Project Naptha

Posted on April 23, 2014. Filed under: Chrome and Chromium, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

Project Naptha is a Chrome browser add-on that allows you to edit the text inside graphic images.

You can copy, paste, edit, or translate text.  It’s not infallible, but it opens up a new range of actions.

 

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Easily Remove Image Backgrounds Online – Clipping Magic

Posted on May 23, 2013. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

Clipping Magic lets you remove the background image from photos using an online service.

“Features:
A user friendly web application.
Lets you remove backgrounds of images.
Lets you specify the areas of objects and backgrounds.
Provides resultant image in PNG format.”

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

Posted on February 22, 2012. Filed under: Microsoft Windows | Tags: , , , |

If you need to change Windows Group Policy Settings, here’s the lists for the various versions: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server.

For very savvy users only.

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Free MP3 Cutter and Editor

Posted on December 7, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music | Tags: , , , , , |

Musetips offers a Free MP3 Cutter and Editor.

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sigil – A WYSIWYG ebook editor

Posted on October 11, 2011. Filed under: ebooks, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

sigil is a WYSIWYG ebook editor from Google Project Hosting.

Now what does it have to offer…

  • Free and open source software under GPLv3
  • Multi-platform: runs on Windows, Linux and Mac
  • Full Unicode support: everything you see in Sigil is in UTF-16
  • Full EPUB spec support
  • WYSIWYG editing
  • Multiple Views: Book View, Code View and Split View
  • Metadata editor with full support for all possible metadata entries (more than 200) with full descriptions for each
  • Table Of Contents editor
  • Multi-level TOC support
  • Book View fully supports the display of any XHTML document possible under the OPS spec
  • SVG support
  • Basic XPGT support
  • Advanced automatic conversion of all imported documents to Unicode
  • Currently imports TXT, HTML and EPUB files; more will be added with time
  • Embedded HTML Tidy; all imported documents are thoroughly cleaned; changing views cleans the document so no matter how much you screw up your code, it will fix it (usually)
  • An actually usable user interface
  • Native C++ application
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Free Audio Editor

Posted on October 11, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Music, Sound | Tags: , , , , , |

Free Audio Editor is a Completely free audio editor for Windows.

Recommended by Infopackets.

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Fatpaint

Posted on September 6, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

Fatpaint is Free Graphic Design Software and Photo Editor, Online to Paint, Draw, Create Logo, Illustration, Page Layout.

  • A feature-rich and advanced image editing .
  • Offers many vector and paint features.
  • Lets you directly add images from Wikimedia, Picasa, Flickr, Bing, Yahoo and Google.
  • Integrated with Zazzle.
  • Lets you save projects locally or on the server.
  • Lets you save projects locally as images.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Wave Editor » Free Sound Editor

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Wave Editor “a fast and easy digital audio editing software for Windows. It provides powerful and user-friendly editing environment which suits beginners especially and perform basic editing capabilities like: cut, copy, paste and delete parts of recording.

Unlike the other sound editors based on the same ActiveX engine, our editor developed from the ground up to be easy in use and fast. The user interface was designed with speed, accuracy and ease of use in mind.

Key feature of Wave Editor is a simple selection of audio blocks during playback. Non-destructive editing allows you to make simulated changes to an audio track without overwriting the original file.”
“Formats: MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM, ADPCM, GSM61, DSP, A-LAW, U-LAW and more…).”

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Free MP3 Cutter and Editor

Posted on September 3, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , |

Free MP3 Cutter and Editor “is an easy to use tool for editing MP3 and WAV files. You can remove a portion from the file, change the volume and also apply fade-in and fade-out effects. The program also comes with a feature that lets you convert a stereo track to mono and vice versa.”

This might also be useful in creating ringtones.

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How do I allow Windows 7 users to run only specific applications?

Posted on May 2, 2011. Filed under: Windows 7 | Tags: , , , , , , , |

TechRepublic has instructions on How do I allow Windows 7 users to run only specific applications?.

The answer is the Group P0licy Editor, or gpedit.msc

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DarkWave Studio

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

DarkWave Studio is “a free, open source, Digital Audio Workstation for Windows. Featuring a modular Virtual Studio, Pattern Editor, Sequence Editor and Multitrack Hard Disk Recorder. It has support for VST/VSTi instrument and effect plugins. The virtual studio has a modular design allowing machines to be connected in an ad-hoc fashion. The pattern editor enables the quick creation and modification of patterns by clicking to add or delete notes and dragging notes to move or resize them. The sequence editor allows you to queue patterns to play for each control track in any arrangement, enabling reuse of patterns and quickly remixing projects. The Multitrack Hard Disk Recorder allows you to record the output of any machine and record it to 16-bit Integer of 32-bit Floating Point PCM encoded .WAV files for full-quality post-production editing or for conversion to MP3/FLAC/etc.”

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Visual Studio Express

Posted on April 3, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Microsoft Visual Studio Express is freeware website creator/editor software.

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The Levelator® from The Conversations Network

Posted on April 3, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, podcasting, Sound | Tags: , , , , , , |

The Levelator® from The Conversations Network is freeware (donations accepted) to level out the sound in podcasts and audio recordings (such as interviews, etc.).

“Have you ever recorded an interview in which you and your guest ended up at different volumes? How about a panel discussion where some people were close to microphones and others were not? These are the problems the post-production engineers of Team ITC here at The Conversations Network solve every day, and it used to take them hours of painstaking work with expensive and complex tools like SoundTrack Pro, Audacity, Sound Forge or Audition to solve them. Now it takes mere seconds. Seriously. The Levelator® is unlike any other audio tool you’ve ever seen, heard or used. It’s magic. And it’s free.”

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Jokosher

Posted on March 28, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Jokosher is “a simple yet powerful multi-track studio. With it you can create and record music, podcasts and more, all from an integrated simple environment.”

For Linux and Windows.

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MP CHANGE

Posted on March 24, 2011. Filed under: Avatars, Fun, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

MP CHANGE lets you change and animate a face from a photo — yours or anyone else’s.

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Use the Ultimate Configuration Tool (XP Pro Only)

Posted on March 24, 2011. Filed under: Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , |

Internet Fixes has advice for Windows XP Pro users on how to Use the Ultimate Configuration Tool.

This covers gpedit.msc for the Local Group Policy Editor.

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Readable is what the web can be

Posted on March 21, 2011. Filed under: browsers | Tags: , , , , |

Readable is a web app that you add to your browser like a bookmark.

Click on it and transform a web page into a plainer, more readable version.  Handy for smaller screens, or just to remove all the distractions.

For multiple browsers; freeware.  Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Scan Tailor

Posted on March 7, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , |

So, you scanned something in, but it could use some editing before you commit it to a PDF or try to do OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to convert it to text.

One free solution is Scan Tailor.  “Scan Tailor is an interactive post-processing tool for scanned pages. It performs operations such as page splitting, deskewing, adding/removing borders, and others. You give it raw scans, and you get pages ready to be printed or assembled into a PDF or DJVU file. Scanning, optical character recognition, and assembling multi-page documents are out of scope of this project.”

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AppLocker – Application Security, Install in Windows 7

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Security, Windows 7 | Tags: , , , , |

AppLocker provides Application Security, Installation in Windows 7.

This is a video explaining how it works.

Keep people using only what you allow.

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PhotoFunia

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Avatars, Fun, Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , , |

PhotoFunia lets you add art effects to photos.

Good place to create a new avatar for someone!

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