Add Effects, Enhance Images

by Rohit Khurana on October 17, 2010


We click so many photos in our daily life to keep the good memories alive in them. All the photos clicked are not equally good. Some of them are trashed whereas some needs a bit of editing. There are many softwares available for viewing your images and editing them.

But these softwares are very complicated and it takes hours first to understand them and then, in editing. For this, there is a freeware called FastStone Image Viewer which is a fast, stable and easy to use image browser, converter and editor.

FastStone Image Viewer is a complete package which provides a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments. This application is compatible with windows 7, vista, xp and 2000.

After installation, the main window will appear like this. at first, you have to select the folder where your images are stored by browsing from the top-left window. You can also download images from the camera or card reader using the 1st icon of camera present on the extreme left side.


The preview of the image can be seen on the bottom-left window whereas the options for viewing the images or videos are present at the top of the folder which contains your images.


It supports all major graphic 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).


It  includes a high quality magnifier fro better viewing of images. Other features for editing are resizing, cropping, rotating, comparing of two selected images view full size and screen capture. All these features can be used easily by just using the respective icon present in the toolbar at the top of the main window.


You can directly take print of the image using this tool. Also, you can email the desired set of images if you want. using the respective options. The Email option will open this new window which also provides some editing features of resizing, compressing and renaming.


The tool also provide a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects and image annotation. You can use this option in the ‘Slide show builder’ in the ‘Create’ option.

Also, it can be used for scanning the board if required.


The application is a multi-lingual and comes with various skins which can be used in the option of ‘skin’ and ‘language’ in ‘settings’ option.

Download FastStone Image Viewer

Also, read article about similar tool on Modify Images In Batches Mode Easily.

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