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VueScan Scanner Software

Macro authors must be working on some really cool projects as there haven’t been as many new releases recently. Since there aren’t any new macros to write about, I’m going to deviate a bit today and talk about scanning software. When you buy a scanner, it typically comes with software …

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Sumatra PDF

Most users have Adobe Reader installed on their computers as a way to read PDF file. You may have noticed that it is updated quite often to patch various security holes. The worst thing is that users rarely use the features that allow the holes to appear in the first …

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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 5 Offered For Free

Just in case you are reading this well after the original posting, the deal I’m going to describe expires on November 24, 2011. Whew, that should save me a lot of questions some time in the future. I’ve written about Xara Photo & Graphic Designer in the past. Most recently …

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Color Cop

I loved it when CorelDRAW X5 gave us eyedroppers in almost every place you need to choose colors. Yet there are times I’m working in other programs and need to select a color. Color Cop allows you to select colors from anything you can see on screen. It will give …

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Ridiculously Easy Backup From Rebit

How often do you backup your computer? Are you one of the users who blindly depend on auto-save and make backup on save functions in CorelDRAW? If you answered yes to the latter, you are skating on thin ice. And if your answer to the former was “I’m not sure” …

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Dynamic Auto-Painter

Ever since I first saw Corel Painter, I thought it was really cool how a photo could be turned into a painting. When I first saw Painter (it was made by Fractal Design back then), it was many years before digital photography came on the scene. That was also long …

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Stickies for Your Computer

If anyone sees my desk, they would think I’m not very organized. I agree that it typically has a pile of stuff on it. Part of that is a series of sticky notes to remind me of some tidbit of information. Now I need to think a little bit differently …

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Greenshot Free Screenshot Tool

I take a huge number of screenshots every year and I rely almost entirely on the PrintScreen and Alt + PrintScreen shortcut keys to create them. CorelDRAW includes Corel Capture, though I’ve never found it particularly useful. You may want to try a product called Greenshot as it includes features …

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Nero 11 Series of Products

I can’t remember when I started using Nero Burning ROM to create CDs and DVDs. It was many years ago. As the product has evolved, the number of features has grown and other iterations of the product have emerged. Nero has just released the v11 series of products and each …

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SpaceSniffer Helps You Declutter Your Hard Drive

A year ago you put a huge file on your hard drive and soon forgot all about it. Now the space on the drive is running a bit low and you are wondering how to recover some of the space. The first step is trying to find the files taking …

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