IrfanView in Ubuntu Software as a snap

Many Windows users, when coming to Linux, feel the lack of some everyday used applications. One of the most searched is IrfanView, a powerful graphic viewer available only for Windows systems.

Fast and light-weight, IrfanView is freeware for non-commercial use and it is designed to be simple but powerful. IrfanView has some unique and interesting features, it was the first Windows graphic viewer worldwide with multiple animated GIF support and multipage TIF support.

IrfanView is a fast and simple freeware image viewer, editor and converter
IrfanView is a fast and simple freeware image viewer, editor and converter

IrfanView fits perfectly for things like resizing, cropping, and flipping images, converting pictures between different formats, and also applying effects such as blurring or filtering, it is very useful also to obfuscate part of an image and remove sensitive data.

There are many similar applications in Linux, but in most cases, the user is forced to learn new working methods and new tools. Here then is that if we want to bring as many Windows users as possible to migrate to Linux, we must look for alternative ways. The winning solution is a combination of WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator – Translate and integrate Windows applications into your desktop) and SNAP (Universal Linux applications that work on any distribution or version).

IrfanView is a fast and simple freeware image viewer, editor and converter that supports all major graphic formats that can open, edit, or convert most common image formats including AIF, DJVU, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG, PSD, RAW, TGA, TIF…etc. and can be further extended via plug-ins that are widely available.

IrfanView is a compact and lightweight image viewer | SnapCraft STORE

So open Ubuntu Software or go to the SNAP store, search for IrfanView and click the one-button install. The game is done. Using a snap that provides WINE runtime base via a content interface to be used by other snaps that are depended on WINE, the IrfanView snap provides a simple and easy way to use this application under Linux.

Nothing is simpler, especially for new Linux users and, in particular, for those coming from Windows. IrfanView will result fully integrated into your Linux desktop, with desktop shortcuts, with no graphical glitches, and you’ll be able to use it like under Windows. Open, modify and save files from your Linux folders with no issues and with the power of your *NIX system. So, the best from both worlds. Nice, no?

References and links:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.