FastStone MaxView 3.3 for Windows

by FastStone Soft

Avg. Rating 4.5 (59 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.3 MB
License Shareware, $19.95
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,379
Publisher FastStone Soft
Homepage FastStone MaxView

Publisher's Description

FastStone MaxView is a tiny, very fast and innovative image viewer that supports all major graphic formats. Its intuitive layout and commands allow everyone, from beginners to professionals, to view and manipulate images quickly and efficiently.

Latest Reviews

drorharari

drorharari reviewed v3.1 on Feb 4, 2017

FastStone MaxView is a great photo viewer, way better than the built-in viewer provided with Windows. Their free image viewer is also very good but buying this one also helps FastStone pay the bills which is important if you want to get new versions (unfortunately, while they do update the software, they don't provide release notes to it's hard to tell what have changed).

thartist

thartist reviewed v2.5 on Jun 21, 2011

I don't see how this one is shareware in windows with it's bigger brother FS Image Viewer being free
A fine and simple image viewer, would be almost the only decent image viewer if it was released as freeware for linux, or the very only one if they ported it's bigger brother. Just a thought...

boony

boony reviewed v2.3 on Dec 7, 2008

My favorite image viewer. Fast and light. A good replacement for Windows Picture Viewer. I especially like the editing feature that allows me to open the displayed image in FSViewer (still free) or Photoshop.

I hope they revert back to freeware, but they haven't in the case of FSCapture.
In the mean time, you can still get v 2.2 over at File Hippo, or v 2.1 at Brothersoft (choose the second link that downloads directly from FastStone).
I wasn't sure if it was OK to post the links or not. Just Google for FastStone Maxview version 2.2 or 2.1.

Incidentally, why take off points for File Forum's mistake? The FastStone site clearly marks this as shareware.

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v2.3 on Dec 4, 2008

MaxView 2.3 is a 45 day trial. I've seen FastStone do this before and then immediately revert back to freeware. Just in case, hold on to 2.2 as I haven't noticed any difference other than RAR/ZIP support.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v2.2 on Nov 3, 2008

Great quick image viewer but why did they remove the boarderless window??

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.2 on Nov 3, 2008

One of THE best quick-view apps ever built. The other is Gwenview for Linux. Well worth a donation.

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v2.2 on Nov 3, 2008

The excellent crop board from other Faststone apps has been added to Maxview. Perfect for me as I often need to do quick crops and don't want to open anything other than the image itself.

Comparing this to XnView is like comparing Notepad to Word. This is for the instant viewing of images without loading a ton of thumbnails.

Niksa, I have a Canon and have no problems viewing my photos.

Stingray57

Stingray57 reviewed v2.2 on Nov 3, 2008

It's ok, but XNVIEW is better and it's also freeware.

arjesus

arjesus reviewed v2.2 on Nov 3, 2008

Oh man!
I loved the way MaxView were, w/o window and bordless! It is supposed to be a viewe only, now it has a "draw" option and it looks just like others viewers...
I guess i'm goin to use IrfanView, at least it has more options

Niksa

Niksa reviewed v2.1 on Aug 24, 2008

Simple and fast, but I found that it can't handle some JPEG photos from Canon & Olympus digital cameras so I started thinking about replacement

Avg. Rating 4.5 (59 votes)
Your Rating
drorharari

drorharari reviewed v3.1 on Feb 4, 2017

FastStone MaxView is a great photo viewer, way better than the built-in viewer provided with Windows. Their free image viewer is also very good but buying this one also helps FastStone pay the bills which is important if you want to get new versions (unfortunately, while they do update the software, they don't provide release notes to it's hard to tell what have changed).

thartist

thartist reviewed v2.5 on Jun 21, 2011

I don't see how this one is shareware in windows with it's bigger brother FS Image Viewer being free
A fine and simple image viewer, would be almost the only decent image viewer if it was released as freeware for linux, or the very only one if they ported it's bigger brother. Just a thought...

boony

boony reviewed v2.3 on Dec 7, 2008

My favorite image viewer. Fast and light. A good replacement for Windows Picture Viewer. I especially like the editing feature that allows me to open the displayed image in FSViewer (still free) or Photoshop.

I hope they revert back to freeware, but they haven't in the case of FSCapture.
In the mean time, you can still get v 2.2 over at File Hippo, or v 2.1 at Brothersoft (choose the second link that downloads directly from FastStone).
I wasn't sure if it was OK to post the links or not. Just Google for FastStone Maxview version 2.2 or 2.1.

Incidentally, why take off points for File Forum's mistake? The FastStone site clearly marks this as shareware.

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v2.3 on Dec 4, 2008

MaxView 2.3 is a 45 day trial. I've seen FastStone do this before and then immediately revert back to freeware. Just in case, hold on to 2.2 as I haven't noticed any difference other than RAR/ZIP support.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v2.2 on Nov 3, 2008

Great quick image viewer but why did they remove the boarderless window??

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.2 on Nov 3, 2008

One of THE best quick-view apps ever built. The other is Gwenview for Linux. Well worth a donation.

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v2.2 on Nov 3, 2008

The excellent crop board from other Faststone apps has been added to Maxview. Perfect for me as I often need to do quick crops and don't want to open anything other than the image itself.

Comparing this to XnView is like comparing Notepad to Word. This is for the instant viewing of images without loading a ton of thumbnails.

Niksa, I have a Canon and have no problems viewing my photos.

Stingray57

Stingray57 reviewed v2.2 on Nov 3, 2008

It's ok, but XNVIEW is better and it's also freeware.

arjesus

arjesus reviewed v2.2 on Nov 3, 2008

Oh man!
I loved the way MaxView were, w/o window and bordless! It is supposed to be a viewe only, now it has a "draw" option and it looks just like others viewers...
I guess i'm goin to use IrfanView, at least it has more options

Niksa

Niksa reviewed v2.1 on Aug 24, 2008

Simple and fast, but I found that it can't handle some JPEG photos from Canon & Olympus digital cameras so I started thinking about replacement

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v2.1 on Aug 20, 2008

What debonair said, MaxView rules! My main image viewer for over 3 years running.

Not totally perfect though... Still doesn't display images with unicode characters and also doesn't display the file name for GIF files. Also, there's no setting to hide hidden files. I also agree with the other reviewer about wallpapers.

debonair

debonair reviewed v2.1 on Jun 25, 2008

small, fast. best there is for a viewer I have been able to find. A previous favorite was an early Acdsee 3 version. For a bit I used Irfanview as well, but Irfan's interface is too klunky, and Acdsee had shareware issues. MaxView rules.

Carlospr

Carlospr reviewed v2.1 on May 26, 2008

Great program!

I just miss a way to set current displayed image as the wallpaper.

manogamez

manogamez reviewed v2.1 on Feb 18, 2008

Ever since I upgraded to Vista from XP I've always missed one thing, the image viewer. While the extra editing tools offered by the vista "Gallery" program are nice for simple photography, my work demands atleast paint.net or photoshop. Moreover, the new Vista gallery viewer is not only useless, but also VERY slow and bloated.
That's where this work of art comes in. I've been searching for a while for a simplistic viewer that can mimic the XP functionality and speed. With MaxView I've not only found just that but a LOT more than I had hoped for! Light, fast, BEAUTIFUL, simple, powerful, and precise. A round of virtual applause is needed here. Hurray!

polarpop

polarpop reviewed v2.1 on Nov 10, 2007

Works great in Vista! Fast and simple.

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