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Firegraphic

Editors' Review

by   / November 09, 2008

Firegraphic has the look and feel of a basic image viewer that realized it could be much more.

It starts up with a standard thumbnail manager of your My Pictures folder that includes an Explorer-style file tree with a drag-and-drop thumbnail tray for later use. It also previews thumbnails when you mouse over an unopened folder. The app supports a diverse range of image formats, including PSD, RAW and RAS, but once you select an image, the range of editing tools would be unimpressive if Firegraphic was any more expensive.

Fortunately, it's reasonably affordable for what it does. The emphasis is on viewing the image, so the main interface is clutter-free. This maximizes screen space, which is useful for the integrated slide show; the downside is that all the major editing tools live in drop-down menus and don't have individual buttons. There is an adjustments icon in the toolbar, but clicking it reveals a menu, requiring another step before you can begin to alter the photo and thus defeating the time-saving purpose of a one-click toolbar.

Impressively, the app can both burn images to CD and acquire them from a scanner, but it's a resource-hogging program that we found erratically sluggish. Firegraphic is a good lightweight image viewer, but isn't up to the task of in-depth editing.

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Editors' Review

by   / November 09, 2008

Firegraphic has the look and feel of a basic image viewer that realized it could be much more.

It starts up with a standard thumbnail manager of your My Pictures folder that includes an Explorer-style file tree with a drag-and-drop thumbnail tray for later use. It also previews thumbnails when you mouse over an unopened folder. The app supports a diverse range of image formats, including PSD, RAW and RAS, but once you select an image, the range of editing tools would be unimpressive if Firegraphic was any more expensive.

Fortunately, it's reasonably affordable for what it does. The emphasis is on viewing the image, so the main interface is clutter-free. This maximizes screen space, which is useful for the integrated slide show; the downside is that all the major editing tools live in drop-down menus and don't have individual buttons. There is an adjustments icon in the toolbar, but clicking it reveals a menu, requiring another step before you can begin to alter the photo and thus defeating the time-saving purpose of a one-click toolbar.

Impressively, the app can both burn images to CD and acquire them from a scanner, but it's a resource-hogging program that we found erratically sluggish. Firegraphic is a good lightweight image viewer, but isn't up to the task of in-depth editing.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Firegraphic
Publisher web site http://www.firegraphic.com
Release Date April 21, 2011
Date Added April 21, 2011
Version 11.0

Category

Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 7.97MB
File Name setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,551,208
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.95
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