Browse your images and their EXIF metadata with Photo Data Explorer
June 12, 2012 – 06:24 | Comments Off on Browse your images and their EXIF metadata with Photo Data Explorer
Browse your images and their EXIF metadata with Photo Data Explorer

Viewing a digital photo’s EXIF metadata can provide all kinds of useful information, including the date and time the original image was taken, the camera used to take it, exposure and ISO settings, shutter speed, …

CyberLink’s PhotoDirector 10, PowerDVD 12 and MediaShow 6 hit warp speed on laptops running next-gen AMD processors
May 29, 2012 – 11:28 | Comments Off on CyberLink’s PhotoDirector 10, PowerDVD 12 and MediaShow 6 hit warp speed on laptops running next-gen AMD processors
CyberLink’s PhotoDirector 10, PowerDVD 12 and MediaShow 6 hit warp speed on laptops running next-gen AMD processors

Taipei, Taiwan-based CyberLink has issued updates for its flagship media viewing and editing products, including CyberLink PowerDirector 10 Deluxe, CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Pro and CyberLink MediaShow 6 Ultra.
The updates are all designed to take full advantage …

VisiPics quickly finds the duplicate photos cluttering your PC
May 28, 2012 – 16:43 | Comments Off on VisiPics quickly finds the duplicate photos cluttering your PC
VisiPics quickly finds the duplicate photos cluttering your PC

You started off with good intentions, creating a neat image library where all your digital photos are properly organised in sensibly-named folders. But it probably didn’t last. It’s all too easy to drag and drop …

Review: Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX 8.1
May 22, 2012 – 13:42 | Comments Off on Review: Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX 8.1
Review: Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX 8.1

Equipping your PC for professional graphics work normally involves buying several different applications, learning their various interfaces and hoping they’ll somehow all work together.
Xara’s philosophy is a little different, though: their new Photo & Graphic …

Software roundup: 27 downloads you may have missed this week
May 19, 2012 – 04:13 | Comments Off on Software roundup: 27 downloads you may have missed this week
Software roundup: 27 downloads you may have missed this week

Halfway through May and the software release schedule shows no sign of abating – and this has been a particularly busy week for beta releases. Some of the biggest releases come from security experts Norton, …

Xara release Photo and Graphic Designer MX 8 and Designer Pro X 8
May 15, 2012 – 06:43 | Comments Off on Xara release Photo and Graphic Designer MX 8 and Designer Pro X 8
Xara release Photo and Graphic Designer MX 8 and Designer Pro X 8

Xara have revealed the latest versions of their Designer family, Photo and Graphic Designer MX 8 and Designer Pro X 8. (Which, if the names mean nothing to you, are the packages formerly known as …

Pixelitor: a surprisingly powerful image editor
May 9, 2012 – 09:37 | Comments Off on Pixelitor: a surprisingly powerful image editor
Pixelitor: a surprisingly powerful image editor

If, like us, you’ve tried more than your share of image editors, then you’ll know many of them are depressingly similar. Especially when it comes to filters. All too many developers seem to think they …

Bring out the GIMP! The classic image editor gets a massive overhaul in version 2.8
May 6, 2012 – 10:06 | Comments Off on Bring out the GIMP! The classic image editor gets a massive overhaul in version 2.8
Bring out the GIMP! The classic image editor gets a massive overhaul in version 2.8

In terms of version numbering the release of GIMP 2.8 might seem like a minor one, but in reality it is very big news. The cross-platform image editor has been available for Windows, OSX and Linux …

Software roundup: 21 new and important downloads you might have missed this week
April 20, 2012 – 15:44 | Comments Off on Software roundup: 21 new and important downloads you might have missed this week
Software roundup: 21 new and important downloads you might have missed this week

This week has seen a number of exciting releases covering every area of software imaginable. Whether you want to keep your computer running smoothly or have photos you want to edit, there’s something here for …

CyberLink MediaShow 6 debuts 3D support, Blu-ray disc authoring
April 6, 2012 – 17:04 | Comments Off on CyberLink MediaShow 6 debuts 3D support, Blu-ray disc authoring
CyberLink MediaShow 6 debuts 3D support, Blu-ray disc authoring

With a host of free media organisers around, selling commercial equivalents can be something of a challenge. CyberLink aren’t giving up just yet, though, and their latest release, MediaShow 6, has some interesting new features …

14 tools to rip, convert and stream video from DVD and Blu-ray
April 3, 2012 – 06:01 | Comments Off on 14 tools to rip, convert and stream video from DVD and Blu-ray
14 tools to rip, convert and stream video from DVD and Blu-ray

These days, more and more of us watch video in a variety of different ways. The ease and versatility of modern media can leave you looking at your old collection of videos and DVDs with …