FastStone Image Viewer is a free application that allows computer users to import images from digital cameras, Memory Cards and various other sources and view them on a computer. In addition, FastStone Image Viewer supports a large array of digital image formats while facilitating photo editing.
This freeware is much more than an image viewer than everything else. The application allows users to perform numerous tasks with single and multiple images to the point of almost qualifying to be termed an image editor.
FastStone Image Viewer is very similar to the Windows Explorer interface therefore making it relatively familiar to a majority of computer users. This application facilitates image viewing, managing and editing. It is a relatively fast HQ (High Quality) image viewer which uses the Lanczos re-sampling algorithm. With this freeware one can re-size images, change image colors, crop images and improve their quality. Additional effects include image dressing and image modification like creating waves and shadows. The red-eye removal feature aids in correcting image errors satisfactorily. The slideshow creation tool enables users to create movies using multiple images. It allows background music features and has over 150 different transitional effects. The image viewer also offers lossless picture rotation of pictures and side by side image comparison.
The Batch Mode feature of this software allows one to re-size an image, rename it and change its format. FastStone supports major graphic formats including JPEG 2000, PCX, TGA, ICO, TIFF, digital camera RAW formats and camera information (Exif formats). Additional features of FastStone Image Viewer include sending pictures over the internet via Email, taking screen shots and it has a Memory Card image retriever.
As an application among many other competing image viewers, FastStone is very relatively competitive. Some of the flaws that strain the product’s market competitiveness include the fact that version 4.2 does not support resizing of animations, there are cases of delay in image viewing when the thumbnail view is managed (especially when the thumbnail cache database is built) and Unicode is also not supported. Despite these disadvantages, FastStone Image Viewer remains to be the image viewer of choice in the market owing to the fine blend it has achieved between being an image editor as well as an image viewer. Image viewing is not compromised by the application’s editing features yet these features are numerous and adequately meet user needs.
I tried and approuved FastStone Image Viewer. Great to do his job, i recommand it so do not hesitate to download this software.
About Faststone Soft
FastStone Soft developed the first version of FastStone Image Viewer in 2004. The software has been consistently revised ever since to its latest stable version 4.8. Initial versions were accused of using indecorously licensed images and icons. All opening versions up to version 2.7 have since ceased to be in use. Following this move all licenses were updated to version 2.8. This application is available in three forms namely fully portable no-install zip file type, zip file type and normal-install executable type.
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