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GIMP Portable v2.8.14-fix Updated

SYSTEM on 7 Sep 2014

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.

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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? We have released an updated 2.8.14 installer (http) for Microsoft Windows. This one fixes the crash on window resize and the missing icons bugs - all by updating the included GTK+ library to 2.24.24.

Still unsolved are the missing spacing character in the zoom drop down and the disappearing background on high zooms (updating the Pango and Cairo libraries that are didn't change anything there), investigations continue.

Please continue to report bugs, we can't fix what we don't know about.
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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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PicPick v3.4.1 Updated

Checker on 26 Aug 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?
  • No bundle offer in the free version.
  • Fixed an issue of dpi virtualization on windows 8.1.
  • Fixed an issue of default shortcut on German Windows.
  • 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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Inkscape Portable v0.48.5 Updated

webfork on 12 Oct 2014
  • 199MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Danilo

Inkscape is a vector graphics editor and open alternative 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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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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Fotografix v1.5

Midas on 25 Feb 2014
  • 735KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Lare2

Fotografix is an small image editor that can be used for graphic design, and basic drawing. Includes filters like "Sharpen", "Find Edges" as well as layers, channels, and masks. Paint and brush tools are included and supports a wide number of graphics formats including those of Photoshop and GIMP.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Partial. Saves its settings in ANSI including recent file paths.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Fotografix.exe.
What's new? Version 1.5 (1 June 2010)

New Gaussian Blur filter.

Multi-layer TIFF images and GIF animations can now be opened.

Middle mouse button now invokes the Hand tool for panning.

New blending modes: Darken, Lighten, Difference, Exclusion, Pin Light, Hard Mix.
Latest comments
Cattleya on 2011-08-14 12:49

Awesome portable app, have all feature I need: transparent image, blur..

Cattleya on 2013-07-19 03:32

And Fotografix 2 coming soon, this program under development, so it may be the best free image editor now.

http://lmadhavan.com/software/fotografix2/

New feature that i like: Plugins

Midas on 2014-02-25 19:08

Fotografix v2.0.3 released November 17, 2013 is available at the URL above...

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