FastStone Image Viewer is a free, powerful image viewer enriched with numerous useful features. FastStone Image viewer views and edits images, makes a photo slideshow with music, creates desktop wallpapers, works with scanners and much more. The list of helpful tools wrapped in a free for home use image viewer is impressive.
Everyone who works with piles of digital images, scanned faxes, PDF-documents, Photoshop files, and other stuff of that kind is familiar with standard Microsoft Document Viewer. Say it frankly, is it enough? If yes, skip this post, if no, go on reading.
I’ll ask the question and I’ll answer it myself basing on my personal experience. What a good viewer program should possess so that its users would run about and enthusiastically tell everybody how good it is?
Tick off points on your fingers. The perfect viewer has to:
- support a manifold of formats as there are plenty of exotic ones specific for various parts of the world;
- have a user-friendly interface (someone can object that it applies to all programs but I meant a big clear space left for image viewing);
- have a tool set to process files;
- be sold at a reasonable price and ideally be free of charge;
- offer some small but pleasant features as a compliment;
- have a multilingual support.
I have just downloaded the latest version of the program and was expecting to overview the common 20 or 30 page samples to place your pics in various configurations. And I was shocked when I had to grab my mobile and switch on the calculator to count the exact mosaic templates number.
EXIF stands for “exchangeable image file format”. It’s the additional information that includs camera settings and scene details, for example, date and time when a photo was taken, shutter speed, focal length, exposure compensation, whether a flash was used. Only images in JPEG and TIFF formats have exif data. However, it’s not a problem as most of modern digital cameras save shots in JPEG. Continue reading “Exif Data is a Gold Mine of Image Information”
Pixable is an online photo viewing application that finds photos across all popular social networks and sorts them out. The pictures are divided into different categories (Top of the Day, Top of the Week, Top of the Month, etc.) depending on their revelance to the user.
Unlike ordinary digital cameras, advanced DSLR photo cameras shoot fabulous pictures. In order to get best quality of your images, professional photographers recommend to change photo saving settings from JPEG to RAW format. If you have just bought your first Nikon or Canon DSLR cam and feel puzzled over image formats dilemma, this post is for you.