FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1674 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6
  • Total Downloads:
    11,941,774
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 05, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25,151
  • 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

    4.4

    out of 89 votes

    • 5 star 55
    • 4 star 23
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 1674 votes

    • 5 star 1171
    • 4 star 374
    • 3 star 70
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 35
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5 stars

"Worthwhile downlowding."

February 17, 2009  |  By mgalaxy

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.6

Pros

Fast and effective, easy 2 use & of course its a free product.

Cons

Doesnt have professional editing.

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4 stars

"I'm likeing it,I'mm likeing it........"

February 17, 2009  |  By whaight

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.6

Pros

fast,and stable

Cons

Do video,and pics togeter

Summary

Viewer is all I need.......

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4 stars

"Far better than what Windows Vista had installed"

February 14, 2009  |  By Murray Whyte

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.6

Pros

Easy to use. Good tools and user friendly

Cons

It is fine the way it is,.

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3 stars

"its ok for first time users"

February 11, 2009  |  By almartinez

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.6

Pros

its quick though not a large amount of tools

Cons

not very customizable user interface

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5 stars

"I wouldnĀ·t change it for other viewer"

February 11, 2009  |  By carloscarozzo

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.6

Pros

The same reliable program as ever, with minor ( to my belief) even better and faster improvements

Cons

Maybe could improve on the handling of a dual monitor operation. I could think of letting the user choose on which monitor he wants to have his Video show on. This does not flow out that easy.

Summary

I have been using the Viewer for a long time now, different versions; FastStone keeps improving it.
Congratulations

Updated on Feb 18, 2009

When any action to modify a picture is performed, and further on, saved as a new picture, the program does its job, saves the picture on demand, and then automaticaly shows the next one on the screen. But if you try to go on modifying this next picture, the program will not open the various editing options on it:
you have to move your view -either forwards or backwards- and then come back to this "next" picture in order to keep on editing. This is somewhat anoying and time consuming, and I believe it could be a minor but worthy improvement.

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1 stars

"downloaded at 98% and then crashed not nice"

February 09, 2009  |  By di29

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.6

Pros

nothing because i did'nt get to load it, while downloading it crashed and could not complete download -

Cons

just did not fully load, crash, crash, crash!!!!

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3 stars

"Works well, but not amazing..."

February 09, 2009  |  By somehowhaywire

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.6

Pros

Compared to an earlier release I tried, the current version of FastStone more intuitive and easier to jump into and use regularly. Speed and functionality beat Picasa by a long shot. The shell is slick, modern looking. And FREE is always good!

Cons

I see nothing amazing about it. It mostly appears to be a copycat of what's been around for a long time.

Summary

I find that FastStone operates most, but not all, the functions that Photodex put into the CompuPicPro release I bought in 1995. So I see nothing new or amazing here. FastStone nevertheless offers a good, contemporary package that does most of what one needs to manage, catalog and view a large picture collection.

I plan to stay with FastStone in one of my work environments, just to see what more I can discover in it -- and to see what the developers will add in future updates.

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5 stars

"blazing fast, uncluttered pic viewer and editor"

February 09, 2009  |  By pocketdora

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.6

Pros

no load time, full screen pics, menus only appear on rollover, lossless rotation, good red-eye reduction, light on system resources

Cons

sometimes i'll accidentlly click something the opens the organizer part of it, which takes longer to load, but i don't ever want to use that.

Summary

Does everything i need, simply and elegantly

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4 stars

"Consistent and very usefull"

February 08, 2009  |  By tucifurlan

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.6

Pros

Very fast and easy to move

Cons

Nothing at the moment

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1 stars

"tried it, didnt like it"

February 08, 2009  |  By bubbadave

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 3.6

Pros

none that i can think of

Cons

pretty much everytthing

Summary

it made my computer crash and took over an hour toi get the system back up and running by removing and reinstalling the necessary programming.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6
Version 3.6 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, plays video files (avi, wmv, mpg) in slide shows, improves the "Batch-Convert", improves the "Draw Board", adds "Animated GIF" as an output option in Multi-Page File Builder.
General
Publisher FastStone Soft
Publisher web site http://www.faststone.org
Release Date September 17, 2008
Date Added December 05, 2008
Version 3.6
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 5.54MB
File Name FSViewerSetup53.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,941,774
Downloads Last Week 25,151
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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