Best Free Photo Editing Software for Windows

Are you looking for some free photo editing software to make your photos and pictures pretty? There are many paid tools, but in this article I will discuss some of the best free photo editing utilities.

In this resource I will discuss the top 10 free photo editing software currently available for Windows 7.

1. Picasa

It is the most common photo editing software used by computer users . It is mainly a photo organizing software and lacks few basic photo editing functions.

2. Photoscape

Photoscape is a very easy to use photo editing software. Its advantage is that it has a lot of features like file renamer, print layout tool, screen capture tool, color picker etc.


It was developed for Unix but these days commonly used on windows too. It has many similarities with photoshop. However it is a beta software.

4. Paint.NET

It is a free photo editing software which can be used on Windows 2000, XP and Vista. It has a lot of useful features .

5. Serif PhotoPlus

PhotoPlus SE software by the company Serif is another free photo editing software with a lot of special effects, different brushes and many other unique features.

6. Photo Pos Pro

It is a very easy to use photo editing software. Therefore it is especially useful for beginners.

7. Ultimate Paint

It is available in both shareware and freeware versions and is one of the most preffered photo editing software currently available.

8. Pixia

Pixia can be used in Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 and is available in many languages too.

9. PhotoFiltre

PhotoFiltre is available in the freeware version for non commercial use .

10. ImageForge

It has an advantage that using it you can import the photos from scanners and edit them.

Hope this article helps you to choose a free photo editing software as per your needs. If you are ready to spend some money, there are many more options. I will discuss the paid, professional photo editing software in another article.

Have you used any of the tools mentioned above? Share your feedback. If I missed any good free software, let me know and I will be happy to add them here.

Windows 8 update: I have not tested any of the above tools on Windows 8. But since Microsoft assures that all programs that worked in Windows 7 will continue to work on Windows 8, you can be assured that they will work on the new, reimagined Windows 8 as well.

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Author: Tony John13 Nov 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Paint.NET is my favorite choice for basic photo editing. It is free and easy to use. It works well on Windows 8 as well. Paint.NET is one of the first tool I install for photo editing after I load Windows on any computer.

Author: Bharath13 Nov 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Picasa is the best photo viewer which i see. Even it helps good in editing the photos. The look and features of picasa was extremely good to use. I installed picasa in my windows 7 and it works very good.

Author: rihan15 Nov 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

I too like picasa photo editing software very much because it is easy to acess the files or images .jpg and soo on a single space and we can acess them very easy when comparing wth the other photo editing software.By using this software we can even find out the image is taken from which camera or smartphone. I like this software very much.

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