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.
- Batch processing dialogs can be maximized
- Supports mouse Forward/Backward buttons
- Supports F11 key to switch between full screen and windowed mode
- Improved algorithm for conversion to 1-bit color depth
- Improved memory management to handle larger images
- Other minor improvements and bug fixes
Reviewing 6.2 (Feb 20, 2017)
Still the best of its kind!
Reviewing 5.9 (Sep 15, 2016)
Great program, cant fault it. Worth anyone with photos installing it.
Reviewing 5.7 (Jun 8, 2016)
This is one of the first programs I install after installing Windows.
It's a marvellous program!
Reviewing 5.4 (Aug 10, 2015)
This is one of the best programs I've ever used!!
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.
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.