FastRawViewer was specifically designed and developed for extremely fast display, visual and technical analysis, basic corrections, sorting and setting aside or directly transferring for further processing of RAW images.
FastRawViewer is the only WYSIWYG RAW viewer that allows to see RAW exactly as a converter will "see" it, and provides RAW-based tools to estimate what a converter will be able to squeeze from the shot. FastRawViewer is a must have; it's all you need for extremely fast and reliable culling, direct presentation, as well as for speeding up of the conversion stage of any amounts of any RAW images of every format.
- Display of the actual RAW as well as the actual RAW histogram
- For the first time, a comfortable speed of RAW file viewing (together with histograms), provided by FastRawViewer using the power of modern processors and video cards to process RAW images:
- 6-8 frames per second on a modern desktop computer for files from modern photo cameras (16-36 Mpix, testing was conducted on a mix of shots from recent cameras, SSD recommended for peak performance).
- 24-30 frames per second for CinemaDNG 2.5k on the same equipment (we used Blackmagic Pocket Cinema files for testing).
- Support of almost every single existing RAW format (that is, almost every known digital camera), including native out-of-camera DNG files as well as the files converted to DNG.
- Instant display of RAW files directly from any memory card or other file storage - without customary delays for importing, creating catalogues, libraries, and temporary databases.
- View JPEGs (including embedded JPEG thumbnails) – and also display the histograms.
- The convenience of working with the shots taken in the RAW + JPEG mode, with two files being paired:
- While listing through files, you have the option to ignore the second file in the pair.
- JPEGs (including embedded thumbnails) are considered to be “additional images” and are immediately accessible for viewing.
- When you move a file from the RAW + JPEG pair to another folder, the other file follows.
- And, of course, you can always switch this mode off, if you so choose, and treat the files as separate.
- The possibility of doing a quick visual and technical analysis by:
- Examining the real RAW histogram.
- Assessing the exposure based on:
- Spotlighting of over- and underexposed areas on the shot.
- Over- and underexposure statistics.
- Outlining the in-focus and highly detailed areas on the shot.
- Assessing per-channel exposure and acutance.
- Assessing the noise level in the shadows.
- Time-saver: exposure and white balance adjustments can be made while browsing RAW files and are saved in XMP files so that they can be automatically applied when you open that shot in Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw.
- Time-saver for series, including panoramas: propagation of white balance, exposure, and image orientation adjustments from one shot to the entire series.
- Highly compatible system of assigning labels and ratings to images, including the user-defined labels. Ratings and labels are written into XMP files and are read by Adobe software (and others which acknowledge XMP sidecar files).
- Copying and moving the selected shots into folders chosen by the user.
- Moving the rejected shots into a special folder, which can be reviewed again later.
- Transferring the selected shots for further processing to a user-selected RAW converter directly from FastRawViewer.
- Support for black and white RAW, including shots from cameras converted to b/w by removing the color filter array.
- Warnings when FastRawViewer comes across a damaged RAW file.
- Monitor color profile support, without the loss of image rendering speed.
- Modifying settings to suite your workflow
- You can set your own keyboard (or keyboard+mouse) shortcuts for every action.
- The settings panel allows you to turn off the ones you don’t need, and change the others to your preferences.
What's new in FastRawViewer 1.4.2:
- Bug fixed: exposure/WB adjustment made to file was not shown if you return to this file in same session (XMP was recorded OK, but not refreshed within FRV).
Download: FastRawViewer 126.96.36.1992 (32-bit) | 24.0 MB (Shareware)
Download: FastRawViewer 188.8.131.522 (64-bit) | 26.0 MB
Download: FastRawViewer (Windows XP (SP3) - Vista) 24.0 MB
Download: FastRawViewer (Mac OS X/macOS) 26.0 MB
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