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Free Paint Programs
Free Vector Drawing Programs
Free Desktop Publishing
Free Icon Editors
Free Cursor Editors
Free Background-creation programs
Free image optimizers
Free image converters
Free Image Viewers
Free Photo Albums
2D Animation Software
Free GIf Animation software
Animation and 3-D software
Free Presentation Programs
Free Diagram software
Free Fractal Software
Various graphics utilities and services
Advanced & scientific graphics programs
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Free Paint Programs
ArtRageFreeware artistic painting program designed to provide a realistic simulation of using paint on a canvas, along with pens, pencils, crayons, and other tools.
ArtweaverFreeware paint program for Windows designed for creative painting: realistic brush simulation, artistic effects, etc.
GIMP for LinuxExcellent freeware image editing and paint program for Linux.
GIMP for Mac OS/XMAC version of the freeware GIMP image-editing and paint program.
GIMP for WindowsWindows version of the freeware GIMP image-editing and paint program.
iMageFast and Simple graphics editor for Linux and Windows. Supports 8, 16, 24 and 32 bit images. Excellent at tile editing, cropping and cleaning up images. Supports GIF, BMP, JPG, PCX. Split view zoom and basic graphics file support.
Image EnhanceFree image editor for Windows: bitmap and JPEG images, webcams, digital cameras and scanners, filters and effects.
ImageForgeFreeware for Windows. Create and edit images, acquire pictures from your scanner, digital camera or other Twain-compliant device, apply special effect filters, produce your own photo albums and simple slide shows, and much more.
Paint.NETFreeware paint program for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
Painter 25Free image editor for Windows. Features: backdrops, effects, and filters, banners, GIF and JPEG optimizer, airbrush, textures, clone, morphing, mirror, flip whirl, etc.
PhotoFiltreA complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it.
PhotoPlus 6Free professional photo editing program from Serif Software.
PixiaVery nice freeware paint and image editing program for Windows.
Texture processorFree program for creating various textures. Texture Processor is intended both for 3d-artists and web-designers. Windows.
TwistedBrush
Free Edition
Freeware paint program very suitable for creating artistic images and effects.
Ultimate PaintPaint program for Windows for photo editing and image creation with support for many file formats. Freeware and shareware versions are available. Also has an excellent GIF and JPEG optimizer. Recommended!
VCW VicMan's
Photo Editor
Freeware photo editor with intuitive skinnable interface and a variety of features. Windows.
 
TreePad X Enterprise
384 Gigabyte Personal Information Manager and Word Processor.
Intuitive and versatile, including Website Generator, spellchecker, thesaurus, attachments, search engine, recycle bin, and much more! For Windows and Linux/Wine.
Click here to get the free evaluation version.
 
Free Vector Drawing Programs
DrawA freeware open-source vector graphics editor. It is part of the OpenOffice.org office suite.
DrawPlus 4Vector drawing program for Windows with many features.
GillFree open-source vector drawing program for Linux. Gill = Gnome Illustration app.
InkscapeA freeware and open-source vector graphics drawing program for multiple operating systems, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw.
SkencilSkencil is a Free interactive vector drawing application for Linux and MAC OS/X.
TGifFree interactive 2-D drawing tool for Linux/Unix.
Xara XtremeAn open-source general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X.
XfigAn open source vector graphics editor for Linux/Unix.
 
Free Desktop Publishing
Page PLUSFree desktop publishing and print program for Windows created by Serif Software. Useful when you want to create Ads, Brochures, Flyers, Forms, Newsletters, Handouts, Posters, Price lists, Reports, Invitations, Calendars, Greeting cards, etc.
Poster ForgeFree program for creating professional looking posters. It contains pre designed templates for creation of inspirational, motivational, movie or old west "Wanted" posters.
ScribusOpen Source Desktop Publishing program for Linux, MAC OS and Windows.
 
Free Icon Editors
@icon sushiFreeware image to icon converter with support for large Windows Vista icons, 32bit Windows icons, multiple-icon files, alpha-channel, transparency mask, etc.
Batch Icon ExtractorExtracts icons from files, such as executables, icon libraries and dll's. Freeware for Windows.
AWicons LiteFreeware icon editor for Windows.
 
Free Cursor Editors
RealWorld
Cursor Editor
Freeware cursor editor for Windows. It includes a raster image editor, supports all native Windows cursor types and Vista cursors, 2-bit to 32-bit RGBA color depths, animated cursors, and many image formats, such as: JPEG, GIF, BMP, RRI.
 
Free Background-creation programs
sTileA graphics program to create seamless 'tiles' which can be used e.g. as background images for web pages. It has many filters and effects.
 
Free image optimizers
Dynamic DriveFree online image optimizer. Reduce the size of your (animated) GIF, JPG, and PNG images. You can also convert from one image type to another.
Image OptimizerFree online service to resize, compress and optimize your image files. There is also a downloadable version (free registration required).
SiteReportCardFree online utility to compress GIF, JPEG and PNG images.
Xat Image OptimizerSoftware for Windows to compress GIF, JPEG and PNG images. The standard version is free. The professional version offers additional features.
 
Free image converters
36-Image converterConverts from/to bmp, gif, jpeg, icon, tiff, pdf, pii, etc. Other features: resize, merge, re-color, filters for eg. grayscale, roman effect, lighten, darken, etc.
FormatiBatch graphics file converter; load formats: bmp, gif, jpg, png, wmf, emf, ico, icl, bmp, tga, tif, pcx, pcd, psd, psp, ppm, sgi, cut and eps; save formats: bmp, gif, jpg, png, tif, tga, ico and icl.
FotosizerFreeware batch image resizer with many features such as: flip, rotate, convert to black and white; supported image formats: JPEG, PNG, BMP, TGA, GIF.
Omniformat.comFree document conversion utility which allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats including HTML, DOC, XLS, WPD, PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, PCX, PPT, PS, TXT, Photo CD, FAX and MPEG. Also: optical character recognition.
online-ConVert.comFree online media file converter. It converts: audio files, video files, image files, documents, ebooks. It can also create a Hash value from a file
PhotoscapeFree image viewer, converter and editor for Windows.
PixillionFreeware image converter for Windows and Pocket PC.
PIXresizerFreeware image resizing program for Windows. It can also convert between image formats (JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF), rotate images, convert to grayscale and resize multiple images in batch mode.
 
Free Image Viewers
IrfanViewExcellent free image viewer/converter for Windows. It supports a large number of graphics file formats. Many features, including: thumbnails, preview, resize/resample, drag & drop, directory view , print, scan (TWAIN), slideshow, batch conversion, change color depth, audio CD player, capturing, cut/crop, effects (blur, sharpen etc.).
MirageA fast and simple image viewer for Linux with support for: png, jpg, svg, xpm, gif, bmp, tiff and other format. Also: crop, rotate, zoom, flip, resize, slideshow, fullscreen, etc.
CocoViewXFree graphics viewer for MAC.
WildBitFreeware image viewer for Windows with support all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF and TGA
FastStone Image ViewerFreeware image browser, converter and editor for Windows that supports BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA images.
Quick Image ViewerFreeware image viewer for Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and HP-UX
PicasaFreeware image organizer and viewer for Windows. Created by Google.
XnViewFree image viewer and converter for MAC, Windows, Linux and many other operating systems.
EXIF Image ViewerFreeware EXIF image viewer. Allows you view thumbnails AND all the EXIF data in your jpg files, as well as editing the EXIF description field in your photographs.
 
Free Photo Albums
StudioLine Photo BasicFree photo-album, slide-show and image-management program for Windows.
 
2D Animation Software
ArtoonixA free Windows program to create cartoons or animated movies. Animate the still pictures or drawings, import them from movies and series of photos, add your own sounds or insert music clips.
CreaToon2D cell animation program, freeware for Windows.
DogwaffleFree Animation and Paint program for Windows.
MonkeyJamFree animation program for Windows. MonkeyJam is a digital penciltest program, designed to let you capture images from a webcam, camcorder, or scanner and assemble them as separate frames of an animation. You can also import images and sound files already on your computer. Although it is designed for pencil and paper, MonkeyJam can also be used for StopMotion animation and has several features just for that. Movies created in MonkeyJam can be exported as AVI files.
Retas! Non-free. 2.5D digital animation production system: digital drawing, pencil test, line trace, ink & paint, compositing & special effects.
TapptoonsFreeware animation program for Windows. It enables animators to input images using a flatbed scanner or video camera to view as an animated sequence and to edit the result using up to seven levels of animation with the option of outputting the result as an AVI file.
 
Free GIf Animation software
Beneton Movie GIFFree animated-GIF editing tool for Windows. Supports many file formats such as BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, and AVI, effects, brush, pencil, transparent, text, etc.
Movies 12Freeware GIF animation program for Windows.
UnFREEzFreeware gif-animator for Windows. It will take any number of GIF files and create a single animated GIF from those images.
 
TreePad X Enterprise
384 Gigabyte Personal Information Manager and Word Processor.
Intuitive and versatile, including Website Generator, spellchecker, thesaurus, attachments, search engine, recycle bin, and much more! For Windows and Linux/Wine.
Click here to get the free evaluation version.
 
Animation and 3-D software
3-D Schrift GeneratorFree program to create 3-D texts. The Web site and program are in German.
3DBase 3D modeling and animation program with a small set of easy to understand functions. Very suitable for 3D-beginners. Windows.
3DPLUS 2 3D effects and animations. Transform plain text into 3D works of art with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Anim8orFreeware 3D modeling and character animation program.
Art of IllusionA free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, so it should run on any major platform (such as MAC, Linux, Windows).
Blender3DFreeware, open-source 3D content creation suite, allowing fully integrated modeling, animation, rendering, post production, interactive 3D creation and playback. For Linux, Windows, FreeBSD and MAC.
DAZPowerful freeware 3D graphics and animation program for Windows and MAC. The optional add-ons are mostly non-free.
DeleD 3D LITEFree 3D editor for games development. The "Lite" version is free.
GloodleFreeware 3D drawing program for Windows.
Google SketchUpAn easy-to-learn 3D modeling program by Google for Windows and MAC.
Maya Personal
Learning Edition
3D graphics and animation program, free for non-commercial use. Runs on Windows and MAC.
PlantStudioFreeware tool for creating 3D plant models and 2D illustrations. PlantStudio simulates herbaceous (non-woody) plants like wildflowers and cut flowers, vegetables, weeds, grasses, and herbs using a parameter-driven simulation of plant growth and structure. You can "grow" plants over their life cycles, producing lifelike images at any age. You can design, animate and breed a wide variety of plants. By using the "evolutionary arts" of variation and selection in the plant breeder, you can quickly and easily create whole families of unique plants for your 3D scenes.
POV Ray Free program for creating realistic three-dimensional images and animations. Versions available for Windows 95/98/NT, DOS, MAC, Linux i86, SunOS, Amiga.
Source code available for those wanting to create versions for other operating systems.
StopmotionAn open-source Linux program for creating stop-motion animation movies. It accepts frame-by frame input from a camera. You can also feed it a series of image files.
SynfigA freeware and open source 2D vector graphics and animation program for Linux, MAC, Windows capable of producing "feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources."
TeddyFreeware for Windows, MAC, Linux, Solaris, written in Java. Teddy is a sketch-based 3D modeling program, enabling you to make interesting 3D models just by drawing freeform strokes.
TerragenTerragen is a scenery generator for generating photorealistic landscape images and animations. For Windows and Mac OS. Currently Terragen is free for personal, noncommercial use.
Tree Magic Shape MakerFreeware program for creating 3D shapes. Flowers, glasses, goblets, amphoras, pipes, tubes, logs, caves and other shapes are possible.
 
Free Presentation Programs
Powerbullet PresenterFree program for creating Flash presentations, including: splash screens, slideshows, self-running shows, and multi-page presentations that are commonly used in electronic sales brochures and catalogues. Your presentations can be exported as an HTML page with an embedded SWF (Flash) file or as an executable file which you can run on any Windows PC.
ScreenStreamA modern equivalent of the overhead projector. Freeware screen (and audio) broadcasting software for windows. Lets others watch your screen from their own computer. Connects over a network or the internet. Viewers do not need to install any special software, just a regular Web browser.
TeeChart OfficeFree charting and plotting tool with hundreds of charting styles and multiple configuration parameters. Includes importing data and exporting charts to several formats (JPEG, PNG, GIF...). Versions available for Linux and Windows. Freeware, open source, GPL.
 
Free Diagram software
CacooFree online diagram-creation software with real-time collaboration features.
CreatelyFree online diagram creation software. The 'online' version is free.
DiaFree diagram creation and editing program for Linux and Windows.
Diagram DesignerWith this program you can create flowcharts, electronic symbols, UML class charts, etc. Freeware for Windows 98 and higher.
Flowchart.comA free online multi-user, real-time collaboration flow charts drawing program.
GliffyFree online diagram software for creating flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more.
GraphityFree online diagram creation software.
Lovely ChartsFree online diagramming program. You can create diagrams of all kinds, such as flowcharts, site maps, organization charts, wireframes and more.
Lucid ChartLucidChart enables you to create diagrams inside your Webbrowser. There is a free version.
 
Free Fractal Software
ApophysisFreeware fractal flame editor for Windows
Double FractalDouble Fractal is a program that creates fast and easily high complex images . No specific knowledge is needed to use this program, it is a program that can be run just for fun!
Fast Floating
Fractal Fun
Win32/OSX Mandelbrot generator. Features OpenGL, realtime zoom, SSE/AltiVec QuadPixel calc, SSE2 and 3DNow! DualPixel calc, FPU per pixel calc, GPU asm (FragmentProgram/VertexProgram) calc, multiprocessor support, and benchmarking.
Fractal ExplorerA freeware fractal generator that can produce mysterious and beautiful mathematically-based images.
 
Various graphics utilities and services
2 PicFreeware. Program which enables you to mix two pictures, including effects: gradient, airosol, transform, color, negative, frames, etc.
A Ruler For WindowsA free on-screen pixel ruler for your PC.
EyedropperCan tell you the exact color value of any pixel on your screen.
HTML PictureFreeware. Converts any JPEG or BMP file to a HTML text-art file.
Mihov Gallery CreatorAutomatically creates a Web site including index file from your image collection; various customization options and FTP upload.
 
Advanced & scientific graphics programs
CVIPtools CVIPtools is a UNIX/Win32-based software package developed at the Computer Vision and Image Processing Laboratory at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. One of the primary purposes of the CVIPtools development is to allow students, faculty, and other researchers to explore the power of computer processing of digital images.
DescartesFreeware application for drawing graphs of mathematical functions. Runs on Windows.
MathGVFree program for Windows to draw mathematical functions. It can plot 2-dimensional, parametric, polar, and 3-dimensional functions.
Vis5D Vis5D is a system for interactive visualization of large 5-D gridded data sets such as those produced by numerical weather models. One can make isosurfaces, contour line slices, colored slices, volume renderings, etc of data in a 3-D grid, then rotate and animate the images in real time. There's also a feature for wind trajectory tracing, a way to make text annotations for publications, support for interactive data analysis, etc.
Freeware, open-source. Versions available for: SGI, RS/6000, SunOS, HP-UX, DEC, Linux, Windows, OS/2.
VMD Freeware, open source. VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting. VMD supports computers running Unix, MACOS-X or Windows, is distributed free of charge, and includes source code.
 
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