Image Editors

Image editors run the gamut from the simplest to the most complex. Sometimes you will want a simple editor that does one or two things well and is quick and easy to use. At other times you will want the full blown editor that has all of the functionality of Photoshop (but without the price). Here we try to cover the whole spectrum, to give you the chance to tailor your arsenal of editing tools to your own needs.


Gimp
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
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ImageForge
ImageForge is a complete image editing program for retouching photographs, creating or modifying images, assembling .avi animations, generating slide shows or picture albums, producing Windows screensavers, and more. You can produce outstanding results from your own photos and artwork.
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Jpeg Enhancer
Jpeg Enhancer is a simple and extremely powerful program that lets you restore images damaged by low-quality JPEG compression. It uses a unique technique that allows even novices to remove the so-called “JPEG artifacts” and the “blotchy look” from their images easily, quickly and effectively.
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Paint.NET
Paint.NET is a free image and photo manipulation software for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003. Paint.NET started development at Washington State University with additional help from Microsoft, and continues to be updated and maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Paint.NET features layers, painting and drawing tools, special effects, unlimited undo history, and levels adjustments. Paint.NET is completely free, and the source code is also available for free.
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PhotoFiltre
PhotoFiltre offers a simple, but elegant user interface and a lot of one-click image adjustments, filters, and effects. There is a built in image explorer panel for visually navigating your file system, basic drawing, painting, retouching and selection tools, and batch processing capabilities. PhotoFiltre is free for private, non commercial or educational use (including non-profit organizations).
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Photo Pos Pro
Photo Pos Pro is an advanced yet extremely user-friendly and easy photo editing software, Photo Editor, Image Editor and Computer Graphics Editor offering users a wide variety of possibilities in the fields of Design Graphic, Photo Editing and Enhancing, Image Editing and much more.
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PhotoScape
Photoscape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.
The viewer is nothing special, but it does the job. The editor is where most of the functions are. Here you can apply a multitude of adjustments and effects to your photos.

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PhotosReViewer (Win)
PhotosReViewer is a digital photography workbench to: Organize digital pictures, create collections, tag pictures with keywords, create slideshows, create Web photos gallery, resize photos, crop part of an image with constraints.
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http://pinta-project.com/
Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows.
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Pixia
Pixia is the English version of a popular free painting and retouching software that originated in Japan. It features custom brush tips, multiple layers, masking, vector- and bitmap-based drawing tools, color, tone, and lighting adjustments, and multiple undo/redo. Like many freeware editors, there is no support for saving GIF format. Pixia is also available for many other languages. Pixia works with Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, and XP.
A brother of Pixia: Phierha is introduced! (Windows 7 Compatible)

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Ultimate Paint
Ultimate Paint is a graphics program for image creation, retouching, viewing, and manipulation. All popular image formats are supported, and image acquisition from twain-compatible scanners is possible. The program provides flexible brush handling. Basic features include resizing, rotating, flood filling, and text operations. Multiple undo/redo, symmetry tool, total control over file parameters, and save optimization panel are designed to help you optimize your JPEG, PNG, and GIF images. Ultimate Paint comes with image filters and special effects. You can send your images via e-mail directly from UP or create HTML pages with image thumbnails. The latest release includes symmetry tool; selection making and brush cutting tools are separated; DPI settings are now preserved in several file formats

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VCW VicMan’s Photo Editor
VCW VicMan’s Photo Editor is a versatile image editor with an intuitive interface. This award-winning application is free of charge and comes with a wide range of essential features for both novice users and professional designers. With Photo Editor you can refine your digital photos, draw natural artwork and effortlessly produce superb graphics for the web.
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