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IrfanView with wine

To get the latest 64bit Version of IrfanView running on Ubuntu with wine, without snap - do the following:

winetricks mfc42

Winetricks may be installed with apt if they are not present on your system.

Download IrfanView***.exe from the official download page.

Install it with:

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/wine_iview" wine iview460_x64_setup.exe

Do a testrun with: 

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/wine_iview" wine "$HOME/wine_iview/drive_c/Program Files/IrfanView/i_view64.exe"

Create a shortcut / bash alias with the following line:

echo "alias irfanview='WINEPREFIX=\"\$HOME/wine_iview\" wine \"\$HOME/wine_iview/drive_c/Program Files/IrfanView/i_view64.exe\"'" >> ~/.bashrc && exec bash

Now, it's enough to run 'irfanview' as command to enjoy the wonderful batch conversion with irfanview out of ubuntu.