In addition to the security and system updates released earlier today, Apple has firmware updaters available for iMac graphics as well as Apple RAID cards.… Read more
As one might suspect, Graphics Converter Pro gives people the capability to view and convert multiple image files. Not only was the program confusing to navigate, but also a trial restriction prevented us from completing our conversions.
The program's interface leaves a lot to be desired. Tiny command buttons line the top of the window. The purpose of each button is fairly obvious (Refresh, New Folder, Cancel Selection), but not in relation to what the program sets out to do. A Help file is included with the program, but it took some digging around and experimenting to figure out … Read more
ASCII Art Marker lets users convert existing images into ASCII and create freehand ASCII images. We wish we could tell you more about it, but the sparse interface makes it hard to get a handle on exactly what else the program does.
The program's interface is basic--too basic. Our first instinct was to open the Help file, because we weren't sure how the program worked. Unfortunately, although there is a Help menu, when we tried to open it nothing happened. So we had to try to figure things out on our own. We started with the ASCII Editor, … Read more
Whether you are a professional academic or a family-history hobbyist, GenoPro 2007 can undoubtedly meet your genealogical needs. GenoPro lets you do everything you would expect from genealogy software, such as create family profiles, link individuals, and add such information as birth and death dates. But where GenoPro excels is in the collection of additional metadata.
The best example of this is the program's options to characterize the emotional relationship between two people. The software cuts to the chase, offering such unique descriptions as Violence, Cut-off/Estranged, and Manipulative. Moreover, you are not limited to creating families: the software … Read more
DreamCalc Graphing Edition is a calculator with scientific and graphing capabilities. It offers three different views (Simple Calculator, Scientific Standard, Scientific Base-N) to handle all of your math needs.
The program has an attractive interface that looks like an actual calculator. When DreamCalc opens, the window is small so you can easily use the calculator in tandem with other applications. This is a practical design for students, accountants, and math professionals. DreamCalc's display is easy to read and use, and those familiar with standard and scientific calculators will be able to navigate its menus and features deftly. It can … Read more
Photo Filter Factory provides users with an extensive amount of filters for editing their images. Along with the filters, there is nice editing software, which rounds out this program for users.
The program's interface was delightfully simple and will look familiar to anyone who has operated other editing software before, such as Paintbrush. With commands clearly labeled and plenty of visual examples for the filters, most users will not have to utilize the Help file. Users simply select a photo they would like to doctor and then can get to work. While the program provides some standard editing tools, … Read more
We admit that one of the reasons we don't post more photos on the Internet is that we are just plain lazy when it comes to uploading and editing our images. We connect the camera, we wait for the editing software to load, we futz around with unintuitive menus and functions--even basic resizing and cropping is a hassle. Fortunately for us, now there's FastStone Maxview. This basic photo viewer and editor allows users to make quick, simple adjustments to their photos. Photoshop this is not, but for quick, basic edits, the program is great.
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Active Pixels strives to provide users with an alternative to confusing photo editing software. While the program is simple and performs its chores well, it does little to differentiate itself from dozens of similar programs.
The good news about this program is that anyone with prior editing experience will jump right into work here. Users unfamiliar with the standard editing icons or the menu of filters may want to visit the Help file for some guidance. Users simply choose a photo they'd like to work with within the program and can get right into work. The plus side is … Read more
Like many PC users, you probably have orphan files in strange, unreadable formats scattered throughout your hard drive. Or maybe you have folders full of files in different formats that you'd like to standardize. Or perhaps the program that once opened certain files is long gone and won't run on your current PC anyway, but you still want to access those files. Able Batch Converter can help. It can convert the formats of large batches of files all at once.
Batch Converter's simple, clear interface makes it a cinch to find files to convert, choose the new … Read more
Pixel Editor is a basic design tool for small images. The program is similar to many other icon and cursor design programs, but offers fewer features.
The interface will look familiar to anyone who's ever used Microsoft Paint. The program's functions are well-organized with buttons and menus. In general the program is easy and intuitive to use, as long as you're familiar with Paint. If not, or if you have any questions, you're more or less out of luck. Although the program has a Help file, all it contains is a brief Readme document with basic … Read more