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GIMP Portable v2.10.24-2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Apr 2021
  • 1GB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2021
  • 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
What's new? See: https://www.gimp.org/news/2021/03/29/gimp-2-10-24-released/
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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LightBulb v.2.3.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 Jun 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2021
  • Suggested by freakazoid

LightBulb is a eye-strain prevention tool that gradually modifies screen colors over the course of your day. The program is very configurable with lots of controls for defining daytime and nightime, and will exclude applications where color specifics are important e.g. GIMP or PhotoDemon.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Core v3.1
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Lightbulb.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SunsetScreen
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Tyrrrz/LightBulb/blob/master/Changelog.md

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) v1.0.1

Andrew Lee on 30 Jan 2021
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by ashghost

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) presents a before-and-after image compression view that allows you to reduce file size of an image into JPG, PNG, or GIF format. Includes optional metadata removal, batch operations, compression to a target file size, transparency options, and other common editing functions (flip, rotate, zoom, pan). Notable versus similar software in the ability to gradually reduce the available colors one-by-one (7, 8, 9, 10...), not just milestones of 16, 32, 64 etc.

The program is also available as a plugin for XnView, GIMP, or Irfanview (see website).

Functional in Linux using Wine. Many of the official entries here on PortableFreeware have used RIOT for compression. Note that the installer version of this program is considered adware.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files: Riot.ini and Riot-external-tools.ini in that folder
  3. Launch Riot.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
Latest comments
Ruby on 2013-08-19 22:15

@Checker The zip download is for 0.5.0; it appears 0.4.6 is only available as installer

Checker on 2013-08-20 17:22

@ Ruby: I changed to v0.5.0 again, but added a note.

juvera on 2013-10-11 23:40

Fortiguard running on their web server blocks all downloads.

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RealWorld Paint v2013.1 service pack 1

webfork on 9 Jan 2021
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2013
  • Suggested by infimum

RealWorld Paint is an image, photo, and animation editor that includes support for layers and layer styles, photo retouching, and vector layers. Also supports Photoshop plugins, animated GIF and PNG formats, and a variety of downloadable extras including plugins, layer styles, brushes, etc.

The program includes a basic screen capture program, and can import/export to Photoshop, GIMP, and Paint.NET editors. A command-line interface is available for exact coordinates when drawing shapes and an in-place calculator for use with simple expressions (like "256/3") when setting filter parameters.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. The embedded Internet Explorer control writes some files (cache) and some registry entries. Do not open the Online page within the app to prevent this.
File thumbnails are stored in %TEMP% folder.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RWPaint.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP, PhotoFiltre
What's new? Multiple minor updates and bugfixes including:
  • B├ęzier deformation mode added to Transform tool.
  • Flip or mirror floating selection from context menu.
  • Image effect configuration windows use a different layout with configuration in a single column at the right side of the window.
  • Holding SHIFT while drawing with Pencil or Brush tools forces a straight line.
  • Pasting layer style applies the style to all selected layers.
  • Changing frame duration while multiple frames are selected sets the duration to those frames.
  • Use image in clipboard when filling with pattern.
  • Shrink/grow image mask by multiple pixels; bugfixes related to image masks.
  • Multiple bugfixes and enhancements related to vector images, text elements and shape outlines.
  • Speedups when editing images with a lot of layers and layer styles.
  • Customizable application name and splash screen.
  • And other fixes.
Latest comments
kiwichick on 2011-10-12 05:36

Links to the website and download don't work

webfork on 2011-10-13 20:41

kiwichick: tested on Oct 13 and they're working ok. still having probs?

billon on 2016-05-07 04:48

You can always try latest (unstable) version - http://download.rw-designer.com/latest/RWPaint.zip
Latest version from 7 April 2016, so project not abandoned

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Fotografix v1.5 Updated

Andrew Lee on 3 May 2021
  • 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
juverax on 2021-05-02 21:28

Download link is broken
Download page: https://lmadhavan.com/fotografix/

Andrew Lee on 2021-05-03 04:56

@juverax: Fixed download link

Midas on 2021-05-03 07:57

@NunoEFSilva: "How can all this fit in less than 1 mega?" These days, most of a program's heft is either a framework, like Java, Qt or Electron(cf. https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23425), or all the embedded media included to make the UI all singing and dancing...

I can recall an era when people competed to make the snazziest graphics and music fit into a 4KB "demo" -- usually built with assembly... :o

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