About / Overview

PhotoDemon is a portable photo editor focused on performance and usability. It is 100% free, and completely open-source.

It provides a comprehensive selection of photo editing tools in a small 8 MB download. It runs on any Windows machine (XP through Win 10) and *does not* require installation. It can easily be run from a USB stick or SD card. Translations are currently provided for English and eight other languages.

PhotoDemon is available under a permissive BSD license. Outside contributions from coders, designers, translators, and enthusiasts are always welcome.

If you enjoy using the program, please consider a small donation to cover server costs, or to help the developers afford a much-needed cup of coffee. (All developers are unpaid volunteers.)

Finally – yes, I can confirm that PhotoDemon is written in Visual Basic 6.0. (No, that is not a joke.) Its performance is competitive with all major photo editors, and for many tools, it ranks among the fastest free photo editors currently available.

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