FastStone Image Viewer 4.6 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent!!!!!!!!!!"

    August 16, 2012  |   By retnav99

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

    Pros

    Fast download
    Easy to use.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time

    Summary

    One of the Best Photo Programs I have found yet.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "My default Image Viewer Organizer Manipulator"

    August 16, 2012  |   By ex_elec_tech

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

    Pros

    One of the best free applications for images viewing, directory organization, cropping, resizing, renaming, and converting various image file types (including tga), including directory batch conversion and renaming.

    Easy, and a champ at what it does. Don't recall seeing a nag screen, if it displayed one initially it hasn't shown its face again (I use version 3.7).

    Cons

    Has limited image processing features (at least the version I've been using on my XP, 3.7), so for anything more than cropping, resizing, renaming, and converting, I use Photoshop. (And FIV crops and does these other functions a whole lot easier than Photoshop does.)

    It could use a dual directory and images view, for ease of transferring files between different folders. Or for comparing two images in different directories.

    The only time I don't use this program is when I need to have multiple instances of a picture viewer up, and especially if I want a borderless view, as there is no option except fullsizing an image to eliminate the interface border. I use the Quicktime picture viewer in those rare cases (which is mostly when I've got images of the lists of gaming controls on my desktop while learning a game).

    Summary

    I've used this progam as my default image handler for years, for viewing, organizing, cropping, converting, and renaming. The program is excellent, and there's probably more great features in it than I've explored, especially in the newer version.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It does what I need to do in photo editing"

    August 5, 2012  |   By andyeide

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

    Pros

    The reason I needed a photo editor program was to re-size photos, flip photos, and rotate photos. FastStone does what I need it to do.

    Cons

    Very confusing when the opening screen takes me to my directory tree. I double-clicked on a photo fully expecting FastStone to open that photo in a photo-editing screen with all menu items clearly visible. What I got was a full-screen image of the photo and not one menu item was available. I was extremely confused until my wife, an IT Tech, came in and started moving the mouse all over the full-screen image. Suddenly out of nowhere the menu items started popping up depending upon where the mouse was pointing.

    For me this was extremely frustrating and confusing as I am used to programs where the menu items are clearly visible.

    Summary

    Although FastStone is extremely confusing and frustrating for new users like me, who have never used a photo editing program before, and who is family only with programs with clearly visible menu items all the time...once I figured out the quirks of the program I found that it easily does the three things I needed it for: Re-sizing photos...flipping photos...and rotating photos.

    Prior to having FastStone the only way I could re-size a photo was to load it into PowerPoint and drag it to the size I needed and then save it. With FastStone my image re-sizing takes 1/10th of the time it previously took.

    Thanks!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Fast and Easy"

    August 5, 2012  |   By zattellight

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

    Pros

    + Support modern RAW
    + Batch tools are good

    Cons

    I found one bug that I could not create folder when selecting output folder in batch converter. (Win7)

    Summary

    It is a very good tool to explore all your photos and to convert them from one format to others quick'n'easy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great program for anyone doing digital photography"

    July 30, 2012  |  

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

    Pros

    Very easy to install and get accustomed to.
    The image properties is a very useful tool that shows the time and date the picture was taken, which camera and lens and all the settings used.
    Plus it's a free download so how can you beat that?

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    Excellent program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "My go-to image viewer for Windows"

    July 28, 2012  |   By Krantzstone

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

    Pros

    Has pretty much every feature you can wish for in an image viewer

    Cons

    None that I know of

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does Almost Everything I Wanted, and Free."

    July 26, 2012  |   By B00kWyrm

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

    Pros

    Visual Index of Images
    Basic Transformation tools.
    Even works with RAW (haven't used, but want to)
    Almost a "Work-Alike" for Compupic Pro

    Cons

    Lacks the ability to view multiple folders at the same time.
    Minor quibble: While the program is promoted as "freeware" they do have a nag screen requesting a donation when you install. I haven't used it enough to know if the nags repeat.

    Summary

    I have been a long time user of Compupic Pro, but with my migration, finally, to Win7, needed to find a replacement (Photodex decided not to make a Win7 version of C'pic). This program will almost serve as that replacement, but needs the ability to view multiple folders at the same time. If the publisher is reading, this is a feature that I need, and others may find helpful. So, until I find it, I will keep looking. Thankfully, this one is offered for free, so nothing has been wasted but a little time.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Nice simple photo editor"

    July 9, 2012  |   By Lloyd_Hayes

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

    Pros

    Most of the pros are mentioned elsewhere. It's free. It's a batch editor. It lets you view EXIF data. Etc. Not mentioned is that it lets you edit RAW files. (Something that I was looking for.

    Cons

    It does not have a selection tool.
    You can't edit the EXIF data.
    It does not work with layers.
    It does not have the tools of a more comprehensive photo editing program.

    Summary

    A simple batch program to augment your more comprehensive photo editing software. I really like the fact that RAW files can be edited and developed in this program

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Superb image viewer"

    July 7, 2012  |   By KJacket09

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

    Pros

    Great fullscreen mode with popup menus on mouseover edges, the best I've seen yet.

    Cons

    No unicode support, cannot read asian/characters in filenames. This would be my main viewer IF it had unicode support, I don't want to rename all my files just to adjust to the non-unicode state.

    Summary

    Wished it had unicode support. Cannot say about editing features since I don't use them.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Image viewer and image manipulating tool"

    June 5, 2012  |   By pictureman48

    Version: FastStone Image Viewer 4.6

    Pros

    Faststone does everything that the serious photographer could want from Photoshop and it is FREE

    Cons

    I have yet to find something negative

    Summary

    Great tool for photography

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