FastStone Image Viewer 5.8 Fileforum Pick

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (1370 votes)


Windows (All) / Freeware / 195,085 downloads

FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer, converter and editor with an easy to use interface and a nice array of features that include resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks and more. It also includes an intuitive full-screen mode that provides quick access to EXIF information and thumbnail browser via hidden toolbars that emerge when you touch the edge of your screen with the mouse. Other features include a high quality magnifier and built-in slideshow with 60+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Supports dual instances. Now you can run two image viewers at the same time, drag and drop images between them, and compare images from different folders side by side

    - Added an option to show/hide filenames when comparing images

    - Added right-click menu on EXIF list to Copy EXIF to Clipboard

    - Displays MP4 and MOV thumbnails on Windows 10

    - Updated RAW format library

    - Many other small improvements and bug fixes

Reviews of FastStone Image Viewer

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.7 (Jun 8, 2016)

    This is one of the first programs I install after installing Windows.
    It's a marvellous program!

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.4 (Aug 10, 2015)

    This is one of the best programs I've ever used!!

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.2 (Oct 5, 2014)

    Hilbert, I think rating FSIV down for such a relatively silly feature is not sensible. But what's worse is that FSIV does have this feature. Hold Ctrl, use the mouse to select the desired rectangular area, then click inside that area. FSIV crops the image to the selection and zooms into it. I'm not sure if this feature was added after your review, but I think it has been there all along.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.0 (Mar 3, 2014)

    I totally agree with uberfly.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.0 (Mar 3, 2014)

    Insanely great, especially for free. Glad it's still being improved.

Discuss FastStone Image Viewer

  1. Nov 18, 2009 - 11:35 PM

    Multiple Instances: From my time as a windows-programming professional it was quite easy to allow multiple instances, does anyone know why FS is without support for multiple instances ?
    Or did it get really complicated with the modern Windows-Versions?

    I definitely hope to see this feature to start more than one instance.