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These free photo editors are also simple to use plus they each have some distinguishing features. Free Photo Editors. Why Use Free?. All are powerful image tools that provide a full range of editing features. All are simple to learn and have good help.

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why use free
Why Use Free?
  • All are powerful image tools that provide a full range of editing features.
  • All are simple to learn and have good help.
  • One has look and feel of basic Photoshop so if you want to learn Photoshop this tool provides free and fast lessons.
  • Another combines an image browser with novel editing features.
  • A third provide speed and some simple macros.
essential basic photo edits
Essential/Basic Photo Edits
  • Image Transformations – Rotate, Crop, Resize
  • Image Color Adjustments:Levels – for overall under/over exposure Curves – for adjusting brightness, contrastHue- for correcting color over tintsSaturation – for increasing color punchBlack+White – changing from color to BW
  • Sharpness for correcting photo jitter/blur
  • Smoothing/blur for correcting noise
  • Clone tool for image touch-ups
extra image edit features
“Extra” Image Edit Features
  • Selections or masking to apply basic edits to select portions of an image.
  • Brushes to apply painterly touches to an image.
  • Text to provide captions, on image comments
  • Layering to provide two fundamental capabilities:1)over-lapped single image blending ;2)multiple image compositing.

ALL 4 Free Photo Editors provide All Basic Features

4 free photo editors
4 Free Photo Editors
  • Fastone Image Viewer – an image browser with basic editing features
  • ArtWeaver – provides a Photoshop cloned interface with nearly identical look and feel for basic photo editing.
  • – has fast editing + extra features.
  • Photo Filtre - provides image browsing plus novel extra editing commands.
artweaver is a free photoshop clone
Artweaver is a free Photoshop Clone
  • It has all the Essential Photo Edit functions
  • Better: they follow the layout of Photoshop interface closely -so you learn Photoshop as you learn Artweaver
  • Better: Artweaver has a powerful Brush creation tool which allows creating a wide range of drawing brushes. This is a real strength for artists committed to drawing.
  • Best: Artweaver provides selection/masking tools and powerful layer options
masks and layering ii
Masks and Layering II
  • Masks allow users to direct exactly where edits will be applied by drawing the mask or selected area region of the image
  • One downside is that its very tedious to Refine Edges like in full Photoshop
  • Layering allows wonderful photo ef fects to be applied to an image – Orton, Sabatier, Color touches, etc
  • Artweaver lacks the powerful blend effects available in Photoshop
photoscape virtues foibles
Photoscape Virtues/Foibles

Photoscape is the Swiss Army Knife of photo-editors

  • It has all basic edit features but no masks nor layers
  • It has a handy Gif-animation editor
  • It has a savvy Page layout tool for images
  • It has a second Page layout tool for images in which the images are not cropped to fit
  • It has an image viewer, batch editing, a great color picker, a versatile screen capture tool, etc, etc
photofiltre has artistic flair
PhotoFiltre has Artistic Flair

PhotoFiltre supports all the basic photo edits

  • It provides masking for selective edits to images
  • It does not have layering
  • But the selection of drawing tools is rich
  • There is a wealth of artistic tools and filters
  • And PhotoFiltre has nifty tools like batch processing, frame creation, Mosaic styling, etc
summary of free photo editors
Summary of Free Photo Editors
  • All of these photo editors are free downloads
  • Artweaver has a Pro edition that adds significant control of the interface plus Adobe plugin support
  • Having used online photo editors like SumoPaint and Splash, our free editors are typically faster – especially loading and saving large image files
  • Having used mobile photo editors like Pixlr, Picsay, and Photo.lab, our free editors have better speed, image size, and broader features. But the mobiles have touch ease of use and specialize in nifty effects