Free, Fast & Easy Image Viewer
By Leo Notenboom
Note from PC Pitstop: We recently asked our TechTalk contributors to recommend a favorite FREE application or tool that they currently use. This post is Leo Notenboom’s response to our request..
There are many image viewing tools available. FastStone Image Viewer is free, fast, easy to use and includes several commonly used editing features.
After the demise of Firehand Ember, my previous favorite image viewing program, I began searching for a suitable replacement. Window’s built in “Picture and Fax Viewer” just doesn’t cut it for me.
After much experimentation with various products in this class, I’ve settled on FastStone Image Viewer.
FastStone includes not only basic display and print ability, but also a number of simple modification tools, a slideshow creator, a contact sheet creator and more.
At it’s heart, FastStone, like many similar products, is much like a Windows Explorer tailored for viewing photos. Fire it up and you’ll get the familiar navigation tree on the left, and images on the right:
This excerpt appears with permission from Leo Notenboom.