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Free Image Editor

By AskedFiles Group Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 29, 2010

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.4

General

Release April 21, 2011
Date Added April 21, 2011
Version 2.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 148,148
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Free Image Editor is a bitmap image-editing application that lets you retouch existing photos or create original graphics. Free Image Editor gives you the tools and supplies of a professional graphic design studio. There is TWAIN and support for importing from any scanner. Free Image Editor provides a rich graphics toolset for digital photography, print production and Web design. Input/output formats JPEG, JPEG2000, JP2, J2K, JPC, TIFF, PNG, BMP, PCX, DIB, RLE, TGA, TARGA, VDA, ICB, VST, PIX, PBM, PGM, PPM, WBMP, GIF, WMF, EMF, ICO, CUR, CRW, CR2, NEF, RAW, PEF, RAF, X3F, BAY, ORF, SRF, MRW, DCR, PSD, MultiPage TIF, GIF, AVI.

Some features Saving/loading of specific file format parameters and saving/loading of preview dialogs. Progress monitoring with saving and loading. Photo filters (Red eyes, sharpen, noise and so on).