- Kodak Imagedisc Test Image: Dry Creek Photo - download (zip)
- GIMP ~ The best FREE photo-editor
- MS-Win Photo Gallery ~ A simple, everyday photo editor
- Picasa ~ Basic image organization and editing
- Pixlr ~ Three online photo editing applications with loads of effects
- Photoshop Express Editor ~ A number of Photoshop tools bundled into an online editing application
- Paint.NET v3.5.11 ~ Simple image and photo-editing
- Fotoflexer ~ An online image editor said to be quite powerful in it's feature set
- UFRaw ~ RAW image reading and editing
- Visual Lightbox JS ~ Create lightbox-style web photo galleries for web-sites
- PhotoScape - easy photo editing
- Luminance HDR ~ Open-source GUI for making HDR images
- Hugin is a very good panorama creator (stitcher) application
- Darktable ~ a LINUX only open source workflow application and RAW editor
- Perfect Effects 4
... is a FREE application and/or plug-in containing 70+ photographic filters.
- Camera Tethering (FREE) Software for Nikon DSLRs
... FYI: Nikon's Camera Control Pro 2 tethering software expects $179.95usd
- Wire Worm a Photoshop Plugin
- Open Source RAW File Converter
- JPEGCrops ~ Provides lossless JPEG cropping with fixed aspects ratios
- LightZone ~ This photo-editor was first released in 2005 but is currently unsupported by it's creators. In it's day this was a powerful commercial photo-editing package. Even by today's standard many still find LightZone quite a useful photo-editor and owing to fan support the authors now offer the application as Open Source, FREE.
- Adobe CS2 Applications ~ These CS2 apps are NOT exactly FREE! For arguments sake and as short disclaimer let's say "free to download." Freely using the software being an entirely different kettle of fish it is advisable to read Adobe's CS2 TOS (WiKi) before using. Signing-up is required to access the download page and to retrieve the required serial numbers.
- iOS Light Meter ~ iPhone, iPod, iPad etc. Unfortunately it is advertising supported by inserting banner adds into the application's output.
- Video Applications
- Blender ~ Simply the best FREE 3D animator.
- Best FREE Video Editing ~ software descriptions at source.
... download URLs
- Windows Movie Maker 2012
- Kate’s Video Toolkit
- MPEG Streamclip
- Free Video Dub
- Lightworks ~ Apparently some BIG Hollywood productions such as Batman and Mission Impossible used Lightworks to create them. So you know the software must be up to the task or it's simply that good if not the best FREE video editing package available. However a steep learning curve is to be expected with that greatness.
- Video Converter
- DeepSkyStacker: Astrophotography 'stacking' software for noise removal
- The Photographers Ephemeris is a Open Source desktop (PC) Planetarium. Can be used for calculating the Golden Hours or the Golden Light for photographers. Also navigate the skies for astrophotography with any iOS device using Planets.
- AndreaMosaic: An application for creating a photographic mosaic made using our own photographs.
- 11 FREE (data) Backup Applications
- FREE NASA PACK 1: Expeditions 30-42 ~ This is a collection of NASA images, 2,400 high-res photos from the Expeditions 30-42 to the International Space Station. All images released under the Creative Common License marked CC-by or CC-by-nc.
- Over 40 Free eBooks For Every Photographer
- Freebies: Get 866MB Hi-Res Images Of Fire And Sparkles for Hot Editing
- AmoK Exif Sorter 2.56 ~ An easy but powerful solution for renaming your photos. All pictures of a digital camera can be renamed based on the pictures' metadata (EXIF and IPTC) ...
- Pinholedesigner 2.0 - a program download for Windows aimed at making the necessary calculations for designing and using a pinhole camera
- Easy Panel for Photoshop - Easy Luminosity Masks and more, Introduction (video) - Email Subscription required, download link will be mailed after subscribing. By Jimmy McIntyre (Youtube Channel) of Through Strange Lenses.
- Leica Photography Magazine Archive - Included within the archive (dating back to 1949) are 70 complete and searchable OCR scanned magazines in PDF format.
Photography Calculators and Simulators
- Online Bokeh Simulator and Depth of Field Calculator
- Online Image Optimizer ~ GIF, JPG and PNG. Upload Size limit: 2.86 MB
- Getting Started with Stop Motion Animation: FREE online course for beginners
- Pin Hole Cameras
- Depth of Field (DoF)
- DoF Calculator
- DIY DoF Scale ~ Make a DoF calculator for use in the field.
- Hyperfocal Distance
- Circle of Confusion Calculator
- DoF Field Table
- DoF Articles
- Online Bokeh Simulator and Depth of Field Calculator. For use in the field without an internet connection downloads are available for Windows, OS X, Linux and Android.
- JD Photography
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Friday, April 22/2016