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List of freeware softwares for Graphic making and editing.(with program descs)

I made this list of stuff because i thought it might help anyone who is graphicing. I do use some of these because there good and they work really well with nearly any operating system. Also this most of these are free or else have a demo.

Also forgive that i posted three times, because i needed the space to finish the list.[Sitcky Please!]

Free Paint Programs


Ultimate Paint
Paint program for Windows for photo editing and image creation with support for many file formats. Freeware and shareware versions are available. Also has an excellent GIF and JPEG optimizer.
ArtRage
Freeware artistic painting program designed to provide a realistic simulation of using paint on a canvas, along with pens, pencils, crayons, and other tools.

Artweaver
Freeware paint program for Windows designed for creatinve painting: realistic brush simulation, artistic effects, etc.

Brush Strokes
Free image editor, supporting GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, PCX, TARGA and AVI file formats. Also: GIF animations, filters, rotations, transformations, etc.

GIMP
Freeware image editing program for Windows, Linux, X-Windows. The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

iMageFast and Simple graphics editor for Linux and Windows. Supports 8, 16, 24 and 32 bit images. Excellent at tile editing, cropping and cleaning up images. Supports GIF, BMP, JPG, PCX. Split view zoom and basic graphics file support.

Image Enhance
Free image editor for Windows: bitmap and JPEG images, webcams, digital cameras and scanners, filters and effects.

ImageForge
Freeware for Windows. Create and edit images, acquire pictures from your scanner, digital camera or other Twain-compliant device, apply special effect filters, produce your own photo albums and simple slide shows, and much more.

Paint.NET
Freeware paint program for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

Painter 25
Free image editor for Windows. Features: backdrops, effects, and filters, banners, GIF and JPEG optimizer, airbrush, textures, clone, morphing, mirror, flip whirl, etc.

PhotoPlus 6
Free professional photo editing program from Serif Software.

Pixia
Very nice freeware paint and image editing program for Windows.

Texture processor
Free program for creating various textures. Texture Processor is intended both for 3d-artists and web-designers. Windows.

TwistedBrush
Free Edition

Freeware paint program very suitable for creating artistic images and effects.

VCW VicMan's
Photo Editor

Freeware photo editor with intuitive skinnable interface and a variety of features. Windows.

Free Vector Drawing Programs


Draw
A freeware open-source vector graphics editor.

DrawPlus 4
Vector drawing program for Windows with many features.

Gill
Free open-source vector drawing program for Linux. Gill = Gnome Illustration app.

Inkscape
A freeware and open-source vector graphics drawing program for multiple operating systems, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw.

Skencil
Skencil is a Free interactive vector drawing appliction for Linux and MAC OS/X.

TGif
Free interactive 2-D drawing tool for Linux/Unix.

Xara Xtreme
An open-soruce general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X.

Xfig
An open source vector graphics editor for Linux/Unix.

Free Desktop Publishing

Page PLUS
Free desktop publishing and print program for Windows created by Serif Software. Useful when you want to create Ads, Brochures, Flyers, Forms, Newsletters, Handouts, Posters, Pricelists, Reports, Invitations, Calendars, Greeting cards, etc.

Scribus
Open Source Desktop Publishing program for Linux, MAC OS and Windows.

Free Icon Editors

@icon sushi
Freeware image to icon converter with support for large Windows Vista icons, 32bit Windows icons, multiple-icon files, alpha-channel, transparency mask, etc.

Batch Icon Extractor
Extracts icons from files, such as executables, icon libraries and dll's. Freeware for Windows.

AWicons Lite
Freeware icon editor for Windows.

Free Cursor Editors

RealWorld
Cursor Editor

Freeware cursor editor for Windows. It includes a raster image editor, supports all native Windows cursor types and Vista cursors, 2-bit to 32-bit RGBA color depths, animated cursors, and many image formats, such as: JPEG, GIF, BMP, RRI.

Free Background-creation programs

sTile
A graphics program to create seamless 'tiles' which can be used e.g. as background images for web pages. It has many filters and effects.

Free image optimizers


Dynamic Drive
Free online image optimizer. Reduce the size of your (animated) GIF, JPG, and PNG images. You can also convert from one image type to another.

GIF/JPEG Cruncher
Free service. Compresses GIF/JPEG files from the Web or from your harddisk. You can compress as many images as you like.

Free image converters

36-Image converter
Converts from/to bmp, gif, jpeg, icon, tiff, pdf, pii, etc. Other features: resize, merge, re-color, filters for eg. grayscale, roman effect, lighten, darken, etc.

Formati
(Batch) graphics file converter; load formats: bmp, gif, jpg, png, wmf, emf, ico, icl, bmp, tga, tif, pcx, pcd, psd, psp, ppm, sgi, cut and eps; save formats: bmp, gif, jpg, png, tif, tga, ico and icl. Features: 34 effects including buttonize and seamless; Shape and Text tool; Twain scan; GIF and JPG optimizer; overlays; screen capture; smart resize; turn; PNG alpha support (mask based variable transparency); adjustable blending of two images; scriptable drawing wizards (HTML+javascript); create and edit (multi-image) icons and icon libraries;

Fotosizer
Freeware batch image resizer with many features such as: flip, rotate, convert to black and white; supported image formats: JPEG, PNG, BMP, TGA, GIF.

Omniformat.com
Free document conversion utility which allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats including HTML, DOC, XLS, WPD, PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, PCX, PPT, PS, TXT, Photo CD, FAX and MPEG. Also: optical character recognition.

Photoscape
Free image viewer, converter and editor for Windows.

PIXresizer
Freeware image resizing program for Windows. It can also convert between image formats (JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF), rotate images, convert to grayscale and resize multiple images in batch mode.
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