Freeware UtilitiesGraphics, Images, Photographs Freeware Utilities
Convert images into various formats
XnView is an efficient multimedia viewer, browser and converter.
Convert images into various formats: Xnview
FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of
features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color
adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail
browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touch the four edges of the screen.
Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as
lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more. It
supports all major graphic formats.
Convert images into various formats: FastStone Image Viewer
Create a flash-based animated how-to/tutorial
Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software
(like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles
etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.
Create a flash-based animated how-to/tutorial: Wink
Create a web photo album and slideshow from my photographs.
iGal is a Perl program that can generate and publish an entire online picture show (static HTML slides, thumbnails
and index page) with just one command line invocation in a Linux or Unix environment. If you've got a directory (or
several) full of image files that are waiting to be put online and shared with friends, then iGal is for you.
Create a web photo album and slideshow from my photographs: iGal
Create web photo albums with slideshows of your image folders.
Create a web photo album and slideshow from my photographs: JAlbum
Did you know that free web space is usually provided with your Internet service? Use it to share your digital
photographs with friends and family! Web Album Generator is a software program that creates all the HTML, JPEG
thumbnails, and CSS for your online photo albums-all you need is your digital pictures!
Create a web photo album and slideshow from my photographs: Web Album Generator
Icon converter that supports the mask editor and the creation of Windows XP 32bit icons.
Create icons: Icon Sushi
Create thumbnails of images
Easy Thumbnails is a popular free utility for creating accurate thumbnail images and scaled-down/up copies from a
wide range of popular picture formats. An elegant interface makes it a snap to find your images and select them for
processing individually, in groups, or in whole folders, using a simple file selector and built-in image viewer. You
can use slider controls to rotate images and adjust their contrast, brightness, sharpness and quality, and check out
the results with the built-in viewer.
Create thumbnails of images: Easy Thumbnails by Fookes
Thumbnail Generator - An easy way to process thumbnails from a large amount of images. Thumbnail Generator
application supporting a bunch of image file types (for both: source images and target thumbnails), fixed target image
size as well as ratio calculation, and full internationalization.
Create thumbnails of images: Thumbnail Generator
Draw charts/graphs in 2D/3D from data
Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility for UNIX, IBM OS/2, MS
Windows, DOS, Macintosh, VMS, Atari and many other platforms. The software is copyrighted but freely distributed
(i.e., you don't have to pay for it). It was originally intended as to allow scientists and students to visualize
mathematical functions and data. It does this job pretty well, but has grown to support many non-interactive uses,
including web scripting and integration as a plotting engine for third-party applications like Octave.
Draw charts/graphs in 2D/3D from data: Gnuplot
Edit an image
CinePaint is a collection of free open source software tools for deep paint manipulation and image processing.
CinePaint is used for motion picture frame-by-frame retouching, dirt removal, wire rig removal, render repair,
background plates, and 3d model textures. It's been used on many feature films, including The Last Samurai where it
was used to add flying arrows. It's also being used by pro photographers who need greater color fidelity than is
available in other tools.
Edit an image: CinePaint
PhotoPlus 6 is incredible image editing software that enables you to create, manipulate, and enhance photographs,
bitmap graphics, and web animations. All the tools you need are provided along with handy hints to enable you to
achieve totally unique results.
Edit an image: PhotoPlus 6
Image viewer with thumbnail band for fast navigation. Provides EXIF information, RGB/I histogram and some basic
image processing tools.
Edit an image: Photo View
Extract icon files from exe/library files
Icon extracting and managing tool. It has ability to extract icons from executables, libraries and other files.
Also can save separate icons or icon pages to standalone icons or bitmaps.
Extract icon files from exe/library files: Icon Factory
Find the color of any pixel
What is CatchColor? It's a little Eyedropper. It's useful for to now the Hexa Value of a Pixel on the Screen. The
Pixel Color is automaticly copied in the Clipboard.
Find the color of any pixel: CatchColor
Pixie is an extremely easy-to-use, small and effective colour picker designed especially to meet the needs of
Webmasters and Designers.
Find the color of any pixel: Pixie by NattyWare
Xoomer is a fully resizable magnification program that displays current cursor location as well as RGB and HEX
color information of the current pixel.
Find the color of any pixel: Xoomer
Magnify image to pixel level
Ever needed to see what's going on on the screen down to the pixel level? That's where the Magnifier comes in.
Simple and easy to use, the Magnifier is always handy for when you need to see all the details.
Magnify image to pixel level: Magnifier
Manage galleries of photographs
Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open
Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums
organized by date with folder names you will recognize. Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click
fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips.
Manage galleries of photographs: Picasa from Google
ArtRage is easy to use, stylish painting package that lets you get painting from the moment you open it up. You can
paint with oils, sketch with pencils, sprinkle glitter, and more. You can paint with gold leaf, silver foil, and other
metallic colors. You can even load in your photos as Tracing Images to help you recreate them as paintings. For the
professional user, ArtRage also offers multiple Layers for painting, and layered PSD document import and export so you
can easily use it alongside your existing tools.
Paint creatively: ArtRage
Paint creatively (for kids)
Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (preschool and K-6). It combines an
easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the
Paint creatively (for kids): Tux Paint
Pick a color from a palette
Ever tried using a color picker on a high resolution monitor? It's impossible. That's why this color picker has a
magnifier attached. Grab palettes of up to 16 colors at once and use four advanced color mixers to select a spectrum
Pick a color from a pallette: ColorPic by Iconico
Right-click on an image and convert/print/thumbnail it
ShellExtension is a real handy freebie for Windows users. Install this tool and it will add three new options to
your menu when you right click on a picture file: convert, print, and thumbnail preview. Converting supports most of
the formats you will ever need: JPEG, TIFF, PSD, PNG, GIF, BMP, TGA, PCX, and a few others. The thumbnail option is
particularly handy when you are in a file open dialog of the program that lacks the image preview functionality.
Clicking on the thumbnail will open the image in the default program.
Right-click on an image and convert/print/thumbnail it: FirmTools ShellExtension
Remove unnecessary information from a jpeg file
PureJPEG is an easy to use, high performance utility to remove unnecessary data from images you email or post on
the net, without affecting the image quality whatsoever (no decompression/recompression is performed in the
filtration), removing such extraneous information as:
Digital camera technical data (EXIF)
Remove unnecessary information from a jpeg file: PureJPEG
Stitch together multiple photographs
Autostitch is the product of two years of research by Matthew Brown and David Lowe at the University of British Columbia. For details and research papers please see our panorama research page.
Stitch together multiple photographs: Autostitch
View images in an album folder
...one of the most popular viewers worldwide!
View images in an album folder: Irfanview
With the GL Image Browser, you can open a folder on your computer and look for all the pictures that are inside,
even in subdirectories if you want. It is no iPhoto or Picasa clone, GL Image Browser is not meant as a tool to
archive pictures, but as a tool to quickly browse through thousands of pictures to find a special one you are looking
for. If you left-click on a picture, you enter the full-view mode where your whole display is used to display the
pictures. You can then use the arrow keys on your keyboard to go a picture forward or backward. Click again and you
are back in the thumbnail viewer. Right-click a thumbnail to see the file on your harddisk. GL Image Browser uses
View images in an album folder: GL Image Browser