FastStone Image Viewer goes well beyond the average image viewing software tool. Not only can you browse and view your image collection in various sizes and resolutions, but you can also retouch, correct, enhance, and improve your photographs in an easy and rewarding way. Its wide array of editing features will also allow you to rotate, resize, and crop your images, access its EXIF information and create attractive slideshows.
The program’s name does not make it any justice, making it unfairly go unnoticed among the many simple and limited image viewers available on the Internet. This FastStone’s utility offers you much more than just a simple way of browsing your image folders – it is a powerful and comprehensive image editor, converter, and enhancer. It supports all the most popular image file formats, and quite a few of the most widely used digital camera RAW formats (such as ORF, ARW, CRW, MRW, and SRF).
The program offers you three different layouts for the main interface, and some of the features provided open in a new window for a better visualization and a more comfortable working space. This all-in-one application can be used to adjust and correct any color and lighting errors, to retouch your images and get rid of unwanted objects, red-eye effects, skin imperfections and blemishes, etc. You can add various artistic effects and filters, such as sepia, negative, and gray scale color effects. Images can be resized and resampled, cropped and clipped, flipped and rotated, all with a high level of accuracy and without losing any of the original quality.
Together with all these editing and enhancing tools, FastStone Image Viewer can also create attractive slideshows where you can combine your best shots with more than 150 transition effects and your favorite soundtrack. You can also create your own contact sheets – and save them as PDF files for easy distribution – image montages, and beautiful desktop wallpapers. As the list of features, functions, and utilities goes on and on, I advise you to download the program and check it for yourself. It will cost you nothing, as this amazing tool is free for personal and educational use.