http://www.getpaint.net/ isn't a bad free program and fairly user friendly. - here is what the 'blurb' says -
go for gimp or paint.net or u can do editing in picassa also :)
merry Christmas :)
Photoscape is a great little program, light, quick and easy has some fun filters and they have now a clone stamp.
GetPaint-Ive used, it's decent program. Irfanview -which take lots of ps plugins. It doesn't keep raw data and think paint net doesn't either. I tried Zoner (12) from a suggestion in this thread, 'cause I was curious-it seems to do a nice job. I always look for easy and will try out new just for something different, but I always end going back to Irfanview for my viewer and use the other programs for whatever better editing options that it doesn't have....I tried the trial of PS5 and like very much the 'content aware', which i used the most. And once you figure out what you like, a work flow will come into play of your best liking of a program or programs...
I use Paint Shop Pro for the majority of my editing. Not free but an amazing program if you learn to use it. Online and free ... try Picasa and Pixlr.com. I have used Pixlr and have a friend that does all of her editing on Pixlr, the images are great. Some limitations, but.... its free.
I never used Gimp so I cant comment.
hi check out www.faststone.org/
Its a cool viewer and has basic but good editing functions and alot of useful functions ;-)