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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?
Latest comments
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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PicPick v3.3.4 Updated

Checker on 27 Jun 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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Artweaver Free v4.5.4 Updated

Checker on 7 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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GIMP Portable v2.8.10

Checker on 6 Dec 2013

The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a powerful image editor for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert-quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP Portable is a portable version of The GIMP. Also available is an add-on which adjusts GIMP's layout to mimic Photoshop and switched on single-window mode.

Alternatively, another portable package is X-Gimp.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GIMPPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TwistedBrush Open Studio, PhotoFiltre
What's new? Core:
  • Set manifest as Windows 8 compatible.
GUI:
  • Indicate if a file was exported in the Quit dialog.
  • Add shortcuts and hint labels to the close and quit dialogs that make closing and quitting easier and more consistent.
  • Rename the File->Export menu labels to match Save/Save as.
  • Fix keyboard shortcuts on OSX Mavericks.
  • Don't open lots of progress popups when opening many files.
  • Correctly restore the hidden state of docks in single window mode.
Libgimp:
  • Fix exporting an image consisting of a single layer group.
  • Don't attempt to pick transparent colors.
Plug-ins:
  • Fix crash in LCMS plugin if RGB profile was missing.
General:
  • Fix compile on NetBSD (missing -lexecinfo).
  • Bug fixes.
  • Translation updates.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-07-08 12:39

Portable apps file appears to be missing.

webfork on 2013-07-10 00:22

hamasaki: works fine for me

JohnTHaller on 2013-07-10 13:27

There was a typo in the download URL on launch day that was fixed within an hour or so.

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PixBuilder Studio v2.2.0

webfork on 13 Apr 2013
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Emka

PixBuilder Studio is a free image editing software program for digital photo editing, images processing, and resizing. For digital photo editing, you can use its many professional quality functions.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download installer and extract
  2. The application files are in the {app} folder
  3. Open a text editor and paste the following:

    [portable]
    portable=1

  4. Save the text file as PortableFlag (no extension)
  5. Delete TryPTE.exe, 1.bmp, and unnecessary language files
  6. Launch PixBuilder.exe
Latest comments
Emka on 2012-10-03 19:00

Sadly, development has been stopped: http://www.picturestoexe.com/forums/index.php?/topic/14960-important-announcement/

Midas on 2012-10-03 23:28

Please note that the link posted above by Emka works only if you include the final slash...

freakazoid on 2012-12-25 01:29

Just gave this a try and I'm quite impressed!

You can tell that the developer used Photoshop as an inspiration and it shows.

A shame that the developer has ceased work on it, but for a 4.79 MB app, it's way more than I initially expected.

Perhaps the best Photoshop clone you've never heard of. Recommended!

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