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 …

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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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.

Automatically optimise your photos with AutoHDR
December 10, 2016 – 09:54 | No Comment
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 …

Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop
December 8, 2016 – 11:00 | No Comment
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 …

Get 10 free Photoshop plugins with Auto FX Free
December 7, 2016 – 06:45 | No Comment
Get 10 free Photoshop plugins with Auto FX Free

Auto FX Free is a free collection of 10 free Photoshop plugins which can also be used stand-alone.
The effects include Focal Zoom, Light Brush, Lighten and Sharpen, Mood Lighting, Soften Details, Vitality, Dreamy Photo, Mosaic, …

Dimensions 2 Folders organises images by height, width, more
December 1, 2016 – 09:03 | No Comment
Dimensions 2 Folders organises images by height, width, more

If you’re working on a document or design template then you’ll often need images of a specific resolution or aspect ratio, but finding matching pictures on your own system might take a little work.
One option …

AllDup 4.0 finds visually similar images
October 31, 2016 – 07:12 | Comments Off on AllDup 4.0 finds visually similar images
AllDup 4.0 finds visually similar images

Freeware duplicate file finder AllDup has hit version 4.0 with some major additions and updates.
The program can now detect visually similar pictures in the image formats BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG and TIF, even if they’ve …

jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%
October 27, 2016 – 06:40 | Comments Off on jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%
jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%

Jpeg-recompress is an unusual open-source tool which can cut JPEG file sizes by 50% or more.
The program works by intelligently selecting the lowest possible quality setting for your JPEG, which also has the minimum effect …

Photo-to-painting converter FotoSketcher gets a test Android release
October 20, 2016 – 06:19 | Comments Off on Photo-to-painting converter FotoSketcher gets a test Android release
Photo-to-painting converter FotoSketcher gets a test Android release

The popular PC “photo-to-painting” converter FotoSketcher is now available on Android in a very basic, advanced-user-only test release.
This alpha app is only available as a stand-alone .apk file, and if you manage to install it …