Best Photo Editor for Blog – Photoscape

I am using PhotoScape version 3.3 for all my photo editing needs. OK, I admit that I use Photoshop time to time. But after I started using PhotoScape, I rarely use Photoshop because PhotoScape is so fast, simple and yet powerful enough for me to use with blogging.

PhotoScape is a graphic editor that helps me edit and fix digital images easily. Probably this is most helpful when adding addtional texts for descriptions onto the screen captured image. I always use PhotoScape to edit images for my blog.


There are many features in PhotoScape, but especially I like two functions.

1. Editor:
Basic graphic editing tool such as resizing , bright, sharpen, auto level, and other effects. You can easily insert texts and icons also draw lines and shapes easily. You can also insert other pictures as object and easily move them just like object in layers of the PhotoShop. There are other tools for digital pictures such as Red Eye remover and Mosaic effect .

2. Batch Editor:
You can edit multiple files at once. I found it very useful to print the date taken for the hundres’s of the digital pictures before I order the prints. It extracts the information using EXIF data information. Or you can resize or apply specific filtering effect to the multiple pictures at once.

Also it has other useful menus such as GIF animation creator , Color Picker, and filename change tool.

  • This is a freeware to use in Personal and Commercial purposes. Completely free.
  • This software is Microsoft Windows compatible. (Microsoft Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista)
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Easy Offline Microsoft Windows and Office Update

Are you getting tired of the constant MS Windows Update screen? Or You are not sure if you are running the latest bug patched version of MS Office suite? ‘Offline Update’ is the answer for you.

It is an easy and convenient utility that will download all the necessary Windows and Office Update and install them at once. It supports multi languages and even you can make ISO disk image or copy it to the USB memory stick.

First download the zip file and unzip it to a drive with enough hard disk space. For your information, my total downloaded file size was about 500MB. Then execute the ‘UpdateGenerator.exe’ . Below window will open. As you can see , you can select the target language and version of Windows and Office Suites , then click on the ‘Start’ button. It will start download all the required updates which have not been patched. Once the download is completed, a pop up window will be showing to alert the download is completed.


All the update files are in fact stored in the ‘client’ subfolder. Please move into the ‘client’ and execute ‘UpdateInstaller.exe’ to initiate the actual installation process. I only tested with Office Suite and had 17 updates patched which took about 30 mins. For me, my machine was only rebooted once after all the updates were patched, but you might want to enable the ‘Automatic Reboot and Recall’ if you are updating Windows since Windows Updates often require rebooting per each update.


Website: Offline Update Website ( Google Translation )

Download: Offline Update Direct Download

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