FastPictureViewer

FastPictureViewer Professional 1.9.339.0

Minimalist photo viewer to quickly browse image folders

If you're tired of the Windows native image viewer and want to use another tool to browse through your photos, look no further. We found it for you: FastPictureViewer. View full description

PROS

  • Attractive interface
  • Very quick to browse entire photo collections

CONS

  • Only supports JPG format
  • Doesn't include any extra tools

Good
7

If you're tired of the Windows native image viewer and want to use another tool to browse through your photos, look no further. We found it for you: FastPictureViewer.

FastPictureViewer is a fast, straightforward photo viewer that lets you scan the contents of a whole photo folder in a very easy way. You can move along pictures with many different key combinations (arrow keys, + and – keys, page up and page down keys) and also the mouse wheel. Plus the mouse buttons can be customized to quickly zoom in a photo.

FastPictureViewer works only with JPG and HD photo formats, and also supports XMP ratings which are compatible with popular photo tools like Adobe Lightroom.

That said, don't expect to find many other features in this program. FastPictureViewer doesn't include all the bells and whistles you could expect from an image viewer. I would say FastPictureViewer is especially addressed to users who just need a tool to quickly review photos and pick those which need further editing.

The program features a sleek, dark interface with a minimalistic design that contributes to put all the attention on the photo itself.

FastPictureViewer is an attractive, easy photo viewer that's mainly focused on browsing large picture collections and doesn't include any extra tools like the ones you find in similar apps.

Changes

  • User-selectable background color. The installer now remembers feature customizations when upgrading.

FastPictureViewer is a small and very fast application, so simple that it's purpose might not be immediately apparent. As a minimalist picture viewer, the program is optimized to do just one task: browse entire folders of digital photos in the shortest possible amount of time, while allowing for quick sharpness checks by instant flipping to 100% view and enabling single-click, fast copy of the keepers to a preset folder and single-keystroke Adobe XMP rating/labeling. That's about it. Of course FastPictureViewer can also be used for speed-browsing, rating or labeling an existing picture collection, but it does not offer any image editing, enhancing or cataloging function.

The entry-level, free-to-try Home Basic edition supports JPEG and the new Microsoft HD Photo (*.hdp, *.wdp) image file format along with Adobe XMP metadata for rating and labels, in embedded and/or sidecar file form, and DirectX hardware acceleration on select graphic cards.

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FastPictureViewer Professional 1.9.339.0

— User reviews — about FastPictureViewer

  • eric323

    by eric323

    "Wicked Fast!!! The developer is onto something here! "

    This is a very sweet tool. I'm someone that has a tendency to save everything. With this tool, I only copy the ones I re... More.

    reviewed on March 6, 2017

  • bowdrie750

    by bowdrie750

    "Don't waste your money on this program."

    Wasted my money on this. When I tried to view only my 4 star photos with the filter function it took forever. So slow ... More.

    reviewed on September 21, 2014

  • anton-photo

    by anton-photo

    "Nowhere as fast as advertised and too many issues"

    I like the clean interface (hardly any menu items, just shortcuts). If the program would live up to its promises, it wou... More.

    reviewed on February 22, 2013

  • Andreas Olsen

    by Andreas Olsen

    "a mediocre program"

    I might be missing something, because from what I have seen in the trial version, the whole product doesn’t justify its ... More.

    reviewed on November 16, 2011

  • RichardR.W

    by RichardR.W

    "Really bad"

    The lack of basic features is really shocking, it wouldn’t hurt the developer to add at least the ability to rotate, but... More.

    reviewed on November 14, 2011

  • David Macdonald

    by David Macdonald

    "A very fast Picture Viewer! "

    FastPictureViewer lives up to its name. It can open any large images with speed, due to its hardware acceleration suppor... More.

    reviewed on June 20, 2010