The Boring Image Software Post

There is no fanfare for this post. I have been trying new image software the last few months and I thought I would share a few useful ones.


Quickly capture a series of images and turn them into a gif (or webp). Frames can easily be trimmed out and you can play with scaling and time. I had to adjust the settings a few times to get a reasonable file size that was appropriate for my blog posts. Sadly it is Windows only. You can see things in action in my Fauns in Peril post. Download from and visit their subreddit page or discord where the author frequently responds.


Another Windows exclusive, and free at Think of it as a middle between Paint and Photoshop. For myself, the appeal is how quick it opens and executes on needs. It worked great for sizing, color adjusting, and adding a gradient to the featured image at the top of this post.

Krita (and GIMP)

I am new to this, but Krita ( has been a great painting program and is available for most operating systems in addition to also being free and open source. GIMP is out there if you want a free solution for image editing, but I haven’t checked it out in years and struggled moving from Photoshop. Many seem to do well though using Krita and GIMP in a combo.

There are so many options out there when it comes to image software. You can use AlternativeTo to find even more alternatives to your software preferences.

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