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Graphics - Screen Capture (11)

PhotoDemon v9.0 Updated

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

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

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

zorro on 2020-09-20 14:01

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

PhotoDemon on 2020-09-21 15:49

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

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XnView v2.51.1 Updated

Ennovy on 7 Sep 2022
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XnView is a feature-rich, customizable media viewer that supports more than 400 formats. Includes batch image converter/renamer as well as basic transformations (rotate, filters, effects, colors, multi-page etc.). Various viewing settings include tabbed interface, fullscreen, slideshow, web page, contact sheet, image compare and filmstrip layout. Includes scanner support, screen capture, Photoshop's 8bf plugins, image search, histogram, metadata viewer, automatic crop (deletes background), watermark, flash export and more. It can also store thumbnails to a temp folder rather than each image folder accessed, which is handy for portable use.

Alternatively, XnView Portable is pre-configured and automatically supports PDF interpreter/rendering engine Ghostscript Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a text file in the same folder called xnview.ini and paste in the following content:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Launch xnview.exe

    Optionally, English speakers can delete the \Languages folder to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See: https://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewforum.php?f=35
Latest comments
PapaiMark on 2020-05-18 22:38

I use it since W98. Very easy copy/paste/crop/resize/scan/print/sharpness and many other things.
Dont have a pen/filler. Not a full img editor but very easy and has many options.
Fully work is done with xnview, mspaint(for pen) and PaintDotNet for layers.(except for the layers that xnview does not have, everything is easier with xnview)

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:38

XnView is not Windows XP compatible anymore. In order to make it work with XP, replace libwebp.dll (plugin folder) with with webp.dll (xnview.com/download/plugins/webp.zip).
cheers

PAFuser on 2022-08-17 12:21

XNView MP 1.01 32 + 64 bit available on Portable Apps (NEW on 8/16/22 - https://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/xnview-mp-portable).

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FastStone Image Viewer v7.7 Updated

Ennovy on 24 Aug 2022
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2022
  • Suggested by Widya Santoso

FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer and converter that supports resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks, lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and more. It also includes a built-in slideshow with 60+ transitional effects. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and several Camera RAWs.

The program includes metadata (EXIF) tools including the ability to pull up a map of where a given picture was taken by looking at GPS data.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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 FSViewer.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, XnView, Imagine
What's new? See: [https://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm#History
Latest comments
Midas on 2018-07-30 07:29

FYI, older versions still available, check forum topic.

g3ose on 2019-04-17 18:14

it is version 7.0 right now, is portable and free
great viewer, fast and lite. some good lossless transformations
use it as is, support is dead.
take care, thumbnail database is not big enough, optimisation of thumbnail database will clear most thumbs. resizing thumbnails will clear all database so using Tag section is completly useless. (tags are saved on thumbnail database)
Still one of top 3 in my image viewers.
it use SageThumbs https://sourceforge.net/projects/sagethumbs/
to manage .eps files

gcb43 on 2022-04-04 12:55

I fully agree with Miklo, having used FastStone for several years, I really like it: does everything I want almost intuitively.I still use version 6.4 . Tried to use the last version 7.6 but reversed to the previous one because in the last release there is a bug in the Multi-Page File Builder to created an Animated GIF (Alt+M):. the resulting GIF file shows only the first 2 loaded images then stops.

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SmartSystemMenu v2.21.1

Ennovy on 25 Jun 2022
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by billon

SmartSystemMenu enables a variety of functionality to all windows on your machine. When you click the top-left corner of any window, you'll see available visual effects such as resizing, transparency, alignment (such as moving to the lower-right corner). Window movement functions include as sending to tray, staying on top, and the ability to drag the window without using the top bar ("drag-by-mouse").

The program also supports system functions such as window information, saving a screenshot, copy text to clipboard, and process priority. An available launcher menu can be customized, and SmartSystemMenu can be disabled for individual programs.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SmartSystemMenu.exe.
What's new?
  • French translation
  • Hungarian translation
  • Korean translation improvements

Imagine v1.1.4

webfork on 23 Apr 2022
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by infimum

Imagine is a lightweight, fast and easy to use image viewer with basic graphics and animation edit features. Also includes screen capture, thumbnail browser, slideshow and metadata disclosure. Conversion tools include batch format change to dozens of formats and lossless JPEG changes (rotate and flip).

Additional formats support available through plugins.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / 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 Total Commander plugins and unnecessary language files
  3. Create a file named Imagine.ini with the following content:

    [BrowserOption]
    ThumbnailDirectory=2

  4. Launch Imagine.exe or Imagine64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView
What's new? See: https://www.nyam.pe.kr/dev/imagine/doc/Whatsnew.txt
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-08-09 11:15

While reaching for the changelog just now: "This site is now out of traffic. Please visit later." :(

__philippe on 2017-08-09 14:11

Imagine falling prey to its born-again success, I suspect ?
Its Byus.Net host is enforcing traffic choking, temporarily, one would hope...:-(

PS
To the lucky dames/fellows who grabbed the new distro before this recent server hiccup :
a full changelog is also included as a "whatsnew.txt" in Imagine_1.1.0_Unicode.zip.

bankr on 2022-04-05 04:04

Last version is 1.1.4
https://www.nyam.pe.kr/dev/imagine/#download

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IrfanView v4.60

Ennovy on 18 Mar 2022
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use (the installer is adware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See: https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2020-10-22 10:31

Many plugins were also updated in this version, so IrfanView recommends updating them if you update IrfanView itself.

"Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions:"
https://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

NunoEFSilva on 2021-05-01 11:59

Great Viewer.
Open and converts between most graphic formats, has some (simple, but useful) editing features, and now, even outputs (thru plugin) to PDF. Do note that joining several Bitmaps (each in a one-page PDFs) can easily be done with PDFTK Builder (also in this site). This is not minor. If one wants portability one can not rely on having PDF printer (non-portable) installed everywhere!

Cornflower on 2022-09-28 06:37

The PDF Plugin is great! So far, I have converted PDFs to images, and vice-versa, stiched together and split PDFs (one colleague had a poster-sized image composed of 14 pages), and more. It can also do thumbnails.

Using only Irfanview with the PDF Plugin, for example, I went to archive.org, used Irfanview's fixed screen rectangle capture to 'scan' and old book direct to PDF, and clean up the yellowed pages.

While PDF-XChange Editor is still the better product for annotation, OCR, etc., I recommend looking at Irfanview for PDF.

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MyImgur v3.94

billon on 31 Jan 2020
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by joby_toss

MyImgur is a tool to quickly upload pictures to Imgur.com, is able to send multiple files in a queue, crop an area of the screen, clipboard, or capture the active window (by default F11). Once uploaded, the program can copy a link to the file directly to your clipboard.

The program can also auto-resize pictures and/or lower quality automatically if file exceeds a given size to speed-up uploads on slow connections. Captures can be stored from cropping or paste and supports multiple monitors in any configurations (spanned horz/vertically etc.).

Functional in Linux via Wine.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Choose one of the following:

    • Launch MyImgur.exe /portable from 32-bit or 64-bit folder (for 64-bit OS)

      OR

    • Launch MyImgur Portable 32-bit.bat or MyImgur Portable 64-bit.bat (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new? See:
https://myimgur.eden.fm/changelog/
Latest comments
Gretz on 2014-06-07 09:40

Why is this listed as portable? It creates folders and writes its settings to %appdata%\MyImgur.

webfork on 2014-06-07 22:30

Gretz: confirmed. Joby pointed out we were missing a launching argument. Entry updated.

Checker on 2014-08-07 18:02

Version update is: v3.7 Beta -> v3.71 Beta (not v3.8 Beta).
Sorry for typo.

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Image Uploader v1.3.2.4717

webfork on 7 Mar 2021
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

Image Uploader is a feature-rich tool for file upload (images and otherwise), link shortening, screen capture / annotation and extracting video frames. The program enables the quick upload of various files to many different hosting services without using their respective website interface via drag-and-drop, clipboard uploads, or those taken from the included screenshot tool.

Screenshots can be annotated on the screen while highlighted and the program can do full screen, active window, freehand, selected, area etc. as well as extract frames from video files. Includes batch uploads, hotkeys, watermarks, image text and more.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Apache License 2.0
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Image Uploader.exe.

Note that context menu options are not portable.
Similar/alternative apps: MyImgur
What's new? See:
https://github.com/zenden2k/image-uploader/blob/master/changelog.txt
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-05-03 21:30

Although it's an image uploader with a lot of capability, I was actually most impressed by the included screen capture system. The super easy annotation and batch uploads may completely change how I do screen captures.

smaragdus on 2016-11-22 05:48

@billon
What a bad news! Where did you get these rumours from? I hope the rumours are not true.

Loonier on 2018-12-10 16:33

For some reason 'Windows Defender smartscreen filter' blocks the download ...

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Instagiffer Portable v1.75

billon on 1 Jan 2021
  • 66MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by instagiffer

Instagiffer is a toolset for creating animated GIFs from a variety of sources. The program can capture your screen or import directly from Youtube, most popular video formats, and even add (import) images. Just add a video or URL, tweak a variety of settings for size, brightness, style, and quality, and then upload.

The program can also delete and export frames, make common edits, captions, filters, and as well as do active screen captures for quick demonstrations or for grabbing unsupported video formats.

Cross platform with a version available for Mac.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Temporary data is written to %USERPROFILE%\.instagiffer\ by default but can be configured in instagiffer.conf.
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
Unicode support: Partial
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch instagiffer.exe.

Optionally, delete unins000.exe and unins000.dat
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new? See:
https://instagiffer.com/
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-10-11 03:12

The Youtube converter was surprisingly easy and the quality options are impressive and easy.

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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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