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Free Image Tools

Portable GIMP
This is a beta version of the GIMP for Windows in portable form.

GIMPShop
GIMPShop is a verion the famous GIMP image software that is designed to be more user-friendly for user that are familiar with Photoshop.

Blender3D
Blender3D is open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.

The GIMP
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. The GIMP is available in ports for several platorms including Windows.

i.Mage
i.Mage is a small and fast graphics editor slanted towards quite and easy pixel editing, ala DPaint from the DOS/Amiga days. It is not designed to compete with the other graphics programs out there, there are plenty that do a much better job than i.Mage. However it starts in under a second and it does a lot of the mundane jobs of image editing quickly and without fuss.

POV-Ray - The Persistence of Vision Raytracer
The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux. The source code is available for those wanting to do their own ports.

Tile Studio
Complete development utility for graphics of tile based games. Includes a bitmap editor for creating tiles and sprites and a map editor for designing level maps

Art of Illusion
Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, and should be usable on any Java Virtual Machine which is compatible with JDK 1.1 or later.

AsTiffTagViewer ver 1.10
AsTiffTagViewer is a freeware TIFF Tag Viewer application for Windows. It lets you view each page's tags/fields (code, data type, count and value).

CoffeeCup Free Image Slicer 1.0
CoffeeCup Free Image Slicer is a tool for slicing your images into multiple pieces for preventing people from stealing them, making parts of them link to pages, and more. It automatically creates an HTML page with the code you need and saves it with all the slices. For Windows.

IrfanView
IrfanView is a simple image viewer and editor that supports all major graphic formats, including BMP, DIB, JPEG, GIF, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, multipage TIFF, TGA, and more. It features drag-and-drop support, directory viewing, TWAIN support, slide shows, batch conversion, and modifications such as color depth, crop, blur, and sharpen. For Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP

Inkscape
Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats

Easy Thumbnails
Easy Thumbnails is a popular free utility for creating accurate thumbnail images and scaled-down/up copies from a wide range of popular picture formats. For Windows 95/98/2000/NT4/Me/XP.

Web Album Generator 1.5.0
Web Album Generator will automatically create thumbnails (small versions of each photo) for you. You can specify the size and number of thumbnails for the index pages.

Fractal Explorer
Fractal Explorer is a freeware fractal generation tool for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.

Paint.NET
Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP. Paint.NET is jointly developed at Washington State University with additional help from Microsoft, and is meant to be a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with all Windows operating systems

FavIcon from Pics
Now it's easy to create icons for your web pages with FavIcon from Pics. Simply select a picture, logo or other graphic (of any size/resolution) for the Source Image and click Generate FavIcon.ico.

Online Image Splitter
Image splitting is a technique most often used to slice a larger image into smaller parts to make it load faster. Online Image Splitter makes it easier to slice images and download the HTML tags for pasting the slices back together. It also provides options for optimizing the sliced images and quickly creating navigational bars with mouse-over effects.

Fractal Forge
Fractal Forge v.2.8.2 is freeware. You can use it to draw your fractals and explore Mandelbrot's Set branches. Windows.

CinePaint
CinePaint is a collection of open source software tools for deep paint manipulation and image processing. CinePaint is used for motion picture frame-by-frame retouching, dirt removal, wire rig removal, render repair, background plates, and 3d model textures.

Icon Studio - Version 1.2
A full featured icon editing program that has many options.

Anim8or
Anim8or is a 3D modeling and character animation program for Windows.