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Need new FREE Photo Editing Program

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#1 judyjht


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:53 PM

My MGI PhotoSuite 4 got recently deleted because of some malware (by Kaspersaky) so I now need as new FREE photo Editing program that will work with XP Professional. I was used to Photosuite 4 so I wany something simple.


I don't need anything too fancy or complicated.  I really only need to crop, rotate, lighten or darken and probably delete some things from the picture. 


I have heard of Gimp, Fast Stone and Photo Bucket.  Any suggestions from those who use these programs before I dowmload them all?  Thanks a lot.

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 05:34 PM

Gimp has a kind of a large learning curve. I have no experience witht the other two. You may want to take a look at Paint.net. I have not used it but it gets good ratings.





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Posted 17 November 2015 - 05:38 AM

Chasys Draw is FREE, and the nearest you will get to Photoshop without the huge learning curve, it's also a very well laid out program and has a good looking interface:



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Posted 05 December 2015 - 07:08 AM

Paint.net have just released their latest version and now it seems closer to PS than ever before. Loads of plug-ins too, lots of them free. It's a very good piece of kit indeed!


edit...sorry I failed to read your post thoroughly....not sure if it works with XP.

Edited by robby501, 05 December 2015 - 07:11 AM.

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#5 britechguy


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 10:56 AM

Paint.net's webpage seems to indicate that Win7 is the earliest version of Windows it's guaranteed to work on.


You might want to try Irfanview, which definitely works all the way back to XP.

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 07:02 PM

You could try GIMP, it's capable of more-or-less everything photoshop can do but it is free and open source. The interface is, according to some people who've used both GIMP and photoshop, slightly more confusing than photoshop's but GIMP is still a very capable program which isn't too difficult to learn. There are loads of tutorials for it online.



Edited by rp88, 10 December 2015 - 07:03 PM.

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