Irfan View

IrfanView Plugins

Please use always the current IrfanView and PlugIn version.

How to install IrfanView PlugIns?

  1. Download all PlugIns, see below
  2. Click on the PlugIn file (irfanview_plugins_XYZ_setup.exe)
  3. PlugIns will be installed into IrfanView "PlugIns" directory 

Note: Install 32-bit PlugIns to IrfanView-32 and 64-bit PlugIns to IrfanView-64 folder. DO NOT mix the PlugIns and IrfanView bit versions. 

The current PlugIns version is: 4.51 

Note: A normal IrfanView version includes the following (most important) PlugIns: Effects, Paint, Icons, Slideshow-EXE, RegionCapture, JPG-Transform, Video, Metadata, Tools.

  Check the 64-bit page for 64-bit PlugIns.  

  1. You can download ALL (32-bit) PlugIns as one large EXE (recommended):  FossHub - download IrfanView plugins Installer

    Alternative download site:iview451_plugins_setup.exe (15.8 MB, installer)
    (SHA-256 checksum: 25fcdd3a7a52c505a827505a28cc93b2b7729559209e21f447d9c855a279279b) 

  2. You can download ALL (32-bit) PlugIns as one large ZIP (for experienced users!):  FossHub - download IrfanView plugins ZIP

    Alternative download site:iview451_plugins.zip (15.6 MB)
    (SHA-256 checksum: d2b68e9cfd82806e8de0d4c77465f66e1f70f165ee8e9b714ee2aa01f9545c43)

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, Convert images to another format, Save filenames as TXT, Create multipage TIF or PDF, Create panorama image. (current version: 1.06)

Download: http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_shell_extension_plugin.exe (Installer)
(SHA-256 checksum: b9828e236b26626b46fe20ad31208140fc572819ba86c2cba75cbd2c7724ebef)

or 

http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_shell_extension.zip (ZIP, for experienced users!)
(SHA-256 checksum: 2112f85a917b2eca90eaa047a8c3b22e0157f13e83971aee679d955b2ff1047d)


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

  1. iv_mmedia.zip. Contains these PlugIns: IV_Player, Med, Mp3, Burning, Nero, Quicktime, Real Audio, SoundPlayer.
  2. iv_formats.zip.  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. iv_effects.zip.   Contains these PlugIns: Filter Sandbox, Film Simulation, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited.
  4. iv_misc.zip.      Contains these PlugIns: Email, FaceDetect, Ftp, Lcms.

PlugIns updated after the version 4.51:


Available PlugIns and current versions:

  • AltaLux - (version 1.08): allows IrfanView to use AltaLux image effect
  • AWD - (version 2.0.0.0): allows IrfanView to read Artweaver files
  • B3D - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read BodyPaint 3D files
  • BabaCAD4Image - (version 1.3): allows IrfanView to to read DXF and DWG CAD files
  • BURNING - (version 4.51): 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 12.0.0.5): allows IrfanView to read DXF/DWG/HPGL/CGM/SVG files (Shareware, third party plugin)
    Newest 32-bit versions under: http://www.cadsofttools.com/download/irfanviewplugins.zip , newest 64-bit versions: http://www.cadsofttools.com/download/irfanviewplugins_x64.zip
  • CRW - (version 4.50): 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: http://www.canon.com/ or try here: http://www.irfanview.info/plugins/canon_crw.zip (check "Readme.txt" for instructions and install!)
  • DICOM - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read Dicom formats (DCM, ACR, IMA)
  • DJVU - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read DJVU format
  • ECW - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read/write ECW files (Enhanced Compressed Wavelet)
  • EFFECTS - (version 4.51): 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: http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_adobe_8bf_plugins.exe (Installer) or http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_adobe_8bf_plugins.zip 
    Note:
    some older/special 8BFs may require additional system DLLs: Msvcrt10.dll and/or Plugin.dll. You can download these DLLs here: http://www.irfanview.info/plugins/8bf_tools.zip (check "Readme.txt" for instructions and install!)
  • EMAIL - (version 4.51): 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: http://www.irfanview.info/plugins/facedetect_gpu.zip
  • FILM_SIMULATION - (version 1.0.0.0): allows IrfanView to apply some Film Simulation effects 
    Note:
    this PlugIn needs additional CLUT files, download/install from: http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_film_sim_plugin.zip
  • FILTER_FACTORY - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to use Filter Factory 8BF files (Photoshop PlugIns)
  • FLASH - (version 2.2.0.1): allows IrfanView to read Flash/Shockwave/FLV format
  • FORMATS - (version 4.51): 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 4.48): allows IrfanView to read FlashPix files
  • FTP - (version 4.50): 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 4.50): allows IrfanView to read Jpeg-XR/HDP/WDP (Microsoft HD Photo) files
  • ICONS - (version 4.30): additional icons for IrfanView file associations
  • ICS - (version 4.45): 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 1.3.0.14): allows IrfanView to use JewelScript Effects/Filters
  • IV_PLAYER - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to play video/sound/audio-cd files using Windows Media Player
  • JPEG2000 - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read/write JPEG 2000 files
  • JPEG_LS - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read/write JPEG-LS files
  • JPG_TRANSFORM - (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to support lossless JPG operations (rotation/crop/cleaning, EXIF date editing, EXIF thumb update)
  • JPM - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read/write JPM files
  • KDC - (version 1.54): allows IrfanView to read Kodak Digital Camera files
  • LCMS - (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to use color management
  • MED - (version 3.31): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to play MED/OctaMED audio files
  • METADATA - (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to handle EXIF/IPTC/Comment information from compatible files
  • MNG - (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to read/play MNG/JNG files
  • MP3 - (version 4.45): allows IrfanView to play MP3/MP2/MP1 files
  • MRC - (version 3.70): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to read MRC files
  • MR-SID - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read LizardTech's SID files 
    Note:
    this PlugIn needs additional DLLs, download/install from: http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_mrsid_plugin.exe (Installer) or http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_mrsid_plugin.zip
  • 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: http://www.irfanview.info/plugins/kadmos/
    Note: the OCR PlugIn works only with IrfanView 32-bit.
  • PAINT - (version 0.4.13.73): allows IrfanView to to paint lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
  • PDF - (version 4.50): 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 4.51): allows IrfanView to read EPS/PS/PDF files (using Ghostscript, take the 32-bit (!) EXE installer, like "gs921w32.exe") or Ghostscript 64-bit for IrfanView 64-bit (like "gs921w64.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 2.4.0): allows IrfanView to capture a rectangle area of the screen
  • RIOT - (version 0.3.3.0): 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: http://luci.criosweb.ro/riot/download/
  • SFF - (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read SFF (Structured Fax) Files
  • SLIDESHOW - (version 4.51): 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 4.51): contains some additional functions/features for IrfanView
  • VIDEO - (version 4.51): 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 4.51): 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.