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FastStone Image Viewer

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Free Freeware
FastStone Soft
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
May 6, 2018
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FastStone Image Viewer Review

Sven Sorensen
A fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor
A review of FastStone Image Viewer by Sven Sørensen

FastStone Image Viewer is an excellent replacement for your built-in Windows viewer which is not only more intuitive, but also provides many editing features which come in handy when you're looking to touch-up your images.

To start, FastStone Image Viewer provides a clean interface which facilitates a slideshow. From the full screen view, you can also perform a wide array of image editing such as auto color correction, modification of lighting levels and more. All of these editing effects are available from the right-click menu or if you're in the main interface, from the menu bar.

When it comes to editing with this application, you are given the options of undo/redo which means you're given the full flexibility of experimenting. When done, you can either overwrite the original image or save it as a new image anywhere you choose.

Editing functions and color correction here are superb, but you can also use FastStone Image Viewer to re-size or convert the format of your images. You may also rotate, clip or perform cropping on your pics.

This program supports a wide range of different image formats including JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG and other popular formats. Unfortunately its support of different camera RAW formats is lacking and understandably so.

FastStone Image Viewer can apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, create PNG graphics, create web graphics and convert RAW to JPG.

FastStone Image Viewer features and highlights:
  • Image browser and viewer with a familiar Windows Explorer-like user interface
  • Support of many popular image formats
  • True Full Screen viewer with image zoom support and unique fly-out menu panels
  • Crystal-clear and customizable one-click image magnifier
  • Powerful image editing tools: Resize/resample, rotate/flip, crop, sharpen/blur, adjust lighting/colors/curves/levels etc.
  • Eleven re-sampling algorithms to choose from when resizing images
  • Image color effects: gray scale, sepia, negative, Red/Green/Blue adjustment
  • Image special effects: annotation, drop shadow, framing, bump map, sketch, oil painting, lens
  • Draw texts, lines, highlights, rectangles, ovals and callout objects on images
  • Clone Stamp and Healing Brush
  • Superior Red-Eye effect removal/reduction with completely natural looking end result
  • Multi-level Undo/Redo capability
  • One-touch best fit/actual size image display support
  • Image management, including tagging capability, with drag-and-drop and Copy To/Move To Folder support
  • Histogram display with color counter feature
  • Compare images side-by-side (up to 4 at a time) to easily cull those forgettable shots
  • Image EXIF metadata support (plus comment editing for JPEGs)
  • Configurable batch processing to convert/rename large or small collections of images
  • Slideshow creation with 150 transition effects and music support (MP3, WMA, WAV...)
  • Create efficient image attachment(s) for emailing to family and friends
  • Print images with full page-layout control
  • Create fully configurable Contact Sheets
  • Create memorable artistic image montages from your family photos for personalized desktop wallpapers (Wallpaper Anywhere)
  • Acquire images from scanner. Support batch scanning to PDF, TIFF, JPEG and PNG
  • Versatile screen capture capability
  • Powerful Save As interface to compare image quality and control generated file size

FastStone Image Viewer is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from image viewer software without restrictions. FastStone Image Viewer 6.5 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This image viewer software is filed under:
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  • Freeware Image Viewer Software
  • Software Reviews
  • Portable Software

Compatibility with this image viewer software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of FastStone Image Viewer may be available from FastStone Soft.

FastStone Image Viewer has been picked by our editors as very good.
FastStone Image Viewer has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested FastStone Image Viewer 6.5 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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