License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-05-07
Version: 12.3.0 – Released: 2008-08-22 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.3 MB
“2 Pic allows you to open open two pictures and mix them, using various options. They can be faded into each other, overlayed, mixed with line themes and more. You can also apply several effects, change colors, resize images and more. Additional features include multiple Undo levels (with visuals), text overlays and more.”
Anchor Link Artweaver
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2009-07-05
Version: 0.5.7.458 – Released: 2008-12-22 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 8.8 MB
“Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your work. You can create sketches from photos and experiment with a wide range of brushes. The brush simulation is thereby as realistic as possible. Artweaver Features:
• Support of many different digital brushes e.g. chalk, charcoal, pencils…
• A wide variety of adjustment settings to customize the default brushes or to create new brushes.
• Standard image editing tools like gradient, crop, fill and selection tools.
• Support for the most common file formats like AWD (Artweaver), BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG, and PSD (no layer support).
• Transparency and Layers support.
• Effect filters like sharpen, blur, emboss and mosaic.
• Editable text layers.
• Pen Tablet support for a realistic feeling.
• History function to und/redo last editing steps.
• Expandable by Plug-In modules (Artweaver Standard).
• Support for many languages through language files.”
Anchor Link Convert My Image
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2010-09-06
“The Convert My Image free service enables you to convert between various image file formats. The following image file formats are supported:
√ PNG – Portable Network Graphic
√ JPG or JPEG
√ GIF – Graphics Interchange Format
√ TIF or TIFF – Tagged Image File Format
√ BMP – Bitmap
√ XPM – X Pixmap
√ PIC – PICtor
√ PDF – Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format)
√ EPS – Encapsulated PostScript
√ PS – Adobe Photoshop
“If you like the converter, please assist me in keeping it up by donating a small amount to the site.”
Anchor Link cPicture
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2010-04-23
Version: 2.6 – Released: 2010-04-23 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 1.1 MB Portable
“cPicture is a software to view and work with your digital photos. It offers support for thumbnail browsing, EXIF display, histogram view, as well as various features to resize, rotate, crop and more. You can also remove red-eye effects, create a HTML gallery or picture index, and batch process images to perform selected operations on multiple photos at once. The program supports all popular images formats, and even view/convert various RAW formats as well (including Canon CR2), which is not often found in free image viewers. The interface is easy to use and provides access to the features with non-technical commands (I want to …) and a modern look. cPicture offers several other handy features like mouseover image zooms, lossless rotation, image slideshow, command line options, color profile support and more. The program comes as standalone executable, and does not require installation.”
Anchor Link Exif Data Viewer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-04-22
Released: 2011-04-22 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.4 MB
“Exif Data Viewer is a free program to view and edit the Exif data in your digital photos, it supports EXIF Specification 2.3, can help you to analyze the detailed parameters of the photo. Also it supports to show the MakerNote information of wide range manufacturer device.”
Anchor Link Exif Tag Remover
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2009-07-11
Version: 3.0 – Released: 2009-07-10 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 2.8 MB
“Jpeg images often contain hidden information about the image and it’s creator, so called metadata tags. These tags are written to the files by digital cameras and photo editing software. There are many different tags, such as Exif, IPTC, XMP and Comments. Although mostly a useful compliment to the picture, there are many reasons why you would want to remove these tags before publishing an image.
“Exif Tag Remover allows you to easily delete the Exif tag and other metadata tags. By doing so before publishing an image you take an active step toward protecting your privacy on the Internet!”
Anchor Link FastStone Image Viewer
License: Free for private use Last Reviewed: 2013-04-06
Version: 4.8 – Released: 2013-04-04 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 5.3 MB Portable version available on-site
“FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer, converter and editor with an easy to use interface and a nice array of features that include resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks and more. It also includes an intuitive full-screen mode that provides quick access to EXIF information and thumbnail browser via hidden toolbars that emerge when you touch the edge of your screen with the mouse. Other features include a high quality magnifier and built-in slideshow with 60+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA.
“100% Free § No limitation § No Spyware”
Anchor Link FastStone MaxView
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2010-07-17
Version: 2.4 – Released: 2010-07-16 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.8 MB Portable version available on-site
“FastStone MaxView is a fast and compact image viewer that supports all major graphic formats, including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA, etc. It also supports digital camera RAW formats, including: CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF and DNG. Features includes lossless JPEG rotation, slideshow with 150+ transitional effects and background music, detailed image information including EXIF metadata, etc.”
Anchor Link FastStone Photo Resizer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-04-28
Version: 3.0 – Released: 2010-04-28 Windows: All
File Size: 1.4 MB Portable version available on-site
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“FastStone Photo Resizer is an image converter / resizer intended to enable users to convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate, change color depth, add text and watermarks to images in a quick and easy batch mode. Drag and Drop mouse operation is well supported. Features:
» Convert and Rename images in batch mode
» Support JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF and JPEG2000
» Resize, crop, change color depth, apply color effects, add text, watermark and border effects
» Rename images with sequential number
» Support folder/non-folder structure
» Load and save settings
» And much more… ”
Anchor Link GIMP for Windows
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-09
Version: 2.8.4 – Released: 2013-04-08 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 25.9 MB Portable version available
“GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
“This is the official GIMP web site. It contains information about downloading, installing, using, and enhancing it. This site also serves as a distribution point for the latest releases. We try to provide as much information about the GIMP community and related projects as possible. Hopefully you will find what you need here. Grab a properly chilled beverage and enjoy.”
[ A portable version is available here:
( Portable GIMP )
Anchor Link IExif Viewer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-06-07
Version: 2.3 – Released: 2008-04-22 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 2.5 MB
“Opanda IExif is a professional Exif viewer in Windows / IE / Firefox, From a photographer’s eye, It displays the image taken from digital camera and every item of EXIF data in the image from beginning to end. The user can learn about how and where to take the photo, what the camera’s model is, the detail of photographer and more in IExif. You can know more information and some unbeknown story. It is not only the good assistant to study photography, but also the best choice to view EXIF for photographer, shutterbug, photo editor and so on.
• Support all of EXIF 2.21 standard
• Support IPTC/NAA news image record
• Support GPS information record
• Support of Location satellite map by GPS data
• Support TIPP6 and popular software’s extend EXIF tag
• Support some special company’s tag, for example Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Sigma etc.
• Support Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
• Support Mozilla Firefox 0.7 – 3.0+
• Support to display thumbnail and its information
• Offer information of camera model and manufacturer”
Anchor Link Image Analyzer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-09
Version: 1.35 – Released: 2013-04-07 Windows: 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 2.3 MB
“Advanced image editing, enhancement and analysis software. The program contains both most image enhancement features found in conventional image editors plus a number of advanced features not even available in professional photo suites. Features:
¤ Automatic brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation adjustment
¤ Build-in conventional and adaptive filters for noise reduction, edge extraction, etc.
¤ Deconvolution for out-of-focus and motion blur compensation
¤ Easy red-eye removal
¤ User specified filters in spatial and frequency domain
¤ Resize, rotate, crop and warping of images
¤ Scanner, camera and printer support
¤ File format support:
o Read/write BMP, ICO, CUR, WMF, EMF, PNG, MNG, GIF, PCX, JPEG and JPEG 2000 images
o Read RAS, PNM, PGM, PPM, HIPS and Matlab files
¤ Morpheological operations
¤ Color model conversion: RGB, CMY, HSI, Lab, YCbCr, YIQ and PCA
¤ Distance, Fourier and discrete cosine transformation
¤ Plugin system for adding more specilized features.”
Anchor Link Image Mender Stanley’s Pick
License: Trial – $24.95 Last Reviewed: 2009-12-23
Version: 1.22 – Released: 2009-12-23 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 2.7 MB Trial Limitations: No time limit. Save disabled.
“Image Mender is an application for removing unnecessary objects from images. The software makes it easy to get rid of scratches, stains, logos and other objects on photographs. Simply select the spot to be cleared, and the program will do the rest. Major functions:
• Intellectual reconstruction — the program reconstructs the image under the cleared spot so fine that the traces are hardly noticeable even after the removal of large fragments.
• Ease of use — operating Image Mender is a lot simpler than operating Photoshop Clone Tool. You only need to select the fragment to be removed from the image.
• Supporting various formats — the program supports the following formats: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, TGA, MNG, RAS, RAW, JP2, JPC, PCX.
• High performance — the program is written completely in the C++ language, which ensures its high performance.”
Anchor Link IrfanView Stanley’s Pick
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-05-11
Version: 4.27 – Released: 2010-05-10 Windows: All
File Size: 1.33 MB Portable
“IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows. It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated) GIF support. One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIFF support. The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support.”
Anchor Link JPegger
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-12-22
Version: 5.63 – Released: 2011-01 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 2.5 MB Portable
“Vallen JPegger is a handy image viewer program that has been especially designed for browsing through large folders with many images. About 40 different image formats are supported like jpg., .bmp, .pcx, .tif, .png., .gif and many more. Original Explorer context menus provide all necessary file management functions like Copy, Move and Delete. Thumbnails of all images in the current directory are created automatically and full scalable print support including print preview for images and thumbnails is also included as well as a slide show mode. Images can be mirrored, rotated and saved. A built-in sound interface allows one to play back MP3, Midi or Wave-files while viewing. It can be used to assign spoken commentaries or sound impressions to specific folders. Besides viewing images and slide shows, you can also use Jpegger to take quick screenshots of your Windows desktop or applications and find duplicate images. Also includes a full featured MP3 Sound Explorer.”
Anchor Link Konvertor FM
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-12
Version: 4.09.6 – Released: 2013-02-12 Windows: Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 30 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Konvertor is a desktop file manager, a robust and powerful – yet easy to use – tool that tames today’s large and complex Windows’ file systems. It natively supports all major videos, audios, texts, 3D, compressed formats and all the digital camera RAW formats, handles EXIF, IPTC, XMP and ICC informations and is able to manage even very large collections with hundreds of thousands of images.
“Konvertor lets you open, view and edit a variety of different Windows, Unix, Atari, Apple, ZX, XBox, Nintendo, Next… multimedia and text file types ranging from the common, such as FLV, PICT, MP3, DXF, JPEG, WEBP, to the less familiar types, such as SCR (Screensavers), MOD (Module formats) and much more. The current version is able to play, display and convert between 3161 different formats.”
Anchor Link Light Image Resizer
License: Free for personal use Last Reviewed: 2013-02-14
Version: 188.8.131.52 – Released: 2013-02-10 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 6.68 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“ObviousIdea free image resizer and converter. Don’t look for a complicated software. It resizes and simply converts image, 1 by 1 or as a batch mode. Bulk editing to apply profiles to a set of pictures. It’s available as windows shell extension. Just right click and you can easily create copies or you can work on the original HQ photos. Then share your resized photos online with friends. It’s a freeware if you use it for personal use.”
Anchor Link Paint.NET
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2011-02-21
Version: 3.5.7 – Released: 2011-02-21 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 3.5 MB Requires: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Paint.NET is a photo and image editing tool. It serves the digital imaging community as a free alternative to the standard paint application included with Windows. It brings powerful features to the desktop, a myriad of special effects, plug-in extensibility, and layer manipulation. It enhances the image editing experience for tablet owners with Windows XP Tablet Ink support. Digital photographers and artists can enhance their images with features and effects such as levels adjustment, cross-layer cloning, anti-aliased tools, motion blur, and red eye removal.”
Anchor Link PC Image Editor
License: Free for Home Users Last Reviewed: 2013-04-13
Version: 5.2 – Released: 2013-04-11 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 6.17 MB
“PC Image Editor is a free graphics editor with many of the features of a professional product. You can edit images from a variety of formats; it contains an extremely user-friendly interface enabling you to work intuitively. Along with the usual assortment of file operations such as Copy, Move, Delete, and Rename; adjust colors in photos; apply filters such as Hue, Negative, Colorize, Posterize, Mosaic, Twirl, Emboss; rotations and transformations; Perspective and Skew; blur images; sharpen images; image resizing; setting an image as the desktop wallpaper. Also, it contains enhanced brushes and painting options.”
Anchor Link PhotoFiltre
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2009-12-17
Version: 6.4.0 – Released: 2009-12-10 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.9 MB
“PhotoFiltre is a complete image editing and effects package, that will not only amaze you with features but also the fact that it is free (for personal use). It comes with many features that rival some commercial packages, as well as additional add-on that can be downloaded from the web site. PhotoFiltre offers all the standard editing features (selection, clone brush, paint brush, etc.) as well as a large selection of image effects, photo masks, image adjustments, thumbnail browser and much more. The program also supports batch processing to apply filters, sizing, adjustments and transformations to a large number of images at once. PhotoFiltre comes a with modern, well-designed interface and is well suited for everything from simple resizing to advanced photo editing.”
Anchor Link Pixia
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-12
Version: 4.80b – Released: 2013-02-12 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 6.7 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Pixia one of the famous free painting and retouch softwares born in Japan, has launched its English version to the world! The original Japanese Edition was created and developed by the author, Isao Maruoka, but has also been aggressively raised by its fans, which makes this software to be quite unique and different from other tools. Pixia Help File is available as a separate installation file. To get better tips for using Pixia, visit users’ tutorials linked from the Tutorial page.”
Anchor Link Red Eye Remover
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-06-07
Version: 2.0 – Released: 2007-05-24 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 5.2 MB
“Red Eye Remover is a program that can remove a common red-eye effect from your images in an almost automatic mode. Using the advanced science-intensive technology, Red Eye Remover program is able to detect a red pupil from the rectangular area, which you specify. The pupil is instantly corrected.
“So, all you need to do is to simply specify a rectangular area around the eye. Red Eye Remover will do the remaining. If you don’t like the result, you can adjust the correction options, watching the results in real-time.”
Anchor Link Web Resizer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-05-01
Version: 184.108.40.20604 – Released: 2010-08-12 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 2.4 MB
“Web Resizer was made to convert and (or) downscale common graphic format such as JPEG, PNG, WMF, TGA and so on — to standard web graphic formats, i.e., JPEG and PNG for browsing friendly size.
“Possibly you have a lot of Mega pixels images inside the selected folder and your application tries to load all those images. It takes a very long time even if you have a fast PC. And you are not able to do anything until it loads all image files on the memory and actually it must reload them all when you want to convert or resize them. But it will not happen with Web Resizer.”
Anchor Link XnView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-09
Version: 2.00 – Released: 2013-04-09 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 14.4 MB
“XnView is a multi-format graphics browser, viewer, and converter. It can read more than 400 file formats; e.g., gif, bmp, jpeg, png, targa, multipage tiff, mpeg, avi, quicktime, and many more.
“XnView has an Explorer-like viewer that allows quick browsing of directory contents in both thumbnail and preview views. Its features include HTML page generation, contact sheets, twain support (scanner and digital cameras), batch conversion and image processing, full screen slide shows, image manipulation with effects like ‘Tile’ or ‘Glass’, screen capture and file operations.
“XnView exists for Windows, MacOS X, Linux x86, Linux ppc, FreeBSD x86, OpenBSD x86, NetBSD x86, Solaris sparc, Solaris x86, Irix mips, HP-UX, AIX !”