marți, 27 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: Ashampoo Burning Studio 18

Ashampoo Burning Studio
The new Ashampoo Burning Studio has seen enhancements across the board. Enjoy a more beautiful, intuitive user interface, neat and tidy down to the last feature. Experience better visuals and clarity to the point where everything becomes instantly familiar and usable. Sleek menu paths, self-explanatory icons and a fool-proof layout of all program steps help you always find your way around the program.
The multimedia wizard for your movies and photos;
  • Burn, copy and back up your files with unbeatable ease of use;
  • The perfect sound for your car radio;
  • Perfect visuals and unmatched ease of use!

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Giveaway: Particle 9 - digital painting from Project Dogwaffle

Particle 9 - digital painting from Project Dogwaffle
Particle 9 is an art program with unique foliage painting tools, along with more traditional natural media. It is a small and light app, and a feature-rich desktop program. It features drawing with art tools like airbrush, bristle brushes, and watercolor, particle based foliage and natural phenomenon, and creation of shapes like curves, boxes and ellipses, that can be filled in a variety of ways. The interface is simple and easy to learn, and all the features are easy to access.
Particle 9 is based on Howler, a media suite all-in-one paint program, with many additional features, such as painting on animations with other animations, creating and animating 3D landscapes, working with visual effects, and much more.

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vineri, 23 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: Tipard Screen Capture

Tipard Screen CaptureTipard Screen Capture is the professional screen recording software for your Windows 10/8/7/XP computer. It can easily capture screen activities and record videos with high image and sound quality. The recorded video will be saved as MP4 or WMV depending on your setup. Whether you want to record online videos, gameplay videos for playback, webcam videos of Skype chatting, or capture desktop to make video tutorial for sharing online, this fantastic software can always be the first and best choice to meet your needs. Moreover, it has the capability to record any audio to save to your PC as MP3/AAC/M4A/WMA. Customized recording area, optional audio settings, selective recording time length will enable you to capture almost any video easily.

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joi, 22 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: PhotoDonut Creative Edition

PhotoDonut Creative Edition
Enjoy hundreds of built-in styles that let you transform photos into art, including drawing, painting, illustration, and photo effects. With Creative subscription, you can even create your own custom styles using the node-based Style Editor, or enjoy features such as Freehand Painting with the ability to “grab a brush” and transform the images with more control. Find an effect you like? Apply it to multiple photos using Batch Processing, and make “Donuted” videos if desired!

Best of all, you can use PhotoDonut Creative as a standalone program or as a plug-in, whatever suits your needs the best!

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miercuri, 21 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: WinX DVD Copy Pro 3.7

WinX DVD Copy Pro 3.7
WinX DVD Copy Pro is the first software supporting sector by sector DVD backup, meaning that
  1. you are able to copy old and even scratched DVD to a new disc effortlessly;
  2. it ensures a 100% original copy in quality, structure and content;
  3. it notably improves DVD backup speed.
It is packed with 9 refined modes to make your DVD copy diversified: clone a DVD to a new DVD disc seamlessly; copy DVD to ISO image, MPEG2 file and DVD folder for playing, ripping or burning; extract audio/video only; mount ISO to a virtual drive and burn DVD to DVD, etc.

What’s new in V3.7.1?
  • Enormously optimized the sector-to-sector DVD copy engine to ensure the highest possible quality and ultra-fast clone speed.
  • Boosted the ability of recognizing & crushing the encryption tech from newly-protected DVDs for further backup.

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marți, 20 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: Sketch Drawer 4

Sketch Drawer
Sketch Drawer is a kind of photo editing software tool intended for converting photographs to pencil sketches. This program enables users to turn 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:

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luni, 19 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: PowerArchiver 2016

PowerArchiver 2016
PowerArchiver 2016 is one of the most powerful archive utilities available with support of over 50 different compression formats including ZIP, ZIPX, RAR, 7-zip, CAB, TAR, ISO and more. PowerArchiver includes most advanced multicore ZIP/ZIPX engine with support of all various compression methods. It is fully compatible with both WinZIP and SecureZIP and includes FIPS 140-2 validated AES-256 encryption support. Windows XP/7/8/10 are fully utilized with UAC elevation and VSS support. Special tools included: Batch Zip, Archiver Converter, Repair ZIP, Multi-extract and others. It offers the best integration with Windows Explorer with powerful shell extensions and PowerArchiver Mini that integrates within Explorer Preview window and enables most commonly used operations.

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duminică, 18 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: Dimo Video Converter Ultimate 2.7

Dimo Video Converter Ultimate 2.7
Dimo Video Converter Ultimate offers an ultimate solution to convert Tivo, AVI, FLV, MKV, VOB, WMV videos and rip DVD/Blu-ray to mainstream videos/audio files or mobile devices, VR, TV, Editors, Game consoles, etc. at 30X fast converting speed. By IP sharing, it give access to local contents on iPhone, iPad, Android, TV, etc. What's more, this app can help you backup Blu-ray to ISO and create perfect home movie by trimming, cropping, adding watermark/effects with built-in video editor.
Main features:
  • Transcode any video to popular VR device with optimized profile preset
  • Encode non H.265 files to UHD content for storage at half the normal file size
  • Trim, crop, add watermark/effect to create perfect home movie with its powerful built-in video editor
  • Rip Blu-ray/DVD to high-quality files for iPad, iPhone, Android, Xbox, PlayStation playback
  • Cast media contents to TV or stream local videos to any mobile devices by IP sharing.
  • Copy Blu-ray to lossless MKV with 5.1 and 7.1 audio channels preserving
  • Make ISO from Blu-ray and source media folder for playing or backup with one click

Download link available today:

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joi, 15 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: Wise Care 365 Pro 4

Wise Care 365 Pro 4
Protect and Speed Up Your PC with Wise Care 365 PRO now! Wise Care 365 Pro can keep your PC at peak performance. There are over 15,000,000 downloads worldwide. Wise Care 365 Pro is an all-in-one Windows maintenance & optimization software which includes the fastest scanning engine. It is a bundle of important registry cleaner, disk cleaner, and other system utilities for your PC. Absorbed all the features of highly-praised Wise Registry Cleaner and Wise Disk Cleaner, Wise Care 365 cleans disk and registry, supports one-click PC checkup, optimizes system and protects privacy. All that make Wise Care 365 stand out from other PC maintenance and optimization utilities available today. Easy to use and effective, Wise Care 365 is the best solution to improve your PC performance. Get Wise Care 365 and your computer will never run slow again!

Download link available today: review:

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marți, 13 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro 11

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro 11
WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro supports the newest encoder H265(HEVC), VP9 and other h-video formats. It converts Multi-track HD video M2TS, MKV, AVCHD, HDTV BDAV and MPEG-TS, HD-camcorder video and more to 300+ video and audio codecs. It works the best for converting videos from Standard-Definition (SD) to High-Definition (HD) like HD MP4, HD MKV, HD AVI, HD MTS, HD TRP, even 4k standard. Enhance audio quality to improve your surround sound on headphones or speakers.
Download Video From 300+ sites, including Facebook, Liveleak, Vimeo, MetaCafe, etc. You can easily download HD video files and then transfer them to any of your portable devices.
Integrated with an advanced video compressor, it will downsize video (convert HD videos to SD videos) with Minimum Quality Loss! Moreover, you are also supported to remove black bars, create video clips, merge files, enjoy the fun of effects. The built-in ringtone maker for iOS and Android device will also work for you.

Download link available today:


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vineri, 9 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro 3

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro 3
Need to resize partition without reformatting disk? Try IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro to resize partition spaces without reformatting disk, reinstalling OS, and don`t trouble yourself moving large data from one place to another. Partition Resizer Pro developed by IM-Magic Inc. is 100% safe for resizing, redistributing disk space, and has a very intuitive interface.

Download link available today:

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miercuri, 7 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: Assassin's Creed III for free - PC version

Assassin's Creed III
For a limited time, Ubisoft is offering Assassin's Creed III (for Windows) absolutely free (follow link).
You need Ubisoft Club account (free).

Read GameSpot's review for Assassin's Creed III
A resonant story, compelling exploration, and tense oceanic battles make Assassin's Creed III a rousing success.

luni, 5 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: Ant Download Manager Pro

Ant Download Manager
Ant Download Manager is a quick downloader of internet content with video download support.

It provides the main features:
  • Full integration to most popular web browsers: Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 32+,Google Chrome 31+ and their clones ( Pale Moon, Opera, Vivaldi, Slimjet, ComodoDragon, etc.)
  • Built-in video grabber browser allows you to download videos from many sites and video services.
  • When capturing video AntDM always offers to extract the sound from the video and convert it to MP3 format.
  • There is a simple convenient feature to preview the video files in the main list of downloads.
  • Multi-threaded download, Drag&Drop feature.
  • Build-in links analyzer allows you to explore the static page, reveal hidden links to download files.
  • Supports network protocols HTTP(S), FTP(S). Media protocols F4M, M3U8, RTMP(x).
  • Supports proxy HTTP(S), FTP, SOCKS 4,5.
  • Supports most popular Generators Premium Links (Debrids).
  • All uploaded files are saved in folders into categories according to their MIME type.
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joi, 1 decembrie 2016

Giveaway: MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7

MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7
MiniTool Power Data Recovery free edition is the best and all in one data recovery software for Windows users. Only three-step, users could recover the lost, deleted, formatted, corrupt files easy and safe. It bundles several tools that together can recover lost and deleted data from hard drives, USB drives, and nearly every kind of disk or directory that can hold (and lose) data.

Tutorial: review:

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marți, 29 noiembrie 2016

Giveaway: Ashampoo Home Designer Pro 3

Ashampoo Home Designer Pro 3
Ashampoo Home Designer 3 helps you build the outside and inside of your dream house. Smart wizards will guide you from start to finish and help you produce either rough drafts or detailed construction plans. Bring your ideas to life with Ashampoo Home Designer Pro 3.

Home Designer Pro - benefits at a glance:

  • 3 design views: 2D, 3D, cross-section
  • Data input aids for maximum precision
  • Extensive object library
  • Area, length and volume calculations
  • Keyboard shortcuts for frequently used features
  • Native 64-bit support - more speed, more stability

Ashampoo Home Designer Pro 3

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luni, 28 noiembrie 2016

Giveaway: Tipard Video Converter 8

Tipard Video Converter 8
Tipard Video Converter is a professional video converting piece of software which can help you convert video to any 4K UHD/HD/SD format with high quality and speed. It supports all frequently-used video/audio formats like MP4, AVI, FLV, MOV, MKV, VOB, WMV, MTV, 3GP, MTS, M2TS, MPG, MP3, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV, etc. With this powerful video converter, you can easily get your video/audio in the desired format within just a few clicks. Moreover, it is equipped with multiple functions for you to edit video and adjust output effects. You can use it to convert a common 2D video to a fantastic 3D movie, crop/clip/merge/rotate video, enhance video quality, adjust video effect like brightness/contrast/saturation/hue and more.

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miercuri, 23 noiembrie 2016

Giveaway: Smart Defrag 5

IoBit Smart Defrag 5
Smart Defrag is a safe, stable and easy-to-use disk defragmenter that provides maximum hard disk performance automatically and intelligently. With the new generation of ultra-fast defrag engine, Smart Defrag 5 can not only defragment users' HDD but also trim SSD to accelerate disk read/write speed and enhance disk durability. Users can easily defrag large files and consolidate free spaces with the newly added Large File Defrag and Free Space Defrag for more efficient defragmentation. You can also enjoy the best game experience with Game Optimize in Smart Defrag 5.

Download link available today (1 year license):

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miercuri, 16 noiembrie 2016

Giveaway: PHOTO WORKS projects 3 photo editor

PHOTO WORKS projects 3 photo editor
PHOTO WORKS projects 3 automatically edits photos by combining an analysis of colour, brightness and contrast information. Flat shadows disappear with each click, and colours and contrasts become more intensely defined. The software simultaneously offers advanced options as well as creative editing with an expert mode for ambitious photographers. Photo editing professionals can freely and individually customize the following setting details to their subject: denoise, sharpness, contrast, brightness and shadow optimization, gamma and colour settings, filters, emulations, etc.

Download link available today:

1 Photo, Over 100 Different Looks Photo editing is so yesterday! Get the ideal settings immediately with just one click. With PHOTO WORKS projects 3, you can finally have fun with photography again! The 107 filter presets instantly show you what possibilities your image holds. The professional combination of effects and colour filters turn your normal images into works of art. In expert mode, you are at the helm. PHOTO WORKS projects 3 directly edits RAW files and offers beginners along with experts ideal image optimizing tools.

In the graphic design world, working with Adobe® Photoshop is now considered to be basic. I can totally understand sometimes getting overwhelmed with the many functions of this powerful program, especially when it is “only” for editing photos. PHOTO WORKS projects 3 offers me numerous presets right away, that I can customize as required: contrast, brightness, sharpness, colour… A picture is already finished before I needed to think about the result I wanted, all simple and fast without layers and masks. Whoever wants to optimize photos efficiently and truly professionally is right on with PHOTO WORKS projects 3!

A List of all supported Camera Formats can be found using the following link:
For Photo Editing Experts: RAW Module And Selective Editing Colour isn’t the only thing that can be improved. Individual details can be selected and emphasized with masking to direct the viewer’s attention. PHOTO WORKS projects 3 supports popular image formats including RAW files, and nearly all camera and smartphone manufacturer formats. With 107 presets and more than 109 effects, you have access to high-end retouching, colour correction and creative editing for your photos.


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marți, 8 noiembrie 2016

Giveaway: Bolide Movie Creator 3

Bolide Movie Creator 3
Do you own a video camera? If so, then you probably have all sorts of uncut videos gathering dust on your hard drive. In our mind's eye, we envision someday taking all those video clips and fine tuning them into something cool; we never get around to it though. There are lots of reasons this might happen, but one of the biggest is not know how to edit video. Let's face it; the idea of video editing can be intimidating to anyone that's never tried it. Mainly because fancy, expensive video editing software takes a long time to master. The very thought of polishing old videos then becomes a question of "do I want to spend months learning how to do this? There must be a better way ... "

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vineri, 4 noiembrie 2016

Giveaway: PT Photo Editor Pro 3.7

PT Photo Editor Pro 3.7
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.

Key Features:
  • 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;
  • One click effect presets;
  • Easy and smart selective editing way;
  • Supports quick batch processing;
  • Full-time 16-bit processing and full color managed;
  • Lightweight.

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miercuri, 2 noiembrie 2016

Giveaway: PhotoScissors 3 - Photo Editor

PhotoScissors saves the day when you quickly need to cut out a person or an object to paste it to another picture, or to remove background from a photo. You don't need any specific skills or professional software for a perfect image clip: few mouse strokes produce an accurate clipping path that can be further enhanced with fine brushes.

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Removing Image Backgrounds - GIMP Fuzzy Select

This tutorial will take you through the process of removing image backgrounds step-by-step using the freely available Gimp software.

Step 1 - Select the Image Background

Using the Fuzzy Select Tool select the part of the image that you wish to remove. The aim is to end up with an image which resembles the one below.  You should have the "marching ants" around the area of the image that you wish to keep.


Fuzzy Select Tool


Background Selected

  1. Select a large even couloured area in the background to start with.
  2. Add to the background by clicking on other parts of the background.  Be sure to change the Fuzzy Select Mode to "Add to the Current Selection"  this can be done from the tool options or by holding down the Shift key.
  3. Once you have selected the bulk of the image background you may you will need to zoom in to finish it off properly.  I find that zooming to 400% works well.
  4. You will most likely need to adjust the threshold as you go to make the selection more or less sensitive.
  5. You may find that you have selected some areas that shouldn't be.  This is easily fixed by changing the Fuzzy Select Mode to "Subtract from the Current Selection".  This can be done from the tool options or by holding down the Ctrl key.


Image Zoomed to 400%

 This is what you are trying to achieve around the entire outline of the portion of the image that you wish to keep.

Step 2 - Add Transparency to the Image

Add transparency to the image by using Layer > Transparency >Add Alpha Channel.  This makes it easy to add another background layer or paste your selection into another image.


Add Alpha Channel

Step 3 - Delete the Background

Press the Delete key to remove the selected background.  You should be left with your selection on a checked or transparent background.

Background Deleted

 If you were to save the image at this point you would have an image without the background but with jagged edges.


Background Removed and Jagged Edges

Step 4 - Smooth the Edges

Grow the Selection

Grow the slection by 2-3 pixels

Apply a Gaussian Blur to your Selection

This is done from Filters > Blur > Guassian Blur

Antialiased Edges After Applying Guassian Blur

Step 5 - Save the Image

If you are saving th eimage as a JPG (which you probably would be for display on a website) you will need to select Export when prompted as JPG files don't support transparency.  The transparent part of the image will be filled with white.

Final Image - Background Removed and Smooth Edges

Tutorial from GimpTips

vineri, 21 octombrie 2016

Giveaway: AOMEI Backupper Pro 3.5

AOMEI Backupper Pro 3.5
AOMEI Backupper is an all-in-one, simple and safe Windows backup and clone software. It integrates series of practical utilities to protect your data and system.
Key features:
  • System, hard disk, partition, files and folders backup and restore. File Sync.;
  • Supports full, incremental, differential, event-triggered scheduling and automatic backups;
  • Universal restore, selective restore, restore from bootable media;
  • Disk and system clone for upgrading HDD or transferring OS;
  • Mount, compress, split, encrypt, and check backup images;
  • Email notifications, view logs, and export/import backup tasks.
Download link available today

joi, 20 octombrie 2016

Giveaway: VSDC Pro NLE Video Editor 5.5

VSDC Pro NLE Video Editor 5.5
A light professional non-linear video editing suite for creating a movie of any complexity – from a family greeting, a drone or action camera clip in the UHD quality to a business presentation with a wide array of charts and diagrams.

Key features:
  • Import from any devices and cams. All formats supported;
  • Everything for hassle-free basic editing: cut, crop and merge files, add titles and favorite music;
  • Visual effects and trendy Instagram-like filters;
  • All multimedia processing done from one app: video editing capabilities reinforced by a video converter, a screen capture, a video capture and a disc burner;
  • Non-linear editing: edit several files simultaneously;
  • High quality export – no conversion quality loss, double export speed even of HD files due to hardware acceleration;
  • Essential toolset for professional video editing: blending modes, Mask tool, advanced multiple-color Chroma Key.
Download link available today: review (free edition):

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vineri, 7 octombrie 2016

Giveaway: MultiView-Inpaint

Every notable landmark seems to have one thing in common: tourists, and lots of them. Removing tourists or any unwanted objects from a photo used to be incredibly slow and tedious work. With Inpaint's Multi View feature, all you have to do is take several shots of the same scene, assuming that the objects you want to remove are moving.
Once you've taken enough pictures so that every piece of the scenery is visible, just sit back and let Inpaint do the work.
No need for tripods or any special tools and no need to worry about shaking hands when making the photos. Inpaint will take care of this and align your photos perfectly.

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marți, 4 octombrie 2016

Giveaway: Photo Pos Pro 3 - photo editor

Photo Pos Pro 3
Photo Pos Pro photo editor is the ultimate tool to turn your digital photos into stunning artworks, create eye-catching graphics and take your creativity to the next level.
The software packed with powerful adjustments and enhancements, advanced selection tools, layers, masks and layer styles, vectorial objects, filters and special effects, advanced drawing tools, brushes and dynamic brushes. The software also comes with pre-made frames, collages, business cards, greeting cards and many more premade templates you can start with in order to make your work fast.

Download link available today:

Free alternatives

Photo editing software dedicated page on my blog
Photo editing web apps

luni, 3 octombrie 2016

Giveaway: PhotoBUZZER

Image processing was yesterday, buzzers today. 1 KLICK - 1000 LOOKS

Find your very own unique photo look - with one buzz.
Once clicked on the random generator, PhotoBUZZER will provide you with billions of different styles from yur photo.Winter to summer, ancient to modern, dreamy and dramatic, and, and, and.
Theoretically PhotoBUZZER creates 1.000,000 variations from your Photo: all you have to do is to pick your personal style.
With the image Mood wizard you can preselect your style, if you already know the direction you would like to move.

Download link available today (Windows):

If you are a Mac user please download the installation file here.


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joi, 29 septembrie 2016

Giveaway: ArtScope 1.95


ArtScope - for entertainment and leisure. You are the creator of magical images. Enjoy the process of creating and spectating. Relax from hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy delightful, ever-changing kaleidoscope. Amaze your eyes with bright and saturated colors, while relaxing and enjoying the patterns and colors combinations, slowly rotating in the mesmerizing dance of light. Add music background and the effect will be even stronger. I think you will love it!

ArtScope functionality:
- Six layers to create a beautiful image. Four layers to create animation.
- Animation in layers 2 and 3: scaling image tiles, opacity tiles, rotation of the layer and image tiles. Option to create a symmetric/non-symmetric pattern. Option to turn on/off the odd sector. Smooth change of images, i.e. smooth transition from one picture to another.
- Create video.
- Option to modify the number of sectors in layers 2 and 3.
- Option to create symmetrical pattern.
- Option to create a pattern with opacity.
- Option to change sector's height in layers 2 and 3.
- Option to change sector's geometry in layers 2 and 3.
- Option to view list of images in all layers.
- Auto upgrade.
- Elegant and easy interface.

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