ImBatch 5.10 now creates animated GIFs
October 13, 2016 – 15:34 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on ImBatch 5.10 now creates animated GIFs

ImBatchVersatile image batch processor ImBatch has been updated to 5.10 with a simple “Save to animated GIF” task. The current image list acts as your frames, and you can set one delay to cover all transitions.

The “Set EXIF/IPTC Tag” task has also seen a major extension with new support for file and image attributes.

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A Sharper Scaling resizes images with less blurring
October 13, 2016 – 03:56 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on A Sharper Scaling resizes images with less blurring

A Sharper ScalingA Sharper Scaling is an open-source tool which aims to upscale images to deliver crisper, cleaner results than current techniques, including “Preserve Details”.

Does it work? The developer’s website has a lot of examples to show that it does (beware, this may not be visible at the default display size– follow the instructions and zoom in to get the real high-resolution view).

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Can Process Explorer stop malware infections– not just detect them?
October 12, 2016 – 03:09 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Can Process Explorer stop malware infections– not just detect them?

Process ExplorerSysinternals’ Process Explorer has always been used to detect malware infections, but that’s just the start of its advantages.

Just running the program in the background might stop some threats installing in the first place.

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Camtasia 9 license now gets you Windows and Mac versions
October 11, 2016 – 16:43 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Camtasia 9 license now gets you Windows and Mac versions

CamtasiaTechSmith has unveiled Camtasia 9 ($199), a major release for the comprehensive video creator.

License changes don’t usually top the “new features” list, but this one is big: buying a single license now allows you to install Camtasia on both Windows and Mac.

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Facebook ships a stand-alone Events app
October 11, 2016 – 06:54 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Facebook ships a stand-alone Events app

Events from FacebookFacebook has announced Events from Facebook, a stand-alone app for its most event-focused users.

Open the app and you’ll instantly see an event-oriented feed, with new events highlighted by friends, recently-announced events by pages you like, and updates from events you’re already involved with.

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WebSite X5 Evolution 13.0 adds parallax scrolling support, 64-bit edition to boost performance
October 11, 2016 – 05:54 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on WebSite X5 Evolution 13.0 adds parallax scrolling support, 64-bit edition to boost performance

Incomedia Website X5Incomedia has released major new versions of its wizard-driven web-building tool with the launch of WebSite X5 Evolution 13.0. Website X5 Evolution is accompanied by both higher (Professional) and lower (Start) packages.

Version 13.0 adds support for parallax scrolling, includes new features like a Sticky menu and promises up to 50 per cent better performance thanks to a new 64-bit build.

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SoftPerfect’s World Route 1.0 is a simple visual traceroute
October 11, 2016 – 04:34 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on SoftPerfect’s World Route 1.0 is a simple visual traceroute

World RouteAustralian developer SoftPerfect has shipped World Route 1.0, a free for Windows (commercial for Mac) visual traceroute which plots your internet traffic on a world map.

The package is built for simplicity. Type your destination domain or IP address in a box, press Enter and the program begins listing the IP address and geographic location of each hop.

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HARDiNFO 8 redesigned for Windows 10
October 10, 2016 – 16:22 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on HARDiNFO 8 redesigned for Windows 10

HARDInFOUltimate Systems has released HARDiNFO 8, a major update for the veteran system information and benchmarking tool.

Now 64-bit only, the program has been redesigned and optimised for Windows 10 (don’t worry, it still runs on Windows 7).

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Milton is a minimalist painting tool with some smart tricks
October 10, 2016 – 09:04 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Milton is a minimalist painting tool with some smart tricks

MiltonMilton is a simple and straightforward painting tool which does its best to stay out of your way, but still has some unusual tricks of its own.

The core drawing tools are basic. Just one round brush, with colour, size and opacity settings, and an eraser (or infinite undo) if you’ve made a mistake.

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Cut PNG file sizes by 50% with S-Ultra PNG Compressor
October 9, 2016 – 07:27 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Cut PNG file sizes by 50% with S-Ultra PNG Compressor

S-Ultra PNG CompressorS-Ultra PNG Compressor is a $14.95 Windows application for lossless compression of PNG files.

The program’s interface won’t win any design awards. It’s all very basic: click an “Add” button to select your files, check a couple of boxes to set compression levels and click “Start” to kick the process off.

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Discover what malware is doing online with FakeNet
October 7, 2016 – 16:25 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Discover what malware is doing online with FakeNet

FakeNetFakeNet is a clever Windows tool which tries to detect and display common web access attempts on your PC.

The program isn’t just another packet capture tool. Instead FakeNet redirects internet traffic and handles it locally, so you’ll see any attempts to download “www.server.com/trojan.exe” but they won’t succeed.

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