Transform photos into arty masterpieces with Painnt
February 17, 2017 – 06:47 | No Comment
Transform photos into arty masterpieces with Painnt

Painnt is a Prisma-type app for Windows 10, Android and iOS which transforms your favourite photos into works of art.
Yes, yet another one. But wait– the app has some interesting extra touches which could make …

Optimise images for the web with pingo
January 29, 2017 – 03:53 | No Comment
Optimise images for the web with pingo

Pingo is a free PNG and JPEG optimiser which supports both lossless and lossy compression.
There are plenty of similar tools around, but pingo stands out from the competition in several ways– some good, some not.

RawTherapee 5 ramps up its RAW processing power
January 24, 2017 – 08:26 | No Comment
RawTherapee 5 ramps up its RAW processing power

Open-source raw image processor RawTherapee has hit version 5.0, its first major release in more than two years, with some important new features and functionality.
The Wavelets tool provides a smart way to perform some action …

MComix is an easy-to-use cross-platform comic viewer
January 19, 2017 – 05:46 | No Comment
MComix is an easy-to-use cross-platform comic viewer

MComix is a configurable, cross-platform comic and image viewer.
The open-source program is a fork of the old Comix project, and has been under development since 2010.

Image to ZX Spec takes your pictures back in time
January 6, 2017 – 05:11 | No Comment
Image to ZX Spec takes your pictures back in time

Image to ZX Spec is a free Java-based application which shows you how your pictures and videos might have looked on the classic old ZX Spectrum home computer.
Never heard the Spectrum? It was released almost …

PhotoDonut is a very versatile image processor
December 23, 2016 – 15:22 | Comments Off on PhotoDonut is a very versatile image processor
PhotoDonut is a very versatile image processor

PhotoDonut is a powerful cross-platform photo processor which provides a host of interesting ways to enhance and improve your images.
You could use the program as a quick way to enhance any photo. Open the picture, …

IrfanView 4.44 released
December 21, 2016 – 09:12 | Comments Off on IrfanView 4.44 released
IrfanView 4.44 released

The superb freeware image viewer IrfanView has hit version 4.44 with a pile of tweaks and additions.
A much-improved histogram is now modeless, and offers curves, RGB and other viewing selections.

AOMEI Backupper Standard 4.0 adds real-time file sync, supports backup to cloud
December 16, 2016 – 06:06 | Comments Off on AOMEI Backupper Standard 4.0 adds real-time file sync, supports backup to cloud
AOMEI Backupper Standard 4.0 adds real-time file sync, supports backup to cloud

AOMEI has released AOMEI Backupper Standard 4.0, the second major update of its freeware Windows backup, imaging and cloning tool in 2016.
Version 4.0 adds an additional arrow to the tool’s bow – the ability to …

Automatically optimise your photos with AutoHDR
December 10, 2016 – 09:54 | Comments Off on Automatically optimise your photos with AutoHDR
Automatically optimise your photos with AutoHDR

Top photo editors will often have “auto-fix” tools to optimise colours, lighting, sharpness and more, all with a single click. But they’re often short on configuration options, and some editors may not have any automatic …

Access Ext2, HFS and other file systems with DiskInternals Linux Reader
December 10, 2016 – 08:13 | Comments Off on Access Ext2, HFS and other file systems with DiskInternals Linux Reader
Access Ext2, HFS and other file systems with DiskInternals Linux Reader

DiskInternals Linux Reader is a freeware Windows application for browsing drives using Linux, Apple and other file systems.
The program enables reading (but not writing) drives using Ext2/3/4, ReiserFS, Reiser4, HFS, HFS+, FAT, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS …

Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop
December 8, 2016 – 11:00 | Comments Off on Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop
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 …