FastStone Image Viewer 7.5 adds support for audio playback and a dark theme

FastStone Image Viewer has been up to date to model 7.5. It brings a couple of attention-grabbing options to what’s an already polished software program. Our final evaluation dates again to 2018 when FastStone Image Viewer 6.6 was launched.

FastStone Image Viewer dark theme
The dark theme trend appears to be influencing many Windows applications. Emsisoft recently added a dark theme to its moveable antivirus, Emergency Kit, and now FastStone has jumped to the bandwagon.

You can allow the brand new dark mode in FastStone Image Viewer from the Settings Menu > Dark. Here’s a side-by-side comparability of the Bright and Dark themes.

FastStone Image Viewer Bright Vs Dark theme

Technically, this system did have a barely darker mode within the type of a Grey theme. The new Dark theme is a correct black one, and noticeably simpler on the eyes. The toolbar, menu bar, standing bar, the preview pane, and even the borders of every pane look visually higher within the new theme.

FastStone Image Viewer Gray Vs Dark theme

That’s not all that is new in FastStone Image Viewer 7.5. The software now helps audio tracks. Yes, this system did support movies (with audio playback) earlier, but it surely could not play audio recordsdata earlier than this replace.

FastStone Image Viewer enable Music Player

The new characteristic is not enabled by default, so you will have to configure it manually. To try this, head to the Settings panel (press F12) and then click on on the Video tab. There is a new possibility on the highest of the listing that’s captioned “Support audio codecs (mp3,wav,wma,midi..). Mark the checkbox subsequent to it, and an alternative choice ought to seem on the backside. This permits you to set the visible results for the audio, and you’ve gotten 5 visualizations to select from: Alchemy, Wave, Battery, Ocean and Fire.

Click the “Ok button”, this system will refresh its interface and you will see the thumbnails of all of your music monitor’s album artwork. Double-clicking on an audio file takes you to full display screen mode and performs it. What you could wish to do is choose a music, and click on on the big play button within the preview panel.

FastStone Image Viewer Music Player

The preview pane shows the chosen visualization in the course of the playback and additionally the details about the music such because the bit-rate, file measurement, date, title, and so forth. You can even use it to pause, cease, rewind the playback or use it to leap to the earlier or subsequent monitor, and management the amount. While the release notes do not point out it, FastStone Image Viewer helps FLAC, M4A audio codecs too.

It’s spectacular how this system has developed from being a picture viewer, to 1 that may play movies and audio. But it is extremely clear that FastStone Image Viewer is just not supposed for use as a full-fledged audio participant, as a result of if you navigate to a totally different folder, and even choose one other file (picture, video or audio), the present playback stops. If you choose a totally different audio monitor whereas one other one was taking part in, the appliance robotically performs the newer choice.

The Filter View drop-down menu within the prime proper nook of the interface, nonetheless solely has choices for Images, Videos, & Images and Videos. There isn’t any option to filter audio tracks but, and they’re detected as “movies”.

The new characteristic is sort of helpful because it makes this system an all-round Media Browser, that may provide help to manage your library.

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