Free Picture Editing Program

Picture Editing Freeware

First off, when I say free I mean no cost you ever. Free means free when I say it. I consider no money out of your pocket or mine as free. When I say no money out of pocket I mean it is not one of those programs you can try for 30 days then the trail ends unless you pay for it. You know the kind they get you to fall in love with the program then a box pops up & says your trial is over you must pay to continue to use this program. By that time you love the program & have used it for certain things but it's not important to you you feel you must pay for it so then you just move on, that is so annoying! I am talking about the kind of program that is a great program you love to use but is also 100% free all the time. If that is your idea of free as well then you will love this free image editing program. I work with photos almost everyday so the most common task I have is resizing or rotating a picture. With that idea in mind I thought it would be a great idea to share one of my favorite programs with you.

This will be a sort of guide how to use the program to do a few basic things that will be useful for everyday use.

First of course is to download the free program:

Click one of the download links to start your download.

 You can save your program under your program files & name it the program name:

Irfanview

Click to run your program to install it

Once you have your program installed let's look at some basic use of this great little free program. 

Now Open Your Program

 When you open your Irfanview program the fir thing you see is an emty program because you do not have a picture open yet. The first thing to do is open a picture so here is how to open a picture in Irfanview.

Screen Shot of Empty Irfanview Program

This is what the program will look like
This is what the program will look like

Next Open your Photo in Irfanview

 Click on the yellow folder symbol to open a picture in Irfanview

Locate your picture & click on the open button at the bottom

Yellow Folder To Open Picture
Yellow Folder To Open Picture

Click Open Button to Open Your Picture

Next Lets Resize Our Image

 First click on Image then click on Resize

Image Resize

Image Resize
Image Resize

Resize the Image

Mine is 300x209
Mine is 300x209

Now Lets Change the Color of Our Image

Click on Image then click on Color Corrections...

I want my color darker so I will do that by changing the saturation

Click on Color Corrections

Click on color Corrections
Click on color Corrections

Adjust Color Saturation

Adjust Color Saturation
Adjust Color Saturation

Old Color

Changed Color

New color
New color

Now Let's Try to Add a Cool Effect

Now let's try to add a cool effect to our photo.

I want to add a paint effect first

Image Effects

Image Effects
Image Effects

Oil Paint Effect

Oil Paint Effect
Oil Paint Effect

Sephia Effect

Sephia Effect
Sephia Effect

Emboss Effect

Emboss Effect
Emboss Effect

Last but Certainly Not Least

 Last but certainly not least is one of my all time favorite things you can do with this program. I have a digital camera & when I take picture at the highest quality I have pictures that are huge in size. When I take the photos off my camera I have to re-size them all. Each of the hundreds of photos have to be re-sized smaller so I can use them. This program allows you to re-size all the files at one time. Yes, you can re-size a lot of photos at once with this program. That is what i will show you next is how to re-size photos in a folder.

Batch Conversion

Batch Conversion
Batch Conversion

Batch Conversion-Select Folder of Pictures to Add

Photos to resize
Photos to resize

Select Output Folder to Save Resized Photos

Select the folder to save your photos in
Select the folder to save your photos in

Advanced Choices

Select What Size to Resize Photos to
Select What Size to Resize Photos to

Select New Size

Select the NEw Size for Photos
Select the NEw Size for Photos

Click Start Batch Conversion to Resize Your Photos

Click Start Batch to resize your photos
Click Start Batch to resize your photos

You Have Resized Hundreds of Photos Quickly & Easily

You Have Re-sized Hundreds of Photos Quickly & Easily

Now the best part is you have lots of free time to use working with all your re-sized photos. I hope you enjoy this program as much as I do. Let me know what you think.

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