If you are into digital photography, I am sure there has been those occasions where you wished you could edit or change the effects of your photos. Most image editing software packages that ship with the digital cameras, in my opinion, are easy to get lost in and the user loses interest very quickly.
Look no further… A program that I have used for several years, that is FREE; that keeps getting better; that has an easy learning curve; AND has features that rival some of the commerical packages, is called PhotoFiltre. This program should be in everyone’s image editing toolbox.
PhotoFiltre has a wide array of editing and imaging features that you nomally find in commercial software. PhotoFiltre comes with a modern, well designed interface and is well suited for everything from simple resizing to advanced photo editing. The neat thing I have found about it is that it has been a learning tool for me as well. I have never been able to take a program like Adobe Photoshop and learn it, due I can not focus long enough to learn about it. I’m one of these IT guys that has “brain train” and learns on the fly. With PhotoFiltre, you can, on the fly, start out by learning simple adjustments (such as sharpening or resizing an image) and progress to more advanced adjustments (such as applying photo masks and applying filters). I use this program a lot for designing and editing projections slides at my Church and for touching up the digital photographs that I take.
There are actually 2-(two) editions of PhotoFiltre:
PhotoFiltre (Free Version)
PhotoFiltre Studio (Commercial Version) – which supports Layer management, animated GIF, automatic insertion of copyright, and supports 8BF filters.
[CLICK HERE] to Google for PhotoFiltre Reviews… It is a highly rated program that I feel does not get the recognition that it truly deserves.
Two alternative photo / image editing programs that I recommend are:
Photobie – image editing software that combines features amateurs can use with advanced tools professionals will appreciate. Photobie is free for personal use with no Pro upgrade to pay for — all features are free.
ArtWeaver – program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your work.