Image matting tool cuts out objects in photos using an alpha-matting technique. While clear cuts can be found for all objects that are clearly separated from their environment, objects with fuzzy borders and semi-transparent areas don't have a clear outline. The tool creates an alpha channel that defines the degree to which the background shines through the foreground for every pixel. The background color can then be subtracted. The user defines a rough boundary of an object with a large brush and a high-quality segmentation is generated. Problematic areas can be edited manually.
Fotoxx navigates an image collection using a thumbnail browser to choose images to view or edit. Edit functions include brightness, contrast, color, gamma, white balance, tone mapping, red eyes, sharpen, blur, noise suppression, smart erase, trim (crop), resize, rotate, add text, bend/warp, many art effects, HDR, HDF, stack, and panorama. Edit functions use movable curves and sliders. Feedback is live using the whole image. RAW files can be edited and saved with deep color. Areas or objects can be selected using freehand draw, follow edge, and tone matching. Selections can be edited in place with adjustable blending. They can also be cut and pasted into other images. Any metadata can be edited, reported, and searched (filenames, tags, dates, geotags, comments, captions, ratings, etc.). Collections (arbitrary subsets) can be defined and viewed. Batch functions are available for rename, resize/export, RAW conversion, and more.
Arachne is program that implements Avidan and Shamir's seam carving technique for content-aware image resizing. It allows realtime, fluid image resizing using this fascinating technique. Seam carving works by removing the "boring bits" from an image, so it can change the aspect ratio of many images without changing the shape of the objects inside.
GTKRawGallery is a workflow-oriented photo retouching program with the necessary tools to quickly process camera raw images. It brings together Dcraw, Imagemagick, and Exiftool. Important features include an image browser and manager for popular formats, a full-featured Dcraw GUI for fine-tuned raw image pre-processing, image modification tools for 16-bit/channel post-processing, batch conversion with single workflow applicable, a batch processor to speed up the workflow, fast tagging, an advanced metadata editor with EXIF, IPTC, and XMP write support, color management, and print support, Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa Web Albums publishers, and a Dropbox uploader.
ingimp (Instrumented GIMP) is an instrumented version of the GNU Image Manipulation Program that automatically collects usability (usage) data, such as the commands used, the size of images worked on, and so on. This data is transmitted to ingimp.org where it is analyzed and available for anyone to download. ingimp is intended to shed light onto how the software is actually used in practice. It can be used as a snap-in replacement for the GIMP.
Citra FX is a set of image filter effects for digital photos or images. It allows anyone, regardless of experience, to turn digital images into unique artistic looks. Citra FX comes with many prebuilt filters from color adjustment, contrast, and exposure to advanced filters like water ripple, emboss, etc. You also get instant visual feedback on what you changed. It is well suited for both simple and advanced digital photo or image filtering.