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Giveaway of the day — Abstract Curves 1.1

AbstractCurves is an image generator to create stunning wallpapers or posters.
$19.95 EXPIRED
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Abstract Curves 1.1 was available as a giveaway on January 2, 2016!

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Explore the easy way to turn your photos into stunning slideshows!

AbstractCurves is an image generator which allows you to create stunning wallpapers/backgrounds or posters of any resolution, and add effects or logos/watermarks to your photos. AbstractCurves includes a variety of built-in presets and gives you the ability to create user presets. This program is available as a standalone application, and as a plug-in to the most popular graphic hosts, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, IrfanView, and others which support .8bf files.

Key features:

  • Unlimited number of effects;
  • More than 10 galleries with 130+ built-in presets;
  • Ability to create and save your own presets;
  • Ability to set any color of generated image and background;
  • 30+ built-in color palettes with 7000+ colors;
  • Ability to create and save your own palettes;
  • Adding generated images to your photos;
  • Transparent background option for creating logos, icons, avatars, etc.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon or better processor(s); RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended); Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 capable video card with 256 MB VRAM running at 1280x800 or higher; Hard Disk: 200 MB

Publisher:

AbstractCurves

Homepage:

http://abstractcurves.com/

File Size:

20.5 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#35

It's been some time since I visited this site. I do not use facebook and see no reason why I should have to load my in box with another email just for a link for a piece of software I might like. Truth is, I rarely keep or buy from the company giving away the software.

Guess I'll pass up this site for a while again. Maybe by then those in charge will realize not everyone spends their time on facebook or other social media.

Reply   |   Comment by Icprncss2  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#34

To paraphrase ,and reiterate,phil massey's instructions:
Close the program and run just the 'Activate.exe' again and reopen once more then it should work. I had to do the same.(registered to GiveawayoftheDay).

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

my very first attempt with Abstract Curves can be seen here
[URL=https://www.shotroom.com/i/721/nKg5q][IMG]https://s1.shotroom.com/img/160103/nKg5q_o.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Sigrid.DE

Thanks for sharing. I think I'll try it after seeing that was your first attempt.

Reply   |   Comment by Todd  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

No hitches with either installation or registration.
Setup recognised Photoshop CC 2015, renders in 16Bit , very very stable to run, infinite options for background papers.
In combination with Photoshop layer blends, unbeatable.
One of very few apps where I feel one is getting genuine value for money.
Great gift ! Thank you so much, dear Giveaway team.
From my point of view, a brilliant start to the year.

[grumble mode] Shame I didn't check earlier, would have liked to spread the good news. Too late now, at quarter to 3 o'clock in the morning no sane person is awake and by 9 am it's gone.
Please adjust future offers to CET ! [/growl]

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

Ray Li
I took your advice and un-installed vs a.a7 using Revo, however when I looked at the files to be removed there was one file that pertained to vs. 1.19! So be careful you don't remove part of the NEW install.

Also, after running Revo vs. 1.19 reverted to the Demo version. Running "activate" again solved the 'Demo' problem.

Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Powder_Skier  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#30

I get offered the stand alone only how do I get the plug in please

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#29

This is a good enough program and works quite well with plenty of options for flame type art. For those who would rather have more options for free without all the new lame GAOTD protocols, there's a great piece of kit called JWildfire.

http://www.andreas-maschke.com/?page_id=42

Open source still rules at times.

Reply   |   Comment by Bjorn Berkowitz  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Bjorn Berkowitz
Thanks for the link!

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Bjorn Berkowitz
wait a minute, there is no lameness with the Abstract Curvers plugin and what's more, no need for blasted Java.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#28

Installation in Win10-64: there is a remark about which version to install x32 or x64.

I have used a own picture:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves11_20160102/GOTD.png
The format was not good; so it was cropped
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves11_20160102/GOTD-1.png

After loading the background-color covered all of it:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves11_20160102/Hoofdscherm_2.png
Also the format of the effect can be changed

The result:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves11_20160102/GOTD-1-Abstract.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves11_20160102/GOTD-1-Abstract-2.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves11_20160102/GOTD-1-Abstract-3.png

A good graphic-card, more CPU and more memory helps a lot.
In WinXP with dual core I had to wait 10-2- seconds.
And in Win10 just 2~3 sec.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#27

Had one last go and tried the 32bit version, (although my Windows 8.1 computer says it runs 64 bit stuff). Anyway, success at last, my program has been registered! Thanks to all who have offered help! See you next time I get into trouble!

Reply   |   Comment by phil massey  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#26

I upgraded my previous 32bit version on Win 2010 Pro to the 64 bit version and it works quite well and the process was a breeze! Thank You for the new edition and I have had good results and enjoy this program and all the possibilities it adds to me artwork!

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

Down side - been into Graphic designs from before the PC existed and totally stumped on HOW to use it.
A LOT of screen "stuff" to review I guess.
Didn't find a tutorial or "help" so it's a long day figuring out how to 'Play" with it....

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

iwontell
Click the question mark (bottom left) and you will access to a very detailed help online.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

ouialaraison
My mistake: I just realized it is html, but it is in your computer, you can access it offline.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

Thanks for all your suggestions, but none of them have worked for me. I'll just have a play with the demo version.

Reply   |   Comment by phil massey  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

phil massey
Close the program and run just the 'Activate.exe' again and reopen once more then it should work. I had to do the same.

Reply   |   Comment by C West  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#23

I really appreciate it when someone from the offering company makes themselves available to answer questions by posters. It has been asked by several others - what is the difference between this version and version 1.79 that was offered here several months ago?

And, should we just install over the older version, or un-install the older version first?

A bit of clarity here would be appreciated. As it is, I don't know if it's worth the trouble to install the newer version.

Reply   |   Comment by Powder_Skier  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Powder_Skier
This version gives the option to install on a 64bit machine - the other one didn't. I installed this new one first then uninstalled the other one. I don't think it makes much difference which way you do it as they are different version numbers.

To be honest, apart from now having the 64bit option, I couldn't tell you if there is much of a difference because it looks and functions the same to me. Perhaps in this version there may have been small fixes and thus worth updating.

Reply   |   Comment by C West  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Powder_Skier
This new version is 64bit, which makes it more powerful. Apart from that, I didn't notice any difference with previous one. The display glitch I mentioned in my first post is still there. The 64bit version installs beside the old 32bit version, not over it. If you don't want to do a comparison, I suggest you uninstall the old one before installing this one.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

C West
ouialaraison

Thank you both for your comments! I installed this new version and it did install in a new folder for 64 bit (Win 7 OS).

One thing that's different is this version as 64 bit install loads the program noticeably faster on my computer than the 32 bit version.

I can only assume that drawings, etc. would render faster as well - just guessing about that as I'm still learning how to use this software. It's not very intuitive or easy to figure out just by click a few buttons - at least for me. Thanks all.

Reply   |   Comment by Powder_Skier  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#22

This is one great piece of software. Fun and simple to use. Creates remarkable images.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmar  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

kalmar
Since it seems my comment was not considered helpful.. will explain the uses of this great program. As a graphic artist, web designer and machine embroiderer.. The images are the best, lots and lots of features, jpg and bmp just converted one to a vector.. perfect. The developers deserve credit for this program and features. there isn't anything more to say about this program other than only your imagination will hold this one back. and no I don't work for the company ! I rarely if ever comment on a program but this program is imaginative, easy to use and superior quality graphics.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmar  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

kalmar
Would really like to know how and what software did you use to convert to vector, your answer will be considered extremely helpful. :)

Reply   |   Comment by rodken  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

rodken
Used Vector Magic, a quick no muss no fuss program.. also have RasterVect Free Edition and Vectorian Giotto

Reply   |   Comment by kalmar  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

Installed and activated easily through Administer account in Windows 7 64 bit, sadly I don't use Administer account on a day to day basis and programme stubbornly remains in demo mode in all user accounts, highly annoying.

Reply   |   Comment by E.D.  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

E.D.
your regular logon should be part of the administrator group, in which case you can right click on the shortcut icon and choose "run as administrator", if it isn't then you would have to set the program to run with administrator rights thru your administrator logon, just do a search to see how easily it can be done

Reply   |   Comment by Gee  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Gee
Thank you! Wouldn't work from the desktop shortcut, I'd created, but will work as a right click direct from the programme folder which is fine by me, advice is much appreciated. :)

Reply   |   Comment by E.D.  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#20

This is a brilliant piece of software. Kudos to the developers. Please look at those first two screenshots! The program is loaded with options, giving you amazing levels of control, yet the multitude of options are laid out in what I would call an elegant and logical way. If you have any artistic leanings, spend a few minutes with this program. (I don't have any myself, but as a programmer I am very impressed by the design of the user interface.)

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Essen  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#19

the version of this giveaway is 1.190 same as previous giveaway.
The rendering engine apears only single CPU core aware which is wasting alot of rendering performance.

Make it multi-processor capable, ideally using both all GPU and CPU cores where applicable would vastly reduce rendering times!

I would like to be able to specify complex gradients for background colours, and even complex gradients for curve colours too. By complex I mean with more than just start and end colours, one could add unlimited intermediate colour points and different styles of gradients not just linear but radial or rectangular or other multi-point planier gradients.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#18

This is version 1.190. The previous giveaway in August was version 1.179, so an update.

This version offers a 64bit download, unless i missed something, the previous installation maybe didn't, not 100% sure. But this one gives the option.

Works on Windows10. For some reason, BitDefender anti-virus wouldn't allow me to save the images in ' pictures' saying it was ' potential ransomware'...i could save to another location that is not protected by BitDefender. ( I'm only mentioning this because it came up, but, there is no evidence i found of any type of ransomware, not even from the previous version I'd been using 4 months ago).

I love this program. It's alot of fun creating stunning images. I've used it to create backgrounds, headers and logo's for my website. The images fit beautifully, do not repeat, and allow for smooth scrolling. Images created can be saved as .png, .jpg or .bmp. There is full control over the presets regarding colour changes and tweaks. Presets include: smoke/flames, lines & stripes, animals and many more. Despite the UI ' looking' overwhelming, it isn't that hard to figure out, really.

I'm very happy to get an updated version of this software and i recommend it highly. It's useful and it's fun.

Reply   |   Comment by C West  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

C West
The version I installed in August is 1.179 x 32bit. (To get the info: question mark bottom left - like if they had really WANTED to make everything different!) Had it been available then, I would definitely have installed the 64bit one. So that is an improvement if you have Windows 64bit. I think I will upgrade. With a little bit of luck, it will solve the display issue also!

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

ouialaraison
I thought I wasn't imaging things! What I did was uninstall the 32bit 1.179 version and installed this newer one with the 64bit option checked.

I'm not sure about the display issue you mean (if it's what I think, I have an idea)... another commenter mentioned that in order for the program to fit the screen and show the regular minimize/maximise/close buttons, simply resize the window smaller (I did it from the right) and the buttons come up. That remedy works and maximizing makes the programs display properly fit with everything accessible. (hope that's what you meant and thus helps)

Reply   |   Comment by C West  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

C West
Can you give website url and point out use of this program on the website.

Reply   |   Comment by Kramer  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Kramer
Their website is http://abstractcurves.com/ They don't have a user guide. Play around with the program, which is all that I did.

Reply   |   Comment by C West  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

C West
Yes, it is exactly what I meant... as I am that other poster!
Thank-you for referring me to myself ;-) The display issue hasn't been fixed actually, but it is just a little annoying thing when you know how to deal with it.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

ouialaraison
Hahah!! I didn't realize I was giving you your own advice!! It would help if on opening it would just stay like that, so yes, a little niggle indeed :)

Reply   |   Comment by C West  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Kramer
Click the question mark (bottom left) and you will access to a very detailed help online.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#17

I like it!
I have been using this version for awhile from a previous giveaway.
I had just recently begun using more again for things I wanted to post on facebook and found the generated backgrounds great.

Does anyone know if there is documentation for this product?

Also, when searching the web for "Abstract Curves", I find just about everything but. Perhaps something unique for the name would help the people who develop this product to allow people to find them more easily.

Overall, it does what it is supposed to do.

Reply   |   Comment by canadaguy  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

canadaguy
Found that the help link does not open the help file; there is one included with the download.
Under the directory it is installed in there is another directory called Help, open that go down to index.html and then the help file is available.
Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#16

First thank you to giveawayoftheday.com for the software offer.

I design mostly using various software, some time make help file for software and also post comments about product.

Usually to keep computer safer from malware and virus I do not use product unless I find it trustworthy but today I installed the Abstract curve 1.1 without any problem on Windows Vista. The download link I got via e-mail. The zip file got all necessary files (AbstractCurves11-ieo4u9w.zip)

Readme.txt
Setup.exe
Activate.exe
Activate.gcd

I have faced no problem in installation. After installation I checked the program, the interface is good, presets are great but I will not say it is easy to use unless spend some time to understand.
I have asked the the abstractcurve software support for the commercial license charges. Hope to get their reply.

Those who love designing they should try this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Ari  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Ari
Further to my previous comments.
Last night I got reply from abstractcurve.com support and for the commercial usage I got to buy full version The price is $19.95. Isn't it great guys.
Hope this information will be helpful to others too.

Reply   |   Comment by Ari  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

Reminds me of Spirograph.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Summerset  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#14

How do I get it to open in Paint Shop Pro?

Reply   |   Comment by Jag  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Jag
During installation it showed the Program directory where it installed as standalone and it got installed as Plugi-in for Photoshop.
Now I can use Abstract curve as standalone or if I open Photoshop it is installed in Filters.
You should check Filter "Abstract curve" will be there if you have installed it otherwise you got to install and during installation select the directory of Plugin.

Following are Compatible Hosts:

Adobe Photoshop CS through CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 through 14
Corel PaintShop Pro X through X8
IrfanView and others (which support 8bf files)

Reply   |   Comment by Ari  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#13

I can't get it to fully preview or save images, I can only see the small preview window changing but that's just in blue on grey.
Give the software a great big GENERATE button.

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#12

love this program! THANK YOU GOTD & AbstractCurves! ... installed easily on Windows 8.1 ..

what's up with having to share it on Facebook or get a link sent through email? last time I could share it on Twitter...

Reply   |   Comment by jane  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#11

Installed easily but remains as demo. Turned off antivirus and tried again, same result. Looks like a very interesting program. Wish I could activate. Will try again later in the day.

Reply   |   Comment by Donald Pullum  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Donald Pullum
Close the program and run just the 'Activate.exe' again and reopen once more then it should work. I had to do the same.

Reply   |   Comment by C West  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#10

Easy install and simple to create my first picture. I have two 1920x1080 monitors and so I made the size 3840x1080 and the bg displays perfectly across both screens. The program warned to save as a PNG to retail transparency. So far this is a good program.

I will be testing it with PS and see what can be done with more time to fiddle.

Thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by ed  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#9

I got a previous version, 1.179, from GAotD - is this the same version? I don't use it much but you can make some amazing images, although a PhD in Computer Science would help with the interface... okay, it's not that bad, just unusual.
Well worth the download IMHO.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

JohnL
This here is version 1.190.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Michael
Thanks, I've installed it and it activated okay. Any idea if there is a list of what's changed between versions as I can't see anything on their website?

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

JohnL
I also tried it as a plug-in for Photoshop CS6 and all went well.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

Installed as instructed, but program says it is demo mode only. Have I missed something?

Reply   |   Comment by phil massey  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

phil massey
Did you close "Abstract Curves 1.1" before you started the program "Activate" ?
Normally:
run the Setup, do not start the program,
run Activate
and after that start "Abstract Curves 1.1"
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves11_20160102/PreferencesAbout.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

phil massey
Click on the "Activate" icon then close the program and reopen

Reply   |   Comment by jane  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

phil massey
Run the Activate.exe file that is included with the download.
I've used this program for only ten minutes and it's very useful, I am trying to create a background for a logo and this is exactly what I need, very easy to use, lots of nice examples, and offers you the choice to save with a transparent background in .png format too, so extremely useful. I've been running it as a standalone.

Reply   |   Comment by John Thomas  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#7

@ ouialaraison
Giveaway from 03.08.2015 was AbstractCurves 1.179.
(http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/abstractcurves-1-1/)

Which version is it today?

colin

Reply   |   Comment by colin  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

colin
I can't say, I kept the old one. If somebody confirms that it is a different version number and there no longer is a display issue on 1366x768 screens, I might update...
Thank you for the link!

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#6

Took me a while to find out how to do this because of the rather cluttered interface.

When opening an image it was not possible to see it, Transparent (towards bottom right) did not seem to do anything, however, the tick box above it marked Background will allow the image to be seen. Unfortunately, every time you change the selection this reverts to the default state of being ticked.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#5

If you are into flight simulators, you will like the GUI...

No easy direct way to go back to previous giveaway page of this soft. I just gave up: browsing GOTD archives has become too nightmarish for me since the "improvement" of the site. Too bad, there were interesting comments there. If somebody wants to take the time to go back to August, month after month, and give the link...

Something I remember because I had the issue: the main window doesn't fit well with certain screen sizes: it is cropped on the top and you cannot see how to maximize/minimize or close. Some posters even complained that they had to close through the task manager! (No no, not me...) Just pull inwards one of the sides and the top will show.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

ouialaraison
I used Google to find the original GOTD comments page via KEYWORD site:giveawayoftheday.com

Link: https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/abstractcurves-1-1/#comments

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

If you are into flight simulators, you will like the GUI...

To the point, while the program is fun like hell, just by randomly changing parameters or moving sliders, I still haven't found one single instance where I could actually use it. The version of AC I have is 1.179, not sure what this build is.

No easy direct way to go back to previous giveaway page of this soft.

This 'new' GAOTD is annoying me as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Felix Atagong  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

ouialaraison
Once again I agree, the new GOTD page is very poorly designed.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

The software publishers that so generously provide their applications for our benefit, have lost a significant portion of the value of posting here, (from their standpoint), now that GAOTD has removed their previous posting's comments from being available in perpetuity. It was extremely useful to have access to the previous comments; especially early in the day when often times, there were few or no comments on a current offering. Surely this was an oversight on the part of GAOTD and not a deliberate act to remove this info that was so beneficial to the publishers AND to those that might want to download, but would like more info first. (Not all of us are setup with machines like Karl... to, 'uninstall via reboot').

Reply   |   Comment by Mister Lee  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

ouialaraison
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/abstractcurves-1-1/

Reply   |   Comment by eee  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

ouialaraison
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/abstractcurves-1-1/

Reply   |   Comment by Calimero  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ouialaraison
thank u for the tip! pulling inwards snapped it into perfect place for me!

Reply   |   Comment by jane  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mister Lee
Technically All the old postings are still there but the ability to link to them from the archived index has been removed.
If you understand the format of the URL's you can manually edit them and go back as far as the database allows...

e.g.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/2006/10/

If the link gets mangled by GAOTD copy and paste the text not the link itself.

GAOTD web developers need to transplant the original templates archive calender php into the current unpopular template and then the entire site will be available to everyone and not just search engines that read the sitemap xml file!

I have the 1.190 giveaway of todays offering, unless someone posts details of what todays offerings About panels Version and it's newer, I don't see a reason to re-download.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Mister Lee
They are still there...past offereings are all still there if you know how to link to them.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/2006/10/

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

ouialaraison
Hi, I too agree with Ouialaraison and Others. Whilst looking through Archives might not be everyone's 'cup of tea' - it is most natural and obvious(!?) action when wanting to research anything at all properly. GOTD gave up on this most useful piece of Feature on it's Site helping to do exactly that. It's proper Archives Calendar, which enabled Folk to find with EASE past Giveaways of certain Developers, their Software, daily Comments of Experts and Users, Ratings, References, Links to free Alternatives a.s.o to help everyone (including Developers!) to more comprehensive picture of what to expect and test within daily Offers. Sorry, but without it - the whole GOTD experience seems deflated!..

From an archivist point of interest on GOTD - it's possible to find a way of going 'back, back, back'.. by choosing most regular Contributors (Developers) to GOTD and finding their earliest entries, and if stuck (page doesn't exist), googling that Software on giveaway, going 'previous' day by day, reading Comments reflecting on 'recent' (still in the past obviously) giveaways to skip few months back a.s.o. This way I myself was able to find first ever Giveaway of the Day:) back in 2006.. (that day I had free afternoon and my natural curiosity took over, simply because I initially couldn't find what interested me in certain Software, and it turned into real 'hunt' for humble beginnings of GOTD.., but I agree, it's a pain in a proverbial, doing it this way!) I became regular visitor here year after it started, learning volumes on Software! Why not give someone else the same chance?? It really CAN benefit this Site! Happy New Year Everybody tuned into GODT. Please reconsider sensible Options on this Page.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Mister Lee
To clarify and add to my initial comment... for those that may not be aware:
Until recently, at the top of the page, on the right side, below "System Requirements", one could click on 'Publisher' and that would open a page showing ALL the offerings ever posted by that software publisher. One could re-open the giveaway of that day, no matter how old and peruse all the comments. It involved a couple of mouse clicks to achieve, versus having to resort to involved, time consuming effort, that I for one do not have the time or desire to pursue. Before GAOTD took away what was an obvious asset to their site, I used this feature quite often. I'm not willing to jump through a bunch of hoops to find a new and what should be an unnecessary task to access the old comments. However, I do thank those that have posted the info on how to achieve a 'back door' way to accessing the old comments. I appreciate you taking the time to reply to my concerns.

Reply   |   Comment by Mister Lee  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Mister Lee
I use IObit Uninstaller 5.1 Pro and my machine remains quite nice. After trying most of these offers here. I have used Karl's approach but it does require more thinking! LOL You can download the free edition which works as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mister Lee
Ok the software publisher lookup still works as it used to!

The problem here though is the publishers name is different from the August 3rd 2015 giveaway of this, That can be found as http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/category/publisher/abstractcurves-software/

as opposed to todays publisher is:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/category/publisher/abstractcurves/

That is why it didn't list the previous giveaway with this one.

An example of it still working as expected can be seen in the fairly recent KC Software giveaway and that publisher lookup that lists all the way back to 2007 offerings:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/category/publisher/kc-softwares/

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

I've been using Abstract Curves x64/x86 since the last GOTD on Windows 7 SP1 x64 machine and it produces lots of nice background images. This is excellent software.

Design tip: After you create a background image using this program, create a horizontal flip image and overlay it with a filter, like Color Dodge, to create enhanced background images from the original! You will be impressed!

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#3

Unfortunately I don't really have the system specs to run such a demanding piece of software but I would like to say that it is nice to see some screen shots at the top of the page - all too often with graphic design and photo manipulation software there are no screen shots or examples (in the case of photo object removal, say).
May I suggest that all developers include screen shots or examples because I for one am far more likely to download and test a giveaway if I can see the GUI and/or some examples beforehand.

Thanks anyway and a happy new year to all the regular contributors and of course the project team!

Reply   |   Comment by Keya23  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#2

great add on to other photo programs. have used this before from last giveawy....not easy to work with, with other proggys but with a little bit of learning time, it does great. and for the beginner it can be a fun program to tinker with. well worth the time to dl and reg. dont know if it works on 10 yet but does great on 8.1.

Reply   |   Comment by grvdggr864  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

grvdggr864
I've been using it very successfully on 64 bit Windows 10 since it was given away in August. Nice programme and very useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#1

Got this from an earlier giveaway here on Aug. 3, 2015. Very entertaining and amazing results.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony S.  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
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