Most of peoples know about popular image and graphic designing programs Photoshop, Illustrator and CorelDRAW. But none of these is free and we have to pay for these software. Literally these applications worth to buy. Here I am telling about 7 great free applications those may be useful for any person who is interested in image editing and graphic designing.
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program )
GIMP is an open source free software and it is an awesome graphic designing and photo enhancement software. GIMP is used by many professional designers due to its powerful command over graphic designing and photo editing.
PhotoPlus Starter Edition
PhotoPlus Starter Edition is an effective free image manipulator application with limited functions of PhotPlus Pro. You will find the touch of Adobe Photoshop in this software. You can use several special effects for image enhancement and optimize your photographs.
Paint.Net is a free application but works like premium. It can be considered as fastest image editor software due to its great performance with hardware. It requires low physical memory and allows users to edit and optimize images. Even it works cool on Netbooks.
Inkscape is a open-source application and can be compared with popular vector drawing applications such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. This free applications may be beneficial for digital artists and for making illustrations.
DrawPlus Starter Edition
DrawPlus is an amazing vector drawing and designing software and I like it very much. Currently Serif is offering its old version 4 as fully free and anyone can use it.
Google SketchUp is a free application to create sketches and 3D models. With this wonderful application you can create 3D model of any house or other object.
As Picasa is an application developed by Google so definitely it is an excellent image optimizer software. You can edit images,retouch photos and can give special effects.
These free softwares are best free utilities for graphic designers. Now please let me know about any other important free application for image editing and graphic designing.