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    IV Beginner Paultx's Avatar
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    Default IrfanView app in Windows 10

    Windows Secrets sent me this email whose subject is Meet the Most Useful Windows 10 Apps in the Microsoft Store.

    Much to my surprise, the author has IrfanView on the article list, along with OneNote for Windows 10,, and Nextgen Reader. I say surprise not for IrfanView itself (I love it!) but because it's listed as a Windows app.

    So I went to the Microsoft Store to check on it and installed it. Now I wonder if I have one IrfanView desktop app and one IrfanView app, and which should I keep to get the most of its power?

    Desktop PC: Windows 10 Pro - 64-bit • Intel Core i7 • 12 GB RAM
    Laptop PC: Windows 10 Pro - 64-bit • Intel Core i5 • 6 GB RAM
    IrfanView 4.54 • 32-bit

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    Moderator Enterprise User Bhikkhu Pesala's Avatar
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    I think it is best to download IrfanView and it's plugins from the IrfanView site.

    If I am not mistaken you won't get the plugins with the Windows App version.

    Open the Help menu, Installed plugins to compare.

    Also: From the IrfanView Site:

    Advantages of IrfanView 32-bit over 64-bit version:
    • Runs on a 32-bit and 64-bit Windows
    • Loads all files/images for normal needs (max. RAM size is about 1.3 GB)
    • Needs less disc space
    • All PlugIns will work: not all PlugIns are ported (yet) to 64-bit (like OCR) and some 32-bit PlugIns must be still used in the 64-bit version, some with limitations (see the "Plugins32" folder)
    • Some old 32-bit PlugIns (like RIOT and Adobe 8BF PlugIn) work only in compatibility mode in IrfanView-64
    • Command line options for scanning (/scan etc.) work only in 32-bit (because no 64-bit TWAIN drivers)

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