When viewing pictures you've taken, you'd often want to adjust one or two things that might improve their looks. Windows Photo Viewer is definitely not up to the task and also you wouldn't want to use a high end application for such menial tasks. Here is a pretty popular application that might be exactly what you need.
IrfanView can be associated to open all sorts of formats, including icon files and some video files. Once you open a picture, you can quickly browse through the entire folder by using the arrow keys. If need be, you can also set up a slideshow view. The power sits in the fact that IrfanView can open a wide array of image types, but the real edge comes from its edit options.
Files can be viewed full screen and also lock zoom mode. Furthermore in View Options you can select from a wide array or Fit to... variants that can be set for regular and big images.
A quick fix is something that should be easy to do and having such tools in the viewer itself is convenient and also quite productive. Besides, rotation and flip, you can also change size and resample the image into specific resolution types or custom ones. Images can be cropped in a standard way or you can assign specific parameters such as ration, size and DPI for a more doctored selection.
Concerning colours, the image can be manipulated in every way, using embedded filters like, grayscale, pixelize and sharpen to adobe 8BF Plugins.
IrfanView can also be used to print pictures. Here, resizing pictures by inches or centimeters can really help a lot.
- Advanced image cropping
- Color balance filtering
- Advanced image filters
- Batch rename and conversion
- File printing
- File browser (IrfanView Thumbnails)
- Customized views
- Impressive collection of edit tools
IrfanView should be a default choice for viewing pictures and for low level editing/retouching. With so many plug in options and importable filters, it can become as custom as you want it to be.