FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1668 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    11,896,776
  • Date Added:
    April 17, 2007
  • File Size:
    5.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32,570
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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For a free program, this multipurpose image tool strikes us as a good find. Although the main interface looks too cluttered with buttons at first glance, the three main windows are intuitive enough once get your bearings. FastStone Image Viewer for Windows boasts a nice default design, but you can customize it to your liking with several skins.

Clicking a thumbnail puts a larger view of the shot in the lower-left pane, and you zoom in simply by dragging the mouse around. Though its image-editing tools can't compete with those offered by a full-featured suite, there's still enough here to make a decent amount of tweaks to your shots. You can resize, crop, remove red-eye, and adjust color, brightness, and contrast. You'll also find a few simple effects and filters, including Lens, Waves, and Morphs. Other nifty features include multiple folder slide shows, batch cropping and Windows Vista support.

FastStone Image Viewer for Windows can batch-convert files into a number of popular image formats including GIF, BMP, PSD, and PNG, and the slide-show creator allows you to apply transitions, specify the interval between images, and add your own MP3s as a soundtrack. We can recommend this program to everyone but professional designers.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 177 votes

    • 5 star 120
    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 1668 votes

    • 5 star 1165
    • 4 star 374
    • 3 star 70
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 35
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  • 5 stars

    "Helpful and easy to use!!"

    October 13, 2014   |   By LegrandFillion

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

    Pros

    Excellent product , even dummies like me can use it.

    Cons

    It is completely up to my expectation

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  • 5 stars

    "I enjoyed using this program."

    October 12, 2014   |   By IamsPiech

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

    Pros

    It's just great. Super easy to operate and understand.

    Cons

    None that I found

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent, but slightly limited."

    October 10, 2014   |   By camacree

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

    Pros

    Love this program. It's excellent at some things and very good at others. It's small yet powerful and it's pretty easy to use.

    Cons

    The downside to being small is that it doesn't have every tool you might want. Occasionally I have to use other programs for perform certain functions.

    Summary

    Vastly better than default MS Paint. Better than a lot of larger alternative programs. Free. Small. Powerful. Reliable. It doesn't have everything but if it did it would be large and unwieldy. Worth having even if you don't alter or enlarge images more than once in a blue moon.
    Strongly recommended. 23½ out of 25.

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  • 5 stars

    "Quick and easy download, easy to use."

    October 09, 2014   |   By MarkusMarte

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

    Pros

    Quick and easy download, easy to use.

    Cons

    No cons, quite happy with it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Better than a "store bought" graphic utility!"

    October 09, 2014   |   By cookiejones

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

    Pros

    Batch processing and batch renaming is superb
    It doesn't want to take over for you
    Very straight forward to learn

    Cons

    can't find any for this level of program

    Summary

    I teach computer skills to adults & have been recommending this program for several years. I think I have, over the years, used "them all" but still come back to this one.

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  • 5 stars

    "Intuitive interface"

    October 08, 2014   |   By LedyardHeffelfinger

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

    Pros

    Great tool, no nagging appearance.

    Cons

    Nothing, its a great program!

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  • 5 stars

    "Very fast, powerful and stable"

    October 08, 2014   |   By JohnEastMan

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

    Pros

    Have been using this for 10 years almost every day. It just keeps getting better without becoming bloatware!!! The single-click magnifier is very handy. The batch resizer is a lifesaver. Cannot do without it.

    Cons

    Auto color adjustment needs improvement.

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  • 1 stars

    "Freezes my computer!!"

    October 08, 2014   |   By Craig823

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

    Pros

    NONE....can't get it to install

    Cons

    Every time I try to install, my computer freezes. I have to reboot. Stay away!!

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  • 4 stars

    "could be better"

    September 29, 2014

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

    Pros

    everything i could want in a picture viewer is in this program

    Cons

    slideshow pause and play button is too big. it covers the pictures too much. needs more skins.

    Summary

    there should be an option to remove the pause button on slideshow. why cant it be invisible.I know its on pause coz its stopped. how hard could that be?

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.2
    Version 3.1 improved the Raw library. Improved navigation (page up/down) of multi-tiff files. Now embedded thumbnails are updated when jpeg files are saved.
    General
    Publisher FastStone Soft
    Publisher web site http://www.faststone.org
    Release Date April 17, 2007
    Date Added April 17, 2007
    Version 3.2
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
    Download Information
    File Size 5.54MB
    File Name FSViewerSetup52.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 11,896,776
    Downloads Last Week 32,570
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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