joi, 17 iulie 2014

FotoSketcher 2.90 released

FotoSketcher is a free program for Windows which converts your digital photos into art automatically and in just a few mouse clicks. Over 20 different styles are available from pencil sketches to watercolor or oil paintings, pen & ink drawings and cartoons. From photo to painting (landscapes, architecture, portraits, etc.) in seconds!
You can also improve your original photos with simple tools (enhance contrast, sharpen, simplify image, increase luminosity, color saturation etc.) and add simple or realistic frames and text.

FotoSketcher 2.90 is now officially available for download. As usual, FotoSketcher is 100% free for personal or commercial use.
Head to to get either the full version (with setup and uninstall) or the portable version.

Here are the new features and changes in this release:

  • New Painting 9 (watercolor) effect
  • Automatic check for update can be disabled manually (replace True by False in the last line of the FotoSketcher.ini file)
  • Added stronger error checking to prevent FotoSketcher from becoming unresponsive when trying to reach a non existent directory (for instance on a removed flash drive)
  • Updated some code for scripts and batch mode
  • A few small bug fixes (new bugs always crop up...)
  • Corrected the Korean language file
A special thank you to users Matthew and Ruth for their help in finding a nasty bug in the early beta version ;-)

Here is an example of the new Painting 9 effect (click on image for full view):
 Original image credits: Nicolas Raymond
And these were the parameters used:

joi, 10 iulie 2014

Giveaway - Sketch Drawer

SoftOrbits Photo to Sketch Converter
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 for today:

Free alternative: FotoSketcher detailed post, Download link


miercuri, 9 iulie 2014

Ashampoo software gifts - BurningStudio, MusicStudio, Snap, PhotoCard, WinOptimizer - giveaway

Ashampoo software gifts
Big giveaway from Ashampoo.
Download, install and use one or even all of the five Ashampoo full versions, guaranteed free and unrestricted.
  • Ashampoo Burning Studio 2014 - CD, DVD burning;
  • Ashampoo Music Studio 4 -organize, edit, convert & burn musi;
  • Ashampoo Snap 6 - screenshot capture (photo, video and audio) - similar to Camtasia Studio;
  • Ashampoo Photo Card - greeting cards;
  • Ashampoo WinOptimizer - sistem utilities.

Software giveaway link:

marți, 1 iulie 2014

Giveaway - QuizCreator 4.5.1

Wondershare QuizCreator
Wondershare QuizCreator is a powerful quiz maker that lets trainers and educators create professional Flash-based quizzes and surveys with multimedia files like videos, audios and images. It supports to design your assessment and publish online quickly, and then track the results with insightful reports via QuizCreator Online.

Key features:

  • Utilize 18 question types, including Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blank, Matching, Likert Scale and Short Essay to create quiz easily;
  • Enrich questions with videos, audios and images;
  • Insert math and science symbols with the equation editor to create quizzes for different courses;
  • Proven Quiz Settings like time limited, secure quiz with passwords, provide instant review and feedback;
  • Provide 12+ customizable templates;
  • Multiple publishing options like publish flash quizzes online, generate a SCORM quiz package for LMS, produce stand-alone EXE file for CD, export to Word or Excel files for paper-based testing;
  • Different ways to tracking and reporting like email tracking, LMS tracking and QuizCreator Online Tracking.
Download link available for today: