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    Re: Recc: IrFan View

    I also highly recommend irfanview... fast, efficient, no bloat.

    The only trouble I've had with it, is recently it seems to leave blank items in my taskbar. They look like regular tasks, but have no text in them. When you click on them, they disappear.

    But it's a great app, and well worth it!

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View

    Odd. My version of IrfanView is 3.33, and there is a self-extracting exe that installs itself and gives you the option of associating it with numerous graphics and audio files. Also included are notes on how to uninstall. It's still a brilliant piece of freeware. Get it.
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    Re: Recc: IrFan View

    Ril,
    These "blank items in my taskbar" are left there by a Very High graphic screen saver. Change to a standard Windows Screen Saver for a while and see if they go away.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View

    Tx for the heads up on the new release.
    I have downloaded and tested it here. Works fine.
    Header post updated for new release.

    Tx again.

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    Rec: IrFan View *Upd*

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by ileacy on 01/02/18 21:26.</FONT></P>Title: IrFan View
    Version: 3.33 (prev 3.30)
    Platform: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000
    Download Size: 780.0KB
    Rating: ZdNet 5*
    Cost: Free for personal use
    Description:
    If you do any work at all with graphics, you should have IrfanView on your hard drive. This fast, powerful, and totally free (for personal use) image viewer and multimedia player supports a ton of graphics formats, including multiple-image icons, animated .gif files, and multipage .tif files. IrfanView also lets you play audio CDs and many types of sound, animation, and movie files (including QuickTime formats). Its impressive feature set includes thumbnail creation, drag-and-drop support, fast directory viewing, a slide-show mode, and batch conversion. You'll also find screen capturing, cutting/cropping, image effects, .dll and .exe icon extraction, file management, support for plug-ins, and more -- all packaged in a small .exe file that requires no .dlls or runtime libraries. Plus, its slim main window won't hog your desktop. Make no mistake about it -- IrfanView is a true freeware gem. Commercial users will need to register it for a paltry $10.
    Download From/Reviews:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.irfanview.com/english.htm>http://www.irfanview.com/english.htm</A>
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    Check for updated plug ins at the IrfanView site if you update to latest version.

    Latest version includes complete installation package and support for more graphics formats. The installer and de-installation notes are a major improvement from the prior 3.30 release.

    The batch conversion function is particularly useful for creating optimized GIF or PNG graphics for web distribution. I use it to convert BMP(RLE) files from the freeware version of HardCopy to web graphics. Batch convert to GIF and PNG, and then choose which ever one is smaller.

    The thumbnail option is great for browsing. With its wide support it gives you an explorer like interface and quick thumbnail previews of almost anything available.

    With its integrated screen capture facility it might even replace HardCopy in my toolkit. But, need to test that first.

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View

    Hi Ian:

    Have you associated all your graphic formats with IrfanView? If so, which extensions did you associate?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View

    Personally, I don't like to change my file associations... except for Gif, that's only because I severly dislike Microsoft Photo Editor.

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View

    Hi DrkRealm:

    Thanks for the tip. Just for my information, what do you dislike about Photo Editor. There are one thing it can do: You can extract bitmap images at high quality from Word 97/2000 via Microsoft Photo-Editor.

    I copied this tip from DailyWordTips email group:

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View

    It just seems like a clunky program to me, I couldn't ever get it to do what I wanted...

    As for quality, I try to stay away from bmps in the first place, but if I need greater detail, I can printscreen and import to irfanview, then save as any format.. (irfanview supports tons...)

    Of course, i'm biased, I was using Photoshop back in it's 5.x days (As if that was a long time ago.. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>), and am now using Paint Shop Pro... so it's likely the lack of functionality I dislike about MS Photo Editor...

    Thanks for the tip, I'll likely use it only for that function if it ever arises... <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Rec: IrFan View

    Yes.

    I used IrfanView|Options|Extensions to associate all supported graphic formats with IrfanView.

    I use other programs for sound and video.

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View *Upd*

    Version 3.36 now available. Make sure you update both the software and the plugins.

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View *Upd*

    Version 3.51 now available.

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View *Upd*

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Thank you Ian for update..going to Irfanview site to do my stuff...after I finish reading forums, of course <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View *Upd*

    Ian..I've had 3.51 for several weeks now..I just checked.. <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Rec: IrFan View *Upd*

    I loaded Irfan and associated everything. Now when I use it to look at a bmp ico etc the preview icon turns into that irvanview icon. I can't figure out how to change it. And I don't know what they were assocated with before. Something under Win98 or Officepro97.

    If business is slow today maybe I can get a chance to work with it some and try the hints here.

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