The Simplest Free Tools For Common Photo Edits (That Aren't Photoshop)

Opening up Photoshop or GIMP just to crop an image is silly. Those powerful tools are great, but sometimes you just need a simple program. Here’s how to do some of the most common edits with simple, free, online tools.


The Slanted Home Screen

Today’s design, built for Themer, is a single-page home screen that puts your most important information on one slick-looking page.


The Firewatch Desktop

Over on Flickr, Ahmad is pumped for Firewatch, an upcoming game that promises to be amazing. His desktop gives us sunset from a beautifully high vantage point — but it also helps him launch apps and check his system status. Here’s how he set it up.


CDock Customises The Background And Colour Of Your Mac's Dock

Mac: Apple doesn’t give you many options for customising your dock from the System Preferences. Free app cDock lets you customise the colours and backgrounds to your heart’s content.


Google Art Project Puts An Art Masterpiece On Every New Chrome Tab

Just as your browser’s homepage can be a source of inspiration, so can the new tab page, since you probably open it quite often. How about some fine art throughout your day?


The VU Meter Home Screen

VU meters have a certain delightful nostalgia to them. While we may have more space-efficient ways to measure battery life, this home screen sure looks good doing it.


The San Miguel Desktop

Mac: Reader Kiss Kiss Bang! Bang! wanted to put together a desktop that shows his hometown in all its glory, and we think he’s done just that — it’s stunning. Here’s how he set it up, and how you can put a piece of San Miguel on your desktop too.


Jumping Ship From Photoshop To Pixelmator: A Switcher's Guide

Pixelmator is now our favourite image-editing app for Mac because it’s incredibly cheap ($37.99) and almost as powerful as the far more expensive Adobe Photoshop. But if you’re coming over from Photoshop, you’ll notice that things work a bit differently. Let’s take a look at how to do some of the most common Photoshop stuff in Pixelmator so you can get to using it right away.


Carefully Decide Where To Get A Tattoo With This Pain Chart

Tattoos are certainly not for everyone, but if you’re considering one, make sure you know what you’re getting into. This pain chart highlights the parts of the body that can hurt the most when the needle comes down.


Gallery Doctor Identifies Bad Or Duplicate Photos For Easy Deletion

Android: You don’t have to try very hard to take too many photos with your phone. Gallery Doctor will help clean up the garbage by identifying photos that are too similar, or finding the ones that have poor lighting and may not look very good.