IrfanView IrfanView Inst Title
 

    

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Click on the File Menu, or press ALT-F to access
these options. While the menu is open, click one
of the choices, or press the underlined letter
key to use that function.
 
Use the key or key-combination in parenthesis to
more quickly access the function without opening
the menu.
 

Open (O) Click on the File menu, select Open (or use the Open tool on the toolbar.) A dialog appears to allow you to open a file for use in IrfanView. For an image of the dialog, and complete descriptions of the options, go here. Reopen (Shift + R) Click on the File menu, select Reopen. Brings the file in again. Useful if you've made some changes, but haven't saved them yet, and decide you want to restore the original. If more than one image is involved, re-open will let you select from them again.
Thumbnails (T) Click on the File menu, select Thumbnails. A dialog opens. For an image of the dialog, and complete descriptions of the options, go here.
Slideshow (W) Click on the File menu, select Slideshow. A dialog opens. For an image of the dialog, and complete descriptions of the options, go here. Batch Conversion (B) Click on the File menu, select Batch Conversion. A dialog opens. For an image of the dialog, and complete descriptions of the options, go here.
Rename File (F6) Click on the File menu, select Rename File. A dialog opens; type in a new name for the file and click OK. The filename will be changed, both in the viewer and on the hard drive (or other source.) To exit without making a change, click the Cancel button. While renaming the file, you may also choose to move it to a new location: type in the full path name of the new directory, followed by the name of the image. The name will be changed, and the image will be placed into the new directory. (This action may also be taken without changing the name; just type in the path with the old name.) Move File (F7) Click on the File menu, select Move File. The file currently in the viewer will be moved to another directory on your hard drive (or other media.) In order for this function to work properly, you must first set up a default directory for Move. Go here for complete instructions on setting up the default directory. Copy File (F8) Click on the File menu, select Copy File. The file currently in the viewer will be copied to another directory on your hard drive (or other media.) In order for this function to work properly, you must first set up a default directory for Copy. Go here for complete instructions on setting up the default directory. Delete File (Del) Click on the File menu, select Delete File. The file currently in the viewer will be removed from your hard drive (or other source.) Be sure you want this, as the file is immediately removed. It remains in the viewer, though; if you deleted by accident, just resave the image. There is also a delete option on the Edit menu: this only removes the file from the viewer, it doesn't affect the file on your hard drive.
Save (Ctrl + S) Click on the File menu, select Save. Save As... (S) Click on the File menu, select Save As (or use the Save As tool on the toolbar.) A dialog appears to allow you to save your file to disk. For an image of the Save As dialog, and complete descriptions of the options, go here.
Print Click on the File menu, click Print. A dialog appears with options for printing an image. For an image of the dialog, and complete descriptions of the options, go here.
Select Source Click on the File menu, click Select Source. A dialog appears, allowing you to choose from the scanners installed on your computer (if more than one is present.) Click on the name of the scanner you want to use, then click the Select button. To exit without making a selection, click the Cancel button. Acquire (Ctrl + A) Click on the File menu, click Acquire. The program that runs your scanner will appear. Follow the steps given in your scanner's manual for scanning an image. When finished, the image will be placed into IrfanView.
Exit (Esc) Click on the File menu, select Exit. IrfanView will close immediately. Be sure you've saved any images or other files, as you aren't asked to confirm the choice again.
MRUDs Click on the File menu and point the mouse at MRUDs. A sub-menu appears showing the most recently used directories - those from which files have been opened. The list shows up to six MRUDs. Click on one of them and the Open dialog appears, already in the chosen directory. From here you can open any file in that directory. The MRUDs list can be erased using the button on the Other Options tab, located in the Properties box, on the Options menu.
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