Web Worker Daily introduced me to Irfan View, a lightweight graphics editing application.

How have I never heard of this application before?

If you’ve ever dreaded opening Photoshop to crop or resize an image, mere seconds of work but minutes of waiting, Irfan View is for You!

A mere 1.1 Megabyte download and you too can utilize this program’s many features, including:

  • Many supported file formats (list of formats)
  • Thumbnail/preview option
  • Toolbar skins option
  • Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
  • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
  • Fast directory view (moving through directory)
  • Batch conversion (with image processing) * Awesome!
  • File search
  • Multimedia player
  • Scan (batch scan) support
  • Cut/crop
  • Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
  • Capturing
  • Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
  • Many hotkeys
  • Many command line options
  • Many PlugIns
  • Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like “I Agree” or “Evaluation expired”
  • View Irfan View’s feature list