FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1670 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    11,896,776
  • Date Added:
    January 21, 2008
  • File Size:
    5.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32,570
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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 157 votes

    • 5 star 120
    • 4 star 25
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 1670 votes

    • 5 star 1167
    • 4 star 374
    • 3 star 70
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 35
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5 stars

"Intuitive interface"

October 22, 2014  |  By ColumbusBanco

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

None that I can see.

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5 stars

"Really happy with this program."

October 22, 2014  |  By KenworthyLeete

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 5.2

Pros

Been using for long time now and no trouble at all.

Cons

It has never let me down.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5
Version 3.5 added 'Side by Side' comparison in 'Enhance Colors'; added 'Line Highlighter' in 'Draw Board'; enhanced 'Text' tool in 'Draw Board'.
General
Publisher FastStone Soft
Publisher web site http://www.faststone.org
Release Date January 21, 2008
Date Added January 21, 2008
Version 3.5
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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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