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Download Photoscape – Intuitive Photo Freeware

Most of us don’t need the power of a high end (read: expensive), photo editor like Adobe Photoshop, the trendsetter/innovator for all photo editor and image manipulation software.

Instead, we’re looking for an application that’s small, fast, and hopefully free, with an intuitive interface that’s easy to use; especially for those with only modest previous experience.

Photoscape, last updated May 29, 2010, is a free photo editing application with a drag and drop interface, that meets, and in fact, exceeds those requirements.

You don’t have to take advantage of all of the powerful features built into this impressive application of course – see fast facts below. You can just stick to those tools you are most familiar with, including resizing, cropping, correcting red eye, .…………

As well, you can perform a wide variety of additional image adjustments, including brightness, contrast, and applying a host of special effects.

An unusual aspect of the Photoscape opening screen interface is its circular layout, as this screen capture illustrates. A very cool presentation!

Photoscape 1

Photoscape offers feature rich online help, supplemented with video for those of us who are into, “show me how” mode. The following screen capture illustrates the video running the Bright/Contrast help feature. I give this a big “thumbs up”.

Photoscape 2

Photoscape Fast Facts:

Viewer: View photos in your folder, create a slideshow

Editor: resizing, brightness and color adjustment, white balance, backlight correction, frames, balloons, mosaic mode, adding text, drawing pictures, cropping, filters, red eye removal, blooming, clone stamp

Batch editor: Batch edit multiple photos

Page: Merge multiple photos on the page frame to create one final photo

Combine: Attach multiple photos vertically or horizontally to create one final photo

Animated GIF: Use multiple photos to create a final animated photo

Print: Print portrait shots, passport photos

Splitter: Slice a photo into several pieces

Screen Capture: Capture your screenshot and save it

Color Picker: Zoom in on images, search and pick a color

Rename: Change photo file names in batch mode

Raw Converter: Convert RAW to JPG

Paper Print: Print lined, graph, music and calendar paper

Face Search: Find similar faces on the Internet

Languages: English, Korean, Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Dutch, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico, Latin America), French, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Colombian), Thai, Hungarian, Turkish, Catalan, Slovak, Czech, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Estonian, Danish, Romanian, Hebrew, Galician, Finnish, Indonesian and Arabic.

System requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7.

Download at:

For the Geeky Photographer:

Image Analyzer 1.30


If you’re a geeky photographer, then Image Analyzer could be just the program you’ve been searching for. This small (1.24MB), free, advanced, feature-rich image editor, comes complete with serious enhancement and analytical tools.

At the advanced level, this is not a program for the faint of heart, and requires a good understanding of photographic techniques. Check it out at “Free Image Analyzer 1.30 -Professional Photo Editor” on this site.

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Get Your Priorities Right with Free Prio Software

Microsoft likes to describe Windows Task Manager as a tool which allows a user to start programs, to start or to end processes, and to view a dynamic display of a computer’s performance. Additional selective information on running applications, performance, local area connections, and on users, is also available.

While it’s true that Task Manager can handle these tasks, in my view, it still remains a barely adequate tool. It does provide the user with some usable information, but it falls far short of providing you with the information that you really need.

Recognizing the limitations imposed by Task Manager, independent developers have developed a host of add-ons to improve its functionality. A number that we have reviewed and recommended on this site include, ProcessQuickLink 2, a small application, from Uniblue Systems, Security Process Explorer from Glarysoft, the developer of the powerful, free system tool Glary Utilities, and System Explorer from the Mister Group.

One that escaped my attention to this point however, is Prio, a free add-on developed by O&K. Kudos to fellow geek TechPaul over at Tech for Everyone, for recommending this useful application.


Fast facts:

Save the priority of each process.

Obtain detailed information about the process in the list of running processes.

View services hosted by processes.

Quick access to system services control.

Detect the full path to an executable file.

Analyze the current TCP/IP connections.

Identifies processes without a valid digital signature.

Operating System requirements:

NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Hardware requirements:

Processor: 500 MHz

Memory: 128 MB

Download at: Softonic

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