New App: IrfanView Portable 4.28 Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on December 16, 2010 - 11:56pm

logoIrfanView Portable 4.28 has been released. IrfanView Portable is a fast, compact and innovative graphic viewer for Windows supporting pictures, vector graphics, animated images, movies, icon files and much more. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. It is freeware for personal and educational use.

Read on for more details... Platform 2.0 Beta 5 users who already have this app installed, simply click 'Check for Updates' in your PA.c Menu to update to the new version.

IrfanView Portable is packaged with permission from Irfan Skiljan.



  • Many supported file formats (click here the list of formats)
  • Multi language support
  • Thumbnail/preview option
  • Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
  • Toolbar skins option
  • Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
  • Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
  • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
  • Fast directory view (moving through directory)
  • Batch conversion (with image processing)
  • Multipage TIF editing
  • File search
  • Email option
  • Multimedia player
  • Print option
  • Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF
  • Change color depth
  • Scan (batch scan) support
  • Cut/crop
  • IPTC editing
  • Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
  • Screen Capturing
  • Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
  • Lossless JPG rotation
  • Unicode support
  • Many hotkeys
  • And lots more

Learn more about IrfanView... Installer / Format

IrfanView Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


IrfanView Portable is available for immediate download from the IrfanView Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Darkbee's picture

Well this was out of the blue! Smile Like Mazzter this is probably my favorite image viewer/manipulation tool. Guess I don't have to try to to learn to love XNView anymore. Smile

Chris Morgan's picture

We don't sign the installers of freeware apps.

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

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Ph4n70m's picture

I was already using this program on my flash drive, but the "normal" version.

Using IrfanView for years, so far copied over to the flash drive, now as a native PAF, great!

Thanks for IrfanView! I got along with XNView Portable the last past months, but just because there was no IrfanView in PAc format and I had an issue with copying it manually. Now I can use my favorite!

Does this install include all of the plugins?

BTW, IRFANVIEW has been available as a portable app for yrs through the developer, much like teamviewer or CCleaner. You just had to dig a little to find the zip download

vf2nsr's picture

The PortableApps homepage for the download and you will see at the bottom a reference to getting plugins and how to unzip them

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” Dr. Seuss

Hense I mentioned that they have had a portable version for years ... and that you have to search for the portable version

If you unzip and install all the plug-ins, will we still maintain the portability of PortalbeApp Irfanview?

Thanks, Irfanview has been one of my two favorits image editors (along with Photoscape)

John T. Haller's picture

As with standard IrfanView, the plugins are a separate download. Details on installing the plugins are listed right on the IrfanView homepage. Plugins are preserved as you upgrade IrfanView Portable.

While a zip was available, like most portable zip apps, it wasn't fully portable. Paths broke as you moved PCs when your device's drive letter changed and registry keys were left behind. Not to mention that every zipped portable app stores data in different places (making it nearly impossible to just quickly backup all your apps settings) and upgrades can get messy with some apps as unzipping new over old will wipe your settings (though IrfanView did not seem to have this particular problem others like Opera@USB, etc do).

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Doesn't mean the developer did not clean up the software to "portableapps" standards! Thank you for including in this format. Now I just need to wish all of the developers a Merry X-mas! Thanks for the apps

IrfanView has been my basic image program of choice for a number of years now. As a matter of fact, although I am a pretty hardcore Open Source advocate, this is one of the few Freeware programs that I actually highly recommend to my peers.

Good job integrating this into the PortableApps platform!


Gee, IrfanView! I must admit, I missed it a little. Thanks!

The Kadmos OCR plugin makes it even more worthwhile having.

This can be installed from IrfanView’s plugins page, but I unzipped the exe manually to be on the safe side. It also paid downloading both the German and US versions, copying them together into one folder, and run "download additional languages" afterwards from within the plugin (downloads zip files and expands those into the plugins folder). Thus, you always get the latest dictionaries and recognition stuff. Works quite well with the right settings. You will want to adjust contrast/brightness (auto) and convert the image to grayscale before. Lines of text shouldn’t be too much distorted. With these settings, I could even have it recognise text from my screen, shot with a 2.5 megapixel digital camera. For scanned newspaper clips and the like it’s even better.