I've been using some very useful freeware programs for a few years now. I felt like it would be a very good idea to share those programs since they work really well for me.
One of the programs I totally love is PhotoFiltre. It also comes with several Plugins that can be downloaded and are very useful.
I've used PhotoFiltre to make graphics and wallpapers. I've also used it to make skater emoticons because of the good selection of paintbrushes that PhotoFiltre offers. I've used Paint Shop Pro before to make the skater emoticons, but found that PhotoFiltre did a much better job.
Here are some examples of emoticons that I've made using PhotoFiltre. I can't add all of them, but this is one of the reasons I like PhotoFiltre.
Another program I totally love is Jarte. Jarte is a free word processor based on Word Pad but better. I use it all the time to create pdf files using the Cute PDF Writer.
Cute PDF Writer is used just like a printer. I use it as a default printer when I'm not using my other printer.
Anyway, I thought this would be a great thread to start. If you know of other great freeware programs, please feel free to share them.