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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 4.51:

  • Improved JPG save option: 'Set file size' (no RIOT PlugIn needed)
  • New options in IrfanView Shell Extension (PlugIns website)
  • Support for animated WebP files
  • Some fixes (Zoom box text, EXE/DLL icon loading)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's New in version 4.50:

  • IrfanView and many PlugIns ported to Unicode!
  • The INI file will be converted to Unicode if you call the 'Properties' dialog
  • IrfanView will NOT run on Win9x anymore
  • Support for iPhone PNG files (Formats PlugIn, thanks to Jongware)
  • Move selection with: CTRL or SHIFT + right mouse button (Y or X axis only)
  • New option in Extract Pages/Frames dialog: Set page/frame range
  • Some fixes in the Print dialog
  • New text pattern: $m = show number of megapixels
  • New Thumbnails sort menu: Sort by Megapixels
  • Adjust print preview image to color/bw printer settings
  • Wallpaper save format changed to PNG (Win8 and later)
  • New zooming method: Mouse wheel alone, if 'Browsing->View other files' disabled
  • New command line option: /hotfolder='folder' => start Hotfolder option with a specific folder
  • ANI format moved to FORMATS PlugIn
  • JP2 PlugIn loading bug fixed (Talos Advisory TALOS-2017-0310)
  • FPX/RLE/DJVU/ANI/SVG PlugIn loading bugs fixed (thanks to Lin Wang)
  • Tools PlugIn EXE-loading problem fixed (thanks to Cody Sixteen and Lin Wang)

What's New in version 4.42:

  • New File menu: Save Selection as (Hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + B)
  • New option in Capture dialog: Show timer countdown
  • New option in Export Tiles dialog: Extract all pages from multipage files
  • New option in Fine Rotation dialog: Select 'best' old image
  • New option in Print dialog: No image overflow on page
  • New HTML-Export dialog option: Copy extra files to destination folder
  • (prepare a 'copy_files.txt' file with filenames)
  • Some PCX/BMP/PPM loading bugs fixed (thanks to Moshe Kaplan)
  • Improved FITS format loading
  • New text pattern: $R = image aspect ratio (width/height)
  • New hotkey: CTRL + Click into selection = clear selection
  • Some minor fixes (Thumbnails/folder scan)
  • Some workarounds for Windows-10 bugs/issues (Installer signature, Associations)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's New in version 4.41:

  • 64-bit version: Use 32-bit TWAIN drivers if 64-bit drivers not installed
  • New dialog/GUI on Windows tablets ('2 in 1', Thanks to Arun Anbu from Intel)
  • New hotkey: SHIFT + Tab: Start/End Tablet mode dialog
  • New hotkey: CTRL + Insert: Edit->Copy
  • New Slideshow hotkey: Q = Pause/Resume a timer slideshow
  • New option for /info command line: write CSV file: /info=infofile.csv
  • Added PlugIns-Installer options for: /silent and /folder (Check FAQs page)
  • 'Amazon 1Button App' offer removed
  • Some fixes (Auto color correction, PNG compression, UNC-Paths in 64-bit)

What's New in version 4.40:

  • The 64-bit version of IrfanView is available: http://www.irfanview.com/64bit.htm
  • The 64-bit version is faster for very large images (25+ Megapixels)
  • Option to support IrfanView by installing 'Amazon 1Button App' (OPTIONAL !)
  • Support for animated PNG files (APNG)
  • EXIF date (taken) sort menu added to main window sort menu
  • New Sort dialog option: Sort by EXIF date (date taken)
  • New toolbar item: Zoom box with common values (Properties->Toolbar)
  • (You can also write a new zoom value and press Enter)
  • New PDF PlugIn (enable in Properties->PlugIns->PDF)
  • New in Thumbnails window: Export image tiles for selected files (batch mode)
  • Load cursors and bitmaps from EXE/DLL files (Thanks to Jason Hood)
  • Option to set a custom font for TXT loading (Properties->Browsing/Editing)
  • Option to use left mouse button for fullscreen scrolling (for touch screens)
  • The 2 GB limit for EXE/SCR-Slideshow files changed (now: 4 GB, Windows EXE limit)
  • New Fine Rotation method/option added (faster for very large images)
  • New option for the Red-Eye-Correction effect (dialog): Set gray intensity
  • Some fixes in the Paint PlugIn
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT and '+' or '-' to change GIF/ANI/PNG animation speed
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + mouse click: Create selection based on clipboard image
  • New button in Batch processing dialog: Pause/Resume
  • New button in Advanced batch dialog: Get current selection for cropping
  • You can Drag&Drop (or Send To) multiple files to IrfanView shorcut or window
  • PlugIns 'Metadata' and 'JPG-Transform' included in the IrfanView installer
  • New command line option: /file=filename(s)
  • => set the input filename(s) (at the end of the command chain)
  • New command line option: /display=(x,y,w,h,zoom,scrollX,scrollY)
  • => set position, size, zoom and scroll position of the window and image
  • Command line: wildcards support for /extract (see 'i_options.txt')
  • Command line: /panorama, /multitif and /multipdf can use 'filelist=txtfile'
  • (see 'i_options.txt' for examples)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's New in version 4.38:

  • New Options menu/feature: Export image tiles (split image)
  • New Options menu: Hotfolder (Watch folder and show new images)
  • New view modes in Thumbnails window: Tiles, Details and List mode
  • New feature: (new) 'IrfanView Shell Extension' available on PlugIns website
  • (= adds Context menu with some IrfanView operations to Windows Explorer)
  • New options in the 'Adobe 8BF filters' dialog (Thanks to Frank/jazzman)
  • Improved speed in the LCMS (Color Management) PlugIn
  • Added support for old formats like: Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc.
  • New Print dialog features: Borderless print, Negative positions, better preview
  • New command line option: /makecopy, a flag for /convert
  • => if destination file exists, save new file as copy: (1), (2), (3) etc.
  • Option to add max. 10 external editors (for advanced users): Properties->Misc
  • Option to Drag&Drop current file to other programs: SHIFT + left mouse + drag
  • New Print dialog option: Always use default printer at dialog start
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + N = Negative image (all channels)
  • Better support for high resolution screens (high DPI)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's New in version 4.37:

  • New options in Resample dialog: Use Resample filters for shrinking; Gamma fix
  • Improved GIF animations
  • Features from Adobe-8BF PlugIn (8BF_FILTERS.DLL) moved to Effects PlugIn
  • New Image menu: Adobe 8BF PlugIns; with new fixed and dynamic PlugIns like
  • Perspective Transformations and SmartCurve - big thanks to PlugIn authors
  • Option to set custom folder for Adobe 8BF PlugIns menu (Properties->PlugIns)
  • Added Drag&Drop from Thumbnails window to another programs
  • New menu: File->Open Recent Files (can be disabled in Properties->Misc)
  • New option in Advanced Batch dialog: Don't shrink bigger images
  • Added Center option for Crop in Advanced Batch dialog and /crop
  • Replace Color option can work on selections
  • GIF bug fixed
  • MrSID bug fixed
  • Japanese folder name bug fixed
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated

What's New in version 4.36:

  • New Lossless JPG Dialog option: Rebuild EXIF-Thumbnail
  • Update of EXIF-Thumbnail on JPG-Lossless-Crop
  • Option to Edit EXIF date/time (Options menu or Thumbnails window for batch mode)
  • Improved color accuracy in 'Decrease color depth' function
  • Added 'Best quality' option in 'Decrease color depth' dialog
  • New (Freeware) PlugIn for DWG format - thanks to BabaCAD-Software guys!
  • New feature: Replace Color (Image menu and Advanced Batch dialog)
  • New feature: Create tiled image (Image menu)
  • New effects PlugIn: Filter Sandbox (Image->Effects menu, JewelScript)
  • Option to invert single color channels only (Image menu)
  • New Edit menu option: Show Grid (see also Properties->Editing for cell size)
  • New Slideshow Burning PlugIn for WinXP SP3 or later
  • New display options added: Fit small image side to window/desktop
  • Profiles option added to Batch Rename dialog
  • New Advanced Batch dialog option: Set new image size in MegaPixels
  • New options for Fine Rotation effect: Keep old image size and background
  • New feature in Color Corrections dialog: Change White Balance
  • New effect in 'Image->Add border/frame' dialog: Inside fading frame
  • New Thumbnails menu: Extract pages from selected multipage files
  • New Add Text dialog effect: Filled outline text
  • Negative and Grayscale menus can work on selections
  • Improved selection handling with large zooms
  • Updated Icons-Plugin (bigger/nicer icons, thanks to Florian Kilzer)
  • New hotkeys: CTRL + SHIFT + left/right arrow: Fine rotation, 0.10 deg
  • New hotkeys: CTRL + SHIFT + up/down arrow: Fine rotation, 0.05 deg
  • Batch-Scan dialog: some placeholders can be used for the filename
  • New text placeholders to add $ and | characters
  • New (admin) INI file option: Set save formats in Save-As dialog
  • New hotkey for slideshow mode: SHIFT + Z = show all or portrait/landscape images
  • Hotkey: G = stop or resume GIF/ANI animation (browse frames/pages if stopped)
  • DCX/ANI loading bug fixed
  • FPX bug fixed
  • Added reading support for 32-bit (96 BPP) TIF images
  • New command line option: /multipdf (same syntax as /multitif)
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions

What's new in version 4.32:

  • New feature: Add watermark image (Edit menu and Advanced batch dialog)
  • Improved zooming: CTRL + wheel (keep mouse coordinates) and centered zoom
  • Support for WebP format (Weppy format, PlugIn, reading + saving)
  • Support for PDN format (Paint.NET format, PlugIn, thanks to ComSquare AG)
  • Support for XCF format (GIMP format, PlugIn, thanks to ComSquare AG)
  • Face Detection Plugin (Thumbnails window, thanks to MulticoreWare guys)
  • New JPG save option: Try to save with original (estimated) JPG quality
  • Improved/changed sort menus (XP/natural order)
  • New batch rename option: Run test rename
  • New Thumbnails menu: Refresh selected thumbs
  • Batch dialog, Output directory: Placeholders are now allowed
  • New Properties dialog: Zoom / Color management
  • New expert zoom option: Edit table with fixed zoom values (Properties->Zoom)
  • New fullscreen options: Center image, Text layer (Properties->Fullscreen)
  • New option in 'Create multipage TIF/PDF' dialog: Load filenames from TXT file
  • New options in JPG IPTC/Comment dialogs: Allow Unicode PlugIn to change text
  • New command line option: /cmdexit (close current IrfanView after command line)
  • TIF with some SGILog compressed images fixed
  • New special INI option to hide common folders in Open/Save dialog (see FAQs)
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + K = Keep Scroll position