FastStone Image Viewer 3.5

FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touches the four edges of the screen. 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. 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).


  • Image browser and viewer with a familiar Windows Explorer-like user interface
  • Support of many popular image formats
  • True Full Screen viewer with image zoom support and unique fly-out menu panels
  • Crystal-clear and customizable one-click image magnifier
  • Superior Red-Eye effect removal/reduction with completely natural looking end result
  • Image modification tools: Resize/resample, rotate/flip, crop, sharpen/blur, brightness/contrast, etc.
  • Eleven (yes, 11) resampling algorithms to choose from when resizing images
  • Image color effects: gray scale, sepia, negative, Red/Green/Blue adjustment
  • Image special effects: watermark, annotation, drop shadow, framing, bump map, lens, morph, waves
  • Multi-level Undo/Redo capability
  • One-touch best fit/actual size image display support
  • Image management, including tagging capability, with drag-and-drop and Copy To/Move To Folder support
  • Histogram display with color counter feature
  • Compare images side-by-side (up to 4 at a time) to easily cull those forgettable shots
  • Image EXIF metadata support plus comment editing for JPEGs
  • Supports dual-monitor configurations
What's New:
  • Added "Side by Side" comparison in "Enhance Colors"
  • Added "Line Highlighter" in "Draw Board"
  • Enhanced "Text" tool in "Draw Board". Now shadowed text is possible
  • Added "Border" effects in "Batch Convert"
  • Optimized algorithm for "Text" and "Watermark" in "Batch Convert"
  • Updated the RAW format library
  • Restored a skin called "Steel" which was dropped in a previous version
  • Some UI improvements and bug fixes
Download: FastStone Image Viewer 3.5 (Freeware)
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Can someone PM a good software too for organization? For keywords and searching. I love this software but it seems only a good viewer.

I use a bought copy of ACDSee10, which is much more more polished and has more features, however, this is pretty damn good for a free image organiser and viewer, so it's well worth using if you don't want to splash out your $$$'s

Yes the default skin is fugly, but use one of the other XP or Vista skins and it's just fine.

You can change the skin of the program to a default "Vista" kind of look. The looks are not that distracting, even if.
Besides that, it's a very intuitive program. There are many neat GUI considerations that I appreciate, like how there's roll over options when in full screen mode. There tons of options to customize, and I have a feeling that there's more control of the image with the program compared to Irfanview.

th3rEsa said,
If it wasn't that UGLY! ... :(
So I'll stick with imgv.

Tried imgv for 1 minute, then killed it.

Faststone on the other hand, while not my main viewer, is a very nice piece of freeware.

msing said,
You can change the skin of the program to a default \"Vista\" kind of look.

And what if I\'m using an own Windows theme? It doesn\'t fit then.
That is the major problem with all those skinnable applications; they never match your settings, except if you write an own skin...

By the way, I don\'t care about \"feelings\" but about usage. So these are already two points where I\'d prefer IrfanView to this program... :-/

Shiranui said,
Tried imgv for 1 minute, then killed it.

It takes some time to use imgv if you switched from \"major\" tools; but it works fast and provides all options I need. Whatever, it\'s sorta own taste...