The UI is so well thought-through.. I wish Apple was capable of learning UI design from their own product…. I have not tried it simply because it seems like a bit of an overkill for my rather basic needs. It is also rather sizable, and so launching it just to quickly look through images… it just takes too long…. It does many other things extremely well though: But it is not the viewer of my dreams. I still love Xee. I do wonder on occasion if there is a good iPhoto alternative, but that is a topic for a separate discussion…. Irfanview works fine in those with my Photos folder shared up into WinXP VMs, but it is annoying to have to fire up a VM to look at more than one image at a time.
Here are the clues: Irfanview can be loaded natively on Linux, including Ubuntu, using Wine: Wine for OS X Leopard seems to exist: Sooo… Acutally implementing this is a bit beyond me and my first Mac that is one week old today, and not being more than a casual Linux user.
Huvants, I second your motion! I run an instance of Parallels in coherence mode at all times loaded at boot , so that it is instantly available — that made my transition to Mac really easy.
Is there a Mac equivalent for Irfanview?
How much RAM? I assume when you run in this mode, you have to load a virus protection program on the Mac, etc. I really hate to start that after switching from Windows. I do not use any Windows anti-virus though, since I do not use Windows to communicate with the Internet and do not run any random software in my VM…. On I,too, vastly prefer Irfanview over any other image editor.
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It was good to see that someone else shared my frustration! Is it worth the price for a novice, and does it allow you to use Irfanview to edit but still save to iPhoto?
Irfanview 4. Irfanview Fails to load the icon apears in the Dock then disappears after a few seconds. I have tried the mfc However, I have not upgraded to Yet another Irfanview follower who has made the move to Mac.
Mac Image Viewers: looking for an IrfanView clone
I use Iview for converting to png, for resizing, for viewing, for nearly everything. I love the save-to-png feature that lets me pick the transparent colour. And I can do all sorts of things in batch mode too. I need to make horizontal and vertical pictures together. Megan, I have Calico and DoubleTake bookmarked for the day when I have time to put together my panoramas.
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Have not used either of them though. Would love to know what works for you! Hi guys, I wonder if any of the viewers discussed here has the funcionality of routing the pictures to pre-defined destination the F7 key in Irfan View did that nicely and also if it can batch rename? Thanks for this great summary. I agree with you and just installed Irfanview 4. Works great! I just found XnView, and it was love by first sight. And it feels even faster than IrfanView, and in a Mac version too. What are parallels that the author mentioned in his original article?
I just got mac book pro and really want Irfanview to work on it. Can someone please help! Thank you so much. I was referring to the Parallels Desktop: Has anyone asked Mr. Irfan lately whether he would consider farming out IrfanView to a Mac software developer — or am I just too naive for words?
Fear of loss of control? Fear of costs?
There just HAS to be a market out there. Keep poking him! Maybe we can change his mind some day! Can I use IrfanView on Mac? Yes, probably. There is no native-Mac version of IrfanView. This is easier because the installer may need additional Windows DLLs to run.
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The Z: Once I figured that out it made more sense. Also, it is a bit clunky to use and not quite as convenient as it is on Windows. Sort of sad. Well, I will just keep looking! This free software is a wrapper for WINE, which unlike other Windows emulators is really simple to set up.
It does run, for the most part, but it's no substitute for a native application. Here are just a few reasons why: Irfanview running natively on Windows is several orders of magnitude faster than Irfanview running under Wine on Linux. Simple transformations, like cropping a picture or adjusting the gamma, used to take a fraction of a second under Windows but take several seconds under Wine.
This isn't itself a deal-breaker, but it's a major annoyance. While I appreciate what Wine does, applications running under Wine are rarely as stable as native applications. Wine apps crash periodically for no reason that I can determine. Irfanview under Wine is not immune from this.