Many of the photo editor plugin developers offer smaller collections of free plugins to give you a taste of their larger plugin selection. PhotoFreebies is exactly that, a taste of the comprehensive PhotoWiz plugin set. Featuring a handful of useful plugins that complement the existing toolsets of Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Corel, etc. Included in the collection are a Black and White conversion that outperforms the embedded version in most photo editing apps; Desaturation Gradient; Histo Fix; Remove Transparency; a customizable Sepia; Luma Negative and two RGB channel converters. Upgrading to the more fully featured PhotoWiz is entirely optional but this is definitely a solid addition to any photo editing suite. [Windows 9x/2k/XP $0.00]
B/W: Turns the image into grayscale, but with a better method than the one available in Photoshop or PSP. Works like the B/W button in ColorWasher and FocalBlade. No Dialog.
Desaturation Gradient: Gradually desaturates the image in four possible directions.
Histo Fix: Like in ColorWasher it fixes a chopped histogram by interpolating lost image information. There is an option to regain 1/2 bit, 1 bit or 2 bit of image information. Works only on 8bit images.
Remove Transparency: Makes a transparent layer fully opaque. No Dialog.
Sepia: Lets you apply uniform or colored sepia effects. Includes 5 effect types, a color slider and a ContrastFix check box. A sepia effect of this quality isn't that easy to achieve in Photoshop or PSP.
RGB2HSL and HSL2RGB: Converts the RGB channels into HSL channels without leaving RGB mode. That allows you to manipulate the HSL channels. The second plugin converts the HSL channels back to RGB. No Dialog.
RGB2YCC and YCC2RGB: Converts the RGB channels into YCC channels without leaving RGB mode. That allows you to manipulate the YCC channels. The second plugin converts the YCC channels back to RGB. No Dialog.
Luma Negative: Turns the image into a negative without changing the colors. Has a dialog with a slider.