Designed with professional photographers in mind, FastPictureViewer is a minimalist image viewer and culling tool engineered for previewing and rating digital images faster. The program features full ICC color management with support for profiled monitors, instant zooming and copy/move/delete functions, plus industry-standard Adobe XMP and Microsoft Photo rating, ideal for fast reviewing, culling and rating of large quantities of images. It displays shooting data (shutter speed, f-stop, ISO, exposure compensation) and RGB histogram in seamless floating windows and features a built-in program launcher, all in a slick and uncluttered user-interface.
The software supports standard image formats such as JPEG, HD Photo, PNG, GIF, BMP and ICO.
Technically, the program takes advantage of hardware acceleration (on supported video cards) for truly instantaneous zooming and panning of high resolution digital images. Additionally, the software can take advantage of modern multi-core processor architectures for additional speed through parallelisation, and supports the latest operating system including Windows Vista and Windows 7, in both 32 and 64-bit editions. The program has been translated to several languages, including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish and is able to browse folders and images who's names can be written in any language, thanks to its support for the Unicode standard.
One of Germany's largest computer publications, "c't Magazin fur Computertechnik", dubbed FastPictureViewer "the Porsche of image viewers" and described it as "unbeatably fast" in a roundup that included several other image viewers and image editors (issue 19/2008).
FastPictureViewer is among the firsts of a new breed of hardware accelerated desktop applications and delivers unprecedented speed and ease of use.
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