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XNView - A fast multi-format graphics browser. It can read over 400 file formats.


The GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program. "It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring."


GIMP Shop - A GIMP hack that look like Adobe Photoshop


Paint.net - "Paint.NET is an image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003." Runs on the .net framework.




Audacity - "Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds."


CDex - "CDex is a CD-Ripper, extracting digital audio data from an Audio CD."







Divx - Create and play high quality, high compression video.


Windows Movie Maker - A free video editor from microsoft.


Microsoft Producer - An add on from Microsoft that synchronizes PowerPoint slides with video and audio. Everything is packaged in an easy web format.


Microsoft Photo Story - "Make show-n-tell cool again."


Windows Media Encoder - Microsoft's screen capture, broadcast, and encoding package.

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