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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 4:19:00 PM
Thanks a lot for all the links Smile much appreciated! Shocked
Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:47:02 PM
This is great for seeing whats taking up disk space on windows.
WindDirStat
xd I just found a 50gb photoshop temp file, so its worth checking now and again.
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:41:23 AM
Love
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 2:17:15 PM
Hello there,

The following are two sites that considering they are free, are immensely powerful and easy to use. One is Irfanview.com (prog name / site name is synonymous - sounds Welsh but is Eastern European). The other is Photofiltre.com, again, same site name as prog etc.

Irfanview is the marginally more difficult to use but a little read here and there usually does the trick. Although other free progs can do this, I find the creation of a totally accurately sized image file is easier on Irfanview than anywhere. The site even does PDFs but, perhaps due to rights reasons, the site attaches DRM without asking.

But Photofiltre, I call this the hidden gem. It is like a lighter faster version of PSP, not quite as many filters but plenty for most, and it has the marvellously simple method of merging images; you load one, then another, right click on the second, select copy, left click on the first, click paste, and even then you get grab handles to then fix it into position, stretch etc, save, done. It may sound trivial, but other progs you pay for don't make merging quite that simple.

One thing though, not sure which bright spark started this off, but most progs I use, once it detects a b and w or greyscale only image, it shuts down all colour options. But if you need to combine one type with another or add colour to a b and w / greyscale piccy, then just open up a colour image in Photofiltre and merge the b and w image onto it, leaving the slightest bit of colour on one of the borders to make sure the prog continues to recognise it as colour.

If you have to choose one of the above (Richard Pryor musn't have liked either as he went for 'none of the above' sorry, couldn't resist) choose Photofiltre, it really is a fantastic giveaway, but not one which too many folks seem to know about.

Cheers

John
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 4:42:20 AM
COOL!!! thanks very much
Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:53:28 AM
John thanks for the link - I like the program it is much more responsive than Fireworks which I paid a small fortune for.

There is another program that I picked up from that site which appears quite interesting, it is FotoSketcher 2.25 - it turns photos into a sketch drawing - again it´s free.

I'm not sure if it has been suggested here before, but I found StripeGenerator.com very handy for making tiles.

There is also a tartanmaker.com - both of these are great fun. You make the tiles online so no software needs downloading.

Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2012 3:29:03 PM
Some questions:
I have photos (my own photos) which I have edited or filtered with Photoshop Elements 9 or with Corel Paintshop ProX 2. May I use these photos for Zazzle or may I only use photos which I haven`t edited with these Softwares? (Commercial use?) I haven`t read anything about this direct from Zazzle when I have started with Zazzle.

I also have used tools (cutter and colors) of Photoshop Elements 9 to create graphics. May I use these graphics for Zazzle? (Commercial use?)

Thank you very much for your answers!
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2012 3:33:19 PM
@stdjura,

If they're your own original images then they are fine to be used on Zazzle, whatever you may have done in processing them.

Steve.
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:04:18 AM
Thanks Steve very much for your answer. Now I am glad, that I don`t have to delete most of my products.
Susanne
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:40:02 AM
Thanks for all these great suggestions. I just purchased my first laptop this week & needed to load it with what I'll use.

Appreciations to All. Love Love
Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:35:14 AM
Wow! What a resource this thread is. I admit that I do feel intimidated when it comes to learning new programs. I've done everything with Photoshop Elements, twisting it to my will. I've copied all these links and will check out these programs. I'm downloading DazStudio now (talk about intimidating-looking, Shocked ).

A thousand thanks. Love

Cheers,
Marian
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:26:02 AM
I wonder when these spam posts by ***SPAM***.net will be removed?
They've been here a while now and are quite annoying in a thread which is meant to be helpful.

Steve.
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 4:19:05 AM
Steve Crompton wrote:
I wonder when these spam posts by ***SPAM***.net will be removed?
They've been here a while now and are quite annoying in a thread which is meant to be helpful.

Steve.


Thanks for the tip, Steve.

Marian
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 4:24:27 AM
I'll report them again. We report spammers in the bronze forum.
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 6:36:26 AM
Great links. Thanks all. Didn't see Irfanview, a free image editing program --

http://www.irfanview.com/
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:59:42 AM
There is another wonderful free fractal generator which I use and I do not find anyone using it or mentioning it in the thread here so far !
Incendia
I made these with it !













and here is the link for the program
http://www.incendia.net/

so go check it out and have fun it is a 3d fractal generator and you can precisely alter the surface color and finish or textures of what you create !

Read the wiki pages tutorials on how to use it to start and If you need help with it the develpoper and more of his lovely works he creates with it can be found here
http://aexion.deviantart.com/

.....
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 2:53:19 AM
Anyone who uses (or wants to try) Linux should have a look at ArtistX here;
http://www.artistx.org
It's a full Ubuntu based OS packed with multimedia software for 2D graphics, 3D work, and also Audio & Video.
As with many Linux distributions it's a 'Live DVD', which means you can try it out without installing it; put the disc in your drive and re-boot your computer to run it directly from the DVD.

Steve.
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:26:49 AM
Wow! this is some amazing list!Grin I've got my work cut out, but I'm going to check the links out, than you, this thread is just what I've been looking for Roses
Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2012 9:03:36 PM
Mypaint
http://mypaint.intilinux.com/ Has had a mention in some other threads but not here. Windows & Linux versions. Excellent! Open source program for digital painting or just a quick sketch. Lots of tutorials on youtube.
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:23:53 AM
Thanks for sharing y'all... this is a great help. i also use... gimp and imikimi.com it's helpful and both are free,Smile kimi's you don't have to download just sign up and create on the sight.
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 2:27:50 AM
Anyone looking for a free alternative to Lightroom etc., for processing RAW files from digital cameras should have a look at Raw Therapee, you can read about and get it here;
http://rawtherapee.com/
It's available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
It's also available for the Portable Apps platform I've mentioned elsewhere in this thread.

Steve.

EDIT: Raw Therapee can also be used to process standard image formats in addition to raw files
Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 9:05:28 PM
Great & Thanks Grin
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:20:35 PM
These are two free tools I came across that can be useful to shopkeepers:

The first is a colour scheme generator that you can use to come up with matching and cohesive colours for your store.You choose a primary colour that you wish to use and the generator will suggest three other colours that will look good alongside it.You can enter in a specific Hex code or have fun and click on the spinning wheel you see.Then you can use the colours suggested for your page background, side pod colours,links etc.

http://www.2createawebsite.com/build/hex-colors.html

The second freebie is an embossing tool that allows you to make embossed labels for your shop.Just enter in your text,choose from 4 different colours and 4 pixel sizes.Here's one I did in red at 60 pixels:



Please note that while the embossing tool is free,you can't put the labels you make on your products for sale on any POD site like this one.You can use the labels in your shop for things like banners,category thumbnails etc.This is stated in the terms of use here:

http://www.fuzzimo.com/about/

These are the links to the generator:

http://www.fuzzimo.com/image-generator-embossed-labels/

http://imagegenerator.fuzzimo.com/embossedlabels/

Smile

Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013 3:27:14 AM
Hi

Here is the link for an exciting and unique product customizer. You can use it on Websites as mobile app also

visualproductcustomizer.com
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:58:29 PM
A couple of Android apps that are actually useful: Simplector for vector graphics and Sketchbook X for sketching, search in google play for them.
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:02:11 PM
merryperry wrote:
These are two free tools I came across that can be useful to shopkeepers:

The first is a colour scheme generator that you can use to come up with matching and cohesive colours for your store.You choose a primary colour that you wish to use and the generator will suggest three other colours that will look good alongside it.You can enter in a specific Hex code or have fun and click on the spinning wheel you see.Then you can use the colours suggested for your page background, side pod colours,links etc.

http://www.2createawebsite.com/build/hex-colors.html

The second freebie is an embossing tool that allows you to make embossed labels for your shop.Just enter in your text,choose from 4 different colours and 4 pixel sizes.Here's one I did in red at 60 pixels:



Please note that while the embossing tool is free,you can't put the labels you make on your products for sale on any POD site like this one.You can use the labels in your shop for things like banners,category thumbnails etc.This is stated in the terms of use here:

http://www.fuzzimo.com/about/

These are the links to the generator:

http://www.fuzzimo.com/image-generator-embossed-labels/

http://imagegenerator.fuzzimo.com/embossedlabels/

Smile



Love Love Love

Thanks for mentioning that programs (software) has licence terms and often FREEWARE is not to be used for Commercial purposes. There is usually a pay for use Commercial version. Paint.net can be found here http://www.getpaint.net/
It plainly states that it can be used for Commercial purposes. Plus there are lots and lots of plug-ins. It has layers and can save as in several different formats. A very useful tool.
Angel
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:07:11 PM
Rosemariesw wrote:
There is another wonderful free fractal generator which I use and I do not find anyone using it or mentioning it in the thread here so far !
Incendia
I made these with it !













and here is the link for the program
http://www.incendia.net/

so go check it out and have fun it is a 3d fractal generator and you can precisely alter the surface color and finish or textures of what you create !

Read the wiki pages tutorials on how to use it to start and If you need help with it the develpoper and more of his lovely works he creates with it can be found here
http://aexion.deviantart.com/

.....



Love Love Love
Thank you for listing this one. He sure has created some wonderful stuff with his program. Did you have to understand a lot of math to make your creations?
I can't wait til I have enough energy to try it out.
Angel
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 8:23:26 AM
This is completely awesome, Thank you guys so much for sharing the programs. I am forever thankful!
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 7:04:01 PM
I use Gimp 2.8, it's free to download, easy to use and it's Photoshop brush compatible Smile I'm still learning but the learning experience has been very easy and enjoyable! I have also found that in any program you use, Youtube is a great place to go to learn how to do all sorts of things so if you get stuck you can learn there.
Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014 11:27:32 AM
Another good one is http://www.autotracer.org/ I use it convert my own photos in illustrations which then can edit more easily in Illustrator or Photoshop.
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