Purchasing Photoshop software is so old-fashioned! These resources are 100% free and work with Windows, Mac & Linux (unless otherwise noted).
FotoFlexer Love the effects this one offers. Try “sketch” for those cool drawn-looking photos that everyone’s getting, and of course try “wrinkle cream” for those one-of-a-kind, yet less flattering pics. Make a collage and upload it at lightning speed on Facebook and other social media sites.
FixPicture makes it incredibly easy to resize photos.
Picnik is similar to FotoFlexer. It doesn’t have as many effects to offer (at least, not to non-account holders like myself) but it’s as easy to use. Also, you can get your collage keepsake fix right there.
Picasa – You don’t even need the internet for Picasa! Once you’ve downloaded the editing software made by Google, you can retouch your friend’s wedding photos, saving her thousands of dollars. This one is an old fave of mine. Many meaningful cat-photos have I added sepia-tone nuances to.
XNView is my favorite despite its previous Windows-Only status. It’s another free download, and you can even work with screenshots.
MeeSoft (Windows only) offers advanced image editing, enhancement and analysis software. The creators claim that it offers the most image enhancement features found in conventional image editors plus a number of advanced features not even available in professional photo suites. The software is usable with scanners, too.
ImageResizer was created as a clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP (which allows you to right-click on one or more image files in Windows Explorer to resize them) to extend support to non-XP and 64-bit versions of Windows (including 2000, Vista & 7).