Image Browser: FastStone

Faststone Image Viewer
Faststone Image Viewer

FastStone is from far my favorite Image Browser (since ACDSee started to become a monster pointlessly full over overkill features). It’s also a Freeware for non-commercial use.

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As an Image Browser, FastStone is really light and fast while supporting many graphic formats, including obvious ones (gif, jpeg, png, pcx, tiff) but also ico, camera raw files, …

It comes with some other small pieces of software that I use each time I transfer photos from my camera to my NAS.

  • An ultra light and quick Image Viewer. I like this one as it opens in seconds (full screen or windowed, as configured) when double clicking an image in Windows Explorer. Next, moving the mouse to screen edges, menu appears with the most common actions such as cropping, resizing, opening the image with an external tools (ex.: Paint.Net :)), …
  • a batch Image Renamer supporting “expressions”, search & replace, renaming preview, …
  • a batch Image Converter supporting resizing, Lossless JPEG rotations, color adjustments, auto-rotate based on EXIF information…

FastStone also offers Side-by-side Image Comparison, Red-Eye removal, musical slideshow with transitions, …







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