Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop
December 8, 2016 – 11:00 | No Comment
Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop

Desktop image editors have been offering effects like “Oil Painting” and “Pencil Sketch” for years, without anyone paying much attention, but the rise of the smartphone has created a whole new market for these photo-transforming …

Get 10 free Photoshop plugins with Auto FX Free
December 7, 2016 – 06:45 | No Comment
Get 10 free Photoshop plugins with Auto FX Free

Auto FX Free is a free collection of 10 free Photoshop plugins which can also be used stand-alone.
The effects include Focal Zoom, Light Brush, Lighten and Sharpen, Mood Lighting, Soften Details, Vitality, Dreamy Photo, Mosaic, …

Dimensions 2 Folders organises images by height, width, more
December 1, 2016 – 09:03 | No Comment
Dimensions 2 Folders organises images by height, width, more

If you’re working on a document or design template then you’ll often need images of a specific resolution or aspect ratio, but finding matching pictures on your own system might take a little work.
One option …

AllDup 4.0 finds visually similar images
October 31, 2016 – 07:12 | No Comment
AllDup 4.0 finds visually similar images

Freeware duplicate file finder AllDup has hit version 4.0 with some major additions and updates.
The program can now detect visually similar pictures in the image formats BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG and TIF, even if they’ve …

jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%
October 27, 2016 – 06:40 | No Comment
jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%

Jpeg-recompress is an unusual open-source tool which can cut JPEG file sizes by 50% or more.
The program works by intelligently selecting the lowest possible quality setting for your JPEG, which also has the minimum effect …

Photo-to-painting converter FotoSketcher gets a test Android release
October 20, 2016 – 06:19 | No Comment
Photo-to-painting converter FotoSketcher gets a test Android release

The popular PC “photo-to-painting” converter FotoSketcher is now available on Android in a very basic, advanced-user-only test release.
This alpha app is only available as a stand-alone .apk file, and if you manage to install it …

ImBatch 5.10 now creates animated GIFs
October 13, 2016 – 15:34 | No Comment
ImBatch 5.10 now creates animated GIFs

Versatile image batch processor ImBatch has been updated to 5.10 with a simple “Save to animated GIF” task. The current image list acts as your frames, and you can set one delay to cover all …

Cut PNG file sizes by 50% with S-Ultra PNG Compressor
October 9, 2016 – 07:27 | Comments Off on Cut PNG file sizes by 50% with S-Ultra PNG Compressor
Cut PNG file sizes by 50% with S-Ultra PNG Compressor

S-Ultra PNG Compressor is a $14.95 Windows application for lossless compression of PNG files.
The program’s interface won’t win any design awards. It’s all very basic: click an “Add” button to select your files, check a …

Resize and optimise web images with Tiny Beest Image Optimization for Chrome
October 6, 2016 – 09:35 | Comments Off on Resize and optimise web images with Tiny Beest Image Optimization for Chrome
Resize and optimise web images with Tiny Beest Image Optimization for Chrome

Tiny Beest Image Optimization is a free Chrome extension which can resize and optimise web images to reduce their file size.
Once it’s installed, right-clicking an image displays a where you can resize the image to …

How to extract images from just about any file type
October 5, 2016 – 08:55 | Comments Off on How to extract images from just about any file type
How to extract images from just about any file type

Extracting images from documents makes it much easier to reuse them elsewhere, and there’s a lot of freeware around to get the job done.
Which is best for you? That depends on the file formats you …

Zone Photo Studio X ships with layers and cloud storage integration,
October 4, 2016 – 13:12 | Comments Off on Zone Photo Studio X ships with layers and cloud storage integration,
Zone Photo Studio X ships with layers and cloud storage integration,

Zoner Software has shipped Zoner Photo Studio X (aka version 19), the latest edition of its one-stop photo editor.
Top of the “What’s New” list is full Layers support, with all the features and blend modes …