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Author Topic: Any FastStone fans out there?  (Read 3460 times)

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Any FastStone fans out there?
« on: July 03, 2007, 10:37:11 PM »
In one of the threads, several members spoke highly of FastStone Image Viewer. therefore i was inclined to try it out and so far it seems to be worth the while but for a minor error message. the message appears whenever i key-in the path manually on the address bar and start viewing..

so, any ideas on how to avoid this? i've emailed the developers some time ago but there's no response so far.. here's the screenshot..


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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 05:14:43 AM »
Works for folders when I do it. Individual files I get this:

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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 12:20:53 PM »
...and I have been using it for a while and not encountered ANY problems.

If you do give up on it, you might give XnView a look. It is another freeware program with similar functionality.

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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007, 12:25:05 PM »
My 3.3 Beta 2 version is like Nighted's: It will do folders but not files.

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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007, 12:28:05 PM »
My 3.3 Beta 2 version is like Nighted's: It will do folders but not files.

Good point Curt! I didn't think to mention that I am using v3.2.

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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007, 07:44:51 PM »
I didn't think to mention that I am using v3.2.

I'm also using v3.2
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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007, 09:02:42 PM »
in that case, i'll give 3.3 beta a try to see if this problem persists..

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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007, 09:22:32 PM »
hmm.. no luck at that version too.. can anyone drop a mail on my behalf since i'm not sure whether the authors received the one i sent earlier.. :)

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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2007, 11:07:47 AM »
It seems that 3.3 Beta 2 will search for a folder when it should be searching for a file; if one removes the filename there is no problem. lanux128 (and/or others); was/is the problem in version 3.2 with both folders and files, or files alone?
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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2007, 11:49:24 AM »
For the original question, I'm a bit more of an ALSee fan. :)

But don't think that I'm not just a tad bias. :)
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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2007, 01:04:01 AM »
if i just paste or key-in the folder path (without the filename), it works fine but when i'm browsing the images, then only this error pops-up - "The parameter is incorrect" (see my screenshot on top). of course, if filename is included, then the error that Nighted mentioned appears.. :)

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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2007, 05:03:24 PM »
For the original question, I'm a bit more of an ALSee fan. :)

But don't think that I'm not just a tad bias. :)
I am not as biased as you, but I too prefer the ALTools selections.  It is that "evil" ALZip that got me stuck on ALTools line of products...Nice work.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2007, 05:54:13 AM »
i also tried ALZip for some time and while it was impressive, i couldn't tear away from WinRAR - more of a habit rather partisanism.. :)

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Re: Any FastStone fans out there?
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2007, 10:06:49 AM »
Yes, well, I never had that handicap.  ;D

I almost always make self-extracting files (SFX) and/or zip for compatibility since work has a site license for WinZip, but I never liked it much.  Don't really know why, just found SFX much easier to work with than WinZip's self-extractor.  The fact that ALZip extracts all these formats and can create several of them is just a huge bonus for me.  For me, the SFX creation and the zip format are the deal breakers, and when ALZip can do that much more cheaply then WinRAR or WinZip, I am sold.  Now if only I could convince the company of that  ;)

I am just curious when or even if, it will support 7z creation.  Renegade, do you have any insight to that?