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Shaun Travers
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I have used InfranView for as long as I can remember as my image viewer (for Windows).  When I started blogging in 2010 I used that to manipulate the images for my blog.  The original photos from the camera are about 5MB and all I do is crop the bit of the photo I want (occasionally rotate it a bit as well)  and resize to be 1024 pixel wide.  This reduces the image to be about 300-500KB that I then upload.  I have been doing this for so long I can whip though 10-20 photos for a blog post in minutes.  If I need to do some simple markup such as a couple of  labels or arrows I use InfranView.  For detailed markups or lots of them I tend to then use Paint.Net as it is easier to manipulate the settings for better control and also has a better undo feature.