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Pixia v6.00y Updated

Checker on 31 Jul 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.

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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?
  • The quality of drawn lines improved.
  • A bug found on the function of selection tools with anchor points is now fixed.
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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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Inkscape Portable v0.48.5 Updated

Checker on 19 Jul 2014
  • 199MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Danilo

Inkscape is a vector graphics editor and an open altnerative to commercial apps like Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X. Useful for branding, icons, web design, publishing, and even illustrated maps, it supports features like shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Uses the open W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format, as well as exporting to other vector-based and standard image types like PNG. Imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, and TIFF.

Inkscape Portable is a portable wrapper distributed by the publisher using the PortableApps.com format. Alternatively, X-Inkscape is another wrapper that writes settings to the application folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch InkScapePortable.exe.
What's new?
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Chris Morgan on 2010-02-15 05:38

Now I would really recommend my own Inkscape Portable above any other form of portable Inkscape. It's supported by Inkscape.org and PortableApps.com as the official portable edition of Inkscape and is available from http://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/inkscape_portable or http://inkscape.org/download/. It's also apparently smaller than the WinPenPack version (just going by figures, I haven't downloaded theirs).

Danix on 2012-03-04 19:31

The X-Inkscape link points to http://inkscape.org/. Furthermore now is only available a winPenPack stable version (and not also a beta) at this link http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.39. Please, edit the entry. Thank you.

webfork on 2012-03-04 21:45

Danix: Thanks for the update. Change is posted.

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Artweaver Free v4.5.4 Updated

Checker on 28 Jul 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: WinXP / Vista / 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?
  • Russian language file added.
  • Maximum grid size increased to 250 pixels.
  • Error when selecting text layer in text tool fixed.
  • Several bugs fixed.
Latest comments
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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Jcropper v1.2.4.0 Updated

Checker on 28 Jul 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 with this folder
  3. Launch Jcropper.exe
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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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PicPick v3.3.4 Updated

Checker on 28 Jul 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 an option to change color code to lowercase.
  • Fixed an issue of memory leak while capturing.
  • Fixed an issue of whiteboard color selector.
  • Language updates.
  • Minor bugs are fixed.
Latest comments
giulia on 2013-09-19 07:42

it creates a folder empty c:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\picpick\
under windows 7 64bit

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.

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