Those of you that attended the Black & White meeting last night will have seen this application in action.
Faststone Image Viewer is a free Windows application that is not only a viewer but provides fairly extensive editing features too. It’s perfect for playing around and experimenting with different processing ideas. While the old favourite IrfanView provides similar functionality its user interface has a dated feel. Faststone Image Viewer on the other hand has a modern user interface with innovative features like hot edges in the full screen view. Moving the mouse pointer to the screen edges triggers pop up interface panels that let you interact with the application when you need to but otherwise stay out of the way, leaving the entire screen for viewing your images.
Go ahead and download the application and start discovering all its great features.