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00silvergt
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Apr 22, 2008 17:39 |  #1

It would be nice to share what free utilities we use to assist us with our hobbies. It would be also nicer to have it all in one thread to act as a depository.

Here's my contribution:

Infranview

a image viewer utility that reads the Canon Raw format along with the popular extensions: JPEG's, GIF's BMP, etc. It will also display the Exif data when you download the plugins. It's free, enjoy.

IMAGE: http://www.irfanview.com/images/startbild_engl-small.gif

http://www.irfanview.c​om/ (external link)

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Apr 22, 2008 19:59 |  #2

Opanda IExif, to pull Exif data straight out of a photo from a web page, assuming the Exif data is still in the photo....

http://www.opanda.com/​en/iexif/index.html (external link)

Exposure Plot, to analyse trends in usage of f/stops, exposure times, ISOs, focal lengths etc..

http://www.cpr.demon.n​l/prog_plotf.html (external link)

Google Picasa2, to upload images to the 1GB of free photo album space Google offers. It does other things too, but I don't use those features...

http://picasa.google.c​om/ (external link)

Canon's DPP software. It may not be the most flexible editor there is but, IMHO, the raw conversions it produces exceed pretty much any other software I have ever used, including Lightroom and CS3.




  
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Apr 22, 2008 21:22 |  #3

Not HDR, per se, but for compositing multiple bracketed exposures into a single even exposure.
Just gave it a whirl and I think it'll come in handy - and the price is right: FREE.

http://www.kekus.com/f​or_reg_users/ (external link)


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Apr 22, 2008 22:06 |  #4

I like to use FastStone Resizer which also puts a watermark on photos....really, that all I use it for. It can also convert, rename, crop, rotate, change color depth and add text.
They have a few other programs on their website too, but I have not looked at all of them.

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Apr 22, 2008 23:15 |  #5

I'll second Irfanview. It's been my favorite image viewer for about 10 years now!

My contribution to this list: Imagemagick and the LR/Mogrify plugin for Lightroom (external link).


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Apr 22, 2008 23:38 |  #6

Gimp:
http://gimp.org/ (external link)


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Sigma ef-500 DG ST, Elements, Gimp, Lightroom
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Apr 23, 2008 00:00 |  #7

I am all about freeware. But I use a few a lot.
Irfanview ... because it can open just about every image extension known to man. www.Irfanview.com (external link)
Noiseware Community... http://www.noiseware.c​om/products.aspx (external link)
PicSizer .... http://www.axiomx.com/​picsizer.htm (external link)
GIMP ... www.gimp.org (external link)
UFRaw ... http://ufraw.sourcefor​ge.net/ (external link)


I have tons of others but thiese are the main photo ones.


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Apr 23, 2008 01:05 |  #8

Only complaint about Infranview is these darn bear icons that covers my drives! LOL

Keep them coming guys these are all helpful and of course it is free!


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Apr 23, 2008 07:25 |  #9

Its not a bear..... Its a cat that has been run over. Im not kidding. It started as a inside joke that never stopped. Some of the older icons had tire tracks accross the cat.

From the Irvanview Q&A...

Q: What is the IrfanView icon, is this a bear or devil or something else?
A: This is a red CAT, a road cat. Note, I like cats, but this is a joke ;-)a


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Apr 23, 2008 07:58 as a reply to  @ Mark1's post |  #10

SyncToy for backing up images between PC and external drive:

http://www.microsoft.c​om …phy/prophoto/sy​nctoy.mspx (external link)


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Apr 23, 2008 11:26 as a reply to  @ qtaran111's post |  #11

virtualPhotographer (external link), a Photoshop filter plugin. It covers pretty much everything and I use it regularly.


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Apr 23, 2008 11:34 |  #12

Mark1 wrote in post #5386994 (external link)
Its not a bear..... Its a cat that has been run over. Im not kidding. It started as a inside joke that never stopped. Some of the older icons had tire tracks accross the cat.

From the Irvanview Q&A...

Q: What is the IrfanView icon, is this a bear or devil or something else?
A: This is a red CAT, a road cat. Note, I like cats, but this is a joke ;-)a

I'm a fun-fact type of guy, thanks for that. Keep them coming, y'all. Mods, made this can be a sticky? Thanks.


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Apr 23, 2008 11:54 |  #13

Image Ingester (external link).
Jeffrey's LR Configuration manager (external link),
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Apr 29, 2008 12:19 |  #14

qtaran111 wrote in post #5387159 (external link)
SyncToy for backing up images between PC and external drive

I tried synctoy last night. Easy to use, great results, excellent price. I'd been looking for software to manage files on my computer hard drive and an external drive. Thanks for the link.




  
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Apr 29, 2008 12:42 |  #15

This just thrills my inner geek.

A freeware printing program to print any kind of graph paper imaginable:

Cartesian, polar, triangular, hexagonal, axonometric and dot diagrams.
Linear scales (metric, imperial, time, equal divisions, customizable).
Non-linear scales (logarithmic, quadratic, gaussian, square root,Weibull, logit).
Music manuscripts and tablatures.
Mercator grids.
Pattern papers (lines, bricks, losanges, ellipses, hexagons).

http://pharm.kuleuven.​be/pharbio/gpaper.htm (external link)

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