If you’re a geeky photographer, then Image Analyzer 1.30 (latest release – August 30), could be just the program you’ve been searching for. This small (1.24MB), free, advanced, feature-rich image editor, comes complete with serious enhancement and analytical tools.
At the advanced level, this is not a program for the faint of heart, and requires a good understanding of photographic techniques.
While the program includes all the usual features found in most photo editing tools, such as red-eye removal, resizing, rotating, image cropping, image warping, scanner, camera and printer support, the advanced features would generally be used only by sophisticated users, or professional photographers.
A number of my friends, who are advanced users, tell me this program excels at a number of higher level tasks including refocusing an out of focus image. As well, using the fractal interpolation plug-in for resizing, even low resolution images can be printed at larger sizes with acceptable quality.
Since I am not a sophisticated user, in my view, this is a program best left to those who are familiar with, or interested in, the more technical aspects of image analysis/processing.
Considering the high end abilities of this application, it is surprising that it is freeware.
Automatic brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation adjustment
Build-in conventional and adaptive filters for noise reduction, edge extraction etc.
Retinex filter for reducing shadows and increasing local contrast
Deconvolution for out-of-focus and motion blur compensation
Easy red-eye removal
User specified filters in spatial and frequency domain
Resize, rotate, crop and warping of images
Scanner, camera and printer support
Read/write BMP, ICO, CUR, WMF, EMF, PNG, MNG, GIF, PCX, JPEG and JPEG
Read RAS, PNM, PGM, PPM, HIPS and Matlab files
Color model conversion: RGB, CMY, HSI, Lab, YCbCr, YIQ and PCA
Distance, Fourier and discrete cosine transformation
Math expression module for creating and transforming images
Plug-in system for adding more specialized features
Add text and vector graphics
PCA Color Stretch
8fb Plug-in Interface
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Requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista