FastStone MaxView is a fast, compact and innovative image viewer that supports all major graphic formats. Its intuitive layout lets you view images in a variety of ways....
What is FastStone MaxView?
FastStone MaxView is a fast, compact and innovative image viewer that supports all major graphic formats. Its intuitive layout lets you view images in a variety of ways. It even lets you view images in password-protected ZIP and RAR archive files directly and instantly, which is a perfect solution for viewing private images. It is a handy tool for quickly viewing, rotating, resizing, cropping, annotating and printing images.
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- File Organizer
- Image Viewer
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I mostly use the built in fullscreen image viewer in xyplorer which is arguably better to just as good as MaxView. However MaxView is amazing for quick editing [crop/resize/marking], and organization thanks to the [M] hotkey and folder history list. I also find it a required addition to xyplorer for those rare times when you open images files off your desktop or from another method that can't use the image viewer built into xyplorer.
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.
Does not automatically follow the image order within a folder where image order is determined manually. I'm sure there's some kind of option to correct this, but the fact this is even an issue is a major negative. I'm obviously not afraid to reorganize image order, myself, so if it were an easy fix within maxview I would have found it already. Perhaps I'm overestimating my computer "skills," but come on...do I really need to dive into the bowel of this program to make it work correctly? I love the ease of use. I love the right/left click option to quickly scroll images, the mouse wheel zoom like windows pic&fax of old, which I'm getting really effin' tired of missing on Windows 7...microsoft should have kept what worked just fine. But their FAILURE leads me to this program, which actually surpasses Win Pic&fax in many ways. Except for the most important area...
It doesn't recognize manually set image orders. Making ALL of it's positive attribute moot.
I used FastStone applications which are very helpful. Furthermore, I specially to talk about KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro which is also very easy to use along with great features.
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.
It's not good enough for the 2 major points:
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.
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!