Simpler than GIMP: IrfanView
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.
(click here for IrfanView EULA)
It's i18n ready, it supports many image formats, transparency, ICO, PNG, GIF (possibly animated)...
The Paint Dialog (Edit > Show Paint Dialog F12) allows you to create "Basic shapes, such as rectangles, ellipses and lines".
Some IrfanView features:
Many supported file formats (click here the list of formats)
**Multi language support**
Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
Toolbar skins option
Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
Fast directory view (moving through directory)
Batch conversion (with advanced image processing)
Multipage TIF editing
Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF
Change color depth
Scan (batch scan) support
Add overlay text/image (watermark)
Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
Lossless JPG rotation
Many command line options
Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I Agree" or "Evaluation expired"
No registry changes without user action/permission!
and much much more
EULA verbatim at 2014/05/04:
IrfanView Software License Agreement.
This is a legal agreement between you and IrfanView Software (Irfan
Skiljan) covering your use of IrfanView (the "Software").
1) IrfanView is provided as freeware, but only for private,
non-commercial use (that means at home).
1a) IrfanView is free for educational use (schools, universities,
museums and libraries) and for use in charity or humanitarian
1b) If you intend to use IrfanView at your place of business or for
commercial purposes, please register and purchase it. Commercial
users: please contact me by E-Mail for prices, discounts and payment
2) IrfanView Software is owned by Irfan Skiljan and is protected by
copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Therefore, you
must treat the Software like any other copyrighted material.
3) You may not distribute, rent, sub-license or otherwise make
available to others the Software or documentation or copies thereof,
except as expressly permitted in this License without prior written
consent from IrfanView (Irfan Skiljan). In the case of an authorized
transfer, the transferee must agree to be bound by the terms and
conditions of this License Agreement.
4) You may not remove any proprietary notices, labels, trademarks on
the Software or documentation. You may not modify, de-compile,
disassemble or reverse engineer the Software.
5) Limited warranty: IrfanView, IrfanView PlugIns and documentation
are "as is" without any warranty as to their performance,
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The licensee
assumes the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the
software. In no event shall IrfanView or anyone else who has been
involved in the creation, development, production, or delivery of this
software be liable for any direct, incidental or consequential
damages, such as, but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits,
benefits, use, or data resulting from the use of this software, or
arising out of any breach of warranty.
Copyright (C) 2012 by Irfan Skiljan, Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
Internet: http://www.irfanview.com, http://www.irfanview.net Email:
All rights reserved.