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Photofiltre Image Editor

Photofiltre v6
Photofiltre v6

Have you ever tried to send someone a picture, but got an error message, that it’s too big, probably because it’s several MBs and you did not know what to do? Or you probably have a nice photo of you, but standing not far enough from someone you would prefer not to be in the picture? Simply select the bit you want to remain & “crop”, etc, … or you simply need to create a simple or edit an existing image for your Powerpoint presentation? Photofiltre is a simple and easy to use image editor that can allow you to do that & much more. It is also “portable”, meaning you can simply copy the installed program onto a flash drive /USB stick and be able to use it on any other Windows PC. You can use it to lighten up a picture, if it’s a bit too dark & so on. Publisher: “PhotoFiltre is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy learning curve. PhotoFiltre is free for personal and educational use. …” Find some tutorials here: http://photofiltre.free.fr/frames_en.htm (link is external) Download link: http://photofiltre.free.fr/frames_en.htm (link is external)

Photofiltre version 7
Photofiltre version 7

The links lead to the little bit old version 6, pictured which is however much easier to use for very simple tasks like resizing images for real beginners. This link, leads to the a little more advanced version 7, which can also deal with layers => http://www.photofiltre-studio.com/pf7-en.htm.

Alternatives

There are many good programs out there, but if you want something offering more for free:

  • Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plug-ins. Get from: http://www.getpaint.net/ (link is external) Paint.NET also depends on Microsoft’s .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, which is automatically installed if it isn’t already on the system.
  • Gimp This is probably the best free, open source image editor around. It has a rather unusual user interface, but once you get used to it, you can do quite a lot. Get it from http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ (link is external). Download the windows installer unless you have Linux.