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Freeware Image Editors

Post by Radjesh Klauke » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:29 am

Products 100% free, no nagware or spyware.

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.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

Download: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gimp-w ... -setup.exe

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Gimpshop

Post by Radjesh Klauke » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:31 am

Gimpshop

GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Its primary purpose is to make users of Photoshop feel comfortable using GIMP.

It shares all GIMP's advantages, including the long feature list and customisability, while addressing some common criticisms regarding the program's interface: GIMPshop modifies the menu structure to closely match Photoshop's, adjusts the program's terminology to match Adobe's, and, in the Windows version, uses a plugin called 'Deweirdifier' to combine the application's numerous windows in a similar manner to the MDI system used by most Windows graphics packages. While GIMPshop does not support Photoshop plugins, all GIMP's own plugins, filters, brushes, etc. remain available.

Due to the changes to the interface, many Photoshop tutorials can be followed in GIMPshop unchanged, and most others can be adapted for GIMPshop users with minimal effort.

Download: http://rapidshare.com/files/86270573/gi ... _setup.exe

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Paint.NET

Post by Radjesh Klauke » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:33 am

Paint.NET

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.

Download: http://www.dotpdn.com/files/Paint.NET.3 ... nstall.zip
Plugins: http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewforum.php?f=16

Rawmance

Post by Rawmance » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:19 pm

Here is a couple of useful and free editors on the web, working in your browser:

1. http://www.pixlr.com/

2. http://www.sumopaint.com/home/

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Re: Freeware Image Editors

Post by Islander » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:45 am

http://www.photoscape.org
It converts RAW photos
It's got a great browser.
Losts of features all FREE. Unbelievable!
Most powerful freeware in my opinion.

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Re: Freeware Image Editors

Post by wacmaster » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:26 pm

imagine - opens xcf files (Gimp native format files)
http://www.nyam.pe.kr/
Inkscape - Vector graphics editor
http://inkscape.org/
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Re: Freeware Image Editors

Post by OzarkWebSolutions » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:33 pm

I like FastStone Image Viewer. I am legal on many image editors, for my web work I find that the Faststone Image Viewer gets me where I need to go with edits and routine tasks like batch resizing and the like. I have a few websites with hundreds of images. This program has made my work much more productive. Maybe the best part is that it is not a resource hog. These guys write clean code in a bloatware world. My CS5 sits for the heavy lifting that I seldom need in web work.
http://www.faststone.org/

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Re: Freeware Image Editors

Post by adex1 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:30 am

Very useful tools and thank you guys and keep them coming.
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Re: Freeware Image Editors

Post by SteveMann » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:19 pm

If all you need is a resizing tool, just use what you already have installed: Paint.

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Re: Freeware Image Editors

Post by Ainu » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:24 am

Recently i discovered Krita, can be used for bitmap and vector images.

http://krita.org

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Re: Freeware Image Editors

Post by OzarkWebSolutions » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:23 pm

Another plug for Faststone Image Viewer. Because it is fast and not a resource hog, I use it to do the first sort of my RAW images. Works very well for this task, better than Bridge I think.

I neglected to mention in my first post that I create image strip with FIV. Under the tools menu you will find the strip builder. I genrally set the width at 170PX. These strips can be created as verticals or horizontals. I use them for headers and right column sidebars in my designs. I have found that narrowing the screen with these sidebars can make the website more mobile-friendly by narrowing the content areas to better fit a mobile screen. The image strips are very light and give you a lot of visual punch without increasing the page weight very much. With a little effort, you can place transparent shapes over the images and specify links depicted by the image in question. PageScape will do stips and montages as well.

I do all my image resizing in Faststone. The batch facilities under the "advanced" button are very complete. This is a great piece of "donate-ware". I use it so much I did make a donation to support the developers. I have tried all the free programs bcause I wanted something more straight ahead than PS CS5, I have that with FastStone Image viewer. It is crucial to my work flow as a professional photographer and Webmaster. I am convinced that the quality of your photos has everything to do with your site traffic. My flagship website, http://buffaloriverchamber.com uses hundreds of my images, and many of the imgage strips i create with FastStone. This results in great traffic. Visitors scan photos better than text.

Another tool I use to get great photo result is FocusMagic. This program sharpens though a process called "deconvolution". FocusMagis is free to try but is not freeware. It will take an ordinary photo and make it loolk like it came from a very top end camera on a tripod. Amazing transformations in apparent sharpness and clarity. Link removed due to it linking to software that requires purchase this defeats the title of the thread which is for freeware not buyware or purchaseware If you are a serious photographer, try it for free, it will amaze you. This litle program also transforms lousy photos I get from my clients for their websites. It is essential to my workflow.
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