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Free Editors for Photos, Images, Pictures and Files

All of the software below are free and will give you the option to edit your photos, images, pictures and even change the file extensions of pictures i.e. you can change a .bmp file to a .jpg/jpeg file or a .gif to .bmp etc. Some even have the ability to make icons .ico files. The choice of what software you decide to use is entirely up to yourself. Just click on the name to download the program.

  • Picasa

    Locate and organise all the photos on your computer, edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks, share your photos with others through email, prints and on the web: it’s fast, easy and free. Picasa organises your entire collection while you watch, scanning the images on your computer and automatically sorting them by date. Want to clean up messy folders and move pictures around on your computer's hard drive? Simply drag and drop pictures from one folder in Picasa to another. Picasa will make the change permanent after double-checking with you. Want to change a picture's filename from 671056398a.jpg to Lisa.jpg? In Picasa, it only takes seconds to re-name one picture or a group of pictures. Use the "Albums" collection to tag your photos into quick groupings inside Picasa. Viewing and sharing the pictures you grouped under an album is easy – they make great slideshows and movies or you can email them to friends. Give a gold star to any photo you love: it turns your favourites into visual standouts at a glance. Picasa even has a star search that reduces your entire photo collection to the best of the best in less than a second. Picasa creates a new “instance” of each photo you label without taking up more space on your computer, so you can put the same picture into multiple albums. Have photos you want to keep to yourself? You can add passwords to any of your Picasa collections (this does not affect which pictures you and others can see on your computer’s hard drive). It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA)
  • Gimp

    Gimp is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA)
  • Paint.NET

    Paint.NET is free image editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing. It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA)
  • FastStone Image Viewer

    FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touches the four edges of the screen. Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA) and popular digital camera RAW formats (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF, SRF and DNG)
  • IrfanView

    It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA), Multi language support, Thumbnail/preview option, Toolbar skins option, Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD), Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc, Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters, Fast directory view (moving through directory), Batch conversion (with image processing), Multipage TIF editing, File search, Email option, Multimedia player, Print option, Change color depth, Scan (batch scan) support, Cut/crop, IPTC editing, Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)