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    Just noticed that Irfanview was mentioned among the top utilities list for WS.

    I highly recommend this viewer. Been using it since 1998 (as I recall). Had to buy a license (paid for it personally) since I need to do image conversion for captures to do Engineering documentation back in 1999. I still get email updates when a new version is released. Irfan Skiljan shared a fantastic viewer and it's free for personal use. Haven't check to see if it's free period, but it's worth the money if it isn't. They recently released 4.37 and I got the email today (but already knew of the release a few days back and already installed it). He always waits 2 or 3 days before I get the email; maybe the delay is a good thing since you never know (but I frequent betanews so I get immediate knowledge of such things; lol). I like the new version and how it handles photoshop plugins now. Anyway, just sharing my thoughts.

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    I agree that Irfanview is one of the top utilities in the history of Windows. It is free and very powerful.

    One of the most useful features of Irfanview is the ability to shrink hi-resolution photos (sometimes as big as 5 MB) down to a much smaller size (perhaps 500 KB), so that they can easily be emailed. When I have done that, there is normally no noticeable reduction in picture quality.

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    It isn't perfect, but I agree - there's nothing else around that's quite as good. It's always my default image viewer application on every PC I set up. I paid for a licence because, well, he deserves it.

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    Saw mentioned that Irfanview is only for Windows. I actually got it to work perfectly fine in Ubuntu via Wine. I then was able to run PS filters in Ubuntu. I've since hosed it (new version of Ubuntu so fresh installed), but it was not hard to install Irfanview in Ubuntu.

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