Basic Windows Image Manipulation Software

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mooblie
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Hi - I occasionally need to use my Windows Laptop (:(!) for simple still image manipulation.

Photoshop and its ilk would be overkill - I was just wondering what applications (ideally shareware or even freeware) people preferred to use for basic work here?

(A Windows equivalent of GraphicConverter on the Mac would be ideal, for those who know it.) TIA.

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I too use Gimp under Linux, but it isn't simple. It's easy as much of a heavyweight as Photoshop.

Whatabout ACDSee http://www.acdsystems.com/English/index.htm

I've been using it for years, its very simple to use and got some quite powerfull features. Great for a quick resize,crop,rotate,format change....etc...

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Irfanview can do basic image manipulation but is very good at converting file formats in batches plus a host of other facilities, and its free!!!.
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If you have it installed, look in Microsoft Office Tools and you will find microsoft Photo Editor.

Ideal for a quick fix on photo's.

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I use picasa2 by google for quick fixes. One feature I really like is that you can control the printed photo size like 4x6 5x7 etc in the crop utility, without getting white lined edges or stttrrreeccchhheeeddd photos.

http://picasa.google.com/download/

I also like ACDsee7. that resizes and gives a visual estimated the file size before you commit - useful for e-mailing images

http://www.acdoffers.com/cj/acdsee/acdsee7-EN.html (30 day trial)

A very good batch renaming program is Jim Wilshers BRU - i.e. From IMG0001 to Having fun _1 ...etc you can see the finished results before agreeing to rename, also it is able to remove single characterers from anywhere in a file name

http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php

When you have renamed them, you can use doublekiller to trace any duplicate images/files on yor H/drives.

http://www.bigbangenterprises.de/en/doublekiller/

Other freeware sites are

http://www.freewareaid.com/graphicsdigitalphoto.htm
http://www.pricelessware.org

All the above are free (apart from ACDSee - but that is on a trial), I do not think these programs contain any adware scumware etc.

Happy editing.

Willow

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Thanks, everybody.

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My preference has always been for Paint Shop Pro. It's nearly as flexible as Photo Shop but easier to drive and a lot cheaper. And it has an immense list of import and export file types.

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