List of Free and Open Source Image Editing Software

Here is our list of Free and Open Source Image Editing Software. Please contact us if you know of a program that should be on this page. Boffin supports open source software. If you have an open source project, we may consider making a small donation to your project. To be considered, please get in touch via the contact page.


Paint.Net is a Windows-compatible photo and image editing freeware that allows simultaneous editing of photos or images. Image thumbnails are displayed instead of the usual text tab for easy recognition. Its ability to work with layers make it unique among open source software since this feature is mostly only often offered by premium software. It has an enhanced user interface for Aero Glass on Windows 7 and 8 and it performs well with almost any type of computer CPU processor.


Photoscape create animated GIFs and slideshows out of raw or enhanced pictures or images with this free software. Photos can also be combined with other images or sliced into several pieces. It can also capture screenshots and convert RAW images from DSLR cameras to JPEG files with its pop-up RAW Converter. Its printing feature is not only for pictures but also for music sheets, calendars, planners and so much more.

PixBuilder Studio

PixBuilder Studio is another freeware that allows the manipulation of layers. Not only does it offer a full set of image enhancing and color management functions like the stamp tool, magic wand, healing brush, and transparency masks, it also supports 8BF filter plugins so users can do much more with this application.

Photo Pos Pro

Photo Pos Pro supports digital image-capturing devices and scanners along with different picture file types including the password protected ones. This free image editing software also allows editing and repair of pictures so scratches or unwanted portions are removed. What sets it apart is the fact is it allows users to customize its features by adding new functions they prefer.

Chasys Draw IES's

Chasys Draw IES's provides a plethora of tools subdivided into 4 suites. The Chasys Draw IES raw-Photo allows the editing and processing of RAW files from digital cameras to Chasys Draw Image Format. The Chasys Draw IES Viewer allows browsing, deleting and opening of images for editing as well rotating short videos and animations. The Chasys Draw IES Converter converts image files to file formats such as JPEG/ JFIF images, GIF, bitmap files and AVI. And the Chasys Draw IES Artist allows layering or image stacking and adding simple animations or visual effects and texts to images.

Serif Photo Plus Starter Edition

Serif Photo Plus Starter Edition is a simple image editing software ideal for beginners. It has the basic tools needed to retouch pictures by removing scratches, red eyes or any unwanted objects, adjusting contrast and brightness, and cropping pictures to a desired size. It supports GIF, J2K, JPEG, BMP, PNG, Dib, PCX, PCD files.

PhotoFiltre 7

PhotoFiltre 7 is a Windows-compatible free image editing software that boasts of its quick installation and launching features. It supports a majority of image formats and can quickly convert multiple images simultaneously. Users can work with layers and a wide range of filters to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, create effects on PhotoMasque, and even create customized icons.