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Windows 7: Free - Fast Picture Viewer x86/x64

28 Aug 2009   #1
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Free - Fast Picture Viewer x86/x64

FastPictureViewer is a very powerful (and outrageously fast) photo viewer for both x86/x64 based systems. It has a lot of unique features and as a long-time ACDSee user, I found the latest versions too bloated, I'm happy to have found this replacement.


- Free for non-commercial use
- Full Windows 7 support and available in both x86/x64 versions
- Full multi-core support
- Full GPU support to assist it quickly rendering images
- Supports virtually all image formats
- Plugin support
- Very slim footprint but extremely powerful
- Entirely free of ad/mal/spy ware
- ...many more

The site can be found here and a demonstration video can be viewed here.

EDIT: The author has annouced a promotion, it's a great deal.

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28 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Seems like nice software.
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28 Aug 2009   #3
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Seems like nice software.
Oh, I couldn't agree more. The more I use it (and learn how to use it) the more amazed I am. As a pure image viewer, it's unparalleled in it's speed and function. As an image management tool, it has a fresh approach that is intuitive and fast. Learning its features reveals its real power.

I can honestly say [begin geek shame] I'm actually excited about this new software.[end geek shame]

Seriously, try it out.
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28 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Already installed
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01 Sep 2009   #5
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Bumped for coupon code but it is still free, and really amazing software.
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02 Sep 2009   #6

Windows Vista/Windows 7

I'll try and thanks in advance Captain Zero Sir.
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06 Sep 2009   #7
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

You're welcome. The more I use it, the more I love it. Great Windows7-friendly software.
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07 Sep 2009   #8

Win7 Ult 7100

Ah thank goodness =) I am increasingly reluctant to install ACDSee and like you have been using it for many years -but I am over its ever-increasing girth =P

This looks like just what I need - thanks heaps for the heads up!
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07 Sep 2009   #9


Seeing as ACDSee is running a free access to the Beta, and that I personally use IrfanView (as it is still the fastest I have found) I may have to try this in conjunction with the ACDSee Beta and compare all three - if I ever get any time.

Good find, m8
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11 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Interesting, I'll have to check it out some time.

Another great fast and free image view (although not native x64) is Faststone Image Viewer. I really like the speed and interface. Been using it as default image viewer for a while now on W7 x64. First heard about it on forums where many pro photographers who use apps like photoshop and lightroom for editing seem to like it for basic image viewing (although it has many editing functions).

What I especially like about it (aside from speed/reliability and support for all raw formats etc.) is that it can be set to auto open images in full screen and its menus and informational displays are hidden (so nothing obscures or interferes with the totally full screen image). But when you want to see info or use menus, they instantly "flyout" when the mouse cursor is moved to the edge of the screen. And also that it can be configured so the scroll wheel will control zooming in & out without having to hold down any other key. Navigation with keys is very intuitive and one can move from viewing an image in FS image viewer directly to one's preferred external editing app.
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 Free - Fast Picture Viewer x86/x64

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