Pixopedia is a quirky but very interesting image editor, paint and drawing tool
March 17, 2014 – 18:49 | No Comment
Pixopedia is a quirky but very interesting image editor, paint and drawing tool

Pixopedia doesn’t initially look like the most powerful of graphics tools. Small flat buttons present various ugly and cryptic icons; even the more obvious ones don’t behave as you’d expect; and there’s no bundled Help …

NConvert: an amazing command line-based image processor
March 15, 2014 – 08:30 | No Comment
NConvert: an amazing command line-based image processor

In an increasingly touch-oriented world, the idea of using a command line utility to process images might seem, well, just a little old-fashioned.
And maybe it is. But if you regularly need to resize, rotate, crop …

View, edit and batch process your photos with Photoimp
March 12, 2014 – 09:07 | No Comment
View, edit and batch process your photos with Photoimp

If you’ve tried a few free photo managers then you’ll know that the vast majority are, well, disappointing. Most have absolutely no original ideas. And some don’t even match up to the basic functionality you …

Fragment is an ultra-lightweight, cross-platform image viewer
March 4, 2014 – 08:45 | No Comment
Fragment is an ultra-lightweight, cross-platform image viewer

The image viewer market is a tough and competitive place, and it’s extremely difficult for newcomers to stand out from the crowd. You might try to pack in the features, for instance – but it …

Faststone Image Viewer 5.0 released, adds new options, improves existing features
March 3, 2014 – 11:22 | No Comment
Faststone Image Viewer 5.0 released, adds new options, improves existing features

FastStone Software has released FastStone Image Viewer 5.0 and FastStone Image Viewer Portable 5.0 for Windows PCs. The free-for-personal-use tool provides image browsing, converting and editing capabilities.
Version 5.0 adds a number of minor new features, …

Paint.NET 4.0 gets first beta release, adds commit button, choice of colour scheme
February 10, 2014 – 06:29 | Comments Off
Paint.NET 4.0 gets first beta release, adds commit button, choice of colour scheme

Less than two months after unveiling the first alpha, dotPDN LLC has released the first beta of Paint.NET 4.0. Version 4.0 comes with a rebuilt rendering engine, improvements to various tools and a tweaked user …

Quick Review: Hornil Photo Resizer
February 3, 2014 – 07:13 | Comments Off
Quick Review: Hornil Photo Resizer

Hornil, creator of the popular StylePix editor, has released Hornil Photo Resizer, a free batch image processing tool.
Despite its name, the program isn’t just about resizing images. It can also rotate and flip them, apply …

Quickly organise unsorted images with PhotoSift
January 23, 2014 – 10:18 | Comments Off
Quickly organise unsorted images with PhotoSift

Creating digital images is easy. Organising them into appropriate folders takes rather more effort, though, which is probably why many people just let them pile up in the Pictures folder. But there could be a …

VarieDrop resizes multiple images by dragging and dropping
January 14, 2014 – 11:33 | Comments Off
VarieDrop resizes multiple images by dragging and dropping

Resizing one image is easy – even Windows Paint can do it – but working with multiple images is a little more challenging. Even specialist batch processing tools can require a little work to get …

New Paint.NET 4.0 alpha adds Bezier curve, tweaks status bar
December 24, 2013 – 06:53 | Comments Off
New Paint.NET 4.0 alpha adds Bezier curve, tweaks status bar

Two months after the initial alpha release, dotPDN LLC has released a brand new build of Paint.NET 4.0 Alpha, its free image-editing tool for Windows. Build 5105 of this pre-release software includes a number of …

Helicon Photo Safe: not just another free photo manager
December 6, 2013 – 08:57 | Comments Off
Helicon Photo Safe: not just another free photo manager

Your digital photo collection is a mess? You could install a free photo manager to help you out, but don’t expect too much: they’re often just identikit “me too” apps which provide little more than …