDF, DJVU, FORMATS
  • Support for PSP7 (PaintShopPro 7) files
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.30

(Release date: 04.11.2000)

  • IrfanView can create multipage TIFFs (Menu: View->Multipage images)
  • Email-PlugIn is available (send images as emails): 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • New thumbnail option: Create contact sheet from selected thumbnails
  • Support for MED/OctaMED sound file format: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Improved print option
  • New advanced batch option: Create subfolders in destination directory
  • New view menu option: Fit only big images to window
  • Change: RAS and G3 formats are moved to FORMATS PlugIn: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.25

(Release date: 02.09.2000)

  • LWF-PlugIn can save now images up to 4096x4096 pixels! Thank you LuraTech! :-)
  • Support for LDF files (LuraDocument format, from LuraTech GmbH, Germany) 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • IrfanView can create multipage LDFs (Menu: View->Multipage images)
  • New feature: Selection/crop/cut now possible in zoom mode :-)
  • Support for lossless JPG rotation/flip (Menu: Options->JPG Transformation): 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • New advanced batch option: 'Crop' (Crop all images, set X, Y, Width, Height)
  • New save option for PNGs: 'Set compression level' (Save dialog->Options)
  • Change: 'Fit big images to desktop' moved to View menu
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.21

(Release date: 20.07.2000)

  • The capture (hotkey) problem on some systems is fixed!
  • New cut option: "Cut - leave selection" in Edit menu
  • New thumbnail view menu: 'Directory tree' (hide/show directory tree)
  • The hotkey "F" (View->Fit window/image to desktop) is back
  • New command line option: /resize=(w,h) 
      Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /resize=(300,300) 
      => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and resize: width=300, height=300

Version 3.20

(Release date: 12.07.2000)

  • New feature: directory tree in thumbnail window :-)
  • Added proportional scrollbars
  • Improved capture option (capturing with hotkey, include mouse cursor)
  • New: main window can be resized (see next line ...)
  • New viewing options (menu: view, only one option is active): 
       1) 'Fit window to image' (recommended) 
       2) 'Fit image to window' 
       3) 'Fit window/image to desktop' 
       4) 'No fit'
  • New view option: 'Lock zoom' (check/uncheck, valid for current session only)
  • New option: 'Export palette' in menu 'Image->Palette' (PaintShopPro format)
  • New dialog for 'Batch scanning'
  • Support for Filters Unlimited: Menu 'Image->Effects->Filters Unlimited': 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Support for WAP WBMP format: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Support for SGI (Silicon Graphics Image) format: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Support for NCC information: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Changed: Quicktime part is now moved to a plugin: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm 
  • Some IFF bugs fixed (HAM6 and 24 planes IFFs)
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.17

(Release date: 22.04.2000)

Version 3.15

(Release date: 20.03.2000)

  • Support for FlashPix format :-) 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Support for XBM/XPM formats: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Support for AT&T DJVU format: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Improved support for PhotoCD format (support for all resolutions): 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • The german help file is finished! :-)
  • EXIF-JPG: IrfanView can now show EXIF-Information (FORMATS-plugin required!)
  • New: preview in the slideshow dialog
  • New menu item: "Create new image" (menu: image)
  • Improved HTML-Export (check new options in Thumbnail-Window)
  • New command line option: /page=PageNumber 
      Example: i_view32 c:\test.tif /page=3 
      => Open page number 3 from the multipage image 'c:\test.tif'
  • New command line option: /crop=(x,y,w,h) 
      Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /crop=(10,10,300,300) 
      => Open 'c:\test.jpg' and crop: x-start=10, y-start=10, width=300, height=300
  • New command line option: /print 
      Example: i_view32 c:\test.jpg /print 
      => Open 'c:\test.jpg', print the image to default printer and close IrfanView
  • Support for Mouse-Wheel function (scrolling, moving to next/previous image)
  • New thumbnail feature: 'Start slideshow with selected thumbs'
  • View menu: "Best fit to desktop" moved to "Image" menu !

Version 3.12

(Release date: 30.01.2000)

Version 3.10

(Release date: 22.12.1999)

  • Support: You can support IrfanView if you visit IrfanView sponsors in: Über->Unterstützen. (german version only) Many many thanks! :-)
  • Read support for PSP-4 format (Paint Shop Pro version 6, first layer)
  • New: Saving files as PBM/PGM/PPM (binary and ascii)
  • New scan option: Batch Scanning (Menu: File)
  • New plugin, allows IrfanView to play Real Audio (*.RA) files:: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm 
       (The RealPlayer from www.real.com must be installed)
  • New plugin is available for some rare image formats: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • New options for multipage images (Menu: View->Multipage images)
  • New viewing option: 'Dither 24BPP images on 16BPP displays' (properties)
  • Improved 'Properties->Extensions' (please assotiate your types again!)
  • Improved resize/resample dialog (percentage of width/height)
  • New options for advanced batch conversion
  • Screensaver is now disabled during the slideshow
  • New command line option: '/closeslideshow' (see next line ...)
  • New slideshow option: Close IrfanView after the last slideshow image
  • Some PSD bugs are fixed
  • Better compatibility with Windows 2000
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.07

(Release date: 20.10.1999)

  • Support for Apple QuickTime 3 and 4 (activate in Properties->Others 2) 
       => Support for QTIF, Mac PICT, FLI/FLC, FPX, SWF, MP3 formats
  • Support for KDC format (Kodak Digital Camera format) as plugin: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Change: the Filter Factory part is now moved to a plugin: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • Change: the LWF format is now moved to a plugin: 
        http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
  • New thumbnail option: print selected thumbs as single pages
  • New slideshow option: Don't display same image again (if random slideshow)
  • New option in Properties->Extensions (read only associated types)
  • New option in Properties->Others 2: Enable/Disable MRUDs in File menu
  • New feature: count colors used (Menu: Image)
  • Improved contrast control
  • New feature: read/write TIFFs with ZIP compression
  • New option: show videos with desktop size (menu: options->video size)
  • New command line option: '/killmesoftly' (close all IrfanView instances)
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.05

(Release date: 26.07.1999)

  • New: Help file is available! Many many thanks to Steve Clark! :-)
  • Support for SFW files (Seattle Film Works)
  • New feature: Open any file in HEX viewer (Menu: File)
  • New view option: Show HEX view of file (HotKey: F3, like Total Commander)
  • New option in Properties->Others2: Don't change index after renaming
  • New View menu item: Start/Stop automatic moving through directory
  • New features in thumbnail window (toolbar, MRUDs, browse button)
  • New thumbnail options (in thumbnail window)
  • New fullscreen options: Rotate (L/R), Flip (H/V)
  • New command line option: '/thumbs' (start IrfanView in thumbnail mode)
  • New option in Properties->Viewing: Always center window when load new image
  • New option: show file information for AVI/MPG/MOV/WAV files
  • New feature: Add subdirectories in Slideshow/Batch dialog
  • The command line option '/c=' is changed to '/convert='
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.02

(Release date: 07.06.1999)

  • Support for PSP format (Paint Shop Pro files)
  • New: Paste an image into another one (selection)
  • New: Save thumbnails as an image
  • New: Save thumbnails as HTML file
  • New: Save thumbnails as separate images
  • New: Open current file (or thumbnails) with external viewer/editor
  • Support for AU and SND sound files (MS Active Movie is required !)
  • Support for DAT files (Video CD) (MS Active Movie is required !)
  • Support for ICL files (Icon Library)
  • Improved support for EXE/DLL files (extracting icons)
  • Some minor bugs/features fixed/added

Version 3.00

(Release date: 06.04.1999)

  • Finally: Thumbnails! Menu: File, Hotkey: T :-)
  • New: Extract frames from MPG/MOV files is possible
  • The edit field in the toolbar is now editable (set custom directory index)
  • Move to next/previous file with PgDn/PgUp (if no vertical scrollbar)
  • New option: Display 'Save'-Dialog for 'File->Save#39; (in Properties->Others)
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 2.98

(Release date: 19.01.1999)

  • The memory bug with the Filter Factory is fixed !

Version 2.97

(Release date: 11.01.1999)

  • Support for the Photoshop Filter-Factory. Thanks to Michael Johannhanwahr :-) 
      IrfanView's menu: 'Image->Effects->Filter Factory', Hotkey: K 
      Supported are FF (*.8BF) filters. You can find more than 1500 (!!!) such filters at the web site of Steve Fisher: 
        http://www.netins.net/showcase/wolf359/adobepc.htm
  • New edit option: Add text to image (into the selection)
  • New: Capability to extract icons from (most) 32-bit EXE/DLL files
  • Saving files as TGA (uncompressed)
  • New menu item: 'View->Random file in directory', Hotkey: CTRL+M
  • New menu item: 'View->No Zoom', Hotkey: CTRL+H
  • New advanced batch option: 'Use aspect ratio' for resize
  • New option: 'Use flat toolbar' in Properties->Others
  • Some minor bugs fixed (animated cursors etc.)

Version 2.95

(Release date: 27.11.1998)

  • Improved batch conversion ! (Button: Advanced Options) :-)
  • Improved print capabilities (preview :-)
  • Playing audio CDs in background (Menu: Options or File->Open)
  • New option: Color balance (change RGB intensity)
  • New effect: 3D Button
  • The toolbar is now flat
  • New shell options in: properties->extensions->advanced (SendTo, View with ...)
  • New options in the 'Decrease color depth'-Dialog (Custom number of colors)
  • New option in Properties->GIF: Show transparency in single images
  • New viewing option: Show filename transparent: y/n (in Properties->Viewing)
  • Some command line problems are fixed
  • Exit fullscreen mode with: left mouse click in the left/right upper corner
  • New hotkey: C (for Options->Capture)
  • New hotkey: CTRL+A (for File->Acquire)

Version 2.92

(Release date: 10.11.1998)

  • Read support for G3 FAX files (the extension MUST BE *.g3 or *.G3 !!)
  • New effect: Pixelize
  • New effect: Fine Rotation
  • New menu item: Image->Effects->Setup (set parameters for effects)
  • All effects are now available for selections too :-) (selection or full image)
  • New fullscreen option: view images with the normal size (in properties->viewing)
  • New menu item: Loop video/music (menu: options)
  • New slideshow option: Random after mouse/keyboard input
  • Improved cropping (undo is now possible) ;-)
  • The 'Extract AVI Frames'-Bug under WinNT is fixed
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 2.90

(Release date: 13.10.1998)

  • Improved resampling !!! Better results than Photoshop ;-)
  • New effects: Sharpen, Blur, Oil paint, Emboss, Edge detection, Median, Explosion
  • Support for LWF files (LuRaWave format, Wavelet compression) 
      (Note: IrfanView can't save images larger than 640 x 480 pixels as LWF ! => 
      For large images use the 'LuraWave Studio' from WWW.LURATECH.COM)
  • Support for ASCII PBM/PGM/PPM files (reading)
  • Support for AIF sound files (MS Active Movie is required !)
  • The Slideshow timer can be now less than one second
  • Improved support for WMF/EMF (Batch conversion is now possible)
  • Saving file as EMF (Enhanced windows metafile)
  • New option: 'Fit images to the whole screen in the fullscreen mode' (Viewing)
  • New scrolling possibilty: with the right mouse button (press and move)

Version 2.85

(Release date: 21.08.1998)

  • Support for EPS files (Encapsulated PostScript, TIFF preview only)
  • Support for CLP files (Windows Clipboard file)
  • Support for CAM files (Casio digital camera file, with JPG)
  • The 'Capture' feature is available :-)
  • New feature: Extract all AVI frames ! (options->extract all frames)
  • Display mouse coordinates (single mouse click/move)
  • New option: Hide mouse cursor in fullscreen and slideshow mode
  • New hotkey: CTRL-W (start slideshow with files from current directory)
  • New hotkey: Shift+G (for Gamma correction)
  • Better compatibility with Win98 (registry)

Version 2.83

(Release date: 03.07.1998)

  • The slideshow bug on some systems is fixed
  • New options: (in the 'Properties' dialog):
  • New option: Delete to Recycle Bin
  • New option: Jump to the next file after deleting
  • New option: Ask to overwrite file for 'Save' and 'Save as'
  • New option: Don't notify if the end/begin of the directory is reached
  • New hotkey: Ctrl+Y for Crop
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 2.82

(Release date: 21.06.1998)

  • New menu item: About->Thanks :-)
  • Support for DCX files (multiple PCX)
  • Support for windows cursor files (*.CUR)
  • Support for animated windows cursor files (*.ANI)
  • New menu item: Save (Hotkey: Ctrl+S) - save current file in the same folder
  • New option: Extract all frames (for ANIs and animated GIFs)
  • New command line option: '/c=filename' (convert input file to 'filename') 
      Example: i_view32 c:\test.bmp /c=c:\giftest.gif 
      => Convert file: 'c:\test.bmp' to 'c:\giftest.gif' without GUI :-) 
      (Note: supported are all IrfanView read/save formats except: AVI,MOV,MPG,WAV,MID)
  • New slideshow option: Sort (files by name, date etc.)
  • New option: video size (for AVI, MOV and MPG) 
      Set the video size for all videos :-)
  • New hotkey: D (for edit->delete: remove image from the memory/screen)
  • New options in 'Properties->Viewing': 
      a) View all files in directory (enable/disable moving with space/backspace) 
      b) Set the zoom step (deafult: 10 %)
  • Moving with <- and -> in WAV, AVI, MPG, MOV, MID
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 2.80

(Release date: 03.05.1998)

  • New !!! The toolbar is now available :-)
  • Support for MPEG/MOV files (MS Active Movie is required !)
  • Support for Adobe Photoshop files (*.PSD)
  • Support for Corel PhotoPaint 6.0 files (*.CPT) ... this is a TIFF ;-)
  • New edit options: CUT/CROP (select a portion of image with the left mouse button) 
      Now you can cut or copy portions of an image :-)
  • New: The ONE-Step UNDO option is available (see next line)
  • New option in 'Properties->Others': "Use UNDO option" (deafult is OFF to save memory)
  • Undo is available for following changes: 
      Resize/Resample, Increase/Decrease color depth, Convert to grayscale, Negative, Brightness, Contrast, 
      Gamma correction, Cut
  • New options in 'Properties->Extensions' (Set Icon, Other extensions)
  • New option in 'Properties->Others': "Create desktop link for IrfanView32"
  • The zoom step is now always 10 % (10 % till 1000 %)

Version 2.68

(Release date: 27.03.1998)

  • Choosing between 5 copy/move directories (ask for copy/move must be ON)
  • Some print bugs are fixed

Version 2.66

(Release date: 17.03.1998)

  • Some BMP bugs are fixed (RLE 4)
  • Some IFF bugs are fixed (HAM 6)
  • Some RAS bugs are fixed (support for compressed SunRAS)
  • Support for 40-BPP images
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 2.65

(Release date: 03.03.1998)

  • Scan support (TWAIN)
  • New menu option: Sort directory files (by name/date/size/extension)
  • Some IFF bugs are fixed
  • The bug with some long names is fixed
  • New menu item: Minimize (to task bar), Hotkey: M (BOSS-Key ;-)
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 2.63

(Release date: 25.01.1998)

  • New view menu item: 'Multipage TIFF' (next/previous page etc.)
  • New GIF save option: 'Save Interlaced'
  • Some GIF bugs are fixed
  • The german version of IrfanView is available :-)

Version 2.60

(Release date: 15.12.1997)

  • New feature: Batch Conversion :-)
  • New menu item: Increase color depth (to 4, 8, 24 BPP)
  • New menu item: Decrease color depth (to 1, 4, 8 BPP)
  • New menu item: Resample image (Smooth), better than 'Resize', but slower
  • New option in 'Properties->Other': "Use 'Smooth' for Fit To Desktop ..."
  • New slideshow option: 'Add All' :-)
  • New options in the 'Resize' dialog

Version 2.55

(Release date: 16.11.1997)

  • Improved GIF-Animation
  • Support for sound files: WAV, MID and RMI
  • Enabled Zooming/Scrolling in the fullscreen mode
  • The bug with some 24-BPP IFF-Files is fixed
  • The bug with some 24-BPP TARGA-Files is fixed
  • New command line option: '/slideshow=txtname.txt' 
      Example: i_view32.exe /slideshow=c:\mypics.txt 
       Note: The file 'c:\mypics.txt' contains, in each line, a name of the image, including the full path !

Version 2.52

(Release date: 16.10.1997)

  • All Save options are now in the Save dialog
  • Preview support for Windows Metafiles
  • Preview support for AVIs (Video for Windows)
  • New option: 'Gamma Correction'
  • New: 'Best fit to desktop' is now "on" or "off"
  • New feature in the 'Resize' dialog: 'Preserve aspect ratio'
  • Improved 'Brightness' and 'Contrast'
  • Support for 64-BPP PNGs
  • Save large images as ICO (more than 128 x 128 pixels)
  • Remember the last slideshow file list
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 2.50

(Release date: 27.09.1997)

  • Saving files as ICO (The maximum size for an ICON is: 128 x 128 pixels)
  • Support for uncompressed PCXs (read)
  • New option: 'Convert to 2 Colors (black/white)'
  • New option: 'Clear MRUDs' (in 'Properties->Other Options')
  • New option: 'Rename File' (Hotkey: F6)
  • New slideshow option: 'Random display'
  • New print option: 'Vertical - Best Fit'
  • New option: 'Swap Colors' (RGB->RBG, RGB->BGR, RGB->BRG, RGB->GBR, RGB->GRB)
  • Improved 'Set as Wallpaper' (centered/tiled/restore)
  • Improved AVI playing
  • Some ICO bugs are fixed (black/white ICONs etc.)
  • The registry-bug with some extensions is fixed (ICO, BMP)

Version 2.40

(Release date: 02.07.1997)

  • Support for TIFFs with the JPEG compression (read/write)
  • The bug with some LZW TIFFs is now fixed (incorrect colors etc.)
  • Support for TIFFs with separated color channels (read)
  • Support for YCbCr TIFFs (read)

Version 2.37

(Release date: 18.06.1997)

  • Brightness/Contrast dialog: CANCEL button is available
  • New option: 'Edit palette' (display and edit image palette)
  • New options in 'Properties->GIF', choose transparent GIF color (palette index)
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 2.35

(Release date: 05.06.1997)

  • Support for PBM/PGM/PPM file formats (binary only)
  • Support for Amiga IFF/LBM format
  • Save GIFs with transparent(background) color (=black)
  • New menu item: 'MRUDs' = 'most recently used directories' (Menu: 'File') 
      (IrfanView can remember the last 5 viewing directories)
  • New option: 'Remember last window position' in 'Properties->others'
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 2.32

(Release date: 25.05.1997)

  • Play animated GIFs in normal window (no fullscreen more :-)
  • Improved GIF-Saving (save as 1 and 4 bits-per-pixel)
  • Saving file as PCX
  • Support for CMYK TIFFs
  • Enabled copy/move files in the fullscreen mode (F8/F7)
  • Remember the last viewing/saving directory
  • Remember the last window position
  • New options for slideshow: load/save slideshow, pause (press 'Pause')
  • New option: 'Always on Top' (Menu: 'Options')

Version 2.30

(Release date: 04.05.1997)

  • New feature: PREVIEW option ('File->Open')
  • Support for multiple ICONs (1,4,8,16,24 and 32 bits-per-pixel)
  • The bug with 'Properties' under WinNT 4.0 Service-Pack-2 is now fixed
  • New options for slideshow (see 'slideshow')

Version 2.27

(Release date: 15.04.1997)

  • New feature: SLIDESHOW :-) 
      How to use? You can add files to the slideshow list with: 
      a) Drag & Drop (select one or more files ...) 
      b) Select one or more files and press the 'ADD' button 
      c) Double click on the filename

Version 2.25

(Release date: 31.03.1997)

  • New features: converting to greyscale, negative, brightness and contrast
  • Bugs with some BMPs are fixed (new decompression routine)
  • New menu item: 'Refresh directory' -> update of directory indexes (hotkey: 'U')
  • New option in 'Properties->Multiple GIF': "None" (for no animation)
  • New hotkey: 'Shift+R' for "Reopen"
  • Double click on left mouse button -> Fullscreen
  • Click on left mouse button -> load previous image (in fullscreen mode only!)
  • Click on right mouse button -> load next image (in fullscreen mode only!)
  • New registration price: 10 USD or 15 DEM ;-)

Version 2.22

(Release date: 17.02.1997)

  • Support for some special JPEGs (Adobe ...)
  • Improved rotating left/right for black/white and 16-color images
  • Improved Drag&Drop (IrfanView changes immediately to the target directory :-)
  • The option: 'Always fit to desktop for big images' is available again :-)
  • Bugs with some GIFs and PCXs are fixed
  • The animated-GIF dialog moved to 'Properties->Multiple GIF' :-)
  • Jump to the first/last file (after reaching last/first image in directory, - IrfanView jumps to the first/last image in directory)
  • New option: 'Ask to rename if incorrect extension' (in 'Other options')
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 2.20

(Release date: 28.01.1997)

  • The BIGGEST IrfanView Bug is fixed !!! :-) (now you can resize images to any size you wish without deformations and 
      cache contents inserted in the picture)
  • Support for 16-bpp (BitsPerPixel) BMPs/DIBs and 16-bpp TIFFs (read only)
  • Better horizontal flip for black/white images
  • The option: 'Always fit to desktop for big images' is not more available
  • The IrfanView-Code was again optimized :-) => the EXE file is smaller

Version 2.18

(Release date: 06.01.1997)

  • The bug with corrupted GIFs is fixed
  • Support for Multipage-TIFFs with more than 256 pages (pictures)
  • New options in "Properties->Extensions": 'Select all' and 'Clear all'
  • Support for (*.SUN) extension (=RAS, Sun Raster Images)
  • Modifications in About-Box

Version 2.17

(Release date: 16.12.1996)

  • Multipage-TIFF support ! (One of the first viewers with multipage TIFF support)
  • Support for 'Exif'-JPEGs
  • New option in "Properties->Copy/Move/Save": default 'save as' directory
  • Rename-question for files with incorrect extension
  • The Multiple-GIF timer is now much better :)
  • Some minor bugs fixed (very large GIFs, 'paste->save as')

Version 2.15

(Release date: 30.11.1996)

  • Multiple (animated) GIF Support ! IrfanView is the first graphic viewer WORDWIDE with Multiple GIF support (read 
      only). (One known bug: with some specially transparency combinations). Much fun :)
  • New menu: Convert to 256 colors (for true-color images only)
  • Some WMF bugs are fixed (with old (Win 3.x) WMFs)
  • Now: "Save as" with lower case names
  • And you can copy my E-Mail address from 'About-Box' :)

Version 2.12

(Release date: 16.11.1996)

  • The GIF-Decompression is now totally rewritten ! I hope without bugs :)
  • Windows metafiles support (WMF=Windows Metafile and EMF=Enhanced Metafile)
  • Command line support for AVIs (Fullscreen for AVI is not available)
  • Some minor bugs fixed (startbar, extensions etc.)

Version 2.10

(Release date: 27.10.1996)

  • Print Support
  • "Always fit to desktop" was changed to "Always fit to desktop for big images"
  • Some minor bugs fixed (GIFs, rotate under WinNT, overlapping)
  • NEW ! Command line options: /one /fs /bf /pos=(x,y) /title=text : 
      /one - force "only one instance" 
      /fs - force Full Screen 
      /bf - force Best Fit 
      /title=text - set window title 
      /pos=(x,y) - move window to x,y 
       Note: ONLY lower case options are supported !

Version 2.07

(Release date: 20.10.1996)

  • AVI support (video for windows)
  • Jump to first/last file in the directory (CTRL+F, CTRL+L)
  • New option: allways fit to desktop (properties->other options)
  • FINALLY: "Save as", non-extension support
  • Read support for extensions: *.jpeg, *.tiff
  • Correct displaying of all Photo-CD files (rotate)
  • Copy/move/delete windows
  • Copying/moving: Replace question if the file exists (replace of read-only files)
  • More hotkeys (rotate, flip, properties, imageinfo etc.)
  • Some minor bugs fixed (GIF,RAS)

Version 2.05

(Release date: 29.09.1996)

  • Edit options (Copy/Paste/Delete/Cler Clipboard)
  • New in "Properties->Other options": Only 1 instance of IrfanView is active
  • Better "Save as", non-extension support
  • Read-Header function is implemented, warning if incorrect extension
  • Some fast-directory-view buges fixed (like: last image etc.)

Version 2.00

(Release date: 02.09.1996)

  • Progressive JPEG support (read/save)
  • Alphabetical sorting of images in directory
  • Some minor bugs fixed

Version 1.99

(Release date: 25.08.1996)

  • New fast directory view ! This part is now totally rewritten; no more lost files and uncomplete lists. Files are shown in the 
      order how they stay in FAT, that means unsorted. Comming in next release: sorting files in alphabetical order.
  • Fixed bugs with some ICOs, and compressed BMPs

Version 1.98a

(Release date: 16.08.1996)

  • Fixed bug with 256-colour-ICO
  • Fixed bugs with fit-to-desktop and resize
  • New menu outfit
  • Zoom percentage shown in title bar
  • Positioning window somewhere else than top left corner 
      (biggest known bug: IrfanView still can NOT correctly resize images whose dimensions exceed actual screen resolution; if 
      you do not want to cut edges of your image, void saving in this situation)

Version 1.98

(Release date: 09.08.1996)

  • Viewing ICO
  • Resize image
  • Zooming in and out 
       (known bug: zooming in large images works till now only up to 500 %)

Version 1.97

(Release date: 03.08.1996)

  • Viewing RAS
  • Fixed some bugs with fast directory view and GIF

Version 1.95

(Release date: 01.08.1996)

  • Viewing TGA
  • Image flip/rotate
  • Image copy/move to another directory
  • New tab-dialogs (Menu: Options->Properties)
  • IrfanView doesn't support Win32s any more

Version 1.90

(Release date: 18.07.1996)

  • Viewing Photo CD
  • "Fast directory view" (jump to next image in the current directory with space, to previous with backspace)
  • Set image as wallpaper

Version 1.85

(Release date: 01.07.1996)

  • Windows 95-dialogs (open/save file)
  • Viewing 2 bits per pixel PNG
  • Saving file as TIFF

Version 1.80

(Release date: 15.06.1996)

  • Viewing PCX and RLE
  • Viewing grayscale TIFF
  • Fixed some bugs with GIF

Version 1.70

(Release date: 01.06.1996)

  • Viewing TIFFs (uncompressed, Huffmann fax group 3, fax group 4)