Xlideit excels as an image viewer
June 22, 2014 – 06:05 | Comments Off on Xlideit excels as an image viewer
Xlideit excels as an image viewer

It’s tough to make an impact in the crowded Windows image viewer market, and so most newcomers try to impress users with advanced features, like their vast file format support or lengthy list of editing …

Quick review: AOMEI Backupper Standard 2.01
June 20, 2014 – 05:46 | Comments Off on Quick review: AOMEI Backupper Standard 2.01
Quick review: AOMEI Backupper Standard 2.01

When we were first looked at AOMEI Data Backuper in January 2013 it was a capable free image backup tool with some limitations – no scheduler – but a lot of promise. Now at version …

Securely archive your images with WinTrezur
June 12, 2014 – 08:56 | Comments Off on Securely archive your images with WinTrezur
Securely archive your images with WinTrezur

WinTrezur looks at first much like any other image viewer. There’s a folder tree on the left, a set of thumbnails on the right. Double-clicking any image displays it full-screen; pressing Esc returns you to …

Paint.NET 4.0 Beta 4 released, restores Line/Curve tool, improves rendering quality and performance
June 6, 2014 – 09:04 | Comments Off on Paint.NET 4.0 Beta 4 released, restores Line/Curve tool, improves rendering quality and performance
Paint.NET 4.0 Beta 4 released, restores Line/Curve tool, improves rendering quality and performance

dotPDN LLC has released the fourth beta of Paint.NET 4.0, the latest pre-release of this eagerly anticipated freeware image-editing tool for Windows.
The fourth beta – build 5628 – sees the Line/Curve tool restored, having previously …

Glorylogic refreshes range with ISO Workshop 5.4, True Burner 2.3 and Image Tuner 4.8 updates
June 4, 2014 – 12:18 | Comments Off on Glorylogic refreshes range with ISO Workshop 5.4, True Burner 2.3 and Image Tuner 4.8 updates
Glorylogic refreshes range with ISO Workshop 5.4, True Burner 2.3 and Image Tuner 4.8 updates

Glorylogic has issued updates to three of its free (for non-commercial use) tools for Windows PCs. Both ISO Workshop 5.4 and True Burner 2.3 gain various burning enhancements – including the ability to set the …

IcoFX 2.7 adds three new adjustment tools, enhances crop selection
May 20, 2014 – 10:58 | Comments Off on IcoFX 2.7 adds three new adjustment tools, enhances crop selection
IcoFX 2.7 adds three new adjustment tools, enhances crop selection

Romanian developer IcoFX Software has released IcoFX 2.7 and IcoFX Portable 2.7, a minor update to its commercial icon-editing tool for Windows.
Version 2.7 adds three new tools to the Adjustment menu, plus refines the existing …

Images2PDF converts your digital images to PDF files
May 16, 2014 – 13:00 | Comments Off on Images2PDF converts your digital images to PDF files
Images2PDF converts your digital images to PDF files

Images2PDF is a simple tool for saving your chosen digital images to a PDF file.
Yes, you’re right, there are plenty of ways to do this already, but the program has one or two touches which …

Extract PDF images, text, fonts and files with Weeny Free PDF Extractor
May 12, 2014 – 07:39 | Comments Off on Extract PDF images, text, fonts and files with Weeny Free PDF Extractor
Extract PDF images, text, fonts and files with Weeny Free PDF Extractor

It’s easy to view the contents of a PDF, but extracting them for reuse elsewhere takes more effort. Even if you install something PDF to JPEG Expert to grab the images from a document, for …

Automatically optimise an entire folder of photos with Perfectly Clear Desktop
May 5, 2014 – 10:04 | Comments Off on Automatically optimise an entire folder of photos with Perfectly Clear Desktop
Automatically optimise an entire folder of photos with Perfectly Clear Desktop

Athentech Imaging is best known for its Perfectly Clear Photoshop/ Lightroom plugins, clever tools which can optimise thousands of photos, entirely automatically.
At $199 each, this technology isn’t for everyone. But if you’d like to get …

PhotoDemon is a fast, free and portable photo editor
April 26, 2014 – 10:59 | Comments Off on PhotoDemon is a fast, free and portable photo editor
PhotoDemon is a fast, free and portable photo editor

PhotoDemon is an open source photo editor which, its developer says, has been designed to be “portable”, “powerful” and “usable”. This sounded great to us.
First impressions don’t live up to the hype, unfortunately. A …

Migrate to a new PC with ease thanks to the O&O Migration Kit – now on special offer
March 28, 2014 – 13:39 | Comments Off on Migrate to a new PC with ease thanks to the O&O Migration Kit – now on special offer
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 …