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Everyone loves free stuff, especially free stuff that works great !
Here are my personal favorites.
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PicSizer

http://www.axiomx.com/downloads/PicSizer.zip

PicSizer is a utility for resizing images in batches and individually. It was designed with owners of digital cameras in mind, but it can also be very useful for designers and other people who work with images on a daily basis. It's the perfect tool for quickly generating screen-friendly versions of your images at dramatically reduced file sizes, and it's powerful yet easy to use... Another must have program!!!

Dup Detector

http://www.prismaticsoftware.com/Download/SetupDD3.zip

Dup Detector finds duplicate and near duplicate images by opening and reading image pixel data. Large image collections often are filled with duplicate images under different names. Use Dup Detector
to clean them.

Batch Rename Utility

http://www.prismaticsoftware.com/Download/BatchRN.zip

Single best way to rename tons of images. Better than the ones I have purchased, prior to finding this one. I cannot praise this program enough.

ThumbHTML http://landscapeimage.com/photos/downloads/ThumbHTML/

Takes your images and creates Thumbnails, HTML pages for those thumbnails and even makes a slideshow. This one program will do everything you need to get a personal website ready.
FOTOCROP This works with Paint Shop Pro to give you exact cropping, for the most common dimensions. It's Fast and Easy. I use it whenever I am editing an Image.
Digital Image
Recovery

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/setup.exe

This will recover an image, from a so-called "Empty" Folder. It will also root out images inside of most slideshows or other types of media. If you have deleted your images, then wish to recover them, this is the App for you. I have even made streaming media, deleted the images, then wished to alter the streaing media. Store the streaming to a Cd. Open this program and tell it fetch images from the Cd. More ways to use than I can state here.

Eraser 4.0
Perfect for you paranoid folks out there

When you delete a file, the operating system does not really remove the file from the disk; it only removes it's reference (like erasing a chapter name from the index of a book). The file remains on the disk until another file is created over it and, even after that, it is technically possible to recover data by using an undelete utility.
Eraser is an advanced security tool, which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
To Visit the program authors website, Click Here

File Splitter MaxSplitter is a small and fast utility that does merely two things: it splits files and rejoins them! Its interface is intuitive and requires no in-depth documentation to get started. But although it looks simple at first, it features many specialized options to make the splitting as versatile as possible.
To visit the program authors website, Click Here
G.W. Scan

This handy little utility will overwrite all data by writing Zero's to the hard drive. I never format without first using this application. It will work on all hard drives. Literally, a MUST HAVE APPLICATION.

Norton Removal Application Ever tried to remove Norton Anti-virus from your pc? If so, you will love having this little dandy around. To visit the website, Click Here

Outlook Express Force
I.D. Log-in

Great little tool. What this does is force outlook express to present a log on menu, for the various identities you may have. Everyone in the house can have their own e-mail, access that e-mail from the same desktop and never see anothers e-mail. No more waiting for Outlook to open, just so you can switch identities. Another MUST HAVE tool.
To visit the Authors website, Click Here
Searchbar If you school age children, or do much research on the web, you are going to want this one. Basically, it puts a Google right on your taskbar. Also, includes a calender, clock and tons more. I use this tool, at least 40 times a day, myself.
To visit the program authors website, Click Here

Stripmail
Strips the characters ">" and "|" from forwarded e-mails. Formats the text into paragraphs, making it easier to read. Changes the text's right margin, by indenting.
Can be used with any e-mail client. (261Kb)
To visit the program authors website, Click Here
System Identifier Want to know literally everything that is on your pc? Use this free tool.
To visit the program authors website, Click Here
 
LINKS
These websites have too much useful FREE software, for me to even attempt to post on my Downloads page. The more you know about computers, the more you will come to appreciate the software that is available through these links. To me, this is what is so great about the Internet, the free exchange of idea's and applications, by personal users, for the personal user. If you find any of the software useful, send an e-mail to the creator and let him/her know how much you apprciate the fruit from their Labors of Love. Enjoy!!!!!
AnalogX - Tons of Great Applications
MajorGeeks -- Even more, must have apps
Shareware Hall of Fame --
Drivers Anyone? -- Need a driver, get it here
Windows Files -- If you ever need to replace a corrupted Windows System file, this is the place. Just about every windwos file, for every Windows O.,S. A true Lifesaver
if you know of some great Downloads that should be included here, drop me an