Freeware windows digital photo editors (did we miss any)?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Wlm Singleton, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Cribbed from another thread, here are the freeware digital photo editors.
    Did we miss any?

    OFTEN RECOMMENDED
    http://www.gimp.org/ (The Gimp, functional editor)
    http://www.irfanview.com/ (Irfanview, fast viewer)
    http://www.getpaint.net/ (Paint.Net, functional MS Paint replacement)

    SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED
    http://www.xnview.com/ (XnView, fast viewer on Mac & Linux too)
    http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm (Faststone, image viewer)
    http://picasa.google.com/ (Picasa, what is it's claim to fame?)
    http://photoscape.en.softonic.com/ (Photoscape, functional editor)

    NOT RECOMMENDED
    http://www.snapfire.com/ (Snapfire, suspect Corel bait-n-switchware)
     
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 3, 2007
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  2. Wlm Singleton

    ray Guest

    On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 02:39:04 +0000, Wlm Singleton wrote:

    > Cribbed from another thread, here are the freeware digital photo editors.
    > Did we miss any?


    cinepaint is a beefed up version of GIMP which allows editing of 16 bit
    channel files.


    >
    > OFTEN RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.gimp.org/ (The Gimp, functional editor)
    > http://www.irfanview.com/ (Irfanview, fast viewer)
    > http://www.getpaint.net/ (Paint.Net, functional MS Paint replacement)
    >
    > SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.xnview.com/ (XnView, fast viewer on Mac & Linux too)
    > http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm (Faststone, image viewer)
    > http://picasa.google.com/ (Picasa, what is it's claim to fame?)
    > http://photoscape.en.softonic.com/ (Photoscape, functional editor)
    >
    > NOT RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.snapfire.com/ (Snapfire, suspect Corel bait-n-switchware)
     
    ray, Jul 3, 2007
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  3. Wlm Singleton

    Peter Chant Guest

    ray wrote:

    > On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 02:39:04 +0000, Wlm Singleton wrote:
    >
    >> Cribbed from another thread, here are the freeware digital photo editors.
    >> Did we miss any?

    >
    > cinepaint is a beefed up version of GIMP which allows editing of 16 bit
    > channel files.


    Look at Krita, part of koffice, handles 16 bit and many others. Looks like
    earlyish days, very interesting. Not sure if windows users will be in
    luck.

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    Peter Chant, Jul 3, 2007
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  4. Wlm Singleton

    John Corliss Guest

    Wlm Singleton wrote:
    > Cribbed from another thread, here are the freeware digital photo editors.
    > Did we miss any?
    >
    > OFTEN RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.gimp.org/ (The Gimp, functional editor)
    > http://www.irfanview.com/ (Irfanview, fast viewer)
    > http://www.getpaint.net/ (Paint.Net, functional MS Paint replacement)
    >
    > SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.xnview.com/ (XnView, fast viewer on Mac & Linux too)
    > http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm (Faststone, image viewer)
    > http://picasa.google.com/ (Picasa, what is it's claim to fame?)
    > http://photoscape.en.softonic.com/ (Photoscape, functional editor)
    >
    > NOT RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.snapfire.com/ (Snapfire, suspect Corel bait-n-switchware)


    Photofiltre:

    http://photofiltre.free.fr/

    --
    John Corliss
     
    John Corliss, Jul 3, 2007
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  5. Wlm Singleton

    4N Guest

    Artweaver
     
    4N, Jul 3, 2007
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  6. Wlm Singleton

    jon Guest

    Wlm Singleton wrote:

    >here are the freeware digital photo editors.
    >Did we miss any?


    Vicman's apps:

    http://www.vicman.net/
     
    jon, Jul 3, 2007
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  7. Wlm Singleton

    M.L. Guest

    >> Cribbed from another thread, here are the freeware digital photo
    >> editors. Did we miss any?


    Serif PhotoPlus6 www.freeserifsoftware.com

    >> OFTEN RECOMMENDED
    >> http://www.gimp.org/ (The Gimp, functional editor)
    >> http://www.irfanview.com/ (Irfanview, fast viewer)
    >> http://www.getpaint.net/ (Paint.Net, functional MS Paint replacement)
    >>
    >> SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED
    >> http://www.xnview.com/ (XnView, fast viewer on Mac & Linux too)
    >> http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm (Faststone, image viewer)
    >> http://picasa.google.com/ (Picasa, what is it's claim to fame?)
    >> http://photoscape.en.softonic.com/ (Photoscape, functional editor)
    >>
    >> NOT RECOMMENDED
    >> http://www.snapfire.com/ (Snapfire, suspect Corel bait-n-switchware)

    >
    > Photofiltre:
    >
    > http://photofiltre.free.fr/
     
    M.L., Jul 3, 2007
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  8. Wlm Singleton

    Guest

    , Jul 3, 2007
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  9. Wlm Singleton

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 02:39:04 GMT, Wlm Singleton
    <> wrote:
    : Cribbed from another thread, here are the freeware digital photo editors.
    : Did we miss any?
    :
    : OFTEN RECOMMENDED
    : http://www.gimp.org/ (The Gimp, functional editor)
    : http://www.irfanview.com/ (Irfanview, fast viewer)
    : http://www.getpaint.net/ (Paint.Net, functional MS Paint replacement)
    :
    : SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED
    : http://www.xnview.com/ (XnView, fast viewer on Mac & Linux too)
    : http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm (Faststone, image viewer)
    : http://picasa.google.com/ (Picasa, what is it's claim to fame?)
    : http://photoscape.en.softonic.com/ (Photoscape, functional editor)
    :
    : NOT RECOMMENDED
    : http://www.snapfire.com/ (Snapfire, suspect Corel bait-n-switchware)

    Does the software included with a camera purchase count as freeware? I'm
    fairly impressed with Canon's Digital Photo Professional. It has some major
    omissions, notably redeye correction and small-increment rotations. But its
    exposure manipulation capability is very good, and its cropping tool is the
    best I've seen.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jul 3, 2007
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  10. Wlm Singleton

    hummingbird Guest

    On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 02:39:04 GMT 'Wlm Singleton'
    posted this onto alt.comp.freeware:

    >Cribbed from another thread, here are the freeware digital photo editors.
    >Did we miss any?
    >
    >OFTEN RECOMMENDED
    >http://www.gimp.org/ (The Gimp, functional editor)
    >http://www.irfanview.com/ (Irfanview, fast viewer)
    >http://www.getpaint.net/ (Paint.Net, functional MS Paint replacement)
    >
    >SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED
    >http://www.xnview.com/ (XnView, fast viewer on Mac & Linux too)
    >http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm (Faststone, image viewer)
    >http://picasa.google.com/ (Picasa, what is it's claim to fame?)
    >http://photoscape.en.softonic.com/ (Photoscape, functional editor)
    >
    >NOT RECOMMENDED
    >http://www.snapfire.com/ (Snapfire, suspect Corel bait-n-switchware)



    (free) Digital Enhancer:
    http://www.mediachance.com/dce/index.html


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    I don't like publicising such things but here's my list so far:
    1,John Corliss 2,Franklin 3,Mike Dee (killfiled)

    2.I do not killfile googlegroups posts.
     
    hummingbird, Jul 3, 2007
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  11. Wlm Singleton

    Bob Adkins Guest

    On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 09:00:16 -0400, Robert Coe <> wrote:


    > Canon's Digital Photo Professional... and its cropping tool is the best I've seen.


    Faststone Image Viewer has the best cropping tool I have seen so far.
    Their redeye tool is surprisingly good too. It easily and quickly
    fixes all but the worst cases of redeye.
    -

    Bob
     
    Bob Adkins, Jul 3, 2007
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    Susan Bugher Guest

    Wlm Singleton wrote:

    > Cribbed from another thread, here are the freeware digital photo editors.
    > Did we miss any?


    ANY? You know not what you ask. . . ;)

    SOME of the free apps that have been mentioned in alt.comp.freeware are
    listed in these subcategories on ACF's Graphics page:
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.10Editor:3D
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.20Editor:Photo-Paint
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.20Editor:Photo-PaintForKids
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.20Editor:Photo-Paint SpecialEffects
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#2.50Viewer
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#2.50Viewer:ImageOptimizer

    > OFTEN RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.gimp.org/ (The Gimp, functional editor)
    > http://www.irfanview.com/ (Irfanview, fast viewer)
    > http://www.getpaint.net/ (Paint.Net, functional MS Paint replacement)
    >
    > SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.xnview.com/ (XnView, fast viewer on Mac & Linux too)
    > http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm (Faststone, image viewer)
    > http://picasa.google.com/ (Picasa, what is it's claim to fame?)
    > http://photoscape.en.softonic.com/ (Photoscape, functional editor)
    >
    > NOT RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.snapfire.com/ (Snapfire, suspect Corel bait-n-switchware)


    Susan
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    Susan Bugher, Jul 3, 2007
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  13. Wlm Singleton

    ray Guest

    On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 02:39:04 +0000, Wlm Singleton wrote:

    > Cribbed from another thread, here are the freeware digital photo editors.
    > Did we miss any?
    >
    > OFTEN RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.gimp.org/ (The Gimp, functional editor)
    > http://www.irfanview.com/ (Irfanview, fast viewer)
    > http://www.getpaint.net/ (Paint.Net, functional MS Paint replacement)
    >
    > SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.xnview.com/ (XnView, fast viewer on Mac & Linux too)
    > http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm (Faststone, image viewer)
    > http://picasa.google.com/ (Picasa, what is it's claim to fame?)
    > http://photoscape.en.softonic.com/ (Photoscape, functional editor)
    >
    > NOT RECOMMENDED
    > http://www.snapfire.com/ (Snapfire, suspect Corel bait-n-switchware)


    BTW - GIMP, et. al. are technically not 'freeware' but rather OpenSource.
     
    ray, Jul 3, 2007
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  14. Wlm Singleton

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 09:25:28 -0500, Bob Adkins <> wrote:
    : On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 09:00:16 -0400, Robert Coe <> wrote:
    :
    :
    : > Canon's Digital Photo Professional... and its cropping tool is the best
    : > I've seen.
    :
    : Faststone Image Viewer has the best cropping tool I have seen so far.
    : Their redeye tool is surprisingly good too. It easily and quickly
    : fixes all but the worst cases of redeye.

    What sets DPP apart from most of the cropping tools I've tried to use is that
    it lets you create a frame at an arbitrary fixed aspect ratio and then both
    easily re-size it and easily move it around.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jul 3, 2007
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  15. On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 09:00:16 -0400, Robert Coe wrote:

    > Does the software included with a camera purchase count as freeware?


    Good question. I'd say no as that software isn't easily downloadable (I
    would think) so let's restrict it to free software that can be downloaded.

    I have a summary which isn't finished yet as shown below ... but I haven't
    added Susan's information yet ...

    So far, these are the windows freeware photo editing recommendations:

    OFTEN RECOMMENDED
    http://www.gimp.org/ (The Gimp, functional editor)
    http://www.irfanview.com/ (Irfanview, fast viewer)
    http://www.getpaint.net/ (Paint.Net, functional MS Paint replacement)

    SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/cinepaint/ (CinePaint, GIMP+)
    http://www.xnview.com/ (XnView, fast viewer on Mac & Linux too)
    http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm (Faststone, great cropping)
    http://picasa.google.com/ (Picasa, what is it's claim to fame?)
    http://photoscape.en.softonic.com/ (Photoscape, functional editor)
    http://photofiltre.free.fr/ (Photofiltre, claim to fame?)
    http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version (Artweaver, creates too)
    http://www.freeserifsoftware.com (PhotoPlus6, claim to fame?)
    http://www.vicman.net/ (Vicman, claim to fame?)
    http://www.mediachance.com/dce/index.html (DigitalEnhancer, claim to fame?)

    NOT RECOMMENDED:
    http://www.snapfire.com/ (Snapfire, suspect Corel bait-n-switchware)
     
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 3, 2007
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  16. On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 09:36:43 -0600, ray wrote:
    > BTW - GIMP, et. al. are technically not 'freeware' but rather OpenSource.


    We know. We know. Let's keep "free" free of esoteric encumberences. Free
    mearly means, in this thread, that it doesn't cost any money.

    So far, these are the windows freeware photo editing recommendations:

    OFTEN RECOMMENDED
    http://www.gimp.org/ (The Gimp, functional editor)
    http://www.irfanview.com/ (Irfanview, fast viewer)
    http://www.getpaint.net/ (Paint.Net, functional MS Paint replacement)

    SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED
    http://www.xnview.com/ (XnView, fast viewer on Mac & Linux too)
    http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm (Faststone, great cropping)
    http://picasa.google.com/ (Picasa, what is it's claim to fame?)
    http://photoscape.en.softonic.com/ (Photoscape, functional editor)
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/cinepaint/ (CinePaint, GIMP+)
    http://photofiltre.free.fr/ (Photofiltre, claim to fame?)
    http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version (Artweaver, creates too)
    http://www.freeserifsoftware.com (PhotoPlus6, claim to fame?)
    http://www.vicman.net/ (Vicman, claim to fame?)
    http://www.mediachance.com/dce/index.html (DigitalEnhancer, claim to fame?)

    NOT RECOMMENDED
    http://www.snapfire.com/ (Snapfire, suspect Corel bait-n-switchware)

    Does anyone know what the main claim to fame of the following are?
    Picasa
    PhotoFiltre
    PhotoPlus
    Vicman
    DigitalMedia
     
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 3, 2007
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  17. On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 10:39:06 -0400, Susan Bugher wrote:

    > http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.10Editor:3D
    > http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.20Editor:Photo-Paint
    > http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.20Editor:Photo-PaintForKids
    > http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.20Editor:Photo-Paint SpecialEffects
    > http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#2.50Viewer
    > http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#2.50Viewer:ImageOptimizer



    Hi Susan,
    Some of these "freeware" photo editing programs listed come from Corel (eg
    photopaint) so I'd be very suspicious of the bait-and-switchware inherent
    in them. Are you SURE all of these are what we'd consider Windows freeware
    and not adware or switchware?
     
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 3, 2007
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    Carputers Guest

    Carputers, Jul 3, 2007
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  19. Wlm Singleton

    Susan Bugher Guest

    Wlm Singleton wrote:
    > On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 10:39:06 -0400, Susan Bugher wrote:


    >>http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.10Editor:3D
    >>http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.20Editor:Photo-Paint
    >>http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.20Editor:Photo-PaintForKids
    >>http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1.20Editor:Photo-Paint SpecialEffects
    >>http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#2.50Viewer
    >>http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#2.50Viewer:ImageOptimizer


    > Hi Susan,
    > Some of these "freeware" photo editing programs listed come from Corel (eg
    > photopaint)


    I don't know what app you're referring to - more info please.

    AFAICT there are only 3 Corel apps listed on the ACF program information
    pages. See the full list of apps sorted by company:
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_ProgramIndex.php?sortby=Company

    The programs are:

    Corel InfoCentral
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_ORGANIZERS.php#1383
    (Freeware) LFW (v 7.0)

    Corel Presentations
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#1384
    (Freeware) (Spyware)? LFW (v 9)

    Snapfire
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/P_GRAPHICS.php#4357
    (Liteware) (Registerware) (free) Pivacy waiver: the EULA requires
    consent to monitoring; data collection; advertising solicitations from
    third partiy marketing partners

    so I'd be very suspicious of the bait-and-switchware inherent
    > in them. Are you SURE all of these are what we'd consider Windows freeware
    > and not adware or switchware?


    I've shown the "ware descriptions" above. LFW = last Freeware version.
    See the notes at the bottom of each page and ACF's Ware Glossary if
    you're unsure about how to interpret other notations.
    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/acf/WareGlossary.php

    The ware descriptions are accurate "to the best of my knowledge and
    belief". They're based on info posted in ACF and/or info available on
    the internet.

    Susan
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    Susan Bugher, Jul 3, 2007
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  20. Wlm Singleton

    Susan Bugher Guest

    Wlm Singleton wrote:
    > On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 09:00:16 -0400, Robert Coe wrote:


    >>Does the software included with a camera purchase count as freeware?


    > Good question. I'd say no as that software isn't easily downloadable (I
    > would think) so let's restrict it to free software that can be downloaded.


    If you have to BUY something to be *entitled* to a "free" program it's
    neither free nor Freeware. (Software that's included in a camera
    PURCHASE is not free - it's part of the package you BUY.)

    Susan
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    Susan Bugher, Jul 3, 2007
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