FastRawViewer 2 Release

Briefly: What’s New in Version 2

FastRawViewer 2.0

FastRawViewer 2.0 adds the following features (each described in more detail in corresponding sections):

  1. Multi-window Display Mode with synchronous zoom, pan, focus peaking, over/underexposure highlighting, and the ability to copy the rendering parameters of RAW files
  2. Renaming files: either single files or groups, with optional use of templates.
  3. Improved performance, especially when using fast and slow data media at the same time.
  4. Improved user interface: Advanced Selection Mode improvements; Move from _Rejected; and more

Before installing the new version, please read the following section (Forewarning).


Extended trial period

If you have FastRawViewer v. 1.x installed, then you have a 60-day trial period to see if you need an upgrade to FastRawViewer v2.


This is a major version upgrade:

  • Upgrade policy:
  • If you bought FastRawViewer v. 1.x after January 20, 2021, then a free upgrade is available for you.
  • If you bought FastRawViewer v. 1.x before January 20, 2021, then you can upgrade with 40% off the regular price (can't be combined with other discounts).

Use the upgrade tool to get your new license key or upgrade discount coupon.

Use Menu – Help – Purchase/Activate, then [Upgrade] button to get your new license key or upgrade discount coupon (this button will open our upgrade tool in browser with license data pre-filled).

Inherited Settings

The application Preference settings, hotkey settings, and lists of ‘last used folders’ are shared between the two versions. Downgrading from version 2 to version 1 can be done by deinstalling the new version and installing the old version.

The settings in version 2 whose names have not been changed but whose meanings or effects have (those are graphic mode and several performance settings), have been internally separated, and changing them in version 2 will not affect version 1 (and vice versa).

Hardware and OS Support

  • We have chosen to not support antiquated/outdated OSs (and in the case of Windows, old graphic modes), so the system requirements are as follows:
  • Mac: macOS 10.12 and newer, Intel or Apple M1 processors.
  • There are no other requirements – if your graphics card works with macOS 10.12, then it’s compatible with FastRawViewer 2.0
  • Windows: Windows 7 – Windows 10/64 bit, “a relatively new graphics card” with support for DirectX11:
  • Intel (integrated/CPU): Core 3rd generation (i3/i5/i7-3xxx) processors and newer
  • ATI/AMD: we recommend Radeon HD 5000 and newer.
  • Nvidia: GeForce 400 series and newer

FastRawViewer 2.0 Features

Multi-window Display Mode

Synchronous zoom, pan, focus peaking, OE/UE; the ability to copy the rendering parameters of RAW files

Renaming Files

Either single files or groups, with optional use of renaming templates and a rename history

Improved User Interface

Advanced Selection Mode improvement; Move from _Rejected; and more

Improved Performance

Accelerated image display, especially effective when using fast and slow data media at the same time


Please send link to download

Dear Sir:

Downloads are at usual place,

i have the new Nikon z6ii Nef file. I'm trying to convert the raw nef onto a Macbook Pro OS 10.12.6 Sierra. Trial Will not download. Please advise.

Dear Sophia:

The direct link to download for macOS is

One more thing: FastRawViewer is a viewer, not a converter.

I'm still running FRV 1.7.3    This version doesn't have all the Nikon Metadata available.  Much more is available on my camera when I view files, or when I go to a custom EXIF data viewer.  For instance, was VR on/off?  Auto focus or manual focus?  Distance of image? Does the new version 2.0.1 of FRV have more available Metadata? 

Both FastRawViewer 1.x and 2.x supports only standard EXIF fields.  Vendor specific (makernotes) support is very limited.


Alex Tutubalin/FastRawViewer team

How do I rest to settings [...]?   If possible, please email me.

Dear Sir:

Please try this: in FastRawViewer main menu -> File -> Customize -> Preferences: 'Restore defaults' button; and restart FastRawViewer.

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