Rick over at “What’s on my PC” recently reviewed FastStone Image Viewer which I agree is one of the best image viewers on the web. I’ve used FastStone for years and I also have Irfanview and XnView. Note: This is by no means is a way to try to compete with Rick, Rick is an excellent blogger who we have used in lectures and we highly recommend his blog.
Read more over at Rick’s blog –What’s on My PC
Irfanview is an excellent viewer that has dozens of features including EXIF plugins that integrate with Google Earth. Here’s more features from their website.
- Thumbnail/preview option
- Paint option – to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
- Toolbar skins option
- Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
- Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
- Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
- Fast directory view (moving through directory)
- Batch conversion (with advanced image processing)
- Multipage TIF editing
- File search
- Email option
- Multimedia player
- Print option
- Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF
- Change color depth
- Scan (batch scan) support
- Add overlay text/image (watermark)
- IPTC editing
- Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
- Screen Capturing
- Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
- Lossless JPG rotation
- Shell Extension PlugIn
- Unicode support
- Many hotkeys
- Many command line options
- Many PlugIns
Image editing and more
Location services can give away your location when you take pictures. Pictures may contain EXIF info that includes GPS information.
Don’t want the GPS data on your pictures? Have Windows? Right-click on your picture and choose properties. Next, open the details tab and click remove properties and personal information. (You can also turn off GPS information on your device – you may want to keep the 911 GPS information on.)
Here is an example of a log file picture with EXIF information from inside of our college. We of course set this up as an exercise and for training purposes.
Note EXIF info below.
Google Maps clicked…