15 Free Eye-Catching Image Apps

From image organization, to editing photos, to tweaking your Windows desktop, this collection of 15 freeware apps will enhance the way you look at images on your desktop.


FotoTagger is a free tool for annotating images. Place movable easy-to-hide notes over a picture to identify people and places. Create callouts to mark notable details and add explanation notes. Annotate whole regions. Instantly find a particular person or object among image collections. Publish annotated images directly to blogs at Blogger.com and LiveJournal. Customize font and color on the notes. FotoTagger works with JPEG files.


Use this free utility to edit Windows icons. IconoMaker contains a variety of paint tools to let you edit icons in either standard or custom sizes, in color depths up to 32-bit True Color. For Windows XP icons, you can use semi-transparent areas. You can import and export ICO, PNG, XPM, and ICPR images. Paint tools include: color replacer, color selector, spray, pencil, brush, flood fill and other. You can paint your icons exactly pixel by pixel.


Opanda IExif is a professional Exif viewer in Windows / IE / Firefox, From a photographer's eye, It displays the image taken from digital camera and every item of EXIF data in the image from beginning to end. The user can learn about how and where to take the photo, what the camera's model is, the detail of photographer and more in IExif. It is not only a good assistant to study photography, but also the best choice to view EXIF data.


Inkscape is vector drawing tool with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw using the scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. Inkscape supports Creative Commons meta-data, node-editing, layers, complex path operations, text-on-path, and SVG XML editing. It also imports EPS, PS, JPEG, PNG, BMP and TIF


IrfanView is a compact and innovative graphic viewer and editor. Browse photos and perform limited editing to resize, crop or clean up images. Browse photos as individual files or in slideshows. Support for photo editing features like crop, batch processing, color depth optimization, multipage TIF editing, sharpen, blur, filter support and plugin management. Lossless JPEG support. Supports most known image, video and audio file formats.


PhotoFiltre is a complete image retouching program. It performs simple or advanced adjustments to an image and applies a vast range of filters. Most tweaks are very intuitive. A toolbar provides access to most standard filters with a few clicks. Modules like PhotoMasque and Automatisation assist in processing images. The app supports image browsing, scanning, transparency management, text effects, contours, textures, blending and image assembly.


Picasa organizes your entire collection. Move and re-name pictures. Use labels to group photos. Add ratings. Add one picture in multiple albums without duplicating the picture on your hard drive. Add passwords to any photo collection. Edit with crop, red eye removal, contrast and color correction, and enhancement. 12 visual effects improve your photos. Write captions for images. Add Zoom, Pan, and Tilt to photos. Create slideshows, burn backups.


Posteriza creates poster and banner size prints from digital images. The program divides images into tiles, which are printed on standard paper sizes like A4, A3, folio and letter. You assemble the individual sections to create a poster. Margins and overlap are addressed for connecting sections. Add a frame to border the image. No special paper required, no expensive printing hardware. Save output as JPG files for printing at the local print shop

QE SuperResolution

QE SuperResolution is a tool for enhancing the quality and resolution of images. It is based upon combining image information from several similar images taken from a movie sequence, or consecutive shots from a still camera. The software automatically extracts the information about a particular region of interest from all images, and uses the information to recreate an image with higher resolution and quality.

StudioLine Photo Basic

StudioLine Photo Basic is a management and editing app digital photos. Import from camera, scanner and all popular file formats. The image archive is a central database to conveniently categorize your images and add keywords and descriptions. Full IPTC and Exif support. 30 professional image tools to improve exposure problems, red-eye effects, color tones, etc. Photos can be printed, emailed or uploaded as web galleries. CD/DVD writing included.

Visualizer Photo Resize

Visualizer Photo Resize easily handles batch image resizing, using Freestyle Ratio or Stretched Aspect Ratio. Select an image folder and enter the resize ratio for your images and click Resize - it's that easy. Visualizer Photo Resize also comes with an image browser which allows you to browse through all your photos in your selected folder, and even lets you resize, edit and save single images.

Web Album Generator

Web Album Generator creates photo albums for Web. Drag-and-drop (or import) digital photos into Web Album Generator, add titles and captions, choose a color scheme and create an entire photo site in a few clicks. Automatic thumbnail generation, rotate and resize photos. Publish pages with support for CSS or add an external CSS file to match an existing site.


WinSnap is a small enhancement utility for taking and editing screenshots. It can easily capture windows of non-rectangular form with the background of your choice, automatically perform simple canvas transformations and coloring effects, add professional smoothing shadows in Photoshop style and more. Also it supports variety of image formats and provides advanced auto-save options.


WPanorama displays your panoramic pictures scrolling horizontally or vertically on the screen. Supports JPG and BMP picture formats. Program includes many features: Screen saver, 360 deg. continuous scrolling, full screen view, mini slide show, back and forth scrolling for non 360 deg. pictures, mirror effect, various stretch filters, adjustable scroll increment and speed, tools to insert scrolling panoramas into movies, music associations

Zero Assumption Digital Image Recovery

Zero Assumption Digital Image Recovery is an easy to use specialized data recovery tool. It is designed specifically to work with pictures taken by digital camera. Its wizard-style interface is quite simple and it does not require any knowledge of deep internals. Supported formats are TIFF, Exif, JPEG and GIF.