Free Image Editor is a bitmap image-editing application that lets you retouch existing photos or create original graphics. Free Image Editor gives you the tools and supplies of a professional graphic design studio.
Pros: Free Image Editor is a image editing tool that lets you retouch existing images. If you need to create fresh graphics. It has the necessary tools for a professional graphics design facility. Scanner interfaces including TWAIN compatibility is available for importing existing images and graphics. The toolset available in the application makes it suitable as a nice toolset for photo post production for web design and print production. It has view, raster, effects, capture and toolbar controls. File options that start all the action has controls for image loading and inputting via the scanner. View option has zoom and pan controls for images. Raster controls allowing correcting various raster issues like skew, color issues, re-sampling, color adjustments, color separation and corrections. Effects include art set, distortions, noise, contours and color filters. Capture options provide the means to capture desktop screens as also video from different sources from devices as well as files. Then you have toolbars for paint tools, raster tools and layer controls. Input/ output formats JPEG (RGB, GrayScale, YCbCr, CMYK, YCbCrK), JPEG2000: JP2, J2K and JPC code stream formats (JPEG-2000 Part-1 standard, ISO/IEC 15444-1) are supported. Image loading and saving are supported for TIFF (rev.6.0, Packbits, CCITT G.3 and G.4) with RGB, CMYK, B/W, CIELab color spaces as also FAX (CCITT3) format. PNG, BMP and PCX in compressed and uncompressed formats are handled too. Range of other formats handled by the application include DIB, RLE, TGA (TARGA, VDA, ICB, VST, PIX) as well as Portable Bitmap PBM, PGM and PPM loading and saving and WBMP (Wireless Bitmap) uncompressed and black/white. RAW formats are supported too, PhotoShop PSD format are included.
Cons: No apparent problems here except that one is not sure if problems exist in some formats, so many of which are supported. You would need to ascertain such issues from existing users.
Overall: Whole range of functionalities topped by nil cost and ease of use makes it a tool that is easily rated at 4 stars.