Review FastStone Image Viewer
Are you looking for a single platform that allows you to view all your images and eventually modify any of them? Then you should know that FastStone Image Viewer is one of the best current alternatives. We are talking about an application that will allow you to perform all kinds of tasks, although it mainly focuses on viewing any photograph or image that interests you.
Indeed, FastStone Image Viewer has many interesting options for viewing images, and the first has to do with a file browser that shows small thumbnails of each of them. This way, you can browse through all the images stored on your computer, and with a simple click of the mouse, you will be able to see their content through the Preview .
Of course, you can also choose a particular photograph or image that has interested you and view it in fullscreen mode to access the details that the Preview may not show. If you wish, you can also select several images to view in slideshow format or zoom them past the initial 100% resolution.
So far, we could say that we have pointed out the rather basic aspects of any image viewer, but FastStone Image Viewer goes much further since it will also allow you to compare photographs. Let's say you've gone on a picnic with your friends and taken many bursts of photos. Well, with this application, you can see two similar images simultaneously to choose which one to upload to your social networks.
If you want, you can also tag the location in all your images so that, over time, you will never forget where each picture was taken with your partner, colleagues, or family. FastStone Image Viewer will also let you access all the data that is part of the Exif information, that is to say, the one that offers the details of the camera configuration with which the images were taken.
As for photo editing, we have to say that you can do it in just seconds, and some of the most common ones offered by this program have to do with adding borders, adding watermarks so that no one can steal them, or applying effects such as an eraser or oil painting, which are very nice. As you will notice, this viewer allows us to do without an additional editing tool.
FastStone Image Viewer also stands out for allowing us to take batches of photographs to convert them all together so that we save a lot of time, especially when leaving the program running in the background. You have to select all the images you intend to convert format, passing them to the one you prefer, some of the options being the following: TIFF, PNG, JPG, and PDF.
Apart from those mentioned above, you will also be able to perform other editing tasks that could be considered basic, which will solve problems on more than one occasion. We are talking about modifying the size of the images, cropping part of them, and adjusting the brightness or darkness of each photograph. It even has a red-eye corrector that works well in most cases.
Regarding the interface of FastStone Image Viewer, we have to say that it is very similar to Windows Explorer, specifically to some older versions of Windows 10. This has the advantage that all the commands will be familiar to you, while you will probably find that from an aesthetic point of view, you might expect a little more, and understandably so.
In case you want to point out some of the main virtues of this program, we must say that it stands out because it allows you to convert image formats in batches, something perfect to save time, and its effects, although not many, allow you to access the basic modifications in terms of images. Finally, the fact that there are several different ways of viewing photographs is appreciated.
As for the less positive aspects of this platform, it must be said that its interface is a bit outdated compared to other similar programs, and a novice user will probably have some difficulties learning how the program works.
In summary, we can say that FastStone Image Viewer has all the basic features we can expect from an image viewer, plus other additions that make it even more complete. If we add to its image editing possibilities, we are undoubtedly in the presence of a worthwhile application for all users who work with photographs.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is FastStone Image Viewer downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of FastStone Image Viewer.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install FastStone Image Viewer on your PC, you have to download the FSViewerSetup_ML32.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Is FastStone Image Viewer free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to FastStone Image Viewer?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.
- FastStone Image Viewer home
- FastStone Soft
- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Me
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Windows 98