Saint Paint Studio
This compact program edits images and animations in the most popular formats. Despite its small size, this application has all the essential image-editing features, including tools for cropping, resizing, correcting colors, applying various effects, and drawing with a brush or pen. Similar to full-fledged graphic-design packages, the program supports layers and even lets you create simple animations. Saint Paint uses all the standard hot keys found in other image editors. The newest version of this program comes with Talking TimeKeeper, and while that’s a good application in its own right, take pains to hit cancel if you don’t want it on your machine. Considering its small size and decent capabilities, Saint Paint makes a nice pick for those who don’t need the advanced features offered by full-blown packages such as Photoshop.