Picmaster (Top Pick)(Free to Try, $30 to Buy, Windows) - The multi-talented PicMaster promises you quick and easy image editing.
2ThumbsUp (Free to Try, $15 to Buy, Windows)- 2 Thumbs Up! will help you to create thumbnails of all your pictures fast and easy.
3DButtonSuite (Free to Try, $259 to Buy, Windows)- This "three
in one" product suite, intended for the Professional
and Enterprise developer, contains the following products
3D Active Button Magic: the ultimate 3D Button ActiveX control.
3D Button API: the ultimate 3D Button Software Development Kit (SDK).
3D Button Visual Editor: the ultimate WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) 3D button editor.
DigiThumb (Free - Windows) is a little program which will assist you in automatic creation of html tables of images.
Easy Extract (Free to Try, $12 to Buy, Windows) - What is a most fabulous feature of EEI? It can extract icons from any file!
Easy ICON Maker (Free to Try, $20 to Buy, Windows) - is a small and easy-to-use icon editing program.
EasyPeg (Free to Try, $10 to Buy, Windows) - - JPEG, PNG and bitmap editor, plus thumbnail creator.
Easy Thumbnails (Free - Windows) - is a popular freeware utility for creating accurate thumbnail images and scaled-down/up copies from a wide range of popular picture formats.
EZ Thumbnail Builder (Free to Try, $30 to Buy, Windows) - is a powerful and easy-to-use tools to quickly create photo albums and thumbnail galleries, and publish them on the Web.
HappyIcon (Free to Try, $22 to Buy, Windows) - creates icons and/or cursors with your photos, your graphic files PCD, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PSD...) or your scannered documents.
IconCool Editor (Free to Try, $20 to Buy, Windows) - can create and edit icons for Windows XP in 32-bit color depth with an alpha channel. Now, you can easily create wonderful, semi-transparent XP icons.
IconEdit2 (Free to Try, $20 to Buy, Windows) - Truecolor icon editing / screen snapshot utility
IconForge (Free to Try, $38 to Buy, Windows) - Create icons and cursors for your desktop and other projects, add bookmark and favorites icons for your web pages, stitch together panels of icons, add icons to scripts and documents, and more... This graphics suite contains everything you need for creating, extracting, and modifying icons, mouse pointers/cursors, animated icons, and other images.
Icon Grabber (Free to Try, $30 to Buy, Windows) - searches entry selected folders/files for files and extract icons from them. It can extract icons from exe,dll,cpl, scr,icl,ocx,nil,ico files.
ICON Maker (Free to Try, $20 to Buy, Windows)is a small and easy-to-use icon editing program. It allows you editing a transparent or opaque icon.
2002 Deluxe (Free
to Try, $15 to Buy, Windows) - This is a new version
of IconMaker which has many new things. There are more
picture formats supported, now you can select your own
transparent color and set a tolerance for it. Also extraction
of icons out of exe and dll files is something totally
Image Thumbnailer and Converter (Free to Try, $25 to Buy, Windows) - Complete image viewer, thumbnail creator, and image converter. Creates thumbnails or converts images an entire folder at a time.
Iseult (Free to Try, $15 to Buy, Windows) - You need to make thumbnails from your last camera shots, or to resize a large number of images ? This is a batch tool that processes your images and saves them as JPEGs.
Just Buttons 3 (Free to Try, $20 to Buy, Windows) - Need to create buttons for your web site or some other project? Don't want to learn those complicated paint programs for a simple button? Check out Just Buttons then!
Liatro Button Maker (Free to Try, $39 to Buy, Windows) -The new generation web tool delivers the best-of-class features for powerful web button editing, special effects in a single package.
MediaResizer (Free to Try, $30 to Buy, Windows) - This powerful and flexible, yet easy to use utility will help you to resize thousands of your pictures.
MyThumbnails (Free to Try, $15 to Buy, Windows) - utility for viewing and generating thumbnails and HTML pages
Paraben's Icon Builder (Free to Try, $25 to Buy, Windows) - makes creating icons simple. You can create icons from scratch or use an existing image and convert it to an icon in a jiffy.
PicMaster (Top Pick)(Free to Try, $30 to Buy, Windows) - The multi-talented PicMaster promises you quick and easy image editing.
ReaThumbnails (Free to Try, $30 to Buy, Windows) - Easy to use wizard-style utility to create thumbnail gallery. It converts images & creates thumbnails...
STGThumb (Free to Try, $20 to Buy, Windows) - Need to make an HTML Album with high-quality thumbnails? Want smaller photo files? Using STGThumb it's fast and easy to do this and much more.
ThumbNailer (Free to Try, $25 to Buy, Windows) - lets you quickly create folders full of image thumbnails and the web pages to go with them. Allows watermarking, DPI adjustments, and much more. It supports JPG, BMP, PNG, WBMP, PCX, TGA, Photoshop, GIF, AVI frame-extraction, PhotoCD, TIFF, Metafiles, True Type fonts and more. It can be run from Windows or from a DOS prompt.
Thumbnail Maker (Free - Mac) - is a rather simple but very useful graphics utility for creating thumbnailed indices of images for posting onto binary picture internet newsgroups.
ThumbNail Refinery LE (Free - Windows) : It does batch image resizing, format conversion, and watermarking.
ThumbNail Refinery MM (Free to Try, $30 to Buy, Windows) : does batch image resizing, framing, watermarking, printing, composite page generation, and format conversion including image list to MPEG 2 movie.
ThumbNail Refinery IMG (Free to Try, $25 to Buy, Windows) does everything ThumbNail MM (above) does except it has no MPEG 2 support.
ThumbsPlus (Free to Try, $80 to Buy, Windows) - is a highly customizable image database / thumbnails / graphics editor application that makes it easy to catalog and locate, as well as, maintain and modify all your graphics and multimedia files.
ZeboPhoto (Free to Try, $5, Mac) - is a utility for viewing and editing images. Images are displayed without borders or enclosing windows, so as to give them a clean look on the screen.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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