QuickViewer is a very, very, very fast image viewer
June 26, 2017 – 04:19 | No Comment
QuickViewer is a very, very, very fast image viewer

QuickViewer is a portable open-source image viewer which shows and navigates pictures with the maximum possible speed.
The developer has built in multiple optimisations, including reading images before they’re required and displaying them with OpenGL.

Cut PNG and JPG file sizes with Black Bird Image Optimizer
June 16, 2017 – 05:25 | Comments Off on Cut PNG and JPG file sizes with Black Bird Image Optimizer
Cut PNG and JPG file sizes with Black Bird Image Optimizer

Black Bird Image Optimizer ($39.95) is a commercial tool which claims to “reduce the size of your photos several times without quality loss!”
Lossless compression which reduces JPGs and PNGs to a fraction of their usual …

Convert digital images to colour ASCII art with Image2ASCII
June 4, 2017 – 07:22 | Comments Off on Convert digital images to colour ASCII art with Image2ASCII
Convert digital images to colour ASCII art with Image2ASCII

Image2ASCII is an open-source Windows application which converts digital pictures to stylised ASCII art.
The program is tiny, and arrives as a stand-alone executable. There’s no installation required, simply download and run it.

ImageDownloader batch downloads pics from Reddit, Imgur
April 19, 2017 – 10:38 | Comments Off on ImageDownloader batch downloads pics from Reddit, Imgur
ImageDownloader batch downloads pics from Reddit, Imgur

ImageDownloader is a portable open-source tool which can batch download images from your favourite subreddit, or Imgur album.
The program arrives as a very compact 396KB download, so it’s no surprise that the interface is basic, …

Browse, remove and replace media file tags with Metadata++
April 7, 2017 – 04:17 | Comments Off on Browse, remove and replace media file tags with Metadata++
Browse, remove and replace media file tags with Metadata++

Windows File Explorer has been able to display basic media file metadata for years, but it doesn’t support all the tags you’re likely to need, and it’s inconvenient to set up and use.
Metadata++ is a …

View animated GIFs, TIFFs, MPOs and more with CPix
March 27, 2017 – 17:02 | Comments Off on View animated GIFs, TIFFs, MPOs and more with CPix
View animated GIFs, TIFFs, MPOs and more with CPix

CPix is an unusual image viewer for Windows with a strong focus on multi-picture formats, including MPO, TIFFs and animated GIFs.
The interface is basic. There’s no thumbnail browser, just a simple viewing pane where you …

Dimensions 2 Folders organises images by height, width, more
December 1, 2016 – 09:03 | Comments Off on Dimensions 2 Folders organises images by height, width, more
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 …

Prisma-like NeuralStyler 1.2 brings more creative control
November 7, 2016 – 09:29 | Comments Off on Prisma-like NeuralStyler 1.2 brings more creative control
Prisma-like NeuralStyler 1.2 brings more creative control

Open-source video-to-art creator NeuralStyler has hit version 1.2 with some handy new features.
A simple video trimmer allows selecting the scene you’d like to transform. It’s not precise – you choose your start and end points …

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 …

Resize and optimise web images with Tiny Beest Image Optimization for Chrome
October 6, 2016 – 09:35 | Comments Off on Resize and optimise web images with Tiny Beest Image Optimization for Chrome
Resize and optimise web images with Tiny Beest Image Optimization for Chrome

Tiny Beest Image Optimization is a free Chrome extension which can resize and optimise web images to reduce their file size.
Once it’s installed, right-clicking an image displays a where you can resize the image to …

NeuralStyler: Prisma for the desktop?
September 14, 2016 – 04:14 | Comments Off on NeuralStyler: Prisma for the desktop?
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 …