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The first "edition" is from a pinned post here:
http://www.geekstogo...ndpost&p=234797

And it is just a plagarized copy from an article from here:
http://www.techsuppo...e_utilities.htm

Which gives updated information.

These entries are numbered (there are 46 entrries). Go to number 20, for example, in both copies. This is the "best free digital image viewer", updated Nov 18, 2005 in techsupportalert.com.

entry #20 from http://www.geekstogo...ndpost&p=234797

20 Best Free Digital Image Viewer New! Added July 1, 2005
No it's not IrfanView. Irfan is a product about which I have mixed feelings. That's why it's been in and out of my "46 Best Freeware" list several times. It's an amazingly capable product but it just doesn't work the way I want it to. I've now found a better product called XNView. Like Irfan it is very versatile; it can read and display nearly 400 types of graphic files and convert any of these to over 50 formats. It displays pictures very quickly and these may be viewed full screen, as slideshows or thumbnails. It's quite capable at processing images, too; you can adjust brightness, color, apply filters or effects, crop photos, re-size, convert format and more. These operations can also be carried out from a batch file, which makes it ideal for converting large digital photos to smaller sizes for the web or emailing. It supports drop and drag, has many plug-ins, is available in 44 languages and has full cross-platform support including Mac. That's all very nice but to me its main selling point is that it is intuitive to use, something I could never say about IrfanView. Yup, this one is a winner. Free for non-commercial use, all Windows versions plus many other platforms. The standard version for Windows is 3.3MB but I suggest you download the complete version with all plug-ins which weighs in at 6.8MB
http://perso.wanadoo...nloadwin32.html

Now, updated entry number 20 says from here:
http://www.techsuppo...e_utilities.htm

20 Best Free Digital Image Viewer Updated November 18, 2005
Three good choices here. First there's the classic IrfanView. Irfan [1] is a first class product but one for which I have mixed feelings. That's why it's been in and out of my "46 Best Freeware" list several times. It's an amazingly capable product but it just doesn't work the way I want it to. Other users though, just love it. A product I feel more comfortable with is XNView [2]. Like Irfan it is very versatile; it can read and display nearly 400 types of graphic files and convert any of these to over 50 formats. It displays pictures very quickly and these may be viewed full screen, as slideshows or thumbnails. It's quite capable at processing images, too; you can adjust brightness, color, apply filters or effects, crop photos, re-size, convert format and more. These operations can also be carried out from a batch file, which makes it ideal for converting large digital photos to smaller sizes for the web or emailing. It supports drop and drag, has many plug-ins, is available in 44 languages and has full cross-platform support including Mac. XNView has a lot of similarities with IrfanView, so many in fact, that it comes perilously close to plagiarism. Put positively, one may say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery however the developer of IrfanView must feel more than a little miffed. XNView is free for non-commercial use, all Windows versions plus many other platforms. The standard version for Windows is 3.3MB but I suggest you download the complete version with all plug-ins which weighs in at 6.8MB. My third choice and personal favorite is FastStone Image Viewer [3]. This is a speed demon with a zippiness in displaying images that's reminiscent of the old ACDSee before it suffered feature bloat. It supports all major graphic formats and popular digital camera RAW formats as well. It's also got good basic image editing facilities, a great slide show and a very cute interface. Much to like here. Free for personal use, Windows 98 and later.
[1] http://www.irfanview.com/ (874KB)
[2] http://perso.wanadoo...nloadwin32.html (3.3MB)
[3] http://www.faststone.org (3.0MB)

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Now, regarding IrfanView, here is a response from the author of IrfanView when I emailed him an excerpted copy from the original post here:

[quote]
XnView is a [bleep] plagiarism of IrfanView. He has stolen tons of
dialogs and ideas from IrfanView in the last years.
See the original article:
http://www.techsuppo...e_utilities.htm

The author has also added some plagiarism text after I send him some
facts/infos ...
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=> such pesonal pages with "best X tools" are personal, the authors
don't know all facts and don't do full research.
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[end quote] :tazz:
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