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Irfanview 4.50 & Plugin FORMATS.DLL loading error

Submitted by Ness on October 27, 2017 - 1:55pm

Hello all,

Updated to Irfanview 4.50 (from 4.44, I think) through the platform.

Now when I try to open a Sony ARW (raw) image file, I get an error message: "Decode error. Can't load plugin FORMATS.DLL." Updated the plugins with the updater from the Irfanview site, which changed nothing.

So questions:
– is there a workaround?
– how to downgrade to the preceding version? (Couldn't find it on the nor on the Irfanview sites.)

Thanks for your suggestions!

OS: Windows 10/x64.

Inkscape not updating

Submitted by jojothehobo on September 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

When I open my portableapps platform I get a notice that there is an update for Inkscape. I then click on the update button. The other updates go just fine. Inkscape doesn't. I get the message below.

Unable to download the file. This could be due to a proxy or other network issue....

[Fixed] Inkscape Portable does not recognize a Ghostscript installation

Submitted by eknight74 on August 3, 2017 - 4:10pm

I am not allowed to install software on my work computer. I have the most recent versions of inkscape and ghostscript installed on a jump drive. I installed them in the following drives:

[Fixed] Inkscape automatic language switching broken

Submitted by depp.jones on April 1, 2017 - 10:20am

As Guki42 found out here, automatic language switching is broken in InkscapePortable 92.1. The folder structure seems to have been altered in this version. Here is a fix for a new revision:
Change Line 23




This topic is a translation and for the bug tracker.

[Fixed] IrfanView Portable is missing Ghostscript handling

Submitted by sosolala on March 16, 2017 - 7:40am

Dear All,

I have installed (latest version each, all portable)

- Portable Apps Platform
- Ghostscript
- Irfan View
- Irfan View Plugins

It fails opening EPS saying
"Decode error"
"Can't load Ghostscript"

Going to
Options => Properties => Plugins => Postscript Options
you can change the custom path for Ghostscript gsdll32.dll to

But this does not help as is fails with
"Decode error"
"Can't start Ghostscript"