June 7, 2014 at 5:36 pm #6195ariathnyParticipant
Well, I usually have some poorly composed, some blurry, some wrongly exposed shots, and if it is sports or street photography, it can be a lot of junk.
As to the synchronized comparison, that’s a good point. For me, using 2 instances of FRV is comfortable, but I can see what you mean. You should try contacting the FRV developers through their site to let them know you need this feature, they’ve been pretty good about reacting to customer demands.June 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm #6196
Good idea! The one thing that I really have an issue with in FastStone is that when you’re comparing photos, and you delete one, the program just removes the picture, but keeps it’s place. I want it to “dynamically” resize the windows to fit after I delete/remove one of them. See screenshot.June 16, 2015 at 2:55 pm #11501
I guess it’s been about exactly a year since the last post on this thread! I’ve used Fast Stone Image Viewer for probably 95% of all my photo viewing, and I’m still happy with it!
However, I have a problem with it now… I upgraded from my Canon Rebel T3, to a Pentax K-5 DSLR, which shoots RAW files in either
.DNGformat. Lightroom seems to have a bit of an issue with Pentax’s
.PEFfiles, so I’ve been shooting in the
.DNGformat. The problem is this: Pentax
.DNGfiles are already so large, (20-30 MB each) that they implement some extremely high jpeg compression for the built in previews. Now this would not be a problem if FastStone read the data from the RAW file. But, unfortunately, it views the jpeg preview, which is so highly compressed that it is almost worthless for judging critical sharpness at 100% zoom. Now, I can set it to preview the actual RAW data, but that slows it down so much (3-8 seconds between photos) that it’s actually faster to use Lightroom!
So now I’m back to looking at FastRawViewer again! The free Beta testing period is over, so I’ll have to pay $14.99 to use for longer than 30 days. 🙁 I’ll be testing it out though, and see if it’s worth the $15 to have something that really shows what I need to see, and at a speed that is acceptable.August 20, 2015 at 9:41 am #13065
This is very interesting. I’m just reviewing long-past topics from when I was gone over summer.
I never thought I would need another program other than LR for any reason, but I can see the benefit of viewing RAW files quickly for initial culling.
@ariathny, what exactly is “focus peaking”, and how do you do it? Is there a way to view blown out highlights? Is there a way to set zooming with the mouse scroll wheel?
Thanks for your insight!August 21, 2015 at 6:42 am #13093
For viewing overexposure/clipping highlights, you just hit the “O” key on your keyboard. To set zooming with a mouse scroll wheel, hit Ctrl + K and select “Image Zoom-Pan-Rotate” from the list on the left. The first 2 options are for Zoom in, and Zoom out. Just click on the little + icon and then roll your mouse in the desired direction when it asks which keyboard/mouse shortcut to use.
FastRawViewer has an excellent online manual that’s very well written, which you can access here: http://www.fastrawviewer.com/usermanual/using
For starters, here’s the page that explains Focus Peaking: http://www.fastrawviewer.com/usermanual/using/focus-peakingAugust 24, 2015 at 10:52 am #13119November 2, 2016 at 9:19 am #19752olivia sophiaParticipant
KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro is great to view all images within a folder . You can organize and view/edit images. View images on a calendar etc.Try it outNovember 3, 2016 at 7:33 am #19767November 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm #19845Rachel LParticipant
Though Adobe Bridge isn’t free, it’s worth the small investment… especially if you are dealing with large raw files and need to be able to sort/order photos efficiently. I purchased mine 5 years ago and it’s serve me well!February 27, 2018 at 8:11 am #29546
There have been several updates to LR since the beginning of this thread and I know from experience that Adobe has done a lot to speed up Lightroom in their latest update. It runs much faster for me now these days.
There’s a sale running this week on some good photography material that includes training in photo editing for anyone who might be looking for that: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/UPB18JamesS/a13432/topic *July 19, 2018 at 10:46 pm #32203JULAH BOOTHParticipant
That would be superbly efficient! How, how, how do you scroll through pictures while maintaining a particular zoom?
Thanks much!July 24, 2018 at 4:48 pm #32325
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