If you are looking for good image editor which is equip with basic image editing then you can try IrfanView (pronounced Ear-Fan-View). IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7. It has small size installer (< 1 MB) and loading faster then another famous image viewer like ACDSee. IrfanView has friendly interface that is easy to be understood for end user.
IrfanView support to open animated gif format and also ico format. You can also save your work into .ico. It very useful for webmaster because many images tool do not support to save in .ico. It also support mutiple TIFF image. If you have multiple TIFF image, you can use IrfanView to read it like read PDF
IrfanView is not only image viewer, you can also view video format using this tools. It also support for .swf or macromedia flash video format.
IrfanView also equip with basic image editor. You can resize, crop, exchange color or save your image into another format. One feature that I like with this tools is batch editing. You can resize some image and save on another format at once. It very helpful if you work with many images.
Conclusion, IrfanView (in my personal opinion) is the best image viewer and editor for Windows operating system. It light, compact, and powerful tool. It support .ico editing, .gif vieweng, .swf viewing, bacth editing ang more interesting feature.
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