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FastStone Image Viewer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1689 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5
  • Total Downloads:
    13,006,572
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 24, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,051
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Though it's lightweight and completely free, FastStone Image Viewer has the power and features to be the primary image editor for most users and the go-to "daily driver" for pros. It packs an impressive array of tools, brushes, filters, effects, and extras in a classic (and customizable) layout. It can resize, rotate, and crop images; fix red-eye and other image flaws; add borders, watermarks, and special effects; convert batches; and do far more, and better, than it should be able to for free.

Pros

Full-screen plus: Rolling the cursor to the edges of the cool full-screen view brings up a program menu, thumbnails, file attributes, and the Navigator toolbar.

Wallpaper and more: The Set Wallpaper Anywhere on Desktop tool let us customize wallpaper size and position, add decorative borders, change backgrounds, and more. The Tools menu also offers Compare Images, Batch Convert, Batch Rename, Change Timestamp, and JPEG Lossless Rotate.

Creative extras: The Create menu holds Slide Show Builder, Contact Sheet Builder, and Image Strip tools, as well as Multi-Page File Builder and Splitter.

Tutorials: New users can download extensive tutorials from the Help menu.

Cons

Wallpaper thumbnails: In addition to border templates, the Set Wallpaper tool should be able to display thumbnails from the selected folder, so you don't have to go back and forth to try different images.

Bottom Line

FastStone Image Viewer isn't a true alternative to big-box tools like Photoshop, but even professionals might find it quicker to launch, faster to use, and better suited for everyday use.

 
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5 stars

"Free Workhorse!"

August 18, 2015  |  By JockTrapp

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.4

Pros

Very easy to use and very thorough.

Cons

Nothing is bad. I can only say so.

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5 stars

"This is by far the best"

August 13, 2015  |  By HickokButch

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.4

Pros

Using the program for a long time now and very satisfied.

Cons

None found so far

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5 stars

"5.4 is the most important update to date"

August 13, 2015  |  By rothschild86

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.4

Pros

Near perfect daily image browser.

Cons

None anymore (with newly added Unicode support in 5.4)

Summary

Awesome program. Do make a donation if you feel the same.

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5 stars

"Very very useful"

August 03, 2015  |  By Candelatia

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.4

Pros

It is a good way to keep your image files organized. It is easy to find your files because you can view the thumbnails with a larger preview window. And it is easy to switch to a full size view.

also like that it has very convenient simple editing tools. The function I like most is you can rotate in in small increments, like a fraction of a degree, to correct lopsided scans or photos.

Cons

It is difficult to think of cons.

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5 stars

"Very good program!"

August 03, 2015  |  By fairb

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.4

Pros

1) Of course, it is free :)
2) Very convenient in usage. I used to use ACDSee, and I can say that Fast Stone can easily compete with it.

Cons

When there is a lot of pictures in folder, the program slows. The same thing occurs with the images of big size (more than 10 Mp) and RAW-files. But these troubles may be due to my old hardware.

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5 stars

"Super program"

July 24, 2015

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.3

Pros

Neet design and friendly interface with a lot of customizations,
So many features including image editing,
Support for almost all image formats (including PSD),
Really free, with no hiddens fees or disabled features.

Cons

No support for svg or ai files.

Summary

I have been using FastStone Image Viewer for 9 years. And it's great!

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4 stars

"Excellent Program"

July 12, 2015  |  By Sam Sammitysam

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.3

Pros

Too many to list individually. I use it for cropping and markup of engineering pictures and drawings and it works well.

Cons

It does not display complete Exif data. Something as basic as shutter count is missing. So sometimes I have to use Infranview.
It seems to have a problem recognizing mem cards as a drive in Win 8.1
The interface is dated. Looks like a Wiin 2000-XP interface. Time for a face lift.
It needs transparent background for markup text as Infranview has.

Summary

You can't beat this program for daily use as Cnet said. Send them money. If they upgrade it I will send them more!

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4 stars

"A BIG PROBLEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!"

April 12, 2015  |  By edstak

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.3

Pros

SOFTWARE IS NICE UNTIL...

Cons

THE PROGRAM WINDOW DOESN'T APPEAR IN "ALT+TAB" NEITHER "WIN+TAB" TASK SWITCHING ON WINDOWS 7 X64.

Summary

A BIG PROBLEM FOR ME. FOR THAT REASON I WON'T USE THIS SOFTWARE!!!

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5 stars

"Awesome Tool"

April 09, 2015  |  By mumdadrsv

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.3

Pros

It allows you to select Multiple files and convert it in one go

Cons

Yet to find one

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5 stars

"An excellent image viewer."

April 08, 2015  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.3

Pros

1. Attractive, easy to use, complete GUI.
2. Comprehensive set of imaging functions.
3. Excellent thumbnail viewer.

Cons

None at this time; still trying it out.

Summary

A really nice app for all around image viewing in Win. It's free and well worth a donation. There are no nags with FastStone.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5
Version 5.5 fixed a bug which failed to display file properties (Size, Type and Date Modified) in Batch Convert/Rename tool.
General
Publisher FastStone Soft
Publisher web site http://www.faststone.org
Release Date August 14, 2015
Date Added August 24, 2015
Version 5.5
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.58MB
File Name FSViewerSetup55.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,006,572
Downloads Last Week 3,051
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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