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IrfanView v4.50 Updated

billon on 11 Oct 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • IrfanView and many PlugIns ported to Unicode! The INI file will be converted to Unicode if you call the "Properties" dialog.
  • IrfanView will NOT run on Win9x anymore.
  • Support for iPhone PNG files (Formats PlugIn).
  • Move selection with: CTRL or SHIFT + right mouse button (Y or X axis only).
  • New option in Extract Pages/Frames dialog: Set page/frame range.
  • Some fixes in the Print dialog.
  • New text pattern: $m = show number of megapixels.
  • New Thumbnails sort menu: Sort by Megapixels.
  • Adjust print preview image to color/bw printer settings.
  • Wallpaper save format changed to PNG (Win8 and later).
  • New zooming method: Mouse wheel alone, if "Browsing->View other files" disabled.
  • New command line option: /hotfolder="folder" => start Hotfolder option with a specific folder.
  • ANI format moved to FORMATS PlugIn.
  • JP2 PlugIn loading bug fixed.
  • FPX/RLE/DJVU/ANI/SVG PlugIn loading bugs fixed.
  • Tools PlugIn EXE-loading problem fixed.
  • Several PlugIns fixed or ported to unicode, please download the newest versions.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2016-05-21 15:25

Irfanview is one of the oldest, but still one of the best programs of its type. Does just about everything, its fast and very lightweight, and even works from the command-line.

zorro on 2017-10-14 20:18

Attention! Version 4.50 changes the ini-file to unicode (UTF16 LE) - as a side-effect the dropdown-zoombox in the menu (if activated) doesn't show up the percentage-steps any more, only %%. You can still type in the desired percentage and press enter, but the predefined steps don't work. This sure will be corrected, but if someone can't live with that: stay with V4.44 until next version.

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7-Zip Portable v16.04

webfork on 26 Jan 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability, and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes, and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK, etc.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Program: Freeware/Open Source
Launcher: GPL
7z format: LGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Peazip, BandiZip
What's new?
Latest comments
billon on 2017-01-24 01:58

@Special:
What? What are you talking about? What broken, what reported, what plain .txt file? Can you elaborate?

Special on 2017-01-24 02:20

Normally you would need to know the password to access a passworded 7z archive or to even look inside one, but by using the 7z file manager you can still add stuff into a passworded archive by just dragging & dropping stuff onto it, for example a blank .txt file, that is the first part, then with the use of a simple Hex editor (HxD) you can break the password "lock" if you know what to look for. What I'm saying is, use 7-Zip for your compression needs, but for encrypting sensitive stuff you plan on uploading onto the web, look elsewhere.

demon.devin on 2017-09-14 12:17

Here's my 7-Zip Portable made with my modified version of the PA.c Launcher:
https://github.com/demondevin/7-ZipPortable

I've added support for shell integration as well as the context menu features. I even added support for file type associations to where you may specify which formats you'd like associated with 7-Zip during runtime. Plus I've added a SendTo shortcut which is available for any file types that aren't associated but are supported for use with 7-Zip.

And yes ..it's still very much portable! Read the ReadMe file on the GitHub project page on how to add associations or how to set the shell extension/context menu features...

=)

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WakeMeOnLan v1.82 Updated

billon on 14 Oct 2017
  • 365KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

WakeMeOnLan allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet over the network. This will return machines from a standby or turned-off state, useful for administrators or to save electricity until resources are needed. WakeMeOnLan also allows you to scan your network and collect the MAC addresses of all online computers. This information can be exported to a file.

Additionally, an available command-line interface can turn on a computer using a computer name, IP address, or the MAC address of the remote network card.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WakeMeOnLan.exe.
What's new?
  • Removed the 'Use Broadcast Address According to IP Address' menu item, which was inactive since version 1.70.

Win32 Disk Imager v1.0.0

billon on 20 May 2017
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Win32 Disk Imager is a simple disk imaging utility to write IMG files to SD and USB cards and allow booting from these devices. Just point to the IMG file and then select the removable device to write to.

Note that this utility is intended for flash media and cannot burn CD-ROMs.

Note: We recommend reading information available on the author's website before use. Use care with imaging tools like this one.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Win32DiskImager.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary translations.
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-05-03 06:35

Check the link Midas pointed above: https://answers.launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+question/74814

Midas on 2013-05-03 09:50

Also, Bootice provides a quick way to cure pendrive woes:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20478

(At least, it's what YUMI devs recommend...)

siegfried on 2017-05-20 15:40

It's not Stealth 'cause It writes to registry:

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-95864766-2325389660-2471813846-1001\Software\Win32DiskImager\

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Pazera Free Audio Extractor v2.6 Updated

billon on 17 Nov 2017
  • 34MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by jack

Pazera Free Audio Extractor takes the audio from most major video files without loss of sound quality or converts them to a variety of common audio formats. The program can also behave as a simple conversion tool from one audio format to another (e.g. AAC to MP3).

Some supported formats include (audio) MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WAV, ALAC, WavPack, AIFF; (video) AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, MOV, RM, 3GP, WMV, VOB, MKV, WebM and OGV.

Note: By default, the program will extract/convert to MP3. Select "Try extract original audio stream" to avoid re-encoding. This is faster, but may result in a format some devices can't read. Additionally, the program has a number of predefined settings (profiles) specially designed for novice users. More advanced users can easily customize audio encoding parameters with output parameters.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AudioExtractor.exe or AudioExtractor64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages and styles.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Audio Extractor
What's new?
  • New:
    • Output formats/codecs: Opus (Ogg), MKA - Opus, CAF - Opus;
    • Conversion engine (FFmpeg) and multimedia information library (MediaInfo);
    • Conversion profiles;
    • Translations: Arabic, Dutch, Korean.
  • Bug fixes and enhancements.
Latest comments
rogerthedodger on 2014-06-25 06:26

Love this program, but V2 doesnt save settings, gone back to V1.4 which does.

rogerthedodger on 2014-08-02 05:25

Version 2.1 now out

Checker on 2014-08-02 09:36

@ rogerthedodger: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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