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InstantMask v1.4

Checker on 4 Aug 2014

InstantMark lets you crop out the subject in a photo and removes the background automatically. You use a "keep" marker to outline the subject, and a "remove" marker to outline the area around the subject (the background). Then click on the "Preview" button to see the result immediately.

Note: This is the freeware version of InstantMark Pro, which adds a few additional features for a fee.

System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application does not have any user settings. The last used folder is saved under HKU\Software\Ongkara software\InstantMask 1.2\CurrDir. Also writes a bunch of Qt-related stuff to HKU\Software\Trolltech\OrganizationDefaults\Qt Factory Cache 4.5.
Dependencies: MSVCP90.DLL, MSVCR90.DLL
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete vcredist_x86.exe
  4. Launch InstantMask.exe
What's new?
  • Support for .jpeg file extension(only .jpg was supported before), support for opening *.* file types.
  • Small bug fixes.
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Loner on 2010-03-31 01:55

I just tried this program, It HORRIBLE! The brush size is very large, unlike the picture in their screen shot, and there is no "Process" to finish it off. You have to preview and then save. I tried four times, and each time it was horrible. I have Photoshop, but wanted this for some people I know who dont have photoshop and thought this might be the answer. I wont even tell them about this.

bigstusexy on 2010-03-31 04:12

Loner Gimp has this feature as well as being able to load some photoshop plugins it can use the wonderful free GML Growcut and Growcut mask. The original site doesn't offer it anymore but can be found with a quick search.

webfork on 2011-12-20 22:50

Works best (as you might imagine) if there's a dramatic color difference from the background and the foreground item. I spent a lot of time trying to get an image lit with mostly browns separate from the area behind it. There's no undo funtion if one of your lines gets too close -- you must reload the image. Even when it works well, its still a quick and dirty solution: images I tested always had rough edges I'd want to hand off to GIMP to clean up. Note that this can really look interesting if you cover the image with both various red and green dots: it gives it a cut-out / broken glass look that I actually found to be a really interesting effect.

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Photo to Sketch v4.0

Checker on 4 Aug 2014

Photo to Sketch converts your photos to pen or pencil sketches, with a "freehand" mode for touch-up. This is the lite "version" of a commercial product.

System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch photo2sketch.exe
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raphael on 2006-12-03 07:42

Who makes this? This is a standard plugin for any self respecting image editing program. Who needs it?

sco50000 on 2007-09-24 20:00

that's exactly what i was thinking

it's just a stand-alone plug-in

Silver on 2009-11-17 06:18

FotoSketcher would be a better choice. It's free, standalone, portable, have batch processing as well, and the results are actually really good. You can also choose color pencils, oil, etc.

And an example:

There are issues and one of them is that it only saves preset and they are all separate so it's a pain if there is a setting you always want to open up instantly to. Also, it always add a fake picture frame to the image so remember to disable that each time when you don't need it.

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MobaPhoto v1.42

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by JohnW

MobaPhoto comes with four modules: batch photo resizer, digital gallery creator, batch picture editor and batch picture renamer. It allows you to create photo galleries for your website. It also allows you to process your images (resize, crop, red-eye correction, rename etc.) in batch mode.

System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package ("no registry writing for full portability") and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MobaPhoto.exe.
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webfork on 2009-11-16 22:41

A fairly basic processing tool, the very slick gallery creation tool is the real gem in this program. The only setback for this program is competition: many other tools on the site do batch conversion, renaming, and other functions better than MobaPhoto (among them Photoscape and FastStone Image Viewer). Still, the program has a great interface, is good for basic photography work, and very easy to use.

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Active Pixels v3.05

webfork on 5 Apr 2016
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Active Pixels is photo editor with a variety of intelligent auto-enhance options including shadow/hilight recovery, many filters like sharpen, colorize, correction and denoise settings. Various brushes and the ability to add text are also available.

Includes batch capabilities for many images including flip, rotate, resize, etc.

Note: Main site offline (thanks NickR). Linking to website and Softpedia download.

System requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Local Folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch ActivePixels.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Fotografix
Latest comments
Franchina on 2008-11-04 08:23

it is too big and needs memory, but the author claims to reduce it in last version. Wonderful possibility: recover the shadow area in picture!!!

Cattleya on 2011-08-14 13:18

Two best of the best image editor I found on Portablefreeware:

Fast and light. GIMP still weight.

NickR on 2011-08-14 14:45

No longer available through Website or Download links
Active Pixels has retired maybe

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Free Digital Camera Enhancer v1.3

webfork on 5 Jan 2014

Free Digital Camera Enhancer improves photo quality by performing noise reduction, skin smoothing and automatic balance control for you. It works best for portraits or close-ups taken under bad lighting condition.

System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. I am classifying it as portable because you basically need to tweak the setting for each photo (it does not have a batch mode), so having portable settings does not really buy you anything.
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the zipped installer and install to the default folder
  2. Copy DigitalEnhance.exe to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Launch DigitalEnhance.exe
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Centauri27 on 2006-03-23 17:10

An awesome little photo enhancer that works wonders with underexposed photos! I have both the free Digital Camera Enhancer and the paid DCAutoEnhance from the author. And despite the free version using "older" algorithms, sometimes I think it still does a better job than the newer, paid version.

Webfork on 2007-11-22 11:54

Surprisingly useful and effective versus the host of other graphics editors I've seen. Has a few targeted features that can really turn around a dull picture. The user interface is clunky (could use some drag-and-drop) but its worth the extra effort for turning around important but dull pictures.

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