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Bhikkhu Pesala
30.08.2008, 06:09 AM
Subscribe to this thread from the Thread Tools menu above if you wish to be notified of new releases.

Hopefully, at least one of the moderators will remember to post to this thread when the next version is released.

Bhikkhu Pesala
23.12.2008, 10:07 PM
Version 4.22 ( - CURRENT VERSION - ) (Release date: 2008-12-22)

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
Some minor bugs/features fixed/added (scrolling)

Bhikkhu Pesala
27.12.2008, 09:01 PM
A couple of bugs were reported in the new release. The scroll right button on the toolbar doesn't work as expected, and saving as a PDF brings up an error message.

See this thread (http://en.irfanview-forum.de/vb/showthread.php?t=3441) in the Bug Reports forum to download a bug-fix executable.

Bhikkhu Pesala
29.12.2008, 08:37 PM
IrfanView 4.23 Released (http://www.irfanview.com/)

The above-mentioned bugs have been fixed in this release.

Bhikkhu Pesala
17.06.2009, 11:28 PM
IrfanView 4.25 was released (http://en.irfanview-forum.de/vb/showthread.php?t=4653)

Bhikkhu Pesala
11.05.2010, 02:42 PM
IrfanView 4.27 was released (http://en.irfanview-forum.de/vb/showthread.php?t=4653)

These are the changes in the latest version, numbers added for reference.

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
Support for BLP format (BLP-2, Formats PlugIn)
PSD loading bug/crash fixed (PSD bug reported by Secunia, thanks!)
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 Context 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: Download from: http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Bhikkhu Pesala
16.12.2010, 09:46 PM
Irfan View 4.28 (http://www.irfanview.com/)

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

20.06.2011, 06:05 PM
IrfanView 4.30:

- Faster JPG loading! (Thanks to D. R. Commander for Turbo-JPG)
- 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:
Download from: http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
- Some minor bugs fixed (ALT+F4)


Setup (http://irfanview.tuwien.ac.at/iview430_setup.exe)

Zip-file (http://irfanview.tuwien.ac.at/iview430.zip)

Bhikkhu Pesala
19.12.2011, 09:33 PM
Version 4.32 (http://www.irfanview.com/) ( - CURRENT VERSION - ) (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

29.03.2012, 10:23 AM
Version 4.33 (http://www.irfanview.com/) ( - CURRENT VERSION - ) (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

Bhikkhu Pesala
09.11.2012, 08:13 PM
IrfanView Version 4.35 (http://www.irfanview.com/)
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

28.06.2013, 11:24 AM
IrfanView Version 4.36 (http://www.irfanview.com/)
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!)
FPX bug fixed (reported by Secunia/Krystian Kloskowski, thanks!)
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

16.12.2013, 07:33 PM
IrfanView Version 4.37 (http://www.irfanview.com/)
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 another 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 name bug fixed (reported by Asuka Nakajima via JPCERT/CC)
Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

Bhikkhu Pesala
05.04.2015, 07:05 PM
Apologies for the very late update to this thread. It must be nearly time for 4.39 already, but 4.38 was never added to the list.

Version 4.38 ( - CURRENT VERSION - ) (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

Bhikkhu Pesala
04.08.2015, 10:08 AM
Version 4.40 ( - CURRENT VERSION - ) (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
Drag and Drop (or Send To) multiple files to IrfanView shortcut 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

Bhikkhu Pesala
02.12.2015, 12:26 AM
History of Changes

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)

Bhikkhu Pesala
13.03.2016, 09:25 PM
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

Bhikkhu Pesala
22.12.2016, 04:37 PM
Version 4.44 ( - CURRENT VERSION - ) (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)

Bhikkhu Pesala
10.10.2017, 07:28 PM
Version 4.50 ( - CURRENT VERSION - ) (Release date: 2017-10-10)

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

Download from: http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

Bhikkhu Pesala
29.11.2017, 09:09 AM
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of IrfanView on the App Store have now been updated to version 4.50.

Bhikkhu Pesala
19.02.2018, 06:06 PM
Animated WebP support has now been added.

Download the test versions attached to this Feature Request thread (https://irfanview-forum.de/showthread.php?t=11462).

Bhikkhu Pesala
27.02.2018, 08:48 PM
Version 4.51 ( - CURRENT VERSION - )
(Release date: 2018-02-27)

Improved JPG save option: "Set file size" (no RIOT PlugIn needed)
New options in IrfanView Shell Extension (PlugIns website)
Support for animated WebP files
Some fixes (Zoom box text, EXE/DLL icon loading)
Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions:

08.03.2018, 01:01 PM
Version 4.51 can now be selected in the user profile :)

Bhikkhu Pesala
13.12.2018, 07:09 PM
IrfanView 4.52 Released
Download Page (http://www.irfanview.com)

What’s New:

Improved Paint PlugIn stability
Support for DPX and CIN formats (DPX PlugIn, thanks to Patrick A. Palmer)
Support for FLIF format (Free Lossless Image Format, PlugIn)
Support for HEIF format (with installed HEVC extensions/codec, see Win10)
New option in Advanced batch dialog: Set minimal dimensions for resize
Option to save settings in Canvas dialog
Insert Text dialog: CTRL + click in image adds the text permanently
Command line: /filepattern option: accepts multiple extensions ("*.jpg;*.png")
Improved support for high DPI displays
Improved JPG2000 format loading
Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

Bhikkhu Pesala
15.05.2019, 07:38 PM
Version 4.53 ( - CURRENT VERSION - )
(Release date: 2019-05-15) • Download from Fosshub (https://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm)

New effect in Image->Effects menu: Insert Speech Bubbles Examples/Screenshot: speech_bubbles.jpg (https://www.irfanview.com/screenshot/big/37_speech_bubbles.jpg)
New effect in Image menu: Add Shadow, Shape, Rounded corners, Snowflake etc.
New effect in Image menu: Add Hexagon (or tiles), Star, Spikes, Heart etc.
Show mouse zoom magnifier: CTRL+SHIFT + Mouse-move in the image (mouse wheel zooms within magnifier area, click inside closes it)
New border effect in "Add Frame" dialog: Broken Edge
New effect added: Radial Brighten (Effects browser dialog)
New option in Capture dialog: Draw red circle around cursor
New option in Advanced batch dialog: Set maximal dimensions for resize
Profiles option added to Contact Sheet dialog
Option to read 1 BPP images in RAW dialog
Command line: /filepattern can be combined with /slideshow
TIF/PCX/PSD loading bugs fixed (thanks to Apriorit)
Some PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions (http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm):

Bhikkhu Pesala
13.12.2019, 08:18 PM
Version 4.54 Released • Download Page (https://www.irfanview.com)
(Release date: 2019-12-12)

Multiple Undo/Redo steps added (max. 20 steps, Properties->Editing)
Zoom magnifier added to fullscreen mode
Option to disable Zoom magnifier (Properties->Viewing)
Profiles option added to Print dialog
New option in Properties->Fullscreen: Set horizontal and/or vertical centering
New option in Print dialog: Set horizontal and/or vertical centering
Option to set selection border thickness (Properties->Editing)
Option to enable/disable PlugIns (Help->Installed PlugIns)
Extended sidecar files option: Copy/Move possible (Properties->File Handling)
New Canvas dialog option/method: Set aspect ratio
New option in Watch/Hot Folder dialog: Watch subfolders
New Lossless JPG Dialog option: Add (or Replace) ICC color profile
New Thumbnails option: Keep focus in folder tree (after folder change/click)
Option to show Color Corrections dialog in dark mode
Fix in Metadata PlugIn (crash with bad EXIF tag in CR2 files; KVE-2019-1184)
BMP loading bug fixed (thanks to Joshua Faust, CVE-2019-16887)
JP2 PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq)
ANI PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17252)
RAS PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17251)
EXR PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17255)
DPX PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17256)
WSQ PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17250)
JLS PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to Linhlhq, CVE-2019-17253)
Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions:
http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm (https://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm)

Update the Language DLL
If you use a different interface language, check to see if there is a current version (https://www.irfanview.com/languages.htm). Some new features will not be accessible if the Language DLL is out of date.

Bhikkhu Pesala
22.10.2020, 07:13 AM
Version 4.56 ( - CURRENT VERSION - )(Release date: 2020-10-21)

Updated Video PlugIn (improved Win10 compatibility, new player for MP3/FLAC)
Option to play all audio formats in main window (Properties->Video/Sound)
Option to change hotkeys for menus: Right mouse click on menu item
New option in Paint dialog: Fill rect/ellipse with transparent color
New "Edit->Insert Watermark" option: Use color to highlight an area
Option to disable mouse wheel for file browsing (Properties->Browsing)
New SVG PlugIn (Thanks to seppesol)
New XCF PlugIn (Thanks to Jacek SQ6KBQ)
New JPG option: Use QuantSmooth loading (PlugIn, thanks to Ilya Kurdyukov)
Option for page/frame filename suffix in Multipage-Extract dialog
CTRL + "Save-As" icon on toolbar calls the "Save" menu
New option in Advanced batch dialog: Add Border/Frame
New option in Insert Text dialog: Settings for Outline-1 effect (Rainbow)
New paste option: Change paste counter (Edit->Paste special)
New shapes in Hexagon dialog: Ellipse, Cloud; Spiral (thanks to Rod Stephens)
New option in Hexagon/Shadow dialog: Background transparency
Support for PSB format (Photoshop files)
Context menu added to EXIF dialog (Copy only selected lines)
New placeholder: $c (Compression text from Image->Info dialog)
Program icon updated
New Paint dialog icons (Thanks to Michael Grosberg)
CLP format moved to FORMATS PlugIn
JP2 PlugIn loading bugs fixed (thanks to Phung Duc Luan and Linhlhq)
B3D and XCF PlugIn loading bugs fixed (thanks to Zhe Wang)
Formats PlugIn bugs fixed (XPM,XBM,CR2,HDR,WBMB,FITS,DDS) (thanks to nhiephon)
MNG PlugIn loading bug fixed (thanks to zhazha crack)
Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions: