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Photo to Sketch v4.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Photo to Sketch converts your photos to pen or pencil sketches, with a "freehand" mode for touch-up. This is the lite "version" of a commercial product.

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System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the installer EXE and extract using Universal Extractor to a folder of your choice. The application files are found in the {app} folder. Launch the program by double-clicking on photo2sketch.exe.
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raphael on 2006-12-03 07:42

Who makes this? This is a standard plugin for any self respecting image editing program. Who needs it?

sco50000 on 2007-09-24 20:00

that's exactly what i was thinking

it's just a stand-alone plug-in

Silver on 2009-11-17 06:18

FotoSketcher would be a better choice. It's free, standalone, portable, have batch processing as well, and the results are actually really good. You can also choose color pencils, oil, etc.

http://www.fotosketcher.com/

And an example:
http://fotosketcher.jalbum.net/FotoSketcher%20gallery/slides/FotoSketcher%20-%20window.html

There are issues and one of them is that it only saves preset and they are all separate so it's a pain if there is a setting you always want to open up instantly to. Also, it always add a fake picture frame to the image so remember to disable that each time when you don't need it.

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Fast Image Resizer v0.98

Checker on 2 Dec 2013
  • 660KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

This is a small drag&drop tool to quickly resize a bunch of pictures to JPEG. The quality settings are configurable and EXIF data can be copied. It works with different image format (as source) and performs an automatic cropping too.


Note: The license companion text file and the author's webpage do not mention any kind of known end-user agreement. This Software is a "Project" which likely will become payware.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/No License (see note)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Delete the folder $PLUGINSDIR and the file [NSIS].nsi.
  3. Launch fastimageresizer.exe
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Webfork on 2007-11-22 12:21

A good alternative software that, while not as simple, doesn't require the MSVBVM60.DLL file: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=208

Pat on 2010-10-05 17:02

This is very handy when dedicated to a process you do often-emailing pictures for instance.I have FastStone too (which is great) but with Fast Image Resizer you can just drag a picture onto its desktop shortcut.If you want,it'll clean off the exif data too.

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JPEGCrops v0.7.5 beta

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

JPEGCrops allows batch cropping of JPEG images with fixed aspect ratio. Its operation is "lossless", meaning the output image will not suffer recompression degradation in quality.

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System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies:
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JPEGCrops.exe.
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RandomTask on 2009-01-11 04:42

Quite a nice an useful piece of software.
Drawback is, it crashes if about 200 images are opened simultanously...

Onesimus Prime on 2009-01-14 17:50

Apparently, it was updated to 0.7.5 beta, then the website disappeared. You can get the most recent version from:
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Windows-Portable-Applications-Portable-JPEGCrops-Download-100520.html

Onesimus Prime on 2009-01-16 21:31

Ok, so the author's website seems to be working again. Sorry! At least you've got an alternate download link now.
;-)

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MobaPhoto v1.42

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by JohnW

MobaPhoto comes with four modules: batch photo resizer, digital gallery creator, batch picture editor and batch picture renamer. It allows you to create photo galleries for your website. It also allows you to process your images (resize, crop, red-eye correction, rename etc.) in batch mode.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package ("no registry writing for full portability") and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MobaPhoto.exe.
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webfork on 2009-11-16 22:41

A fairly basic processing tool, the very slick gallery creation tool is the real gem in this program. The only setback for this program is competition: many other tools on the site do batch conversion, renaming, and other functions better than MobaPhoto (among them Photoscape and FastStone Image Viewer). Still, the program has a great interface, is good for basic photography work, and very easy to use.

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Active Pixels v3.05 Updated

Checker on 15 Mar 2014
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Active Pixels is a neat full-featured photo editor. Interesting auto enhance options (including shadow/hilight recovery), many filters, correction and denoise settings.

Note: Main site offline (thanks NickR). Linking to Softpedia download.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Local Folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder. Copy the content of the {app} folder to a folder of your choice. Launch ActivePixels.exe
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Franchina on 2008-11-04 08:23

it is too big and needs memory, but the author claims to reduce it in last version. Wonderful possibility: recover the shadow area in picture!!!

Cattleya on 2011-08-14 13:18

Two best of the best image editor I found on Portablefreeware:
Fotografix: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1549#comments
Artweave: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1390#comments

Fast and light. GIMP still weight.

NickR on 2011-08-14 14:45

No longer available through Website or Download links
Active Pixels has retired maybe

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