FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.6
  • Total Downloads:
    11,941,774
  • Date Added:
    June 28, 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

    4.7

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 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

"Very well usable software."

August 04, 2011  |  By Cload11

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

Pros

Small. Fast. Intelligent. Lots of language spoken.

Cons

Not able to handle videos.

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5 stars

"A most pleasing Image View/Edit software"

August 03, 2011  |  By B.SomeswaraRao

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

Pros

Most pleasing interface among all image software.Its EXE format Image slide show maker is best among all with the great options including controlling the output file quality and size.Its clone stamp size instant varying with mouse wheel is a great.

Cons

From image viewer it can't be minimized to system tray is uncomfortable.

Summary

Best of best free Image View/Edit software which beats paid software in many functions with beauty.A must try software for image EXE slideshow building in which one can add audio also.Its regular update/upgrades are great.

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5 stars

"Brilliantly intuitive"

August 03, 2011  |  By Brooks.B.J

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

Pros

This is a superb application. Every time I think of something I'd like to do, I try what I think is the most likely way to do it, and it just works! Very impressive; so impressive, I've donated dosh ;-)

Cons

I use this for naming photos, both individually and in batch, and for reviewing photos. However, its searching capabilities are not as rich as Picasa, so when I'm searching for files by name, I use Picasa.

Summary

Excellent free viewer, photo manager, photo namer; very powerful and intuitive.

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5 stars

"BEST picture viewer/editor/converter EVER!"

August 03, 2011  |  By kingal73

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

Pros

Does everything from picture acquire (from scanner, digital camera etc) to batch file convert/resize etc, to colour adjustment. Loads pictures & thumbnails fast!

Cons

More skins please!

Summary

I've used them all, FastStone ImageViewer is the BEST hands down!!!

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5 stars

"Best Image Viewer Yet!"

August 02, 2011  |  By furjaw

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

Pros

Does everything right for still photos.

Cons

Totally ignores video files. You wouldn't even know that you shot a video because they are invisible. They should show up in the directory, then link to a video viewer program.

Summary

Best Image Viewer Yet! But should not ignore video files.

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5 stars

"a wonderful assotrment of features; easy to use package"

August 02, 2011  |  By jschneir

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

Pros

1) full screen editing 2) fantastic straighten tool 3) clone tool a effective 4) easy viewing of editing effects before and after 5) great span of framing tools 6) easy navigation among the various tools 7) short learning curve 8)levels and curves OK

Cons

printing options need improvment

Summary

As a teacher of digital photography for seniors at a local college I have always suggested that they try using any of many free editing programs before buying Photoshop Elements. I now suggest that they may no longer need to go to PE, FastStone 4.6 seems to have much of what they need without all the complexity, cost and steep prolonged learning of Elementgs.

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5 stars

"Great photo organizer and tweaker"

August 01, 2011  |  By fred64ha

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

Pros

Easy to manage all your photos in the various folder where they live. You can sort, select, copy, move, rename groups of photos. You can set up slide shows and do simple editing. Downloads from cameras or card readers, sans from scanners.

Cons

Toolbars are busy with buttons. Provides quick access to features, but occupies valuable screen space. Saving changed images is cumbersome, you don't get asked until you open another photo. (could be operator error on my part)

Summary

I love the editor, its just enough for the tasks I need for photos I take. Crop, red eye, resize, rotate, mirror, colors, brightness, blur, sepia, and more. It can convert between formats (simply save as .jpg or .bmp or whatever). Even has a draw board to add text or simple lines/boxes. I use it for my main image viewer. Full screen is a quick click, and get ready fo a nice surprize, moving the mouse to the edges provides functionality. Left side - editing functions. Top folder/photo selections. Right picture information and notes.

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4 stars

"Great product, just one flaw"

July 31, 2011  |  By mfosouto

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

I could not find a way to jump to a page.

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5 stars

"All you would expect and more. More than just a viewer"

July 30, 2011  |  By tonydebont

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

Pros

Lightning fast (compared to other software) All the features you could want. For me the management of my images into folders straight from the SD card. The ability to move or copy, to review and crop, rename and relocate.

Cons

There may be some things it doesn't do but I've not found any.

Summary

I have used this program for many years and use it exclusively to download and manage my images. I use it to print, either as an individual or to create a PDF contact sheet of thumbnails. Using the somewhat hidden batch conversion I add borders, resize, rename and relocate many images at one time.
The ability to print or email. To convert and resize and even create a slide show.
I've installed (and paid) for many image editing programs (Ulead, Nero and ArcSoft) over the years. My program of choice and the only one that is installed on all four computers is FastStone.

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5 stars

"I love this program!"

July 30, 2011  |  By Sukki007

 |  Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

Pros

I have been using this program for years. Very user friendly. Plenty of editing features to satisfy a casual photographer. And it's free, though donations are appreciated. Recent updates have made it better than ever.

Cons

I haven't found anything negative.

Summary

This is my favorite photo editing program and I am lost without it. It has everything I need to edit my photos. I highly recommend it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.6
Version 4.6 has improved the "Acquire Images from Scanner" tool.
General
Publisher FastStone Soft
Publisher web site http://www.faststone.org
Release Date June 28, 2011
Date Added June 28, 2011
Version 4.6
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP
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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