LightZone: still a great image editor
July 5, 2016 – 06:41 | Comments Off on LightZone: still a great image editor
LightZone: still a great image editor

If you’re looking for a free image editor then you’ll probably start with the big names, the latest updates, whatever’s made the headlines recently.
But there’s also a whole world of mature software out there which …

Straighten text in scanned documents with Deskew
July 4, 2016 – 02:39 | Comments Off on Straighten text in scanned documents with Deskew
Straighten text in scanned documents with Deskew

Deskew is an open source package which can detect skewed text in scanned text documents, and output a straightened version.
It’s a command line tool, which is, well, inconvenient, but don’t let that put you off …

Acronis True Image 2017 beta unveiled
June 17, 2016 – 04:38 | Comments Off on Acronis True Image 2017 beta unveiled
Acronis True Image 2017 beta unveiled

Acronis International has released the first public beta of Acronis True Image 2017, its popular backup and file sync suite.
The new edition adds support for wirelessly backing up iOS and Android devices to your desktop.

Batch image processor ImBatch 4.90 gets new transparency tools
June 13, 2016 – 06:59 | Comments Off on Batch image processor ImBatch 4.90 gets new transparency tools
Batch image processor ImBatch 4.90 gets new transparency tools

Powerful batch image processor ImBatch has reached version 4.90 with the addition of some handy transparency tools.
A new Stroke feature outlines your image with transparency, using a customisable width and colour.

Manage virtual CD, DVD, HD-DVD or BD drives with ImgDrive
June 1, 2016 – 04:11 | Comments Off on Manage virtual CD, DVD, HD-DVD or BD drives with ImgDrive
Manage virtual CD, DVD, HD-DVD or BD drives with ImgDrive

ImgDrive is a free tool which can mount multiple disc images as virtual CD, DVD, HD-DVD or BD drives.
The program works with iso, ccd, cue, isz, mds and nrg images.

Image to PDF or XPS is a portable PDF creator
May 31, 2016 – 03:26 | Comments Off on Image to PDF or XPS is a portable PDF creator
Image to PDF or XPS is a portable PDF creator

Image to PDF or XPS is a compact tool which imports multiple image formats, saving the results to PDF or XPS files.
Supported source formats include BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF, WMF, EMF, XPS, JPG, JP2 and …

Convert video, audio and images with File Converter
May 12, 2016 – 04:26 | Comments Off on Convert video, audio and images with File Converter
Convert video, audio and images with File Converter

File Converter is a lightweight tool for converting video, audio and image files from Explorer’s right-click menu.
There’s no system tray icon to get in your way, no bulky interface to navigate. Just right-click your selected …

Take, annotate, process and share your screenshots with Photon
May 6, 2016 – 04:14 | Comments Off on Take, annotate, process and share your screenshots with Photon
Take, annotate, process and share your screenshots with Photon

Photon is a free PC screen capture tool for Windows Vista and later.
The program’s core capture engine is basic, but good sharing support and some unusual processing options make it worth a closer look.

Passcape ISO Burner adds FAT32 support for >32GB USB sticks
May 4, 2016 – 05:39 | Comments Off on Passcape ISO Burner adds FAT32 support for >32GB USB sticks
Passcape ISO Burner adds FAT32 support for >32GB USB sticks

Passcape Software has shipped Passcape ISO Burner 2.1 with a new option to format high capacity (>32GB) USB sticks to FAT32.
Windows can’t do this, but the developer explains “the program now uses its own code …

Add style to your photos with ON1 Effects Free
April 6, 2016 – 07:19 | Comments Off on Add style to your photos with ON1 Effects Free
Add style to your photos with ON1 Effects Free

ON1 Effects Free 10 is a collection of professional photo filters and effects which can be used stand-alone, and as Photoshop or Lightroom plugins.
Beginners can use the package much like other apps. Open an image, …

Google Nik Collection now free for all
March 28, 2016 – 04:10 | Comments Off on Google Nik Collection now free for all
Google Nik Collection now free for all

Google Nik Collection, a powerful set of six Photoshop plugins, is now available for free.
That’s probably not good news if you paid the full $149 for it, but Google has announced that anyone who bought …