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Giveaway of the day — IFX-Supreme 1.0

Create never-before-seen effects for your images with unlimited freedom with IFX-Supreme.
$15.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 253 (31%) 576 (69%) 81 comments

IFX-Supreme 1.0 was available as a giveaway on June 10, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Open and read barcodes from image files.

Create never-before-seen effects for your images with unlimited freedom. IFX-Supreme gives you the capability and flexibility to combine filters and tools in any combination to create unique effects. The node-based system gives you complete control and real-time preview, let’s you see and monitor the results as you go.

You can share your creations with the BrainDistrict community and use community-contributed filters in your own work. Drag & Drop functionality makes it quick and easy to transform your images.

System Requirements:

Windows 7, 8

Publisher:

BrainDistrict GmbH

Homepage:

http://www.braindistrict.com/en/ifx-supreme

File Size:

40 MB

Price:

$15.99

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#80

1. WXPSP3 - installed, run, activated OK.

2. Dark gray-black interface - normal for image processing pro tools. I can recognize the menu on non-ips screen. Just one thing - image processing should be performed in low-light room with no lights and sharp colors around during the work. Human eye is too sensitive tool.

3. Filter tachnology is a very specific, it is not a direct change of the image. Not everybody needs it and many people are misleaded with their expectations. If you do not know where to use the filters please just skip this GAOTD.
4. Very effective, easy to use program for specific tasks.

Reply   |   Comment by Sgo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#79

Having exact problem like #2,Mag, #5gypsy and #7chasa.
I'm using Vista business 32 bits.

I closed the program and took #11 graylox's advice.
finally it registred. Now trying to find out what it can do.

Reply   |   Comment by jugem  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#78

I couldn't install it. When I put that very long serials didn't work. Plus, program deleted/removed itself from my computer. Just a crazy program ever seen.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry-blue  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#77

It registered for me OK after being sure not to include an extraneous new-line when I copied the S/N. Win 7 x 64

The program opens in full screen mode and clicking the title bar does not toggle between FS and windowed mode. This happens regardless of how the program was exited the previous time. When in windowed mode the window can only be resized in the lower right corner. Even OSX realized that this was a bad idea a few iterations ago.

It also insists on bringing up the window to download templates each time the program is opened.

In summary not much thought was put on the user interface.

Reply   |   Comment by DocSid  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Hi, took me a while to figure out something that OUGHT to be very simple!!
When Saving the picture with applied Filter or Effect - one normally goes to File/Save/or Save as. Occasionally that Function is available somewhere else AS WELL in a Program, so one doesn't have to bother going to File button even, but it is clear and as extra convenience. NOT here!!

Here - from the drop down of File button on the left - "Save" is grayed out, and "Save as" ONLY saves picture as IFX-Supreme Graphic (*.ifxsg)
WHY trying to be so different and awkward? Here - to be able to save Image and ONLY in bmp Format, nothing else - one has to use Save Image Command (last button to the right on the Top bar)
NOT CLEAR at all, even after placing mouse over it..

IMHO, and dismissing the awful and dark Interface - that's the last thing one deserves! Come on!??

So called Sophisticated doesn't have to be Awkward surely! Unless someone is really interested in building up own Filters here and "playing about" - this Program is NOT user friendly at all.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#75

Thank you #52, your solution worked. Now I also hope I can download the templates, etc without the program reverting back to unregistered.

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Thanks to Giovanni for telling us about NPS Image Editor.
His link failed.

I have found a link to the download of the portable version of NPS.

http://nookkin.com/download/info.php?file=nps_3.0.72_b1_7985.zip

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#73

Please when recommending freeware alternatives, try to find CLEAN sources for them. I thought PhotoScape looked good but ended up not installing it because it wanted to install toolbars, browser hijacks, and other malware including spyware that monitors all your activity on facebook, twitter, yahoo & similar social networking sites. And this was the download offered on the developers homepage!

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#72

I've tried downloading this several times over the course of the day and each time I try to install i get the message (as others have posted:

I got the following message:

“Error in Installer
Installer payload initialization failed. This is likely due to an incomplete or corrupt downloaded file.”


I've tried using a couple of different archivers to unpack the zip file, but each one gives the same message when trying to install.

Soooo! I followed the link to the developers web site and downloaded the demo of the program. I went through a registration process (basically to join the web sites community) before I got the download, but noticed at the end that you could by-pass this; you just move to the bottom of the page and click on the appropriate button to start your download. You can download either a 32 or 64 bit version. There were also other versions for Mac and Linux, but I'm not sure whether the code we were probvided would work with those. It definitely worked on the demo I downloaded.

Personally I think this program need a set of skins so that users can choose what the GUI looks like. I found it too dark for my liking. I can see w the use of a dark background when editing images as there's less distraction, but it strained my eys looking for some of the tools.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

OK, so I'm clearly bucking the trend here, but I installed without any problems on a Win 7 machine; I opened it and, although it would be better if you could alter the skin, I found it readable.

I also had no problems downloading the templates.

In addition, I've found my way around the basics of the program (including altering the effects and filters) without going near a 'Help' file (although tool tips when you hover on icons would be a great improvement).

Seems to have a good array of easily applied filters and effects, which render well on images.

All in all, I quite like it for applying effects easily and quickly to images.

Reply   |   Comment by Angela  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#70

... and how about free Maymeal PicEdit
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Editors/PicEdit.shtml
where you can "paint" several effect only on some areas of an image (tools in leftmost column of working space e.g. Mosaic, Colorize, Bokeh) or apply effects on the whole image (rigtmost column of workspace) and much more (annotate, frame image ...)
see:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/PicEdit-Screenshot-213103.html
and , of course combine several efects (filters) as you wish.
:-)

and/or
have a look at slightly more sofisticated FotoMix
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Editors/FotoMix.shtml
(and no it is not video editor, but collage/fotomontage editor where effects/filters can be applied too)

Reply   |   Comment by Kody  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#69

I'm having the same problems that the other Windows 8 users are reporting. To test I downloaded the demo from the creator's site and this was installed without a problem. So the problem is with the installation package from this site.

I'm not having problems with the interface colours by the way. But that may be because I'm used to work in Lightroom.

Reply   |   Comment by Minky  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#68

Windows 7, 64 bit, i7, 8GB RAM - installed and register OK but the program is incredibly unresponsive. Customizing the filters is a nightmare. The sliders don't slide when clicked on and dragged and, once a slider manages to jump to a position close to where I want it to be, I have to wait 10 or 15 seconds for the change to take effect. The program's crashed 2 out of 4 times I've had it open. I tried running it in compatibility mode for Vista and then for XP but neither improved performance. I had high hopes for this program but, unfortunately, it's not a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Mujer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#67

Running Windows 8 64bit. Activates but no install happens. Tried several times. It may not be the fault of the software maker, as the GOTD install files used to do this a lot to me, til about 6 weeks ago. But since the above comments don't give it much praise, guess I'm not going to fret about it & just hope this isn't going to happen a lot again with various software on GOTD. I've loved GOTD for years, so I'll hang in there and see.
Actually, I am gonna fret. I wanted to try this!

Reply   |   Comment by Skye-hook  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#66

#50 mike.
As usual mike seems to have hit it on the head with his excellent comment, our monitors are not up to displaying such an interface.
I was somewhat confused as to exactly what an IPS monitor was and for those of you equally confused the link below explains all :-)
http://www.slrlounge.com/what-is-an-ips-monitor-understanding-ips-displays


Hopefully, this program will be offered again with an interface more suited to LCD displays, something I look forward to, soon I hope!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#65

"payload initialization failed", I got the same message so I went to the website, downloaded the 64 bit version which installed perfectly and the serial number in the GAOTD download worked fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Kay  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#64

I also am experiencing the same problem that other Windows 8 users are reporting, a dialog box that states "Installer payload initialization failed. This is likely due to an incomplete or corrupt downloaded file."

I'm running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, which is a supported platform according to the specs given in the above box. Tried running setup file as administrator with the same results. Re-downoaded, unzipped and tried again with the same results. It would seem that there is a compatiblity issue with this software and Win 8, even though it's indicated that Win 8 is supported.

(I suspect that a "revised" version will soon be offered that WILL solve this problem - IF the company is paying any attention to these comments.)

Are there any Win 8 users out there who have been able to install this on their computers? If so, please let us know! I've exhausted my bag of tricks, and it would appear that the authors/publishers don't have any suggestions since there hasn't been any response to earlier reports of this problem.

Standing by...

Reply   |   Comment by Don Hill  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#63

After reading all the comments, I too must pass. I do download any photo editing app that looks interesting, I am more interested in working on my photos as opposed to adding something to them. I went to their web page looking for/at examples but didn't see anything that interested me.

Message for Giovanni, trying to download PhotoScape, somehow got GIMP, can you tell me what I did wrong?

Mary

Reply   |   Comment by Mary Conner  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#62

@DonkeeHotee (#27) and others: You do NOT have to "Keep saving for even an old version of Photoshop". You can get a free, legal copy of CS2 direct from Adobe!

Even though the package is seven years old it is still quite powerful and well worth the download. The DL page:

[https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?loc=en&e=cs2_downloads],
asks you to create an Adobe account but it's free and seems benign. After you login and accept their TOS you get a page of download links and all the license keys. Save or copy the page.

The total package is quite large, about 10 GB total, in about 20 files, but that includes a lot of redundancy: There are links for the individual apps as well as for the complete suite (which includes all the separate apps).

I recommend you use a download manager rather than DL straight from your browser.

Two possibilities are the DTA Firefox extension:

[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/]


or the stand alone Netleech (FW version), app:
[http://www.netleech.com/].


As Adobe is moving all their apps to the cloud, this offer may not last forever. Get it now while you can.

Reply   |   Comment by Art K  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#61

stilepix FREE?? where?? u have to buy it dumb -.-

Reply   |   Comment by Lizzy Bubbles  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#60

Installed and loaded up perfectly on Windows XP Pro (SP3).

Once registration key was entered, I just had to exit the program and reopen it (to remove the "evaluation" word from the title and it seems to be doing the job nicely. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Dale Hay  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#59

IFX-Supreme is a cool app, working in much the same way as Graphedit does for media files -- you assemble a chain [graph] of filters that are then used in order. You can also save a sequence of images, showing the progression from un-altered original to onee with the filters applied. As graylox posted, this isn't your typical, add canned FX app.

As far as registration/activation goes, I unchecked Wordwrap in Notepad while viewing the GOTD readme.txt file, double-clicked the key to select, then did a normal copy/paste -- worked fine... The menu item to add the key went away after re-starting the app, but the About box reflected registration immediately.

As far as the dark GUI goes, there's a ui.xml file -- edit the RGB values to suit you, after saving a copy of the original of course.

That said, most monitors aren't calibrated, & I think it's very likely most people haven't tried to adjust their monitors, relying on whatever included presets instead. Typical LCD monitors cannot display the full range &/or gamut of colors, & those presets try to make up for such shortcomings. It's Very common for the black end of the spectrum to be crushed, i.e. there's little visible difference, if any, between black & the darker grays, which could [likely would] make the IFX-Supreme program window almost unusable. IPS monitors OTOH tend to show a much broader, complete spectrum of colors -- many are calibrated right out of the box, and can be re-calibrated as necessary, but they're a lot more expensive, e.g. Apple's Cinema displays [ http://www.apple.com/displays/ ]. Fortunately there's a new type of IPS display that's becoming more common, & in fact the same basic panel's been on sale recently from over 1/2 dozen manufacturers, varying in price from ~$140-$160 for a 23" class monitor. It is not like the full IPS panels, cannot display as wide a gamut, cannot display every color, & doesn't have the full calibration settings, but it does give you a [IMHO much] larger range of colors to work with than a traditional LCD monitor. I'm using one right now & don't have any difficulty using IFX-Supreme.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#58

Take a test,
Install Avira antivirus on a computer, it's free.
Download site Giveawayoftheday, the application of the day "IFX-Supreme"
And avira will detect in the temp folder instalation trojan TR / Crypt.ULPM.Gen
Or unpack the setup download with 7zip and ... the Trojan is detected again ...

Sorry to insist

Reply   |   Comment by StantheBrain  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#57

Sorry, Giovanni sometimes gives "lite versions - that's not crippled". Some pople want dessert with their meals, some don't need it. Pay up and get dessert, or a PRO version. It's FREEWARE for goodness sakes.

...and another gripe, any software developer who doesn't trim spaces on the user's entry to make sure the reg code or password can fit properly needs a few more years experience. To expect a user to make sure there's not space on the end of a reg code is not realistic.

Bring on the negative votes... I can take it.

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

After taking a look and trying some things I noticed many things can be done, however it is a #$@*load of work since it needs to be done manually (and therefor by trial and error) because it's a matter of changing a parameter, starting the program to see the changes...etc.
Understanding the html redirects is a issue on it's own.

Only try when you are someone who likes to dabble with skinning, If you haven't got the time or patience for these kind of things, don't even start

Reply   |   Comment by whizzy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#55

to all that have a genuine interest in this program!!!!
If you do you will have a bit of knowledge about colorcodes and most of you rpobably can deal with more then images for example with xml files (after all, how many of us have not started with image editing because of a website we tried to create)

A comment on the Dutch page of GOTD inspired me to open the 3 xml files delivered with the program in the main install folder. In these xml files the total graphical layout and coloring is ..well...layed out.

A bit of decent xml editor (Notepad++ / Notepad already suffice but a xml handler would be preffered) and a bit of creativity and you should be able to adapt the GUI to your liking. Of course I am not sure the developer will be happy with this but on the other hand, why would he be against the user community helping to improve his product, it is that excact reason he is giving it away today.

mind you though the following (although I probably don't need to say this but still do) ALWAY BACK UP THE ORIGINAL XML AND PNG FILES in case you bleep it up.
folders used to store the gui images are
C:\Program Files (x86)\IFXSupreme-1.0\ui or C:\Program Files\IFXSupreme-1.0\ui
C:\Program Files (x86)\IFXSupreme-1.0\tracer_ui or C:\Program Files\IFXSupreme-1.0\tracer_ui
and
C:\Program Files (x86)\IFXSupreme-1.0\rs or C:\Program Files \IFXSupreme-1.0\rs

Reply   |   Comment by whizzy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#54

While free is good, this software is way too slow in generating the results of the editing. Will experiment with it some more, can see an uninstall in the near future. Photoscape is much better, it can run circles around this software.
Glad I was able to try it though.

Reply   |   Comment by Brushy Bill  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Doesn't anyone from BrainDistrict get on here to help?

Reply   |   Comment by Edmiester  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

@10 I'm having the same proplem. Downloaded file twice. Still will not install. Win7 Ultimate 64bit. Please help BrainDistrict GmbH.

Reply   |   Comment by Edmiester  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

@ #34- It's not your age. I'm 52, don't use glasses and I can barely see the print. Uninstalling.

Reply   |   Comment by Darla  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#50

If you downloaded, unzipped the file into a folder, and attempted to install, and got the following message:

“Error in Installer
Installer payload initialization failed. This is likely due to an incomplete or corrupt downloaded file.”

Download it from here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Editors/IFX-Supreme.shtml

and place the downloaded file in the folder that contains the downloaded GAOTD setup files.
Click on it. Once the trial installs, insert the GAOTD key, and close and restart the program....it's registered.

Reply   |   Comment by Norm  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#49

I adore image filters and effects and use them DAILY on lots of images, so I was excited about today's giveaway, especially after reading the boasted "Create never-before-seen effects" line. It installed easily on my old Win XP, I was able to register it easily (confirming the registration after restarting the program) and I could start using it right away.

However, a few issues with this program!!!

- Please don't add stray shortcuts without asking. This added a shortcut to my desktop. Not a crucial complaint as I can delete it.

- The splash screen is really large and takes up too much of my already inadequate screen space. OK. This can be overlooked.

- The program opens in full screen mode, completely covering my taskbar! A novelty graphics program is typically not more important than my browser or email client and should not take over my space. This is not OK.

- After clicking the Restore Down (middle) button to adjust the program window size, I found I was unable to resize the window at all. It was still too tall for my screen and parts of both the top and bottom of the window were cut off. This is not OK.

- The interface is a sleek and stylish dark color, but the text is also on the dark side, making reading menu items, etc difficult.

- I was unable to drag-n-drop images onto the program window! For me, this is almost a deal breaker, especially when combined with the next bullet point.

- The built-in directory listing made difficult to traverse to image locations to find a specific image to edit. I'd rather see the standard file selection window native to the OS.

- The filters & effects tabs sport IFX (the program name) icons that are seriously large and totally unnecessary.

- There are websites and standalone programs that offer ALL these filters and effects plus MANY more........ and for FREE. This program offered not ONE. SINGLE. UNIQUE. EFFECT. I was unimpressed.

Overall, I'd give this program a low rating. It is not unique, is a bit cumbersome to use, and seems to give an air of self-importance (opening in full screen, large obtrusive icons, shortcuts, etc).

Reply   |   Comment by Elle  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#48

Most annoying thing I have ever tried to install
Tried everything above on my windows 7
both 32 bit 64 bit uninstalls clean registry restarts etc. etc. and I am not able to register it.
By the way I know a lot of people copy paste extra spaces whatnot but this many complaints?

Reply   |   Comment by Pete  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#47

I can not see the buttons under this dark screen. It is frustrating to navigate around and the effect are not easy to create and implement.
Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Moriss  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#46

Almost unable to read menu. It comes up grey lettering on black. Will not accept the serial number.

Reply   |   Comment by George Lauer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#45

http://nps.nookkin.com/customizability.ndoc

change color of UI if you need to, instructions and several choices on this page.

Reply   |   Comment by kathy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

believe it or believe it not I copied the reg key from right to left and pasted the key would not work then tried it from left to right and paste and it worked

Reply   |   Comment by Charles Mintoff  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#43

The idea sounded interesting. But from all I read here, especially about the dark GUI, it sounds like they haven't put enough effort into making it productive software for the average user. Its also not entirely clear what its purpose is. Creating Filters? Such as .8bf?

Just a side note: Although it doesn't include Windows XP in the platforms list, it apparently works fine on Win XP, and says "Win 32" at their web site also. So they should have listed that as a qualified OS.

Unfortunately that lack of attention to the user environment and visibility might imply something about how it is programmed as well.

So for me, in agreement with Mags #2, I too will wait to see where the developer takes it from here in future releases. Thanks for the offering.

-JC

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#42

Well.

This program has possibilities. I have often thought a node based graphic workflow for image adjustments and modification could be useful.

The effects offered by this tool are definitely interesting and I will explore them further.

However!

The UI is just poor. No other way to say it. Panels are fixed in position. No direct hide/show panel control (besides a confusing mouse gesture). No tooltips. No folder tree.

Non-standard in so many ways... Plus, even on my system the UI text is too dark without ability to adjust the UI contrast.

To see how to properly implement a dark theme on graphics software, check out Zoner at Zoner.com. Those guys really know what they are doing.

No access to my network drives or subst drives on my system. (Win64)

No zooming the preview (what up with that?). The list goes on.

No misunderstanding here, the node metaphor has potential and to be honest, this is version 1.0. But it feels more like a "proof of concept" presentation to potential investors rather than a tool for the end user.

If the developers pay more attention to the UI and adopt some standard/conventional UI metaphors, then IFX may fulfill it's potential. Until then, most potential users will give up with a shrug and move on.

Reply   |   Comment by JFC  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#41

I have to agree the whole thing was to dark and user unfriendly, the drag and drop method was okay if a little unorthodox and took a while for me to work out this method. The filters were common-place no better or no worse than available on most image editors. It may suit some folk out there, but I uninstalled it.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#40

C'mon, really? PhotoScape...Free and does more than most paid programs and constantly updated.
http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php
I have PhotoShop, AbroSoft, Jasc, and dozens of other software...but most things get started in PhotoScape for me, and most times finished there. Don't expect one program to do everything.

@Comment 16' Giovanni: You are a very knowledgeable person.
Rarely do I bother to comment but there are times that you include programs that are "free" but are crippled because there is a Pro version that you have to buy to get all the features as is the case of StylePix. Their page states that: Desaturate, saturate, smudge, dynamic brush, styles layers, and quick mask tools are only supported in StylePix Pro which you have to purchase. So it is a waste of time.
I shall check out your first suggestion pf NPS Nookin, but from their page; it seems that it is still in development. "Should Run"???

"NPS Image Editor requires a Windows PC running Windows XP or greater 1 – Windows Vista and above is preferred, including Windows 8. The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.5 is required in order for NPS to run (it is included by default on Windows Vista and higher). If the PC can comfortably run the operating system, NPS should comfortably run as well. NPS fully supports both 32-bit and 64-bit systems and will take advantage of the benefits of a 64-bit system if running on one."
"No Mac or Linux version" and a possible paid version is in the works, so it is a crippled software from the start.
My 2 1/4¢ worth and hopefully induce others to recommend worthy "free" alternative programs. I'm always looking for better free and/or paid programs for my own use.
Thanks GOTD, but considering all the negative comments on this software about registering...but more importantly the dark interface and confusing array...I'll pass.
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Well, I found this GAOTD pretty much interesting, despite its current low and (once again) misleading GAOTD rating.

The idea to create filters so as to add them on your photos is no bad and deserves a THUMBS UP, but the FREEWARE “NPS Image Editor” does the same and even more for FREE (and it’s also PORTABLE):

http://nps.nookkin.com/features.ndoc

And for a more comprehensive FREE & PORTABLE image editing tool:

http://hornil.com/en/products/stylepix/Features.html

Enjoy!

My 2 cents….
Comment by Giovanni — June 10th, 2013 at 5:53 am

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#39

After pasting the registration key and hitting the OK button, nothing seemed to happen. But closing the program and then restarting the program seemed to work.

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#38

use the mentioned FREE prgs and plugin to make plugs.
Will compare them with this one.

Would be fine if RaySupreme comes also for free if they would like to afford.

Thx at all

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#37

For those that says it's too dark, adjust your monitors settings. I can see most of it clearly enough. Yes, grey on black is just dumb, but it's not illegible as some say. Go to the HELP menu and enter your key properly (copy and paste with no trailing spaces).

Worked 100% for me.

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#36

Does not work at all in Windows 8 - the installer simply fails. I tried to install some of their demos - same thing.

In Windows 7, installs fine, registers fine and works fine.

Good Giveaway for those without Windows 8

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#35

#7: "The interface is too dark and the menu text is not in contrasting colour. My guess is that the software developer outsourced the program coding to many Indians who seem to have a preference for extremely dark screens. You see exactly the same problem in Adobe Elements & when you see the credits to names of programmers you realise why."

FWIW when you're working with colors all sorts of things can influence what your eyes see, & stuff like room lighting, monitor calibration, AND the desktop [when visible] & app background all have an effect. Adobe may have started the trend -- I've no idea -- but years ago they started recommending a background that was 50% gray.

Photoshop is also expensive software, which means some users would like it regardless of need or how good it is/isn't, so some software companies mimic its appearance hoping to increase sales [knockoffs do sell]. While Adobe has a well tested reason for the dark appearance, other companies may or may not, & the background may be quite a bit darker or lighter when they're just mimicking the look of an expensive app. I'm NOT saying BrainDistrict fits into either category -- just explaining why folks see apps with the dark backgrounds.

As far as there being any cultural sort of bias towards light or dark backgrounds, that would be irrelevant because any company that wants to sell their software is going to design what their customers want & need regardless of what they prefer themselves. There are 3 words for companies that don't produce what their customers want/need -- Out Of Business. :)

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#34

Note: Not the same Mags @ comment #2.

This program seems good and has lots of potential, but will not download and try this time. Reason being the dark UI, hard to read text etc. I hope the developer reads and corrects these issues. I look forward to seeing this offer again in the future and if the developer makes the recommended changes then I will give it a try.

It is pointless for me to try it now as it would be very difficult for me to use this program.

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#33

Nice program for someone used to working with nodes, screen colours too dark.

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#32

As many others noted, the user interface (skin) is terrible, with its grey letters on a black background.
Because of this, I have not been able to enter the key (I presume; I cannot check whether or not I registered because the "About" screen is illegible also).
These black screens became fashionable one or two years ago; as soon as some compamies started using them, many others, afraid of appearing unsophisticated and not "modern", jumped on the illegibility bandwagon.
Corel, with PaintShop Pro, responded correctly. After vociferous complaints, they produced an updated version including 4 (four!) GUI's. The user can take his pick; especially the light blue interface is tops. Thisa requires very little coding ...

As is, the present program is WORTHLESS to me, and, as I expect, to at least 20 percent of possible users. (Yes, I am 81 years old, but do not believe programs should be legible only to young people in darkened cubicles with possibly better monitors than mine!)

William W. Geertsema

Reply   |   Comment by William W. Geertsema  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#31

program is definitely interesting, seems most people on here have no clue on what it can do (see for example #3, #24) read comment from graylox.
yes the skin is to dark so I am curious, changing the workspace images (among others)in the rs folder...would that change the skin? is this skinnable at all? (if so, the targeted users for this program should not have a problem changing it)

bug?: it doesn't show any thumbnails for my pictures, I have to check them all or know the name to find the one I want to edit (and since most images in my folder have names like cimg8762....)

again, this program could potentially be a winner if only that skin (and help) would have been more flexible. won't give thumbs up/down until I get an answer to these questions, since I have seen a comment by the development team I hope they will respond

p.s Marie....no reasons to call this crap, unneeded bashing. You thank Giovanni who clearly states that this is an interesting program with a rating that is (as usual) to low

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