Photoscape - Image editor and bulk image processing
I found this wonderful little Windoes app by accident this morning. It's an image 'fettling' program which also has lots of other features such as animated GIF creation, batch image processing, RAW convertor, bulk renaming, paper print (calendars, music notation +others) and lots of other stuff. It looks basic (handy for teachers) and a little clunky but is a lot more intuative to use than say Irfanview for novices. And it also does photo editing ;)
Apparently it is written in Korea and there are some Korean characters appear in some menus, but never to disguise features and buttons.
I recommend you download from CNet to prevent you getting the run around on other sites: PhotoScape - Download.com
It is also free for non-commercial use.