My quest to only run Open Source freeware or standard freeware applications on my computer is going well, but there are still a few applications for which I have not found a replacement. In a recent web search, I recently found a good image viewer to replace ACDSee. I mainly use a tool like this to view images quickly and to rotate the images from my digital camera. Like many of you, I use Picasa to store and view my pictures, but find it very annoying that changes made in Picasa don’t change the actual files on the hard drive.
The replacement that I found is called FastStone viewer and is a freeware application. It contains all of the features that I was looking for and is very fast to startup and load images. I have added this tool to my list of freeware tools.