January 20th, 2007 by Keith

FastStone Image Viewer 2.9

Posted in Graphics, Site News, Utilities, Windows

FastStone Image Viewer

Since the previous post a few months ago, the latest version of Fast Stone Image Viewer 2.9 is now released.

Tired of using Paint or image viewer that comes with Microsoft XP? On the other hand, is ACDSee too expensive a product to spend your money on? This is where FastStone Viewer gives you a powerful experience of a fast, stable, user-friendly and personalised image viewer. Besides providing a preview of images, it is also an image converter and an editor, with a bundle of cool features to manage your images, such as photo comparison, red-eye removal, resizing, emailing and colour adjustment.

The full-screen interface provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and a couple of other useful functions, via hidden toolbars that appear when you roll your mouse over the four edges of the screen. In addition, the application offers high quality magnification and musical slideshow with over 150 transitional effects, lossless transition, drop shadow effects, and more which you would normally encounter with an image editor.

FastStone Image Viewer supports all major graphics formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA) and popular digital camera RAW formats (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF, SRF and DNG).

Changes in v2.9

  • * Enhanced Draw Board (previously called Text Board)
  • * Added Download from Memory Card. Now it is possible to use FastStone Image Viewer to transfer images from your digital camera’s memory card to your computer
  • * Added new frame masks in Wallpaper Anywhere – Thanks to Albert Hansen and Lu Wei
  • * Fixed some bugs

Some Capabilities of FastStone Image Viewer

  • # Common image formats support, including loading of JPEG, JPEG2000, GIF, BMP, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, CUR, TGA and saving to JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF, GIF, PCX, BMP, PNG, TGA
  • # Digital camera RAW formats support, including CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF and DNG
  • # Full screen viewer with Select – Zoom support
  • # Crystal clear and customizable magnifier
  • # Resizing, flipping, rotating, cropping, emailing and color adjusting tools
  • # Powerful crop-board that crops images into pre-defined and customized print sizes
  • # Image EXIF metadata support
  • # Batch image converter/resizer
  • # Slideshow with 150+ transitional effects and MP3/WAV/MIDI/WMA background music support
  • # Compare images side by side
  • # Undo, Redo and Mouse Wheel support
  • # Image Annotation (text, arrowed line, watermark etc.)
  • # Simple and effective red-eye removal

This (installation) application is less than 4MB is size, which is comparatively small, yet well-equipped with most features that one would likely to use. So, why pay more for stuffs which you aren’t going to use?

Available FREE, FastStone Image Viewer 2.9 can be downloaded from the link below.

Download Link
FastStone Image Viewer 2.9.

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