Portable applications in general are software and programs that you can run independently from a removable disk (like flash/pen drive) without installing them to your computer hard drive. It can be very expensive in order to purchase the best design application for a designer. This post collects 18 best free portable applications for designers. I hope you will gain lots of ideas to make your design more efficient.
With the help of X-Inkscape you can edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and many more very easily. It is one type of vector editor which supports many features like markers,clone,alpha blending etc.
It provides many features for image enhancing and image editing. This editor is very much similar to Photoshop. Designers familiar with Photoshop feel it easy to use. It also have auto enhancing option .
IcoFX is an icon editor which allows you to create and modify icons. Like you can can convert your image to an icon then again convert that icon to your image. Virtually there is no limit of creating different icons. It supports Windows and Mac platform.
RIOT stands for Redical Image Optimization , a free image optimizing tool which allows you to save images for web/email/other media with the best compression ratio and quality.
This design application helps you to design flow chat & UML class diagrams very quickly. This is also helpful for creating illustrations and slide shows.
Photoscape is a graphics editing application which allows users to fix and enhance their photos. It is very easy to use due jam-packed with various features.
Artweaver, a simple freeware application that supports common image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG and PSD, in addition to its own format (AWD).
It helps designers and photographers to design logos and graphics with the help of its powerful tools.
Inkscape is an open-source Scalable Vector Graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X.
FastStone Photo Resizer is a free portable application which enable users to convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate and change color depth in a quick and easy batch mode.
This portable application creates PNG screenshot and easily make them available for user.
This application includes different features like red eye removal,resizing,cropping,comparison,image viewing and adjustment of different colors.
Using this portable application you can view and show off your pictures from an iPod, USB flash drive, portable hard drive etc. You can view picture in thumbnail,slide show mode ,full screen mode and much more.
Using this portable application you can easily convert a digital photograph to an art automatically.
It is a very powerful commercial graphics tool which always shows 100% accurate preview of the drawn shape.It allows to edit your pictures with layers and assign effects to each layer.
This portable program allows you to take full screenshot of your screen and save the screenshot to a file of your system. It also provide additional options to apply text and change shapes of your screenshot.
It is an user friendly portable application for taking and editing screenshots. Generally it supports easy capture of non-rectangular windows.
This free portable program can be used for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
All these 18 best free portable applications are widely used by most professionals from different industries. Have a look on the list to adopt your own style.