The tools listed here allows you to create pictures, graphics, animations and more. You can edit exisiting pictures, capture pictures, enhance photographs and more. You can even use these software to convert an image from one format to aonther. Usually these image editing tools allow you to open and save your images in a wide variety of formats. If you are a digital photography adept, you will find these tools a great help and so will regular PC novices.
Dia is a diagram creating software. It enables you to create diagrams rather than draw them. It provides you with special shapes to create them. You can thus create flowcharts, top-down designs and more. Another feature of this program is that it can span a diagram over several pages. Dia also saves the diagram you have created in a specific XML format of their own for furthur editing. However, you can export the image to several other formats like PNG, SVG, WMF and more. This software runs on both Windows and Linux.
DrawPlus 4 - Free Image Manipulation/Editing/Drawing/Painting Software/Tool
This software allows you to draw pictures and edit them as well. This software supports several formats of the pcitures like JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF and more. You have to register yourself at the website to be able to use this software. This software is abandonware and runs on all Windows plaforms (as from Windows 95).
Inkscape - Free Image Manipulation/Editing/Drawing/Painting Software/Tool
This software allows you to manipulate SVG (Scaleable Vector Graphics). This software is open source and runs on NT-based Windows systems, i.e. Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.
IrfanView - Free Image Manipulation/Editing/Drawing/Painting Software/Tool
IrfanView is simply one of the best image viewer availble for free. You can view many types of image format with the built-in support for the specific format. However, formats which are not supported can be added through plugins. IrfanView can also perform simple image editing tasks like batch renaming and converting of images and resize the images. This software works on Windows.
This software is simply the best image manipulation software you can get for free. It can match its famous commercial alternative, Photoshop, and provide a variety of features. GIMP also supports many types of image format and has many in-built tools to assist you image manipulation. If you are looking for a professional image manipulation software, then this is it. GIMP works on many platforms including: Windows, Linux, MAC OS X, Sun Solaris and FreeBSD. This software is open source and is released under the GNU GPL License. (Recommended!)
This software allows you to manipulate your pictures. It has several in-built tools to assist you with this task and is very easy to learn and use. This software requires the Microsoft .NET framework to work. Paint.NET only works on NT-based Windows systems, i.e. Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.
This software is not a tool for persons looking for a top image editing suite. This software has been designed with children in mind. It allows the kids to do drawing easily and encourages them with the in-built mascot and colourful buttons and rythimic music. This software is a cross-platform one and runs on Windows, Linux, MAC OS X, NETBSD and FreeBSD.