Virtualization software to create portable applications

Cameyo is a free virtualization software that will help you package large and complex software packages into a single standalone executable that runs without installation, if you want to create an easy portable application, look no further than Cameyo.

The process used by Cameyo to virtualize, relies on system snapshots taken before and after the installation of the targeted programs. The portable application Cameyo creates relies on a series of snapshots taken before and after installation, this process can take various minutes.

Cameyo a free virtualization alternative to Mojopac

The main difference between Cameyo and Mojopac is that the latter will virtualize a whole operating system and Cameyo virtualizes stand alone applications.

The Cameyo virtualization product allows you to package any software into single executable through virtualization technology in order to be able to run those executables on any Windows computer.

Cameyo includes a sandbox isolation, package editor, and UI module, with this easy to use tools you can pack an entire application into one single .exe and take it with you anywhere.

Cameyo virtualization software
Cameyo virtualization software

Review Cameyo virtualization software

If you want to virtualize a paid for software Cameyo will keep the license number, the only downside I found using this free applet to create portable applications, is that it would not always works with all software and some executables failed to run. Sometimes it will also increase the size of the portable applet being created and when you run your portable application there will be traces left in the registry.

Documentation could also be improved, bear in mind that Cameyo release is a Beta release, it does not mean it will not virtualize your software it only means that sometimes bugs might come occur.

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List of free PDF readers alternative to Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat PDF reader is loaded with unnecessary features that will take away your precious computer resources, if you just want a lean simple and free PDF reader to be able to read PDF documents, simply download any of these free alternatives to Adobe Acrobat PDF reader.

List of free PDF readers for Windows

Xpdf: Xpdf is an open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files, Xpdf also includes a PDF text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript converter, and various other utilities.

STDU Viewer: STDU Viewer is a document viewer for multiple file formats. The goal of this software is to replace the multiple document viewers with a single simple application.

Perfect PDF Reader: Powerful alternative to Adobe Acrobat PDF reader with additional features such as exporting pages as images and saving filled forms.

Evince PDF Reader: Evince is an open source document viewer for multiple document formats. It currently supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff and dvi.

Nitro PDF Reader: With Nitro PDF reader you can create PDF files, comment and review, save PDF forms, extract text and images, type text directly onto the page, and more.

Adobe Reader pdf document
Adobe Reader pdf document

MuPDF reader: MuPDF has a small footprint. A binary that includes the standard Roman fonts is only one megabyte. It renders text with metrics and spacing accurate to within fractions of a pixel for the highest fidelity in reproducing the look of a printed page on screen.

PDF X-Change Viewer: The PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other FREE PDF Reader/Viewer/Editor available.

Sumatra PDF reader: Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF viewer for Windows. Portable out of the box. This free PDF reader has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features.

SlimPDF reader: This is the smallest PDF reader in the World, it allows you to view any PDF document just like in Adobe Acrobat reader but without all the bloatware.

FoxIt PDF reader: FoxIt PDF reader is a small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer for Microsoft Windows, which allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file.

How to save copy protected images from Flickr

You may have seen the picture of your life at Flickr and been unable to copy it with the Save as right click, there is an easy work around for this. It can also be used at any other site that does not allow users to save pictures and disables the right click function for image saving.

As long as saving a Flickr copyright protected photograph is for your own personal viewing pleasure, i.e. saving it to your hard disk with no distribution, you are not breaking the law because this is no different from seeing the picture on your internet browser.

Copy protected photos
Copy protected photos

Anything you can see on the screen it is next to impossible to protect from downloading and saving, the easiest way to save protected images from Flickr to your hard disk is by using a screenshot program, take a screen capture of what you see on the browser and that is it you are done! If the capture loses some quality retouch it with an image editing program.

The freeware screen capture program I use to save and copy protected Flickr pictures to my hard disk is ScreenHunter.

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List of free online photo editors

If you want to edit just a few images and do not want to install a photo editor there are some great alternatives online to edit your family, friends, holidays pictures for free.

Even if you have a photo editor installed, some of these free online image editor provide you with filters and features that your basic image editor may not have. You will also be able to change your picture format from .gif to .jpeg, .png to .jpg or anything else that suits you.

This list of free online image editors all have resizing, photo effects, brushes, layer support and much more. In only a few minutes you can create amazing looking pictures.

Sumo free online photo editor
Sumo free online photo editor
  1. BeFunky: With mobile phone apps in addition to online desktop application from where you can import pictures from social media accounts or upload from your hard drive for quick editing.
  2. Sumo Paint: Basic online tools to edit graphics in your browser, a paid upgrade gives extra filters but for basic editing this is not needed.
  3. Pixlr: With services built for both, novices and professionals, users have basic editing needs like editing web images to be posted on social networks.
  4. PicMonkey: Online photo editing with lots of free overlay effects and impressive fonts. It shows banner advertisements that can be eliminated with an upgrade.
  5. Fotoflexer: Advanced photo editing software online. use fonts, shapes, doodling, layers, distortion, and much more.