FastStone Image Viewer User Reviews

Image Organizer | Standalone application
Jethro B-UK
 

This is a very neat piece of software. I use this program for culling RAWs, or just for viewing RAWs. Even though my PC is decidedly slow, viewing RAWs is practically instant with FastStone. I would say it's at least 10x faster than using the default Windows Photos viewer. I really like this piece of software, especially as it's free. Also, there's a portable version, so you can try it without even installing it! Altogether very useful. Alternatives?: Irfanview , XN View , FastRAWViewer (paid) ...

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DavidSinden
 

It's a good image viewer, but they completely ignore all emails to customer support. I've tried support@faststone.org and faststone@gmail.com over six weeks, but no response.

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I had stumbled upon the FastStone Image Viewer decades and a previous century ago while using film. Eventually switching to DSLRs, I eventually quit using it then for one reason or another, then began using a variety of other such programs, like ACDSee, and finally settling on the then Ulead Photoimpact which I got free when I purchased a scanner. I began using PI3 then, continued using it with various upgrades up to 6, went to the version 7 upgrade but didn't like it, and still have PI6 ...

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This is my default image viewer and the fastest software I've used for culling thousands of raw images. Reads and displays the embedded jpegs rapidly, renders the raw in a reasonable time if I need to inspect at 100%, and sends the ones I choose where I want them. No idea about it's editing features - I use it for the purpose for which it is named: an Image Viewer. For that it excels.

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Halina123
 

I will get the negatives out of the way first. If you want to work with raw files, forget faststone, other software is much better. Faststone works well on JPEGs. Main omissions that prevent me from giving 5 stars are an eye dropper for setting the WB in one go. An instant fix facility and a pseudo  colour temperature slider that works similar to Raw developers. Now the good points. It is fast, even on modest hardware. Has most basic functions and they work well. I love the shadow/highlight ...

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MelMacD
 

Definitely the worst piece of software I've had to use in over 10 years. Does not allow you to view the photo you're editing, and doesn't actually perform the task you ask it to do. I'm trying very hard to follow the rules here and be civil, but I just spent a miserable hour with this thing and stomped home swearing. Not worth the time spent downloading it. Negative -1 star out of 5. Was that polite and civil enough?

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Best free editor/viewer out there. V 5.1 (which is the one I have) handles multiple file types including .raw files from all of the major camera manufacturers and saves in many formats including .tif files. Shows Exif data and histogram. Has all the basic editing tools you need clone and heal, curves, levels, sharpening, noise reduction, (which is fairly good for photos that aren't too extreme) and one I really like, they called "Lighting Adjustments" which is basically like Photoshop's ...

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I think that this software is excellent! The features include things like image conversion,red-eye removal,selective editing,straitening,and is very quick. This is a photo I have edited with this software

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