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aparmley
07-08-2006, 12:08 PM
Does anyone use this image viewer at all [Fastone Image Viewer (http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm)]?

An excerpt from their page:


"FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touch the four edges of the screen. Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more. 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). "

Its pretty fast to render your images as well - I've been using it in place of windows picture and fax viewer.

Here is the basic layout after selecting the windows XP silver skin:

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/80266066-L.jpg

That is my start up folder above which I changed in the following settings menu screen:

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/80266094-L.jpg

I changed the size and shape of thumbnail previews here:

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/80266110-L.jpg

Here is a folder view of some RAW folders:

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/80266144-L.jpg

Renders RAW thumbnails about the same speed windows does jpegs:
http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/80266191-L.jpg

double click an image to get a full screen preview:

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/80266231-L.jpg

They have a magnifier tool as well:

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/80266256-L.jpg

Another cool feature is the edit with external program command found under the right click menu - here I've added photoshop to open the filename and RSP to open the path - the folder in which this image resides - it works flawlessly:

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/80266291-L.jpg

Here is the screen where I set up the edit with external program command:

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/80266315-L.jpg

While in full screen preview mode rolling your mouse to either of the four sides provides access to other tools and such. Here you can see if I roll my mouse to the right side of an image EXIF data is displayed:

http://parmley.smugmug.com/photos/80266372-L.jpg

Like I said I just use it for image viewing/browsing. If you are fed up with windows picture and fax viewer or just want something a little more polished, give it a try - its free!

cdifoto
07-08-2006, 12:40 PM
I think I may download that. :)

aparmley
07-08-2006, 07:48 PM
Give it a try Don - its free. . .

I'm still searching for that nicely equiped smooth operating very nicely priced DAM [Digital Asset Management] suite. . . Bridge is nice . . . but something about it, I just don't use it anymore . . .

RSP doesn't do jpegs. . . so in a way I want something that can work with RSP. RSP is my RAW viewer - I needed a jpeg viewer that in a way can work with RSP - this sorta can. I can view my converted JPEGs and if there is something I don't like about it or forgot to do or whatever else, I can just use the edit in external program command I set up and bam RSP opens to the folder in which the RAWs are held - thats nicer than bridge or Windows P & F viewer.

:cool:

Rhys
07-08-2006, 08:31 PM
It's nice but it does not allow you to change the values in your RAW files. It does a straight translation and selects max sharpness, max color etc.

aparmley
07-08-2006, 08:51 PM
It's nice but it does not allow you to change the values in your RAW files. It does a straight translation and selects max sharpness, max color etc.

I'm not aware of any editing features - not using it for that. Just an image browser.

cdifoto
07-09-2006, 12:08 AM
I downloaded it and like it. I just need to get used to using it instead of just opening the folders the default way. Habit.