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FastRawViewer 1.4

The update is FREE for all registered users!

See What's new and changed below

Download Links

for Mac OS X/macOS (10.6-10.12)

  • 64-bit App: FastRawViewer-1.4.3.1149.dmg

    (compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit systems running on 64-bit CPU)

    macOS Sierra users: please visit this page to read how to update your FRV settings (not needed for fresh install). It is better to update FRV before updating to Sierra, read our blog post for details.

for Windows 7 - Windows 10

For Windows XP (SP3) - Windows Vista

User Manual

FastRawViewer User Manual

There is a single FastRawViewer Manual (in pdf format) for both Windows and Mac OS X versions (the manual comes with the installation, too).

Quick-Start Resources

Use this to acclimate yourself to the interface, tools (RAW histogram and statistics, over- and underexposure indication, focus peaking, exposure correction, white balance, ratings, labels, titles, descriptions etc), Preferences, file handling and navigation, and get an idea as to how to customize the FRV setup for your preferred workflow.

Quick Start Tips

(in .pdf format)

A Quick Start Tour video to help one start comfortably using FastRawViewer immediately after the very first launch.

Workflow Tutorial

Below are several resources that can be used to acquaint oneself with the RAW workflow that we have developed, integrating FastRawViewer into a process that starts at the memory card and goes up to the RAW converter.

They can also help one recognize and analyze operator errors so as to improve shooting discipline.


System Requirements

for Mac OS X

FastRawViewer for Mac OS X requires any Intel-based Mac (excluding very old 2005-2006 models based on 32-bit CPUs:  Core Duo and Core Solo) with Mac OS X 10.6+ installed. We recommend a video card with OpenGL 2.1 support (that's every native Mac video card that works with OS X 10.6). An OpenGL emulator will be used if such a video card is not present in the system; some of the advanced features of FastRawViewer will take significant time to render without hardware support for OpenGL.

for Windows

FastRawViewer for Windows requires a computer with SSE3-compatible CPU (that is, manufactured after 2004) and not-so-ancient video card. It works on a variety of 32/64 bit Windows platforms: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1,10 (we suggest Windows 7 or 8.1/64-bit).

FastRawViewer for Windows uses hardware graphics acceleration:

  • Graphics based on Microsoft DirectX: DirectX 9.0 is required, DirectX 9.0c support or later is recommended
  • Graphics based on OpenGL - requires a video card with at least OpenGL 2.1 support.

If Your Browsing Speed is Low,

or You are Experiencing Graphics Issues

If you are experiencing sluggish behavior, or any graphic issues, updating video drivers may be very helpful. In fact, we suggest to keep your video drivers up-to-date in any case.

Some links to help detecting which card you have in your system:


What's new in FastRawViewer 1.4.3

New features

  • Hotkeys/Menu actions to reload current opened file/current folder.
  • More flexible handling of 'Write XMP blocks into JPEGs'

Camera support

  • Canon 6D Mark II, 200D
  • Fujifilm X-A10, Updated color profile for Fujifilm X-A3
  • Gitup GIT2P
  • Leica TL2
  • Nikon D7500

Bugfixes

  • Adobe-formatted contrast setting was recorded to XMP files only if the exposure setting was also changed.
  • External JPEGs were not being used as thumbnails (for files that don't have an embedded preview) even if the corresponding setting was turned on.

See detailed changes list in our developer blog post.

What's new in FastRawViewer 1.4.2

New features

  • Custom zoom value (in the range form 10 to 1000%)
  • Keyboard combinations for easy access to Folders / Favorite Folders / Filmstrip / Grid panels

Camera support

  • Olympus TG-5
  • Panasonic TZ90 (preliminary support)

Bugfixes

  • Some atavisms from version 1.3 were removed
  • Some interface reactions to changing sorting order were corrected.

See detailed changes list in our developer blog post.

What's new in FastRawViewer 1.4.1

  • Bug fixed: exposure/WB adjustment made to file was not shown if you return to this file in same session (XMP was recorded OK, but not refreshed within FRV).

What's new in FastRawViewer 1.4

  • The sorting and filtration of files in folders has been massively overhauled;
    • File filtering:
      • by XMP Rating and Label
      • by EXIF Date (shot date)
      • by Filename (mask, substring, regular expression)
      • by file selection state.
    • Save, Cancel and Restore filters
    • File sorting
      • by Filename (naturally or alphanumerically)
      • by File type (extension)
      • by File modification time
      • by File size
      • by Shooting date (EXIF Timestamp)
      • by XMP rating
  • Touchscreen support
  • Over- and Underexposure display has been improved and refined
    • Detecting clipping point for overexposure zones display depending on camera's Make and Model (not available for all cameras)
    • Adjusting underexposure limit detection based on camera ISO setting
  • Improved synchronization of XMP changes between ACR/Lr and FRV
  • Option to verify data after file copy
  • Folder tree editing
    • Create subfolder
    • Rename folder
    • Delete folder
  • Drag-drop into the folder tree (including Favorite folders):
    • Copy or Move modes
  • Drag-drop files into other applications
  • Selecting the position (below or above thumbnails) and detail of the EXIF data to be displayed in Grid mode
    • Abridged exposure data (shutter speed and aperture)
    • More complete data (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, exposure correction)
    • Date & Time (from the EXIF data)
    • Camera name

See detailed description of new features in our blog post FastRawViewer 1.4 Release

Camera support

  • Canon EOS 77D, 800D
  • Sony A9
  • Better support for Leaf Credo cameras

Bugs fixed

  • When the program was started with the histogram panel switched off, the window for the histogram had the wrong size at the first display.
  • Mac: retina detection code changed. Retina now detected on start (properly!) and on monitor connect/disconnect.
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