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A standalone SVG editor?

How about Inkscape? It is: free and open source, has a perfectly compliant SVG format file generation and editing, can open a number of other vector formats, with the help of extensions, can ...
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Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

My first thought was "ok you need something like Greenshot" so, after some search, I found Shutter which offers the features you need (more info in this blog post). You can download it from Launchpad. ...
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Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

Flameshot Super easy to use. I mapped it to my PrtSc.
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Raster graphics editor without subscription-based license

GIMP is a strong alternative. GIMP is available on OS X, Windows, and Linux. GIMP is free and licensed under the GNU General Public License. As for your feature list: layers: ✓ all layer effects: ✓ ...
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Windows application for circling, pointing, highlighting and writing comments on a screenshot

I like Greenshot. You can take screenshots in various ways (whole desktop, one window, selection etc.), save, mail, print or edit it and highlight parts, add text and arrows, and more.
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Any apps/sites to vectorize images for free?

In the apps category (Windows, Mac, Linux), one can use Inkscape to perform a trace bitmap operation. The results are usually of reasonable quality and may require some manipulation of the parameters ...
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A standalone SVG editor?

As already mentioned I would go with Inkscape if you want a full featured SVG editor with great design capabilities and powerful tools. If you want something simpler however, are looking for a web ...
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Windows application for circling, pointing, highlighting and writing comments on a screenshot

You can use Skitch: free works with Windows/Mac (even Android/iPhone) circle/comment/arrow/check/etc parts of an image can take screenshots and crop+edit on the fly it does not allow highlighting, ...
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Linux program like Windows 7 MS Paint

The closest MS Paint clone is Pinta. I regard it as vastly superior to MS Paint, but it retains its simplicity. All of your needs can be founded easily. Just give it a try. To install in Ubuntu: ...
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Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

HotShots Hotshots is a screenshot tool with some editing features. It is particularly suitable for writing documentation, but you can use it to highlight some details on a map image or what ever you ...
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Image annotation and diagram editor

Although it is designed for SVG vectorial graphics, Inkscape is suitable for this too: freeware / open-source cross-platform it saves as SVG, so you can link the original image into the SVG file, ...
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Adding speech bubbles to photographs

LibreOffice Draw can do that: runs natively on Linux the text and bubble stick together (as long as you double-clicked the bubble and inserted the text) drag the pointer/tail no watermarks not good: ...
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Online vector-based image editor, that doesn't use Flash

Take a look at http://editor.method.ac/ You have no layer overview but you can send the items forward and backward.
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Photo Editor: Stitching multiple images together

The best image stitcher that I know of is hugin - it allows you to stitch images together that are not in a simple left/right or right/left order. hugin is free, open source and cross platform ...
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Free photo editor for Windows

Having an Explorer window which you switch to with alt-tab and drag&dropping Images to GIMP (which can even be combined with alt-tab) is what I would suggest.
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Photoshop alternatives for Mac?

For any platform I cannot recommend GIMP enough. Cross Platform OS-X, Linux, Windows Free, gratis & open source Very powerful You can also extend it with a large number of plug-ins but I would ...
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Software for bulk image editing

For Windows I have to recommend IrfanView. Their website is pretty ancient, but the software is reliable and the batch functions work for everything I've ever needed them for. Install IrfanView and ...
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Alternative to Inkscape that does not embed software-specific tags in the SVG

Inkscape allows to edit and export standard SVG, without Inkscape metadata. Try to Save as > Plain SVG.
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Alternative to Inkscape that does not embed software-specific tags in the SVG

The only alternative I know of to InkScape is sK1: Source: Wikipedia I've only used it for simple web design SVG editing, but it appeared to work fine. Less features than InkScape, but it does seem ...
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Image annotation and diagram editor

Simen Wu's iPhotoDraw stores annotations in separate layer, physically in separate XML file and includes most of the alignment etc. features you'd expect from a professional easy-to-use software
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Image compression for Linux

ImageMagick should meet your requirements, as your requirements mention a GUI is optional. I'm using that for "batch compression" all the time, which is as easy as mogrify -quality 70 *.jpg (this ...
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Windows software to automatically trim edges of photographs of documents

The freely available all-purpose image manipulation tool, ImageMagick, is capable of performing automatic deskewing and trimming of image files. This tool can be invoked from a batch file to ...
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Inkscape Alternative for Programmatic Manipulation of SVG Using PHP

Yes, this does indeed seem to be a limitation with respect to the PHP DOM library. Much easier to fix on the Inkscape side. Choose to save as "optimized svg" And then make sure the "style to XML" ...
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Touch-optimized paint program

A long, long, long time ago, I've used an application TuxPaint. It's an extremely easy to use painting/drawing application designed for children and appears to have a very easy to use UI. It also has ...
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Which software to light pen text on an image ?

If you are just looking for simple easy to use software I highly suggest you try using Lightshot. It's a nifty little tool that lets you use a highlighter on the image as well as draw arrows, lines, ...
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Software for bulk image editing

For Free and Open Source image manipulation, you can never go wrong with GIMP. For editing images in bulk (Batch Processing), I would suggest getting the BIMP plugin for GIMP. Plugin installation is ...
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A standalone SVG editor?

Any semi-decent vector editing application should fulfil your requisites (except being free). In addition to the already mentioned Inkscape, Gravit Designer is a good choice (you can use it both in ...
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Image annotation and diagram editor

PicPick: is free for personal use can draw resizable selection can draw resizable shapes and can insert text in a shape (automatically aligned) edit and move shapes and text boxes later in the same ...
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Software to create sprites for mobile games

Aseprite (free and open source) Aseprite is a program that I've found. It's an image editor, but it's geared mainly toward sprite creation and animation. Screenshot from their website:
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Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

I suggest Libreoffice Draw (and Dia) be added to dimzak's handy recommandation. Draw allows to insert vector based signs such as arrows, ellipses, block arrows or numbers, very easily. Being vector-...
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