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IrfanView is an excellent graphic manipulation program for eBook graphics. It has a batch mode built in to adjust image sizes or other qualities. It is only available for Windows. It is a free program.


[edit] Features

Some features include:

  • Many supported file formats (click here for the list of formats)
  • Multi-language support
  • Thumbnail/preview option
  • Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
  • Toolbar skins option for customization
  • Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD) - make a picture eBook
  • Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
  • Modify or add EXIF/IPTC/Comment text (metadata)
  • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
  • Fast directory view (moving through directory)
  • Batch conversion (with advanced image processing)
  • Batch mode using a GUI to select options for changes.
  • Multipage TIF editing
  • File search
  • Email option
  • Multimedia player
  • Print option
  • Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF
  • Change color depth
  • Scan (batch scan) support
  • Cut/crop
  • Add overlay text/image (watermark)
  • Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, straighten distorted images, etc.)
  • Screen Capturing
  • Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
  • Lossless JPG rotation, Lossless JPG cropping.
  • Shell Extension PlugIn
  • Unicode support
  • Many hotkeys
  • Many command line options
  • Many PlugIns - well defined extensions capability
  • Only one EXE-File, no DLLs
  • No registry changes without user action/permission!
  • Will use Ghostscript if present for PDF support. IrfanView can provide a graphic mode to rapidly view the first page of all the PDFs in a folder and provide a way to read them.
  • Includes a preview thumbnail app.

[edit] Formats

[edit] Graphic Formats

Extension Format name read write
ANI, CUR Animated Cursor X
AWD* Artweaver format X
B3D* BodyPaint 3D format X
BMP, DIB Windows Bitmap, Device Independent Bitmap X X
CAM* Casio digital camera format (JPG version only) X
CLP Windows Clipboard X
CPT CorelDraw Photopaint format (CPT version 6 only) X
CRW/CR2* Canon RAW format X
DCM/ACR/IMA* Dicom/ACR/IMA file format for medical images X
DCX Multipage PCX format X
DDS* Direct Draw Surface format X
DJVU, IW44* DjVu File Format X
DXF* Drawing Interchange Format, CAD format X
DXF, DWG, HPGL, CGM, SVG* CAD Formats (Shareware PlugIns) X
ECW* Enhanced Compressed Wavelet X X
EMF Enhanced Metafile Format X X
EPS, PS, PDF, AI* PostScript Formats (Ghostscript required) X
EXR* EXR format X X
FITS* Flexible Image Transport System X
FPX* FlashPix format X
FSH* EA Sports FSH format X
G3* Group 3 Facsimile Apparatus format X
GIF Graphics Interchange Format X X
HDR* High Dynamic Range format X
HDP, JXR, WDP* JPEG-XR/Microsoft HD Photo format X
ICL, EXE, DLL Icon Library formats X
ICO Windows Icon X X
ICS* Image Cytometry Standard format X
IFF, LBM* Interchange File Format X
IMG* GEM Raster format X
JP2, JPC, J2K* JPEG 2000 format X X
JPG, JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group X X
JPM* JPEG2000/Part6, LuraDocument.jpm X X
KDC* Kodak digital camera format X
Mac PICT, QTIF* Macintosh PICT format (Apple Quicktime required) X
MNG, JNG* Multiple Network Graphics X
MRC* MRC format X
MrSID, SID* LizardTech's SID Wavelet format X
DNG, EEF, NEF, MRW, ORF, RAF, DCR, SRF/ARW, PEF, X3F, RW2, NRW* Digital camera RAW formats (Adobe, Epson, Nikon, Minolta, Olympus, Fuji, Kodak, Sony, Pentax, Sigma) X
PBM Portable Bitmap format X X
PCD Kodak Photo CD X
PCX PC Paintbrush format from ZSoft Corporation X X
PDF* Portable Document format X X
PDN* Paint.NET file format X
PGM Portable Greymap format X X
PNG Portable Network Graphics X X
PPM Portable Pixelmap format X X
PSD Adobe PhotoShop format X
PSP* Paint Shop Pro format X
PVR* DreamCast Texture format X
RAS, SUN* Sun Raster format X
RAW, YUV* Raw (binary) data X
RLE* Utah RLE format X
SFF* Structured Fax File X
SFW* Seattle Film Works format X
SGI, RGB* Silicon Graphics format X
SIF* SIF format X
SWF, FLV* Macromedia Flash format X
TGA Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter (TARGA) X X
TIF, TIFF Tagged Image File Format X X
TTF* True Type Font X
TXT Text (ASCII) File (as image) X
VTF* Valve Texture format X
WAD* WAD3 Game format X
WAL* Quake 2 textures X
WBC, WBZ* Webshots formats X
WBMP* WAP Bitmap format X
WebP* Weppy file format X X
WMF Windows Metafile Format X
WSQ* Wavelet Scaler Quantization format X
XBM* X11 Bitmap X
XCF* GIMP file format X
XPM* X11 Pixmap X
old formats* Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc. formats X

* = PlugIn required

[edit] Video/Audio Formats

Extension Format name read write
AIFF, AIF Sound file, Audio Interchange Format X
AU, SND Audio format used by Sun and NeXT machines X
MED* MED/OctaMED sound format X
MID, MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) X
MP3* MPEG audio layer 3 format X
OGG* OGG Vorbis sound format X
RA* Real Audio sound format (Real Player required) X
WAV Windows audio file X
ASF Advanced Systems Format X
AVI Audio Video Interleaved X
MOV*, MP4* QuickTime Movie format (Apple Quicktime required) X
MPG, MPEG Moving Pictures Experts Group format X
WMA, WMV Windows Media Audio/Video format X

* = PlugIn required.

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