Migrate to a new PC with ease thanks to the O&O Migration Kit – now on special offer
March 28, 2014 – 13:39 | No Comment
Migrate to a new PC with ease thanks to the O&O Migration Kit – now on special offer

The bells are finally tolling for Windows XP as End of Life rolls ominously closer. And while XP itself won’t suddenly stop working once April 8th rolls around, sticking with it long term is no …

Pixopedia is a quirky but very interesting image editor, paint and drawing tool
March 17, 2014 – 18:49 | No Comment
Pixopedia is a quirky but very interesting image editor, paint and drawing tool

Pixopedia doesn’t initially look like the most powerful of graphics tools. Small flat buttons present various ugly and cryptic icons; even the more obvious ones don’t behave as you’d expect; and there’s no bundled Help …

NConvert: an amazing command line-based image processor
March 15, 2014 – 08:30 | No Comment
NConvert: an amazing command line-based image processor

In an increasingly touch-oriented world, the idea of using a command line utility to process images might seem, well, just a little old-fashioned.
And maybe it is. But if you regularly need to resize, rotate, crop …

Fragment is an ultra-lightweight, cross-platform image viewer
March 4, 2014 – 08:45 | No Comment
Fragment is an ultra-lightweight, cross-platform image viewer

The image viewer market is a tough and competitive place, and it’s extremely difficult for newcomers to stand out from the crowd. You might try to pack in the features, for instance – but it …

Faststone Image Viewer 5.0 released, adds new options, improves existing features
March 3, 2014 – 11:22 | No Comment
Faststone Image Viewer 5.0 released, adds new options, improves existing features

FastStone Software has released FastStone Image Viewer 5.0 and FastStone Image Viewer Portable 5.0 for Windows PCs. The free-for-personal-use tool provides image browsing, converting and editing capabilities.
Version 5.0 adds a number of minor new features, …

Browse your IE, Firefox and Chrome caches with NirSoft’s ImageCacheViewer
February 28, 2014 – 13:53 | No Comment
Browse your IE, Firefox and Chrome caches with NirSoft’s ImageCacheViewer

NirSoft has announced the availability of ImageCacheViewer, a simple tool which scans your web browser caches (IE, Firefox and Chrome are supported), and lists any images it finds.
The program’s report is presented in the usual …

Paint.NET 4.0 gets first beta release, adds commit button, choice of colour scheme
February 10, 2014 – 06:29 | Comments Off
Paint.NET 4.0 gets first beta release, adds commit button, choice of colour scheme

Less than two months after unveiling the first alpha, dotPDN LLC has released the first beta of Paint.NET 4.0. Version 4.0 comes with a rebuilt rendering engine, improvements to various tools and a tweaked user …

Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free adds new virtual backup tools, revamps user interface
February 7, 2014 – 10:53 | Comments Off
Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free adds new virtual backup tools, revamps user interface

Paragon Software Group has released Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free for Windows PCs, a major refresh of its drive-imaging and restore tool. The tool, now available as a separate 64-bit build for the first …

Save web page pictures automatically with SavePictureAs
February 5, 2014 – 13:32 | Comments Off
Save web page pictures automatically with SavePictureAs

If you’re browsing the web and find an image you’d like to keep, then the procedure is almost always the same: right-click, select “Save image as”, and choose your preferred destination. That’s simple enough, too, …

Convert images to HDR, EXR, TIFF and more with Imagenator
January 22, 2014 – 06:43 | Comments Off
Convert images to HDR, EXR, TIFF and more with Imagenator

Imagenator is a portable, open-source tool for converting digital images between various formats: BMP, EXR, GIF, HDR, ICO, J2K, JP2, JPG, PBM/ PGM/ PPM (both RAW and ASCII), PFN, PNG, TGA, TIF, WAP, XPM.
The program …

VarieDrop resizes multiple images by dragging and dropping
January 14, 2014 – 11:33 | Comments Off
VarieDrop resizes multiple images by dragging and dropping

Resizing one image is easy – even Windows Paint can do it – but working with multiple images is a little more challenging. Even specialist batch processing tools can require a little work to get …