Friday, January 15, 2010

Useful Free Softwares for Photography enthusiasts

GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
GIMP is a versatile and free image editing tool which has many useful functionalities for creative post-processing of digital images and can be considered as an alternative for Photoshop. In addition, there are numerous free add-ons available for GIMP for specialized effects.

A free software application, from Google, for viewing, organizing, and editing digital photos. Some of the useful functions of Picasa are as follows:
  • Easy uploading to Picasa web-albums
  • Organizing photos
  • Creating Photo collages, video slide shows, screen-savers, etc
  • Post processing (Red-eye removal, colour correction, lighting, effects, etc)

SyncToy is a software provided by Microsoft free of charge for licensed Windows users. It is designed to copy data files at different storage locations for backup purpose. And data files stored at both locations can be synchronized time-to-time by updating the changes made on one the location to the other. This software is very useful to backup digital images in external harddisks.

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