Installing and using FastStone Image Viewer

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Free multifunctional image viewer with photo retouching tools

FastStone Image Viewer Is in Canada Andrew Lu Mr FastStone Corporation It is a free multi-function image viewer developed under the name, which supports the RAW format of digital cameras in addition to major image formats, and also implements slide shows, resizing and color correction functions.

System requirements

Version 7 as of

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8/10/11

Where to get the software

FastStone Image Viewer Official Download Page

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Install FastStone Image Viewer

The FastStone Image Viewer installer does not include adware or spyware.

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From the download page  exe Click "download" to download the installer.

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Launch the downloaded installer and when the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow it.

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The setup wizard will start, so click "Next".

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If there is no problem with the license agreement, "I Agree".

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If you are not particular about the installation destination, the default setting is "Install".

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Setup is completed with "Finish".

Localizing into Japanese

FastStone Image Viewer supports multilingual, but Japanese is not supported, so install the Japanese patch published by TiltStr.

TiltStr :: Japanese patch download page

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From the download page  FastStone Image Viewer Download the latest version of.

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Select the downloaded Zip file and select the context menu (right-click menu). Expand all Unzip with.

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In the unzipped folder FSIV_7.6jp The  FastStone Image Viewer Copy / move to the installation destination of.

FastStone Image Viewer Is by default C: \ Program Files (x86) \ FastStone Image Viewer It is installed in.

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Copied  FSIV_7.6jp When Microsoft Defender blocks after launching Detailed information Click and click "Run".

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When the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow.

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normal termination When the dialog is displayed, click "OK" to close it.

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FastStone Image Viewer Start and confirm that it is in Japanese.

Set as default – Windows 11

From Windows 11, the method of changing the default application has become complicated, andPhoto viewer Can no longer be specified as.

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Configuration  Of App or Application or Sakurabook App It is in Prescribed app から FastStone Image Viewer OpenPicture Click the image file in which is set.

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Because a dialog opens FastStone Image Viewer Specify and click "OK".

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Prescribed app Is changed to FastStone Image Viewer.

PictureRequires the same operation for all extensions that are set to.

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When setting is troublesome, when opening an image file, in File Explorer Detail View で Picture Files with the icon of are from the context menu Open from program  Of Select another program choose.

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Set FastStone Image Viewer to the program that opens the file,Always use this app to open files Enable and click "OK"

Set as default – Windows 10

In Windows 10 Photo viewer Set XnView MP to.

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スタート から Configuration Select App or Application or Sakurabook App Of Prescribed app OpenPhoto viewer Click and select FastStone Image Viewer from the list.

Initial setting

FastStone Image Viewer XnView MP If you feel something is wrong or difficult to use due to the interface similar to Configuration Customize with.

Change full screen mode

The FastStone Image Viewer is displayed in full screen when you open the image, and the FastStone Image Viewer browser opens when you close the full screen.

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To display the conventional window, open FastStone Image Viewer and select the menu bar. Configuration から Configuration choose.

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Because the display tab opens Associated image The Window display change to.

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When the image file is opened directly, it is displayed in a window.

Double-click on the opened image or use the tool icon Browser display If you select, the browser screen will be displayed with the folder containing the displayed image selected.
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When you start FastStone Image Viewer by itself, the C drive is selected. ブ ラ ウ ザ Opens.

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To change the folder selected at startupConfiguration Of display It is in Start folder In the item of Specified Select and edit.

Dual monitor

When used in a dual monitor environment, the browser can be displayed on the primary monitor and the full-screen preview or slide show can be displayed by default on the secondary monitor.

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To enable the dial monitor display Configuration Of Dual monitor Check the items to be used on the tab.

How to use FastStone Image Viewer

The home screen of FastStone Image Viewer is a browser, and thumbnail images can be confirmed in the preview.

File formats that support viewing
BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, PSD, EPS, TIFF, WMF, ICO, CUR, HEIC, WEBP, TGA, CR2, CR3, CRW, NEF, NRW, REF, RAF, RWL, MRW, ORF , SRW, X3F, ARW, SR2, SRF, RW2, DNG
AVIF is not supported and cannot be displayed even if an extension is added to Windows.

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The home screen is Tree hierarchy-File list-preview  It is divided into two, the icon on the upper right or the menu bar display から Layout You can change the arrangement with.

full screen

In full screen, when you move the mouse cursor to all four sides, the files and menus in the folder are displayed.ESC Press the key to exit full screen and return to the home screen.

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Top: File thumbnails in the folder
Bottom: Tool icon
Right side: File information such as EXIF ​​and DPI
Left side: Edit menu

image editing

The retouch function of FastStone Image Viewer implements a tool that can erase unnecessary parts in addition to general color tone correction.

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Select from the tool icons for scaling, trimming, drawing, lighting adjustment, restoration, and rotation.

Scale

You can specify the size and ratio of the image for scaling, and for printing. DPI You can also resample in.

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FilterThen. Lanczos method (Lanczos) ・Bilinear method You can select multiple scaling methods, but if you are not particular about it, use the default Lanczos method.

Digital camera images often default to 72 DPI, and generally use 300 DPI for printing.
trimming

In addition to free selection, you can fix the ratio or select any size for cropping the image.

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Open the image from the thumbnail, specify the cropping range, and confirm with "Crop".

Crop Since the state confirmed in is not saved, "Lossless save" is used to save the cropped image.
描画

You can add text, watermarks, callouts, arrows, etc. to your images on the drawing board.

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After editing using the toolbox on the right side, click "OK" to confirm.

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To save the edited contents, select "Save" from the tool icon.

Lighting adjustment

Lighting adjustment allows you to edit contrast, saturation, shading, and enhancement.

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Make corrections with the slider at the bottom and set the display settings. Side by side Then you can compare before and after the change.

Color correction

For operations such as color correction and noise reduction instead of contrast, use the menu bar. カ ラ ー Edit with.

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In addition to automatic color tone correction, level adjustment, and tone curve adjustment, image quality correction such as sharpening and blurring can be performed.

Duplication and repair

Duplication and repair Is an image correction tool that can erase unnecessary parts. copy Corrects with the selected color,repair Performs automatic correction with the surrounding colors in the specified range.

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Of the brush Size , 硬度 The set.

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If you want to erase unnecessary parts repair choose.

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Hold down the Ctrl key and specify the sample to use for filling.

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Drag the part to be erased to fill it and confirm with "OK".

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To save the edited contents, select "Save" from the tool icon.

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Unnaturalness can be suppressed by increasing the number of sample acquisitions for the parts to be erased.

Red eye correction

Photo Red eye correction Is on the menu bar Edit から Red eye correction choose.

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Select the red-eye range by dragging, execute with "Red-eye removal", and confirm with "OK".

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To save the edited contents, select "Save" from the tool icon.

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