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Artweaver Free v5.0.2 Updated

Checker on 21 Dec 2014

Artweaver is an image editor that tries to simulate natural brush tools eg. chalk, charcoal, pencils. It supports common image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG and PSD, in addition to its own format (AWD). Image editing functions includes selection, gradient, crop, fill, transparency, layers, effects (sharpen, blur, emboss, mosaic etc.).

A Pro version is available with additional functionality: a feature comparison is available. The pro version has not been tested for portability.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Create a text file Artweaver.ini in that folder with the content:

    [Settings]
    LangFilePath=Languages\Artweaver_en.lng

  4. Launch Artweaver.exe
Note: Some users have reported problems with the extract process -- if you have problems with this process, try the unofficial version of Universal Extractor.
What's new?
  • Shape tool improved.
  • Importing from clipboard improved.
  • Error during import of brush presets fixed.
  • Missing opacity and grain support in Other - Add grain category fixed.
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foxcole on 2010-11-14 21:27

I can't extract the exe file with Universal Extractor. I get an error:
"Signature detected: Inno Setup Setup Data (5.2.4)
This is not directly supported, but i'll try to unpack it as version 5110
; Version detected: 5204
Critical error: The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program.
Unpacking failed. This version is not supported."

How can I extract it, then?

ishldgetoutmore on 2011-12-07 21:49

I used Universal Extractor to open the installer, then copied the {app} folder to my PortableApps directory on my USB drive. I renamed it to Artweaver and created the .ini file. Seems to run just fine! I guess the {embedded} directory contains license files and so forth; not necessary to run the program. Very nice!

dany on 2011-12-08 00:06

@foxcole: click the link in 'how to extract.', you need to replace bin/innounp.exe with the latest version, yours only supports versions up to 5.1.1. Innounp version 0.36 supports unpacking version 5.4.2 Inno Setup installers.
Worked for me.

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PicPick v4.0.2 Updated

Checker on 18 Dec 2014

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard, and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Languages: 27 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR, $TEMP, and saveappdata.ini
  3. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder
  4. Launch picpick.exe
Optionally, remove all the language files that are not needed in the Language folder
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Added Azerbaijan language.
  • Fixed an issue of high dpi monitor.
  • Minor bugs are fixed.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-09-20 02:35

@giulia
Confirmed and updated the entry. Thanks. I no longer use this application... not sure when this was introduced. Best is to email the developer to fix that.

shodan816 on 2014-01-16 19:02

@giulia - if you are referring to the "creates an empty folder under C:\users\...etc," this began following V3.2.6. I have written to the author and asked that he allow the executable to search the main program folder for the app's INI file instead of insisting it be created under the User folder, but so far my request has fallen of deaf ears. I stick with V3.2.6 because I work on client PC's and they are not fond of my creating either registry entries or files and folders on their machines. If more people requested this slight change, I'm sure the author would listen.

bassiliin on 2014-12-19 16:47

There now portable version availabel on PicPick site
http://www.picpick.org/en/download_portable

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Pixia v6.01p Updated

Checker on 4 Dec 2014

Pixia is a powerful graphics editor with a unique user interface. When learning Pixia, it's easier to discard everything you know about Photoshop or Paintshop, and start from scratch with the tutorials and help files.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Optionally, download and install the Pixia help files and additional filters
  3. Copy all files to a folder of your choice
  4. Uninstall the program
  5. Launch pixia.exe
What's new?
  • This version has a switch to turn OpenGL assisting function on/off on the View Control window. Those who experienced Pixia ver. 6 malfunctioning due to OpenGL incompatibility, try turning this switch off.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-02-10 20:55

Checker: a portable version of Paint.net is available, but untested and not something I would use: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=61988#p61988

Fixitman on 2013-11-01 23:15

Webfork is correct, there is a portable version. Worked fine for me on XP. I also like the knockoff of it called Pinta available for Linux. It's not full-featured yet, but it certainly works.
Off-topicP If you really want portable, put your favorite version of Linux including whatever programs you want on a USB stick and you've got an entire portable OS!

AndTheWolf on 2013-11-13 17:48

Download link still pointing to Pixia 6.00G rather than to 6.00H and gets a "not found" error.

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PhotoDemon v6.4 New

Midas on 10 Dec 2014

PhotoDemon is a feature-rich photo editor with a variety of color and contrast tools, a variety of filters, and rotate, resize, crop, etc. The program also includes a metadata viewer/editor, screenshot tool, and works with common graphics formats including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing, with a beta version supporting layers.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoDemon.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP Portable, PhotoFiltre
What's new?
  • LAYERS! PhotoDemon now provides comprehensive layer support, including variable opacity, custom blendmodes, on-canvas moving and resizing, and editing without flattening.
  • New non-destructive edit options, including resizing, exposure, clarity, vibrance, temperature, and more.
  • Numerous interface improvements, including new slider, radio button, and check box controls created specifically for PhotoDemon.
  • Many new tools, including straighten, auto-correction, auto-enhancement, split-toning, HDR, colored pencils, glass tiles, stained glass, fragment, Kuwahara filtering, lens flare, sunshine, noise removal (bilateral smoothing), and more.
  • Many improvements to existing tools, including overhauled Curve and Level dialogs, tonal range support when adjusting color balance, totally rewritten comic book, relief, emboss/engrave, edge enhance, find edges, rainbow, fog, and ignite filters, and many smaller tweaks and improvements.
  • New Undo History browser
  • Improved performance program-wide, including new Performance options, and significant performance improvements when language translations are active
  • Much better support for non-English locales, including many bug-fixes for locales that use “,” as a decimal separator
  • Improved drag/drop support, including improved support for dragging images from web browsers
  • Improved status bar, including a clickable “resize image” button and “fit image on-screen” button
  • New Malay language support (machine translation only, improvements welcome!)
  • New Swedish language support (machine translation only, improvements welcome!)
  • Improved support for using arrow keys to modify various settings
  • New asynchronous image metadata processing. Images with extensive metadata now load (and save) much faster than before.
  • Reduced program startup time, and greatly reduced shutdown time when many images are loaded
  • Improved mousewheel zoom, with zoom now preserving cursor location, instead of defaulting to position (0, 0)
  • Improvements to Content-Aware resizing, including faster performance, symmetrical seam removal, and ESC-to-cancel functionality
  • Improved image load time, especially for large images and/or complex image formats

Release anoucement is at http://photodemon.org/875/photodemon-6-4-release/.
Latest comments
tomcat on 2014-12-10 17:08

I have contacted the developer and he assured me that PhotoDemon does not in any way write to the registry. So it can be added in the above specs that the program is "Stealth".

Checker on 2014-12-10 17:28

@ tomcat: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Jcropper v1.2.4.1 Updated

Checker on 23 Nov 2014

Jcropper is an image converter for lossless JPEG cropping with options for fixed aspect ratio, grayscale/progressive conversion, copy markers, etc.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty Jcropper.ini within this folder
  3. Launch Jcropper.exe
Latest comments
spice_prods on 2013-01-03 22:26

None of the "free" softwares from http://www.vieas.com seems to be downloadable ...
There is an error 403 on every link on downloads page and there is no contact page.
Anybody tried this one ?

rogerthedodger on 2013-01-03 23:44

The link worked fine for me with several of those listed here?????

Checker on 2013-01-04 00:44

@ spice_prods: Use the link "Download" given by me at the top of this entry. This will link you to a working download page (http://www.vieas.com/en/soft.html#Jcropper). At this page klick at the ZIP-button to download the ZIP file.

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