Answers and explanations for Irfanview FAQs.
IrfanView is a freeware image viewer that has received a lot of praise for being fast and compact, while also working as an image converter for Windows 7, Vista, XP, NT, ME, and Windows 9x.
Below are some frequently asked questions for IrfanView:
I cannot get IrfanView to read filenames/paths with Chinese, Japanese, and other characters?
This problem can be solved easily enough by activating the UNICODE PlugIn in the Properties - Languages tab.
Is there a portable IrfanView that I can use with CDs, USB drives, etc.?
The short answer is yes. All versions of IrfanView are portable. To get started, copy your existing IrfanView folder to your USB stick. If this does not work, you can use the normal installer or the ZIP version.
IrfanView is very slow when starting the program or during operation. Is there a reason for this?
Some of the most common reasons for a slow system include another software program or anti-virus application running in the background.
Is it necessary that I use IrfanView PlugIns?
While helpful at times, this is not a necessity. All the basic options and features are included in the standard installation. PlugIns are necessary for special file formats. Read our review of Irfanview plugins.
These are just a few of the most common questions surrounding IrfanView.
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