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FastStone MaxView Comments

The best full screen viewer

Positive Comment by ofernandofilo
about FastStone MaxView Jun 2016

FastStone MaxView until version 2.2 [released: 03 Nov 2008] was the best freeware program to see images in full screen mode.
Later it became a paid product. I still look for a free alternative updated program.

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Great program for reviewing and organizing images

Positive Comment by bobkush
about FastStone MaxView Nov 2014

I have programs that I use to edit and manipulate images, but most are large programs bloated with many functions, options and menus. I was looking for a simple image viewer that allowed me to manage and organize many images and contained all necessary options for image review. MaxView allows me to easily scroll through many image formats and rename, delete, copy to, move to, rotate, crop and even open an external editor if necessary. Most of the image viewers I tested did not contain the rename or crop options.

[Edited by bobkush, November 29]

Another program I found that was good for reviewing images is BreezeBrowser Pro.

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Negative opinion

Negative Comment by realnabarl
about FastStone MaxView Nov 2012

It's not good enough for the 2 major points:

  1. Not fast enough as a simple image viewer (especially you used the lanczos3 filter).
  2. Not functional enough, just too simple.

Even as a freeware it won't be my choice, and actually it's a shareware.

I really don't understand, why FastStone Image Viewer is always free and this became a shareware.

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Have not found a better FULL-SCREEN viewer yet. It can star ...

Comment by Boris
about FastStone MaxView Jun 2011

Have not found a better FULL-SCREEN viewer yet. It can start in full-screen; it's easy to scroll and zoom; it shows file info when you move the mouse to the right corner; it shows the menu bar when you hover mouse above; it allows you to close the program by moving mouse to top-right and clicking.
Fast to start - easy to use. NICE!

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The more well known software always get the votes, but here ...

Comment by 72dpi
about FastStone MaxView Jun 2011

The more well known software always get the votes, but here's my two cents on MaxView – this is some of the reasons why I prefer MaxView over Picasa:

-The Picasa indexing has flaws, and besides, I'm no fan of indexing. I know where I have my photos on my HDD.
-MaxView is somewhere around 500–1000 % faster than Picasa to browse RAW-images, because it uses the JPEG-preview, rather than rendering a new RAW-preview for each and every image.
-In MaxView it's actually easy to configure a default photo editor. In Picasa it's a pain.
-MaxView is way easier to configure than Picasa.

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