FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer Free

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4.3 
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This program received 16 awards

Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Compare Images
  • Contact Sheet
  • Adjust Colors
  • Watermarks
  • Add Frames
  • Drawing Board
  • Full Screen View
  • Download Photos
  • General Settings

Editorial review

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Francisco Martínez Senior editor

FastStone Image Viewer won’t simply allow you to enjoy viewing your digital photos in thumbnail or full-screen mode on your PC or laptop. This free app comes with all the tools you need to correct, enhance, edit, and organize your photo collection in a simple and intuitive way. All well-known image file formats are well supported, including the most common RAW formats from all the most famous camera makes.

With this tool, you won’t need to rely on expensive and complicated image editors to manage your image collection. Starting with downloading your newest photos from your digital camera and ending with creating pro-looking slideshows with your favorite soundtracks, FastStone Image Viewer can do almost anything. When importing your images, the program will offer you the possibility of organizing them in folders and subfolders (classified by creation date) and of renaming them in batches using your own templates. Your images will then be displayed as thumbnails for quicker and easier identification. The program will also scan your drives looking for any set of images already stored on your computer, helping you to keep them also organized.

Now you can start editing, correcting, and enhancing your pictures. The possibilities are manifold, and I won’t be listing them all here. Suffice it to say that not many so-called “photo editors” will offer you the wide array of tools, filters, and effects that you will find here. Color adjustments, red-eye effect removal, cropping tools, watermarking, frames and masks, photo comparison, you name it. Add to these other management-related tools, such as the possibility of changing your photos’ timestamp or of removing their EXIF data altogether, and you will have a clearer idea of how powerful this free application can be.

The final products that it offers are equally interesting. You can create, save, and print your own contact sheets of the folders or the pictures of your choice. Slideshows can also be produced without requiring any third-party application – stunning and high-quality slideshows, complete with an extensive choice of transitions and with your favorite soundtrack, can be created and shared in minutes.

FastStone Image Viewer will most certainly surprise you. Not only for the high quality of its output and the long list of features it provides for free, but also for its ease of use and the high versatility and flexibility of all its utilities.

Pros

  • Well-structured and full-featured interface.
  • Wide array of editing tools and enhancing effects.
  • Helps you download your photos from any camera.
  • Creates slideshows with your favorite soundtrack.
  • Includes an image manager.
  • Compares your images looking for duplicates.
  • Allows you create and print contact sheets.

Cons

  • None.

User reviews for FastStone Image Viewer

All reviews (28)
  • 0
    Marko Indaco 28 days ago

    Guys this is a great tool, try it! I use it for many years and is still the better photo manager. Full of very usefull features with a nice photo-resizer.

  • 0
    Guest Last year

    Only 1 problem: the vector graphics formats are missing (.eps, .ai, etc.).

  • 0
    Guest Last year

    Version 4 of this was brilliant but recently downloaded and installed version 5 and wish I never had it. It's very resource hungry and often hangs.

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Questions about FastStone Image Viewer

 

What's new in version 5.5

Fixed a bug which failed to display file properties (Size, Type and Date Modified) in Batch Convert/Rename tool.
 

Publisher's description

FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, retouching and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touches one of the four edges of the screen. Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, PSD, EPS, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA) and popular digital camera RAW formats (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF, SRF, ARW, SR2, RW2 and DNG).