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Old Oct 28, 2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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What are everyone's favourite freeware photo viewing/editing programs?

For general viewing and general editing, I like IrfanView which can be found at this site the last time I checked http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967.html

Anyone know of any other nice free programs?
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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Irfanview's at http://www.irfanview.com/
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 11:21 PM   #3
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GIMP! www.gimp.org

image editing software...never used it...but i've heard good things about it

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Old Oct 29, 2004, 11:58 PM   #4
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Wow, from what I've seen, Ithe Gimplooks like anamazing little program.

May have some bugs but what the heck, it's fun and free.

I was going to get some commercial program but why bother, there's so much to play around with here.

Thanks for the link.


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Old Nov 2, 2004, 1:18 AM   #5
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i concur with the irfranview image viewer.
it also has batch coversion for files plus resizing.

very good program
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Old Nov 2, 2004, 8:43 PM   #6
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I haven't used gimp either, but photophiltre (http://www.photofiltre.com/) is very good. Also, for removing NOISE, try Noiseware (www.imagenomic.com) or Neat Image (www.neatimage.com). Great results, although Noiseware is faster.
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 12:23 AM   #7
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THANKS for the info on Noiseware! I was looking for something to do that but didn't know where to find one that was free...Have not tried it yet but it seems promising...
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 7:42 AM   #8
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Another one for irfanview. Its ability to make slidshows is very handy. (I have photoshop for editing.)

If people care, I have non-photo free software which I like a lot... but they are a bit off-topic.

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Old Nov 18, 2004, 11:15 AM   #9
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In addition to the ones already mentioned (Irfanview, GIMP, Neat Image), I use the following programs:

Gallery (for my online photo album):
http://gallery.menalto.com/modules.p...amp;file=index

Exifer (for viewing/editing EXIF metadata):
http://www.friedemann-schmidt.com/software/exifer/

JpegCrop (for cropping, rotating, flipping etc.):
http://sylvana.net/jpegcrop/

There are probably some other little tools in my box that I forgot, if they come to mind while I use them I will collect a list of links and post it somewhere (probably in the newbies section).

Apart from the freeware tools, I use Photoshop or the DiMAGE tool that came with my camera. I use JPEG tools a lot, as my DiMAGE Z2 does not have RAW mode (yet!!! I understand there is a hacked firmware for Z2, and I am collecting courage to install it).

Hope it helps a bit!

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Old Nov 18, 2004, 2:22 PM   #10
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Oh, I completely forgot a few.

jalbum. When I was doing research on gallery creation software it did everything I wanted... and none of the others I found did. As many pictures on a page as you want (controlling number of colums & rows), as many pages as I want, a HUGE selection of templates for the albums. I highly recommend it. Oh, and it runs on the Mac or windows because its in Java.

filezilla. The best ftp program I've ever used. Completely open source and free... I don't know why anyone else sells an ftp program any more. It even supports SSH2 and a few encryption systems.

I used exifer to read and copy exif data between pictures. A bit clunky, but it worked. There might be better (or it might be better, I rarely have a need for it now.)

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