Properties, Miscellaneous




Open Slideshow dialog in last used slideshow folder: Remember the slideshow folder or use the current folder.


Open Batch dialog in last used batch folder: Remember the batch folder or use the current folder.


Show MRUDs in menu File: Enable/disable MRUDs (most recently used directories) in the File Menu.


Clear MRUDs list: Clicking this removes all the names from the Most Recently Used Directories list; this option may be used at any time.


Create desktop link for IrfanView: Places an icon on your Windows desktop that can be double clicked to start the viewer. With this icon you can also start IrfanView by pressing the key combination Ctrl+Shift+I.



A box allows you to “Set external editor“, you can set up to 3 external editors.. Type in the location of another graphics editor with the full path to where it is on your hard drive. You can also click the Browse button to locate the program. Now when you click the Open with external editor option on the File Menu or Thumbnail window, your selected editor will be launched, with the current image shown in it.


The option Send short file name to external viewer/editor causes on activation, that the file name and path of the current image is given to the editor in 8.3 format. This is necessary for old 16 bit programs.


“C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Pictures\My Image.jpeg”

is given as



Hint: You can send special start parameters to external editors.

By default, IrfanView sends only the filename to editor. If you want to send more parameters, you have to use “” and send file name using %1 placeholder.

Some examples for IrfanView and Total Commander:



=> this is the default syntax, open filename in another IrfanView/Editor.


path\i_view32.exe “%1″

=> same result as default syntax, send filename as first/only parameter.


path\i_view32.exe “”%1″ /fs”

=> send filename and open it in fullscreen mode.


path\i_view32.exe “”%1″ /resize=(100,100) /aspectratio /resample /convert=d:\temp\thumb.jpg”

=> resize current image as save in a special folder.


path\i_view32.exe “”%1″ /convert=d:\temp\$N.jpg”

=> convert current file/image to JPG and save in a special folder.


path\totalcmd.exe “/O /T /R=”%1″”

=> send filename to Total Commander and open the folder in a new tab on the right.


Properties, Miscellaneous