marți, 23 decembrie 2014

Natron 1.0.0 stable released - free open source compositing software

Natron open source compositor
The open source (node-based) compositor Natron has just seen it's official 1.0.0 stable release, and it contains a long list of improvements.
OpenFX-focused processing in a 32bit float linear color pipeline, OpenColorIO-based color management, OpenImageIO-based support for DPX, EXR, TIFF, PNG etc.
Natron has received many improvements since the last published release candidate. You can see the change-log right here or in the About window within Natron.
This is the first stable release planned to be maintained.
The quick list of new features is:
  • much lower RAM footprint thanks to improved caching strategy;
  • new HSVTool node for color grading in HSV or color replacement, new HSVToRGB and RGBToHSV nodes;
  • new Saturation node to adjust just the color saturation;
  • new DiskCache node for caching a branch of a compositing tree to disk;
  • tracking is threaded now to deliver better performance.

Natron open source compositor
The following features are included in the plans for Natron v1.1 and already almost implemented:
  • Python 3 scripting: parameter expressions, user parameters, callbacks, groups, custom graphical user interface thanks to Pyside and overall control over the application.
  • Optical flow: This will be integrated with a set of different plug-ins handling motion vectors. The motion vectors will be generated with a VectorGenerator node and used within several effects such as Motion blur or Retiming.
  • ’G’mic integration: G’mic is a full featured image processing framework containing literally hundreds of effects. It will be proposed as a separate OpenFX plug-in not distributed with Natron due to license issues.
In the meantime, you can get more informations about the project and Natron more specifically in FAQ section.

Finally some videos:
Natron nodal compositing software on Ubuntu 15.04 linux

Space Moba making with Blender and Natron

Natron - Point Tracker Node

luni, 22 decembrie 2014

Giveaway - Ashampoo Office 2010 with portable version

Ashampoo Office 2010
Ashampoo Office 2010 is a powerful, efficient, yet easy to handle office software that serves the needs of both private users and companies. Create extensive documents fast and with total ease, streamline and enhance your spreadsheets with meaningful charts, and grab your audience’s attention with multimedia-based presentations.
With the word processor Ashampoo TextMaker, the spreadsheet Ashampoo PlanMaker, and the presentation graphics program Ashampoo Presentations, Ashampoo Office 2010 provides you with the most important applications for home and office use alike.
And best of all: you can simply install Ashampoo Office 2010 on a USB stick – and never leave your home without your office suite ever again
For portable version run: %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Office 2010\usbstick.exe or %ProgramFiles%\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Office 2010\usbstick.exe

Ashampoo Office 2010 Ashampoo Office 2010

Download link available today:

More details: Ashampoo-Office-2010 review - version 2012:

Free alternatives:  

miercuri, 17 decembrie 2014

Giveaway - My Music Collection

My Music Collection
My Music Collection provides you with an innovative way to organize and manage your CDs, vinyl records and other media. This music collection software is designed to meet the needs any kind of collectors – from home users with large collections to professional DJs.
This music collection software provides options for adding either CDs or vinyl records. Simply insert a CD and My Music Software will automatically pull all information from several online databases. The program also does an excellent job in searching through, filtering and managing your music collection. You can create as many user-defined tracking categories as you want, and attach as many of these as you want to any CD, record or track.

Download link available today:

Free alternatives: 

marți, 16 decembrie 2014

Krita stable beta 2.9 - digital painting

Krita version 2.9, currently in public beta, brings a long list of improvements to the paint package’s UI and overall workflow, along with a revamped transform tool and a new colour selector.
The Krita team has released the first public beta of Krita 2.9, the latest release of the open-source paint package, adding a new Liquify tool, a new colour selector, and a lot of workflow improvements.
Krita has been steadily adapting itself to a professional user base in recent releases, adding support for OpenColorIO and the option to export layered PSD files in version 2.6, and full Windows support in version 2.8.

New Transform tool, better brush tools, better colour handling
The most significant single feature is probably the revamped Transform tool, which now supports Perspective, Cage and Liquify transformations. There is also a new non-destructive transformation mask type.
Changes to the brush tools include better anti-aliasing and the long-awaited separation of Flow and Opacity. Colour handling has also been overhauled, with a new colour selector with sliders for every colour model.
UI improvements and file format support
There are also a lot of changes affecting overall workflow: the option to open more than one image in a window, or the same image in multiple windows, is one that many artists will find important.
The release also improves support for RAW and PSD files, with all but four PSD blending modes supported.
Photoshop layer styles and layer masks – a target of Krita’s successful recent Kickstarter campaign – are not suppported in version 2.9, but should follow by the end of January.
Krita 2.9 Beta 1 is available now. Stable builds are available for Linux and Windows; Mac OS X users get an unofficial build missing some features, particularly in the brush engine.
Krita Sketch and Krita Gemini, which provide touch support on suitable devices, have been disabled in the beta version, but should be restated in the final release, which is due in January.

More details:

Giveaway - AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro

AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro
AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro is a complete, simple, and reliable partition software and disk manager for Windows PCs and laptops. It brings a set of powerful tools to maximize disk space use and improve overall performance of your computer.

Key features:

  • Change Partition Size: extend, shrink, merge, split partitions, and allocate free space from one partition to another
  • Easy Wizards: Extend Partition Wizard, Partition Copy Wizard, Disk Copy Wizard, and Partition Recovery Wizard
  • System Migration: migrate your OS from an old HDD to a new SSD or HDD, supporting MBR and GPT disks
  • Safe Converters: convert MBR to GPT disk, convert dynamic disk to basic, convert NTFS to FAT32, and convert primary to logical partition
  • Windows To Go Creator: build a portable and fully functional Windows 8 system on a USB flash drive
  • Make Bootable Disc: create a Windows PE bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive without installing Windows AIK
AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro - resize partition
Download link available today:

Standard edition review on

Free alternatives:

joi, 11 decembrie 2014

Free Audio and Video converter

FreeMake Audio Converter

Audio Converter to MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC

Convert audio free between formats. Over 40 audio formats supported! Convert WMA to MP3, MP3 to M4A, WAV to MP3, MP3 to WMA, FLAC to MP3, AAC to MP3, M4A to MP3, OGG to MP3, APE to MP3.

Join Audio Files

Convert multiple audio files at once or merge several tracks into one for an endless playing. Make a medley free and easily with our music converter. Merge two MP3 files, combine several WMA audio tracks, join any OGG or FLAC files, etc.

Extract Audio from Video Files

Save soundtracks or convert music videos. DVD, H.264, AVI, MPEG, MP4, MKV, DIVX, MOV, WMV, VOB, 3GP, RM, QT, FLV, and 200+ video formats supported.

Download link (Audio Converter, Video Converter, Youtube Downloader, Youtube to MP3):
The software is Adware (Freemium).
My advice: choose custom install and deselect the bundled software like various toolbars in the package.

Free Video Converter

FreeMake Video converter
Convert any video files: AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, MPG, 3GP, 3G2, SWF, FLV, TOD, AVCHD, MOV, DV, RM, QT, TS, MTS, etc. Convert Fraps videos. Import music (MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV), and photos (JPG, BMP, PNG,GIF) to turn them into video free and easily!
CNET review rating - very good:

Convert Online Videos to MP3

Freemake video converter can rip online videos via URL copypaste from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and 50+ sites. Download YouTube to iTunes. Convert online FLV to MP3 or any format.

miercuri, 10 decembrie 2014

Darktable 1.6 - photo editor and manager

Darktable 1.6 photo editor and manager

Darktable is a free and open-source photography workflow application and raw developer similar to Adobe Lightroom. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.
The new version 1.6 comes with a new Slideshow mode and some other interesting changes:
  • support for HiDPI/Retina display, plus there's an OSX build again;
  • support for arbitrarily sized images, 26770x13385 large TIFFs successfully tested;
  • TIFF support completely rewritten, reads and writes 32bit float files now;
  • JPEG files are exported with user-defined PPI value now (defaults to 300);
  • color space conversions got faster thank to using OpenMP via LittleCMS;
  • new defringe image processing filter added;
  • the levels and lens correct plugins got an auto mode;
  • linear Rec2020 is now available as a built-in profile.

Download link (MacOs, Linux):

Other free alternatives (Windows, MacOs, Linux):

luni, 8 decembrie 2014

Giveaway - Tipard DVD to MP4 Converter

Tipard DVD to MP4 Converter
Tipard DVD to MP4 Converter works great in converting any DVD into MP4, AVI, MOV and other popular digital video formats. After converting DVD with this converter, you can enjoy your DVD movies on your computer with video player. By selecting different profiles, you can even enjoy the DVD movies on your mobile devices. It supports most popular media player devices, including iPhone (iPhone 6/6 Plus/5/5s/4/4S/3GS), iPad (iPad Air/Air 2/mini/mini 2/mini 3, etc.), LG phone, HTC phone, Samsung phone (Galaxy series and Note series included), Sony Walkman, PSP, Creative Zen, Zune, Xbox, etc. It is able to convert DVD to MP4, AVI, M4V, MOV, WMV, FLV, 3GP, etc. and HD video formats including HD H.264, HD AVI, HD MPEG 4, HD MOV, etc. This DVD to MP4 Converter provides you various settings options which allow you to control the video quality you get after converting.
If you want to enjoy the music in DVD disc on your music player, you can also use this converter to convert the DVD to MP3, FLAC, AAC, AIFF, WMA and other popular audio formats. After converting, you can enjoy the DVD music on your music players. Also the settings allow you to define the acoustic quality of the output audio file.
Besides the basic converting function, Tipard DVD to MP4 Converter is an useful video editor which allows you to trim the DVD movie into clips, merge several chapters into one, adjust the video brightness, saturations, contrast, hue and add your own watermarks.

Download link available today:

Free alternatives:

joi, 4 decembrie 2014

Giveaway - Sketch Drawer 2.0

Sketch Drawer 2.0
Sketch Drawer is a kind of photo editing software tool intended for converting photographs to pencil sketches. This program enables users to make usual photographs into exquisite pencil-drawn pictures, both black-and-white and colored. While creating a pencil sketch, you can choose your most preferred settings and options.
There are two ways you can edit photographs with SoftOrbits: manually and by aid of ready-made presets. These presets can be used as guides by beginners

Download link available today:

Free Alternative:
- new version - FotoSketcher 2.99

miercuri, 3 decembrie 2014

GiveAway - Batch Inpaint

Batch Inpaint
Batch Inpaint is a batch version of Inpaint – photo processing and retouching tool. While removing an unwanted object from a photo with Inpaint is easy, it may still consume a lot of time if you have a whole bunch of pictures to process. Batch removal of typical objects from images is what Batch Inpaint is designed for.
Watermarks, time stamps, glitches, scratches, facial wrinkles, power lines, persons accidentally caught by the camera in the very moment of a shot and other things can be effortlessly erased from photos in automatic mode.

Download link available today:

Free Alternatives:


marți, 2 decembrie 2014

Giveaway - Ashampoo Snap 7

Giveaway - Ashampoo Snap 7
Ashampoo Snap 7 is the smartest way to capture screenshots (images and video), add notes and annotations and share them.

Ashampoo Snap 7

capture images and videos right from your screen in seconds
  • Capture rectangular regions
  • Use free form capture for maximum flexibility
  • Use timers for interval capturing
Giveaway - Ashampoo Snap 7tools to express yourself visually
  • Get your message across with texts, hints and notes
  • Command attention with arrows, shapes and stamps
  • Use the pencil tool to draw freely
sharing becomes a breeze
  • Save your screenshots to common image formats
  • Create PDFs without extra tools
  • Upload to Facebook, Twitter and Ashampoo Webspace with ease
Ashampoo Snap 7 is ideal for beginners and professionals alike.
  • Experience visually intuitive controls
  • Enjoy smooth 1-click operations
  • Quickly access tools through the capture bar

Download link available today:

vineri, 28 noiembrie 2014

PhotoDirector 5 free - photo editing software giveaway for Windows

PhotoDirector is an all-in-one photo editor and manager that gives you complete control over your digital photography workflow with robust tools.

Intuitive interface: PhotoDirector has a similar workflow and interface to Lightroom. Primary adjustment and management tools are in menus aligned to the screen edges. Manual-adjustment sliders give you incremental control over every aspect of your photo file, from standard color-correction, brightness, and noise-removal tools to more perspective-altering adjustments like lens correction.
Filtered management: Get as basic or as granular as you please in organization. You can manage your photo gallery through tags and labels, and you can sort by flags, color, edit status, and stacks.
Performance: Version 5 takes advantage of 64-bit processor-powered machines, which is critical for loading images at higher resolutions, especially when entering Retina and 4K territory.

Download link (version 5 - free download) use code PhD5CNET

PCMAG detailed review (version 5):

Free alternatives:

joi, 27 noiembrie 2014

Unity UI: Flexible, faster, full visual control

Unity is a cross-platform game creation system developed by Unity Technologies, including a game engine and integrated development environment (IDE). It is used to develop video games for web sites, desktop platforms, consoles, and mobile devices. First announced only for Mac OS, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in 2005, it has since been extended to target more than fifteen platforms. It is now the default software development kit (SDK) for the Nintendo Wii U.

Unity UI: Flexible, faster, full visual control

Create at speed

The new UI system is leaps ahead of the old, it’s easy to build what you want and do it quickly with little or no coding necessary. Get all this out of the box:
  • Fast and flexible workflows
  • Low memory allocations and high performance
  • Easy multiplatform deployment
  • Unique animation capabilities
Unity UI

Fully optimized

With batching, texture atlasing and the new canvas component, we’ve come up with the optimal solution to allow your UIs to execute quickly on GPUs. Draw calls are kept low and performance remains high across all supported Unity platforms and device resolutions.

Intuitive layout tools

Laying out and resizing elements is easy with the new Unity UI. Design detailed layouts using the Rect Transform layout tools, and automate grids of UI elements with our built-in components.

Flexible anchoring

Take advantage of simple visual tools to anchor UI elements. The UI element maintains its anchored position regardless of changes to parent size or screen resolution. Want to anchor different elements relative to different positions on the canvas? No problem.

Smooth resizing

You can set UI elements to stretch along with the parent rectangle, or to maintain fixed margins inside it. In addition, each side of a UI element can be anchored individually, allowing you to set up sophisticated layouts without scripting.

Get animated

Animation plays a key part in your new UI workflow for creating dynamic layouts with slick transitions. Animate any part of your UI layouts, from bouncing buttons to animated material properties for detailed motion.

Get started...

To discover how the new Unity UI system can kickstart your game interface, check out the many UI tutorials on our Learn site.
For indepth information on all the new features, see the release notes.

Comparison Free vs. Pro version:

Side-by-side comparisons of the various Unity licenses


Free alternatives:  

miercuri, 26 noiembrie 2014

RawTherapee 4.2 - free image processing

RawTherapee is a free cross-platform image processing program. It allows viewing, management, and editing of a large number of digital images in various file formats (RAW, DNG, JPEG, TIFF, PNG).
Download link - select your OS (Windows, MacOs, Linux):

High Image Quality

  • 96-bit (floating point) processing engine.
  • Non-destructive editing.
  • Get the most details and least artifacts from your raw photos thanks to modern and traditional demosaicing algorithms: AMaZE, DCB, AHD, EAHD, HPHD, IGV, LMMSE, VNG4, Mono and Fast.
  • Advanced color handling from white balance to HSV (Hue-Saturation-Value) curves, color toning and color management.
  • Powerful CIE Color Appearance Model 2002 (CIECAM02) module.
  • Enhanced exposure and tonality tools: tone and Lab curves, highlights and shadows tools, tone mapping (HDR-like effect), etc.
  • Multiple denoising methods: luminance, chrominance (both rewritten in 2012), impulse (for salt and pepper noise) noise reduction.
  • Several tools to enhance details: unsharp mask, RL deconvolution, contrast by detail levels.
RawTherapee - A Before|After view of a fisheye high dynamic range raw DNG image produced using HDRMerge is processed.


  • Multi-threaded algorithms for high performance (RawTherapee can utilize modern processor features, like SSE).
  • Quick thumbnails load lightning fast and are replaced later with live thumbnails.
  • Batch processing: convert all the developed images at once without loading the processor while you work.
  • Copy/paste editing parameters from one file to many other. Partially copying and/or pasting is also possible.
  • Basic tools immediately at your hands.
  • Parallel editing of multiple images in separate editor tabs, and/or all at once from the file browser.
  • An optional secondary display can be used.
RawTherapee's File Browse


  • Wide variety of supported cameras: almost all DSLRs and even some medium format bodies are supported.
  • Can load most raw files including 16-, 24- and 32-bit raw HDR DNG images, as well as standard JPEG, PNG (8- and 16-bit) and TIFF (8-, 16- and 32-bit logluv) images.
  • Can save JPEG, PNG (8- and 16-bit) and TIFF (8- and 16-bit) images.
  • Advanced control over the algorithms with many fine-tuning parameters and curves.
  • Can send to GIMP or the editing tool of your choice in one click (16-bit TIFF file).
  • Command line usage besides the normal graphical interface.
  • Various layouts: multiple tabs, single tab with filmstrip, vertical tab with filmstrip, dual monitor.

New features since 4.1

  • RawTherapee-4.2 includes many speed, precision, stability and memory usage optimizations. As such, users of 32-bit operating systems may now find that they can enjoy more stability while using the most memory intensive tools. Of course users of 64-bit systems benefit from this as well. Refer to the full changelog for more information.
  • Powerful color toning tool.
  • Curve control of luminance noise reduction.
  • Median filter in the noise reduction tool.
  • Film simulation tool using Hald CLUT pattern files.
  • Command-line option to define bit depth of output TIFF/PNG file.
  • Multiple improvements to dead/hot pixel handling, see RawPedia.
  • Filename of currently opened image shown in the titlebar.
  • Clip control for the flat-field correction tool.
  • Demosaic method "Mono" for monochrome cameras, and "None" for no demosaicing.
  • Copy/paste processing profile keyboard shortcuts for right-handed users using Ctrl/Shift-Insert.
  • Update to dcraw 9.22 1.467
  • New or improved support for:
    • Canon EOS 7D
    • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    • Canon PowerShot G7 X
    • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
    • Fujifilm cameras using the X-Trans sensor
    • Fujifilm X30
    • Hasselblad H4D-31
    • Hasselblad H4D-50
    • Hasselblad H4D-60
    • Hasselblad H5D-40
    • Hasselblad H5D-50c
    • Mamiya Leaf Credo 40
    • Mamiya Leaf Credo 50
    • Mamiya Leaf Credo 60
    • Mamiya Leaf Credo 80
    • Monochrome cameras such as Leica Monochrome
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D700
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
    • Phase One IQ250
    • Phase One P40
    • Phase One P65+
    • Sony Alpha ILCE-5100
    • Sony NEX-C3

Freedom for Free

  • RawTherapee is free and open source software, meaning you can use it free of charge, wherever you like on whatever hardware you like, as long as you abide by the copyleft GPLv3 license. Download the source code, modify it, feel free to do what comes to mind. We believe in open software.
  • It is cross-platform: Linux, Mac, or Windows, be it 32-bit or 64-bit - you pick, we provide.
  • International: it is available in 25 languages!

Giveaway - Easy Audio Mixer

Easy Audio Mixer
Easy audio mixer is a multi track editor designed for average users. With it, you will be creating your own audio projects even if you never used a multi track editor or a mixer.
If you need to create presentations, podcasts, or even music… This software has all tools to make your work stand over the rest.

Download link available for today:

Free alternatives:
  • Ardour - OS - Windows, Linux, MacOS 

luni, 24 noiembrie 2014

Giveaway - PT Photo Editor

PT Photo Editor
PT Photo Editor is an efficient application designed to edit photos like a professional in an easier and faster way. You can easily correct color cast and exposure problem, remove imperfections, do quick selective editing and much more.

Main functions:

  • Easy to use editing tools such as blemish removal, red-eye correction, clone and heal tool;
  • Pro-quality adjustments: white balance, exposure, contrast, clarity, auto-levels, hsl, noise reduction and more;
  • Easy and smart selective editing way;
  • Full-time 16-bit processing and full color managed;
  • Lightweight.

Download link available for today: 
Free alternatives:  - detailed article - Gimp, Paint.Net, Zoner Free, RawTherapie and many more.

miercuri, 19 noiembrie 2014

Microsoft takes .NET open source and cross-platform, adds new development capabilities with Visual Studio 2015, .NET 2015 and Visual Studio Online

Microsoft .NET
Microsoft has plans to work with developers in the community to bring the .NET platform to both Linux and Mac OS. The importance of embracing community contributions was one of the key discussion points in Microsoft's preparations in going open source with the server side of .NET.

Giveaway - Ashampoo Burning Studio 2014

Ashampoo Burning Studio 2014
Ashampoo Burning Studio 2014 is a fully streamlined DVD and Blu Ray burning suite. Its user friendly interface allows the creation of data and music discs, quick backup copies, and virtual disc images. You can even erase and format old unwanted DVDs with only a few commands.

Download link available for today:

Free alternatives:

sâmbătă, 15 noiembrie 2014

Giveaway - Aiseesoft MP4 Video Converter

Aiseesoft MP4 Video Converter
Aiseesoft MP4 Video Converter is designed to solve the compatibility problem between videos and your devices. It helps to convert video to MP4 format (H.264 included) for prevailing devices without losing quality and convert MP4 video to other video formats at fast speed, like MOV, WMV, AVI, TS, FLV, etc.
After converting, you can enjoy the converted video files on your media player, including the latest iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air/Air 2, iPad mini 2/3 and other popular Android devices.

Key Features:

  • Convert any video to MP4 format;
  • Extract audio track from video files;
  • Edit the video effect to suit your preferences;
  • Supports the latest devices.
Download link available for today:

Free alternatives:

luni, 10 noiembrie 2014

Blackmagic Design releases Fusion 7 for free

Blackmagic Design Fusion 7
Blackmagic Design has released Fusion 7 limited edition for free.
It lacks some of advanced features like optical flow and the stereoscopic 3D toolset, along with support for OpenFX plugins, but you do get all of the keying, retiming and colour-management tools.
Network rendering is disabled, and output is limited to Ultra HD resolution, but it’s still a powerful piece of kit.
Price of the commercial edition slashed
Like DaVinci Resolve, the full version of the software – now renamed Fusion Studio – has itself been repriced at $995: a significant drop from its original $2,495, and a fraction of the cost of Nuke, its principal competitor.
In the past couple of years, Resolve has played a disruptive role in the grading market, with many smaller studios electing to build pipelines around the software instead of more expensive turnkey systems.
The parallels aren’t exact: although price is a common complaint for freelancers, Nuke is a fraction of the cost of a Quantel or SGO system, and The Foundry is taking steps to make it more accessible to students.
But still, making a powerful, movie-capable 3D compositing package available for under $1,000 is bound to shake up the market – as is making a version of that package available for free to students and freelancers.
It will be fascinating to see where Blackmagic takes Fusion next – and how The Foundry responds.
See a comparison chart for the free and $995 editions of Fusion 7
Download the free edition of Fusion 7 (Windows only)

vineri, 7 noiembrie 2014

Giveaway - Process Lasso Pro

Process Lasso
Process Lasso is a process priority optimization and system automation utility. Although Lasso offers a plethora of advanced rules and features, you need not be a tech whiz to use it. As soon as you install Lasso, without any further action, it’s ProBalance technology will immediately start restraining CPU hogs to help your PC retain responsiveness during high CPU loads.
Process Lasso’s most popular feature is the unique process optimization technology called ProBalance (Process Balance) that will improve your PC’s responsiveness and stability through process priority optimization and/or CPU affinity adjustments. In addition to ProBalance, there are countless features allowing the user to take full automated control of the processes on their PC. You can have a wide range operations performed, or settings applied, each time a process is run. Core optimization technologies allow you to choose on what CPUs/cores a process should run, as well as what their CPU priority class and I/O priority class should be.
New In Version 7: This most recent major version has seen the addition of ‘ProBalance Insights’, a GUI that allows the user to see cumulative ProBalance activity on a per-process basis. There has also been a considerable amount of product refinement, resulting in a more efficient and reliable offering.

Download link available for today:

marți, 4 noiembrie 2014

Pixlr photo editing

Pixlr photo editing
Pixlr (Autodesk) is a cloud-based set of image tools and utilities, including a number of photo editors, a screen grabber browser extension, and a photo sharing service. The suite was intended for non-professionals, however the apps range from simple to advanced photo editing. It can be used on PCs (Windows, Mac), and on smartphones or tablets using a mobile app (Android, iOs).

Download link:


Giveaway - Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5

 Ashampoo Photo Optimizer
The Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5 is the intelligent tool for that certain something in your photos! All functions are clearly arranged and easily accessible. A long search for your desired function or favorite effect is a thing of the past! Those functions and effects can now be accessed instantly, as the program allows you to integrate up to 6 of your favorite functions directly within the user interface to keep them handy anytime.
This allows you to achieve amazing results right from the start. Add brilliance and refinement to your pictures in just a few clicks!

Download link available for today:

Free alternatives:

duminică, 2 noiembrie 2014

Shotcut 14.11 free video editor - open source

Shotcut - Video Editing
Shotcut is a free and open-source video editing app for Windows, Linux and MacOs.The new version 14.11 of Shotcut is now available for download with the following enhancements in addition to the usual bug fixes:

  • The HTML5 features are finally available on Windows!
  • Add source code editing to the HTML editor.
  • WebGL logo
    Add 3D Text filter based on WebGL, typeface.js, and three.js.
  • Add support for DirectShow devices on Windows in the Open Other dialog.
  • Add the Opus audio codec.
  • Opus codec logo
    Change the VP9 WebM preset to use the Opus audio codec.
  • Add support for the #localtime# keyword to the Text filter (no button yet).
  • Restart instead of simply closing the app when changing the GPU or language settings.
  • Change the Redo keyboard shortcut to Ctrl+Y on Windows only.
  • Save file paths in MLT XML with relative names for assets in the same folder or sub-folder. This makes it easier to use a relocatable project folder.
  • Add scale and offset parameters and a preset widget to the Rotate filter. Usually after rotating a video, part of the image has been clipped. These new parameters provide control for that clipping processing including no clipping.
  • Add Italian translation.

sâmbătă, 25 octombrie 2014

Giveaway - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe
The conversion speed of WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe has made a great leap to amazingly 300-400 fps or more in recent update, while keeping highest possible quality. Far beyond that, it manages to be:
  • one of the first video audio software to support the breakthrough H.265/HEVC video encoding tech that is reported to double the data compression ratio and support 8K UHD videos (up to 8192×4320 resolution);
  • Winged with 40+ output profiles for all popular devices as , e.g. iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPad Air 2/mini 3, Galaxy Note4/Edge, HTC Desire 816, and Xperia Z3;
  • More convenient to use and easier for beginners to handle by adjusting the most common profiles.

Key features:

  • Converts any videos faultlessly (incl. SD, multi-track HD and 4K videos ), e.g. BDAV, M2TS, MKV, AVCHD, HDTV, MPEG-TS, AVI, MP4, WMV, WebM and Google TV;
  • Offers 410+ ready-made profiles for converting videos to any portable devices, like, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung, Nexus and so on;
  • Converts videos for playing on PC, mobile phones and tablets;
  • Creates slideshow video with holiday photos; add SRT subtitles, trim/crop/expand/merge videos, etc.
Download link available for today:

Free alternatives:

vineri, 17 octombrie 2014

Giveaway - TDMore DVD Converter

TDMore DVD Converter
TDMore DVD Converter is a powerful DVD video converter software that works as a DVD ripper to rip DVD disc/ISO/folder into different video formats such as MP4, MKV, WMV, FLV, AVI, VOB, TS, etc for almost all popular video playback devices such as iPhone, iPad, PS3, Xbox, tablets, smart phones and so on. Moreover, it supports 3D video conversion and H.265 encoder.

Key Features:

  • Convert DVDs to MP4, MKV, WMV, FLV, AVI, VOB, TS, etc.
  • Convert DVDs to MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, M4A, etc.
  • Convert DVDs to smart phones, tablets, PDAs, PSP, PS3, etc.
  • Convert 2D DVDs to 3D MP4, MKV, WMV, TS, AVI videos.
  • H.265 Encoder to convert DVDs to 2D & 3D MP4 H.265 or MKV H.265 Videos.
  • Hardware acceleration enabled to make the conversion faster (within 15 minutes according to test).
TDMore DVD Converter

Please note: the program includes one year license.
Note: The best 3 improvement ideas will be rewarded with 3 TDMore Blu-ray Converter 1 year license. Please use Idea Informer form to submit your ideas.

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luni, 13 octombrie 2014

Giveaway - Inpaint 6.0

Inpaint 6.0
Inpaint reconstructs the selected image area from the pixel near the area boundary. Inpaint may be used unwanted objects from your photos. Delete any unwanted object from your photo, such as extra power-line, people, and text.
The programs will automatically Inpaint the selected area to erase it. If some unexpected object spoils an otherwise good photograph, Inpaint may be used to remove it. Simply select the object. No need for fiddly messing about with the clone tool. It is alarmingly simple to use. Draw a selection around the object you wish to remove from the picture, and run smart remove selection.

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vineri, 10 octombrie 2014

Autodesk software now free to schools worldwide

Autodesk has made its software available free to schools worldwide (students and teachers). Its educational licence forbids use for commercial work, but the tools themselves are not feature-restricted.
The offer applies to the products in Autodesk’s Entertainment Creation Suite, including 3ds Max and Maya, as well as Smoke and Flame.
Read Autodesk’s announcement of free software for schools worldwide
Visit Autodesk’s Education Community portal

Giveaway - imElfin Blu-ray DVD Creator

imElfin Blu-ray Creator
imElfin Blu-ray Creator helps you create high quality Blu-ray and DVD from all video formats, like MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc. With the help of this tool you can not only burn your videos to Blu-Ray, but also to 3D DVDs.
It provides dozens of Blu-ray movie menu templates: Standard, Business, Education, Holiday, Nature and more. What’s better, it contains an inner media player for you to preview videos real-time, and a build-in video editor for you to crop, watermark, adjust your files. After Blu-ray created, enjoy them on the biggest screen in your house!

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Free alternatives: DVD Styler
DVD styler

joi, 9 octombrie 2014

Giveaway - AVS Video Editor 6.5

AVS Video Editor
AVS Video Editor is powerful video editing software which can create hollywood-like videos with photos, videos and music. The program has a user-friendly interface and is available in many languages (German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, etc.). It is packed with a lot of useful features and easy tools. AVS Video Editor is designed for both beginners and advanced users.
Key Features:
  • Edit all popular video formats and save video files in AVI, VOB, MP4, DVD, WMV, 3GP, MOV, MKV, AVCHD, MOD, MTS/M2TS, etc.
  • Cut, trim, split, merge, rotate, choose between 300+ effects and transitions, mix videos.
  • Stabilize video camera shaky recordings.
  • Use Screen capture feature and create your own training videos or demos.
  • Import existing video clips from HDD or capture them directly from DV cams.
  • Burn DVD/Blu-ray discs. Add menus with music, video and images.
  • Share your videos on the popular web-hostings such as Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, upload them directly from the program interface.
Note: The program includes one year license

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Free alternatives:

 ShotCut  Lightworks  OpenShot