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jopower
07.01.2010, 01:02 AM
I really enjoy Irfanview :cool: and know it is mainly a Win OS program and that it's likely to stay that way. I also have to use a Mac at times, but iPhoto is 2 wheels short of the wagon I want :p. Can anyone recommend an image viewer and manipulator of Irfanview quality and ability for the Mac that isn't a Photoshop monster? :confused:

Frank
07.01.2010, 11:57 AM
Search in the web (http://justfuckinggoogleit.com/) and try some programs!

for instance:
ACDSee Pro (http://www.acdsee.com/offers/proformac), Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 (http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/), Aperture 2 (http://www.apple.com/aperture/), CocoViewX (http://www.stalkingwolf.net/software/cocoviewx/), FFView (http://www.feedface.com/software/ffview.html), Footagehead (http://zankasoftware.com/footagehead/), FotoWare solutions (http://www.fotoware.com/), GI (http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/)MP (http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/News/News.html), Gimpshop (http://plasticbugs.com/?page_id=294), GraphicConverter (http://www.lemkesoft.de/xd/public/content/index._cGlkPTI4_.html), iPhoto (http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/), iView MediaPro (http://www.iview-multimedia.de/pro.html), JetPhoto Studio (http://www.jetphotosoft.com), JustLooking (http://chipmunkninja.com/JustLooking), Karelia iMedia Browser (http://www.karelia.com/imedia/), Phoenix Slides (http://blyt.net/phxslides/), Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/mac/), PicturePopPro (http://www.setnan.org/mac/picturepoppro/), Pixen (http://opensword.org/pixen/), Quick Look (http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/quick-look.html), Rawker (http://raifra.fh-friedberg.de/Mac/index-en.html), Seashore (http://seashore.sourceforge.net/), Sequential (http://sequentialx.com/), Sequenz (http://gwosdek.net/projekte/sequenz), Shape Collage (http://www.shapecollage.com/), Sizerox (http://www.sizerox.com/), ThumbNailer/Multi-Thumbs (http://homepage.mac.com/mdewalt/iWeb/Site/Thumb-Applications.html), ToyViewer (http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~ogihara/software/OSX/toyv-eng.html), ViewIt (http://www.hexcat.com/viewit/index.html), Xee (http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/xee.html), XnView (http://xnview.com/), Xsee (http://www.bitcom.ch/downloads-xsee.html), ...


regards
Frank

billcoop
08.01.2010, 12:37 AM
You can now use IrfanView!
Try WineBottler (http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/)

This free software is a wrapper for WINE, which unlike other Windows emulators is really simple to set up.
It just works.

1- download WineBottler from the above site, and install it.
2- Download the latest version of IrfanView (4.25)
3- Start WineBottler and Create a Custom Prefix
4- For the Install File, select the IrfanView installation file you just downloaded
5- In the Winetricks section select vc6run
6- Click Install

You'll then see a standard Windows installation - follow the prompts.
BTW- at the end there's a pop-up, from which you should select ivew32.exe as the executable to run. Obvious but worth mentioning.

That's it! WineBottler generates an Irfanview App that can by launched like any Mac App.

Caveats
WineBottler is Beta, so ymmv
You must have an Intel Mac - mine is a mid 2009 MacBook Pro running OS X10.6.2
X11 must be installed (it is by default on Snow Leopard)

Hope this helps

Cheers from Oz

Bill

derniwi
13.01.2010, 04:03 PM
@Bill: this is great, thank you.
Is it possible to set IrfanView as the default picture viewer on the Mac?

jopower
14.01.2010, 11:29 AM
Search in the web (http://justfuckinggoogleit.com/) and try some programs!

for instance:
ACDSee Pro (http://www.acdsee.com/offers/proformac), Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 (http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/), Aperture 2 (http://www.apple.com/aperture/), CocoViewX (http://www.stalkingwolf.net/software/cocoviewx/), FFView (http://www.feedface.com/software/ffview.html), Footagehead (http://zankasoftware.com/footagehead/), FotoWare solutions (http://www.fotoware.com/), GI (http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/)MP (http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/News/News.html), Gimpshop (http://plasticbugs.com/?page_id=294), GraphicConverter (http://www.lemkesoft.de/xd/public/content/index._cGlkPTI4_.html), iPhoto (http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/), iView MediaPro (http://www.iview-multimedia.de/pro.html), JetPhoto Studio (http://www.jetphotosoft.com), JustLooking (http://chipmunkninja.com/JustLooking), Karelia iMedia Browser (http://www.karelia.com/imedia/), Phoenix Slides (http://blyt.net/phxslides/), Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/mac/), PicturePopPro (http://www.setnan.org/mac/picturepoppro/), Pixen (http://opensword.org/pixen/), Quick Look (http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/quick-look.html), Rawker (http://raifra.fh-friedberg.de/Mac/index-en.html), Seashore (http://seashore.sourceforge.net/), Sequential (http://sequentialx.com/), Sequenz (http://gwosdek.net/projekte/sequenz), Shape Collage (http://www.shapecollage.com/), Sizerox (http://www.sizerox.com/), ThumbNailer/Multi-Thumbs (http://homepage.mac.com/mdewalt/iWeb/Site/Thumb-Applications.html), ToyViewer (http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~ogihara/software/OSX/toyv-eng.html), ViewIt (http://www.hexcat.com/viewit/index.html), Xee (http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/xee.html), XnView (http://xnview.com/), Xsee (http://www.bitcom.ch/downloads-xsee.html), ...


regards
Frank

Thanks for giving the list BUT... are ALL of these Mac programs? Some I recall as PC only. Also I just said no iPhoto or Photoshop.

Concerning Winebottler: I have a faster model Mac G3... definately not Intel.

Frank
14.01.2010, 05:01 PM
... are ALL of these Mac programs? Some I recall as PC only. Also I just said no iPhoto or Photoshop. ...

ALL these programs are available for Mac! (Maybe for PC also! See the details, see the links!!!)
And you are right, you said: no iPhoto or Photoshop!
(Thats why I ask you deeply for apology and for forgiveness that I called these programs in my list!)

But perhaps it's better, if you(!) really search for some suitable programs in the internet and tell us your search results and the best program! If however all nothing helps, then it's time for you to contact Steve Jobs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs) or someone else of the company Apple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.) to ask there for the best picture viewer for macintosh! These people sit at the source and can answer at the best one! If you are a very lucky man, then their named programs are also freeware!


best regards
Frank

LLPPRO
14.11.2010, 09:40 PM
Bill,
Any reason you didn't just install windows under Boot Camp and install irfanviewer that way? (aside from the possibility of opening up your computer to windows viruses)

LLPPRO

texeter
24.11.2010, 09:43 PM
Thank you for the tip. With this advice the question of when will IrfanView be available on the Mac has been answered. It is here and available now. Thanks once again.


You can now use IrfanView!
Try WineBottler (http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/)

This free software is a wrapper for WINE, which unlike other Windows emulators is really simple to set up.
It just works.

1- download WineBottler from the above site, and install it.
2- Download the latest version of IrfanView (4.25)
3- Start WineBottler and Create a Custom Prefix
4- For the Install File, select the IrfanView installation file you just downloaded
5- In the Winetricks section select vc6run
6- Click Install

You'll then see a standard Windows installation - follow the prompts.
BTW- at the end there's a pop-up, from which you should select ivew32.exe as the executable to run. Obvious but worth mentioning.

That's it! WineBottler generates an Irfanview App that can by launched like any Mac App.

Caveats
WineBottler is Beta, so ymmv
You must have an Intel Mac - mine is a mid 2009 MacBook Pro running OS X10.6.2
X11 must be installed (it is by default on Snow Leopard)

Hope this helps

Cheers from Oz

Bill

chaleyer
23.02.2011, 12:39 AM
Bill, thanks from another Oz user. Great tip and now I finally have my beloved IrFanView on my new'ish Mac

joelwest
20.03.2011, 11:46 AM
You can now use IrfanView!
Try WineBottler (http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/)

This free software is a wrapper for WINE, which unlike other Windows emulators is really simple to set up.
It just works.

1- download WineBottler from the above site, and install it.
2- Download the latest version of IrfanView (4.25)
3- Start WineBottler and Create a Custom Prefix
4- For the Install File, select the IrfanView installation file you just downloaded
5- In the Winetricks section select vc6run
6- Click Install

You'll then see a standard Windows installation - follow the prompts.
BTW- at the end there's a pop-up, from which you should select ivew32.exe as the executable to run. Obvious but worth mentioning.

That's it! WineBottler generates an Irfanview App that can by launched like any Mac App.

Caveats
WineBottler is Beta, so ymmv
You must have an Intel Mac - mine is a mid 2009 MacBook Pro running OS X10.6.2
X11 must be installed (it is by default on Snow Leopard)

Hope this helps

Cheers from Oz

Bill
how does this work??

5- In the Winetricks section select vc6run

there is no way to enter any text in the box in the Winetricks section, nor is there a list displayed to select form

I know Winebottler is installed correctly because a preinstalled prefix named Winamp created a link that correctly runs Winamp on my Mac OS 10 computer

asavage
26.03.2011, 06:23 PM
5- In the Winetricks section select vc6run

there is no way to enter any text in the box in the Winetricks section, nor is there a list displayed to select form

This appears to be a problem with at least the last two versions of WineBottler. See the WineBottler bugtracker, ticket No. 128 (http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/trac/ticket/128) for more info.

joelwest
31.03.2011, 02:38 AM
This appears to be a problem with at least the last two versions of WineBottler. See the WineBottler bugtracker, ticket No. 128 (http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/trac/ticket/128) for more info.
that help ticket has many people reporting the same problem but no one offering any solutions as of yet

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strangely enough I was able to create a working prefix with another windows based program that apparently did not require a selection from Winetricks to work

is each of these Winetricks selections (in the list i do not see) a kluge someone has hacked together to make Wine work that particular windows program???

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UPDATE April 13, 2011
I got Irfanview working on my mac notebook with Winebottler. no Winetricks were needed to make Irfanview work (or make work ANY of the other Windows programs I have installed on the mac). (my experience contradicts post #3 in this thread which said you needed the Winetrick vc6run to install Irfanview)

I put the shortcut (Wine program wrapper) that starts Irfanview (ending with .app) in my mac desktop folder and the Irfanview folder was installed as a subdirectory of \Wine\prefixes (along with all the other Windows folders I have managed to get Winebottler to work with - Winamp 2.81, IconCatcher, JpegCrop, Photovue, Out of the Park [baseball] team color picker, Nostalgia Sim Baseball V6)

each of the Winebottle installs creates a subfolder under \Wine\prefixes that in turns contains the dummy c drive required by a windows program. the program files are actually installed at some level of subdirectory folder under this dummy c drive (they are installed at the default program location on the c drive). in the case of Winamp 2.81 after the Winebottle install worked I took my custom skin files that I had on my pc and updated the dummy c drive directory on my mac with these files. the next time I launched Winamp on my mac the replacement skin appeared

every successful Winebottle install creates a dummy c drive and create a basic directory skeleton under the dummy c drive folder that includes a few generic registry files and iexplorer.exe (from the evil empire). if the Winbottle install was from an install *.exe (rather than just wrapping a single Windows' exe) it scans through all the *.exe's in the dummy c drive and you must select the correct exe file that starts up the windows program you are trying to emulate on your mac

in many respects the Winebottle wrapped Irfanview program on the mac functions the same as the pc version. however I did have trouble copying a selection on to the mac clipboard so that it could pasted back into another part of the Irfanview image in the Irfanview viewer

AmyBG
13.05.2011, 03:27 AM
Just wondering if any of the Mac users who have got IrfanView via Winebottle have noticed a difference in overall performance? I'd love to have IrfanView on my MacBook but don't want to slow it down.

bodhi
07.04.2013, 08:45 PM
I really enjoy Irfanview :cool: and know it is mainly a Win OS program and that it's likely to stay that way. I also have to use a Mac at times, but iPhoto is 2 wheels short of the wagon I want :p. Can anyone recommend an image viewer and manipulator of Irfanview quality and ability for the Mac that isn't a Photoshop monster? :confused:

Just got IrfanView running on my iMac (Intel Mac running Snow Loepard), WooHoo! I used Wine 1.4.1 (currrent stable release) and Winebottler. see https://irfanview-forum.de/showthread.php?t=9645

Silversleeves
24.03.2014, 02:16 AM
...With this advice the question of when will IrfanView be available on the Mac has been answered. It is here and available now...

Back before May of 2008, when the power supply in my PowerMac G4 Dual MDD died, I had only used IrfanView about a dozen times on a laptop my brother lent me a year or so before. I was impressed then, and there are still things about it that keep me wanting to use it. But I wouldn't call running IV in a WINE wrapper or BootCamp "here now," any more than I'd call running KDE Dolphin or GNOME Terminal in emulation on a Mac "here now."

Long-timers on these forums can debate the points I'm about to make and correct some of my misconceptions, but there are two things I "know" about IV that imo are well worth mentioning here. It used to be shareware. Why isn't it still shareware? Irfan, as I understand it, found some Linux code he liked and thought it would improve the application substantially. Under the GNU General Public License, even making such code Windows-friendly meant he could no longer make money from it. So it became freeware. And IV is, and will always be, Windows-native. Which makes me doubt, even in this new era of Mac-on-Intel, the possibility of making it the default image viewer in OS X.

And as recently as 2012, some of the functions of the Thumbnails utility required QuickTime. I often wish he'd consult with Thorsten Lemke, creator and maintainer of GraphicConverter and GraphicConverter X. Hr. Lemke has done some wonderful things with QuickTime, using code in it that is not too often invoked. With a little time and work, great custom transitions in slideshows and dynamic positioning of captions and other metadata in full-screen mode could be brought to Windows by way of IV. Irfan opened the door, so to speak, and I encourage him once again to get as much out of QT as he can. If he found out why GIMP .xcf files don't view properly outside GIMP for Windows (the answer is in a thread in these forums), imagine what he could find out about QuickTime from Hr. Lemke.

I'd say the above suffices. :cool:

BZT