Version 4.00 doesn't really mark any significant changes but the previous version which was 3.99 could only be logically followed by incrementing the major number.

Version 4.40 brought in the first native 64 bit release which improved the performance of loading large images (more than 25 megapixels).

Application Details:

Version: 4.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.22

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works


What does not


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

mfc42.dll is seemingly no longer required.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 33 x86_64Nov 29 20205.22Yes Yes NoPlatinumArtem S. Tashkinov 
ShowopenSUSE Leap 42.2 x86_64Mar 27 20183.4Yes Yes YesSilverRosanne 
ShowManjaro LinuxSep 06 20161.9.17Yes Yes SilverMuttley 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Jul 14 20161.9.12Yes Yes SilverRichard Hollins 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 12 20161.9.9Yes Yes PlatinumGP 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
657 Many games and applications need 'mfc42.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc42' is a workaround) NEW View
2624 In dialogs, an incorrect extra WM_ERASEBKGND is sent after WM_PAINT CLOSED FIXED View
4123 Picasa: "Open with..." menu item grayed out. NEW View
6682 IrfanView's 4.44 Help -> About window is missing a picture on the left REOPENED View
6683 IrfanView's "Save Picture as ..." dialog problems CLOSED FIXED View
8286 IrfanView's thumbnails look strange (inverted) CLOSED FIXED View
8287 Custom toolbar skin makes Irfan View 4.00 crash at start up CLOSED FIXED View
9404 cannot select TWAIN source in irfanview NEW View
9408 Irfanview cannot scan images ASSIGNED View
10332 Irfanview crashes in thumbnail mode when previewing certain text file CLOSED FIXED View
15058 IrfanView 4.2 fails to start CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16185 Irfanview crashes on launch CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18978 Crash of wine when using clipboard CLOSED FIXED View
19496 Irfanview reports "Invalid MCI Device ID" NEW View
19580 IrfanView 4.25 crashes CLOSED DUPLICATE View
19581 Visual Studio 2005: "cl : Command line error D8022 : cannot open 'foo.rsp' "; foo.rsp was created with FILE_ATTRIBUTE_TEMPORARY CLOSED DUPLICATE View
22787 Irfanview: Crashes after clicking on website link CLOSED FIXED View
22814 IrfanView 4.00-4.25 large custom skins toolbar appearance is broken CLOSED FIXED View
22987 Irfan view - "Can't paste image from clipboard !" CLOSED FIXED View
23554 Error in GDI affects IrfanView 4.27 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
25166 Multiple mime type handling registered for different file extensions NEW View
26540 Irfanview 4.28 paint extension changes to the image are lost upon closing the paint window CLOSED FIXED View
29433 Printer: Landscape orientation prints drawing (screen dump) halfway out out of paper CLOSED INVALID View
29511 IrfanView fails to play a specific WAV file CLOSED FIXED View
32174 Applicaton crashes after paste of the clipboard CLOSED FIXED View
33978 Bug in converting/rendering Windows Metafile (SetWinMetaFileBits etc.) UNCONFIRMED View
34250 When leaving full screen mode IrfanView creates an on-top unusable excess screen-wide control CLOSED FIXED View
38895 Multiple applications fail to load or crash due to incorrect security cookie randomization by loader (IrfanView WebP plugin, Word Viewer 2007) CLOSED FIXED View
40078 With IrfanView copied image detail is horizontally flipped CLOSED FIXED View
40119 Irfanview 4.x: selection cursor is not correctly aligned UNCONFIRMED View
42171 IrfanView's 4.44 Help -> About window has wrong placement for textboxes NEW View
50884 IrfanView WebP plugin edit fields don't accept values above 99 UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

IrfanView 4.x installation note
In order to install IrfanView 4.0 or newer versions you must have MFC42.DLL library which can be downloaded here or­­ installed with winetricks.


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selection cursor is not correctly aligned
by Ulf Zibis on Sunday January 31st 2016, 15:29
- select an area in an image
- correct the selection by dragging the left selection border to another position
--> the double-ended arrow cursor ofen is not correctly aligned with the selection border
I guess this happens, when the image is zoomed.
RE: selection cursor is not correctly aligned
by Ulf Zibis on Monday February 1st 2016, 19:02
RE: selection cursor is not correctly aligned
by Ulf Zibis on Tuesday February 9th 2016, 10:06
The given link to the IrfanView forum is applying another problem (, so please forget it.
On WINE 1.7.5
by Jan on Tuesday December 8th 2015, 13:52
IrfanView after installed mfc42 works very good :)