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[2004-12-27 00:54:40 ] Ebay - donkey3000
The last Irfanview that I installed asked during installation if I wanted to install ebay shortcuts.

[2004-12-27 03:17:57 ] Awesome piece of freeware - maxload
Have been using this for years, the author is approachable and listens to his users. Has one of the best jpg compression ratios, when converting from other formats, of any program I've used, not specifically dedicated to compression. Five stars baby, five stars.

[2004-12-27 03:22:43 ] Awesome piece of freeware - maxload
Have been using this for years, the author is approachable and listens to his users. Has one of the best jpg compression ratios, when converting from other formats, of any program I've used, not specifically dedicated to compression. Five stars baby, five stars. Oh yeah, somebody will undoubtedly bring up the eBay shortcuts thing in the latest build. So what? If Irfan Skiljan can get a cut of revenue generated from click through, God bless him. He lives in Bosnia, ferchrissakes, codes this for nothing and *gives you the option* to install the links.

[2004-12-27 03:48:36 ] @maxload - donkey3000
Well with the ebay shortcuts its adware not freeware. But I agree its great software that works well.

[2004-12-27 04:51:10 ] ebay shortcuts - berkes
The ebay shortcuts are at least a pretty clear option during installation, and so can be avoided without any trickery (my take on it)

[2004-12-27 08:49:06 ] eBay Shortcuts can be removed - ratsenoonestar
Yes, there are eBay shortcuts, but they can be removed during the install. If you're concerned about it being spyware, you needn't be. If you don't choose to install them, they don't appear. Scans of systems with Ad-Aware, Spybot and SpySweeper (paid software) do not report adware/spyware in IrfanView with the ebay shortcut option not installed.

[2004-12-27 11:38:10 ] Works, but Incomplete - richard
Beware the IPTC features: while it does work, it does so against a woefully outdated version of the JPEG metadata standard. Other than that, an excellent program. Just wish it were updated more often. Could use a nicer icon as well--looks like 16-color red roadkill.

[2004-12-27 20:12:27 ] I love Irfanview - kimberly
This is by far the best freeware program I've ever found. I've been using it for years and it keeps getting better. It's clean and simple and does almost everything I need a graphics program to do. Of course it's nothing like a Photoshop or other mega-picture-ware, but for resizing or converting graphics, it's the best thing I've ever used.

[2004-12-27 20:12:57 ] I love Irfanview - kimberly
This is by far the best freeware program I've ever found. I've been using it for years and it keeps getting better. It's clean and simple and does almost everything I need a graphics program to do. Of course it's nothing like a Photoshop or other mega-picture-ware, but for resizing or converting graphics, it's the best thing I've ever used.

[2004-12-27 20:15:23 ] Stupid icons - morning1500
I eventually ended up uninstalling this, because it changed all of my standard graphics icons to it's own, ugly, "roadkill" icon... and I could not change them back! I have to ask the question... ***WHY????*** Why did the author make such an incredibly *annoying* "feature"? Once I uninstalled it, I was able to change my icons back to what I had before. After uninstalling, I used "UltraWinclean 2000 (commercial software and worth every penny!) to obliterate every last trace of it. I don't know if the newer version does this horrible icon thing, but it turned me off so completely, that I don't want to try it and find out. :P

[2004-12-28 01:26:18 ] Freeware for non-commercial use only - user01
Irfanview is freeware only for non-commercial use!

[2004-12-28 07:24:08 ] Icons are configurable - phil
The "roadkill" icon can be changed from Options/Set file associations/miscellaneous.

[2004-12-29 22:47:39 ] About the ebay icons thing: - lolitalapine
I can't recommend this over XnView. The ones I recommend Irfanview to, are usually too stupid to read the option to turn of the ebay stuff during installation. Afterwards they'd complain about the ads to me.

[2005-01-09 11:42:11 ] Installs an adware too - sanjeev_joseph
I ran Microsoft's Antispyware (Beta) tool and it discovered "BrilliantDigital" Adware from the Irfan install. The antispyware tool can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=321CD7A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en

[2005-01-15 02:28:59 ] Re: Installs an adware too - berkes
The Microsoft scanner appears to be detecting a false positive. The confusion is based on the .b3d image file format association, which the scanner does not correctly understand. See http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=62n6u0tlum2713715mcph8uerge9r78pne%404ax.com

[2005-01-28 23:52:56 ] Been using it for years! - sonfishdesign
I love IrfanView. I've been using it for years. I have all the current plugins. Yes it is red roadkill, the guy has a sense of humor but you can change it by going to options-properties-extentions-miscellaneuos and get a cuddly teddybear if you like.

[2005-02-11 08:58:32 ] E.x.c.e.l.l.e.n.t - junkmail
Too good. Have been using it for.....years now. Just no match for this wonderful software. Cheers to Irfan Skiljan!

[2006-01-09 01:33:11 ] How to change IrfanView's icky graphics-file icons - ander6969
I agree, IrfanView's icon is butt-ugly. You can replace it with a nicer-looking one by editing the Windows registry. I did it some time ago, and it worked great. (If you decide to do it too, you do so at your own risk.) Just run regedit and search for keys containing this text: I_VIEW32.EXE,0 (that's a zero at the end, not a letter O, and no space after the comma---if you wish, you can just copy it from here and paste it into regedit's Find box). Each registry entry containing I_VIEW32.EXE,0 associates IrfanView's integrated icon with a type of graphics file (BMP, GIF, JPG, etc.). Simply edit each of those entries and replace the existing path (on my system it was "c:\program files\I_VIEW32.EXE,0") with the complete path and filename for your icon file (for example, "c:\windows\niceicon.ico"). Log off and back on---voila! (NOTE: I did this with WindowsXP. I have no idea if other Windows versions use the same registry values---though I imagine they do.)

[2006-01-09 01:46:08 ] Replacing icons---P.S. - ander6969
Two follow-up notes: (1) In the path examples I gave above, the quote-marks are NOT part of the paths's text---so don't type the quote-marks into regedit! (2) To replace IrfanView's icon, I used the cute "brushes in a glass" icon from Windows Paint. To extract the icon from Paint (c:\windows\mspaint.exe), you can use the free IconShop program.

[2007-02-12 09:18:27 ] Association - aajs46
Been using irfanview for years and always install it on friends computers. The 'adware' screams at you during the install, read the screen and turn it off. As for the red 'roadkill' easy enough to reset (besides in my pictures i use thumbnail view so no problem anyway). Love the batch resizing, renaming. Handy for doing hundreds of pics at one time, shrinking from 1600*1200 down to 800*600 for emailing and the net. 300k vs 35k making slideshows or screensaver programs with my photos...AND export it all to CD if I want. What could be simpler (and NOT take up 500MB of disk space to install the program) It handles almost anything you can throw at it, without having to add dozens of add-ins. Don't need any other program for working with my photos. Thank you and long live Irfan Skiljan


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