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IrfanView is a free graphics viewer for Windows. It is designed to be simple for beginners but has some of the powerful elements found in PhotoShop and could be ideal for use in primary schools.

It is particularly useful for creating panorama images where pupils / teachers can upload a collection of  images for comparison purposes in subjects such as history or geography. Pressing  

brings up range of photo effects which can be used to manipulate images during ICT / art.

It’s sophistication means that it lends itself towards the top end of KS2. You can down the freeware from