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IrfanView (Install)


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 8/6/2019.


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Screenshot of IrfanView

IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10.

It is designed to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.

IrfanView seeks to create unique, new and interesting features, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole "creativity" is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 10+ years).

IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated) GIF support.
One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIF support.
The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support.


Package Parameters

The following package parameters may be passed directly to the program's installer with the chocolatey option -params:

  • /desktop - create desktop shortcut for IrfanView
  • /thumbs - create desktop shortcut for IrfanView Thumbnails
  • /group - create IrfanView group in Start Menu
  • /currentuser - desktop/group links will only install for current user
  • /assocallusers- set associations for all users (Windows XP only)
  • /assoc=VALUE - set file associations; 0 = none (default), 1 = images only, 2 = select all
  • /ini=PATH - set custom INI file folder (system environment variables are allowed)
  • /folder=PATH - destination folder; if not indicated: old IrfanView folder is used, if not found, the "Program Files" folder is used

Package Specifics

If no parameters are passed, the following is assumed: --params '/assoc=1 /group=1 /ini=%APPDATA%\IrfanView'.


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To install IrfanView (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install irfanview

To upgrade IrfanView (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade irfanview


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName    = 'irfanview'
    $toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url            = "$toolsDir\iview453_setup.exe"
    $url64          = "$toolsDir\iview453_x64_setup.exe"
    $arguments      = @{}
    $packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters
    Write-Debug "Default values for package parameters: 0=off, 1=on"
    $desktop = 0
    $thumbs = 0
    $group = 1
    $allusers = 1
    $assoc = 1
    $ini = "%APPDATA%\IrfanView"
    $folder = $null
    if ($packageParameters) {
        $match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))=(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:%\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
        $option_name = 'option'
        $value_name = 'value'
        if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
            $results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
            $results.matches | ForEach-Object {
        } else {
            Throw "Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX failure)"
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("desktop")) {
            Write-Verbose "Adding desktop shortcut to IrfanView"
            $desktop = 1
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("thumbs")) {
            Write-Verbose "Adding desktop shortcut to IrfanView Thumbnails"
            $thumbs = 1
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("group")) {
            Write-Verbose "Adding IrfanView group to start menu"
            $group = 1
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("allusers")) {
            Write-Verbose "Installing IrfanView for only current user"
            $allusers = 0
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("assoc")) {
            Write-Verbose "Associating IrfanView to file types"
            $assoc = $arguments["assoc"]
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("ini")) {
            Write-Verbose "You want to use a custom configuration Path"
            $ini = $arguments["ini"]
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("folder")) {
            Write-Verbose "You want to use a custom configuration Path"
            $folder = $arguments["folder"]
    } else {
        Write-Debug "No package parameters passed in"
    $silentArgs = "/silent" + 
                  " /desktop=" + $desktop + 
                  " /thumbs=" + $thumbs + 
                  " /group=" + $group + 
                  " /allusers=" + $allusers +
                  " /assoc=" + $assoc
    if ($ini) { $silentArgs += " /ini=" + $ini }
    if ($folder) { $silentArgs += " /folder=" + $folder }
    Write-Debug "Silent arguments Chocolatey will use are: $silentArgs"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      file           = $url
      file64      = $url64
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      silentArgs    = $silentArgs
      softwareName  = 'IrfanView*'
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs 	
    Remove-Item $url | Out-Null
    Remove-Item $url64 | Out-Null
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName    = 'irfanview'
    if (Test-Path -Path $ENV:ProgramFiles\IrfanView\iv_uninstall.exe)
        &$ENV:ProgramFiles\IrfanView\iv_uninstall.exe /silent
       } else {
        &${ENV:ProgramFiles(x86)}\IrfanView\iv_uninstall.exe /silent
  • tools\iview453_setup.exe Show
    md5: BCA517C1CE593CF26037EF2F51FAA853 | sha1: 6B230EEAB8E2DE123F5726163AC6C50CD98C5401 | sha256: 7EBCF9FE4F4E41293D8808D2AD4B369577209DC64DB04D79B1BCE370E2C79B69 | sha512: E0A4CF6514740B4125A159AFAF2E8A73CC4355945EEC1C457D4B84A961A4A05C37DBEAD9D9A33D9F8D95769211F78D688CDC282008D1719429EDCE4C5ECF3FAA
  • tools\iview453_x64_setup.exe Show
    md5: C4CB7D05A322A9130F213CB9697A8C6D | sha1: A62C4F212AAF01F6DCD32AC45443215CCA4DFAE8 | sha256: 57B12AED758D5BEB84263CDCA2D4FA38D0BCFFA882D9994921453B170EDF149A | sha512: 7E6F1D6F89913D8F918E771EC1D15AC5E26F08B49DFFBC28125C9864F80CCE97F5C5D9D8E4AA6E9565916ABAF54EF027E309FDD461DF2C33C26757AC62B65AB0
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    =================== IrfanView ===================
    IrfanView's webpage at defines the license as "This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License."
    You are free to:
    Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
    Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
    for any purpose, even commercially.
    The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
    =================== IrfanView ===================
  • tools\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    =================== IrfanView ===================
    Binaries included in this package were downloaded by the packager, bcurran3. 
    Checksums can be verified (assumably by the author) at
    =================== IrfanView ===================

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Irfan Skiljan


© Irfan Skiljan


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
IrfanView (Install) 4.52 43177 Saturday, December 15, 2018 approved
IrfanView (Install) 4.51 40903 Monday, March 12, 2018 approved
IrfanView (Install) 4.50 33522 Thursday, October 19, 2017 approved
IrfanView (Install) 4.44 69154 Wednesday, January 4, 2017 approved
IrfanView (Install) 10628 Thursday, December 1, 2016 approved
IrfanView (Install) 8706 Tuesday, November 1, 2016 approved
IrfanView 21411 Friday, June 17, 2016 approved
IrfanView 4.42 3802 Friday, March 18, 2016 approved
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