FastStone provides four different photo software programs. It allows you to organize and edit your photos, view, capture, resize and create an image of the screen of your PC. Those are 4 different programs which you can download separate from FastStone.com.
FastStone Image Viewer
This program is very user-friendly which has a nice overview and can edit, view and manage all your images. You can make some simple photo editing like: resize, crop, rotate, color correction and red-eye correction. Another function is to paste photos together to create a panoramic picture.
FastStone Image Viewer allows you to convert images to other file formats, including batch conversion, like JPEG, TIFF, POISON, PCX, BMP, PNG and TGA.
With FastStone Image Viewer you can manage and view pictures and images on your PC on an easy way. Just go to the folders where you want to browse, and all your photos are displayed immediately. You can create slide shows of groups of images including background music. It can download images directly from Card Reader, Usb stick, CD/DVD or Camera. For adding text, graphics or watermarks you can use the Draw Board, this is a simple editing tool.
Compared to the other photo editing software, the full screen mode has a lot of options. In full screen you can move your mouse to different corners to see different control panels. On the right side there is the File and Attributes window, here you can see information about the image like EXIF, Histograms and comments which has been added. On the bottom left corner is the Control Bar and the Navigator Window where you can find many functions. On the left side is the File Management Window where you can save, print and do some editing. On top is the Thumbnail Browser Window which shows a row of images in thumbnail size. This is useful to change to another image in full screen. It has also a very useful function, the Compare Selected Images, which displays a maximum 4 images side by side to compare.
FastStone Image Viewer is a very user-friendly program to manage and quick edit images, this program can be compete with IrfanView, Photoscape and XnView. If you need more functions for photo editing you can try the more comprehensive programs like Gimp and PhotoFiltre. It is available for Windows 98, ME, XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and supports multiple languages.
- True Full Screen viewer with image zoom support and unique fly out menu panels.
- Powerful image editing tools: Resize/resample, rotate/flip, crop, sharpen/blur, adjust lighting/colors/curves/levels etc.
- Image color effects: gray-scale, sepia, negative, Red/Green/Blue adjustment.
- Image special effects: annotation, drop shadow, framing, bump map, sketch, oil painting, lens, Draw texts, lines, highlights, rectangles, ovals and call out objects on images, Clone Stamp and Healing Brush.
- Superior Red-Eye effect removal/reduction with completely natural looking end result.
- Histogram display with color counter feature.
- Compare images side-by-side (up to 4 at a time) to easily cull those forgettable shots.
- Image EXIF metadata support (plus comment editing for JPEGs).
- Slide show creation with 150+ transition effects and music support (MP3, WMA, WAV…)
- Create efficient image attachment(s) for emailing to family and friends.
- Print images with full page-layout control.
- Acquire images from scanner. Support batch scanning to PDF, TIFF, JPEG and PNG.
- Offer portable version of the program which can be run from a removable storage device.
- Configurable mouse wheel support.
- Support multiple program skins.
- Support dual-monitor configurations
FastStone Photo resizer
This software is free to use at home, for commercial purpose you need to buy a license. With FastStone Photo Resizer you can enlarge or reduce all your images. In addition there is also a function to convert pictures. Furthermore, you can also rename images, crop, rotate and change color. It has a drag and drop function to drag images from your Windows explorer and drop it in the Photo Resizer. Supported formats are BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF and others. If you want to sent a photo by email or uploading to social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest, most of the time the images are too large. Thanks to this program you can make the images smaller to sent or upload them faster.
- Convert and Rename images in batch mode
- Support JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF and JPEG2000
- Resize, crop, change color depth, apply color effects, add text, watermark and border effects
- Rename images with sequential number
- Search and replace texts in the file names
- Preview conversion and renaming
- Support folder/non-folder structure
- Load and save settings
FastStone Capture is a free screenshot software, which is able to save images of different screens, objects, menus, full screen, and even entire web pages. It can capture screens of websites or documents complete. which you have to scroll to see it all. This program is only freeware, after 30 days trial you have to purchase it for further use.
- A small handy Capture Panel that provides quick access to its capture tools and output options.
- Capture windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and scrolling windows/web pages.
- Capture multiple windows and objects including multi-level menus.
- Draw annotation objects such as texts, arrowed lines, highlights, watermarks, rectangles and circles.
- Apply effects such as drop-shadow, frame, torn-edge and fade-edge .
- Resize, crop, rotate, sharpen, brighten, adjust colors …
- Support external editors.
- Save in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIFF and PDF formats.
- Convert images to multi-page PDF file.
- Record screen activities and sound into video files.
- Support multiple monitors.
- Run when Windows starts (optional).
- Minimize to System Tray area.
- And much more.
MaxView is a small, fast and innovative image viewer that supports all major graphic formats. The intuitive layout and commands allow everyone, from beginners to professionals, to view and manipulate images quickly and efficiently. Borderless window, auto hidden menus and toolbars that gives a very clean look to the images and makes the best use of screen space. The tools let you quickly viewing, rotating, resizing, cropping, annotating and printing images. This program is only freeware, after 30 days trial you have to purchase it for further use.
- Lightweight, fast and intuitive.
- Auto hidden menus and toolbars to make the best use of screen space.
- Full screen with many zooming options.
- Crystal clear and customizable magnifier, a single click to see image details.
- Add texts, arrowed-lines and highlights to images.
- Set image as Windows desktop background (wallpaper), fun and easy.
- Common image formats support, including loading of JPEG, JPEG2000, GIF, BMP, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, CUR, TGA and saving to JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF, GIF, PCX, BMP, PNG, TGA.
- Digital camera RAW formats support, including CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF and DNG.
- View ZIP and RAR archive files directly and support 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryption.
- Acquire images from camera and scanner.
- And much more.