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Author Topic: FastStone Image Viewer  (Read 5875 times)

rgdot

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FastStone Image Viewer
« on: January 29, 2013, 06:04:07 PM »
After ~1.5 years, a new version!  :)

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Version 4.7 (January 28, 2013)
Added Touch Interface (tap, swipe, pinch) support throughout the application
Added a new mouse gesture to move between images: Click at the bottom part of the preview window to switch to the next/preview image

and more
http://www.faststone...g/FSViewerDetail.htm

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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 01:25:13 AM »
Nice, it is a very good piece of software considering it's free for home use :Thmbsup:.

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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 06:39:03 AM »
Does it finally support Unicode file names?

I remember having a lot of issues with these in the past.

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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 11:57:34 AM »
Thanks very much, rgdot, for posting this info.  I'm not sure why, but I keep switching from one image viewer to another.  Last year I finally bought ACDSee 15, though I no longer remember why.  And a quick look at FastStone makes me wonder again why I bought ACDSee.  FastStone looks very attractive. 

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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 04:06:00 PM »
I used Faststone simply as a viewer in the past and liked it a lot. They paid a lot of attention to interface which was nice :-*
Never have used any of it's other features.

@cyberdiva, ACDSee must surely (?) have more comprehensive management features.
I know it's editor has gotten a very good review (dc summary comparing it to Lightroom but negative about interface, which could be the killer blow - against it I mean).
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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 02:09:19 AM »
I am still using v.4.6 , its great, beats Ashampoo Photo Commander any version, photo editing is great too, viewing digital comics, etc etc, i only wish it was a tad faster like Irfanview, i can't think of any reason why not to use it.... :Thmbsup:
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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 03:43:11 AM »
i only wish it was a tad faster like Irfanview

do you use both? If yes,
I'm curious what you'd use each one for - when or why you would choose to open one instead of the other?
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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 04:08:23 AM »
do you use both? If yes,
I'm curious what you'd use each one for - when or why you would choose to open one instead of the other?

I use Irfanview, if the images are not too big ( i mean in length ),for faster viewing of images and if the images contain large information and needs a magnifier and for short editing Faststone is the default choice for me, i tried Ashampoo Photo commander, to view 15 jpg images named serially from 1-15 and guess what, after reaching #4 i try to view the next image , it would jump to image #7 its all haphazard, tried it with even Ashampoo Photo v.10, just for a photo editing and viewing its bloated.
Their are few things which is good like batch renaming short editing, with little better aesthetic feel etc but little more bloated. I don't have it anymore.  :-\
Faststone never shown this bug, its stable as bedrock. Batch renaming works beautifully, croping and texting an image work fine,,,ideal choice for viewing digital comics.
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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 04:48:37 AM »
I use MaxView (last free version).

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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 10:41:48 PM »
@cyberdiva, ACDSee must surely (?) have more comprehensive management features.
I know it's editor has gotten a very good review (dc summary comparing it to Lightroom but negative about interface, which could be the killer blow - against it I mean).

tomos, I suspect I haven't really given ACDSee a fair trial.  Two things turned me off at the start.  In part because of the enthusiastic reviews here on DC, I decided to take advantage of a special offer.  But when I went to buy the program, they wanted more than the price they had advertised.  I had to exchange a number of email messages before they agreed to let me pay the price they'd advertised.  And then, less than two weeks later, they came out with a new version.  I assumed I'd get that version for free, since I had bought the previous version so recently.  But the company insisted that I pay for it as an upgrade.  After a rather heated exchange of messages (heated on my part), they finally agreed that I was entitled to the new version at no additional cost.   These experiences somewhat soured my feelings about the company and, possibly, about the program.  

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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2013, 04:27:47 AM »
^ yeah, that's *not* nice - even if they did give it to you in the end. I had the same experience (described in that link I gave above) but I got so ticked off I didnt take it any further.

But hey, cyberdiva - I think you may have gotten them to change their ways!! :)
They currently have an offer of $54.99, if I follow through on it, it's converted to €43.99 which is only your usual relatively minor exchange-rate rip-off, (lets see, they make $3.50 extra there)**. The last time I tried, the "conversion" into euros magically transformed the $59 offer into the equivalent of $96 - that was when I gave up.


** edit/ my maths were wrong :-[ that converts back to $60 so they take $6 for the favour of converting to euros - not good, but still not as bad as my last experience...
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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 07:38:32 AM »
That thing still exists?

I switched from IrfanView (still used for batch conversion) to nomacs (and ported it to FreeBSD) a while back. I had a short glance at Faststone. It was ugly.

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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 10:25:51 AM »
Nice to see it update!
I like the full screen photo interface, with the tools that appears moving the mouse on the borders.
The only thing I miss for a quick touch up is a white balance adjust with a gray peeker.

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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 11:29:42 AM »
I will have another look at Faststone.

Used to use ACDSee for years but gave when consistent rendering bugs with Canon RAW images persisted across numerous paid upgrades. Every time I reported the bug they said it would be fixed in the next version, which of course they didn't supply to annoyed customers for free. Eventually I gave up.

I now use Lightroom, but it would be useful to have a lighter browser and quick touchup tool that works.

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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 09:45:16 PM »
Photoshop as an image viewer? Wow.

When it comes to lightweight, probably still nothing beats nomacs.
BTW, are you a spambot? @ your URL.

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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2013, 05:12:54 AM »
I deeply like JpegView. It's simple, fast, and in my PC the colors appear fresh, as if they were slightly damp.
All that in a program 2 mb large.
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Re: FastStone Image Viewer
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2013, 06:13:45 AM »
Been using Xnview after I tried to use the windows live photo thing.
Live worked for a short time but when I needed it, it did not perform.