Paint.NET 3.5.9 released and continues the free image editor’s reign
October 3, 2011 – 12:05 | Comments Off on Paint.NET 3.5.9 released and continues the free image editor’s reign
Paint.NET 3.5.9 released and continues the free image editor’s reign

There are few programs that can honestly be described as ‘must have’ tools, but for anyone who works with images, this is something that can be said of Paint.NET. What started off as a development …

Review: Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home
September 27, 2011 – 07:29 | One Comment
Review: Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home

Paragon Software’s Backup & Recovery has always been one of the most feature-packed backup tools around.
And the latest release, Backup & Recovery 11 Home, does its best to carry on this proud tradition.
At a first …

JAlbum 10 released, no longer free for commercial use
September 21, 2011 – 10:07 | 2 Comments
JAlbum 10 released, no longer free for commercial use

Swedish web album creation tool jAlbum has reached a landmark release. jAlbum 10.0, which runs on Windows, Mac and Linux, sees a number of new features and expanded image format support alongside a change in …

Review: O&O DiskImage Professional 6.0
September 9, 2011 – 10:40 | Comments Off on Review: O&O DiskImage Professional 6.0
Review: O&O DiskImage Professional 6.0

The importance of backing up your data, settings and even your entire hard drive is finally starting to hit home. With the comprehensive backup tools supplied in Windows 7 and high-end versions of Vista, you …

IcoFX 2.0 released, loses freeware tag
September 8, 2011 – 06:22 | Comments Off on IcoFX 2.0 released, loses freeware tag
IcoFX 2.0 released, loses freeware tag

For the past few years, IcoFX has lain apparently dormant, despite noises from the developer that a new version was in development. This powerful icon editor has suddenly resurfaced, however, with a major new version …

O&O DiskImage 6 released, adds file backup to drive-imaging tools
September 6, 2011 – 16:47 | Comments Off on O&O DiskImage 6 released, adds file backup to drive-imaging tools
O&O DiskImage 6 released, adds file backup to drive-imaging tools

German developer O&O Software has announced the immediate release of O&O DiskImage 6, its drive backup tool. DiskImage 6, which is also available as a separate 64-bit build, allows users to take exact byte-for-byte images …

Review: Acronis True Image Home 2012
August 30, 2011 – 13:17 | Comments Off on Review: Acronis True Image Home 2012
Review: Acronis True Image Home 2012

Most backup programs specialise in a particular form of data protection: file-based backups, continuous data protection, online backups, whatever it might be.
Acronis True Image Home 2012, though, takes a different approach, cramming just about every …

Acronis True Image Home 2012 adds file sync, online backup
August 23, 2011 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Acronis True Image Home 2012 adds file sync, online backup
Acronis True Image Home 2012 adds file sync, online backup

Acronis True Image has always been one of the more feature-packed of backup tools, with the ability to copy your emails, selected files, individual partitions, complete drives and more.
Acronis True Image Home 2012 extends its …

Quickly and easily resize your images with Freesizer 1.0
July 12, 2011 – 15:21 | Comments Off on Quickly and easily resize your images with Freesizer 1.0
Quickly and easily resize your images with Freesizer 1.0

One downside of the ever-increasing resolution of digital cameras – as well as mobile phones – is that they produce massive images. They’re great for printing or production environments, but not so useful if you …

ActiveImage Protector Personal Edition delivers no-compromise backup performance – for free
July 12, 2011 – 15:16 | Comments Off on ActiveImage Protector Personal Edition delivers no-compromise backup performance – for free
ActiveImage Protector Personal Edition delivers no-compromise backup performance – for free

When you’re next looking for a backup program then you could try to save money by opting for the free version of a commercial tool – but that’s often a mistake. Many have key functions …

Review: CyberLink PhotoDirector 2011
June 30, 2011 – 10:16 | Comments Off on Review: CyberLink PhotoDirector 2011
Review: CyberLink PhotoDirector 2011

CyberLink has many years experience with video, but none at all with photo editing, and so you might have expected the company’s first digital imaging product to be a little on the basic side.
But you’d …