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Free Image Editor

CNET Editors' review

For novices, editing images can be a daunting task. That's why it's important to have a program that makes the whole process as friendly and effortless as possible. Unfortunately, Free Image Editor is not that kind of program.

The program's user interface is both unattractive and unintuitive. Three rows of tiny command buttons run across the top of the window. We had to hover our mouse over each one to find out what it's supposed to do. The only Help feature we could find was a link to the publisher's Web site, and even then, we were unable to spot any kind of FAQs or support page. We opened an image file to test the program, and cropped, rotated, and flipped the image successfully. Free Image Editor's preview option lets you see your changes before you make them permanent, a must for any image editor. A few of the commands puzzled us. For the example, there was a button that was supposed to "Enhance an image." When we clicked on it, we expected a window to appear that would allow us to manipulate the image in some way. Nothing appeared, and after a few seconds the program stopped working altogether and had to be restarted, which was not encouraging.

Free Image Editor comes as a ZIP file. It installs and uninstalls without any issues. While it did most of what it promised to do, we recommend you keep looking for an image editor with more help, better design, and proper functions.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    2.3 stars

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current version:

    1.8 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not worth the time it takes to download and install"

    February 25, 2013  |   By Frog605

    Version: Free Image Editor 2.4

    Pros

    Couldn't find any thing positive to say about it.

    Cons

    Program would freeze or do some weird things to the video.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time with this program. I try a lot of free programs and I'm willing to pay for those that do what they say they will do but this program is a total waste.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It installs an annoying toolbar without telling you"

    February 7, 2013  |   By darudmon

    Version: Free Image Editor 2.4

    Pros

    Never found out had to remove it

    Cons

    Had to remove 2 programs through the control panel, AND remove it from Chrome!

    Summary

    This is the first time I've gotten crap like this from CNET. I used to trust software from here. What happened?

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  • 3.0 stars

    "it works but is HUGE"

    January 23, 2012  |   By The Printer

    Version: Free Image Editor 2.4

    Pros

    it works if you can figure out all the little buttons and controls

    Cons

    overly complicated. No drag and drop.

    Summary

    Works in a pinch, but from now on I'll transfer my editing projects over to my trusty PowerMac.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "About Free Image Editor"

    August 18, 2011  |   By Cinzana

    Version: Free Image Editor 2.4

    Pros

    An unusal program, it has a good option to resize photo's based on different formula's. There is this effect Sand and Plasma wich I did not found with other programs. There are many options of tweaking colours.

    Cons

    One Effect is not active, Line Art.. too bad, and option: Change Thickness.. not active too.
    The given adress for qestions to Asked does not work. A very bad thing

    No proper Help Function and no Faq.. very sloppy.


    There is no Faq.

    Summary

    Mixed feelings about this program.

    It seems they does not want to be bothered by questions, by mail or else.
    They made this mail option unusabe.

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