Allegro Sprite Editor (ASE) is a program specially designed with facilities to create animated sprites that can be used in some video game. It lets you create static images, characters with movement, textures, patterns, backgrounds, logos, color palettes, etc. It focuses on pixel editing to do pixel art. It isn't a photo retouching tool or a vector graphics editor. Mainly, it is a tool to create tiny animations pixel-by-pixel.
ArahPaint4 is a textile-oriented paint program, mainly for jacquard. It is a simple paint program for raster palette images. It has good tools for drawing images in repetition, support for handling palette images (color reduction, substitution, protected, transparent colors), contour tools, layer support, unlimited undo/redo, support for drawing in aspect ratio (pixels need not be square), a two level grid, and a coordinates display. It is simple, stable, fast, and works well on large images (>8000x8000).
Barcode Studio is designed to quickly create high-quality barcode images. It is commonly used for pre-press requirements, postal bar-coding, desktop publishing applications, mobile tagging, print shops, and general barcode purposes. It supports all linear barcodes (like Code39, 2of5, EAN, UPC, Code39, Code128, and EAN/UCC128), 2D barcodes (like PDF417, QR-Code, Aztec Code, DataMatrix ECC200, and MaxiCode), GS1 DataBar, and HIBC codes. Barcode data can be entered manually or imported from external data sources. Serial numbers are created automatically on demand. It has a built-in quality preview. Single as well as batch barcode creation is supported via the command line or the graphical user interface. Barcodes can be printed directly, copied to the clipboard, generated as image files (BMP, GIF, JPG, TIFF, or PNG) or exported as vector graphics (EPS, EMF, WMF , PDF, or PostScript). The created barcodes are useable immediately: Just insert the barcode graphics into your artwork, database, form, or any document.
CinePaint is a deep paint image retouching tool that supports higher color fidelity than ordinary painting tools. CinePaint is used to retouch feature films and for professional photography. CinePaint opens high fidelity image file formats such as DPX, 16-bit TIFF, and OpenEXR, and conventional formats like JPEG and PNG. It has a flipbook for movie playback of image sequences in RAM. It supports 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit color channels, HDR, and CMS.
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.
FrAid (Fr[actal] Aid) is a programming language that is appropriate for mathematical computations, visualization, batch processing, and more. It features both a standalone application that provides a programming environment for the language and a system for integrating the language with Java. The Java interface allows mathematical equations and formulas to be used with Java code, making it easier to process numerical computations, symbolic computations, imaging, CAD, and more.
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, a image format converter, etc.
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.
Grafx2 is a bitmap paint program that allows you to draw in more than 60 video resolutions (from 320x200 to 1024x768, including most of the standard Amiga resolutions: 320x256, 320x512, 640x256, 640x512, and more, provided your video card knows how to handle them). Its layout is not very different from the famous Deluxe Paint or Brilliance, so it will be quite easy to handle it if you know at least one of these programs.