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Fotografix v1.5

webfork on 5 Apr 2016
  • 735KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2010
  • Suggested by Lare2

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

A help file and 20 additional world languages including Chinese, Spanish, French, etc. are available from the website.

Category:
Runs on: 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.
Similar/alternative apps: PhotoDemon
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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Monoff4 v1.6.0.0

webfork on 1 Feb 2017
  • 72KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Nov 2009
  • Suggested by tproli

Monoff puts your monitor in a low power or power off mode, saving electricity.

Note: Main site offline -- linking to user-provided mirror.

Category:
Runs on: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. There will be two almost identical files: a portable version with an S at the end and one without (Monoff4s.exe and Monoff4.exe)
  3. Delete Monoff4.exe
  4. Launch Monoff4s.exe

Optionally, rename Monoff4s.exe to Monoff4s.scr to use the program as a screensaver.
Latest comments
tproli on 2010-03-01 19:46

Not every laptop has a dedicated button to turn off the screen; if you're using a laptop with external mouse then you'll appreciate this proggie.
Anyway, it's simple - if you think it's stupid then don't use it.

Emka on 2011-12-26 08:37

Links seem to be broken.

webfork on 2012-04-11 00:21

Emka: updated.

I'm actually glad this situation came up as I'd forgotten all about this program and have the exact sort of setup tproli is talking about: a monitor situation without a simple off button. Saves a lot of time and energy.

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Gamma Panel v1.0.0.2

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Gamma Panel lets you adjust brightness, contrast and gamma settings for your monitor in real-time. You can also save various settings to different profiles, and apply these profiles by using user-defined global hotkeys.

Category:
Runs on: Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking gapa.exe.
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2009-12-22 14:01

Updated dead links with MajorGeeks.com mirror.

ihateyou on 2013-12-14 13:42

Works great in Windows Xp, takes 4,34 mb RAM.

olliebean on 2017-04-16 20:36

Would love to have something like this that accepts command line arguments, so I could set up hotkeys to control it with AutoHotKey.

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FileSieve v2.03

Midas on 17 Apr 2015
  • 72KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2005
  • Suggested by tproli

File Sieve is a small tool that can take the files from a directory and copy or move them into a new folder, while creating subfolders from A-Z and sorting the files into them based on their name (first letter). The program can come in handy if you want to organize files for archiving, or to put them on a CD.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileSieve2.exe.
What's new?
  • It is now possible to have the Destination directory listed as a source directory. The implications of this, if utilised, is unknown.

Full v2.x changelog is at http://software.bootblock.co.uk/?id=filesieve2&view=changelog.
Latest comments
NickR on 2010-08-30 16:04

@mc web page says .NET required for fileseive3

smaragdus on 2015-04-16 21:58

The new version (FileSieve 3.00) is not portable.

Midas on 2015-04-17 15:40

Previous FileSieve v0.97 (no DotNET dependency) is available from http://software.bootblock.co.uk/?id=filesieve ...

Would those who tested the newer version be so kind as to report their findings in the official forum topic?

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Taskix v1.5

Midas on 21 Apr 2015

Taskix lets you reorder buttons on the taskbar using drag-and-drop. Note that if "Group similar taskbar buttons" is set, you will be able to move a button inside the group or move the group as a whole, but not to move a button out of its group. If you open many windows so buttons end up stacked up on a single taskbar button, Taskix will also work inside the stacked button list.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Taskix32.exe.
Latest comments
Paul Moore on 2008-08-05 07:52

Taskix seems to occasionally get windows confused for me. I've had a few windows which simply won't come to the top when I click on them - they stay behind the others. It's not necessarily taskix at fault (I have VirtuaWin running as well), but switching it off fixed the problem.

Kaleb on 2009-08-31 21:38

Uh... there are not any zip files to download.
So, how do I make it portable?

freakazoid on 2009-09-29 02:34

kaleb, the new version of Taskix uses the MSI install method.

v1.5 still exists on the Taskix server:
http://robustit.com/taskix/Taskix1.5_32.zip

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