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FastStone 4.6 Free Image Viewer, Editor, Converter Review for Windows 7

FastStone Image Viewer is an freeware program for viewing, editing and converting images. It works quickly and you can browse for your favorite pictures. Installation of this software is fast and it has a user friendly and intuitive interface which makes it easier to learn it operations. No assistance is required for using this program, even beginners find it quite self-explanatory.It supports many popular image formats such as PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP etc. and can also saves images as PDF files. Its interface is based on explorer, so navigation is never a problem. Once you find the images folder, its content will open as thumbnails. You can select any of the image by double clicking it and it will automatically open in full screen, now you can perform your actions on this image e.g. resizing, cropping, rotating etc.

What is new in this Version?

  • Improvements in the “Acquire Images from Scanner” tool.
  • Some minor improvements and bug fixes.

1. Windows Explorer Like User Interface

Faststone Image Viewer has an interface which is familiar to that of Windows Explorer which makes it more intuitive and easier to use. It is quite easier to locate the images folder and viewing, editing and converting pictures with this kind of interface.

2. Supports Popular Image Formats

This utility supports many popular image formats like it open images of type; JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PNG, TGA, PSD, JPEG2000, WMF, CUR, EPS and ICO. It save images of type; JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, PCX, TIFF, TGA, PDF and JPEG2000.

3. Powerful Image Editing Tools

This application has multiple image modification tools like Resize/resample, rotate/flip, crop, sharpen/blur, brightness/contrast, etc. It has eleven resampling algorithms for choice. Then it has various adjustment tools which adjust lighting, colors, curves, levels etc. Furthermore, it has Healing Brush and Clone Stamp.

4. Special Effects

It consists of special effects like watermark, annotation, drop shadow, framing, bump map, lens, morph, waves, oil painting, sketch and much more. It also produces natural looking end result with its superior Red-Eye effect removal or reduction.

5. Color Effects

It can give various color effects like gray scale, sepia, negative, Red/Green/Blue adjustment. It also has histogram display with color counter feature.

6. Slideshow

It can create beautiful slideshows with more than 150 transition effects and music support with files like MP3, WAV etc.

7. Image Management

Wonderful image management ability along with tagging capability, drag-and-drop and Copy To/Move To folder support.

8. Screen Capturing Ability

FastStone Image viewer has versatile screen capturing ability like Paint application in windows.

9. One Keystroke Work

FastStone can run your favorite programs with one Keystroke from within image viewer.

10. Batch Processing and Mouse Wheel Support

It has configurable batch processing and configurable mouse wheel support.

11. Image Attachments and Print Images

Create efficient Image Attachments for emailing to family and friends and Print Images with full page-layout control.

12. Portable Version

Offers portable version of the program which can be run from a removable storage device.