Fotografix is a powerful portable image editor that crams a surprising amount of functionality into its tiny executable: the entire program takes up only a little more than 1MB on your hard drive (and most of that is the uninstaller.

There's support for opening files in all the major graphics formats, including JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and more. Images can be cropped or resized

flipped, rotated, cropped, resized and generally manipulated as you'd like. And you're manually able to tweak colours, brightness, saturation and more. You get a range of selection tools, and the ability to paint on an image. Decent layer options provide a great deal of control over the retouching process, and there are a few filters, too: blurs, sharpens, "sketch edges" and so on.

Version 2.0.3 brings:
•New selection tools (Lasso, Polygonal Lasso and Magic Wand)
•Redesigned toolbar and additional information in status bar

Verdict

Fotografix is a simple but straightforward image editor, more than adequate for many tasks, which makes minimal demands on your hard drive, graphics card and CPU