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3D


Agisoft Lens
Agisoft Lens is an automatic lens calibration software, which uses LCD screen as a calibration target. It supports estimation of the full camera calibration matrix, including non-linear distortion coefficients. Estimated calibration parameters can be saved in human readable file format for subsequent use in the software, where precise camera calibration data is required.
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Agisoft StereoScan
Agisoft StereoScan is an easy to use 3D modeling tool for automatic generation of textured 3D models from individual stereo pairs. The stereo pairs are not required to be calibrated or aligned, and can be captured by hand from any generic positions. Based on the close-range photogrammetry methods, StereoScan automatically calibrates the images, including camera positions and lens distortions. Both image alignment and 3D model reconstruction is fully automated.
Download Agisoft StereoScan

Authoring Tools


Sigil
Sigil is a multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format. It is free and open source software under GPLv3. It provide full Unicode support: everything you see in Sigil is in UTF-16 and full EPUB spec support, WYSIWYG editing, support Multiple Views: Book View, Code View and Split View, include Metadata editor with full support for all possible metadata entries (more than 200) with full descriptions for each, table of contents editor, perform advanced automatic conversion of all imported documents to Unicode.
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Ventuz Express
Ventuz Express includes Design, Authoring, Animation and Compositing tools to create state of the art interactive 2D/3D real-time visualizations, installations and presentations. With the Ventuz Express you enter the next level of interactive real-time presentations. This multipurpose design, authoring, and animation program lets you create and design cutting edge interactive 3D real time rendered visualizations without a single line of code.
Download Ventuz Express

Burning


InfraRecorder
InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.
Download InfraRecorder

CAD


DipTrace Free
DipTrace is an affordable PCB design solution with easy-to-learn user interface. DipTrace Free has many features, such as: PCB Layout with powerful autorouter, Schematic Capture, Pattern Editor, Component Editor. DipTrace is the most user friendly software for PCB Designers.
Download DipTrace Free

Codecs


MS Camera Codec Pack
Microsoft Camera Codec Pack enables the viewing of a variety of device-specific file formats in Window Live Photo Gallery as well as other software that is based in Windows Imaging Codecs (WIC). Installing this package will allow supported RAW camera files to be viewable in Windows Explorer.
Download MS Camera Codec Pack

LAV Filters
LAV Filters are a set of open-source DirectShow filters, aimed to eventually replace the better part of the playback chain required to play all and any modern media. LAV Splitter is a Souce Filter/Splitter required to demux the files into their separate elementary streams. LAV Audio and Video Decoder are powerful decoders with a focus on quality and performance, without any compromises.
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x264 Video Codec
x264 Video Codec is a free library for encoding H264 or AVC video streams. Some key features include CAVLC or CABAC, Multi-references, Intra: all macroblock types (16x16, 8x8, and 4x4 with all predictions), Inter P: all partitions (from 16x16 down to 4x4), Inter B: partitions from 16x16 down to 8x8 (including skip or direct), Rate control: optional VBV, single or multipass ABR, constant quantizer, Scene cut detection, Adaptive B-frame placement, B-frames as references or arbitrary frame order, 8x8, and 4x4 adaptive spatial transform, loss-less mode, custom quantization matrices, parallel encoding of multiple slices, and interlacing.
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StarCodec
StarCodec is a codec pack, an installer of codecs for playing media files, which is distributed for free. You can change audio environment option, video quality option during installation. StarCodec x64 is a version for 64-bit Editions of Windows and include 64-bit codecs for 64-bit Media Players. StarCodec x64 can be installed and used with StarCodec 32-bit version. StarCodec x64 can be used in 64-bit Media Players such as Windows Media Player (x64) or Windows Media Center (x64).
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Windows Essentials Codec Pack
Windows Essentials Codec Pack, or WECP for short, is one of the most comprehensive collection of Media Codecs, Filters, Splitters and other tools that will enable you to play 99% of all the movies, music and flash files you download off the internet. WECP also includes a set of powerful filters that can enhance the video quality as well as audio quality and it comes complete with an automatic update service that will keep your computer up-to-date with the latest software upgrades as soon as they become available.
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MediaCoder
MediaCoder is a free universal media transcoder. It integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools in an elegant and transparent manner into an all-in-one transcoding solution.
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K-Lite Codec Pack 64-bit
This is a bundle of 64-bit DirectShow filters that can be used together with 64-bit players, such as Windows Media Center. This pack can co-exist without problems with the regular (32-bit) K-Lite Codec Pack.
Download K-Lite Codec Pack 64-bit

x64 Components
Windows 7 x64 Codecs. This release is designed to compliment the 32bit codec packages. The installation requires the 32bit codec release to be installed as a prerequisite.
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Encoders/Converters


A's Video Converter
This program is a video converter using the same encoder as the AMD Video Converter that AMD has released to the public for the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series and above, and it has the following features.
GPU Encode Acceleration; GPU Decoding (UVD/DXVA); GPU Quality Enhancement, GPU Deinterlacing and GPU Scaling (AVIVO HD); More detail encoder settings than the AMD Video Converter and support custom preset; Up to 8 files transcoding at the same time; Simply movie editor; Batch transcoding and Combine transcoding.
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Kirara Encoder
Kirara Encoder was specially developed as an user-friendly, easy-to-use and handy utility that allows you to encode and convert your multimedia files. The program displays information about the video output in the main interface. Once you are satisfied with your selection, you can click on the start button to start the encoding process. A preview is shown during the encoding process.
Download Kirara Encoder

Flash Players


Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player (formerly Macromedia Flash Player) is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.
Note: The 64-bit Flash Player installer includes both a 32-bit and 64-bit version of Flash Player.
Download Adobe Flash Player

Fractals


Mandelbulber
Mandelbulber is an experimental application that helps to make rendering 3D Mandelbrot fractals much more accessible. A few of the supported 3D fractals: Mandelbulb, Mandelbox, BulbBox, JuliaBulb, Menger Sponge, Quaternion, Trigonometric, Hypercomplex, and Iterated Function Systems (IFS). All of these can be combined into infinite variations with the ability to hybridize different formulas together.
Download Mandelbulber

Graphics


Picturenaut
Picturenaut is a HDR imaging software that enables you to create High Dynamic Range images from your bracketed exposures. Simply select the input images (at least 3) and the program will blend the exposures into a HDR image with automatic exposure correction, image alignment and optional color balancing. You can then further tweak the result by adjusting the tone mapping to create the effect you are looking for.
Download Picturenaut

Photivo
Photivo is a free and open source photo processor. It handles your RAW files as well as your bitmap files in a non-destructive 16 bit processing pipe with gimp workflow integration and batch mode.
Photivo tries to provide the best algorithms available; even if this implies some redundancy.
Download Photivo

ImageMagick
ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images.
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HD View Utilities
The HD View Utilities are a set of tools that help you create stunning HD View images. This package includes a Photoshop plug-in that enables you to export an HD View Web page or a cross-platform Silverlight Deep Zoom page from within Photoshop. Also included is hdmake, which a simple command-line utility that provides the same function for users who don't own Photoshop.
Download HD View Utilities

Blender
Blender is an open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.
Download Blender

GIMP
GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free software raster graphics editor. It is primarily employed as an image retouching and editing tool, in addition to offering freeform drawing.
Download GIMP

Paint.NET
Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows 7 (recommended), or Windows XP SP2, or Windows Vista.
Download Paint.NET

Digitzer
Digitizer will convert any image into a colorized textual representation of that image.
Download Digitzer

Image Editors


Luminance HDR
Luminance HDR is a handy, easy to use software specially designed to offer users a workflow for HDR imaging.
This application supports the following HDR formats:
- OpenEXR (extension: exr);
- Radiance RGBE (extension: hdr);
- Tiff formats: 16bit, 32bit (float) and LogLuv (extension: tiff);
- Raw image formats (extension: various);
- PFS native format (extension: pfs).
Download Luminance HDR

TweakPNG
TweakPNG is an interactive PNG file editor utility that allows you to view and modify some of the meta-information stored in PNG image files. It is not a real image editor or viewer. It does include a simple image viewer, but it only passively displays the current state of the file.
Download TweakPNG

Hugin
A powerful software package for creation and processing of panoramic images. With Hugin you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.
Download Hugin

PngOptimizer
- Clean your PNG files of useless or wrong information.
- Make your PNG files smaller.
- Convert into PNG other lossless image formats (BMP, GIF, TGA).
- Create PNG screenshots and make them easily available.
- Perform all those tasks in the simpliest and most productive way.
Download PngOptimizer

Image Composite Editor
MS Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. You shoot a set of overlapping photographs of a scene from a single location, and Image Composite Editor creates a high-resolution panorama incorporating all your images at full resolution. Then save your stitched panorama in a wide variety of formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to multi-resolution tiled formats.
Download Image Composite Editor

XnConvert
XnConvert is an easy image converter for graphic files, photos and images available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux.
It supports more than 400 file formats (jpeg, tiff, png, gif, camera raw, jpeg2000, WebP, OpenEXR, ...). You can resize, add a watermark, change contrast, brightness or gamma, apply filters and many other things.
Download XnConvert

ArtSage
ArtSage is a small graphics viewer. It displays the image files (JPG etc.) in a folder tree.
Features and Options:
- Slideshow (slideshow, timer, windowed/fullscreen/wallpaper, stay on top)
- Transparency (blend, opacity)
- Loop (loop/pause/exit, reshuffle)
- Sort (forward/reverse/random, tree/name/date, case sensitive)
- Navigate (next/previous w/gears, first, last, current, next/prev folder, mousewheel)
- Scroll (mouse, arrow keys w/ gears, autoscroll)
- View (exhibit/favorites/desktop/archive, image folder, link target)
- Exhibit (folder, refresh, subfolders, hidden folders, autorefresh)
- Formats (bmp, emf, gif, ico, jpg, png, tif)
- Find (find/filter/exclude, find next, landscape/portrait, bookmark, goto)
- Favorites (send shortcut/copy, favorites folder, shortcut/copy to desktop)
- Archive (move to archive, confirm, archive folder, log)
- Catalog (thumbsize, hide viewer, show on launch)
- Standard Catalog (navigation, sort, find, block recycle/archive/favorite)...
Download ArtSage

Image Composite Editor
MS Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. You shoot a set of overlapping photographs of a scene from a single location, and Image Composite Editor creates a high-resolution panorama incorporating all your images at full resolution.
Download Image Composite Editor

Image Viewers


Imagine
Imagine is a lightweight, fast, and easy to use image viewer with basic graphics and animation edit features. Other features include viewing internals of compressed files (ZIP, RAR, 7Z files, etc), screen capture, batch conversion, thumbnail browser, and slideshow.
Download Imagine

Panoply
Panoply is an utility that enable user to plot raster image. Depending on the data, it can draw global longitude-latitude images or pole-to-pole latitude-vertical images. Panoply is a cross-platform application which plots geo-gridded arrays from netCDF, HDF and GRIB datasets. Panoply requires that your computer have a Java SE 6 runtime environment, or better, installed.
Download Panoply

FSPViewer
FSPViewer is an easy-to-use viewer designed for equirectangular (spherical) panoramic images. The application also features a built-in speed tester. FSPViewer is designed for viewing local (hard-disk, network or CD) high resolution panoramic images at full screen and with very high image quality. It uses advanced interpolation algorithms to show you smooth images without losing sharpness. It supports hotspots so you can create virtual tours.
Download FSPViewer

ModernView
With ModernView watching or presenting images looks professional and is fun too thanks to a modern graphics card and a simple, consistent and efficient user interface. ModernView can zoom and scroll large images extremely softly and smoothly without delay or compromising image quality (e.g. by reducing resolution or skipping necessary on-the-fly image filtering). It opens all common Windows image formats, offers a full screen mode with full functionality and supports also dual monitors. 2D Scrollbar panning, selection zooming and a magnifier are nice-to-have features as well.
Download ModernView

FastPreview
FastPreview was created in need of a usable 'PicaView' replacement which was discontinued at the time.
It is now a pretty handy tool to display images in a fast manner and is an alternative to the functionality Windows has built-in.
Furthermore people that want to display metadata attached to images will love it.
Download FastPreview

MicroDicom
MicroDicom is application for primary processing and preservation of medical images in DICOM format. It is equipped with most common tools for manipulation of DICOM images and it has an intuitive user interface. It also has the advantage of being free for use and accessible to everyone.
Download MicroDicom

RadiAnt Viewer
Simple, lightweight and efficient freeware DICOM medical image viewer.
Download RadiAnt Viewer

Image Resizers


FreeSizer
FreeSizer is an easy to use tool to quickly create resized copies of your pictures that can be sent by email or uploaded to the web. Simply drag and drop one or more photos into the list, select a resizing profile and click a button! No need to fiddle with height, width and compression settings - FreeSizer comes pre-configured for most popular uses.
Download FreeSizer

Image Resizer
This is a clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP - a PowerToy that allows you to right-click on one or more image files in Windows Explorer to resize them.
Download Image Resizer

Image Thumbnail Generator


Media Preview
Fed up with Windows Explorer not always showing thumbnails for all of your video files? Then get Media Preview for free.
By default, Windows only supports the media file formats developped by Microsoft or for Quicktime, and ignores other popular media formats. Third-party media players fill the gap in terms of playback but usually let the preview functionality on the side-road. Media Preview is here to bring to your computer the full preview capabilities for all of your media files.
Download Media Preview

SageThumbs
SageThumbs is a powerful shell extension allowing to preview enormous amount of image formats directly in Windows Explorer by using Pierre-e Gougelet's GFL library (XnView's author).
Download SageThumbs

Mystic Thumbs 1.98 (last freeware version)
The definitive image thumbnail generator for Windows Explorer.
MysticThumbs generates thumbnails of many image types not natively supported by Windows. It does this transparently and in the background for Explorer so you don't have to run a seperate application to preview your images.
It is a native Windows Explorer plugin which means you don't have to do anything other than install it. This means you don't have any new interfaces to learn, think about or otherwise deal with.
Download Mystic Thumbs

Movie Organizers


Double Feature
Double Feature is a simple movie organizer for Windows, designed for small and medium-sized collections. Features:
- Clean and simple interface
- Automatic info
- Search
- Lists and smartlists...
Download Double Feature

Photo Albums


jAlbum
JAlbum is a long-time favorite Web album generator. There's no wizard to direct you through the process, but a quick look through the menus will be enough to get you started creating image collections online. To begin, specify the original image folder, set the album-destination folder, select the images, and generate the album - it's really not more complicated than that. Using the integrated FTP client, you can upload your album to your Web site or you can use the integrated Web server to serve your album from your computer.
Download jAlbum

Photo Tools


DenoiseMyImage
DenoiseMyImage allows you to remove digital noise from your photos while preserving edges. Noise can be caused by low light conditions, high iso, small (and dense) camera chip. DenoiseMyImage eases your work, as it does not require a noise profile to get a perfect photo. The control of the application is straight forward, simple and intuitive. Freeware version - one core support, no GPU acceleration, no batch denoising.
Download DenoiseMyImage

delaboratory
delaboratory is a free software color correction utility. It allows you to modify color/contrast of your photo in a creative way - by peforming non-destructive operations in different colorspaces with floating-point precision per channel.
Download delaboratory

AmoK Exif Sorter
AmoK Exif Sorter is the easy but powerful solution for renaming your photos. All pictures of a digital camera can be renamed by AmoK Exif Sorter based on the pictures' metadata (EXIF and IPTC). Meta data are stored in every picture automatically by the camera. The data include information about the date when the picture was taken (year, month, day, hour, second) but also information about camera model, aperture, exposure, picture's size, and many more.
Download AmoK Exif Sorter

Video


VirtualDub
VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms, licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters. VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.
Download VirtualDub

MCEBuddy
MCEBuddy takes your LARGE Digital Video Recorder recording (and other video) files and makes them small saving you disk space. It also removes commercials and converts your recordings into formats that are usable on other systems and portable devices. It does all of this automatically in the background with a minimum of fuss and little technical knowledge required.
Download MCEBuddy

Motion Man
Motion Man is an open-source video conversion tool that converts video between multiple file formats such as AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG, VOB, WMV, RM, MKV, etc.
Features:
- multiple video conversion (multi-threading)
- multiple video file formats supported (AVI/MOV/FLV/MPEG/VOB/WMV/RM/MKV/etc)
- multiple audio file formats supported (AAC/MP3/WAV/OGG/WMA)
- 25+ video presets for multiple devices
- burn to disc (CD/DVD)
- video playback.
Download Motion Man

FAVC
FAVC is a GUI that enables you to easily make DVDs from video files. It takes one, or more, video files and produces a dvd folder ready to be burned to a dvd disc that should play in any regular dvd player. FAVC uses several pieces of free software to accomplish its task.
Download FAVC

Video Players


VLC
VLC media player is a free and open source media player and multimedia framework written by the VideoLAN project. VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats.
Download VLC

PotPlayer
PotPlayer is a comprehensive video and audio player. PotPlayer is a much improved/faster version of KMPlayer, including ffdshow and some other stuff to connect to a Korean-only video/chat network. It supports seamless playback (up to 1000 AVI/WMV/MKV/MPG files at once, mixed containers are allowed), auto-resume on the last 200 opened files, has fully configurable XML skin files and also a D3D exclusive mode.
Download PotPlayer

Fennec
Fennec is a high quality (64-bit) media player/converter. Now with batch converting, joining, ripping, tag editing + multichannel support, media library, skins, effects... It can play/convert nearly 100 media file formats (inc. ogg, mp3, mpc, mp4, flv..)
Download Fennec

Media Player Classic Home Cinema
Media Player Classic Home Cinema is a free audio and video player for Windows.
Download Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Video Recording


HyperCam
HyperCam is a handy tool that can be used to record the actions that occur on your desktop and save them in video format (AVI). The program can be considered a lightweight desktop capture program that helps you create video tutorials with ease. The output files are AVI clips that can be opened by every media player. In order to optimize the size of the video file the program can be configured to record the entire screen, a window or you can select the exact area that you work on.
Download HyperCam

Video Tools


DXVA Checker
DXVA Checker is a small and very easy to use application that will provide you with various information about your Decoder Device and Processor Device that can be used with GPU. The application itself is self explanatory. All the required information is divided into five different tabs including Decoder Device, Processor Device, DXVA-HD, DSF/MFT and Trace Log.
Download DXVA Checker

Cliplets
Cliplets is an interactive app that uses semi-automated methods to give users the power to create 'Cliplets' - a type of imagery that sits between stills and video from handheld videos. This tool works like a creative lens that can be used to focus on important moments of a video by mixing various static and dynamic elements from the clip.
Download Cliplets

Avidemux
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.
Download Avidemux

MediaInfo
MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file.
Information:
- General: title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration...
- Video: codec, aspect, fps, bitrate...
- Audio: codec, sample rate, channels, language, bitrate...
- Text: language of subtitle
- Chapters: number of chapters, list of chapters.
Download MediaInfo

DP MediaInfo
Important information about your video and audio files.
Download DP MediaInfo