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PhotoDemon v2024.7 Updated

webfork on 22 Jul 2024
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jul 2024
  • 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 GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, PSD, JP2, JXR, PPM, JPEG-XL, WEBP, AVIF, SVG, and many more.

The program will import PDFs, but cannot currently export to the PDF format.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

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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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darktable v4.8.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 28 Jun 2024
  • 303MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jun 2024
  • Suggested by shnbwmn

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and non-destructive raw developer - a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database annd lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images, enhance them and export them to local or remote storage. It focuses on the workflow to make it easier for the photographer to quickly handle the thousands of images a day of shooting can produce. It is one of the very few FOSS projects that supports tethered shooting.

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Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the installer and install to the default folder. Copy all files (except Uninstall.exe) to a folder of your choice. Uninstall the application. Create an empty subfolder called config in the same folder. Launch using start bin\darktable.exe --configdir config.
What's new? See: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-4.8.0
Latest comments
juverax on 2023-08-12 15:25

https://www.darktable.org/news/ Darktable 4.4.2 released

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Blender v4.1

lwc on 29 Mar 2024
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by Danilo

Blender is a powerful, integrated 3D creation software suite with character/solids modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, shading, motion tracking and post-processing tools. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Its features can be extended with a variety of plug-ins, scripts, templates and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Linux). The program has been used for a wide variety of functions, including VFX, video edition, modeling etc.

Alternatively:


Note: Last version for 32-bit systems is 2.80.

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Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the 2.8x sub-directory, create a new folder and name it config
  3. In this config folder, create an empty text file and name it startup.blend
  4. Launch blender.exe
See this post for more information.
What's new? See https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Reference/Release_Notes
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-04-28 23:06

Added a note about films because I watched that Sintel short film created with Blender, which was in some areas even better than the work Pixar and Dreamworks are putting out commercially.

Checker on 2012-10-03 18:17

Watch Blender's fourth Open Movie "Tears of Steel" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8

Checker on 2015-09-18 18:21

If you want to try: v2.76 rc-1 ( http://www.blender.org/ )

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XnConvert v1.100.1

Ennovy on 29 Feb 2024
  • 38MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Feb 2024
  • Suggested by joby_toss

XnConvert is an easy, multi-platform image converter for graphic files, photos and images. It supports more than 500 file formats. You can rotate, crop, resize, edit metadata, add a watermark, change contrast, brightness or gamma, apply filters, masks, effects and many other things.

Category:
Runs on: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 xnconvert.ini in the same folder with the following parameters:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files
  4. Launch xnconvert.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ImBatch
What's new? See: https://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=46910
Latest comments
Zeke the Frog on 2011-06-24 19:40

I restored my win7 X64 computer to out-of-box state (pre sp1) and it still would not open the 64 bit xnconvert, so I'm guessing it needs the visual c++

Magibon on 2011-06-25 08:12

@ Zeke the Frog

Nope.. i installed Visual C++ on my system for Rainmeter.
still does not work for me.

i also tried adding the dependencies with no success.

Can't figure it out.
I just use the x32bit version.

JudyGarland on 2017-09-07 16:40

v.1.75 portable - windows xp 32 SP3 - I get the following message which is : The procedure entry point GetLogicalProcessorInformation could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll
Previous versions until 1.74 worked fine.
XnConvert does not support XP anymore?
Greetings

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JPEG Lossless Rotator v10.1

webfork on 24 Feb 2024
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2023
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

JPEG Lossless Rotator is an application for rotating JPEG files performs a special "lossless" algorythim using block transformation without a decoding and re-encoding process, which preserves the image quality. If the image can't be rotated without losing some pixels, the program will prompt you with the costs in pixels.

Features batch and automatic rotation, image flipping, renaming and deletion of files, and display of EXIF-data.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\AnnyStudio\JPEGRotator
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file within this folder and name it jpegr.ini
  3. Launch jpegr.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages (.lng files) within lang folder
Similar/alternative apps: FastStone Photo Resizer, Tinuous
What's new? 10.1, released 8 August 2022.

What's new: Added dark mode support. Improved HiDPI font size support.

Minor updates for v10.1:
7 October 2022: Updated the folder selection dialog that opens via the “Browse” button, to fix the issue where some folders were intermittently missing from the list.
20 September 2023: Fixed the minor bug where the file name highlighting was not updated after pressing the “Reset EXIF Orientation to Normal” button.
11 December 2023: Removed the “In the future, do not show me this dialog box” checkbox from the crop warning dialog, because it was stored by Windows in its registry and was difficult for the users to change later. Now the crop warning dialog is controlled only by Options – Display crop warning in JPEG Lossless Rotator.

See: https://annystudio.com/software/jpeglosslessrotator/#versionhistory
Latest comments
stisev on 2017-03-19 07:50

FYI it's not stealth. writes an empty folder and key to registry.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\AnnyStudio\JPEGRotator

:(

AndTheWolf on 2020-12-10 16:15

Now at version 10.0

freakazoid on 2020-12-11 02:16

I'd rather use Irfanview with their JPEG lossless plugins.

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RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) v2024.1

Andrew Lee on 26 Jan 2024
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jan 2024
  • 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
What's new? See: https://riot-optimizer.com/changelog/
Latest comments
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.

Ennovy on 2023-12-25 12:44

The 32-bit version is still at v1.0.1, but the latest 64-bit version is 2023.12.0
See: https://riot-optimizer.com/download/
and changelog: https://riot-optimizer.com/changelog/

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ImBatch v7.6.1

Andrew Lee on 21 Dec 2023
  • 91MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Dec 2023
  • Suggested by Midas

ImBatch is a powerful image processing tool with a long list of available tools for modifying one or more files. Available options include resize, rotate, modify colors, metdata, blur, shadow, crop and many more. Tasks can be chained (e.g. adjust contrast + sharpen) and reordered to just preview not just one change but multiple edits. Any process can be saved for quickly assembling future edits.

The program can also optimize images, create or add to an existing PDF, create animations (GIF), and upload the results to a remote server. The program can also passively watch a given folder for images to process and longer operations can put the computer in standby to save power once they conclude.

Smart functions include autocrop, auto-enhance, auto-stitch (for panorama-type images). The program supports a wide range of formats, command-line operations and batch task settings for easy load/unload of operations.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the installer and launch. When prompted for version, select "portable", and then choose a folder of your choice. Launch ImBatch.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: XnConvert
What's new? See: https://www.highmotionsoftware.com/download-center/imbatch

FastStone Photo Resizer v4.4

Ennovy on 16 Jun 2022
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jun 2022
  • 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:
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 FSResizer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ImBatch
What's new? See: https://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm#History
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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PngOptimizer v2.7

webfork on 26 Nov 2021
  • 382KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Nov 2021
  • Suggested by Replika

PngOptimizer is an easy-to-use program to compress common graphics formats to PNG format with no quality difference. Files can be added one at a time or in batch to the program icon or window. Images can also come from the clipboard by pressing CTRL+V while the application is in focus.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux. A CLI version is available.

Graphics formats supported include BMP, GIF, TGA, as well as further compressesing PNG files. Animated GIF and PNG files (APNG) are also supported. Size decrease for PNG files varies widely on the original editor, but GIF and BMP conversions can be as much as 40% and 95% respectively.

Alternatively, PngOptimizer Portable automatically switches between 32-bit and 64-bit and adjusts the screenshots path.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the same folder, create a text file called PngOptimizer.ini
  3. Launch PngOptimizer.exe

Optionally, to save images from the clipboard to the PngOptimizer application folder, right-click on the window and select Custom for the target directory and enter a period (.) in the box below.
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new? v2.7 Latest change:
  • ensure the window is fully visible on Windows
  • bad conversion of palette mode PNGs to grayscale
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-05-31 23:08

Note about the 2.3 update: definitely takes full advantage of multi-processor systems. I tested it on Win7x64 with an i7 quad core and it got very close to 90% (few programs can do that). Definitely a big speed bonus over time there and good to see those kind of optimizations in freeware.

Checker on 2014-05-30 09:29

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2014-06-10 16:35

There is a v2.4.2 for x64 !

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Xlideit Image Viewer v1.0.210214

SYSTEM on 5 Jul 2021
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Xlideit Image Viewer bundles an image, document and video viewer with a basic graphic editor. The interface is customizable to show groups of thumbnails and subfolders. Edition tools include crop, rotate/flip, convert and tag viewer/editor. Includes additional options to generate slideshows.

Note that at first launch, the program launches full screen and opens any images on the desktop.

Format support: views most common image formats as well as Photoshop, PCX, TIF, WMF and TGA. Video formats include MPG, MP4, WMV and AVI while document preview is limited to HTM, MHT and RTF.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Xlideit.exe

Optionally:
  1. Choose the gear icon (Settings) and select the Setup tab (this may or may not automatically appear upon opening your first image)
  2. Uncheck "Add a shortcut to the start menu"
Similar/alternative apps: FastStone Image Viewer, JPEGview, NexusImage, MycView
What's new? Fixed slideshow of the selected images with the random option
Latest comments
@thehop on 2021-07-04 20:59

Xlideit Image Viewer 1.0.210214 (c) 2013-2021 picorover3 @ https://sourceforge.net/u/picorover3/profile

HP: https://sourceforge.net/projects/xlideit

WIKI: https://sourceforge.net/p/xlideit/wiki/Home

DL: https://sourceforge.net/projects/xlideit/files
CL:
1.0.200116 Improved look for panels and icons at high screen resolutions
Slideshow of the selected images in multi-select mode
Added a context menu to disable or reset the hotkeys
Option to show folders on the thumbnail bar
Button to go to the parent folder in the toolbar (hidden by default)
1.0.200127 Fixed a bug when exiting slideshow with solid color background
1.0.200402 Fixed a bug when starting the slideshow with fixed zoom
Added options to show or hide empty, hidden and system files
1.0.210214 Fixed slideshow of the selected images with the random option

@thehop on 2021-07-04 21:56

It's sooo powerful, with many hidden Options! Great! =))

JudyGarland on 2021-07-05 20:20

messages from my HIPS:
'Xlideit.exe is about to get low level access to keyboard.'
'Program Xlideit.exe is trying to read the keyboard state which is how some keyloggers function. It is recommended that you block this action.'

I created a permanent rule in order to prevent these actions and it works just as well.

cheers ;)

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