iDealShare video converter

iDealShare video converter from iDealShare, belongs to less known, but very interesting and usefull software from the area of video editor and converter. It is fast, easy-to-use and the main fetures are: it helps to convert all kinds of video and audio formats with almost no loss of quality. The converter features video downloading or editing functions.
Main Functions:
- Convert and compress MKV to MP4, 3GP, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPG, RMVB, ASF, VOB, FLV, WebM, OGV, DV etc
- Compress MKV as well as keep the same MKV format by adjusting the MKV bit rate, resolution, frame rate
- Split MKV video into several segments by chapter marker.
- MKV Compressor Windows version helps to shrink and resize MKV files on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000.
- Compress other video formats like compress AVI, WTV, AVCHD, MTS, M2T, M2TS, MXF, MOD, Apple ProRes, R3D, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP4, MOV, DVR-MS, MVI, TOD etc
- Compress audio formats in FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless ALAC, AIFF, APE, AU, RA, SHN, WMA, MP3, CAF, FLAC, OGG and more.
- The Volume Booster helps to Increase Sound Volume of Audio or Video Files.
- The professional video converter is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000.
Advanced Features
- Remove Subtitles from MKV
- Video Joiner for Mac or Windows
- Increase Video Audio Volume
- Remove Audio Track from Video
- How to WaterMark Video Files?
- Compress Video File Size
- CUE Splitter for Mac or Windows
- Change Video Aspect Ratio
- How to Crop Video Files?
- Add Subtitles to Video
- Rotate Video 90 Degrees
- Add Music to Video
More information on the product-website: 
All-in-One Slideshow wiil present examples of the workflow, user interface and functions ( will be published soon ):


New Release: Xara Designer Pro X10

Xara announces a new release of Xara Designer Pro X10, the ultimate all-in-one creative software that provides all the tools for a range of graphic design tasks, that would normally require three or more separate ‘suite’ programs. You can see my review ( from 5. 5. 2014) here: http://e7news.akamonitor.cz/2014/05/xara-web-designer-premium-10-new-version.html
The new release, features Xara’s innovative new publishing technique called Supersites that are an alternative way of publishing print documents and websites. Users can choose to have all web pages presented as a single scrolling list of pages, one below the other (ideal for pages to be viewed in a PDF style format), or arranged horizontally, one beside the other, with swipe actions (on touch devices) to navigate from page to page.  Xara Designer Pro X10 supports Responsive Web Design, a technique to create multiple layout variations of the same website optimized for different devices such as mobiles, tablets and desktop computers. The website responds dynamically to the screen size of the viewer (using CSS media queries), presenting the design most appropriate to their device. Xara SmartShapes are a new and innovative way to draw aesthetically attractive shapes on a document, that require no knowledge of any drawing tools, and furthermore, they remain fully customizable. Bundled with this release is a new Photoshop plug-in called PhotoLooks from Red Giant for users wishing to intensify the mood of their photo via various color and lighting effects or adding a popular film look from soft lighting to Hollywood drama. New shadow and highlight controls provide the user with precise editing control over specific areas of their photo that are in deep shadow or bright light. The automatic panorama stitching has been improved to automatically detect the position of stitched images and it also produces higher quality results. This release also includes a new online content catalog, new templates and widgets, support for the automatic rotation of images from iPhones and other cameras with orientation sensors, a new insert menu, improved web presentations, improved import/export support for .doc and .docx files, RTF files. It operates on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1 and requires a minimum 500MB of RAM and 300MB of hard disc space. For more information see  - http://xara.com/designer-pro


Picture Collage Maker 4

Pearl Mountain Technology has released Picture Collage Maker Pro 4.1.2, ( PCM), which is more than an ordinary collage generator with more than 100 professional templates. Collages, scrapbooks, posters, invitations, calendars, and greeting cards – the list is inexhaustible and lets imagination run wild. PCM is a simple-to-use photo collage generator that turns ordinary photos and pictures into stunning keepsakes to share with family and friends. With just a few clicks, you can create collages, scrapbooks, posters, invitations, calendars, and greeting cards. 
PCM comes with a library of professionally-drawn templates that offer you a wide variety of photo layouts and backgrounds for your collage. In addition to traditional frames, the PCM has masks that you can apply to each individual picture, allowing you to change the shape of each image. It's easy to add text, in any color or size, anywhere on your collage. You can personalize your creation by adding clip-art, text, calendar, background. It allows you to resize, rotate and position all the elements to make collage crafting intuand fun. Photo craft may be performed in three simple steps. A library of professionally drawn templates and enhanced alignment tools make it possible to meet this scheme: select a photo layout, pick the images, drag and drop them into the project and choose between saving in different formats, printing it out instantly or sharing it by email. Moreover, the project can be resized and set as special wallpaper. Even the beginner user can take advantage of this variety of Picture Collage Maker Pro functions. The process of editing these artistic looking collages is quick and the work can be made easily and even automatically in case the user tries helpful template and grid collage wizards. PCM is compatible with Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7.  Pearl Mountain Software, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is now a renowned software company specializing in the development of multipurpose software for digital scrapbooking, photo collage creation, and calendar and greeting cards making.
Product Website: http://www.picturecollagesoftware.com/ 
Examples of templates: http://www.picturecollagesoftware.com/samples.html
All-in-One Slideshow:


Artensoft Photo Collage Maker - review

Artensoft Photo Collage Maker brings new life into digital photo collection by turning pictures into stunning collages. With Artensoft Photo Collage Maker, you can turn the image into a perfect photo collage. All you need to create an impressive photo collage is a master image, a preferably large library of cell images, Artensoft Photo Collage Maker and a few mouse clicks. Artensoft Photo Collage Maker uses sophisticated algorithms to mix and match existing cell images in order to create a piece of art. Artensoft Photo Collage Maker uses advanced mix-and-match to assemble a perfect photo collage out of a number of different images. 
Five Steps to Turn a Picture into a Piece of Art
Turning an ordinary snapshot into a piece of art can be done in five easy steps. Use Artensoft Photo Collage Maker to do the following:
 1. Choose Master Image (this is the base image that’ll be seen from afar)
 2. Pick your Tiles by selecting one or more folders with pictures (the more the better)
 3. Click to make the photo collage. You can go full auto or become creative with the many available configuration settings.
 4. Review and adjust your photo collage to ultimate perfection. You can replace tiles as needed.
 5. Choose resolution and save your new photo collage as a JPEG, BMP, TIFF, or PNG file.
Tweaking of photo collage maker Artensoft Photo Collage Maker comes with lots and lots of things you can tweak, change or adjust to unleash your creativity. The many advanced settings and manual adjustments allow building photo collages to satisfy the most demanding taste. Artensoft Photo Collage Maker works completely stand-alone, and does not require any other software or third-party tools. A reasonably modern Windows PC is all that you need to turn your pictures into stunning photo collages.
More information on the product-website:
and in my All-in-One Slideshow-review ( build from the official documentation of the program ):


KRITA - review

Krita - krita.org - is a bitmap imaging suite included as an integrated part of KOffice. Krita is a KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end-to-end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters, is available for Linux and Windows.
KOffice is an integrated office suite based on the KDE libraries. KOffice currently includes All KOffice components work together, and users can embed every KOffice component into any other KOffice component by using the KParts object model.
Krita can be used for a range of image creation ranging from natural media painting, sketching and photo editing. It supports many image formats, colour modes and profiles.
- Natural media paint tools
- Non destructive filter layers
- Filter brushes
- Ability to combine both bitmap and vector art
- Highly configurable interface
- CMYK, LAB and other colour modes
- A highly flexible brush engine
- Tight integration with the rest of the Koffice suite.
Short in more detail:
- Krita has a user-friendly interface. In Settings you can choose the color theme, which toolbars and dockers you want to use and edit the keyboard shortcuts. You can save a given set of dockers as a workspace and switch between them.
- File Formats Supported:
Saves to: .kra, OpenRaster document, PSD image, PPM, PGM, PBM, PNG, JPEG-2000, JPEG, BMP Windows, XBM, TIFF, EXR, PDF.
Import: .kra, EXR, OpenRaster document, PSD image, Gimp image, PPM, PGM, PBM, PNG, JPEG-2000, PDF, ODG draw, BMP Windows, XPM, GIF, XBM, Krita Flipbook, Adobe DNG negative and Camera RAW.
- Krita has pixel, smudge, duplicate, filter, hairy, hatching, texture, chalk, color smudge, curve, deform, dyna, experiment (Alchemy), grid, particle, sketch and spray brushes.
- Brush settings can be saved as presets and shared.
- Krita has raster graphics and vector tools.
- Dockers or palettes are basic gui building blocks. Krita has the following dockers availables: preset selector, layer management, channel management, various color selectors, tool options, shape selector, composition docker, undo history, pattern selector, task sets, scripts and various dockers for working with vector objects.
- Krita has the following filters: levels, color adjustment curves, brightness/contrast curve, desaturate, invert, auto contrast, HSV adjustment, pixelize, raindrops, oil paint, gaussian blur, motion blur, blur, lens blur, color to alpha, color transfer, minimize channel, maximize channel, top/left/bottom/right edge detection, sobel,  sharpen, mean removal, unsharp mask, gaussian noise removal, wavelet noise reducer, emboss horizontal only/in all directions/(laplacian)/vertical only/with variable depth/horizontal and vertical, small tiles, round corners, phong bumpmap, rotative blur, zigzag, mosaic, ray, wave expansion, seamlesser, planes, central absorption, mirror impose, random noise, anti bullify, tunel2, caleidoscope, slices, sphere, stereographic projection, contraction, sectorize, sea, lens correction, roundify, hipno, tunnel, bullify, random pick, droste, ripples.
- Krita has raster layers, vector layers, filter layers, programmatically generated layers, group layers and file-backed layers. Layers can have transparency, filter and local selection masks. 
- Generators create pixels and can be used in generator layers. 
- Krita supports the following color models for creating and editing images:
RGBA, Gray, CMYKA, Law, YCbCr, XYZ in 8 bits integer, 16 bits integer, 16 bits floating point, 32 bits floating point.


What’s New in Exposure 6

Odkaz na All-in-One Slideshow-review programu Exposure 6, najdete na adrese uvedené pod testem!
Exposure 6 delivers all the powerful functionality of creative focus and lens simulation program, Bokeh. So you can now draw attention to your subject by manipulating focus, vignette and depth of field. Exposure 6 automatically displays full-sized instant previews as you mouse over to help you quickly experiment and define your look. The propcessing engine is rewritten to make it lightning fast. No need to squint at tiny preview windows or click and wait for the image to render. Exposure 6 features an updated user interface with a cleaner layout for improved aesthetics and quicker navigation. The standard background has darker gray color to facilitate editing of both color and B&W images. The preset browser now offers a list view as well as optional thumbnails for a more visual experience. Exposure 6 supports a brand new basic control panel containing sliders to tweak your image’s exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, clarity, vibrance and saturation for faster editing and less reliance on other programs. This will give finer creative control over images. Exposure 6 includes many new lighting effects such as realistic sun flare, and authentic vintage borders. You can now import your own custom borders and textures and share them across multiple computers too. Exposure 6 now supports Apple retina displays for unsurpassable image quality. 

More on the product web-sitewww.alienskin.com/exposure/
104 slides in the All-in-One Slideshow-review - click HERE.
( http://www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews2/exposure6/ )

Movavi Photo Editor

Movavi Photo Editor helps you remove any unwanted element from your photos in one click! Say goodbye to shadows, power lines, and random people in your pictures – don’t let them spoil your perfect shot ever again. You can use use picture editor app instead of complex professional-grade photo editing software to get perfect images without any hint of manipulation.
Supported formats
BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, JPEG-LS, JPEG-LS (write only), LJPEG (write only), PNG, GIF (not animated), TIFF, DPX, EXR (read only), PAM, PBM, PCX, PGM, PGMYUV, PPM, PTX, SGI, Sun Rasterfile, Truevision Targa, WebP, XBM, XFace, XWD.
More on the product-web-site
All-in-One Slideshow-review: HERE