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Pick out the best photo editor 2018 for Windows

Edit your images by removing red eyes, resizing, cropping and batch processing. View, rename and rotate your photos, improve their colors and apply different filters. These photo editors support most popular image formats like JPEG, PNG, GIF, ICO, TIFF, etc.

Freeware  
Batch photo editing  
Layers  
Converter  
Animated GIF  
Screen capture  
Printing  
Face recognition  
Slideshow maker  
Red-eye removal  
Support for JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, etc.  
Multilingual support  
User-friendly interface  
Mac version  
PhotoScape
PhotoScape
3 (60%) 2 (40%)
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Photoscape is a free photo editor that has all the basic editing tools, supports work with layers, batch processing, creating collages and GIF animation.
Features
  • Animated GIFs.
  • Screen capture.
  • Converts RAW to JPG.
  • Face search: it looks for similar faces on the net.
  • White balance, backlight correction, mosaic mode, clone stamp, etc.
Advantages
- Slices images into pieces.
- Offers templates for photo collages.
- Zoom and pick color in the photo.
- Print portrait and passport images.
- Horizontally and vertically merges photos.
Disadvantages
- No layers.
- Can't straighten images.
Official website:
photoscape.org
GIMP
GIMP
2 (100%) 0 (0%)
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The best free alternative to Photoshop. An advanced graphics editor allows you to process and retouch photos, work with several layers, use tools for drawing, and reduce the size of files. You can create your own images with the help of cloning and creating gradients.
Features
  • Customizable interface.
  • Clone, retouching tools, corrective mode.
  • Hardware support: bind your actions to devices.
  • A wide range of file formats, including multi-resolution Windows icon files.
Advantages
- Opens Photoshop files.
- Compatible with all Mac, Linux.
- Changes colors, widget spacings and icon sizes.
- Perspective distortion, vignetting, channel mixer effects.
Disadvantages
- Can't select multiple layers.
- Don't add effects to editable text.
- Lack of a main window.
Official website:
gimp.org
FastStone Image Viewer
FastStone Image Viewer
1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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A program for viewing, editing and converting images. It is capable of resizing images, cropping photos, removing the red-eye effect, controlling brightness, contrast, and clarity of images, etc.
Features
  • View, edit and convert.
  • Supports BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, ICO, RAW,etc.
  • A large number of graphics effects.
  • Make a musical slideshow.
  • EXIF metadata support.
Advantages
- Full-screen mode.
- Batch scanning to PDF, TIFF, JPEG and PNG.
- Plays video files.
- Image annotation, watermark, drop-shadow, framing, lens, etc.
- Clone stamp, healing brush, color effects.
Disadvantages
- Limited help and support options.
Official website:
faststone.org
Paint.NET
Paint.NET
2 (100%) 0 (0%)
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It supports all standard tools, layers, and many color settings. Paint.NET is free and with it, you can remove red eyes, crop, resize or sharpen images.
Features
  • Intuitive user interface.
  • Layering effects.
  • Batch files editing.
  • Unlimited history: every action you perform is recorded.
  • Numbers of special effects like 3D Rotate/Zoom, distortion, embossing, etc.
Advantages
- Huge online community
- A list of tutorials (e.g. how to burn\freeze your text, distort, make textures, etc.).
- A number of plugins (e.g. color, drop-efffect, custom brushes, etc.).
- Automatically updated.
Disadvantages
- Does not support many artwork formats.
Official website:
getpaint.net
IrfanView
IrfanView
3 (100%) 0 (0%)
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A free program for non-commercial use, designed for viewing digital images, including playback of audio and video files, and in addition has a lot of opportunities for editing graphics files.
Features
  • Download photos from your camera.
  • Gets detailed information about images, including EXIF.
  • Captures and creates screenshots.
  • Various modes for viewing images.
Advantages
- Toolbar skins.
- Basic editing functions: rotate, resize, emboss, blur, change colors,
- Opens PSD/DWG/HDP files and plays multimedia files.
- Generate screensavers.
Disadvantages
- Old-looking interface.
Official website:
irfanview.com
Photo! Editor
Photo! Editor
1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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A photo editing tool used for creating different effects, making collages, adding stickers. Also, it has a number of basic editing functions: red-eye removal, lightning, straightening.
Features
  • Enhance colors, deblur and denoise.
  • Caricature and makeup tools.
  • Apply 3D relief or straighten tilted pics.
  • Adds stickers.
  • Has Online Photo! Editor to enhance photos.
Advantages
- Red eye effect removal tools.
- Auto sets for camera photos.
- Resize images without quality loss.
- Batch processing.
Disadvantages
- It isn't supported now.
Official website:
pho.to

Conclusion

As you can see from our review, PhotoScape is the most suitable tool for average users. It's free and supports all needed editing functions.

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Luck Coworker 4 months ago

I don't think Gimp has an easy-to-use interface, too complicated.

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