IrfanView – FreeFile Review

FFR-2015IrfanView-headerIf I were to describe IrfanView in a few words, I would classify it as a graphics viewer/editor, but it is much more than that. Among it’s most notable features is screen capture, icon creation, and batch editing. Plug-ins greatly expand it’s functionality with things such as video player, CD/DVD burning, and slideshow creation.

IrfanView is most effective when used as your system graphics viewer. This is the program that will open to view any graphics file that you click on. Why is this awesome? IrfanView is fast. It supports a ton of formats. It is a first class, simple photo editor. Click on a JPG (or any supported format) and it opens instantly in a photo editor – ready to edit. This function is easy to enable during installation; select the “Images only” button on the ‘associate extensions’ page.

The photo editing controls are rather basic, but give give excellent results. A basic drawing function is included. Program menus and options are extensive and may confuse the new user, but seasoned users will appreciate all of the options. IrfanView is only available for Windows.

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I give IrfanView my highest recommendation. I love its speed and basic photo editing functions. In 1999, I first used it to create an icon, and soon learned that it made an excellent system graphics viewer. I have been using it daily for 16 years and consider it an essential part of Windows. Go get it today.
Download IrfanView HERE

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BLITAB – A Tablet For Blind People

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From BLITAB’s site –

BLITAB is the world’s first tactile tablet for blind and visually impaired people. It is like an e-book, which instead of using a screen, displays small physical bubbles. They rise and fall on demand, as a result, one entire page can be read, or written via a Braille Perkins Keyboard. For the first time, readers can have an overview of an entire document.

They are currently accepting pre-orders. Go to BLITAB’s site.

Meet Blosom The World’s Tallest Cow [video]

Bangladeshi Ship Breakers [pics]

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Just a few photos of large ships being disassembled for scrap on the coast of Bangladesh. The working conditions seem brutal.

Check out the ship breakers HERE.

 

Lucky Iron Fish – Unorthodox Cure For Anemia

Lucky_Iron_FishWired reports –

It looks like a trinket a tourist might pick up as a quaint souvenir, but this fish has the power to cure anemia. Called the Lucky Iron Fish, the three-inch-long piece of metal functions like a nutritional supplement, only instead of swallowing it, you add it to a simmering pot of food for ten minutes. Doing that can increase the iron content in the diets of users in places like Cambodia, where roughly half of the population suffered from iron-deficiency anemia before Lucky Iron Fish was introduced. The fish just won this year’s Cannes Lion Grand Prix in product design.

Continue reading HERE.

Contribute to the effort HERE.

The Voracious Pitcher Plant [video]

World Class Trolling – ‘Welcome to Cleveland’

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The Journal Sentinal reported –

For 27 years it’s been up there on the flat roof of Mark Gubin’s building in the flight path of Mitchell International Airport. A sign painted in letters 6 feet tall tells people arriving here by air: “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND.”

The trolling part? The sign is actually located 400 miles from Cleveland, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Continue reading HERE.


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