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PicPick v3.3.2 Updated

Checker on 22 Mar 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). Supports 27 languages (including Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is pre-configured for portable use and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Tested under Win 7 64... Leaves empty folder at path \User\AppData\Roaming\picpick\
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
What's new?
  • Fixed an issue of twitter upload.
  • Added clipboard shortcuts (Shift+Del, Ctrl+Ins, Shift+Ins).
  • 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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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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Artweaver Free v4.5.2 Updated

Checker on 2 Apr 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?
  • Selection tool mode change via keyboard shortcuts improved.
  • Quality of blur and sharpen filter on layers with transparency improved.
  • Maximum radius of Gaussian blur to 999 increased.
  • Palettes update during new document creation improved.
  • Merge layer group undo improved.
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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Fotografix v1.5 Updated

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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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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