IrfanView 64-bit version

Starting with IrfanView 4.40 there is also a 64-bit version available.

Advantages of IrfanView 64-bit over 32-bit version:

  • It can load VERY large files/images (image RAM size over 1.3 GB, for special users)
  • Faster for very large images (25+ Megapixels, loading or image operations)
  • Runs 'only' on a 64-bit Windows (Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10)

Advantages of IrfanView 32-bit over 64-bit version:

  • Runs on a 32-bit and 64-bit Windows
  • Loads all files/images for normal needs (max. RAM size is about 1.3 GB)
  • Needs less disc space
  • All PlugIns will work: not all PlugIns are ported (yet) to 64-bit (like OCR) and some 32-bit PlugIns must be still used in the 64-bit version, some with limitations (see the "Plugins32" folder)
  • Some old 32-bit PlugIns (like RIOT and Adobe 8BF PlugIn) work only in compatilibilty mode in IrfanView-64 (only 32-bit 8BF files/effects can be used)
  • Command line options for scanning (/scan etc.) work only in 32-bit (because no 64-bit TWAIN drivers)


  • You can install both versions on the same system, just use different folders. For example: install the 32-bit version in your "Program Files (x86)" folder and the 64-bit version in your "Program Files" folder (install 32-bit PlugIns to IrfanView-32 and 64-bit PlugIns to IrfanView-64, DO NOT mix the PlugIns and IrfanView bit versions)
  • The program name and icon have some extra text in the 64-bit version for better distinguishing


Available 64-bit downloads

Download IrfanView-64 English (Version 4.59, Self extracting EXE file, 3.57 MB) 
(SHA-256 checksum: 56326517adb6b6b65b690fa20da2ffb9c5ae87501e80101f5cfd2078f9225cdb)
Download IrfanView-64 English (Version 4.59, ZIP file, 3.11 MB) 
(SHA-256 checksum: a12155f6b8da6468ea1f99d70dfe199a59b992fecc503188677d13c04a8eeccd)

Download von IrfanView-64 Deutsch/German (Version 4.59, EXE-Installer, 3.84 MB)
(SHA-256 checksum: 6ace39e8e13ca01b71b302e51b0854b9f300851de0c13acd935102d3f833cd33)
Download von IrfanView-64 Deutsch/German (Version 4.59, ZIP file, 3.38 MB)
(SHA-256 checksum: a11e39553d408924df10d134720af98d3bd0b1d7d38d538d3fcc5f727249b761)

Download IrfanView-64 PlugIns (Version 4.59, EXE-Installer, 26.02 MB) 
(SHA-256 checksum: 7742d47f49293f885c42d6b566d2d55335b79d454a024bff3ee113dd8b8bb41c)
Download IrfanView-64 PlugIns (Version 4.59, ZIP file, 23.50 MB)
(SHA-256 checksum: 87188d8163b9941811012ceffd23156b51268ddab1774834bcf3b2505a3b283a)

PlugIns updated after the version 4.59:

Plugins page