Back in January I raved about the then FastStone Capture. Earlier this week FastStone Capture version 5.4 was released and much to my disappointment has become shareware. You get a free 30-day trial then you have shell out $30 to get the “real” (usable) version. Now granted version 5.3 may not have all the new features (not they are any exciting much less worth paying for) or be bug fee (not that I have had any issues with bugs) but it was freeware.
Now, there a couple options available if you do not want to do that Shareware version. First option is don’t upgrade to version 5.4, as far as I can see version 5.3 still works. If you have already upgrade, uninstall it and get version 5.3 from our download mirror.
This is such a disappointment major to all of us who love this program. Many of us wondered why didn’t just create “lite” (free with existing features) and “pro” (pay with the new and not so exciting features) versions. There are also rumors the next release of the FastStone Image Viewer may also become shareware as well. FastStone Image Viewer 3.2 is on the download mirror as well.
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