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Archive for the Category ◊ Freeware ◊

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder
Sunday, April 18th, 2010 | Author: Bruce

Do you remember the segment in Fantasia titled “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” where Mickey  unintentionally created hundreds of zombie brooms carrying buckets of water?  It seems that files get replicated the same way, especially digital image files where the camera-generated names don’t really mean anything.  Over the years I am sure that I have backed up several copies across several machines and shared space on my server or NAS device.  Weeding out duplicates is quite a task, but there is help available. more…

Saturday, April 10th, 2010 | Author: Bruce

Suppose you need to burn a CD or DVD but don’t have appropriate software?  If you purchased a replacement CD or DVD drive, you probably got bundled software with it.  But if you haven’t got bundled software, and don’t want to invest about $80 in a commercial product because you don’t have frequent need for burning, what do you do? more…

Thursday, April 08th, 2010 | Author: Bruce

FotoSketcher is a free utility from www.fotosketcher.com that lets you convert digital photographs to ‘art’. more…

Create a PDF from any application that can print
Tuesday, April 06th, 2010 | Author: Bruce

The PDF format (Portable Document Format) is a useful format for presenting documents that can be viewed on just about any computer system.  It is essentially a file with ‘compiled’ PostScript language instructions, PostScript being a language invented by Adobe.  But you don’t have to purchase Adobe Acrobat to create a PDF file. more…

IrfanView – photo editing
Saturday, April 03rd, 2010 | Author: Bruce

In 1999 I was faced with the task of using eBay to sell 600+ items from my father’s collection of HO scale brass model steam locomotives.  As the adage goes, “a picture is worth 1000 words” – it is important to have good images in an eBay auction.  more…