Notable new features and changes include:
- Thumbnail strip with jumbo-thumbnail preview (Windows 7 and Windows Vista only):
The thumbnail strip is not a "scrollbar", it simply shows a few images before/after the current one, and support "jumbo thumbnails" previews in a nice Areo Glass popup window that follows the mouse. Clicking on a thumbnail jumps to the picture in question, that's about it. The thumbnail strip itself is an auto-hide sliding window that slides down when the mouse approaches the upper edge of the program's window and disappear automatically when the mouse is moved back down.
Those features relies on operating system support that was introduced with Windows Vista (in 2006!) and will never be retrofitted to XP.
The thumbnail strip and jumbo previews works well with raw files too in FastPictureViewer Professional, don't miss the FastPictureViewer WIC Codec Pack, which adds support for 19 raw formats, covering 300 cameras from 12 manufacturers.
This new thumbnail strip and preview feature can be disabled by setting a registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ARSD\FastPictureViewer, REG_DWORD DisableThumbnailStrip = 1
- A registry key has been added to force the language selection, e.g. FR for French would be set as HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ARSD\FastPictureViewer, REG_SZ ForcedLanguageCode = 'FR'
The new version is available now from the download page