View and edit high quality images and convert image files in standalone and batch scenarios
Windows Vista / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows XP / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows 2000
It is an image-viewing and editing utility that is free, fast, light-weight and versatile.
You can view images in different methods. The standard image browser will display image thumbnails with a preview window for the selected file. Randomly selected pictures can also be viewed in full-screen mode. In this mode, other tools and options of FastStone Image Viewer are also accessible. For instance, the EXIF information becomes accessible in the full-screen mode.
In addition to viewing images, you can also improve the quality of pictures. Add a stylish frame on the image to reduce sharp edges. For 3D graphics, the program offers a bump map option great for texturing. Other standard tools include adjustment of brightness, sharpness and darkness, and removal of red eye.
You can also resize, crop, compare and retouch images. When resizing images, there are eleven re-sampling algorithms to choose from. Image special effects include annotation, framing, drop shadow, bump map, oil painting, sketch and lens. You can also draw special texts, shapes, highlights and callout objects on images.
Batch tools are another important feature of FastStone Image Viewer. It lets you convert and rename files in batches. It also lets you apply effects in batch to multiple images.
It offers a high-quality magnifier as well as in-built musical slideshow with more than 150 transitional effects. Graphic formats supported by FastStone Image Viewer include BMP, JPEG, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, JPEG 2000, EPS, WMF, TIFF, TGA, ICO, CR2, NEF, PEF, MRW, RAF, CRW, SRF, ORF, SR2, DNG, RW2 and ARW.
It is a completely free image viewer for home users. The program does not come with adware or spyware. Over time, it has seen different updates and releases where minor bugs and issues have been fixed.