I am looking for a software package/suite that can handle editing (cropping, straightening, merging etc.) images and videos. Requirements for the software are as follows:

  • Must be freeware, as needs to be installed for the use within an organization;
  • Must run on Windows 7 (32, 64 Bit), Windows 8 (32, 64 Bit) and Windows 10 (32,64bit)
  • Must support: JPG, JPEG, BitMap, TIF, PNG, and GIF (for images), MKV, AVI and MP4 for videos (handy if any other file types are included)

Additional features that would be nice to include would be:

  • Categorizing/Tagging images, and maintaining them within a "library" structure within the application
  • Date and Time tagging on the image
  • Version Controls
  • Watermarks and text

My current solution was Format Factory, but apparently, this does not fit the bill for what we need.

I would greatly appreciate your input as to what other options are out there (..not sure if GIMP would meet my requirements)

  • Do you need the same software for editing images and videos?
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Oct 7, 2016 at 8:35
  • @NicolasRaoul It does not necessarily need to be the same application/software. It would be preferable but not required :)
    – DankyNanky
    Oct 7, 2016 at 8:38

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While limited in editing videos, GIMP is the premier freeware photo editing tool. I've used it for years and it's fantastic and open, meaning developers can add tools to extend its usability. There's also a large number of tutorials available, both from GIMP and from users.

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