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.

FastStone Free Image Viewer

Image Viewing

FastStone Image Viewer supports multiple photo formats: BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, PSD, EPS, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA, RAW (CRW, CR2, NEF, RAF, ORF, ARW, DNG).

It displays pictures in Windows Explorer-like manner. On the left side, you see a catalogue tree with your photo destinations. On the right side, you view images of the selected folder. You may use a picture preview window in the left-hand bottom corner. Apply magnifying glass to the image preview with one click of the mouse to see the image closer. The image details (resolution, image format, name, date) are shown below the preview screen.

Photo Editing

Use the upper toolbar to edit photos. Top FastStone features for image editing enables you to:

  • resize and crop images;
  • flip images with lossless JPEG rotation function;
  • adjust lightning, image contrast and saturation;
  • remove red eyes from your photos;
  • add text, draw lines on images;
  • heal old photos with Clone stamp heal tool;
  • copy image area with Clone stamp to change image background or replace image parts;
  • apply photo effects such as black and white photos, sepia or negative images hidden under Color tab;

Photo Slideshows

FastStone Free Photo Slideshow

To make a photo slide show with music is really easy. Select a photo folder or photos. Click “Slideshow” button on the upper toolbar. Choose background color, apply one of 156 photo transition effects, browse music file and click “Play” to enjoy your photos with good music. Unfortunately, there is no way to burn the photo slideshow onto DVD with FastStone Image Viewer.

Additional handy FastStone Image Viewer Features

Last but not the least useful photo processing features are: image printing, screenshot making, scanner images support, integrated email option, photo tagging, photo downloads, batch image conversion and bulk photo renaming.

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