It’s great these days that in any group of photographers on a photography course there’s bound to be at least one with real knowledge of computers.
I’m not a complete numpty with computers, but I don’t pretend to be an expert and there is a huge amount I do not know.
I was giving a slideshow talk the other day to a group of photographers using Windows Photo Viewer – a program that comes packaged with Windows 7.
Now I’ve known for some years that this Windows program does not do justice to anyone’s photographs. For one thing, the pictures never appear crisp and sharp.
Among my photography students at the weekend was Bob Pirrie. Bob makes his living with computers and he knows what he’s talking about.
Bob suggested a much better program for viewing images – it’s called IrfanView.
I’ve tried it and it’s great. It does much more than just enable you to view your pictures either singly or as a slideshow. You can crop, straighten, resize, rotate without losing quality, batch process, play movies & sounds and much, much more.
IrfanView is Free Shareware and the program file size is small. One tip – to get the most from this program make sure you download all the Plugins as well as the program itself.