Choosing Your Own Free Photo Editing Software
Digital cameras have made taking great pictures so much easier. With so many automated options like auto focus, auto flash, and even face recognition, todays cameras give even amateur photographers a big boost in capturing those great shots. However, we have to admit that we don’t always get the perfect images we were striving for. Thanks to the existence of digital photograph editing software, we now have the ability to modify and edit our photos to get our pictures as close to perfect as possible.
Software like Adobe Photoshop and Corel Paint Shop are very popular and used by many, but there are several other software packages that are free and easy to use, even for those new to photo editing.
Below is a list of FREE digital photography editing software you can use. I’ve put them all in one place to make it easy for you to freely access them and try them all out.
FREE Digital Photograph/Image Editing Software: ( Click on the software names below to go to the free software website. )
> Irfan View. With this software program you can easily alter the gpicturess and also crop and cut your photos, produce slideshows and even enhance your images. All these features are available in one simple and free software program. This is also perfect for group processing.
> Photoscape. This is a free software program with great editing and adjusting abilities. This tool has an image animator that allows you to turn your images into animated .gif files. YOu can also batch edit multiple files with this software. Though this is a complicated program, you can be sure you’ll have quality output.
> Kodak EasyShare Freeware. This is widely used for modifying, sharing and even printing your photos. This is great for amateurs since it is easier to use.
> PhotoFiltre. This is a simple software program. Though it has limited features, it is elegant in a way that it has an easy user interface and lots of image adjustments buttons, effects and filters.
> VCW Photo Editor. This free picture editor provides lots of editing, painting features and tools such as, text tool, color replacement, gradients, editing any scale, selections by region or color, special effects, etc. You can also upgrade to a higher version for a better features.
> Picasa. This is a freeware from Google. This software has the ability to share and edit all the photos saved on your PC. The good thing about this digital photography software is that it instantly sets all the images and then sorts them by album with a date on each folder. This will help you find all the pictures. You simply drag and drop to organize your albums as well as to create labels on each album. Moreover, Picasa like other software has the ability to share and send your pictures through uploading them in your emails, and blogs.
> Serif Photo Plus. This digital photography software includes features such as, editable text, image slicing, export optimizer, image maps, smart shapes, selection tools and other image enhancement tools. Its current version is now available for free online, but you can order a CD, with a shipping charge. You’ll find other useful tools on their website too.
> ADG Panorama Tools. Like other software programs, Panorama also lets you share your photos easily and generate them quickly. It has added features that embed, edit and publish 360 degrees of interactive panoramic composition directly on the web. This software is internet dependent and be aware that this is a trail version that’s fully functional but with a watermark that reads ‘unregistered’ on your work.
> Picture Shark. This freeware allows you to “inscribe” visible text or logos on the photos. Additional features includes: The Wizard user interface; the capacity to produce real watermarks; it also has a feather that create edges between the picture and the stamp, to make the image smarter; and its support any image format.
> GIMP. It’s the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
This is a short but useful list of easily available digital photography editing software. As a digital photographer, you can always play with your images. Use your creativity and don’t be afraid to explore. Practice and research more on the software program that you think would work best for you.