How do I download IrfanView (free image program useful for cropping / resizing images)?

A great tool to use to resize or crop an image is Irfanview. In order to proceed the program can be downloaded in the following way:

1. Open the following site:

2. Once inside the site click on the download Irfanview button shown below.

3. A box will appear screen that will ask if you would like to run or download the program, Click Run.

File Download - Run or Save File

4. Look at the top of the screen below the internet address, if there is a box like shown below, right click on the box and click on Download File.


Allow downlading files to computer from site


5. Next the box shown below will appear, allow the program to download the temporary files.


Software files are downloaded to computer


4. The box below may appear with a security warning, if it does, click on the Run


Publisher of site unable to be verified


5. The setup box for Irfan View will now appear on the screen, click on the Next button at the bottom of the box.


IrfanView setup


6. Click the Next button at the bottom of the screen again.


Description of new version of IrfanView


7. The screen showed below will now appear. Click none, at the bottom of the box, followed by next.


Extensions available for IrfanView


8. Next, remove the checks beside the Google Toobar and the Google Desktop Search as shown below. Now click the Next button.


Free Programs from Google


9. The screen below will now appear, click the Next button at the bottom of the box.


Begin Installation of IrfanView


10. IrfanView has now been Installed. Click on the Done button in the corner of the box.


Installation of Irfanview Successful


If you have access to the internet, a website is likely to pop up with the Frequently Asked Questions about IrfanView. If you wish to access this site later, the link is


In order to open IrfanView, the Icon shown below will be on your desktop. Double-click the icon.

IrfanView Icon