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Many of these free photo editing programs aren't lousy or lacking in features. Some of them are industrial grade (e.g. GIMP) and some are geared towards simple, online photo edits (e.g. Fatpaint). In this article, I'll introduce you to seven of the best photo editing software programs for Windows.
The GIMP is a great free, open-source image editor that brings high-end photo editing to users for free. The interface is a bit complex to pick up, but it is very powerful. If you've used Adobe Photoshop before, you'll find many of its functions available in the GIMP. For a free piece of software, it has an amazing repertoire of functions.
Fotoflexer is a web-based photo editing application that has casual and prosumer appeal. If you're a novice, you'll be able to go in, do some simple edits and be done. If you're a more advanced user - you'll be spoilt for choice in terms of what this tool can do. We're talking about blurring, comic, retro, animatinos, distortions and even layer support - all done online with your photo.
Paint.Net has been around for some time and boasts an easy-to-use interface and a huge array of effects. If you don't need to use the full power of Photoshop and simply want a quick and dirty tool, Paint.Net is a good bet.
Owned by Google, Picasa is a very pretty and top notch photo editing program. You need to install a desktop client in order to use it. However, it's interface is very clean and has cool tools like geo-tagging, great sharing support, web albums and name tags. Picasa gets my vote as one of the best in this list - it's a terrific, easy, and free way to edit and organize your images.
Picnick is another photo editing tool that is web-based and has been around for some time. It's quite powerful in the photo editing options it offers - although it's not as full-featured as Fotoflexer, in my opinion.
Fatpaint is an online and free, graphic design software and photo editor. It's one of the newer tools in this list - you can create page layouts, paint and draw vector images, logos and illustrations very easily.
As you can see, there are many choices available when you're picking a good photo editing software program for your Windows machine. What I've shown you are 7 of the best and free tools available out there. Be sure to check them out. For more serious work, you'd of course want to use a commercial package like Adobe Photoshop Elements or Corel PaintShop Pro X4.
Until next time, happy photo editing!
Author: Gary Hendricks
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