FastStone Image Viewer – Free Feature Rich Photo Viewer, Convertor and Editor

There are umpteen photo viewing applications available on the Internet. FastStone Image Viewer is one of the better ones which can work as a Photo Viewer, Image convertor and also editor. At first glance, its interface, even though skinnable, may not appeal to everyone’s taste and it has no option to turn off the skin. The program seems too cluttered but is intuitive enough once you get your bearings.

FastStone Image viewer - free photo viewer, convertor and editor

The image editor isn’t the best but you can certainly do quick dirty jobs that don’t require a professional Photoshop finish. This decision has helped in keeping the image viewer quick in response unlike bloated programs such as ACDSee. In addition to resize, crop, remove red-eye, brightness and contrast adjustment, the editor packs a few simple effect filters such as lens, waves, morphs, etc.

It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA) and popular digital camera RAW formats (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF, SRF and DNG). Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more.

The new version has a new way of treating RAW files utilizing embedded miniatures which avoids resource consuming rendering in real time. It is a quick editor and has nice batch and slideshow support. Above all it is free.

For more details and download, Go to FastStone Image Viewer


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