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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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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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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Photo Pencil Sketch

Posted on March 15, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

Dumpr has a Photo Pencil Sketch for your pictures.

Use your avatar, photo, or other graphic and get a pencil sketch version of it.  Freeware.

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Data Crow – book & media cataloger

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Data Crow – Cataloger “is the ultimate media cataloger and media organiser. Always wanted to manage all your collections in one product? You want a product you can customize to your needs? Your search ends here! Using Data Crow allows you to create a huge database containing all your collected items. You can use the excellent online services to retrieve the information instead of typing all the information yourself.”

According to the site:

  • Platform independent and completely portable
  • Highly customizable and feature rich.
  • Audio, software, book, movie and photo collection cataloger.
  • Retrieve information from services like Amazon.com, Imdb.com, Softpedia and MusicBrainz.
  • Optional internal web server and web GUI.
  • Import file information (mp3, divx, xvid, ..)
  • Loan registration.
  • PDF and HTML reporting.
  • Create new modules to, for example, maintain your stamp collection.
  • Available translations: Italian, German, Dutch, English, Spanish and French.

    Data Crow is 100% free and 100% free of ads, viruses and spyware.
    Data Crow runs on any system where Java 1.6 (or higher) from Sun is installed.

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    Citrify: Enhance, Add Free Photo Effects Online

    Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

    MakeUseOf has a post on Citrify which lets you Enhance Images & Add Free Photo Effects Online.

    Citrify is a simple online editor that lets you fix up your photos, or add effects to them.

    Might be the way to put a whole new look on your old avatar, for starters.  Free.

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    Turn Your Cellphone Into A Copy Machine

    Posted on April 6, 2009. Filed under: Phones, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

    MakeUseOf has a post on how to Turn Your Cellphone Into A Copy Machine.

    Some very practical advice on what can and cannot be done, and how to work around it, when using your phone’s camera to take shots of something you need a copy of.

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    CreateHDR: Add HDR Effect to Images Without Photoshop

    Posted on December 7, 2008. Filed under: Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

    MakeUseOf has a post onCreateHDR: Add HDR Effect to Images Without Photoshop

    Ever see a photo that looks “more real than real”?  So detailed and sharp that it looks kind of unnatural but in a really good way?

    That’s probably HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, which is a technique used to improve photo quality so that everything stands out in sharp and bright detail.

    This online service lets you:

    • Generate HDR images online.
    • Use it as many times as you like.
    • Supported image formats: JPG only.
    • Maximum allowed image size 6 MB
    • Flickr integration coming soon.
    • No sign up needed.
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    Gizmo’s Best Free Photo Noise Reduction Software

    Posted on October 6, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

    Gizmo’s TechSupportAlert does detailed reviews and is a great source of information.

    For digital photography, check out Gizmo’s – Best Free Photo Noise Reduction Software.

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    Gizmo’s Best Free High Dynamic Range HDR Software

    Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Gizmo’s Best Free High Dynamic Range HDR Software.

    Digital photography is a wonderful technology, but it’s not very good at handling scenes that are comprised of both very dark and very brightly-lit areas. The human eye is superb at this, but the sensors in digital cameras are not.

    But, there is way to overcome this problem; It’s called HDR photography. HDR photography works by combining several photos of the same scene, taken at different exposure settings, into one photo. The details of dark areas (from a longer-duration exposure) are combined with the details of brightly lit areas (from a shorter-duration exposure). The result is a single photo that is correctly exposed in both the dark and light areas; it not only looks like it is correctly exposed, it also looks more dimensional.”

    Gizmo continues this feature with his reviews of the best software.

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    50+ Free Online Photo Tools

    Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

    50+ Free Online Photo Tools

    The English at Zepy.net can be a little choppy, but there are some useful links to digital editing tools here.

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    Lightbox Image Editor for editing photos

    Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

    Lightbox Image Editor.  “If all you need is basic editing features like print,crop, resize, advanced red-eye removal, in addition to fast and intuitive photo enhancement features then Lightbox Free is for you. It’s free and doesn’t nag. Just download it and run it. Then get professional-level results in minutes.”

    A more advanced pay version is available also.

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    beFunky animates your photos, videos

    Posted on April 22, 2008. Filed under: Avatars, File conversion, Fun, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

    Anybody see the movie “A Scanner Darkly”? Where everybody was turned into a realistic animated version of themselves (well, except during the hallucinations…)?

    Try it yourself with beFunky and ‘cartoonize’ your photo or video.

    • Turn your photos into digital paintings and comic style animated cartoons.
    • Convert videos into cartoons.
    • Create and enhance cartoonized avatars: Choose between different background scenes, clothes and accessories, hairstyles, etc.
    • Warp tool: push and pull any area of an image (enlarge lips, reduce nose size, etc.).
    • Get a black and white pencil drawing of any photo.
    • Embed your beFunky stuff on your blog or profile pages.

    Recommended by MakeUseOf.

    WARNING: read the user agreement.  Using this site gives them the right to use your image and information for their own purposes (promotion of their service, for example).  If you are not comfortable with that, don’t use it.

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    From photograph to art in one program

    Posted on March 24, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Fotosketcher is freeware that “can help you create images that look like they have been hand drawn by an artist. If you want to turn a portrait, the photograph of your house or even the picture of your pet into a black & white or colour drawing or painting, then look no further, FotoSketcher will do the job in just a few seconds.”

    It’s certified free of malware, and boasts high ratings and awards.

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    FixPicture allows you to convert, resize

    Posted on January 29, 2008. Filed under: File conversion, Graphics, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

    FixPicture is a free site aimed at digital camera owners who want to resize or convert the file format of their pictures.

    Features:

    • Resize, edit and convert your images online. No registration required.
    • Upload images from a hard drive or import them directly from a url.
    • Supports over 400 file format: pictures (jpeg, tiff, png, gif, bmp, tga, …), RAW files (crw, nef, raf, cr2, dng, …)
    • Basic functions: Resize, Crop, Rotate, Mirror, Adjust.
    • Effects: Auto Level, Auto Contrast, Detail, Focus, Blur+, Sharpen+, Grayscale, Sepia, Maximum, Negative, Emboss, Normalise.
    • Download and save ready images as jpeg, tiff, png, gif, bmp, or tga files.
    • Multilingual: English, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, Français, Português, and Svenska.

    Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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    Picture editing is a Picnik online

    Posted on November 27, 2007. Filed under: Everything, Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , |

    Picnik online photo-editing site. Recommended as a PC Magazine Top 100 Undiscovered Web Site of 2007.

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