I need a tool launched from the command line (or API) with an argument like "D:\image1.png" which copies the image into the clipboard including its DPI resolution.


  • Windows
  • up to 20€ (preferably free)
  • not written in .NET (.NET clipbaord access methods cannot copy image DPI into clipboard)

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Irfan View.

It is an image viewer, but it has rich offer of command-line options which allow to perform actions without opening the user interface.

For copying the file into the clipboard, the command is:

i_view32.exe "D:\image1.png" /clipcopy /killmesoftly

And yes, it copies DPI resolution correctly into the clipboard along with the image.

IrfanView is freeware – but only for private, non-commercial use (that means at home).

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