To email or post  images on the web choosing the ideal compression ratio and quality can prove quite tricky. To carryout this job, RIOT, developed by Lucian Sabo, can prove useful. Among its features are a simple, clean user interface to save and optimize JPEG, GIF and PNG; Common tools: pan and zoom, rotate, flip, resize image by using best known resample filters (ex: Lanczos3, Catmull Rom, Bicubic, and others); Fast processing; see instant results including resulting file size; Dual view: original - result. Automatic preview of resulting image; batch support - process multiple files simultaneously; RIOT can be integrated as plug-in in well known programs like The GIMP, IrfanView and XnView.  The 1.06 MB RIOT v.0.4.4 (19 -10-2010), includes all functionality - no additional plugins needed  for Windows 2000 or newer including  XP, Vista, Windows 7, can be downloaded at  http://luci.criosweb.ro/riot/


QuuxPlayer is a simple Windows media player, without the features like like skins, add-ons, on-line stores, and others which most of the times distract with unnecessary complexity. It can get to the music you want to hear quickly and easily, even with libraries of tens of thousands of tracks, all with great sound quality.  QuuxPlayer can be started right away, offers a rich set of features like advanced automatic playlist rules,  a 30 band equalizer, “HTPC Mode”  to make it easy to see all important controls from across the room, SmartFilters and Quick Indexes take you directly to what you want to hear, Text search updates results as you type, Play an entire album (and nothing else) with a single key or gamepad button; Unlimited playlists, both standard and automatic (including plain-english rules); Automatic monitoring of selected Windows folders to keep the your library up to date, Internet Radio support for easy browsing and choice of over 150 built-in stations or add your favorites; Easy podcast organizing and playback, with automatic download capabilities.and much much more.  QuuxPlayer, v, a mere 1.4 MB, open source and free, includes all functionality – no additional plugins needed, can be downloaded at www.quuxplayer.com/ downloads/do_download.php.


Inbox2  lets the user to access existing email accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Exchange) or any custom IMAP/POP3 accounts and social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Hyves, Yammer, Twitter), all using one application. All the messages, documents, links and contacts from these accounts are in one place to search, read and reply without having to login to multiple accounts. Features: Search and organise each Inbox separately; use of smart labels and stars for messages and attachments; import existing labels from other services such as Gmail; in realtime get to know what friends and connections are opining; and synchronize mail, calendar, tasks. You can try out Inbox2, an application that brings communication – and the people you communicate with – into a single, synchronized application, at www.inbox2.com/.


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