If you deal with digital photos or have your own web site, you will find many useful graphic shareware program reviewed below.
Whether you need to generate web pages with photo gallery/galleries with thumbnails, convert or optimize photo files for faster web page loading, create photo albums, screen savers or add video to you web page, you may find just the right program here to save you time and frustration. And most offer free downloads or trial versions.
In our daily editing activities at the Models-Port, we have found these programs to be extremely useful, especially when PhotoShop is over kill and a memory hog.
Create Photo Albums - Auto Run CD
Construct fully scaleable photo albums rich with textures, frames, and annotations, all in one intuitive and powerful drag and drop multimedia interface.
Drag and Drop — Photos, text, textures onto a page - photos dropped on the page automatically create invisible gridlines at their edges so that aligning them is easier than ever before.
Annotation of Photos add text wherever you need - text anchored to a photo will move with it, as well as automatically generate photo + annotation slides.
On-The-Fly Transformations — resizing, cropping, mirroring, flipping, and rotation all transformations run as a script (original photos are unchanged).
Lighting Filters for Textures and Photos — sharpness, saturation, brightness, contrast, red, green, blue, intensity, transparency these can be adjusted by a simple drag of the Lighter Tool.
Burn Slideshows to Autoplaying CDs — great for distributing portfolios on CD.
Instant Slideshows — click a single button and all the photos in your album come to life in a slideshow - each slide can be customized with a staggering number of transition effects.
Add Music make slideshows come to life with high quality mp3 audio — unlimited number of mp3s per album — assign any mp3 to any slide
Unlimited Pages per Album — easly reorder pages.
Add Live Video to Your Website
Webcam 1-2-3 enables you to put live video on your website with minimum requirement. It is small and easy to install.
All you need is an Internet PC and a video camera.
Webcam 1-2-3 automatically creates the webpage for you. No additional or little knowledge of programming are needed to publish your web page.
Viewers can view the broadcast from Internet browsers without any plug-in. The build-in HTTP server also allows you to host the web server right from you PC.
Webcam 1-2-3 also creates log files to track visitors of your website. The log file follows W3C standard and is compatible to the log format of Apache.
Webcam 1-2-3 is designed to work with ICQ, AOL AIM, and Yahoo Messenger enabling you and viewers to chat online. You can also put text caption on your video with Webcam 1-2-3.
Convert Graphic Formats2>
Graphic Converter 2003 is a powerful tool to convert, process and view graphics.
You can read 382 image formats and write to 27 image formats (batch convert available).
Graphic Converter has screen capturer to help you capture the image on the screen.
Editing - you can edit image directly in Graphic Converter.
It has the ability to resize, rotate and produce a variety effects to the image, including color adjust, blur, edge, emboss, high pass, low pass, negative, grayscale, bump mapping, lens, wave and morphing.
Input Formats (Total 382 formats):
CEL, PIC, GIF, CUT, PAL, FAX, ICO, CUR, JPG, JPEG, JIF, PCD, PSP, PSD, PDD, PPM, PGM,PBM, PNG, BW, RGB, RGBA, SGI, RLA, RPF, BMP, RLE, DIB, TIF, TIFF, TGA, VST, ICB, VDA, WIN, SCR, PCX, PCC, WMF, EMF
Output Formats (Total 27 formats):
CompuServe images (*.gif) The format created by Compurseve for the faster exchange of graphics over modem lines, widely used in Web publishing.
Icons and Cursors(*.ico, *.cur).. Used by Windows to represent programs and other files.
JPEG images(*.jpg, *.jpeg, *.jif). 24-bit support and fine compression make this format another standard for publishing on the Web.
Portable network graphic images (*.png). A format that combines the bets qualities of GIFs and JPGs, used for Web publishing.
Standard Windows bitmap images (*.bmp, *.rle, *.dib). The image format Microsoft created for use in Windows.
TIFF images (*.tif, *.tiff). A widely used raster format, jointly supported by Microsoft and Aldus, used mostly in desktop publishing, can be viewed on both Macs and PCs, this is the format used by most fax machines.
Truevision images (*.tga, *.targa, *.tar, *.vst, *.icb, *.vda, *.win). Format by Truevision, Inc, used to support image capturing, used with a series of high-resolution graphics adaptors released under the TARGA name.
ZSoft Paintbrush images (*.pcx, *.pcc). PC Paintbrush format from ZSoft Corporation. These images are used by many word-processing and desktop publishing tools.
Windows Meta images(*.wmf). Microsoft graphics file, more compact and portable than BMP images.
Windows Enhanced Bitmap(*.emf). Microsoft's device-independent graphics format for Windows 95.
GIF, JPG, JPEG, JIF, BMP, RLE, DIB, TIF, TIFF, PXM, PPM, PGM, PBM, TGA, VST, ICB, VDA, WIN, PIX, PNG, WBMP, PCX, PCC, ICO, CUR, WMF, EMF
Optimize GIF Files
Advanced GIF Optimizer is a snap to use and a great way to reduce the size and loading times for GIF files on your web page. Just select a folder to optimize and select Test to preview the difference in file size. The cumulative total is shown, in addition to the difference for each individually GIF files. Just select Optimize to carry out the task. Many of the files will be significantly smaller with no noticeable difference in quality.
Advanced GIF Optimizer also includes:
A small viewer pane to display your GIF files,
Batch conversion option to convert many popular graphic formats to GIFs,
Nice GIF explorer interface,
GIF Image Cutter and Image Viewer with slideshow support.
NOTE: Free version no longer available, commercial version is available.
Convert Raster Image into Scalable Vector Artwork
By one click a color raster image can be converted into scalable vector artwork with any desirable accuracy depending on chosen settings. Bitmap and palette editing tools enable one to enhance processed images manually.
Photo Vector produces special photo effects increasing and/or changing impression created by photos converting them into vector pictures that look like impressionist art. For stunning photo effects visit our art gallery Photo Impressionism.
It can be used as stand along application, with Adobe PhotoShop or any other bitmap editor. A free license is available for medium and large networks.
Photo Vector is designed to provide high-end quality of output.
Picture Viewer, Editor, Converter and Thumbnail Creator
Opens, views, and prints pictures of many different formats. Converts pictures to all formats supported by QuickTime.
Creates thumbnails easily. Features basic editing and image manipulating functions such as resize, scale, rotate, flip. Includes image adjusting functions such as colorize, desaturate, invert, brightness, contrast, threshold, posterize.
Utilizes all its features in powerful batch processor. PICStation is ideal tool for creating stylish thumbnails and for adjusting your graphic files.
Picture viewer with great zooming abilities,
Picture converter to all formats supported by Quicktime incl. Photoshop, JPEG, TIFF, PICT, SGI, TARGA, BMP, PNG,...,
Basic image editing functions such as resize, scale, rotate, flip
image adjusting tool with effects such as colorize, desaturate, invert, brightness, contrast, threshold, posterize,
Powerful batch processor which utilizes all editing features of the PICStation to make it ideal tool for creating stylish thumbnails and for adjusting your graphic files,
Photo Album Editor - Website Generator
Advanced Album Editor is photo album software for creating and organizing digital Family Photo Albums with thumbnails and generating websites.
You can make up your own digital Family Photo Albums with thumbnails and web Photo Albums in seconds.
Thumbnails (jpeg format) can be generated automatically, and images that are not gif or jpeg format(such as BMP, DIB, ICO, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIF, TIFF, WMF, etc.) can be convert to jpeg format automatically.
Advanced Album Editor can automatically generate all HTML pages for you.
Advanced Album Editor can also help your creating other gallery:
The usage is simply. Collect photos,images,pictures,mp3s,documents and other files in different folders, import them, set options value, export site, then you will get all HTML pages. It is quickly, easily and interesting.
Create Photo Galleries - HTML Pages
Create html pages with image/photo galleries. Batch process images, generate thumbnails, rename or convert to other formats.
Create contact sheets and searchable image catalogs with thumbnails, keywords and comments.
Print image galleries and photo albums. Browse, locate and manage digital photos on your PC or the network. Support jpg, gif, pcx, bmp, tif, tga, emf, wmf and photoshop image formats.
The ImageSizer will resize as many images as you want to all at the click of a button... letting you work on something else while the work is being done.
Fast Image resizing - Rotate, Flip, or Mirror images,
Create Thumbnails, in addition to the regular sized image,
Many options for the output image, including progressive encoding, greyscale output and precise image quality control,
Overlay text on the image to adversite your website or display a copyright message,
Control the format of the names being output
Simple and intuitive Interface
If you need to send personal e-mail to 1000s or manage a mailing list - Group Ware Pro is the way to go.
Create personal and professional message with ease using a combination of Personalized recipient information (embed up to 20 fields of recipient information in each message), Rich Text (HTML) and images and any number of attachments. Group Mail will make it look like you are sending a unique message to each of your recipients! Group Mail makes creating groups easy and you can import and export this information.
Mailing List or Newsletters
If you manage a mailing list or newsletter, the program will Subscribe and Unsubscribe recipients through email from within Group Mail. Process bounces and undeliverable messages while you are at it as well (requires the free Subscriber Plug-in). Keep up to 32,000 different groups and lists with an unlimited number of recipients in each group.
Try a free copy today. Go to the download area. The free copy does not expire, however you are limited to 100 email addresses and it does not support rich text (HTML) or subscription services.
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