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FastStone Image Viewer – Powerful Image Browser, Converter and Editor

by Dwarka Rao 4 February 2010 One Comment

Fast Stone Image Viewer is an all in one image management tool which lets you tasks like image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments.

With a user friendly interface and fast performance, this image tool will please you to a great extent. Its interface shows you three different panels, of which one is for navigation, one for thumbnails of all the images in any folder and one for thumbnail image of any particular image.

It offers you with some of unconventional features like making musical slideshow with over 150 transitional effects. And it supports over 20 different graphic formats. Its additional features include drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram.

If you are using the Windows version of Fast Stone Image Viewer, then you can even use the program to convert files in batches. Regardless your expertise on any photo editing tool, this amazing free image editing tool will help you get what you need of your pictures in the easiest possible way.

Features

  • Easy to use as it offers an user friendly interface
  • Performs number of image editing tasks like image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments.
  • Supports number of graphics formats which include BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA, CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF, SRF and DNG
  • Works well on images taken by digital cameras too
  • Offers you with number of skins for user interface
  • Three panel view
  • Convert images from one format to another in batches
  • Create slide shows of the images and add background music to it
  • Compare images side by side

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Performance

This is not just an image editor as it offers much more than photo editing options like create slideshows, converting images. The program is quite fast and offers you seamless performance.

Reliability

There are only few such programs which offer you with so many versatile options apart from conventional photo editing tools, Fast Stone Image Viewer is one of them.

Interface

I will not term its interface a complex one, in fact it offers a complete interface. It features a three panel interface with a toolbar having shortcuts to almost all the functions available.

Misc

This is a powerful photo management tool because apart from image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments tasks, this tool lets you convert images from one format to another and even offers you to create slideshows of your images and add music to it.

Pros

  • Complete photo editing tool in every sense
  • Very fast in processing
  • Offers integrated image converter

Cons

  • Its user interface might look like a clustered one but once you get used to it, you can make the best use of it

Conclusion

Regardless your skills with any image editing tool, Fast Stone Image Viewer is a must have tool. If you love playing with images, then this tool will help you play better. It is one single all in one image management tool which lets you perform all the possible functions on images like cropping, resizing, editing, converting, zooming, printing, scanning and many more.

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  • Pradeep bhaskar said:

    send to me best software

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