NeuralStyler: Prisma for the desktop?
September 14, 2016 – 04:14 | No Comment
NeuralStyler: Prisma for the desktop?

The popular mobile app Prisma has been making headlines recently with its ability to transform images into works of art using the styles of various artists.
Now the open-source NeuralStyler is claiming to deliver similar results …

CyberLink unveils PowerDirector 15, PhotoDirector 8
September 13, 2016 – 13:13 | No Comment
CyberLink unveils PowerDirector 15, PhotoDirector 8

CyberLink Corp has launched the latest versions of its Director multimedia software.
Video editor PowerDirector 15 (from $69.99) gets end-to-end support for 360-degree videos: importing, adding titles, effects and transitions, and producing the finished movie.

OpenShot 2.1.0 adds animation tools, extends audio support
August 30, 2016 – 05:05 | No Comment
OpenShot 2.1.0 adds animation tools, extends audio support

OpenShot Studios has shipped OpenShot 2.1.0, the latest release of its cross-platform open-source video editor.
The big news this time is the addition of many animation features, including layers, transparent image sequences and keyframe support.

Google Duo is a super-simple video messaging app
August 17, 2016 – 07:21 | No Comment
Google Duo is a super-simple video messaging app

Google has released Google Duo, a very simple video calling app for Android and iOS.
Duo is all about ease of use. There’s no separate account to create, no need to build a new contact list: …

Icaros 3.0 extends and speeds up Windows Explorer thumbnailing
July 4, 2016 – 03:41 | Comments Off on Icaros 3.0 extends and speeds up Windows Explorer thumbnailing
Icaros 3.0 extends and speeds up Windows Explorer thumbnailing

Icaros is a free FFmpeg-powered tool which extends Windows Explorer’s thumbnail support to just about any video format.
The package can produce cover art thumbnails for Mkv, Flac, Ape, and Mpc files, and provides extended Windows …

Watch 360 degree videos with GoPro VR Player
June 30, 2016 – 04:39 | Comments Off on Watch 360 degree videos with GoPro VR Player
Watch 360 degree videos with GoPro VR Player

GoPro VR Player (formerly Kolor Eyes Desktop) is a free 360 degree video player for Windows and OS X.
A stripped-back interface makes it very easy to use. There’s no button-packed toolbar or nested right-click menu, …

VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
June 22, 2016 – 11:33 | Comments Off on VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements

VideoLAN has unveiled VLC for Android 2.0, a major new version of its mobile video and audio player. The app is renowned for being able to play most multimedia files as well as many streaming …

Access Khan Academy videos offline
June 18, 2016 – 02:38 | Comments Off on Access Khan Academy videos offline
Access Khan Academy videos offline

Khan Academy is a great learning resource which provides free video-based courses on everything from math to history, science to music, computing, economics and more.
Most users access Khan Academy content via their website, but if …

Shotcut is a versatile open-source video editor
June 7, 2016 – 01:43 | Comments Off on Shotcut is a versatile open-source video editor
Shotcut is a versatile open-source video editor

Shotcut is a powerful open-source video editor for Windows, Linux and Mac.
It’s quirky in places, not always easy to use, but spend a while learning the basics and you’ll find an array of high-end features …

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.