I installed IrfanView on my wife’s computer today (Windows 98 — yep!). My wife is in charge of editing our pictures, and she complained about the tools she had… so I decided to try something new. IrfanView is freeware and, I must say, pretty impressive. Mostly, it is a simple tool for picture editing. It doesn’t try to be another Photoshop and it runs fast.
I’ve spent good money about 2 years ago on a similar piece of software which shall remain nameless. It was so bad, I uninstalled in within minutes. I’m not claiming software ought to be free, but I never want to buy another piece-of-software-on-a-CD.
I tried to convince my wife to use Gimp, but Gimp is just too contrived for most people. I’ve got a Ph.D., and I would need two hours to correct red eyes using it.