Any suggestions for a free photo editor
Paint.Net is really good
I use Picasa for most of my simple editing and photo organization. It's fast and gets more powerful with each new upgrade. I also love the face recognition built into the software that integrates with other google products (adding a photo to my Google contacts is easy through Picasa). You can also upload batches of photos directly to your Flickr account or order prints from a variety of online photo developers. http://picasa.google.com/
Check out following MakeUseOf poll, there are a bunch of good programs mentioned in comments.
What Image Editing Program Do you Use? [Poll]
there was also an article on a related subject
8 Simple Free Photoshop Alternatives that are under 2 MB
I switch between 4...Faststone is very good, Windows Live is another, Photofiltre has a good variety of functions and Paint.Net of course has the added plus of layers.
Would have to say for an all-around program: Faststone. Has many features including batch processing, color correction etc. Yet, it really easy to use and doesn't crash. Have used it for years now and it keeps getting better. No layers though.
MakeUseOf reviewed Faststone hre, http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/faststone-free-best-image-viewer-editor/
IrfanView it is, for me too...
My vote goes to IrfanView. It's a great allaround tool.
I use Gimp and the free Zoner photo studio
Has anyone tried Chasys Draw IES ? http://www.chachaslab.com/chasys_draw_ies.php
If you want something basic (no layers) Irfanview's Paint Plugin will do the job. Press F12 if you have Iv to see if you have it installed. Download it from the website if not.
If the plugin fits your needs, you also get the exceptional filetype compatibility of Irfanview and access to its excellent batch processing abilities.
I second IrfanView. It's a great allaround tool.
Windows Live Photo Gallery for easy, simple, yet powerful photo editing and photo management. I've left Photoshop in favor of this tool, because it's simply faster to correct and enhance photos using this app!
It also has a Ribbon Interface similar to Microsoft Office 2007.
Paint.Net is a very light easy to use surprisingly powerful image editor. Gimp is more complex.
gimp http://www.gimp.org or photofiltre http://www.photofiltre.com
Work on Mac, Linux and Windows. Very powerful and you can add user created scripts to it as well as more brushes, effects, etc.