When comparing Irfanview vs Vueprint, the Slant community recommends Irfanview for most people. In the question“What are the best image viewers for Windows?” Irfanview is ranked 2nd while Vueprint is ranked 12th.
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Pro Some editing tools included (cropping, color correcting, etc...)
Pro Lots of plugins available
Plugins can be found here.
Pro You can just scroll with your mouse to explore images
Pro Batch processing
Even exif information can be batch processed.
Pro Recognizes virtually any image format
Pro Ultra fast
If you press and hold the right-arrow button (for displaying the next image), you can watch images pass by as if they are a video, it's that fast. No stuttering, it loads images as fast as your hard drive can keep up.
Pro Can use 8bf (Photoshop) filters
Pro Very low requirements
A 486 with 16 mb of ram, or a core i9 with 128GB.
Pro Some video and audio support
Can be used as an extremely limited lightweight audio and video tester. Avi, mov, qt, rm/rmv, wav, wma, aac, mpeg 1/2.
Pro Supports all multi-decade formats
Gif, jpeg/jpg, jp2, png, svg, raw, aai, gavi (animated gif), and can load most zip files to show image contents without disk-based extraction.
Lightweight, loads fast. Loads images faster.
Con GIF viewing is buggy
GIF viewing has longstanding problems like flickering, incorrect framerate or artifacts, and it is very unlikely that it will be ever fixed.
Con Windows only
Con UI is far from ideal
Sometimes the interface is confusing.
Con Preferences are hard to find
Con No transparency support
The alpha is converted to the selected background color upon opening a picture. When saving the picture again, you can select a color which is converted to alpha again.
Modern formats like jbig and high-efficiency image are not supported.