FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1673 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    12,149,709
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 21, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    27,077
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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 1673 votes

    • 5 star 1170
    • 4 star 374
    • 3 star 70
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 35
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5 stars

"fast, many useful functions, free"

September 11, 2008  |  By yoho_125

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

Pros

batch editing, smoothing, exif tools

Cons

nothing really

Summary

best free image viewer, also good basic editing tools

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5 stars

"Essential tool for Bloggers"

September 11, 2008  |  By projohn

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

Pros

Neat Interface
Advanced Options are still easily configurable for all kind of users
Detail yet simple results
A lovely texting and watermarking feature which many photo editing software still can't get these things right

Cons

Can I get rid of the skins!?

Summary

I see nothing annoying and why shouldn't be installed on every computer?

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5 stars

"impressive image viewer with high capabilities"

September 11, 2008

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

Pros

it is free and simple and clear with differnet skins

Cons

they can improve the icons

Summary

it is the replacable of ACDsee

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5 stars

"Great programme"

September 10, 2008  |  By kwareham

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

Pros

easy to use

Cons

not found any yet

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5 stars

"Friggin' awesome. The best FREE photo software ever!"

September 02, 2008  |  By paulmz

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

Pros

Full-screen photo editing with the ability to improve all aspects of photos. Wicked-easy cropping, great color and picture adjustment, super easy menus and options. Simple hotkeys. Major and fine-tuning adustment by mouse! Priceless!

Cons

If I find one, I'll let you know.

Summary

Awesome. Easy. Precise. It's FREE and does it all! You won't be disappointed.

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5 stars

"Highly recommended!"

August 29, 2008  |  By DavidB007

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

Pros

Intuitive interface, stable, wealth of features, easy to use, download photos and delete source file functionality is excellent, if a little slow (nit picking!)

Cons

Red-eye removal functionality is very basic and success in removing red eye depends on how bad it is. Would like to see functionality to remove duplicate photos

Summary

For a totally free piece of software, FastStone Image Viewer is excellent. It's one of those rare occasions where you feel compelled to make a donation to fund further development because clearly the publishers have the users of the software as their #1 priority. I suspect it does not fully replace the functionality provided by commercial packages such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro, but for the average home user that wants to manage their photos, it's hard to beat. I would be great to have functionality to locate and remove duplicate photos, which is very common if (like me) you tend to download photos to multiple sources. I use VisiPics 1.30, which does the job, but is very slow and has a strange interface and can be a little confusing. Also, red-eye removal in FastStone Image Viewer could be a lot better. Improvement opportunties aside, this really is a gem, which I highly recommend.

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5 stars

"Good and free"

August 27, 2008  |  By eknv

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

Pros

Free, fast, easy to understand with many many features...

Cons

Nothing really

Summary

Mostly I use this software for viewing, resizing, cropping and like that... For more complicated things like photo editing I use GIMP which is also freeware...

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5 stars

"Very easy use and effect"

August 26, 2008  |  By jpm44

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

Pros

Works nicely-easily

Cons

this works great

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5 stars

"Excellent"

August 26, 2008  |  By figuha

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Nothing

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4 stars

"Great photo editing freeware"

August 25, 2008  |  By opalibra10

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

Pros

I have used this program for a couple years and love it! It takes playing around with it at first and a good free program for editing, cropping and adding text with a few clicks. Love that it has a large selection of frames to chose from and the ability to download pics from SD card using this program.

Cons

Since we have purchased a new computer with Windows Vista 64 bit I can not edit pics as the program freezes up. I have un-installed and re-installed a few times now and still have this problem. Very disappointed and not sure if it is the software or something on this new computer that is causing this issue as I really like using this program.

Summary

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Updated on Sep 17, 2008

After last un-install, I downloaded the program again and saved it to our external hard drive and only had one glitch of program freezing up. I closed the program down and waited a few minutes before re-opening and didn't have any other issues of it freezing up of the program. Not a computer expert but just guessing that the 3.5 version may not have been compatible with Vista Home Premium 64 bit. Just glad that I could get the program to work on the external HD as I just love to use this program for fast editing of our pics!

I have just downloaded the new 3.6 version to our external drive and will test drive it for awhile before posting review in the new 3.6 version section.

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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 Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 5.54MB
File Name FSViewerSetup53.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,149,709
Downloads Last Week 27,077
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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