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FastStone Image Viewer 7.5
Recommended

View, edit and convert your image collection quickly and easily with this powerful tool

Rating:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
License:
Free, for personal-use only
Developer:
FastStone Soft
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Audio, Video & Photo
Date Updated:
11 March 2020
Downloads To Date:
10068
Languages:
English
Download Size:
5.58 MB

Imagine the scenario: you've got dozens of photos scattered across your hard drive, all in a variety of sizes and file formats. You want to place them all in the same folder, in the same format and perhaps even rename them for good measure. Perhaps they all need to be the same size, or you'd like to add a watermark. What are you going to do? You could open each file individually and perform the same repetitive actions on each, or you could go looking for a tool to do the hard work for you.

FastStone Image Viewer is - as the name suggests - a tool for viewing images, but that does it a massive disservice. It features some nifty editing tools, plus has a contact sheet builder, enabling you to quickly and easily print out thumbnail previews of a collection of images. But where the program really stands apart is with its batch-processing capabilities. It enables you to quickly convert a group of selected images from one format to another. You can save them all to a different folder, and rename them too.

Tick the Advanced options box, and you open up a whole wealth of options: resize, rotate, crop, change colour depth and DPI, adjust lighting and colours, add a border, and watermark your images with text or an image. Once you've set things up, click Convert and watch the program do in seconds what would take you minutes or even hours to achieve on your own.

What's new in 7.5 (history)?

- Added dark (almost black) theme. Now there are 3 themes (Bright, Gray and Dark) under Settings menu
- Added support for audio formats, which can be enabled in the Video tab of Settings window
- Many other minor improvements and bug fixes

Verdict:

 You can take or leave the program's viewing and editing options, but as a batch conversion tool - that's free for personal use to boot - we've yet to find an equal.

Your Comments & Opinion

The best
29 September 2018 09:52, John Joseph
Great, the best, I donate.
FastStone Image Viewer
05 April 2011 03:04, Michael Kickbusch
This is one of (if not) the best image viewers available. The ability to view multitple images and review the EXIF and Histograms so you can compare the details is great for those who are learning all about digital photography. It is so good that I am going to donate some money for this program.
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