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Resize and watermark images with EasyPhotoImager

Bitbuster's EasyPhotoImager can resize, convert, and add watermarks to images, singly or in batches, and create thumbnails. While it offers no Help file, it's relatively easy to use, with all its settings on the front page. If you've used image-editing tools before, we doubt you'll have any trouble figuring it out. But true beginners may want to look for something simpler or with more support. EasyPhotoImager is compatible with Windows XP to 8. Recent updates include drag-and-drop capability, real-time preview, improved image resizing, and Windows Explorer-style folder navigation.

EasyPhotoImager's user interface opens on the Settings … Read more

How to bring back the thumbnail view in Twitter's image viewer

It's unclear why Twitter decided to make its image viewer less user-friendly, but ever since its last redesign, users have been forced to click through recent images, one at a time. Browsing your recent images or those of other Twitter users has become a frustrating experience.

A Chrome extension, called Please bring back photo grid view!, returns the thumbnail view to Twitter. After you've installed the extension, you'll see the familiar strip of thumbnails in Twitter's recent images.

Apparently, Twitter has a download limit of 150 images per hour, but enabling the "Force pic.twitter.… Read more

Save time with these three Chrome extensions

What makes someone choose one browser over another? Often people use whichever browser is closest at hand: Internet Explorer in Windows and Safari on Macs.

Lots of folks choose Firefox because of the browser's many useful add-ons. But the best reason to go with one browser over another is speed. In my experience, no browser is faster than Google Chrome.

There's no easier way to start an argument among geeks than to claim one browser is the speed champ. If you look hard enough you can find a reliable study naming each of the most popular browsers the … Read more

View your images with Photo View

Anyone with a digital camera knows how quickly the sheer number of photos on your hard drive can become completely unmanageable. Photo View is a simple program that lets users easily preview images and their properties. It's a handy tool to have if you need some help managing your image files.

The program's interface is simple and easy to navigate. Down the left side a tree hierarchy lets users navigate to images wherever they're stored. Select a folder and a pane along the bottom of the interface displays thumbnails of all of the images within. Clicking on … Read more

Total image viewer

Vallen Jpegger is a fast, free, efficient image viewing tool that is capable of displaying virtually any kind of image file (more than 40 file types) as well as music, sound, and other files. It supports lossless JPEG rotation, so you can orient your snapshots without losing any data or clarity. It has fully scalable print support, a command-line option, slideshow mode, and a screenshot tool. It runs in both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions, including Windows 7. It also offers a huge range of language options, with more added all the time. It's designed for quickly browsing and … Read more

Panoramic pal

There's no shortage of software designed to handle digital images, and for a photo editor or viewer to stand out from the crowd, it needs to have some pretty special features. Panorado is, for the most part, a pretty run-of-the-mill application, but its ability to handle 360-degree panoramic images gives it an edge over similar programs.

Panorado's interface is simple and easy to navigate. A pane on the left side of the screen allows users to navigate between folders on their computers; the program's major features are displayed across the top using graphical buttons with tool tips. … Read more

All-inclusive image editor

Batch It Pro is an all-inclusive program that can batch-edit images, add watermarks, adjust print settings, and rename files. Its user interface took us a few minutes to figure out, but it proved to be a capable image editor.

At first glance, Batch It Pro's interface looks pretty self-explanatory, but we have to admit, it took us a few minutes to figure out how to navigate it. It consists of three panels: the first for loading and processing files, the second for configuring settings, and the third for displaying the before and after shots. Loading files and folders was … Read more

Photo-printing helper

PrintStation is designed to assist in the photo-printing process. You can use it to create layouts of single or multiple photos and print them out or save them as image or PDF files.

PrintStation has an attractive and modern interface. The main interface serves as a file browser. You can change the background color to gray or black, which helps you evaluate the color and tone of your photos. The file browser allows for scalable thumbnail viewing of photos that you can select for printing, or you can create new folders and organize files from it. From the Create Layout … Read more

Instant thumbnails

Moo0 Image Thumbnailer offers to take any photo and make it into an HTML thumbnail shot. By trimming the process down into the simplest possible form, it saves you time. You can finish a task in less time than it takes some big graphic apps to load their credits screens.

This program impressed us with its user friendliness. Its interface is intuitive and easy to navigate from the moment you open it. The onscreen instructions and limited commands made us feel like experts after about 30 seconds. We were also impressed with how simple the conversion process was. The hardest … Read more

Simple picture locator

PhotoFinder saves users a great deal of time searching all over their computer for photographs. This incredibly simple program's results are quick and hard to beat, though users will have to experiment a little to get the hang of it.

This program offers such a simple interface that some users will need to retreat to the Help file immediately. The program's blank screen and short list of commands will present users with their photographic folders only after some blind clicking around. Luckily, though, once it is understood, mastery comes quickly. Users begin by visiting the File menu and … Read more