Mostly I use it with an SD card from my camera.
Yes WIN8. I had 7 and upgraded during the repair.
I don't have any experience with Win 8 yet but will have to get my feet wet with it soon.. I hear some folks aren't fond of it's platform and lack of file visibility.. Other people love the ease of use.. When I get it I'll see but Win 7 is just fine by me for now.. I looked up the IRFan and it does look like nice & simple programming.. Everyone does the same things in different ways in the cyber age for sure.. Confuses the heck outta a lot of folks! I can't help you with changing or making picture file copies with all permissions in Win 8 but I'm sure it can be done.. Let us know how you make out!