Free Image Viewers
Excellent free image viewer/converter for Windows. It supports a large number of graphics file formats. Many features, including: thumbnails, preview, resize/resample, drag & drop, directory view , print, scan (TWAIN), slideshow, batch conversion, change color depth, audio CD player, capturing, cut/crop, effects (blur, sharpen etc.).
Free graphics viewer for MAC.
Freeware image viewer for Windows with support all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF and TGA
FastStone Image Viewer
Freeware image browser, converter and editor that supports BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA images.
Quick Image Viewer
Freeware image viewer for Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and HP-UX
Freeware image organizer and viewer for Windows. Created by Google.
Image Browser Arctic
Freeware image viewing program for Windows with support for all major image file types. Different viewing modes are supported, such as: Full screen, Stretch window + more. Also: create and deploy image slideshows,online photo gallery
for users for sharing images and information with other users.
Free image viewer and converter for MAC, Windows, Linux and many other operating systems.
EXIF Image Viewer
Freeware EXIF image viewer. Allows you view thumbnails AND all the EXIF data in your jpg files, as well as editing the EXIF description field in your photographs.
Free Photo Albums
Portmix Gallery Maker
Free program to create HTML photo galleries and photo albums.
StudioLine Photo Basic
Free photo-album, slide-show and image-management program for Windows.
2D Animation Software
Beneton Movie GIF
Free animated-GIF editing tool for Windows. Supports many file formats such as BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, and AVI, effects, brush, pencil, transparent, text, etc.
Non-free, but interesting 2D cell animation program, free demo available.
Free Animation and Paint program for Windows.
Well-known program for building GIF images and animations. Runs on Windows. 30-day trial version avialable. Windows.
Microsoft GIF Animator
Free program to create animated GIF's, including comments and transparency. Windows.
Free animation program for Windows. MonkeyJam is a digital penciltest program, designed to let you capture images from a webcam, camcorder, or scanner and assemble them as separate frames of an animation. You can also import images and sound files already on your computer. Although it is designed for pencil and paper, MonkeyJam can also be used for StopMotion animation and has several features just for that. Movies created in MonkeyJam can be exported as AVI files.
GIF Animator. Freeware, Windows. Contains 98 animation wizards including text and actor wizards. Edit existing animations, create new from imported images or from images created with integrated Movies Draw. Features: GIF explorer, GIF optimizer, quick backgrounds, smart shape (100 shapes with 25 gradient fills, rotated text etc.), animate selected frames; 3 free floating actors for creating cartoons; actor and text wizards;actor paths; AVI to GIF and GIF to AVI converters.
Non-free. 2.5D digital animation production system: digital drawing, pencil test, line trace, ink & paint, compositing & special effects.
Freeware animation program for Windows. It enables animators to input images using a flatbed scanner or video camera to view as an animated sequence and to edit the result using up to seven levels of animation with the option of outputting the result as an AVI file.
Non-free. 2D Cel Animation software for feature films, video, commercials, multimedia and web animations. Designed by traditional cel animation artists and producers Toonz precisely traces the steps of hand-drawn animation, giving you the familiar tools and process and all the efficiencies and options of a digitized medium.
Animation and 3-D software
3-D Schrift Generator
Free program to create 3-D texts. The Web site and program are in German.
3D modeling and animation program with a small set of easy to understand functions. Very suitable for 3D-beginners. Windows.
3D effects and animations. Transform plain text into 3D works of art with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Freeware 3D modeling and character animation program.
Art of Illusion
A free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, so it should run on any major platform (such as MAC, Linux, Windows).
Freeware, open-source. Blender is a cross plaform 3D creation suite, allowing fully integrated modeling, animation, rendering, post production and interactive 3D creation and playback. We are in the process of bringing back the old Blender product website.
Powerful freeware 3D graphics and animation program for Windows and MAC. The optional add-ons are mostly non-free.
DeleD 3D LITE
Free 3D editor for games developement. The "Lite" version is free.
Freeware 3D drawing program for Windows.
3D graphics and animation program, free for non-commercial use. Runs on Windows and MAC.
Freeware tool for creating 3D plant models and 2D illustrations. PlantStudio simulates herbaceous (non-woody) plants like wildflowers and cut flowers, vegetables, weeds, grasses, and herbs using a parameter-driven simulation of plant growth and structure. You can "grow" plants over their life cycles, producing lifelike images at any age. You can design, animate and breed a wide variety of plants. By using the "evolutionary arts" of variation and selection in the plant breeder, you can quickly and easily create whole families of unique plants for your 3D scenes.
Free program for creating realistic three-dimensional images and animations. Versions available for Windows 95/98/NT, DOS, MAC, Linux i86, SunOS, Amiga.
Source code available for those wanting to create versions for other operating systems.
An easy-to-learn 3D modeling program by Google. Currently only for Windows; a MAC edition is planned.
A freeware and open source 2D vector graphics and animation program for Linux, MAC, Windows capable of producing "feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources."
Freeware for Windows, MAC, Linux, Solaris, written in Java. Teddy is a sketch-based 3D modeling program, enabling you to make interesting 3D models just by drawing freeform strokes.
Terragen is a scenery generator for generating photorealistic landscape images and animations. For Windows and Mac OS. Currently Terragen is free for personal, noncommercial use.
Tree Magic Shape Maker
Freeware program for creating 3D shapes. Flowers, glasses, goblets, amphoras, pipes, tubes, logs, caves and other shapes are possible.