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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What is your favourite image editing program?

Some of you may be surprised to know that Windows Photo Viewer and Office Picture Manager are not the only ways to view and edit image files :-)  Here are three of my favourites:

1)  Irfanview has been updated to version 4.35.  You can download from CNET here.  This is a superfast image viewing and editing program.  I love it for its highly adjustable batch image processing ability.

You can download all the current plugins from here.  This includes a new plugin that will allow Irfanview to open DXF files, as per this list.  The DXF plugin is provided by BabaCAD - they also provide free CAD software for download at http://www.babacad.com/index.html

2)  Paint.NET - quick and easy

3)  Photoshop - awesome filters and effects, and great at enhancing still photos of your buildings

4) GIMP - Andy Milburn reminded me about this in the comments.  I haven't used it for a long while, but it is essentially a free replacement for Photoshop.

5) pixlr - another great tip from the comments.  RicardoCC referred me to this online image editor that was actually purchased by Autodesk.  Have you tried it yet?


  1. Luke,

    I have used Paint.net for quick stuff for a long time, and find it a fantastic little tool. I will have to look into Irfanview, it has been a long time since I have looked at it.

  2. Tnx alot Luke,

    IrfanView saved me time and money, tax alot ppl from BabaCAD for plug in (*. dxf)

  3. irfanview, the swiss army knife of image viewers.

  4. You might want to mention GIMP, which does many of the things Photoshop can ... but for free.

  5. You need to see the online editor like/similar photoshop but is a free program purchased by autodesk