ACDSee Ultimate 10 adds Smart Brushes and GPU support
September 17, 2016 – 03:37 | Comments Off on ACDSee Ultimate 10 adds Smart Brushes and GPU support
ACDSee Ultimate 10 adds Smart Brushes and GPU support

ACD Systems has unveiled ACDSee Ultimate 10 ($149.99), the latest edition of its powerful image editor.
A new Smart Brush enable users to brush on image adjustments simply by painting over the image area.

CyberLink unveils PowerDirector 15, PhotoDirector 8
September 13, 2016 – 13:13 | Comments Off on CyberLink unveils PowerDirector 15, PhotoDirector 8
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.

Five free CSV viewers and editors
September 6, 2016 – 10:09 | Comments Off on Five free CSV viewers and editors
Five free CSV viewers and editors

CSV is a very common format for sharing large amounts of data, mostly because it’s so simple– you can view the contents almost anywhere, at least in theory.
You may not always have a full-featured spreadsheet …

OpenShot 2.1.0 adds animation tools, extends audio support
August 30, 2016 – 05:05 | Comments Off on OpenShot 2.1.0 adds animation tools, extends audio support
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.

DarkAudacity gives Audacity’s classic audio editor a UI update
August 26, 2016 – 14:59 | Comments Off on DarkAudacity gives Audacity’s classic audio editor a UI update
DarkAudacity gives Audacity’s classic audio editor a UI update

DarkAudacity, a mildly redesigned branch of the classic open-source audio editor Audacity, has been released for Windows.
The package has no big technical changes or enhancements, and instead focuses on revamping the interface to simplify operations …

Corel PaintShop Pro X9 adds project templates, interactive gradients
August 17, 2016 – 09:30 | Comments Off on Corel PaintShop Pro X9 adds project templates, interactive gradients
Corel PaintShop Pro X9 adds project templates, interactive gradients

Corel has shipped Corel PaintShop Pro X9, the latest edition of its veteran image editor.
New features include Project Templates, prebuilt desktop publishing-type layouts to help you create greetings cards, brochures, photo collages and more.

Audio editor Wavosaur gets first update since 2013
August 13, 2016 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Audio editor Wavosaur gets first update since 2013
Audio editor Wavosaur gets first update since 2013

Windows audio editor Wavosaur (and 64-bit edition) has just been updated to version 1.2, its first release for almost three years.
One handy new feature is real-time spectrum analysis. Click Tools > Spectrum Analysis, Display > …

Create PDF, HTML, ePUB and MOBI eBooks with AsciidocFX
August 2, 2016 – 09:37 | Comments Off on Create PDF, HTML, ePUB and MOBI eBooks with AsciidocFX
Create PDF, HTML, ePUB and MOBI eBooks with AsciidocFX

AsciidocFX is a cross-platform open-source markup editor for building PDF, HTML, ePUB and MOBI ebooks, documents, slides and more.
It’s not the easiest package to use, but could still have a lot of appeal for anyone …

Inker is a promising vector graphics editor for Chrome
July 12, 2016 – 00:07 | Comments Off on Inker is a promising vector graphics editor for Chrome
Inker is a promising vector graphics editor for Chrome

Vector graphics editors are often bulky desktop applications, aimed very much at design experts, but Inker is very different.
The package is a simple Chrome app, easy enough for almost anyone to use, and ideal for …

Syncplify Notepad! is a polished plain text editor
July 3, 2016 – 02:41 | Comments Off on Syncplify Notepad! is a polished plain text editor
Syncplify Notepad! is a polished plain text editor

Notepad! is a nicely balanced Notepad replacement, accessible to just about everyone but with plenty of bonus extra features when you need them.
The interface is an immediate plus, its Office-like ribbon organising the program’s main …

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 …