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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software

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Best Free Windows 64-bit Image Editor


"Paint.NET makes a very good mid-level photo retouching choice.  It has a nice set of photo correction tools including curves, and levels.  It has a very nice implementation of layers complete with blending modes, and adjustable opacity/transparency levels.  It has a fairly full pallet of selection, painting, and shape drawing tools. It is completed with a selection of filters for adding special effects to your images.  All in all, it offers a lot for a free image retouching software. … In addition to the products built in features there are a huge number of user contributed plugins that add further capabilities. … Paint.NET isn't too resource intensive and during testing I didn't notice slow downs at any point." (Best Free Digital Image Editor)


"GIMP is currently the only freeware package I am aware of that can be called an advanced image editor.  It has a steeper learning curve than the previously reviewed editors, but it is feature rich.  It's multi-windowed interface makes it a little unusual for a windows program. If you are inexperienced at using image editing programs GIMP will likely be too overwhelming to start learning on, so I would suggest beginning with one of the basic, or mid-level editors." (Best Free Digital Image Editor)

The 64-bit version I have used is labelled unstable but I have had no problems so far. There is at least one other 64-bit version which I will review at a later date. Both versions are likely to be faster than 32-bit GIMP particularly when working with large images.

Lightbox Image Editor

Lightbox Image Editor is a basic editor that "has an attractive user interface that is simple and straight forward, and offers intuitive slide-bar adjustments for your images.  It also has split screen views to help you compare your images before and after the corrections have been made.  It includes simple tools to correct red-eye, sharpen, crop, re-size, add borders, and print." (Best Free Digital Image Editor)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Image Viewer

Zoner Photo Studio

Zoner Photo Studio "appears very professional and can even seem a bit daunting with all those menus, tabs and icons, but it's very intuitive and tooltips show up for everything. Comprehensive help and links to video tutorials are provided as well. It's organized into a manager (a thumbnail view with a folder tree and general information), a fullscreen viewer and an editor, which is quite stripped down compared to the paid version but still very functional. … the editor has a variety of tools like a handy clone stamp, a funny morph mesh and great effects that can be applied on selected areas. You can also organize into albums, geotag, build calendars, stitch panoramas, make 3D pictures and a lot of other things. Moreover, it reads many formats, including RAW, and writes to the ten most commonly used." (Best Free Digital Image Viewer)


XnView is "probably the most versatile of all viewers because it can read nearly 400 types of graphic files and convert any of these to more than 50 formats. It displays images very quickly and these may be viewed in full screen, as slideshows or as thumbnails. It's quite capable at processing images, too; you can rotate, crop, resize, adjust brightness and color, apply filters or effects, create a web page and much more. … A heavyweight champion. (Best Free Digital Image Viewer).


Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Editor


Picturenaut "provides (all automatically) image alignment, exposure correction, color balancing, noise level compensation, and derivation of the camera curve from the source images. It supports most formats … As a modular piece of software, its most important functions can all be accessed from a command line. The downside is that you cannot alter the alignment of the image manually, but I have done tests on auto alignments and Picturenaut came out the best.  If you are looking for straightforward images without excessive tone mapping this has to be your top software." (Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Editor)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Digital Image Stitcher

Microsoft Image Composite Editor

Microsoft ICE has "four modes of camera motion to stitch your sequence of images, three fixed and one that you can adjust the distortion and that the 'Rotation motion'. When in this mode just click the 3D icon on the top taskbar, where you can tilt, zoom in and out. When you are happy with your construction then you can leave the cropping to another imaging software or auto crop. The finished panoramic image is exported into JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, HD Photo image, Adobe Photoshop, HD View Tileset and Deep Zoom Tileset." (Best Free Personal Digital Image Stitcher.)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Vector Graphics Editor


Inkscape "uses W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats."

Inkscape "doesn't yet support SVG filter effects, animation, and SVG fonts. It is, however, totally usable. That usability is enhanced by an excellent user interface and the impressive set of tutorials" (Best Free Vector Graphics Editor)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Flow Charter and Diagrammer

yEd Graphic Editor

yWorks develops Web-centric applications such as yEd Graphic Editor which is a Java Swing application. It runs as a native 64-bit application if you have the 64-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE). I recommend yEd for its powerful automation features which are well presented in yWork's Flash video "yEd in 90 seconds". If you watched the video, then you've seen yEd's magical ability to import Excel data and automatically generate a diagram. It can use any of several layout types to arrange a complex flow chart or network diagram. If you need this then you won't be so concerned that other products are easier to use for basic editing and basic diagrams.

However, yEd is not as powerful as it appears in the video. All the example diagrams are not convoluted so they were able to be arranged flat without overlapping lines, something that never happens with my diagrams. If you are a serious diagrammer then you will also want to augment yEd's limited range of node types. yEd has symbols for Entity Relationship Models (ERM), Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), Unified Modeling Language (UML) and the good old flow charts (but without sort, merge, logical AND and OR). Symbol sets are also provided for swim lanes and grouping. You can create custom symbols by importing bit-maps (PNG, JPG), vector graphics (SVG) and some Visio Shapes but within yEd they have few if any customizations. For example, they usually won't be able to change colour. Development is continuing so I expect to see future improvements in this area.


Best Free Windows 64-bit Image Optimizer


RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) is simple to use. It makes your images smaller in size by resizing or compressing.This is a useful feature for optimizing web images but it just as useful for images included in other documents. RIOT uses a dual pane view to show the original and the optimized image. You can also toggle the images in either pane (in-place compare) so you can more easily compare the changes.

The steps are simple. Open an image file which can be bitmap files including Adobe Photoshop PSD files, popular HDR formats and RAW camera images. RIOT automatically reduces the file size. You then select  the output file type (JPEG, GIF, PNG), adjust the image, and set your options. You can also select a filesize for RIOT to aim for. Finally, save the image.


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by Lee Sacks (not verified) on 27. November 2011 - 20:50  (84016)
The 64 bit download serves only the 32 bit version.

The 64 bit download is available at:

by Remah on 27. November 2011 - 21:05  (84017)

Thanks for picking up my mistake.

by Bill Jacobs (not verified) on 30. November 2011 - 15:07  (84176)

Thank you for that detailed reply. My comment was based on Thundercloud's complaint that they (WOT) had given them a bad rating. I trust Thundercloud a lot, and use many of their tips and suggested sites. I will follow your advice and see why they were so designated.

Thanks again,

by Remah on 30. November 2011 - 22:35  (84194)

Bill, Thanks for bringing this up and connecting the dots for me. I read their article earlier this week but hadn't connected Thundercloud with Cloud Eight.

In their 2009 article 'Why we cannot recommend WOT any longer' they had a tantrum because WOT gave them a bad rating. Apparently they never checked what happened. WOT uses trusted third-party sources and the rating was based on Cloud Eight's blacklisting in hphosts. See hphosts response from December 9, 2009. Apparently, Hphosts only blacklisted it because it was provided by their trusted third-party malwareURL.

As I said previously, find out why. It usually pays to be specific with your questions.

PS The false positive was corrected at source and today, two years later, WOT, hphosts or malwareURL do not have negative ratings or listings for

by marliana on 1. December 2011 - 0:36  (84201)

i would like to download ths

by Remah on 1. December 2011 - 3:04  (84207)

What problem are you having?

This is a review spread across several pages. Select the category you want to look at and go to that page. The page will list various sub-categories with reviews of recommended products. At end of the reviews is a Quick Selection Guide that contains all the download links.

by hopeshenliehuo on 2. December 2011 - 9:50  (84273)

Thanks for that advice

by Ishino (not verified) on 4. December 2011 - 15:16  (84360)

For the category "Best Free Windows 64-bit CD and DVD Burner"... There are of InfraRecorder available in 64bit ^_-

by Ishino (not verified) on 4. December 2011 - 15:18  (84361)

Other than that... There is no category "Best Free Windows 64-bit Audio Player" ?! *O*

by Ishino (not verified) on 4. December 2011 - 15:26  (84363)

Me again x'D
For the category "Best Free Windows 64-bit Non-Adobe PDF Reader"... There 'NitroPDF Reader' in 64bits, also including the plug-in for IE FF and Chrome ^_-

by Remah on 4. December 2011 - 20:57  (84384)

Thanks for InfraRecorder and picking up my mistake: I evaluated 64-bit NitroPDF but, for some reason, referred to the 32-bit version.

by bluesjunior on 20. December 2011 - 6:28  (85343)

Just a heads up to let you all know that Comodo CIS 5.9 has just been released.

by Maximus (not verified) on 21. December 2011 - 13:08  (85603)

There is a 64bit version of cdburnerXP that should be included in the cd/dvd burner section. You have to go digging for it on the website. When you go to the cdburnerxp download page

Instead of clicking the download button, click the link underneath that says "More download options" You will then see listed 32/64 bit default installers (with open candy), 32/64bit installers without open candy and 32/64bit zip portable versions.
Theres a 32bit MSI installer but no 64bit MSI unfortunately :-(

by Remah on 21. December 2011 - 19:20  (85638)

Thanks. I'll try it out.

by BIG DADDY G (not verified) on 28. December 2011 - 6:09  (86111)

Thanks for letting us know about the CIS update. Greatly appreciated.

by ssaran (not verified) on 29. December 2011 - 4:52  (86152)

Hi all,

For Video capture, editing & conversions, VirtualDub 64 bit is also available for Windows...

Download link is:



by Brolly (not verified) on 31. December 2011 - 3:42  (86259)

Love this article. I'm very interested in the latest and best 64 bit software.

I've recently installed the 64 bit version of Waterfox 9 and it is blazing fast. Blew away google chrome on my machine.

Thanks for all the hard work.

by MJones (not verified) on 7. January 2012 - 16:59  (86768)

As of about a week ago I no longer get sound on YouTube videos (though other videos - marketing, on websites, etc. work fine). I researched the problem and did all the obvious stuff (like checking settings - duh) and nothing has worked so far. I read somewhere that it would be a registry problem so I came here (have gotten lots of great stuff here several times before) looking for something to check the registry with but there are too many choices! I already have CCCleaner installed but from what I read it is not the best registry cleaner. I also downloaded and scanned with WiseFix (161 registry errors?!) but removed it when I discovered it cost almost $40.

Does anyone have experience with the problem that could tell me what program to use to try and fix it? Or is there something else besides a registry cleaner I should be doing to fix it?

Thanks :)

by Remah on 8. January 2012 - 1:05  (86787)

Your technical support problems are better resolved in dedicated support forums. In those forums you should at least say what versions of software you are using: operating system (e.g. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1), browser (e.g. Firefox 8.0a) and, in this case, Adobe Flash Player (e.g.

I won't be providing that sort of help here but I will try to clarify your understanding by saying A registry cleaner should not be used to fix a registry problem for software you are actively using. Instead follow these three steps.

1. Check the controls and settings to make sure that you haven't turned the sound off.

2. Clear or reset any setting or temporary file that might be the cause of the problem.

CCleaner is useful for resolving many problems with browsers (including add-ons, extensions, plug-ins, etc) because it cleans up all the files and settings to return the browser to a near-pristine state. Here's some examples. It can clear your DNS caches so web pages no longer take ages to find. It can remove files and reset settings that are causing your YouTube videos to play without sound.

3. Install or reinstall software to get the latest version with the correct registry settings.

For most software, simply installing the latest version should do this but some software will have to be uninstalled and then installed. In your case the software with the problem is most likely to be the Adobe Flash Player plug-in to your web browser.

CCleaner is not a "deep" registry cleaner as it largely limits itself to cleaning up the loose-ends from installs and uninstalls. CCleaner registry cleaning is not cleaning any parts of active and dependent applications. So, if Wise detects 160 issues then CCleaner will likely find only 10 or so (and most of those will not be issues detected by Wise).

In your case, CCleaner registry cleaning might be useful after uninstalling software and before installing the latest version.

by soagain41 (not verified) on 8. January 2012 - 13:11  (86818)

i didn't see, not even mentions about "Kingsoft office suite 2012 free" why is that?

by Remah on 8. January 2012 - 21:18  (86841)

I haven't tried it yet.

by John L. Galt (not verified) on 25. January 2012 - 22:12  (87779)

Rainlendar is available in both 32 and 64 bit versions, both free and Pro (see In contrast, I could not find a link for a 64bit-specific download for Money Manager EX (See

That is all.

by John L. Galt (not verified) on 25. January 2012 - 22:33  (87780)

You should look into Windows System Control Center ( for its ability to download both Sysinternals utilities and NirSoft utilities, with an option to DL 64bit utilities where available - and it comes in a portable version as well.

by Charles de la Vertefeuill (not verified) on 26. January 2012 - 0:40  (87783)

You don't talk of Photofiltre I used it for a few years and be very happy with it, great freeware interface, for photo edition...

by MidnightCowboy on 26. January 2012 - 2:50  (87790)

Only the portable version of Photofiltre is free. The installed version comes as a 30 day trial and is bundled with the unwanted Ask toolbar.

by Anupam on 26. January 2012 - 8:35  (87806)

There is actually a free version of PhotoFiltre, on a different link. I have edited the link in the comment to point to that. However, I do not see any mention of a 64-bit version being available on their site.

by david crawford (not verified) on 13. February 2012 - 6:22  (88757)

Microsoft Fix-It is a free utility found on Microsoft's web site. It fixes most problems; go to and run a search for fix-it.

by ron1234 (not verified) on 26. February 2012 - 3:13  (89501)

thought i'd share, the other utilities i use:

putty :

mobaxterm (terminal ssh session with built in cygwin) :


editra editor:

google talk: make free calls + video chat

for pdf viewer : sodapdf free version

vi like editor for windows: gvim with multiple tabs:

flashdevelop free :


flv player:

daemon lite:

virtual box:

enjoy .. best wishes.

[Edit] cnet and Softonic links replaced with Softpedia to avoid wrapped installers. Even so, some of the above will still attempt to install unwanted toolbars and make changes to your system settings. Please read the Softpedia warnings.

[Edit 2] Some links changed to point to home page rather than download page. Also, please link to home page rather than a download site]

by Mendes (not verified) on 27. February 2012 - 2:28  (89552)

Congratulations and thank you for your excellent work.

by Randy804 (not verified) on 29. February 2012 - 4:15  (89674)

Someone needs to explain to IcoFX that their software is "Unrestricted Freeware" When clicking on the above link it says the product costs $49.