FR-PhotoStudio
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View and manage image files fast.   Shareware ($15.00)
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FR-PhotoStudio is an ultra fast image browser.

Direct hard disk browsing
  • FR-PhotoStudio can display hard disk contents directly, so you don't need to register images to FR-PhotoStudio. Additionally, you can easily copy, delete and rename image files on its browser.


Incredible performance
  • Displaying thumbnails is one of the most time consuming function for image browsers. There are a lot of image browser that takes time to display thumbnails. FR-PhotoStudio displays thumbnails incredibly quickly by making use of preview information contained
What's New
Version 3.2.0:
  • Spotlight search support: Now FR-PhotoStudio supports Spotlight search. You can find target folders quickly from clutter of folders.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later



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ver. 3.x:
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Dr.-Girlfriend reviewed on 31 Oct 2009
I used to recommend this app as an alternative to iPhoto and some of the other image viewing programs, but, unfortunately, I can no longer do so. It took the developer over one year to post an update to this current version and were it not for Snow Leopard's release, I seriously doubt he would have done anything at all.

In addition, I've sent multiple emails to the developer regarding the fact that my paid for license for version 3 will not work on this version; he hasn't answered a single one. Misha from MacUpdate was even kind enough to contact him on my behalf (since I bought the app through this site) and still nothing. Stony silence from FR-Soft.

Undaunted, I installed the current version as a trial on Snow Leopard to put it through its paces and was disappointed to see the same ugly, non-standard and clunky interface that has plagued this app from Day 1. It looks even sadder now in 2009, than it did when I bought it nearly two years ago. Apparently I'm not missing much.

Save your money folks. Judging by the lackadaisical development pace and the complacent attitude of the developer, this app is dead.
[Version 3.1.1]

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Zazuoo replied on 01 May 2011
Try Viewer
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Dr.-Girlfriend reviewed on 22 Aug 2009
This app hasn't been updated since September of 2008! Such a pity too because the unconventional UI hampers an otherwise decent program. It could really use a refresh. Despite its visual shortcomings, FR-Photo Studio is still one of the better image browsers available for Mac, and since it's priced at just $15.00, it's hard to complain.
[Version 3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Nov 2005
Needs to be updated to MacOS X interface standards. It's clearly a hold-over from MacOS 9 and the interface reflects this.

That being said, the Finder and Preview do most of what this does, the few extra features it does have over what the OS already comes with, are not worth putting up with the bad interface.
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Oct 2005
Worth a try but the ability to rotate in thumbnail view is like having a 'steer' feature in a car - its essential. Put that in and you'd have an ACDSee competitor. And more buyers.
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Dec 2004
Great App! Easy to use, fast and stable...better than AcdSee
[Version 1.8.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Dec 2004
Pretty good slide show transitions for an app that does not require Quartz Extreme, a boon to users of older Macs with less than 16 MB VRAM. Can scale smaller than Preview too.
[Version 1.8.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jul 2004
Exactly what I was looking for. I loved the old ACDSee software on Windows, when it was lightening fast before they filled the program with bloat so it became slow as an old dog.
Looking for that old fast image viewer on Mac I finally came across this, after trying (among others) ACDSee for Mac, iView, GC et al, and none had the super-fast image viewing capability (switching images with keystrokes) that I found again in this.
Awesome, $15 well spent (yes, GC is only $15 more, but I don't need all those features, just a fast image viewer that doesn't take time to load thumbnails and switch images).
[Version 1.7.2]


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Quantumpanda reviewed on 18 Apr 2004
This is a decent first effort, but it's a complete waste of money for shareware. The first big downside is the total lack of GIF and TIFF support. But more significantly, Graphic Converter does everything this does and ten times more, at only $30 compared to this app's $15.

I will grant that this app does everything it claims, and it is fast and stable. There's little wrong with it as far as what it claims. But not supporting two of the most common image formats is a big minus. Without that support, it's simply not worth $15 as shareware. Even with it, $15 is high compared to what else is available.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Downloads:15,778
Version Downloads:1,880
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:11 Feb 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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FR-PhotoStudio is an ultra fast image browser.

Direct hard disk browsing
  • FR-PhotoStudio can display hard disk contents directly, so you don't need to register images to FR-PhotoStudio. Additionally, you can easily copy, delete and rename image files on its browser.


Incredible performance
  • Displaying thumbnails is one of the most time consuming function for image browsers. There are a lot of image browser that takes time to display thumbnails. FR-PhotoStudio displays thumbnails incredibly quickly by making use of preview information contained in each image file. Even if there is no preview information, FR-PhotoStudio generates thumbnails in background, so you don't have to wait until thumbnails are displayed.


DTP features
  • FR-PhotoStudio has a lot of features to do your DTP work smoothly. FR-PhotoStudio displays thumbnails of EPS files quickly, and also FR-PhotoStudio displays color mode, encoding and compression of EPS and TIFF images.


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