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Windows 7: Firehand Ember - is it safe to download the current free version

23 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 ???
Firehand Ember - is it safe to download the current free version

I just got a new computer and upgraded to Window 7. I cannot live without my Firehand Ember. It is the program that I have used for the last 10 years and have no desire to go to a new program. Someone on these boards left information on how to adapt it to Windows 7. But I have also read nightmare stories about how the writer of this program put something into the program so it will crash your computer.

My cousin who set up my computer does not want to install it for me so I told him I would check the forums and find out in others have been able to safely download Firehand Ember and adapt it to Windows 7.

Please, please, if you have had a good or bad experience with Firehand Ember and are still using it or have stopped using it, I would like to hear from you. Thanks.

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23 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

Judging from this Wikipedia article, I would look for something else. It was developed in the XP days.

Firehand Ember - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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23 Oct 2013   #3

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

I used and really liked Firehand Ember but since it is no longer being supported and maintained, I moved on. Take a look at this software: Zoner Photo Studio: Free Photo Editor Download
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23 Oct 2013   #4

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Sometimes you've just got to move on.
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23 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 64 bit

Have you tried right clicking on the install file, click on properties, click on compatibility, and choose for example Win XP SP3? Sometimes works on older programs.
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14 Jun 2014   #6
Christmas Rock

Windows 7 64 bit
Firehand Ember Replacement

A big "THANK YOU" to whoever suggested I give up on Firehand (for Windows 7)
and try "FastStone Image Viewer" instead.

FASTSTONE is just as easy to operate and is BETTER THAN EMBER FIREHAND.


Free software but donations are accepted. I donated $15 and they send a product key for full version.


P.S. I bought Adobe Photoshop but now it sits idle.
P.P.S. (07/03/2016) I installed Firehand Ember on Windows 7 and did change the compatibility. I use it only for 1 or 2 features (occasionally) that are NOT available on FastStone. Now I have the best. An by the way, I am a big Adobe Acrobat fan (stepup from Reader) but I don't care for PhotoShop.
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