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Create impressive HDR images based on your favorite pictures or series of photographs, then tweak their parameters as you see fit.
HDR stands for high-dynamic range and is a technology that makes it possible for photographers to obtain a high-quality image with improved brightness and contrast.
ON1 HDR is one of the apps that can help you achieve this effect even if you have little to no expert skills.
Once you run this utility, you need to choose the type of project you want to create. One option is to load a picture from your computer (numerous formats are supported: JPEG, PSD, ARW, CR2, DCR, ERF, MEF, MPS, MRW, NEF, ORF, and many more) and apply various enhancements.
Another possibility is to create new HDR images from an entire shoot by simply placing each exposure-bracketed series into separate directories.
After you loaded the source images, you can start selecting the modifications you need. You can start by cropping it to the width and height you prefer - alternatively, you can go for one of the many built-in presets.
Once you are ready to discover the full strength of ON1 HDR, you can just explore the filters and enhancements it packs - you can tamper with the exposure, contrast or midtones levels, as well as adjust details-related settings or apply color correction and noise reduction.
The flurry of integrated filters can help you put your source photo in a completely different perspective, and you can just preview them until you stumble across the one that suits your necessities best.
As soon as you are fully satisfied with the outcome, you can choose the destination file format (JPEG, PSD, TIFF or PNG) along with sharpening, gallery wrap and tiling parameters.
Moreover, you can specify the target image dimensions or overlay a logo file to the position of your choice.
All in all, ON1 HDR is a powerful and reliable solution that has the potential to turn beautiful photographs into amazing pieces of art.
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Improve any of your portrait photos with the set of tools put at your disposal in this particular application, either fine-tuning them yourself or by using already created presets.
Editing pictures you love, but are sometimes not in the best possible shape, has become a trend by now. Fortunately, such a trend attracts the interest of many developers who design software that can enhance images, portraits, and so on. ON1 Portrait AI is one of these solutions, a recent and simple-to-use program that will indeed make a difference when editing your material.
The application itself does not have a complicated interface. Any user, regardless of computer experience level, can enhance an imported photo. It's simple, it's easy, it's intuitive. Let's say your friend likes a photo in which you have some skin blemishes. To most people, these might not seem like a big deal, but they are for you. Using this application, you can get rid of those marks, retouch, enhance your face's brightness, and even continue the photo improvement process by whitening your teeth or enhancing your eyebrows, removing dark circles or removing red eyes.
Even if you don't want to hide imperfections, you can still enhance any of your photos and turn them into a more vivid version of themselves. Don't forget to select a preset for whatever gender your portrait depicts. You can fast-forward over all previously-mentioned options and select a preset if any suit you. The modification process is instant, and provided you're happy with the result, not much else is needed.
There are other tools you might need the help of, such as a crop or retouch tool. These further enhance the palette of choices a user has in improving a portrait. Check and adjust color levels and don't forget to keep an eye on the modification history pane, in case you might want to undo or retrace your steps for any reason.
ON1 Portrait AI is a pretty useful mage-enhancing application. It's easy-to-use, it offers both fast results and the possibility to edit minute details. There's something for everyone, and this is probably the strongest point when talking about this program.
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Edit photos by applying customizable effects, such as gradient lighting, HDR, vignette and texturizer, in order to create unique outputs.
ON1 Effects is a professional photo editor that incorporates amazing image layering effects and performant editing, including the liberty of working with it as a standalone application or integrated, as a plugin, into powerful and complex software solutions for image editing, such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture One, Affinity Photo, and Corel Paint Shop Pro.
The desktop application has a large file size, but despite that, it is optimized to run smoothly and not to use too much of your system's resources. As a result, you can use ON1 Effects in parallel with other image editing (and, potentially, resource-intensive) apps running onto your machine.
The tool can support a wide variety of image formats, it is capable of processing fast a lot of user input, as well as provide people with a plethora of editing effects, available customizations, color correction options, texturing methods and filters, etc.
Also, the program lets you selectively apply certain effects, generate custom image masks for editing light sources and shadows easier, and create your custom profiles (called 'presets') for easily reapplying the same modifications at a later date.
Using ON1 Effects, you can easily access, through additional payment, many integrated assets and effects. As such, you can add to your environment 10 'Warm & Airy' and 10 'Monochrome' presets, or 360 extra textures, presets, effects, and LUTs (Look Up Tables, for redefining the color mapping scheme that helps you edit your photos).
Nonetheless, even when in standard mode, the tool enables great flexibility when editing, thanks to its options to change parameters in the original effects, interactive GUI with simple instructions, responsive sliders, and well-organized menu bars. At the same time, the 'History' option is another element that adds value to this image editing application because you can easily return to a previous state of the editing process, at any moment.
To summarize, this application is a powerful instrument that could be useful for many types of users, both professional photographers and image editors, and beginners, who look for a good editing app that is qualitative, easy to get started with, and affordable.
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Packed with an array of options and an intuitive interface, this application enables you to create professional-looking photographs.
Paint.NET is a gorgeous application that includes many different photo and image editing options.
At the same time, this software solution is designed ergonomically, meaning it is stylish and efficient, having a multi-layer editing system, and customizable and placement-adjustable panels and tools.
When opening this application for the first time, you will be surprised to see a clean-, sleek-looking interface, where everything from commands, tools, painting instruments, editing features, and others are well placed within the overall editing panel.
When not used, all the additional panels (like editing history, color picker, etc.) automatically lower their opacity or can completely be taken out of the app's context menu (e.g. for those who have multi-monitor editing environments).
Furthermore, you can configure your layers' properties, their opacity levels, and blending mode (with a crazy amount of options).
With this application, you have an entire creative setup at hand. Why is that? Because you can install it, for example, on a Windows machine with a touch screen or connect a digital drawing tablet to your current machine. For increased performance, you can change your brushes' sensitivity, color, shape, texture, etc.
Also, you can edit real pictures, blend in shapes from real pictures with hand drawings or illustrations, make collages, add in assets, and generate beautifully styled designs.
The app even allows users to change their metric options; as such, you can choose between pixel view and centimeters or inches counts. Plus, there are a ton of editing effects and all can be customized and adjusted for your specific needs.
Regardless of your design needs or choices, Paint.NET is surely an application worth trying. It is extremely versatile, modern, intuitive, and has an ergonomic design that makes it perfect for both beginners and advanced photo editors, illustrators, etc.
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paint.net is part of these download collections: Edit PNG, Edit JPEG, PSD Viewer, Image Editors
A comprehensive and versatile PCB design application that provides you with a wide range of components and intuitive tools to aid you in your work.
DipTrace Free is a powerful application that you can use to design Printed circuit boards (PCB). The application is composed out of four modules that offer you schematic capture, PCB layout, component and pattern editors. With these you can design complex, detailed schematics and even render an explorable 3D model of the board or a component.
As a CAD application, DipTrace Freedisplays a technical interface that best suites engineers but it’s built in a way that allows even novice users to fully understand how it functions. Creating a schematic is an easy task as you only need to select the components from its vast library and drag them in the workspace. The ‘Schematic’ module enables you to create a visual and logical structure with all the components connected using wires, busses, ports or by name.
With the PCB Layout module you are able to design entire boards. It provides you with drawing, route, element and placement toolbars, as well as pattern lists, hints and a layers dock. The application also offers you the use of real-time DRC, which ensures you correct mistakes before you actually make them. One of the most important features of DipTrace Free is the fact that it can quickly and easily render a 3D model of the board and have it ready for mechanical CAD modeling.
Since designing a circuit board requires a large and well organized database, the application not only provides you with thousands of components and patterns, it also grants you the possibility to design your own components.
The versatility of the application extends beyond it’s large database and intuitive tools as the tool supports Accel, P-CAD, Mentor, Allegro, PADS, Protel and Tango netlist formats.
With the above to consider and much more to discover, DipTrace Free is truly a full featured PCB design application.
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A 2D and 3D modeling application that allows users to design any shape with the help of several built-in tools and to export data to various formats.
Cobalt is a professional software application that comes packed with a wide range of tools for helping users design 2D and 3D drawings.
It sports a clean and intuitive layout that gives users the possibility to import data from a wide range of file formats, namely VLM, DWG, DXF, STP, FAC, COB, 3DM, STL, SPL, DAT, and others. The generated projects can be exported to the same file formats as the aforementioned ones.
The application enables users to zoom in or out of the working environment, customize the pen in terms of colour, style, weight, and pattern, apply hatching operations for filling different areas, insert arrows, as well as embed text message and change the font, font style, and size.
What’s more, you can select from various objects, insert construction lines, and change the layout of the working environment by selecting a colour or adding an image
Other important features worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to perform conversation operations between various file formats, , make file associations, set up the grid settings, and select the measurement unit.
During our testing we have noticed that Cobalt offers good image quality and no errors showed up throughout the entire process. It doesn’t eat up a lot of memory and CPU, so it doesn’t burden the overall performance of the computer.
To sum it up, Cobalt bundles useful feature for helping you sketch 2D and 3D drawings, but the GUI is not very intuitive so rookies may spend some to trying to configure the dedicated parameters
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A powerful graphic design tool for sketching different concepts that you can later use as the basis for your visual art creations.
Visual artists have been using the digital environment as a means of creation for decades. Even those who still prefer the more traditional approaches of pen-and-paper or brush-and-canvas sometimes dabble with digital tools and find ways to incorporate them in their work.
Surely, most of the programs used by artists are already well-known industry standards. However, once in a while there may come an app that, even if it won’t change the status quo, could become a useful helper to those keen to try it.
Concept was developed by those who understand that no piece of visual art is created without, well, a concept. This is often represented by a sketch that looks by no means perfect, but is expressive enough to give the viewer a good idea of what the final product will look like.
Think of fashion designer sketches or story boards that are so important to movie directors. Typically, these are done using pen-and-paper, but Concept presents itself as a digital tool that could replace the physical approach.
While Concept works best on a graphic tablet and with a digital pen, even with a mouse the drawing process feels smoother and more natural than in other drawing programs. The different pens and brushes behave as they should in real life and mimic the actual feeling of sketching.
Another great feature is the beautifully designed palette that has tones and nuances arranged so you can easily tell which colors go well together. Like in other advanced graphic design programs, you work with layers, but Concept has a less rigid interface that gives you more creative freedom. After you’re done with a layer, you can easily move it around to make room for the next drawing or try to fit it with another piece.
The fact that Concept comes initially as a free app with a few basic functionalities is also good news for artists. When understanding how powerful this seemingly light program truly is, most will agree that the upgrades are worth the price.
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Select multiple pictures and process them simultaneously by using this lightweight and useful program that comes with a simple interface.
Editing your photos can get quite boring and repetitive, especially when you have to apply the same manipulation (e.g. adding watermarks) technique on multiple files.
There is a fast and easy way of editing multiple files without having to manually handle each one of them: using batch image editors, such as BatchBlitz.
This useful application comes with an unsophisticated user interface, thus making it easy even for beginners to fully benefit from its functions, without great efforts.
BatchBlitz features a tree folder-navigation pane that allows you to access your files easily. It is possible to toggle folder and file visibility in the main window, so that only source images are displayed.
You can select individual or multiple files and even invert your selection by using the corresponding function in the context menu.
You can choose from various pre-processing, processing and post-processing functions to apply to photos, such as filtering certain file types, adding text, auto-adjusting contrast and converting to a specified format. However, file conversion only supports limited formats: BMP, JPG and PNG.
In addition, you can further customize your content by using the built-in photo editor that allows you to apply filters, effects and photo adjustments.
BatchBlitz features a live preview window that displays image effects, filters and adjustments as you apply them, without saving content to the file.
It is possible to clear private information (recent file list, filter file list) from the program by accessing the corresponding function and selecting which data is no longer useful.
To wrap it up, BatchBlitz can prove to be a useful application if you are looking for image editing software that features batch file handling. However, you should be aware that this utility provides limited support for file types and might not work with other formats than JPG, BMP and PNG.
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Professional 3D creation software featuring 3D / character / solids modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, shading and even motion tracking.
Blender is an open-source application that allows you to create a wide range of 2D and 3D models. It encloses professional modeling, texturing, lighting, animation and video post-processing tools.
Blender is more oriented towards advanced users, and the seemingly complex user interface is proof of that. Fortunately, this software comes with a well-structured user manual and tutorials.
Plus, because Blender is open-source, there is a vast online community that can help you get familiarized with it. If you are a curious amateur interested in 3D graphic editing, you can easily lose yourself in the documentation.
One of the most important aspects of Blender is the fact that it lets you view all the tools and features, without making you drag anything around. As a result, you can add modifiers (e.g. array, boolean, edge split, mask, mirror, multi-resolution, lattice, mesh deform, smooth, wave, collision, explode, smoke), render an image, undo and redo your actions, take a screenshot or screencast.
Additionally, you can customize themes in the settings menu or by modifying the script in Python, yet also use the grease pencil, UV unwrapping, texture painting, vertex paint, halos, shading, physics, a game logic editor, rigging (armatures, skinning, posing), world and ambient effects, and many more.
We were not able to find any errors or bugs in this program; however, we were able to tell that it uses a high amount of CPU and system memory, which is normal when you consider its level of complexity.
To sum up, if you want to get a first-hand look at a professional 3D graphic editor, give Blender a shot. Power users, with vast knowledge of graphic editing, are certainly at an advantage. If you are interested in bypassing the installation process, you should know a portable edition is available, called Blender Portable.
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Blender is part of these download collections: Play AVCHD, Play MPL, 3D Meshes Managers, Open LWO
Software solution that allows you to create images and draw on blank canvases using multiple instruments and adding all sort of elements to images.
Drawing applications as very popular on the Internet, mostly because users are constantly looking for alternatives to the programs they're already using.
One application that you could check out is EasyDraw. It's a neat program that helps you create images and draw with lots of nice instruments and tools.
The application installs quickly and it sports a really simple and clean graphical interface, with icons on all sides of the window. It even comes with some settings that you can apply on the application overall, you can adjust the style and the date format.
The program is available in multiple languages, including English, French, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch and many more. It would have been nice if it allowed you to arrange icons on the interface and remove the ones that you don't use frequently.
You can use your mouse in order to draw on a blank canvas and it allows you to adjust the line thickness. You can also pick the color of the pencil and draw geometrical figures and lines easily.
It has special instruments for drawing triangles, squares, circles, ellipses, hearts, polygons, rectangles and curves. It also allows you to add text to your images, you can pick from multiple font styles and sizes. You can associate dynamic text to a certain file and create shortcuts for selecting colors easier.
It comes with the option to browse your computer and load whichever image you want. You can resize images, convert them to other formats and create an animated image.
It supports multiple image file types, like bmp, jpg, gif and png. You can play images in a slideshow and adjust the time interval between sequences. You can adjust the image width, length and background.
When you're done, save images on your computer or print them easily. All in all, EasyDraw is a very useful application for drawing on images or blank canvases, create slideshows with images and make all sort of adjustments.
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