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Free Image Editor

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out of 9 votes out of 4 votes

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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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1 stars

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

February 25, 2013  |  By Frog605

2013-02-25 09:53:58  |  By Frog605

 |  Version: Free Image Editor 2.4


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


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


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 stars

"It installs an annoying toolbar without telling you"

February 07, 2013  |  By darudmon

2013-02-07 12:25:47  |  By darudmon

 |  Version: Free Image Editor 2.4


Never found out had to remove it


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


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 stars

"it works but is HUGE"

January 23, 2012  |  By The Printer

2012-01-23 13:00:54  |  By The Printer

 |  Version: Free Image Editor 2.4


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


overly complicated. No drag and drop.


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

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2 stars

"About Free Image Editor"

August 18, 2011  |  By Cinzana

2011-08-18 02:52:23  |  By Cinzana

 |  Version: Free Image Editor 2.4


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.


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.


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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Full Specifications

Publisher AskedFiles Group
Publisher web site
Release Date April 21, 2011
Date Added April 21, 2011
Version 2.4
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.6MB
File Name
Total Downloads 143,833
Downloads Last Week 38
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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