The website says it best, "RagTime is the Professional Business Publishing solution
with a single convenient layout environment for processing text, tables, drawings,
pictures and graphs." The program makes it very simple to design, manipulate and
lay out nice-looking presentations.
If you take digital photos in the RAW format then this software is for you. Download this
powerful program and use it to convert your RAW images. The program boasts high quality
outputs, the fastest RAW conversion times yet available, easy to use image correction
tools, batch processing and slideshow functions. The website says that even beginners
should be able to achieve excellent results because it is very easy to use. To see if your
camera's RAW format is compatible with the program just view the
System Requirements PDF.
Photo Studio is a multi purpose tool for manipulating photos. It also speeds up the
job of transferring images from your digital camera to the web. It can download images
from your camera, rotate, resize and convert images. It also has the capability to add
comments to your photos, create thumbnails and generate customized HTML index pages.
It will also display the meta data stored with your image files.
If you own a digital camera then you know that sometimes pictures can end
up with noise in them making them appear more grainy than they should.
PictureCooler is a program that attempts to sharpen or de-noise your photos,
making them appear more clear.
Photo Filter has a library of more than 100 types of common photographic
filters from names such as Kodak, Cokin, and Hoya. After transferring
digital images to your computer, use this program to adjust the appearance
of your photo(s) to what they would look like if you had used one of these
filter on the camera when you composed the shot. It also offers adjustable
density and auto luminosity compensation.
World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth.
To accomplish this, it makes use of Landsat satellite images and Shuttle
Radar Topography Mission data. World Wind allows you to experience earth's
terrain in 3D, just as if you were really there.
This simple utility only does one thing, transfer images from your
digital camera to your computer. You create a storage scheme and the
program will automatically create the directories to store the images in.
Neat Image is one of the better free utilities to help reduce visible noise
and grain in digital images. You can use it to sharpen images obtained from
digital cameras, flatbed scanners and slide scanners. The program helps
reduce the high ISO noise from digital cameras, film grain visible
in scanned slides and negatives, and JPEG artifacts caused by overcompressed
digital images. Neat Image has a list of predefined profiles for specific
cameras available for download. This link is to the profiles for the
Now you can easily take multiple pictures from your digital camera or
scanner and use this program to automatic stitch a full view panorama.
Auto Stitch is smart enough to take individual pictures from more than
one panoramic view and correctly stitch them together, even if all the
individual photos are stored in one large folder! It's very easy to use.
Check out the website for examples.
If you've ever wanted to scan and then print a picture but wondered what
would be the best scanning resolution for optimum results then this program
will help. It calculates scanning resolutions based on specific input
values, like output resolution, number of colors and a quality coefficient.
This is a nice image browser, converter and editor. It has many features such as
image viewing, image management, image comparison, red-eye removal and more. It also
gives quick access to digital picture EXIF information, has scanner support and can
If you use the Firefox web browser then this little utility can tweak
a variety of its settings. Normally this kind of optimization has to be done
manually but this program can do it all for you with just a few simple checkboxes.
Take any digital picture and use this application to create rasterized versions
of the image. The rasterized version can then be printed and pieced together to
make a single, large image. The link shown above will take you to the stand-alone
program, or visit this link to stop by
the Rasterbator web site for the on-line version and view the galleries.
CCleaner removes unwanted files from your computer which helps free up hard
drive space and protect your privacy. You select from several lists what types
of files you want removed, such as recently run programs, browser history and
cookies and then program automatically removes them from your system.
Hyperfocal distance (in photography) is described as being able to focus
the camera at a specific distance and having everything from half of the
hyperfocal distance out to infinity in sharp focus. This handy program asks
the user for several input values and it then prints out charts that make it
easy to determine various hyperfocal distances.
Have you ever wanted to cut out part of a web page, especially an irregular
shape and send it in an email? Snippy allows you to do this very easily.
Just click on the Snippy icon in the taskbar and draw around the area
of the screen that you want to copy. The area you selected will now be
on your clipboard and ready to be pasted into your email or other application.
GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a photo retouching, image manipulation
program with features similar to Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop, however, it is FREE. GimpShop
takes the program one step farther by making it look and feel more like the traditional
Photoshop program. The author renamed and reorganized the menus, tools, and windows to closely
resemble those of Photoshop.
Deskloops is similar to your Windows Taskbar in that it allows you to quickly see all
your open applications and then switch to them by clicking on them. Deskloops arranges
all your open windows side by side and allows you to navigate to a disered window by
simply clicking on it. If there are too many windows to display on the screen you
simply position the mouse pointer near the edge of the row and the windows will scroll
by until you find the one you are looking for. For more in-depth information, check out
the videos on the website.
Have you ever heard a song but were not able to recall its name? With Tunatic you will no
longer have to wonder. Simply play the song through a microphone and Tunatic will
connect to an internet database to retrieve the name of the song.
Songbird is an Open Source project based on the Firefox browser engine. It is still
in the early stages of development, but will eventually be able to replace your current
desktop media player. If you are interested in helping the development team with the project
stop by the website and click on the Development link.