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Free image editor software reviews


We compare 10 free image editors including GIMP, iPhoto, IrfanView and more.

Last updated: 5th February 2014

Even the best photographers sometimes need to touch up their pictures – for the rest of us happy snappers, some digital artistic licence is often a necessity to get a decent end result! So how much should you spend on an image editing program? The answer could be nothing at all.

We compare 10 of the most popular free image editors for their capabilities and ease of use to find the best choice of virtual photo lab. Our tests assess:

  • advanced editing functionality
  • basic editing functionality
  • usability
  • initial setup
  • learning the program
  • help and support.

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