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Blender v2.91.2 Updated

billon on 20 Jan 2021
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2021
  • 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.

Category:
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 thread for more information.
What's new? See:
https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Reference/Release_Notes
https://www.blender.org/features/2-91/
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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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Picture Resizer v6.0.1 New

billon on 21 Dec 2020
  • 396KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jun 2014
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Picture Resizer is a single-EXE, high speed batch JPG resizer. The tool sits on the Windows desktop and resizes JPG images sent to it via drag-and-drop. The resized image files are saved in the same folder as the original files. Names of the new pictures will be based on the original names, with a suffix indicating their size. For example, the resized version of MyPhoto.jpg will be called MyPhoto-400.jpg, where the number 400 indicates the size of the picture.

What is unique about this program is that there are no settings to speak of. The desired final size is set by renaming the EXE. For example, PhotoResize800.exe means maximum width/height of 800 pixels, PhotoResizeP50.exe means 50% of original size and so on. There are too many variations to fully list here.

For further customization, you can also add command line arguments to the executable shortcut. They allow you to change the output folder, specify the JPEG quality factor etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download PhotoResize400.exe to a folder of your choice. Create a shortcut on the Windows desktop. Send JPEG images to be resized by drag-and-drop.
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FireRabbit on 2020-12-20 11:00

Found this a couple years ago it's been a real time savor.

Though it could use better documentation for setting up .bat files to do more advanced drag & drop operations. I good deal of the issues I ran into was due to the documentation just not saying anything useful and leaving me to figure out the details.

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LazPaint v7.1.6 Updated

billon on 14 Dec 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 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:
Runs on: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, paint.net
What's new? See:
https://github.com/bgrabitmap/lazpaint/releases
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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.

circular on 2020-10-07 15:24

@PapaiMark I am a bit shocked that you say it would be nightmare to copy / paste a piece of an image. I invite you to add an issue on the GitHub page of LazPaint to explain the problem you are encountering. You can also post suggestions of improvement there.

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XnConvert v1.90.0 Updated

billon on 14 Dec 2020
  • 38MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2020
  • 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:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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=41259
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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 v10.0 Updated

billon on 10 Dec 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Oct 2020
  • 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? 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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