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Digby
24-11-2014, 02:35 PM
Hello
I used to use Microsoft Picture Editor,

But since they no longer include it with Office.

I need to get a quick and easy photo editor that can easily crop photos.

I don't want to use Paint as it is so unwieldy.

I have Googled but there are so many and I just want a simple one that I can install to my C drive without tool bars etc etc.

worl
24-11-2014, 03:15 PM
I like Irfanview - simple for cropping - but it is a while since I used it.

gary67
24-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Snipping tool in win 7 onwards

Woody
24-11-2014, 05:33 PM
Picasa - limited editing also acts as organiser

Webdevguy
24-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Hello
I used to use Microsoft Picture Editor,

But since they no longer include it with Office.

I need to get a quick and easy photo editor that can easily crop photos.

I don't want to use Paint as it is so unwieldy.

I have Googled but there are so many and I just want a simple one that I can install to my C drive without tool bars etc etc.

Gimp, ifranview ... Take your pick.

decibel
24-11-2014, 06:37 PM
Irfanview is my long-time favourite.

Greg
24-11-2014, 07:20 PM
I like Irfanview - simple for cropping
+1

But I also like the free version of PolyView, which has a few more features.

Digby
25-11-2014, 05:40 AM
I can look at these - Irfan View, Gimp etc.

I have Photoshop Cs3.

But all I really want is a quick simple program to allow me to crop and rotate images.

A direct replacement for Microsoft Photo editor that can handle today's larger files.

Surely there must be one.

Vince
25-11-2014, 06:54 AM
I can look at these - Irfan View, Gimp etc.

I have Photoshop Cs3.

But all I really want is a quick simple program to allow me to crop and rotate images.

A direct replacement for Microsoft Photo editor that can handle today's larger files.

Surely there must be one.
Dont wast your time with Gimp. It is LARGE slow and complicated, much easier to use Paint

Agent_24
25-11-2014, 08:23 AM
PhotoDemon (http://photodemon.org/) sounds like what you're after.

autechre
25-11-2014, 08:51 AM
paint.Net (http://www.getpaint.net/) is another alternative.

Tbird650
25-11-2014, 08:55 AM
I've gotten used to using Paint.net (http://www.getpaint.net/)
I like it because it's great for Trademe. I can crop, insert, rotate or put multiple images in a single frame, etc.
Example:
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z414/3by7/f3d5d242-7ff6-4daa-9e29-9a9918a1f0c0_zps5b1e36c4.jpg
In this instance I wanted to show the vase and the makers' stamp in the same pic.

Nick G
25-11-2014, 09:50 AM
Irfanview is good for cropping.

B.M.
25-11-2014, 02:22 PM
I've just downloaded what looks like reasonable photo editor from HERE (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/).

Free for another 6 hours. ;)

PPp
25-11-2014, 08:58 PM
I've just downloaded what looks like reasonable photo editor from HERE (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/).

Free for another 6 hours. ;)

May be a bit dodgy, its first action after install was to try and access all files in my C:\ drive. I've given it a miss. On the other hand it could be quite legit, who knows?:eek:

Whenu
26-11-2014, 02:31 PM
Photo gallery in Windows has cropping in the edit section.

ruellesmith
26-11-2014, 02:36 PM
I make use of Window 7's Snipping tool. I don't have problems with it and it's easy to crops the photos. But when there's a need to do some editing while cropping the photos too, I use Adobe Photoshop.

Digby
26-11-2014, 05:06 PM
Photo gallery in Windows has cropping in the edit section.


Thanks that's just what I wanted - but it was hidden away a bit.

But its not called Photo Gallery - is it ?

Digby
26-11-2014, 05:09 PM
I've just downloaded what looks like reasonable photo editor from HERE (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/).

Free for another 6 hours. ;)

Thanks, but I am more interested in what people have actually used and like.

I have googled and seen hundreds of image programs.

Some will be good, some will suck and some will be spyware and some will be large and bloated.

Whenu
26-11-2014, 09:44 PM
Thanks that's just what I wanted - but it was hidden away a bit.

But its not called Photo Gallery - is it ?

If you open up Photo gallery, navigate to the picture you want to work on, double click the photo then on the "Edit" tab is cropping and other options.

Greg
27-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Crikey mate... you've been given half a dozen decent suggestions already!
Thanks, but I am more interested in what people have actually used and like.

Bobh
27-11-2014, 10:41 AM
You could try Serif's PhotoPlus Starter Edition.

http://www.serif.com/int/en/freedownloads/free-photo-editing-software/

Digby
27-11-2014, 02:04 PM
Crikey mate... you've been given half a dozen decent suggestions already!

Yes but many of therm were "I have read" or old bloated programs that are full featured editors.

The Windows Gallery option seems the best for me.
Its just to crop photos for Tradae me etc.

Nick G
27-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Thanks, but I am more interested in what people have actually used and like.

I have googled and seen hundreds of image programs.

Some will be good, some will suck and some will be spyware and some will be large and bloated.

Try irfanview. Free, fast, reliable. I've used it as long as I can remember.

gary67
27-11-2014, 07:48 PM
That's why right at the start in post #3 I suggested the snipping tool, its already in Windows from 7 onwards, no downloads needed and just works. I use it all the time at home and at work