Designed to help you optimize photos for online-auction sites such as eBay, Fast Photos offers the basics but omits some important features. We can't complain about the interface, which starts you off with a tutorial and walks you through choosing, editing, and publishing your files. The application comes bundled with several sample photos--a small perk, but one we nevertheless appreciate. Fast Photos neglects fancy photo effects in favor of the most essential tools for tweaking auction photos. For example, you'll find tools for cropping, compressing JPEGs, sharpening, resizing, enhancing, rotating, and adding text or borders. However, since the program ostensibly is designed for processing more than one photo at a time, we were disappointed to discover you can't edit or rename files in batch mode. To make up for this, the program has a built-in FTP function so you can immediately upload processed images. Users who just want to focus on basic photo tweaks will probably find this utility handy, but those with extensive editing needs or large photo collections might want to keep looking.
What's new in version 1.1 build 2663
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedDecember 5, 2005
Version1.1 build 2663
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional RequirementsWindows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server
Fast Photos will simplify and speed up your auction photo editing. Now you can browse, enhance, optimize, and upload your photos with one simple, effective, PC desktop tool. One-click editing tools include auto enhance, add watermark text, JPEG Optimize, create e-Bay gallery thumbnail, add drop shadows, batch automation, and FTP uploading. Version 1.1 build 2663 includes browser thumbnail sorting, improved text features, auto position & size, full font styles, new publish feature, copy URL as IMG tag, and bug fixes.