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ike8120
31st Dec 2017, 01:08 PM
I am looking for a free and very simple photo editing. Paint seems to make my photos to large to work with. Looking to add line, text, arrows etc.

dwwojcik
31st Dec 2017, 01:18 PM
Might something like Paint.NET be what you're looking for? It's sort of a 'lite' version of Photoshop, a free community-made version of course. Although it's a bit more powerful than you need you can use it to easily add text and draw lines an arrows. And it's a lot more elegant than Paint.

ScottL
31st Dec 2017, 01:19 PM
GIMP is good as well, with a full range of tools.

ike8120
31st Dec 2017, 05:46 PM
Might something like Paint.NET be what you're looking for? It's sort of a 'lite' version of Photoshop, a free community-made version of course. Although it's a bit more powerful than you need you can use it to easily add text and draw lines an arrows. And it's a lot more elegant than Paint.

I downloaded it, I'll have to play with it

coffeeman
31st Dec 2017, 07:55 PM
GIMP is good as well, with a full range of tools.

I also use Gimp, great software, lots of videos if you need to know how to do something. Gives Photoshop a run for its money.

Ron McF
23rd Jan 2018, 02:44 AM
I use IrfanView to edit, crop and resize photos that I post on the internet. It can also be used to add text, arrows, shapes, etc.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Regards,
Ron McF
https://gulflines.blogspot.com.au/

pwh70
23rd Jan 2018, 09:24 AM
Paint seems to make my photos to large to work with.

I have Paint at work (not Paint.net) so I can't check here, but I think it's down in the lower right corner where you can just click the "-" button to bring the image to a more viewable size before you work on it. When you first open it, you're right that the view is way oversized.
I DL'ed Irfanview when I was looking for something better as you are, but haven't spent the time to learn how to use it. I've been able to get by with the features you're looking for by using Paint.

Paul

SKMoss
24th Jan 2018, 01:52 PM
+1 Paint.net

I use Photoshop at home, but the company won't pop for a copy. So I rely on Paint.net as well. Simple to learn and powerful enough for basic work.

kalbert
24th Jan 2018, 03:59 PM
I'm a big fan of Paint.net. Irfanview is also a good tool, especially for simply cropping or something. You could also look at Polarr (https://www.polarr.co/editor/0), I've started using it to fix/correct color and lighting issues or add special effects. On Android, i really like Snapseed (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&hl=en). It is also available on iOS it looks like. Very simple to use. Another great tool is Photoscan (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.photos.scanner&hl=en), you use it to snap pictures of... pictures, and it corrects the funny stuff, glare, reflections, etc, that you get when you do that. Great for snapping pics of your old photographs to share online.