IrfanView 4.53 Image Viewer released

Martin Brinkmann
May 20, 2019
Updated • Nov 15, 2019
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IrfanView is one of the most advanced image viewers that is available for Windows. IrfanView 4.53 was released last week; it is the first release of the program in 2019 and one that introduces several new features and options.

Just like the password manager KeePass, IrfanView belongs to a category of well designed powerful programs for Windows. The program's main feature is image viewing but it supports a large number of related functions such as image conversions, batch processing of images, filter and effects, image optimizations, or the creation of slideshows that makes it an universal program when it comes to working with images on Windows.

We have reviewed other great image viewers in the past such as Honeyview, XnView, or FastStone Image Viewer.

Tip: Add IrfanView options to Windows Explorer.

IrfanView 4.53 Update

IrfanView 4.53 is available as a free 32-bit and 64-bit download for the operating system. Users may download and install the new version to update existing installations or start from scratch.

The new version of IrfanView introduces new effects and options. As far as effects are concerned, it is now possible to insert speech bubbles using Image > Effects. Two additional groups of effects, "shadows, shapes, rounded corners, and snowflakes" and "Hexagon, Star, Spikes, Hearts", have been added to the Image menu directly. Last but not least, support for the new Radial Brighten effect is available now as well.

As far as options are concerned, the screen capture dialog features a new option to draw a red circle around the cursor, and there is a new advanced batch conversion option to set the maximum dimensions for resize operations.

The application's zooming functionality got a new feature as well. Hold down Ctrl-Shift while moving the mouse to move in the zoomed image; you may use the mouse wheel for zooming just like you do normally. A click returns to the previous view.

The Contact Sheet dialog has a new profiles option, and IrfanView can read 1 BPP images in RAW as well now.

The new version includes loading fixes for TIF, PCX and PSD files. Several plugins have been updated as well and users who use plugins need to install the new versions from the official plugins page of the extension.

Closing Words

IrfanView is a powerful feature rich image viewer for Windows that is really fast even on systems that are not uber-powerful. The new version adds several new features to the application; while minor in the grand scheme of things, they do improve the functionality of the application.

Now You: which image viewer do you use?

IrfanView

For Windows

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  1. Anonymous said on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm
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    Why not make use of the mplayer.conf?

  2. Mike J said on August 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm
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    Huh, I have never even seen this “font cache” pane; videos play at once for me, using VLC & XP SP3.

    1. Martin said on August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm
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      Mike, in theory this should have only been displayed once to you, at the very first video that you played with VLC. The time this window is displayed depends largely on the number of fonts in your font directory.

      1. Mike J said on August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm
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        huh, I lucked out for a change?? Amazing!!
        Apparently VLC keeps this info through version updates, but I didn’t see this message after a fresh OS install about 8 weeks ago, & a new VLC.

  3. myo said on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm
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    yes, yes, i have the same problem. sometimes, VLC crashes when it is playing .mov file.

  4. Kishore said on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm
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    Error:
    Buidling font Cache pop-up

    Solution:

    Open VLC player.

    On Menu Bar:

    Tools
    Preferences

    (at bottom – left side)
    Show settings — ALL

    Open: Video
    Click: Subtitles/OSD (This is now highlited, not opened)
    Text rendering module – change this to “Dummy font renderer function”

    Save
    Exit

    Re-open – done.
    Progam will no longer look outside self for fonts

    Source – WorthyTricks.co.cc

    1. Martin said on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm
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      Great tip, thanks a lot Kishore.

  5. javier said on August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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    @Kishore, I’ll try your tips, but does this mean it will no longer show subtitles either?
    I do use subtitles, but the fontcache dialog box pops up (almost) everytime I play a file.

    Could this be related to the fonts I have installed? Or if I add/remove fonts to my system?

    I’ll try to do a fresh install also, if your tips does no work. I’ll post back here later…

    /thanks
    /j

  6. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm
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    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,

  7. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm
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    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,Dont worry, VLC is currently sorting out this issue and the next version will be out soon.

    No probs @ Martin !! Its my pleasure

  8. Ted said on October 22, 2010 at 3:57 am
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    Try running LC with administrator privileges. That seemed to fix it for me

  9. Evan said on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 am
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    I am using SMplayer 0.8.6 (64-bit) (Portable Edition) on Windows 7 x64. Even with the -nofontconfig parameter in place SMplayer still scans the fonts. Also, I have enabled normal subtitles and it is still scanning fonts before playing a video. Also, it does this every time the player opens a video after a system restart (only the fist video played).

  10. Mike Williams said on September 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm
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    Does that mean that only instrumental versions of songs will be available for non-paying users?

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