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Krita Portable v5.1.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 Sep 2022
  • 636MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by tproli

Krita is a painting program made by artists to make concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations, and comics. It uses a wide variety of customizable brushes as well as drawing aids for shapes, straight lines, as well as layers, masks, and more. The interface is also customizable and can be modified to both light and dark themes.

The program also supports animations, textures and more.

Krita Portable is a portable wrapper for the program.

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Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch KritaPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MyPaint
What's new? See: https://krita.org/en/about/krita-releases-overview/
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Stephen Leibowitz on 2019-12-13 10:17

KritaPortable_4.2.8.paf.exe from PortableApps automatically installs both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Krita:
32-bit PortableApps\KritaPortable\App\Krita
64-bit PortableApps\KritaPortable\App\Krita64

The disk size of the installed application is 636MB. The launcher program is KritaPortable.exe. It will detect the bit size of the Windows operating system and run the corresponding version of Krita. Those users that are confident that they will only need one bit size version can save disk storage by manually deleting the unneeded bit size.

webfork on 2019-12-17 08:13

@Stephen: thanks, billon updated the entry

Stephen Leibowitz on 2021-12-28 08:56

The Krita Portable package at PortableApps.com includes the last 32-bit version (4.4.3) and the current 64-bit version (5.0.0). Not surprisingly, it can be placed on portable storage. When it is run, the wrapper chooses the Krita version that matches the bit size of the Windows OS. Users should be aware of file compatibility issues between the two Krita versions.

.kra is Krita’s internal file-format, which means that it is the file format that saves all of the features Krita can handle. .kra files saved in Krita 4 are upward compatible with Krita 5. But .kra files saved in Krita 5 are not downward compatible with Krita 4 or earlier.

The “What’s new?” link points to a history of release notes but does not yet include the 5.0 release. The 5.0 release notes are at https://krita.org/en/krita-5-0-release-notes/ These two items come from the 5.0 release notes:

Text size issues have been resolved (MR716)
Krita 5 now converts the font size into the correct value and this new value will be saved into the .kra file later. It means that this file will /no longer be compatible with older versions of Krita/.

Note on File Compatibility with Krita 4.x and Krita 3.x files
Krita 5.0 has an updated brush preset file format (.kpp). Krita 4 and earlier cannot use brush presets created in Krita 5.

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PhotoDemon v9.0 Updated

Special on 8 Sep 2022
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

PhotoDemon is a fast, feature-rich photo editor with rotate, resize, crop, etc. and a variety of color, contrast, filters and other graphics tools. The program also allows adding text, a metadata viewer/editor, on-canvas paint tool, layers, screenshot too, and works with common graphics formats including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, PSD, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

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Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD license
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoDemon.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: LazPaint, paint.net
What's new? See:
https://photodemon.org/news/
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PhotoDemon on 2020-09-11 16:28

Hi Zorro. PhotoDemon developer here. PD shouldn't have any new dependencies between v7 and v8. (In fact, its system dependencies haven't really changed since the Windows XP era!)

If the app was working for you in the past but it doesn't now, please get in touch so I can investigate. Contact info here: https://photodemon.org/about/contact/

No .NET libraries are required by PD or any of the 3rd-party libraries it uses, but like all Windows apps, it does require *some* system libraries to be present. This includes the VB runtimes built into Windows 8.1 and 10 (full list here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy#runtime-definition). If a determined user manually removes those libraries, PD is unlikely to run. I'm afraid I don't have a way to prevent this. :(

Thank you in advance for any follow-up information you can provide. I no longer have a Windows 8.1 system available for testing, but if I've somehow broken PD on it, I'd love to fix it as quickly as I can.

zorro on 2020-09-20 14:01

Hi PhotoDemon ;-) - just wanted to send you a screenshot of the message appearing when I try to start the program... but PhotoDemon updated itsself and now the problem is gone. Means version 8.2 is working like a charm (and like old version 7.0) on my machine. Thanks for so much backwards-compatibility!

PhotoDemon on 2020-09-21 15:49

Thank you so much for the follow-up, Zorro! My favorite bugs are the ones that fix themselves. :D

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paint.net v4.3.12 Updated

Stephen Leibowitz on 20 Aug 2022
  • 220MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Aug 2022
  • Suggested by nunoleite

paint.net is an image and photo editing software with support for layers, unlimited undo, image effects and a tabbed thumbnail interface. The program includes a variety of paint bushes and selection tools as well as image filters such as sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise etc.

The program supports plugins and will automatically start in 64-bit within an operating system that supports it.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\paint.net
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package (go with x86 if you're not sure which one to choose) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch paintdotnet.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP, PhotoFiltre, PhotoDemon, PixBuilder Studio
What's new? See: https://blog.getpaint.net/category/update-news/
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Ennovy on 2022-05-24 23:53

The website reports: NOTE for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and 32-bit/x86 users: Paint.NET v4.3.x will be the last release(s) that work on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or on any 32-bit/x86 version of Windows(........)Starting with Paint.NET v4.4, only Windows 10 and 11+ will be supported, and only on 64-bit (x64 and ARM64). Updates for 4.3.x will be released on an as-needed basis until v4.4 is completed.

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PicPick v6.3.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 18 Aug 2022
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2022
  • 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.

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Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder. Launch picpick.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Hotfix: Fixed an issue of taskbar on Windows 7.
  • Support multiple desktop on Windows 10, 11
  • Added Start/Stop hotkey on Screen Recorder
  • Improved watermark effects
  • Improved frame effects
  • Improved Whiteboard
  • Fixed an issue of "Flatten All" menu
  • Fixed an issue where the "Repeat Capture" was not working as expected.
  • Fixed the Color Palette beeps on close
  • Language updates
Latest comments
fullbug on 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!

dmocha on 2016-12-10 17:51

A new url for portable version
http://ngwin.com/picpick/download_portable_start

smaragdus on 2018-06-26 16:25

The GUI is ruined in version 5.0.0, last usable version- 4.2.8.

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WildBit Viewer v6.8 Updated

Andrew Lee on 24 Jul 2022
  • 56MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jul 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WildBit Viewer is a compact and fast image viewer with component slide show and editor tools. The program includes a thumbnail viewer with various sorting and sizes, as well as a metadata viewer and favorites. Other viewer options include a side-by-side image compare and custom show creator with transition effects.

Supports 70+ graphic formats including JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF and TGA, as well as a search function with detailed image search criteria.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Viewer.cmd.
What's new? See: https://wildbit-soft.fi/whatsnew.html
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2016-01-31 15:29

You need to run either the .cmd file e.g. Viewer.cmd or launch the .exe file (in the bin folder) with the /portable parameter.

hamasaki on 2016-02-02 20:00

I am Baas, thank you.

AndTheWolf on 2022-01-03 13:37

Now at version 6.7

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ShareX v14.1.0 Updated

Special on 15 Jul 2022
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ShareX is a feature-rich screenshot utility that can grab a selected area with a single key and then edit, save to clipboard, drive and/or instantly upload them to 25+ different hosting services (posts to Imgur by default). ShareX can capture screenshots with variety of shapes including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon and freehand. Supports screenshots with transparency and shadow, as well as those that require scrolling. In addition to images, the program can upload other file types, supporting uploads from the clipboard, a watched folder, as well as drag-and-drop.

Additional tools include a powerful screen audio+video recorder (MP4/WEBM or animated GIF format), color picker, ruler, FTP client, monitor test, file hash checker, QR code generator+reader, image effects and much more.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2+
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShareX.exe.

Optionally,
  • Delete unnecessary language files
  • Enable portable video encoding via Task Settings - Screen Recorder - Screen recording options, clicking Download and then entering "ShareX\Tools\ffmpeg.exe" for the FFmpeg path
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, Greenshot
What's new? See:
https://getsharex.com/changelog/
Latest comments
Jaex on 2016-09-29 09:17

@smaragdus fixed portable zip structure now.

smaragdus on 2017-03-22 14:26

ShareX is not stealth, it creates "ShareX.exe.log" in AppData (C:\Users\UserNAme\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs).

__philippe on 2018-11-09 09:11

ShareX v12.3.0 notable enhancement:

Added APNG encoding support to screen recording

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Artweaver Free v7.0.13 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Jul 2022
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jul 2022
  • Suggested by Island Boy

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 also available with additional features.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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
What's new? See: https://www.artweaver.de/en/changelog
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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.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-03-10 19:34

Sadly, The Artweaver Team will shutdown on
06/01/2017.
Article at Artweaver blog=>
https://www.artweaver.de/en/blog/80

Take Care All,
Happy Camper2

PapaiMark on 2022-07-14 22:02

After trying for 20 minutes the most basic operation, copy a part of the image and paste it elsewhere in the same image,
I gave up.

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Blender v3.2.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 7 Jul 2022
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2022
  • Suggested by Danilo

Blender is a powerful, integrated 3D creation software suite with character/solids modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, shading, motion tracking and post-processing tools. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Its features can be extended with a variety of plug-ins, scripts, templates and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Linux). The program has been used for a wide variety of functions, including VFX, video edition, modeling etc.

Alternatively:


Note: Last version for 32-bit systems is 2.80.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the 2.8x sub-directory, create a new folder and name it config
  3. In this config folder, create an empty text file and name it startup.blend
  4. Launch blender.exe

See this thread for more information.
What's new? See:
https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Reference/Release_Notes
https://www.blender.org/download/releases/3-2/
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-04-28 23:06

Added a note about films because I watched that Sintel short film created with Blender, which was in some areas even better than the work Pixar and Dreamworks are putting out commercially.

Checker on 2012-10-03 18:17

Watch Blender's fourth Open Movie "Tears of Steel" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8

Checker on 2015-09-18 18:21

If you want to try: v2.76 rc-1 ( http://www.blender.org/ )

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GIMP Portable v2.10.32 Updated

freakazoid on 17 Aug 2022
  • 1GB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

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

The program is cross-platform with versions available for Mac and Linux. GIMP Portable is the PortableApps version of the program, and includes an available add-on that adjusts GIMP's layout to mimic Photoshop and switched on single-window mode.

Alternatively, another portable package is X-Gimp.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
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, PhotoDemon, PixBuilder Studio, paint.net
What's new? See:https://www.gimp.org/news/2022/06/14/gimp-2-10-32-released/
Latest comments
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.

freakazoid on 2022-08-17 20:34

1GB for this app. Yikes! If you do not need advanced editing, try PixBuilder Studio at a fraction of the size.

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Inkscape Portable v1.2

Andrew Lee on 19 May 2022
  • 277MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 2022
  • 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.

Those on Windows XP and Vista should use 0.92.3 as that is the last supported version for those operating systems.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch InkScapePortable.exe.
What's new? See: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2021-05-28 18:38

The version currently packaged at portableapps.com is 1.1

webfork on 2021-05-28 22:17

@AndTheWolf: Updated, thanks

AndTheWolf on 2022-02-19 16:06

The version currently packaged at portableapps.com is 1.1.2

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