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IrfanView v4.38

Checker on 28 Jul 2014

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.

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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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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PicPick v4.0.4 Updated

Checker on 5 Mar 2015
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by Cornflower

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

Or download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch picpick.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Fixed an issue of auto-frame setting.
  • Fixed Color Palette bugs.
  • Language updates.
  • Small known bugs were fixed.
Latest comments
bassiliin on 2014-12-19 16:47

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

smaragdus on 2015-01-20 23:37

The native portable version of PicPick (the ZIP archive) hasn't yet been updated to version 4.0.3, it is still 4.0.2.

dmocha on 2015-01-24 08:58

For me it's different. I downloaded two days ago, as the version 4.0.3

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DSpeech v1.60.9 Updated

Checker on 14 Mar 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for creating audio books from text sources. It also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices eg. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc. using tags.

The program works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above, using the included Microsoft speech engine SAPI5. For WinNT/2K, you will need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

The program can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML, and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new?
  • Improved the function Pause / Resume.
  • Added the "Transparent" to make the main program window transparent, making visible what lies below the same.
  • Added a button to quickly highlight the phrase on which the cursor is positioned.
  • Fixed some rare bugs.
  • Minimum UI tweaks.
Latest comments
Steven on 2008-12-14 05:38

This program contains a Trojan, you have been warned.

Onesimus Prime on 2010-05-27 08:23

According to VirusTotal (http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/1ad2e6f8cf28c870a6779947df6e2e7f6a50c22fda41fa57d25e718c7fe171e1-1274782233 ), only TrendMicro (1 out of 41 A-V scanners) had any problems with this.

caroline on 2011-03-16 13:59

I'm trying to add new voices, how do I do that, plus I'm trying to link with web, has anyone managed to do that?

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TagScanner v5.1.665 Updated

Checker on 24 Feb 2015
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames, and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like freedb or Amazon and includes a built-in player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML or Excel.

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 portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Tagscan.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated Discogs support.
  • Improved Discogs cleanup script.
  • Fixed problem with locking of taskbar in fullscreen mode.
  • Fixed transform sripts changing.
  • Translations: Turkish, Japanese.
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-08-30 22:32

The Best Tag Editor!

EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

http://xdlab.ru/en/download.htm

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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