When selling tangible goods online, it’s extremely important to present shoppers with professional images. As the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words, and images are critical in rousing consumer interest in your products. For small e-tailers, particularly those on a tight budget, purchasing image-editing software (also called graphics programs) can be expensive. Here we take a look at five programs that you can use to spice up your product images — completely free.
“Another free image and photo editor you can try is Paint.NET. Originally developed as a free alternative to the Microsoft Paint software that comes with Windows, Paint.NET started out as a college senior design project mentored by Microsoft. One stand-out feature of this program is that it uses a well-designed, tabbed document interface that displays thumbnails, rather then text descriptions for navigation. Surprisingly enough, the software also allows you to work with layers, something usually found in expensive graphics software, and even though it is free, it is also updated frequently.”
Glamour Shots: Inspiring Inventory with Free Image Editors
By Vangie Beal, July 15, 2008