Irfanview is the best image viewing software I have come across till date and I can surely say that anyone who has tried it must have sticked to it for image viewing and as a light image editing tool. Being a freeware it offers extensive features such as multi-language support, thumbnail option, slideshow, toolbar skins, fast directory browsing, batch conversion/editing, multipage editing, file search, change color depth, scanning, cut/crop, IPTC edit, capturing screenshot, lossless JPG operations, effects (sharpen, blur, Adobe Photoshop filters), EXE/SCR creating, many hotkeys, command line options and plugins.
It is the most fast image viewer I have ever used. With the help of plugins it can also play many types of media files. If you are a regular user or a user who does not have extensive work with image editing, this software will do all the jobs satisfactorily.
- Fast Loading time
- Light on resources
- Supports almost every image format
- Skin support for changing the toolbar icons (get rid of the ugly look)
- Plugins support for playing media files
I used Irfanview for all my image editing stuff. You can expect some tutorials for image stuff you can do with it in the upcoming days. The setup just has a size of just 1.1MB