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📅 2023-Feb-12 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ image viewer ⬩ 📚 Archive

IrfanView is a super-fast super-small image viewer and editor for Windows. It was created by Irfan Å kiljan from Vienna and he continues to maintain it to this day. IrfanView has been my default image viewer on Windows for two decades now, its keyboard shortcuts burnt into my fingers.

About Irfanview

I can remember to this day the time I discovered IrfanView for the first time. It was my first gig in the software industry around 2002 and Windows and all the software installers were dead-slow on work computers. Looking for an image viewer on the web, I found IrfanView. It had all the features I needed, but what stood out for me was its blazing-fast installation speed. Blink! and it was already done. I am happy to report that it is that fast to this day. And needless to say that it has been my defacto image viewer in all these years and I have even looked for clones of it on Linux, cause it is one of those rare Windows programs that are very capable.

$ wine iview462_x64_setup.exe

Tried with: IrfanView 4.60

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