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Last post Author Topic: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?  (Read 19273 times)

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Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« on: April 28, 2009, 05:18:55 PM »
i used to use Maxview because i thought it was free.  but I checked now and see that it's shareware.  is there any freeware that does what maxview does?  I need it to be free so i can use it at work (they won't buy little things like that).  I just need a quick, light program to view photos, so i don't have to use the stupid Windows picture viewer when i double-click pictures.

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 05:25:11 PM »
I was going to say Irfanview...but that is only free for home use also.

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 05:35:42 PM »
To fill in the gap, here is a dc mini-review of MaxView:
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=12089.0

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 05:39:33 PM »
I was going to say Irfanview...but that is only free for home use also.

have you looked at wanted: alternative to FastStone Image Viewer
as to what is suitable for commercial use - that can be pretty difficult to find out!

Maybe ArtSee from that thread?
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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 08:53:40 PM »
there's a free one here, about half way down
also trial versions with more features

http://www.vicman.ne...free/PanandZoom.html

another i haven't tried, free or trial-?
not sure, looks free

http://rehan-pan-zoo...ftware.informer.com/

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 12:22:40 PM »
FuturixImager

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FuturixImager is a compact and customizable image viewer. It is capable of opening more then 50 file types, including all most popular ones (GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, JPEG2000, raw, DNG).
Imager can also print, scan, perform basic editing operations, make screenshots, show camera metadata, import raw camera photos, generate histograms, and much more!

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 12:26:19 PM »
FuturixImager

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FuturixImager is a compact and customizable image viewer. It is capable of opening more then 50 file types, including all most popular ones (GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, JPEG2000, raw, DNG).
Imager can also print, scan, perform basic editing operations, make screenshots, show camera metadata, import raw camera photos, generate histograms, and much more!
(see attachment in previous post)
nice find!!!  Thanks.

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009, 12:29:10 PM »
Imagine

Features:
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- View and save image/animation files with very fast speed
- Support for numerous image/animation file formats:
GIF, BMP, PNG, JPG, TIF, TGA, PCX, ICO, ANI, FLI, and many more...
- Extract single/all frames from animation files
- Show detailed information of image/animation files
- Show EXIF information
- Show or hide transparency
- Unicode support
- Multilingual support:
English, German, Spanish, Russian, Danish, Korean, Chinese, and many more...
- Thumbnail browser
- Capture screen
- Batch conversion
- Slideshow
- Tiled view (check textures for seamless tiling, very useful for game developers/modders)
- Create Multiple page images
- Manipulate and edit images:
+ Flip vertical and horizontal
+ Rotate left, right and free
+ Grayscale
+ Negative
+ Change color depth (1, 4, 8, 16, 24 and 32 bit)
+ Swap colors
+ Resize per pixel, percentage or standard dimensions. Several resample filters available.
+ Effect filters, including a handy Preview browser
+ Import, export and edit palettes
+ Set and remove transparency
+ and more ...
- Customizable shortcuts for Keyboard and Mouse
- Command line parameter support
- Shell extension support
- Add-on plugin support
- Total Commander lister and packer plugin
- Fully optimized binaries (tiny, pure, fast, neat)

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More Screenshots @ http://www.breto.net...ine-screenshots.php#

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 03:15:02 PM »
I installed Imagine last year - just looking I see it's a version from 2006 :huh:
 - there was lots I liked but I stopped using it cause zoom was very awkward

I see it's been updated, might try it again
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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 03:34:34 PM »
I installed Imagine last year - just looking I see it's a version from 2006 :huh:
 - there was lots I liked but I stopped using it cause zoom was very awkward

I see it's been updated, might try it again
What was awkward about it?

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 05:55:06 PM »
MaxView is shareware but its bigger brother is still freeware... how weird.

Oh well, I recommend ArtSee as tomos suggests. Another option could be Universal Viewer, even if it's far more than a picture viewer.

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009, 06:06:20 PM »
MaxView is shareware but its bigger brother is still freeware... how weird.
Ha!  That is weird.

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009, 05:19:33 PM »
to me some of the most important things in a viewer are that you can
  • easily zoom, and
  • easily zoom into a selected area

ArtSee doesnt seem to allow one to zoom into a selected area (?)
It's a very stylish viewer, designery even .. at times this distracts form what it's supposed to do -
I'm talking about the way it fades or changes from one image to the next - the way it does this varies from one image to the next and can be distracting I find. I like the way it zooms out - it makes image smaller but keeps the original image in the back - if you keep reducing image you get more and more layers of images reducing in size. Again, this might be distracting at times, but as I say, I like it.
I notice it says "Free for personal use" on the about page ... (there's also a donate button there)
Maybe I should contact the author and/or donate (I'll be keeping it)

Imagine:
I couldnt install it but the zip version is portable so that works okay
It doesnt seem to allow one to zoom into a selected area either (?)
Tom

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2009, 06:02:19 PM »
Is there any license restriction against XnView?

They have a new multi-platform version in beta right now. Built with Qt4. Looks real nice. I'm going to be testing it over the next week or so.

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2009, 07:41:31 AM »
Is there any license restriction against XnView?

from the download page
XnView & NConvert are provided as Freeware for private non-commercial, educational use and
non-profit organization. Commercial use is not authorized without agreement or ordering
could be worth a shot just to ask?
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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2009, 04:37:14 AM »
Here is a link for the last donationware version of FS MaxView.

Faststone MaxView 2.1

Too bad they went shareware.

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2009, 08:16:34 AM »
http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/

I think MaxView 2.2 is also still freeware.

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009, 10:41:18 AM »
http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/
Weird.  Not one screenshot on their website.  Get with the times, man!

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2009, 03:51:20 PM »
http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/
Weird.  Not one screenshot on their website.  Get with the times, man!

that's hilarious, for an image viewer  lol  doesnt bode well ...
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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2009, 04:45:07 PM »
Well worth looking into Xn View. Very versatile (dependent on your usage)

Features

XnView is a utility for viewing and converting
graphic files.


It has the features :

Import about 400 graphic file formats
Export about 50 graphic file formats
Multipage TIFF, Animated GIF, Animated ICO support
Image IPTC, EXIF metadata support
EXIF auto rotation support
IPTC editing
Resize, rotate, crop support
Lossless rotate & crop (jpeg) support
Adjust brightness, contrast...
Auto levels, contrast
Modify number of colors
Apply filters (blur, average, emboss, ...)
Apply effects (lens, wave, ...)
Fullscreen mode
Slide show with effects
Batch convert, batch rename
Create WEB page easily
Screen capture
Create contact Sheet
Create or edit Multi-page file (TIFF, DCX, LDF)
TWAIN & WIA support (Windows only)
Print support (Windows only)
Drag & Drop support (Windows only)
Compare image side by side
Filmstrip layout
44 languages support (Windows only)
And many many other things...
No Adware, No Spyware


XnView is provided as FREEWARE for private non-commercial or educational use (including non-profit organization)
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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2009, 05:08:46 PM »
XNView is a decent image viewer in general.  I like it.

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2009, 05:15:31 PM »
FastPictureViewer - seriously, it is soooo fast, double-click on an image and bam it's there, left+right clicks do different zooms etc.....

I also use XNView for when I want to see thumbnails of all the photos in a folder, and the XNview Shell Extension so that I see a nice preview whenever I right-click on an image in ANY open/save dialog window :)

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2009, 05:56:24 AM »
FastPictureViewer - seriously, it is soooo fast, double-click on an image and bam it's there, left+right clicks do different zooms etc.....

$30 but FREE 'today' only: http://www.giveawayo...m/fastpictureviewer/

It really is FAST  :up:

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2009, 10:21:07 AM »
$30 but FREE 'today' only: http://www.giveawayo...m/fastpictureviewer/

It really is FAST  :up:

Just what I need...another picture viewer.

But...but...it's free!

:: sigh ::  :: heads off to download ::

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Re: Any freeware alternatives to Faststone MaxView?
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2009, 10:41:27 AM »
I think MaxView 2.2 is also still freeware.
Yes, I think you're correct. Although trying out all these neat apps is certainly fun, there is no reason you have to stop using MaxView because the last freeware version is still "out there".
http://www.321downlo...Freeware/page35.html
EDIT: Ah for use at work, you say. I got it, I got it...now where's my coffee?


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