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LazPaint v7.1.5 Updated

billon on 19 Oct 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 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
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.

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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ImBatch v7.0.0 Updated

billon on 7 Oct 2020
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Oct 2020
  • 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

PhotoDemon v8.4 Updated

billon on 7 Oct 2020
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Sep 2020
  • 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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Blender v2.90.1 Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2020
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2020
  • 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/2-90/
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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FotoSketcher v3.70 Updated

billon on 20 Sep 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 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:
Runs on: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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