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Bryan Bornmueller
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I saw a thread about editing images. Some were complaining that they didn't have access to photoshop, and the imaging editing software they had was not so great. I know GIMP is a free image editing program

http://www.gimp.org/

I have never used it (I do have photoshop) but I know it's recommended on some of the minis painting websites I go to. If you have used GIMP, please chime in and tell us what you think. I'm pretty sure it works on Windows, Linux, and OS X.
 
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I use Irfanview for some of my image editting needs and have found it very useful. Batch image resizing is wonderful.
http://irfanview.com/
 
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It's worth thinking about what you want to accomplish. If you want to crop, adjust contrast/brightness/colors, resize/rescale, conversion and other operations that don't need tools acting on sections of the image, I suggest IrfanView.

http://www.irfanview.com/

It's free, it's a OUTSTANDING viewer/thumbnailer/slideshow and it will let you do all of the simple operations listed above (plus more.)

I use GIMP as my alternative to Photoshop and I use it almost every other day or so. I love it. But for BGG purposes, I end up using IrfanView most of the time.

--tim

P.S. There are a lot of good programs in between as well.

Update: See this recent thread referencing another IrfanView BGG use/fan
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/96092
 
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I just LOVE! Photoshop, but for editing images for bgg it's overkill*10

It's much easier and faster to use irfanview or something similar. Most people don't want (or need) to use the countless hours required to learn Photoshop. I know... you can lern to do some tasks in Photoshop in a short amount of time, but then you might as well use Irfanview and save the 600$. The Photoshop experience really kicks in after 200+ hours of use

I tried Gimp a long time ago, and the learning curve was even steeper than Photoshop.
 
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My camera came with an image editing programme. I should imagine most digital cameras do. Still, the more the merrier.
 
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Photofiltre is good
 
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There's a Photoshop-like user interface for the Gimp:

http://plasticbugs.com/?page_id=294

I just use the default interface, as I have got used to it, but if you're used to Photoshop this might be a better alternative.
 
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I recently downloaded the freeware "Visualizer" in order to resize an entire folder of pictures at once. It couldn't have been easier to use.



http://www.freeimagebrowser.com/article2608.html

 
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Well the GIMP is a bit odd to use, (probably due to its LINUX roots), but it does seem to do a lot of things. That being said, Photoshop isnt' particularly intuative either, what with the layers and all.

Irfanview is nice for resizing, viewing, etc. I use Photoshop Elements for most of my image editing, and at only $99 makes a lot of image correction pretty easy, with nice "Experts" that do stuff in one click. But if $99 is too much for you, go with the GIMP.
 
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dwrigley wrote:
Photofiltre is good


second that. photofiltre is the closest that freeware will come to photoshop. easy to use, lots of powerful functions.
 
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I I would say either Gimp or Infranview are good apps to use. I would also like to mention a small App that I have found to be very useful and that is neat image http://www.neatimage.com/. Great for getting rid of all that noise that can pop up on an image and there is a free version to boot
 
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http://picasa.google.com/ is a great option too.

Free, obviously, with nice entry level features including crop, red eye, image rotation etc etc.
 
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