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paint.net v4.2.13 Updated

billon on 5 Aug 2020
  • 58MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Aug 2020
  • 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 if within an operating system that supports it.

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
Stealth: ? No. Writes to C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\paint.net
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer inside the ZIP package, extract and install to the default location (C:\Program Files\paint.net)
  2. Open the file PaintDotNet.exe.config in a text editor and find this line:

    <add key="EnableWindowsFormsHighDpiAutoResizing" value="true" />

  3. Underneath, paste the following text:

    <add key="PaintDotNet.EnablePortableMode" value="true" />

  4. Save this change and copy the paint.net folder to a destination of your choice
  5. Uninstall the program
  6. Launch PaintDotNet.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP, PhotoFiltre, PhotoDemon
What's new? See:
https://blog.getpaint.net/category/update-news/

Honeyview v5.34 Updated

billon on 30 Jul 2020
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Honeyview is a fast image viewer supporting compressed image files often used for comics/manga/photos. Enables slideshow views with repeat, randomize, transitions, filters, interpolation, rotation and zoom options. Unlike many graphics programs, Honeyview can show all images from an entire directory tree and not just one folder.

Functional on 64-bit and supports most common image types including BMP, JPG, GIF/Animated GIF, TIFF, PNG, TGA, PSD, JPEG 2000 (JP2, J2K), JPEG XR/HD Photo (WDP, HDP), DNG. Supported Archive Formats include ZIP/CBZ, RAR/CBR, LZH/LHA, TAR, 7Z, HV3, ALZ and EGG.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Honeyview32.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CDisplayEx
What's new? See:
https://www.bandisoft.com/honeyview/history/
Latest comments
Userfriendly on 2015-02-17 13:52

Honeyview also has 64-bit executable and plugins available in the installer version. Extract with 7zip.

smaragdus on 2015-07-24 10:46

HoneyView 5.12 (Build 4603) has been released.

ripu on 2015-07-25 10:43

It's the best image viewer I've ever used. Awesome UI and hotkeys, fast; everything I wanted in an image viewer. Near perfect.

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Slimjet v27.0.5.0 Updated

billon on 23 Jul 2020
  • 173MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by donald

Slimjet is a web browser based on the Google Chrome engine with additional features and customizations. The program includes integrated ad-blocking, video downloader, customizable toolbar, form filler, photo upload enhance/shrink, translation, address aliases, flexible new tab controls and more.

Slimjet includes Facebook integration and is compatible with Google account import history/bookmarks. The program claims compatibility with almost all plugins and extensions from the Chrome web store.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\FlashPeak\Slimjet registry key is left behind
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch slimjet.exe.

Version for XP/Vista.
Similar/alternative apps: Google Chrome, Opera, SRWare Iron, Vivaldi
What's new? See:
https://www.slimjet.com/en/whatisnew.php
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-12-19 13:40

17.0.1 Beta is now in Download section of web site.

avada on 2018-10-05 04:48

Slimjet is not portable to any useful degree. Don't even try it. I lost all of my extensions and (all?) settings, browsing session. (Bookmarks, history remained...)

I didn't even move it I just reinstalled Windows, then started it from the same place (same path) and it erased all that stuff... (I checked in the backup that the extension files are there...)

nima_amin on 2020-05-21 22:12

The problem avada describes still persists in version 26. I used Slimjet portable on my Windows 7 PC with no problems. In February I moved to a new PC with Windows 10, copied Slimjet from the old PC on a USB stick, and from there to the new PC , started it and all extensions and settings were gone. Only the profiles and bookmarks were kept.

Flashpeak's "support forum" unfortunatel doesn't give any support but keeps claiming if you copy the user folder from one version into the other it would work. Lie! Behaviour is the same as that described by avada and me above.

To make things worse: in version 26 it is no longer possible to print content as PDF using PDF-printers such as e.g. Adobe Acrobat or PDF Creator! Flashpeak claims to have no plans to fix that bug.

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FotoSketcher v3.60 Updated

billon on 11 Jul 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by JohnW

FotoSketcher helps you take existing photos and modify them for a vintage or vibrant look, as well as a long list of available pencil sketch, pen-and-ink, or hand-drawn painting looks. All modifications include with a variety of settings and tweaks to control the look from dramatic to slight.

Also includes basic photo editing tools such as text, crop, rotate, even automatic contrast and sharpening.

Alternatively, FotoSketcher Portable is also available.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download FotoSketcher_X.XX_portable_32bit.exe or FotoSketcher_X.XX_portable_64bit.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
https://fotosketcher.blogspot.com/
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-30 23:53

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-09-11 00:44

FotoSketcher 2.96 released.

smaragdus on 2015-07-22 23:34

FotoSketcher 3.10 has been released.

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SunlitGreen BatchBlitz v3.4.0.2129 Updated

billon on 28 May 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2020
  • Suggested by ashghost

BatchBlitz is a batch image processor with an included photo edit program. It allows you to add a watermarks, filter source files, rename/convert images, resize/rotate, automatically apply color corrections and more. An instant preview gives you a look at effects before executing. Additionally, the program supports regular expressions for filtering files to be processed and for the renaming of files. A wizard can categorize files based on metadata (EXIF or IPTC tags).

While the editor program (SunlitGreen Photo Editor) is separate from the batch program, it's included in the application folder or can be launched from within BatchBlitz.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BatchBlitz.exe
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2011-02-01 18:12

>AndtheWolf. Updated ;)

webfork on 2015-09-04 01:58

smaragdus: Thanks for the info but I think this topic is better served in the forums. Could you move it from here and over at the SunlitGreen Photo Editor entry?

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 00:59

@webfork
Done.

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SunlitGreen Photo Editor v1.5.0.2132 Updated

billon on 28 May 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2020
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

SunlitGreen Photo Editor is a lightweight photo enhancer and color editor. Features drag and drop, viewer with easy-to-use zoom tools, edit/save image selections, automatic color correction as well as advanced, channel-oriented color corrections, previewable image adjustments, as well as image filters for creating special effects.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoEditor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PhotoFiltre, PhotoScape
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2011-02-01 18:12

>AndtheWolf. Updated ;)

zorro on 2016-09-25 13:18

It should be mentioned that the screenshot shows the unreleased Pro-version. The actual program does NOT support layers!

webfork on 2016-10-08 06:37

@zorro: that's accurate - I'll try to get the screenshot updated soon.

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Pixia v6.50k Updated

billon on 25 May 2020
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Pixia is a powerful raster graphics editor with a unique user interface. It includes various photo filters, brushes, layers, text and broad file format support. Note that the program has a fairly unique interface so, when learning Pixia, it's easier to discard everything you know about other editors like Photoshop or Paintshop and start from scratch with the tutorials and help files.

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Optionally, download and install help files and additional filters
  3. Copy all files to a folder of your choice
  4. Uninstall the program
  5. Launch pixia.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Artweaver Free
What's new? See:
https://www.ne.jp/asahi/mighty/knight/history.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-02-10 20:55

Checker: a portable version of Paint.net is available, but untested and not something I would use: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=61988#p61988

Fixitman on 2013-11-01 23:15

Webfork is correct, there is a portable version. Worked fine for me on XP. I also like the knockoff of it called Pinta available for Linux. It's not full-featured yet, but it certainly works.
Off-topicP If you really want portable, put your favorite version of Linux including whatever programs you want on a USB stick and you've got an entire portable OS!

AndTheWolf on 2013-11-13 17:48

Download link still pointing to Pixia 6.00G rather than to 6.00H and gets a "not found" error.

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LazPaint v7.1.3 Updated

billon on 16 May 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LazPaint is a full-featured image and photo editor with support for layers, drawing tools, filter effects, rendering textures and more. The program can do standard operations like resize, flip/rotate, and crop, as well as advanced operations like zoom without pixelation ("smart zoom") and complex color controls. Supports variety of image formats, including SVG, RAW images, PDN (paint.net) and WebP.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, LazPaint Portable adjusts paths and includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Optionally, Python 3 for scripts
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "no_install" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete lazpaint_simplified.ini, readme.txt, unnecessary language files, and optionally, if you don't have Python, scripts directory
  3. In this folder, create a new text file, name it lazpaint.ini and paste the following:
    [General]
    ConfigFile=lazpaint.cfg


  4. Launch lazpaint.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PhotoDemon
What's new? See:
https://github.com/bgrabitmap/lazpaint/releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-04-10 02:11

Has some interesting features but so far I find I prefer PhotoDemon, which seems to have a few more filters and controls.

PapaiMark on 2020-05-17 21:32

A simple operation of copy / paste a piece of an image is a nightmare.
No shell options for selection.

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Rename Master v3.15 Updated

billon on 14 May 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2020
  • Suggested by Barrette

Rename Master is a utility for renaming large groups of files with a few clicks. It is suitable for anyone working with websites, file archives, or collections of music, videos and pictures. This utility will add, remove, or replace parts of the filename.

Supports renaming via file properties, MP3 tags, JPEG JFIF and EXIF tags. For example, you can rename a photo based on when it was taken or MP3 based on when it was recorded.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete setup.exe
  3. Launch RenameMaster.exe
What's new? See:
https://joejoesoft.com/vcms/108/
Latest comments
TP109 on 2015-11-02 21:27

error. I meant undo feature of Rename Master, not Advanced Renamer, although Advanced Renamer also has an undo feature, but in GUI only.

MIKLO on 2017-01-13 14:02

I tried this program and it does work fine but for me I much prefer Advanced Renamer,although they are similar everyone has a preference.
MIKLO

ripu on 2018-10-18 06:13

It does not support regular expression (regex) that contains lookbehind.

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GIMP Portable v2.10.18-2

billon on 4 Apr 2020
  • 402MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2020
  • 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:
System requirements: 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/release-notes/
https://www.gimp.org/news/
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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R-Undelete Home v6.6.175721

billon on 18 Feb 2020
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

R-Undelete recovers files from external USB disks, digital photo and video camera memory cards and other devices with the FAT (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT) file system. In addition, it also uses the scan for known file types, which makes R-Undelete an ideal solution for the recovery of lost digital photos, movies and music.

Note: the majority of Windows storage solutions use NTFS and ReFS, which can only be recovered with the pro version.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the installer and select "portable USB option" while installing. Launch r-undelete.exe.
What's new? See:
https://forum.r-tt.com/viewtopic.php?t=8140
Latest comments
AyrA on 2017-11-17 06:55

From their website: R-Undelete run in the free Home mode has no limitations for recovery from FAT partitions and also allows you to evaluate how the software recovers lost files from the NTFS file system, for which it has a limitation to recover files larger than 64KB. [filelist] can be previewed to estimate recovery chances before you upgrade the Home version for recovery from NTFS partitions

Seems that recovery from NTFS costs money and thus makes this application almost useless today.

Happy.Camper2 on 2018-04-21 01:47

I finally said to myself "Duuuuuuuuuuuuuh" ;)
Why am I wasting my time with downloading this app realising that this app is useless from a freeware point of view.
My above comment on 2017-08-25 20:17--that version never got
downloaded & I have ceased wasting my time.
I don't know for a fact that this app has always been so restrictive because I came in late on finding this app.
Perhaps if there's an earlier version for Vista that someone knows about, thats less restrictive, maybe you could share that with us.
Have a nice weekend everyone.

Guido76 on 2018-06-28 02:26

I agree Happy.Camper2's comment.
This software have a huge limitation as a freeware, and it is a wasting time to try it.
Please, stop to promote this apps !

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Screenshot Captor v4.36.2

billon on 24 Jan 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by Ehtyar

Screenshot Captor (SC) is a feature-rich image tool for grabbing, manipulating, annotating, and sharing images. While the program is optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention, it also includes multiple sources including games, webcams, and scanners. The program supports photo edition, watermarks, text boxes, arrows, thumbnails, hotkeys, and can export to a host of new and old formats, including sending multiple files to a PDF or animated GIF.

For screenshots, the program supports multiple monitors, is able to capture partial transparency effects, and has a powerful scrolling capture tool. Numerous tools are available to emphasize, diminish, or hide screen elements, such as highlight, blur, and cover.

Sharing is available via automatic or on-demand upload to image hosting services or sending by email. Settings menu allows detailed control of program behavior, menus, automatic functions, and even memory usage.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Note: ColorCop's version included with SC is no longer natively portable -- you'll have to revert to v5.3 if you use the color picker.
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\RtColorPicker registry key, if you use the color picker included.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Registerware for personal use; a license key must be obtained from DonationCoder (either by donating or by registering in their forums for free) to remove the nag message.
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the file ConfigDir_Default.ini to ConfigDir.ini
  3. Launch ScreenshotCaptor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX, PicPick, FastStone Capture
What's new? See:
https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=3474.0
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-02-18 09:00

@Midas I only tried the screenshot feature, and it did not create HKEY_CURRENT_USER\RtColorPicker or any other registry entry.

Midas on 2015-02-18 16:22

@ripu: thanks for reporting.

webfork on 2018-06-23 14:09

I just need to say again, good god this has a ton of features. It's far from smooth or intuitive, but if you do a lot with screenshots, you should get acquainted with what this can do.

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QuickImageComment v4.35

billon on 28 Nov 2019
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by Midas

QuickImageComment is a tool with a variety of tools around viewing, editing and removing digital image metadata files. It can sync times, compare, export, or use the data to modify the file name (e.g. rename the file to the date the photo was taken).

The program functions with JPEG, TIFF and various RAW formats, retrieving data from a variety of formats including EXIF, IPTC and XMP properties.

The program has privacy features of deleting all metadata, which can include location and equipment used) as well as batch operations.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0+ (for the 32-bit version) / 4.0+ (for the 64-bit version)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract it to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch QuickImageComment.exe or QuickImageCommentX64.exe
  3. After choosing the program language, select "Program folder" for "Storage location for user settings" and click "OK"
Similar/alternative apps: ExifDataView, ExifToolGUI,
What's new? Enhancements and improvements:
  • New version 0.27.2 of library exiv2 integrated with error fixes, additional lens data, Nikon/AutoFocus and Sony/FocusPosition metadata.
  • The tags Exif.Image.XPAuthor, Exif.Image.XPComment, Exif.Image.XPKeywords, Exif.Image.XPSubject and Exif.Image.XPTitle can be now edited as strings. As their type is Byte previously they could be edited only as byte array.
  • Exif.Image.XPComment and Exif.Image.XPTitle can be chosen as tags to store input in text field for comment in the center of main mask, Exif.Image.XPAuthor as tag for input in combo box for the name of the artist (author).
Following errors are corrected:
  • Sometimes files were displayed not sorted in the list.
Latest comments
xor on 2016-09-28 20:57

looking forward not to hear excuses about some tags related to Exif.Photo.MakerNote, Exif.Image.Make and their dependencies that can't be removed which represent roughly 40 KB of file size

__philippe on 2016-11-17 14:16

QuickImageComment v4.26 released as of 17-NOV-2016

- fixed page display bug introduced in v4.25

Update notification courtesy smaragdus:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=84127#p84127

zorro on 2019-11-28 07:06

Requires DotNet 2.0

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Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder v1.1.1

billon on 4 Sep 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by boloyoung

Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder is a powerful tool that helps you to find and remove duplicate photos or similar pictures on your PC. It is able to compare pictures that were resized or with corrected colors (e.g. contrast modified, black and white photos etc.).

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AwesomePhotoFinder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Dup Detector
What's new?
  • Option "Minimum picture size" - for those who don't want to scan small pictures.
  • Fix for the bug with multiple deletion.
Latest comments
kiwichick on 2010-06-17 08:22

Would be nice if it had an option to not search subfolders.

Hinesmdc on 2015-06-05 02:51

@kiwichick It does!

webfork on 2015-11-29 20:56

Absolutely excellent program that saved a ton of room on my hard drive, clearing out duplicates as well as several multiple-size images from an earlier effort to compress some really big photos. The best part is how it automatically sees two photos that are already very similar and helps you pick the better one to archive. There were only one or two false-positives in a batch of hundreds (a concert picture somehow got paired with a painting of Mozart).

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PhotoRec v7.1

billon on 9 Jul 2019
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Jack Ruffey

PhotoRec is designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CDROMs and removable storage. It recognizes the header formats of supported file types, so it will work even if the filesystem is severely damaged or formatted.

Download includes the also-portable TestDisk.

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are located in the win subfolder
  3. Launch photorec_win.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_7.1_Release
Latest comments
Bill G on 2008-10-22 15:02

This is by FAR the ABSOLUTE BEST recovery software I've ever used. I do wish that it had a window interface... but it just recovered files that would've taken me 2 hours to recreate. Fantastic. (By the way... I tried 3 other favorites including RECUVA before using this. None of them worked. This did. I think RECUVA probably would've worked with a deep scan, but I don't have the 2 hours to sit and wait for that hope!)

Doc on 2010-07-01 17:13

Need administrator rights.

Mick G on 2010-07-02 10:53

The functionality of this Photorec *free* program is great. The fact that it is free is even better. I've tried it, I like it, i will use it again and I WILL DONATE (honest guv). Fair is fair. Good Karma.

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FastStone Photo Resizer v4.3

billon on 14 Jun 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by Widya Santoso

FastStone Photo Resizer is a batch image converter/resizer that enables users to convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate, change color depth, add text and watermarks to many images at one go. Supports file renaming and a conversion preview is available before processing.

Any set of conversion settings can be saved for future use.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / 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 FSResizer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ImBatch
What's new?
  • Supports FAX and JFIF formats.
  • Improved processing speed (5X faster) of Batch Rename.
  • Fixed a bug that failed to load certain TIFF images.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2013-08-03 12:51

I've been using the FS Image viewer for some time and it is a very useful app that I use all the time, I hope to get the same usefulness from this new program.Thanks for the hard work.
MIKLO

Checker on 2013-08-03 16:17

@ MILKO: It was entered to the TPFC-database in January, 2007 ... so I won't call it a "new" program.
Maybe it's new to you ;)

Checker on 2014-09-01 10:25

@ pravin007techno: Use the given download link.

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Overlap Wallpaper v3.0.3

billon on 20 Apr 2019
  • 424KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Overlap Wallpaper displays a photo on the desktop wallpaper so that one can have for example the photo of a loved one on different wallpaper image. The overlapped photo can be sized, positioned on desktop as required, and made semi-transparent.

PNG image photos with transparent colors are supported. Photos can be reloaded after a set time, allowing for example the use of another program to overwrite previous image file and auto-display it.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 Overlap Wallpaper.exe.
What's new?
  • Natively support transparent PNG.
  • Fully support alpha channel PNG.
  • Drag and drop image file to set photo.
  • Alt+Left mouse drag the photo to new position.
  • Alt+Right mouse drag the photo to increase / decrease photo size.
  • Input Mode to position / size values in settings like previous versions.
  • Fixed: "hide tray icon" in ini file not working.
Latest comments
donald on 2012-03-25 23:12

With the settings below this acts like a wallpaper changer, though you will lose desktop icons while running in this way.
[Settings]
photo file name=carina.jpg
photo width=1,280
photo height=-1
photo transparency=255
photo position x=0
photo position y=0

Ganamyde on 2013-05-09 06:21

Couldn't the author just name it correctly?
Its just a desktop picture gadget, a poor one.

anand on 2013-06-06 09:46

Hi Ganamyde,

OW has few different features than widget, so a different name.
It works in Xp which do not have widget support, and also Win8. You are welcome to read features and feedback at the website (https://sites.google.com/site/overlapwallpaper/home) for more information. I will request you to use OW along with widget to get first hand experience.

Thanks donald for tips.

Regards,

Anand

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PhotoFilmStrip v3.7.0

billon on 13 Nov 2018
  • 48MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PhotoFilmStrip creates movies out of images by selecting your photos, customizing the motion path, and rendering the video. The slideshow includes the "Ken Burns" zoom+pan effect and comments about the pictures generated into a subtitle file. Furthermore, an audio file can be specified to setup the background music for the slide show.

Video output options include VCD, SVCD, DVD, FULL-HD (1920x1080), 4k (UHD).

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoFilmStrip.exe (located in the "Bin" folder).
What's new? See:
http://www.photofilmstrip.org/en/postsindex/
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Joe on 2015-05-31 01:18

You're welcome webfork. And oh, I forgot to mention that it works on my Win 8.1 x64 too.

BGM on 2017-08-19 16:20

The main website link needs to be updated to: http://www.photofilmstrip.org

__philippe on 2017-08-19 17:31

@BGM Thanks...Done.

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iPhotoDraw v2.6 (Build 6728)

billon on 8 Jun 2018
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by simenwu

iPhotoDraw is a image editor and screencapture program. The program enables image filters, transformations, addendums, layers and arrangement. Photo filters include brightness/contrast, hues/saturation, inversion, sepia and grascale. Addendums include description text, call-out boxes (ballons), dimensions, stamps (1, 2, 3 ...) and more.

The program also includes image slicer, watermarks, a color picker, stamps and batch operations. Images can be sent to Microsoft Office, FTP, or other external programs.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.0 or later
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch iPhotoDraw.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.iphotodraw.com/updates.php

PhotoDemon v7.0.1

webfork on 30 Jun 2019
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • 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, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD
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: Paint.NET, GIMP Portable, PhotoFiltre
What's new? See:
https://photodemon.org/news/
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__philippe on 2017-11-11 15:12

@webork - Special Treat...;-)

PhotoDemon v7.0-ß1 07NOV17 Beta release (to supersede current v6.6 dated 08APR15)
http://photodemon.org/

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88355#p88355

webfork on 2017-11-19 18:15

@__philippe: It's so far really, really great. I'm tempted to bump up the current version to the beta just because it's such a leap in available features and (so far) quite stable.

TalkOrBell on 2019-07-21 08:07

Hey...ALERT-ALERT! PhotoDemon has improved...If you wander to the nightly builds & DL (7.2.2 AlphaXXX) You getta version with layered PSD support. Tested last night.

So GET IT! Go...Get outa here!!

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Greenshot v1.2.10.6

billon on 14 Sep 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by david

Greenshot is a lightweight screenshot software tool focused on speed, basic annotation and ease of export. The program includes an image editor, ability to output to file, printer, clipboard, e-mail, Office programs, as well as upload to photo sites like Imgur, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa or others. Includes a variety of customizations, scrolling (full page captures), auto crop, ability to use external editors and more.

Functional in 64-bit. A PortableApps-formatted version distributed by the author is also available.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET v3.5 or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the "NO-INSTALLER" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary language and help files. Launch Greenshot.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, LightScreen, ShareX
What's new? See:
https://github.com/greenshot/greenshot/releases/
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2016-05-06 08:15

@webfork Yes, but it gives only one url of the image to copy. I have used another Imgur uploader, which stopped working, but it gave different type of url's to use, like: for forums, for html sites, with small and large thumbnails.

webfork on 2016-05-06 20:18

@Peter202: Greenshot goes really lightweight and minimalist by design so that's not present but you might goto the home page and click 'suggest a feature'

gbrao on 2016-12-20 10:58

I just started using Greenshot. With Win 7 x64.

I just cannot set Settings->General->Update_check_interval to 0. Any other value works.

Nice program otherwise.

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PhotoWipe v1.21

billon on 27 Aug 2017
  • 833KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2012
  • Suggested by AlephX

PhotoWipe is an basic image processing tool that can remove unwanted objects from photos. Paint over the area you want to remove (or unnecessary subjects) in black and press the preview button. Experiment with larger and smaller blocks of coverage for a different effect.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch PhotoWipe.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP
What's new? See:
http://www.hanovsolutions.com/?prod=PhotoWipe#version
Latest comments
Webfork on 2007-10-06 15:29

A very basic photo edit tool that definitely comes in handy. Although light-years away from skilled hands using photoshop, this tool is primarily to fix minor mistakes and picture problems (stains, tears, splotches). Larger wipe areas will show a smudge created by the cleanup tool but sometimes its worth it for what it covers up. Only 1.5 megs makes for a terrifically small and easy tool.

Regis on 2008-05-17 12:07

attention, this linke for download goes to a no portable version

Emka on 2013-12-18 17:14

@Regis: ...which would probably be v1.20?

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Data Crow v4.2.2

webfork on 15 Mar 2018
  • 96MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

Data Crow is a powerful media cataloger and organizer that allows users to manage all their audio, software, book, movie and photo collections in one customizable tool. The program can create a huge database containing all your collected items. Connects with online services like Amazon, IMDB, Softpedia and MusicBrainz to retrieve media information and avoid manual entry. Includes an optional internal web server and web interface, import file information (mp3, divx, xvid etc.) and reporting (HTML and PDF). Modular to include new types of collections (e.g. a stamp collection).

Both 32 and 64-bit versions included. Functional on Mac/Linux machines with Java installed.

Alternatively:

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java 1.6 (or higher) from Oracle
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the full version ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a folder data in the application directory
  3. Launch datacrow32bit.exe or datacrow64bit.exe
  4. When prompted to select a location for saving settings, save to the data folder
What's new? See:
http://www.datacrow.net/#news
Latest comments
Emka on 2014-12-06 15:17

v4 available

mimik on 2019-01-23 16:57

After Robert Jan van der Waals, the origin developer of Data Crow, last year announced the end of his project (http://www.datacrow.net/#news), now it seems like it could continiue... https://sourceforge.net/p/datacrow/discussion/650036/

mimik on 2020-07-21 00:03

Hmmm, the first activities by the new main project developer were very promising. But by now, his last activity on sourceforge has been one year ago, as well as the last activity of the origin developer Robert Jan van der Waals. No goodby or something like this. See you tomorow and they were never seen again...

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RealWorld Paint v2013.1 service pack 1

Midas on 7 May 2016
  • 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:
System requirements: 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:
  • Bézier 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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Splat v1.1.8

Midas on 4 Mar 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2015
  • Suggested by Checker

Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) allows you to build profiles that can launch or close programs and services. Supports drag-and-drop, hotkeys, process priority, and includes the ability to open specific files, folders, URLs, and even other Splat profiles. The program can aggressively close (kill) applications that may not shut down normally or add delays of time, CPU usage, or whether the previous program has closed yet.

Great for a computer startup sequence that won't slow down your computer or for switching between different separate program groups (such switching from a view all your financial programs, data, and files to all your photo/video editing tools)

Category:
System requirements: Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Splat.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Lacuna Launcher
What's new?
  • Added the ability to create a profile shortcut in your startup folder. Right-click a profile and choose the option from the menu.
  • Fixed: Context menu did not work for reordering profiles.

a023.gif Applause for "Best new portable freeware of 2015" !
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-01-18 22:43

I very quickly integrated this into the startup sequence on both of my main machines. Great to get multiple portable software up and running in a system-friendly way.

Midas on 2015-01-19 13:16

Thanks, webfork. Your comment made me realize that Splat can be used as a start-up manager... duh!

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Primg v1.3.0.0

Checker on 12 Jul 2015
  • 547KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Primg is a simple photo/image print utility with three printing methods for thumbnail, single, and multiple fixed form.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty Primg.ini within this folder
  3. Lauch Primg.exe

JPEG & PNG Stripper v1.5.7.70

Midas on 15 Aug 2019
  • 87KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2014
  • Suggested by Marian Stach

JPEG & PNG Stripper is a drag-and-drop metadata stripper/cleaner for one or more JPG/JPEG, JFIF and PNG files, saving disk space and protecting privacy. Metadata carries a variety of information about the camera or device used to take the picture, date it was taken, and other data primarily important for photographers. Because metadata increasingly carries more and more information about the pre-cropped original photo and on where the picture was taken (geo-location), metadata can represent a privacy risk. Deleting metadata usually saves between 1 and 10% of the overall file size.

The program includes a "preview only" feature to show how much space image metadata is taking up.

Category:
System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: User profile folder. But given the nature of the application and the small number of settings it exposes, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Stripper.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ExifToolGUI
Latest comments
u64 on 2010-06-18 05:49

Smallest images possible without loosing quality.

jpg2jpg.bat
for /R .\ %%1 in (*.jp*) do jpegtran -optimize -perfect -copy none -progressive "%%1" "%%1"
jscl -d -j -n -r -s *.jp*
contig/s *.jp*

png2png.bat
cmd /c "start /b /low /wait cmd /c for /R .\ %%1 in (*.png) do for /L %%j in (1,1,5) do pngout /f%%j "%%1""
deflopt -abdr *
contig/s *.png

Carbonize on 2010-08-29 17:42

Metadata in images is just the same as tags in audio files. They are used to store useful information (OK some of the information is not not that useful to most of us like what camera took the pic). Would be better if this program gave you a list of common metadata and let you tick those you didn't want it to remove.

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MP4Cam2AVI v2.99

webfork on 12 Feb 2014

MP4Cam2AVI is a video converter and joiner for MPEG-4 camcorders and digital photo cameras and cell phones that shoot video in MP4 format. Generated AVI files keep the same quality as originals and work with common video editor programs like Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, and more.

Also compatible with:

  • *.MP4, *.MOV, and *.AVI input containers
  • MOV MJPEG clips to MJPEG AVI also without recompression
  • XviD MPEG-4 AVI with recompression

Category:
System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Mp4Cam2AVI.exe.
Latest comments
Andrew Lee on 2006-08-19 05:18

Sorry. I bumped into this myself while researching for an app for my new digcam. I have attributed you in the "Suggested by" field.

Alsin on 2008-02-02 09:23

Works great for simply joining AVI files too!

hans on 2008-10-13 07:09

its not opening onl;y , the files are extracted but the program is notopening
help?

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TwistedBrush Open Studio v17.24

webfork on 5 Jul 2017
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2014
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

TwistedBrush is a complete utility for artists with a simple to use and intuitive interface. Comes with artistic brushes, layers, realistic media, photo cloning, tracing, masks, particles, filters, script recording, and scripts to AVI. The program supports drawing tablets, patterns, textures, Adobe compatible plug-in support, integrated scanner support, drawing guides, reference image views, dirty brushes, scratch layer, dynamic palettes and a whole lot more.

The free edition of TwistedBrush with most of the great features of the commercial version apart from brush editing and fewer included brushes. The program comes with a tutorial that appears at startup, which is recommended.

NOTE: the website no longer mentions this free version -- linking to Softpedia (thanks billon).

Category:
System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder (book1\page1.cfg)
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder in C:\Program Files\Pixarra
  2. Copy all files (except uninstall.exe) to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the application
  4. Launch tbrush_open_studio.exe
  5. Delete the remaining items in C:\Program Files\Pixarra
Similar/alternative apps: X-MyPaint
Latest comments
billon on 2017-07-05 03:52

There are no any "Open Studio" anymore on their site

webfork on 2017-07-05 04:49

@billon: True enough. I've updated the entry to reflect this. Good catch.

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Songbird Portable v2.2.0

webfork on 26 Apr 2016
  • 76MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2013
  • Suggested by Checker

Songbird is a feature-rich iTunes-like media manager and player with easy-to-navigate media library and a long list of supported devices. Like iTunes, the program supports audio, video, and photo sync, and can import or export to or from iTunes. The program supports a long list of devices, audio formats, and skins to change the look and feel.

The program supports folder watch, dynamic playlists, album artwork, gapless playback, equalizer, etc. Includes an integrated web browser (Firefox) and works with internet radio sources. Optional add-ons are available to extend features with several default and downloadable tools including CD-rip, concert look-up for artists, lyrics, music store and both Quicktime (if installed) and Windows Media Video formats.

Songbird Portable is a portable version of the standard program. Clients available for Mac and many Android devices.

Note: This program is no longer in development. It's recommended users avoid the web interface and songbird.me registration.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Launcher: GPL, Songbird: GPL, MPL, and others
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SongbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Foobar2000, Winyl
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-04-21 14:22

Additional note: the program appears to freeze when asked to scan directories with more than around 100 gigs of music.

a on 2011-04-22 18:02

I was one of the many people begging for Songbird Portable back when it was just a "hatchling". I believe it took 1-2 years before an official portable version was made -- by that time Foobar2000 became my inseparable best mate. Sure Songbird is the new kid on the block and Speed, memory and no itunes support will probably be it's Achilles heal, but it has a lot of potential through add-ons and it's web support.

Midas on 2012-11-12 16:43

As I dislike PA.com launchers myself, I went looking around for alternatives and found SongChick (for more info, see http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=60297#p60297).

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Fullscreen Photo Viewer v2.2

Midas on 2 Dec 2017

Fullscreen Photo Viewer is a program designed for high-quality viewing of high-resolution pictures. It renders the image using advanced scaling algorithm to fit the resolution of your monitor, supports most common graphics formats, and can open images recursively (e.g. z:\images\01, z:\images\02, etc.).

Includes experimental 3D image and TGA file format view capability.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
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 Fullscreen Photo Viewer.exe.
What's new?
  • added support for newest version of MBM file format.
  • added support for true stereoscopic files (click link for details). Red-cyan glasses needed.
  • fixed color management routine to work correctly with multithreaded version.

Full changelog at http://www.4neurons.com/other/FPV/versions.php.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-10-29 01:27

Not too shabby,dont like the close button or the left right arrows but it works well,images larger than your screen resoultion wont be shown fullscreen.

Midas on 2012-10-29 11:31

You can turn those off by pressing the keyboard 'F11', rodger123...

rodger123 on 2012-10-29 13:24

Thanks Midas-I should read the instructions better!

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PixBuilder Studio v2.2.0

Emka on 5 Apr 2016
  • 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. For example, it supports layers and Photoshop's .8bf filter format.

Note that the development of this software seems to have ceased.

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
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!

ripu on 2017-08-31 17:14

One of the best image editors. Amazing that it has layers and it loads so fast unlike paint.net.

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Photoscape v3.4

webfork on 19 Aug 2016

Photoscape is an all-in-one photo software that lets you fix, arrange, and enhance your photos. It includes a wide range of tools, including a viewer/editor, batch renamer, RAW format converter, animated GIF maker, collage generator, paper print, splitter, contact sheet, and more. Includes a meta-data viewer for camera model, software version, DPI, etc. and file renamer that lets you for example change file names to the date the camera gave them. A "Paper Print" feature even lets you print out customizable lined, graph, or various different calendar/planning documents.

Note:

  • v3.4 is the last portable version. Later versions are adware and write settings to the AppData folder, but a method is available to make it portable.
  • The program has an update check nag screen. If you know how to disable this, please post in forums.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch PhotoScape.exe
Similar/alternative apps: RW Paint
What's new?
    v3.4 (2009-08-28)
  • Added paper print function:
  • Located at the 11 o'clock position of the start menu.
  • New feature that supports printing of lined, graph, music and calendar paper.
  • Supports netbook resolution: All features except ‘Batch Editor’, ‘Combine’ and ‘Print’ support 1024 x 600.
  • Retouched image screen: Smaller main menu icons, new tool bar at the bottom and icons that link to the web.
  • Upgraded DPI function:
  • Enables DPI assignment when saving photos via Editor or Bath Editor.
  • Shows DPI items at EXIF information.
  • Covers more DPI when printing.
  • 'Colored Pencil' filter added.
  • 'Watercolor Pencil' filter added.
  • 5 new frames added.
  • 50 new face icons and 29 new logos added.
  • New link for searching faces on the Internet.
  • Minor bugs fixed.
  • Supports 27 languages...

Full changelog at http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/history.php
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Maatje on 2013-03-15 15:32

quote @tc: You can stop the intro photo by editing photoscape.cfg, and turning intro.photoOn from on to off. You could also edit the url, to point to a local image

I installed on USB with 7zip.
In addition to tc's message: if you make photoscape.cfg read-only, it will keep it's settings in the cfg file.

I also deleted the plugins dir (unwanted toolbar in there), and renamed the file PSMsgHook.dll in the main folder to PSMsgHook.dllold.

webfork on 2013-08-19 19:33

Although I've moved over to freeware options for most things I do, I've maintained use of Microsoft Photo Manager for years when working on my own photo collection. Today however, I was on a machine without it so I got PhotoScape up and found I actually prefer it.

webfork on 2015-02-26 23:23

Every few months I discover something new and cool with this program.  Animated GIF tricks, photo edit functions, framing tricks, and photo collages. Today it was dragging and dropping an image onto the program icon and seeing the wealth of edition, annotation, and symbol tools available.

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Generate Thumbnail v1.0

Checker on 4 Aug 2014

Generate Thumbnail will resize photos or images in a web image gallery. All the galleries created with Generate Thumbnail are ready to be published or upload on the web (your own site, photo sharing or networking sites such as Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, etc)

Note: Main site offline. Linking to softpedia (thanks juvera)

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE
  2. Launch genthumb.exe to extract the self-extracing archive to a temporary folder
  3. Delete erpsetup.exe and extract generatethumb.exe to another temporary folder
  4. Move the contents of the {App} subfolder to a folder of your choice
  5. Launch App.exe
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juvera on 2013-07-02 14:41

Download link = not working

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SmillaEnlarger v0.9.0

webfork on 7 May 2013
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by lbaty

SmillaEnlarger lets you enlarge a portion of your photo using a proprietary algorithm that results in smooth curves instead of blocky artifacts.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. Writes a bunch of Qt cache entries to registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SmillaEnlarger.exe in the SmillaEnlarger subfolder.
What's new?
  • The interface is completely reworked
  • Cropping is much improved
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Carbonize on 2009-08-16 09:27

Looking at it it just enlarges the image then denoises it which makes it look blurry. Similar effect can be achieved using Paint.NET to enlarge the area then denoise it.

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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.

Category:
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.
Latest comments
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.

Category:
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
Latest comments
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.

http://www.fotosketcher.com/

And an example:
http://fotosketcher.jalbum.net/FotoSketcher%20gallery/slides/FotoSketcher%20-%20window.html

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.

Category:
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.
Latest comments
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 archive.org website and Softpedia download.

Category:
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:
Fotografix: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1549#comments
Artweave: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1390#comments

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.

Category:
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
Latest comments
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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zphoto v1.2

webfork on 5 Jul 2015

zphoto is a photo album generator that creates Flash-based thumbnails of your images. When you hover the mouse over any of the thumbnails, the thumbnail will expand to reveal a larger version of the photo. The generated album can be uploaded to a web server and easily shared with friends and family.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zphoto.exe.
Latest comments
Pork on 2009-06-29 22:49

I used to create the galleries with Jalbum, but not anymore. Jalbum is powerful and I could even say it's the best. But zphoto is just so fast and simple I falled in love the first time.

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