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Sample the Icon Buffet

It’s one of those wonderful services I’ve been using for a while – it’s time I should mention it. IconBuffet gives you access you loads (and I mean LOADS) of truly beautiful and professionally-designed icons. I haven’t had any spam

Posted in Graphics


I discovered Picasa only recently. Until now (confession time), I’d never used any photo-managing software; I just couldn’t be bothered. But Picasa is nice. It’s very intuitive, does a lot automatically (i.e. doesn’t bother me too much), and has a

Posted in Google, Graphics, Web Apps

Photopress update: 0.83

It keeps getting better and better. I’ve started using it over at FussyPoodle. I’m finding it intuitive – it fits nicely into the blogging workflow – and there’s nothing superfluous in it.

Posted in Graphics, WordPress

Xara: new tutorials

From the Xaraxone November News: The recent release of Adobe Illustrator CS2 introduced a new feature that has created waves of hype and interest. The feature in question is the Live Trace, which can be used to convert bitmaps and

Posted in Graphics, Xara

Xara Xtreme Introduction – overview of new features

Gary Priester has put together a wonderful tour of all the new features in XaraXtreme. Go have a drool … If you have always believed that vector graphics and bitmap graphics software should be kept at arm’s length from each

Posted in Graphics, Xara

Free greyscale icons

Ian Main at offers a set of 40 greyscale icons (34x34px) – very nice they are, and very generous of Ian!

Posted in Graphics

Xara Heaven – Dreams Do Come True

Caught up with the big news in the Xara world: they’re going open-source! I can hardly contain my joy. 🙂 Here is the low-down: XaraXtreme and the announcement by Charles Moir on the TalkGraphics Xara forum: I’m a Windows user,

Posted in Graphics, Linux, Mac