FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    11,941,774
  • Date Added:
    January 15, 2011
  • File Size:
    5.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25,151
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    4.5

    out of 63 votes

    • 5 star 37
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • 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

"Perfect for ebay"

March 18, 2011  |  By pghmarty

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3

Pros

It is very easy to use and has all of the basic functions needed to edit photos.
Not cluttered with a bunch of extras that I would never use.

Cons

Nothing to say

Summary

Perfect for ebay and is very easy to use.

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1 stars

"Un-needed application in a big list of better ones"

March 15, 2011  |  By retrobeast

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3

Pros

Free software

Cons

FS is not better than photo editors that are free

Summary

If you try to find the best photo editor out there that is free then your head will eventually explode. Depending on what website review you go to you will find a number of editor names out there. In no particular order you have FS, GIMP, Photoscape, Paint.net, Irfanview, etc etc.
These app makers beg for the best review and him who whines more gets to be in top 5 list.
FS is so so.

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5 stars

"Fast Tone Forever"

March 11, 2011  |  By viviencaloy

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3

Pros

Spectacular image editing software, Excellent viewer, Good converter, very fast, easy to use, small size, and it's free.

Cons

........................................................................................none

Summary

Very fast! tone this image.

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5 stars

"View/acquire/manage/edit images in fast clean interface"

March 02, 2011  |  By cofeehed

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3

Pros

Fast.Clean.
Surprising features.
Favorites:
Scan/edit/Save selection to file on scanner interface
Edit/save selection to file from image preview main screen.
Several ways to do things-lots of short-cut keys..

Cons

I haven't found any yet in the software.

Summary

This is one of the best tools I've come across in a long time-and I am always looking.

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4 stars

"Bests Explorer; has features even PhotoPaint doesn't"

February 28, 2011  |  By ellerman88

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3

Pros

1- "Batch converting": being able to reduce the size of a bunch of photos, all at once.
2- "Crop board", which crops to an easy-to-use preset 4:3 grid. Corel's PhotoPaint v12 doesn't have this; you have to just guess as you drag out that crop box.

Cons

The only con of setting FastStone IV as the default program to open bitmaps is that it takes about 15-25 seconds, compared to the approx. 3 secs it takes Windows Picture And Fax Viewer (the default viewer from Windows XP).

Summary

I highly recommend everyone to try it for at least a few weeks.

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

February 27, 2011  |  By veritastm

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3

Pros

Very intuitive

Cons

I have not run into anything

Summary

I was in a rush to edit some pidtures to post for advertising. I downloaded the software and within minutes was able to quickly edit the photos without having to read the instructions. It was very intuitive.

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5 stars

"Great Tool"

February 24, 2011  |  By ikeamawheat

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3

Pros

Works well with all forms of pictures
Easy and Fast
Simple

Cons

Haven't found any yet

Summary

This is a great tool for pictures,I hade the first version of the FastStone and this version is even better.

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4 stars

"Well featured and easy to use"

February 24, 2011  |  By jstevenwalker

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3

Pros

Takes care of most editing tasks

Cons

Would be nice to have a manual or more interactive toolbars

Summary

Pretty impressive for a free program

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5 stars

"The best there is."

February 23, 2011  |  By wijou45

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3

Pros

It is the most complete editor, organizer, viewer out there.

Cons

None what so ever.

Summary

This will be hard to put down all the pros in words! Have used this program since forever, on an old 420mhz computer, that's how long ago. There is no other program out there to match this one. Oh sure, if you want to pay $300.00 or so then maybe. But this one is so fast and easy to use. The upgrade from 4.2 is truly amazing, it now has everything one could wish for in a quick, easy, image editor/viewer. Thanks a bunch for this one. I have finally sent off a contribution, felt so guilty using this for free. Hope everyone that tries it sends off a contribution.

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5 stars

"Great product"

February 23, 2011  |  By srt800

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3

Pros

Easy & intuitive to use

Cons

none. As good as anything out there

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3
  • Added Clone Stamp and Healing Brush
  • Added "Auto-Adjust Colors" to Colors menu. THANKS to Andras Horvath
  • Added "Adjust Lighting" to lighten or darken shadows and highlights
  • Added "Adjust Levels"
  • Added "Adjust Curves"
  • Added USM (Unsharp Mask) option to Sharpen/Blur
  • Added Sketch and Oil Painting effects
  • Added outward-pointing tails to text objects in Draw Board
  • Now images in Slide Show Builder, Multi-page File Builder, Image Strip Builder and Email list can be drag-and-dropped to rearrange the order
  • Supported EPS format by displaying the preview image
  • Updated the RAW format library. Sony SR2 raw format is supported
  • Improved memory management to handle larger images
General
Publisher FastStone Soft
Publisher web site http://www.faststone.org
Release Date January 15, 2011
Date Added January 15, 2011
Version 4.3
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Server 2008, Windows
Additional Requirements None
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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