Free image editor

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Post » Sat May 07, 2011 10:20 am

If anyone is looking for a decent image\ graphic editor, try this one -

PhotoFiltre 6.5.2, (free image editor)

You can download it here - (4 meg)

[url:321qnne6]http://photofiltre.free.fr/download_en.htm[/url:321qnne6]

Make sure you select the English version

[u:321qnne6]Features[/u:321qnne6]

1 click transparent color select for sprites
Good set of flters- BLUR, SMUDGE, CLONE....ETC)
Full support for- BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TARGA, TIFF, ICON
Image merge and Dissolve
Automate\ Batch processing
PhotoMasque filters
Animation plugins
Portable Version

Construct 2 users will need to Change the following reg setting-

1, Open\ run regedit (Start......Run.......Type 'regedit')
2, Navigate to[color=#000080:321qnne6] 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit\command'[/color:321qnne6]
3, Change the Default windows editor to -

[color=#000080:321qnne6]"C:\Program Files\PhotoFiltre\photofiltre.exe" "%1"[/color:321qnne6]

(Depending on were you install it!)
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Post » Sat May 07, 2011 12:33 pm

Yeah this one was my favorite for ages, but you can't use layers in free version
wich is kinda sad :(

Recently i found this one :
http://www.phoxo.com/en/

It's more or less like photofiltre exept it has an exellent layer management,
toggle window with all effects + thumbnails, cliparts, etc

Give it a try it really worth it (4mega / free / portable)
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Post » Sat May 07, 2011 1:01 pm

Thanks Jamesx

Just downloaded it, i didnt know about the layers restriction in Photofiltre.
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Post » Sat May 07, 2011 5:27 pm

Before I bought Photoshop, I used: http://www.getpaint.net/

It's pretty full-featured and there are a ton of new plugins/effects in the forums.
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Post » Sat May 07, 2011 6:34 pm

[quote="buddy40":34lh58xb]Before I bought Photoshop, I used: http://www.getpaint.net/

It's pretty full-featured and there are a ton of new plugins/effects in the forums.[/quote:34lh58xb]


Iv'e used Paint.net in the past, very good editor....but I think you need NetFramework 3 on your system for it to work, and it's a HUGE download if you haven't got unlimited internet!

Im using a Vodafone dongle with a 3 gig monthly limit. :oops:
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Post » Sat May 07, 2011 6:59 pm

Well, .NET 3.5 is about 30-ish megabytes. Newer versions of windows of course don't need that full download either.

I think that can fit within your 3 gig limit well enough.
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Post » Sat May 07, 2011 9:52 pm

How about Gimp? I use it for ages for any graphical needs, including gif animations
http://www.gimp.org/
It is also free, open source and almoust just like photoshop
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Post » Sat May 07, 2011 9:55 pm

Thanks for the info buddy40 and Miu3 i will download and test them out :D
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Post » Sat May 07, 2011 9:57 pm

I personally don't like Gimp, as the interface is kind of cluttered and the layout is much different to Photoshop (which is the industry standard). Also, the mod that changes the interface to look more like Photoshop is several version behind.

It's certainly not terrible for free software. It's just better suited to Linux, which is what it's intended for.

When I am away from my own computers, I use: http://www.sumopaint.com/home/ - Which is entirely online.
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Post » Sun May 08, 2011 7:39 pm

[quote="buddy40":3pahtm3m]I personally don't like Gimp, as the interface is kind of cluttered and the layout is much different to Photoshop (which is the industry standard). Also, the mod that changes the interface to look more like Photoshop is several version behind.

It's certainly not terrible for free software. It's just better suited to Linux, which is what it's intended for.

When I am away from my own computers, I use: http://www.sumopaint.com/home/ - Which is entirely online.[/quote:3pahtm3m]



Well, that is your opinion. Im Vista user.
I personaly think the interface makes it only better as you can edit your workspace by puting together the Dialogs of each function you prefer for your work as you like. You could for example watch a movie while drawing on one screen at the same time ^^
Also a big plus is the commercial use in Gimp and it is always under develoopment.

I tried out that SumoPaint now and to be honest, in my case it got a big minus as it has no pen presure function. Even in pixel drawing for making sprites it has horrible quality...
The brush options are verry poor and making it online only can be difficult to use when you got no net. It doesnt has much functions compared to gimp. Also it doesnt look like you could use it for things like commissions. Just personal, non-commercial use.

Sorry if I sound kinda heavy but thats simply how i see it.
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