4.2 out of 5 with 18 ratings

FastStone Image Viewer Reviews

simply put... brilliant !

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i haven't really gone through all of its features, but when i downloaded this i wanted one thing and only one thing; an image viewer that would go into full screen mode and can be controlled using the keyboard..
this can do it and howwwww ! plus the added incentive of moving the mouse to different corners to get a plethora of options..
The options include ability to edit the image files in-house
I love the utility it has to apply current image as the custom wallpaper
more importantly, even on an old machine like mine the application is pretty smooth even with a large number of images within one folder

amazing work i must say... worth donating to the developer
[Edited by schizovivek, October 07]

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This program has a better interface and much much more easy to use than IrfanView, especially the watermark, photo compare function. I am switching to this right now after a long time using IrfranView. I will donate some money to them someday as an appreciation for making my life easier.

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best alternative to windows photo viewer but need extra setting

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settings->settings->viewer->Associated images launches in: Windowed View

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Best alternative to ACDSee for Windows.

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And very fast start-up.

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I've been using Faststone for 10 years now. It has Never failed me. It is stable, easy to use, has a lot of great features. Red Eye remover, repair a photo with Clone/Heal, color, tint, shadow, contrast, brightness, and many more tools to make a good picture look great.
Love this app. I have yet to find an app this simple to use, yet with so many features.
I just wish it had a way to share a picture to Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. None of that matters
that much to me, but it is worth mentioning.
I like it so much, I've donated several times to help keep it going. No ads, no-nonsense. Just a great program!

[Edited by pasiojunk, July 29]

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It is so easy with FastStone to improve image quality. Also FastStone does not have high CPU usage.

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I use this to rezise or convert my images

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People may probably not noticed, pngs could keep their transparency when resized or color reduced by using this. This feature is not easy to be found for an image tool.

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The best image organizer, viewer, converter, editor...

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I started using FastStone Image Viewer not so long ago after being fed up with Picasa. Don't get me wrong, I think Picasa is a good piece of software, but it's so limited in functionality compared to FastStone Image Viewer. I never liked the fact that every time you edit a photo in Picasa it creates a hidden copy of the original one. I mean, I understand why they did that, but I personally like to have full control over my photos right from the program, which also means if I want to overwrite the originals, I should be able to do it. FastStone Image Viewer contains some very powerful editing tools. The full-screen viewer is fast. I love how you can zoom in by just holding your left mouse down and moving it over the photo. The batch convert feature is simply amazing! And there's also a portable version. Simply A+ :)

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I agree on all points

Yup indeed, I agree with you on all points as well. I used to test another Image Viewer before I started using FastStone Image Viewer. They are both great!


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22 Years later, I have a real alternative to ACDSee image viewer. Super fast image browser for sorting and moving images. Tested this back in 2007, why did I not retest in years.

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  • One of the best clone stamp tools available!
  • Program is extremely stable and rarely crashes.
  • One of the best slideshow features with 150+ transition effects.
  • Great replacement for Win 10 default photo app.
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Simple interface. Great for quick viewing, resizing and cropping your images.

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I've been using Faststone for years - especially after Windows began making their 'live essentials' photo gallery so slow and tied into their services; but the lack of frequent updates and the fact that the UI and features haven't changed much in the past years is a shame.
It can be really slow when scrolling through images and stumbling upon something unsupported. Most of the time you'll need to kill the process when it arrives at formats such as .jfif .gifv or .webp which is annoying

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As fast as IrfanView but with way better color correction tools and better than XnView overall with fine directory view options but... but lacks support to animated WEBP files (which are displayed as static images) - since webp is increasingly used, it' becoming obsolete and that's really a pity.

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It will now display WEBP files. WEBPs can also be converted to JPGs. I too like it more than IrfanView.
Cheers!

@pasiojunk
Excuse me but current version 7.5 indeed displays static WEBP normally but, if they are animated (like animated GIFs), they're displayed as static images.
It should be added that not long ago I politely asked about this to developers but they simply did not answer.


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It is really fast.........

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