FastStone MaxView is a small and easy program for viewing images. It comes with clear interface and minimal configuration to make it simple to everyone from beginners to advanced users.
The main program window has no borders. All menus and toolbars are automatically converted and you have more space for viewing pictures. The innovative navigation allows you to scroll through and change the panorama photos in few seconds.
Slideshow regime contains more than 150 transition effects, one picture slides to another with adding music for background. The utility supports many formats, such as RAW formats of digital cameras (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF, DNG). Also, this program has a built-in image editor for fast redacting of the images, adding different geometric shapes and text, drawings, and creating simple collages.
The program serves as an excellent tool for quick viewing, resizing, rotation, cropping, annotation, and printing images. In addition, here you can adjust the lighting and color (shade, contrast, saturation), and apply various filters and effects (oil sketch, grayscale, sepia, negative). The editor allows you making a slide show with background music. The program supports the ability to set an image as wallpaper, view histograms, and image internals.
FastStone MaxView has only one disadvantage - this viewer has no standard view mode directory as thumbnails and you can only view the files from one to one.
There are main advantages of FastStone MaxView:
- Has simple interface.
- Comes with converted menu and toolbars for the better use of screen space.
- Has a full-screen display with a multiplicity of scaling parameters.
- Helps to view the details of the pictures in one click with a screen magnifier.
- Gives all characteristics about the image and includes the EXIF metadata.
- Creates slideshows with many effects and music.
- Adding text, arrows, lines and selection of different objects.
- Uses hotkeys for manipulation with pictures and navigation.
- Installs images on the Windows desktop.
- Has rich preferences.
- Rollback, repeat and support roller mouse.
- Supports popular graphics formats, including loading JPEG, JPEG2000, GIF, BMP, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, CUR, TGA and save as JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF, GIF, PCX, BMP, PNG, TGA.
- Supports RAW formats of digital cameras, including CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF and DNG.
- Helps to open files from in ZIP and RAR archives and supports 128 and 256-bit AES encryption.
In general, FastStone MaxView can be used by users of all levels.
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8