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1 month ago08-11 00:52 by FC Portables
Zerene Stacker is a “focus stacking” program designed specifically for challenging macro subjects and discerning photographers. Of course it works great with simpler subjects, close-ups, and landscapes also! This subject is a common fruit fly, as seen through a 100X microscope. Individual image on the left, stacked result on the right. Why use it?
Zerene Stacker has several advantages over other commonly used stacking programs:  - Highest quality output images, especially in difficult cases - Accurate and robust alignment and interpolation - Advanced stacking algorithms - Clean handling of hairs and bristles – no halos or contour lines - Preserves low contrast detail and avoids “stacking mush” with deep stacks- Fast and flexible retouching makes it easy to combine the best features of multiple algorithms as well as original frames- Retouching supported by all versions, even at the lowest price- Supports 8- and 16-bit input and output files- Can generate stereo and 3-D rocking animations from a single stack, even for difficult subjects with structural overlaps and bristles.- Fully utilizes modern multi-core processors and multi-processor computers

2 months ago08-08 02:00 by FC Portables
Adobe Photoshop is one of the best bitmap editing programs available on the market. In its latest version the Photoshop CC it comes as part of Creative Cloud, whilst the previous version Photoshop CS6 was available in Creative Suite. Adobe Photoshop software redefines digital imaging with powerful new photography tools and breakthrough capabilities for complex image selections, realistic painting, and intelligent retouching. Enjoy cross-platform 64-bit support and a wide range of workflow enhancements.
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 is part of the Creative Cloud. Therefore, it is available to users all the latest updates, and access to new versions available from the time of their release. Publishing capabilities in the cloud allow organize your files on multiple computers. Through integration with the Behance can share their projects with other users directly from the program Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 and receive instant feedback on their work from designers all over the world.Overall Adobe Photoshop CC features:
• Revolutionary new features, a fluid user experience, and improved access to the unrivaled power of Photoshop• A more intuitive user interface and new nondestructive editing features that put you in control, including the new Adjustments and Masks panels• Content-Aware Scaling – advanced auto-blending that extends depth of field, and industry-leading editing and compositing with reengineered color-correction tools• Significant productivity enhancements that provide increased flexibility and enable you to leverage the power of today’s faster graphics processors• Breakthrough 3D editing and compositing capabilities and improved video controls to dramatically expand your creative options• Comprehensive image analysis with enhanced measurement and counting tools, as well as support for DICOM images and MATLAB processing routines  

2 months ago08-07 21:07 by FC Portables
Have you saved your videos or your movies on your computer and now you would like to watch it on your TV? Of course, you could burn the video on a DVD-disc, but in most cases the image quality will suffer. You think, there might be a better solution? The solution is CinemaHD.
CinemaHD converts your videos and movies in a way that they will be displayed optimal on your respective device. Additionally, you can choose comfortably your device from a list. Furthermore, the software converts your videos to high definition and achieves the best possible resolution. The background of this innovative performance is the ODU-technology (Object Detection Upscaling), which is able to resolve scaling errors and scaling artifacts visibly and better than common methods from Spline or Lanczos. With only a few mouse clicks you can create HD-files out of DVD-videos (or single chapters).CinemaHD offers numerous settings in order to achieve an optimal conversion for your device. You can decide about the quality of the conversion and if a lower quality is fine, you can save memory space. Additionally, you can select the resolution of your converted video file. Under “Audio settings” you can select channel, bit rate and sample rate. In order that your selected settings for resolution and frame rate are displayed identically on every device, you can choose in your last step, if you want to keep your settings. The change of the settings affects the bit rate and the file size of your output file.Is the adjustment of advanced settings too complex? Then CinemaHD will select these automatically and converts your video file optimal for your respective device. The created files can be played on numerous devices, e.g. Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Apple TV, DVD-players, MPEG-4-players, hard disc players, streaming-clients, Home Theatre PCs and others.  

2 months ago08-06 14:00 by FC Portables
openCanvas is a painting software dedicated to Windows Operating System, that is suitable to beginners to advanced users. Equipped with analog-like brush strokes and functional yet user-friendly interface, openCanvas has the higher basic performance and the unique "Event" function that enables to record and replay the drawing procedure. Various functions and excellent performance of openCanvas strongly support visualizing your creativity. Enjoy creating an illustration with openCanvas!
Various BrushesThere are various brush types, such as a pen gives a hard line, a watercolor brush mixes colors, and many more.FilterMultifunction filter enables to visualize a complicated expression by hand. You can easily apply effects to an illustration by using a filter.TransformTransform is used not only to scale and rotate but also to skew and distort an illustration freely.Layer Mode22 types of Layer Mode let you express an unlimited possibility.TextThe editable Text Layer enables you to design various texts.Sharpen LevelThe lag caused by Sharpen Level has been improved by algorithmic correction. Smoother and more stabilized brush stroke is available.HandDisplay control tools (move/rotate/scale) are concentrated in one spot, therefore it is more convenient than ever.Event FunctionEvent function records the drawing procedure and replays it. You can see the illustration from the beginning to the end as if someone is drawing right at this moment.RulerRuler lets you easily draw parallel lines, concentric circle, and concentrated lines. Perspective ruler helps you to draw background scene and buildings.Compatible to PSD formatopenCanvas is compatible to PSD(Photoshop) format.User InterfaceYou can customize the interface by positioning or docking pallet windows however you like.Layer SetLayer Set is a folder where you can place your multiple layers for more organization.  

2 months ago08-05 20:59 by FC Portables
n-Track Studio 7 turns your PC into an easy to use multitrack audio recording studio. Record, edit, overdub your audio tracks, apply effects, process audio live input, mix and then burn audio CDs or create mp3 files. n-Track is the perfect tool for professional quality audio recording and editing. n-Track Studio is an Audio and MIDI Digital Multitrack Recorder that transforms your computer into a powerful audio recording studio. You can record, playback, overdub your audio tracks exploiting the flexibility and power of today's PCs for applying effects, realtime input processing, automated aux channels sends and returns, destructive and non-destructive wave editing. The program supports 24bit-192 khz recording, 64 bit mixing, multiple channels soundcards, live input processing, CD burning, mp3 encoding and much more.
Main n-Track Studio features: Records and plays back a virtually unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracksDirectX, VST and ReWire effects can be added to each channel/trackBuilt-in effects include Reverb, Compression, Parametric & Graphic EQ, Echo, Auto-volume, Pitch Shift, Chorus, Multiband Compression, Spectrum analyzerSupports 16 and 24 bit single and multichannel soundcards at sampling frequencies up to 192 Khz using Asio, WaveRT, WDM, MME and DirectSoundIs compatible with multichannel Asio, WaveRT, WDM and MME audio drivers, which means that n-Track can work with almost any soundcard available today with the lowest possible latencySupports VST Instruments and DirectX Instruments synth plug-ins: sample-accurate MIDI tracks can be sent to VSTi/DXi software MIDI synths, without the need of expensive hardware MIDI synthsSupports surround mixing for creating DVD audio projects using 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 channels surround formatsRealtime Audio effects can be added to each channelAdjust the effect settings and listen to the result in real timeBuilt-in effects include Reverb, Compression, Parametric and Graphic EQ, Echo, Auto-volume, Pitch Shift, Chorus, Multiband Compression, Spectrum analyzerSupports third party DirectX, VST 2.0 and ReWire plug-insSupports 16 and 24 bit single and multichannel soundcards at sampling frequencies up to 192 Khz using Asio, WaveRT, WDM, MME and DirectSoundSupports VST Instruments and DirectX Instruments synth plug-ins: sample-accurate MIDI tracks can be sent to VSTi/DXi software MIDI synths, without the need of expensive hardware MIDI synthsinput processing allows to process with plug-ins live signals. Record the dry (unprocessed) signal while processing and reprocess the recording later - i.e. play a guitar through a distortion plug-in then change the distortion after the recording!Supports surround mixing for creating DVD audio projects using 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 channels surround formatsEach audio track includes a 20 bands parametric EQ with graphical frequency response view, a full spectrum analyzer and an automatic instrument tunerUp to 32 aux channels with fully automated sends & returnsMultiple input and output soundcards or more than one soundcard are supported: you can record multiple tracks at a time and output to more than one stereo output. Each output channels has its own master channel effects and volume controSupports technology by Propellerhead Software AB: signals from other programs (such as Reason, Ableton Live, Fruityloops and many others) can be mixed in realtime with n-Track's own channelsImports and exports .wav, .mp3, .wma, .mid, .ogg, .flac, .aiff, .cda, .sng, .sgw audio filesImports and exports EDL multitrack song files for exchanging songs with other multitrack programsSync to other programs or external devices using SMPTE/MTC or MIDI Clock sync, acting either as master or slaveLoads and saves MIDI tracks to standard MIDI filesVideos (AVI, MPEG) can be played in sync with the song in a dedicated video playback windowVolume, pan, aux sends & returns and effects parameters can be automated: you can program fade-in/outs, cross fades, boost the volume of a track when there is a solo etc.Once finished recording the whole song, you can mixdown all the tracks into a single wav file and to use it to record an audio CD track using a CD recorder or to distribute the song via internet using the built-in mp3 encoder.  

2 months ago08-05 14:19 by FC Portables
Collection of drivers from SamLab for all 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems from Windows 2000 to Windows 8.1 Update 1, including server platforms. 
As the shell-installer to auto-detect your hardware and automatically install the necessary drivers use special programs: DriverPack Solution 14.8 Revision 418 / Drivers Installer Assistant 6.4.28 / Snappy Driver Installer 0.1.109 / DriverX 3.05 + wrapper for the backup drivers Drivers Backup Solution 3.90. 21. The collection includes the most current drivers on the release date collected personally SamLab. Do not confuse this package with the driver-packs of Bashrat'a - these drivers are newer and more stable. SamLab long been a member of the team Bashrat has the ability to know about all the problems of a similar driver packs to create its own set of the most comprehensive and peaceful!Additional Information:Drivers for touchpads and other input devices of the driver packs DP_Touchpad_HHH installed only under the personal supervision and only in the shell DPS.All of these devices have the same ID - controls what put us on the touchpad in the name of the pack and notebook vendor in the name of the folder with the drivers.Still the same identifiers are found in the drivers for sound cards and tuners - install only drivers, which company your device.Included in the collection of driver packs:DP_Biometric_14072.7zDP_Bluetooth_14081.7zDP_CardReader_14074.7zDP_Chipset_14081.7zDP_LAN_Intel_14074.7zDP_LAN_Others_14081.7zDP_LAN_Realtek_14081.7zDP_MassStorage_14081.7zDP_Misc_14081.7zDP_Modem_14060.7zDP_Monitor_14081.7zDP_Printer_14060.7zDP_Sound_ADI_14060.7zDP_Sound_CMedia_14073.7zDP_Sound_Conexant_14072.7zDP_Sound_Creative_14073.7zDP_Sound_IDT_14060.7zDP_Sound_Others_14060.7zDP_Sound_VIA_14072.7zDP_Sounds_HDMI_14062.7zDP_Sounds_Realtek_14081.7zDP_Telephone_14074.7zDP_Touchpad_Alps_14063.7zDP_Touchpad_Cypress_14060.7zDP_Touchpad_Elan_14072.7zDP_Touchpad_Others_14073.7zDP_Touchpad_Synaptics_14071.7zDP_TV_Aver_14073.7zDP_TV_Beholder_14060.7zDP_TV_DVB_14060.7zDP_TV_Others_14060.7zDP_Vendor_14074.7zDP_Video_AMD_14063.7zDP_Video_Intel_14064.7zDP_Video_nVIDIA_14081.7zDP_Video_Others_14074.7zDP_Video_Server_14072.7zDP_WebCam_14081.7zDP_WLAN_14081.7zDP_xUSB_14081.7zSystem requirements:Any version of Windows from XP to 8.1 (32bit-64bit)Image ChecksumCRC32: C14D09F3MD5: C287A3C8D2E4702D57D8D3E31D55FF5DSHA-1: 3BDD6E1DEF5857BB7D333EA30F42A6C5C94A8102Release Date: August 2014  

2 months ago08-04 18:00 by FC Portables
Expand what you can do with your digital photos! With a comprehensive set of features, Comic Life 3 gives you numerous ways to explore your creativity - liven up holiday snaps, tell a story, even create how-to guides! This latest version of plasq’s award winning photo comic creation software is funner, easier and better for kids and ... big kids! Comic Life 3 adds powerful new features without losing its legendary ease of use that has made it so popular with everyone. 
Comic Life 3 adds powerful new features without losing its legendary ease of use that has made it so popular with everyone.New Features
Introduces full template support.Meaning you get a great head start on your projects!Spell checker support.Make sure those tricky words are spelled correctly with the intergrated spell checker!PDF exportsNow you can easily export to the popular PDF format!Advanced balloon control.Raises your comics to the next levelAdvanced text flowfor precision layoutPredefined and freeform shapesfor more creative expressionEnhanced user interface that preserves ease of usewhile providing quick access to more advanced featuresMore comic fonts and panel layouts are includedfor more customization and funImproved page numbering systemfor easy placement and defining starting number  

2 months ago08-04 11:02 by FC Portables
Record, edit, and create audio content with Adobe Audition's comprehensive toolset, including waveform, spectral display, and multitrack. This powerful sound editing program is designed to accelerate audio and video production workflows and deliver the highest standards for audio quality.
Create and deliver beautiful audio using more connected tools and dozens of new features including Sound Remover which can eliminate unwanted sounds from an entire file just by analyzing a small selection. Adobe Audition CC gives you access to new features as soon as theyre released and is integrated with other Adobe video tools for smooth start-to-finish audio and video production.
The 2014 release of Adobe Audition CC provides support for 5.1 Dolby Digital and 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio content, enhanced multitrack editing features, and several enhancements to make your audio editing experience more enriching than before.
and much more ...  

2 months ago08-02 14:22 by FC Portables
WinUtilities is an award winning collection of tools to optimize and speedup your system performance. This suite contains utilities to clean registry, temporary files on your disks, erase your application and internet browser history, cache and cookies. It also supports to defragment your disk drives and improve computer performance and stability. Built-in StartUp Cleaner allows you to control startup programs that load automatically with windows, find duplicate files, fix broken shortcuts and uninstall unneeded software. Other features include secure file deletion, recycle bin shredding, system maintenance tasks scheduling and undelete deleted files.
WinUtilities Pro is a system tweaking suite that includes more than 20 tools to improve and tweak your PC's performance. It offers an attractive and easy to use interface that organizes all tasks into categories and provides graphical statistics whenever possible. The tools include Junk File Cleaner, Registry Cleaner, Memory Optimizer, System Information, Registry Backup, File Encryption, Safe Uninstaller, Duplicate File Finder, File Shredder and much more. WinUtilities also includes an Internet Tracks Eraser with Cookie Manager and Secure Deletion. Overall, a great bundle that offers a wide range of system tools with extra benefits which are not easy to find.KEY BENEFITS
Disk DefragDefragment your disks and improve computer performance and stabilityFile UndeleteRecovers deleted files on NTFS and FAT volumes.Disk CleanerCleans disks from information that clogs your system and reduces the performance of your computer.Registry CleanerScans the Windows registry and finds incorrect or obsolete information in the Windows Registry.Startup CleanerHelps you to easily manage program execution at windows startup.History CleanerErases all traces of activity on your computer, save spaces and protect your privacy.File SplitterSplits any type of file into smaller pieces and rejoin them to the original file.File ShredderErases files and make sure that no data thief can get his hands on your sensitive data.EXE ProtectorProtects any Windows executable file with a secure password.Memory OptimizerOptimizes the Memory Management of Windows. No special configuration is needed, Memory Optimizer will auto configure itself.Duplicate Files FinderHelps you to free disk space by finding and removing duplicate files from your system.Shortcuts FixerProvides you with an easy way to address the invalid shortcuts and reports back to you so that you can remove it from your system.Process ManagerAllows you to check your system's performance and manage the running processes.Uninstall ManagerManages the programs installed on your system and uninstall unneeded software.System InformationShows you the detailed information for your computer hardware and software.Registry Backup&RestoreBack up and restore the Windows Registry.Registry SearchSearchs the Windows Registry by a specific wildcard. then you can delete or export them.BHO RemoverManages the BHOs that are currently installed.Auto ShutdownSchedules your computer for log off, stand by, hibernate, or shutdown at a specific time.Windows ToolsProvides you an easy way to launch the utilities build in Windows.System ControlOrganizes and manage your Windows SettingsTask SchedulerConfigures the cleaning tasks that take place automatically.  

2 months ago08-01 21:35 by FC Portables
PreSonus Notion is famed for outstanding playback sounds, speedy workflow, compatibility, and ease of use, and it's the only notation software that works with a standalone iPad app. It offers powerful features for scoring to picture. And it costs a fraction of what those slow, bloated, overcomplicated scoring programs soak you for. That’s why Notion 5 is the best notation software for composers, performers, producers, worship teams, arrangers, orchestrators, educators, and music students.
Hear Your Music Played by World-Class Musicians.Notion gives you by far the best playback of any notation product, including orchestral samples recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. But that’s just the beginning of its playback features.Interactive Tools Make Entry Fast and Intuitive.Enter notes with ease using Notion 5’s interactive fretboard, keyboard, and drum pad. Choose chords from a generous chord library (enhanced in version 5), and create your own chords.Truly Cross Platform.Create a score in Notion for Mac or Windows—then continue to work on it in Notion for iPad. Or start with the iPad and transfer to your Mac or Windows computer for in-depth editing. No other notation software can do this.Picture This.If you compose to picture, Notion 5 is your new best friend.Plays Well with Others.In addition to working well with VST instruments and transferring to and from iPad, Notion offers support for standard file formats—and ReWire.Capture MIDI Parts and Edit Them with Your Score.Recording and editing MIDI data is easy in Notion. Viewing MIDI and standard notation together makes the experience special.Every Bit Helps.Here’s a bit of good news: Notion 5 can run with 64-bit or 32-bit addressing on Mac and Windows. It works great with Windows 8 touchscreens and Mac Retina displays, too.Don’t Just Play Your Music: Perform and Produce it, Too.Notion 5 enables you to perform your scores live and even offers features you expect in a digital audio workstation—including PreSonus plug-ins!  

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