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[green] Blender
Open source (GNU GPL): UNIX, Windows, Mac OS X
Checked: version 2.42

Blender is an integrated 3D graphics suite for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, and interactive game creation and playback. Blender is a complete package with many features, suitable for creating professional artwork and scenery. Based on commercial software from NaN, this suite is now open source and maintained by a community network. (comments)

[green] GIMP
Open source : UNIX, Windows, Mac OS X
Checked: version 2.2.13

The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a Photoshop-like multilayer image editor with many features for photo retouching and image composition. Plugins provide support for a wide range of image formats and offer facilities such as filtering and animation. (comments)

[green] gnuplot
Open source : UNIX, Windows, OS/2, Mac OS X, DOS
Checked: version 4.0

Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility. Among the math/scientific features are plotting functions in 2D and 3D. The 'terminals' allow output to be sent to printers and files such as LaTeX, PDF, SVG, or PNG. Can also be used in various forms of batch processing, for instance graphing tabular data files. (comments)

[green] Inkscape
Open source : UNIX, Windows
Checked: version 0.44

Inkscape is a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) editor for creating graphics such as logos, posters, scalable icons, diagrams, etc. Besides basic SVG, also supports alpha blending, transforms, gradients, grouping and meta-data node editing, layers, XML. Support import from several formats like EPS, Postscript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats. (comments)

[yellow] IrfanView
Free for non-commercial use : Windows
Checked: version 4.33

IrfanView is an image viewer/editor with a simple interface and extensive support for different image formats. IrfanView features various image manipulation tools, conversion abilities, batch processing, slideshow viewing, and scanner image acquisition via TWAIN. NOTE: During installation, there is a (clear) option to also install advertising. This does not need to be enabled. (comments)

[green] XnView
Free for non-commercial use : UNIX, Windows, Mac OS X
Checked: version 1.82.4

XnView is a graphics viewer and converter which supports over 400 graphics file formats. Features include various image manipulation tools, format conversions, slideshow, batch convert and rename, scanning (TWAIN). (comments)