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IrfanView v4.38 Updated

webfork on 13 Jun 2015

IrfanView is a fast and easy-to-use viewer with support for a wide variety image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, editing 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.

Note: the "setup" version of IrfanView is adware.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IrfanView]
Unicode support: Partial. There is a DLL that can be activated from the setting window but it doesn't cover everything.
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
Note: Plugins adds 10 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video, and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView
FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • New Options menu/feature: Export image tiles (split image).
  • New Options menu: Hotfolder (Watch folder and show new images).
  • New view modes in Thumbnails window: Tiles, Details and List mode.
  • New feature: (new) "IrfanView Shell Extension" available on PlugIns website (= adds Context menu with some IrfanView operations to Windows Explorer).
  • New options in the "Adobe 8BF filters" dialog.
  • Improved speed in the LCMS (Color Management) PlugIn.
  • Added support for old formats like: Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc. (RECOIL support in Formats PlugIn).
  • New Print dialog features: Borderless print, Negative positions, better preview.
  • New command line option: /makecopy, a flag for /convert
    => if destination file exists, save new file as copy: (1), (2), (3) etc.
  • Option to add max. 10 external editors (for advanced users): Properties->Misc.
  • Option to Drag&Drop current file to other programs: SHIFT + left mouse + drag.
  • New Print dialog option: Always use default printer at dialog start.
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + N = Negative image (all channels).
  • Better support for high resolution screens (high DPI).
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-12-21 16:39

@ billon
@ AndTheWolf
Thanks ... and updated.

smaragdus on 2014-06-24 18:59

IrfanView version 4.38 is out.

Checker on 2014-06-25 10:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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HWiNFO32 v5.02 Updated

Checker on 20 Jul 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks, and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

HWiNFO64, a 64-bit version, as well as HWiNFO Portable, a 32-bit and 64-bit switching version, are also available from the publisher.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed a serious memory leak causing rising memory usage.
  • Fixed CPU usage monitoring when System Summary window is active.
  • Some minor bugfixes and enhancements.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-29 21:52

The plethora of information to display including Fan speeds, CPU, HDD, and MOBO temps in the notification tray makes this thing perfect for me. I let Process Explorer handle the memory/cpu/network/etc usage and let this thing display cpu/mobo/etc temps and I get a wealth of information in one area. It doesn't use too much resources either. Highly recommended.

@Ateka: The most important part -- The driver is installed when you run and it is removed after you close it. The HKCU key is settings and not important. It's not stealth, it requires admin rights but it IS portable.

smaragdus on 2015-02-03 23:17

The latest version of HWiNFO32/HWiNFO64 is 4.50.

Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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FotoSketcher v3.10 Updated

Checker on 23 Jul 2015
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by JohnW

FotoSketcher helps you take existing photos and modify them for a vintage or vibrant look, as well as a long list of available pencil sketch, pen-and-ink, or hand-drawn painting looks. All modifications include with a variety of settings and tweaks to control the look from dramatic to slight.

Also includes basic photo editing tools such as text, crop, rotate, even automatic contrast and sharpening.

Alternatively, FotoSketcher Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware (donate)
How to extract: Download the portable EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableFotoSketcher_x.xx.exe.
What's new?
  • The DPI default value has been set to 300 for better printing quality.
  • Although transparency in PNG images (alpha channel) is not supported by FotoSketcher, transparent pixels will no longer appear black. They will now be converted to white pixels (much prettier!).
  • The donation screen (coffee cup icon) has been simplified and will lead to a unified PayPal screen.
  • When using JPG images, the compression quality has been improved for fewer artifacts (save to PNG or BMP if you want maximum image quality).
  • A visual bug with the Emergence 2 effect has been corrected. Sometimes the preview image would be pasted to the main result image in the top left corner.
  • Some z-order problems have been solved.
  • A memory leak has been hunted down and solved.
  • When running a script (F5), FotoSketcher will be automatically minimized until the end of the process. If you wish to see the script running, just click on the FotoSketcher icon in the Windows task bar.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-30 23:53

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-09-11 00:44

FotoSketcher 2.96 released.

smaragdus on 2015-07-22 23:34

FotoSketcher 3.10 has been released.

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SearchMyFiles v2.60 Updated

Checker on 3 Aug 2015

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search), and file size. The program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

Can also be used to detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Ultra File Search Lite
What's new?
  • Added 'Auto Size Columns On Search End' option.
  • Explorer context menu inside SearchMyFiles: When you right-click on a single item while holding down the shift key, SearchMyFiles now displays the context menu of Windows Explorer, instead of the SearchMyFiles context menu.
  • SearchMyFiles now displays a warning if you try to delete all copies of file in Duplicate Search mode.
Latest comments
XilE on 2013-11-26 03:47

Works perfect thanks and no issues so far it shames the windows search and is better than the Explorer++ built in search. :P

Anything from NirSoft is going to be awesome.

smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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UNetbootin v6.08

Checker on 8 Nov 2014
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing, and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe.
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-01-17 20:56

abc: thanks for the response -- you're right that it doesn't allow for installation of multiple distributions as some of these tools do and I've modifed the entry. However, I didn't take directly from their website because this program will also work with non-Linux ISOs.

bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

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