your favorite free photo editor

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by clanner, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. clanner

    clanner Token Black Guy.

    Apr 27, 2005
    ummmmm, marietta GA
    whats everyone favorite free photo editor? I have irfanview and am getting frustrated with it. any other suggestions
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    The Gimp
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Gimp.. Irfanview is only good for very basic stuff.

  4. The Gimp, it is great
  5. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Irfanview and Paint Shop Pro
  6. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    i use photofiltre.

    Not as complete as the gimp, but at least I am able to use it.

    The gimp is pretty hard to use
  7. irjason

    irjason In Memoriam

    Nov 17, 2001
    Louisville, KY
  8. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: ElixirĀ® Strings
    I use Infranview :spit:

    Haha okay. I don't know how to USE infranview. I just use it to re-size pics.

  9. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Adobe Photoshop? :D
  10. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I use Irfanview to resize pics as well because it's quick and barely uses any resources. When I want to really edit something like adding in or removing things though I use Gimp.

  11. For immediate program response, and easy resizing I use VuePro. It uses practically no resources, and opens immediately.

    I've tinkered with Gimp, and it's great for free... But I'm a die-hard PS CS2 user. When resizing pics where quality is of utmost concern, I use Fireworks, then convert back in PS. Resizing capibilities are much better than PS's, IMO.
  12. another vote for the gimp :)
  13. I use the gimp if I need to see the image.

    If I just need to resize or crop and image or even better a whole series of images, then I use ImageMagick. This is where using the command line comes into its own - being able to resize a whole load of images to 50% just using a short bash script, e.g.:

    for i in *.jpg; do convert $i -resize 50% $; done

    What could be easier?
  14. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    SInce everybody is using it, I will give the gimp another try. I just installed it.
  15. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    The Gimp, no doubt. A bit of a steep learning curve, but I'll take capability over that any day. There are a few sites featuring tutorials for that program if you give the web a search.
  16. clanner

    clanner Token Black Guy.

    Apr 27, 2005
    ummmmm, marietta GA
    it will take me a while to get used to the gimp. but I like it so far.
  17. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Serif's PhotoPlus.

    Version 6 is free to download and use. It's a poor mans PhotoShop. You can even work in layers and optimize pics for the web or e-mail.
  18. karrot-x

    karrot-x Inactive

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    I like GiMP and Picasa (made by Google).

    Pandas > not pandas
  19. barthanatos

    barthanatos Insert witty comment here

    Feb 8, 2006
    South Carolina
    Free was stated. I think it's a safe bet that legal was assumed.

Share This Page