free image editing software

Perfect Effects 9

Perfect Effects 9 from On One Software is an image editor that you can also use to work with Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture. The program is free to download, but you’ll need online access to activate the first time you use it. Once you’ve filled up the simple form, you can download the program, and there’s a lot of good stuff here.


Paint.NET is open-source software for editing images and photos in Windows. It is a great alternative to Paint because of unlimited undo commands, image effects, layer support and various tools. Paint.NET now has a strong community involved in providing help and tips, as well as tutorials on how to utilize the powerful features of this software.