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Author Topic: Powerful Yet Light Weight Image Editor  (Read 5223 times)
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« on: May 02, 2012, 12:33:46 PM »

Hi there,

I was wondering if any donationcoder member has made an image editor. Just like "Screenshot Captor", has anyone made a light yet powerful image editing tool?

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 12:44:16 PM »

Nothing on DC as far as I know, but Paint.NET is a pretty full-featured image editor that's comparatively lightweight.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 12:44:46 PM »

Here is mine: http://www.rw-designer.com/image-editor

I'd like to believe it is relatively powerful and relatively light weight, but different people may have a different opinions. If I knew  what tasks you want to solve with an image editor, I would be able to tell you if it is suitable or if another editor would be a better choice.

Compared to Paint.net, it is much more powerful and you do not need .net framework installed and there is a portable edition available. That could count as a light-weight feature.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 12:46:39 PM »

^ I've never used your image editor... I knew about your icon editor and it's aces, so I'm glad this came up so I can take a look!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 12:48:02 PM »

How about RealWorld Paint 2011.1 finally complete

RWPaint is a free image and animation editor focused on bloggers and other people who work with pictures and animations online. Notable features include:
  • Support of layers with styles.
  • Import and export of .psd, .xcf, .pdn formats with layers and in case of Photoshop also with some styles (is there any other non-Adobe image editor that imports layer styles?).
  • Many drawing tools (pencil, image brush, rectangle, ellipse, lasso, polygon, flood fill), and photo-retouching tools (red eye remover, clone, shape-shifter (liquify-like) tool).
  • All basic image effects (shadow, fill, outline, bevel, glow, exposure adjustments, content-aware resizing, colorize, shift hue) and some less usual ones like displace or environment mapping. Plus a javascript interface for custom filter creation.
  • Decent gif optimizer.
  • Animation <-> filmstrip conversions.

I see the author got in ahead of me but I may as well post anyway...
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 01:12:04 PM »

Then there's Sagelight - the author, Rob Nelson, has posted a lot in Sagelight threads e.g. here. It's currently $40 for lifetime upgrades.

Veering away from dc:
here's another one that looks interesting, open source, I downloaded it lately but havent tried it yet PhoXo. CNet review here.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 06:43:56 PM »

PhoXo
Especially good for cubism…
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 06:55:12 PM »

Also PhotoFiltre Free which can be run as portable.
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 07:57:06 PM »

Also PhotoFiltre Free which can be run as portable.
Developer's Website is at http://photofiltre.free.fr/download_en.htm
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 07:59:25 PM »

PhoXo
Especially good for cubism…
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 08:03:58 PM »


Thanks for correcting.
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 09:48:57 PM »

Has anyone tested "PhotoELF"?

http://www.photoelf.com/
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2012, 01:05:29 AM »

Nothing on DC as far as I know, but Paint.NET is a pretty full-featured image editor that's comparatively lightweight.

+1 for Paint.NET. It's quite good.  thumbs up

To be honest, I think it would be a complete waste of time for most people here to build an image editor, with perhaps the exception of mouser as it relates to existing software of his (Screenshot Captor). The market is flooded with editors. Unless someone comes up with a truly novel approach to editing - something that isn't out there now - I don't see any point in it. Special purposes are a different story though -- there's always room there.

Has anyone here ever thought of writing an image editor?
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2012, 02:41:56 AM »

http://www.jpchacha.com/chasysdraw/index.php
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 11:29:22 AM »

^ I've never used your image editor... I knew about your icon editor and it's aces, so I'm glad this came up so I can take a look!

I've played with Vlastimil's RealWorld Paint quite a bit and it is indeed a very handy thing to have (portable version  Kiss). While I don't have Photoshop here at the office thanks to RWP, I don't miss it either. smiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2012, 01:17:43 PM »

I have checked out the editor mentioned by panzer (Chasys Draw IES) and it looks like a quite powerful tool and it does not use much system resources. It seems it used to be a commercial software in the past and now it is free. It may not be exactly easy to use, but that is more or less the rule with more powerful image editors.

Coincidentally, a new GIMP with single window interface was released today. From the screenshots, it looks like a definite improvement. Not sure if it can be considered light-weight though.
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 05:33:08 PM »

I have been using "Blender' ( see Blender Artist ) on Linux Mint for about a month and it is amazingly powerful, even compared to Photoshop. It is *not* 'light' but it is free.
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2012, 06:26:08 PM »

I have seen really good results from http://ipiccy.com/

-free online photo editor. Registration is not required.
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