Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Just Released: MoneyLine Personal Finance Software for Mac OS X

Download MoneyLine 2.00 now at www.nchsoftware.com/personalfinance/index.html. Also available for Windows at the same page

How to Restore Color to a Black and White Photo Using PhotoPad

How to Add Color to an Old Black and White Photo Using the PhotoPad Colorize Tool

Ever wanted to see your old black and white family photographs restored in color? This video below will show you how to do so in our popular and easy to use photo editor:


PhotoPad's new Colorize tool allows you to do this by using transparency to overlay the color onto your image without losing the detail if you were to just paint over it.

To start:
  1. Use a scanner to import the photo into PhotoPad
  2. Once you have the black and white photo open, go to the Tools tab and pick Colorize.
  3. Once you have decided what to color first (background, subject, etc), click the Select Color button and either pick the color with the slider or enter in a hex/RGB value.
  4. Pick the appropriate brush size with the brush slider (bigger - quick wide coverage, smaller - detail work)
  5. Click and drag over the photo in the areas you want in that color. The color will seem much darker initially, but will fade in softly and naturally once you have finished that section.
  6. For detailed sections, you can zoom into the photo with a small brush to color in difficult to reach spots. You may also decrease the opacity to make the detail work more subtle, and paint over previously painted spots to blend the color.
  7. Repeat the process for each different section/color - it is suggested that you add a new colorize layer for each color you use to make editing and redoing significantly easier.
PhotoPad does most of the work for you, making you look like a master of restoration. Colorize is a complex tool that is really easy to use!

For more PhotoPad tutorials:
www.nchsoftware.com/photoeditor/tutorial.html

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Just Released: ClickCharts Diagram Flowchart Software for Mac OS X

Download ClickCharts 1.50 now at www.nchsoftware.com/chart/index.html. Also available for Windows and Android at the same page

New Release: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer for iOS

Download PhotoStage 3.41 now at www.nchsoftware.com/slideshow/index.html. Also available for Windows, Android and Mac OS X at the same page

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Just Released: MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software for Windows

Download MeshMagic 1.10 now at www.nchsoftware.com/meshmagic3d/index.html

Just Released: DreamPlan Home Design Software for Windows

Download DreamPlan 1.64 now at www.nchsoftware.com/design/index.html. Also available for Mac OS X and Android at the same page

How Text Expander Software Can Save You 100's of Hours a Year

How keyboard macro programs can increase productivity through typing shortcuts

If you work as a legal/medical transcriptionist, eBay reseller, customer relations manager, data entry clerk, programmer, or web designer - a simple text expander program can help you save many hours a week by creating text typing shortcuts to fill in common phrases or code strings in your workflow. Text expansion is a bit like auto-complete on a cell phone/Google — it allows you to enter a long string of text with a shorter string. When you’re using a text expansion app, it monitors your typing, and whenever you type a specific sequence of letters, it will replace those letters with a predefined piece of text. It could be your name, your address, or a full paragraph that you’ve saved.

Think of how many things you type over and over on a regular basis and the number of seconds it takes to write each phrase - text expansion allows me to type a few letters instead of that whole string of characters. Do the math - if you are in the medical transcription field, you are often typing long words that are hard to spell (and often doesn't register correctly with spell check). With a short setup period with the software, you can have several common diagnoses and descriptive sentences ready to go - a paragraph that would have taken a minute or two to type up can now be written in a few seconds!

With transcription usage covered, a couple of other examples:

eBay Seller:

Have a couple of different templates or common descriptions for your items? Save each one with a different string, and halve the time needed to make each listing and get more products up and running.

Customer Relations (CRM):

If you manage support emails or a business facebook/twitter account, you can have frequently used responses (Thank you for the comment, please leave us a review here; Sorry to hear about your issue with our product! For technical support, please go here; etc) saved and ready to go. It will certainly make qualifying for the Facebook Page Responsiveness Badge easier for your business page!

Data Entry/Programming/Web Design:

Have a particular formula, recursive loop, file location, or coding template that is referred to multiple times in your project? Text expanders don't just store letters, you can have common code snippets saved as well to save on development time.

Give our highly rated text expander a try: FastFox Text Expander for Windows and Mac

Features:

Text Expansion and Image Insertion
  • Expand keyboard shortcuts into words or phrases
  • Create an unlimited number of text shortcuts
  • No limit on expanded text length
  • Save plain text or formatted rich text expansions
  • Create a shortcut to insert images 
Shortcut and Macro Creation
  • Define macros for actions using special keys
    (i.e., Ctrl, Alt and Shift)
  • Create shortcuts from multiple key commands
  • Use keyboard macros within any program
  • Utilize a shared shortcut file on a network to standardize stock text across your business
  • Back up and restore shortcut data and groups 
Intuitive Autocomplete
  • FastFox learns your most commonly typed phrases and suggests them to you as you type, so you can select and insert text on the fly.
For a quick lesson on using FastFox, read this tutorial from WikiHow

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Just Released: WavePad Sound Editor for Windows

Download WavePad 6.48 now at www.nch.com.au/wavepad/index.html. Also available for iOS, Android and Mac OS X at the same page

Monday, March 21, 2016

New Release: VideoPad Video Editor for Mac OS X

Download VideoPad 4.41 now at www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html. Also available for Windows, Android and iOS at the same page

Thursday, March 17, 2016

How to Use MixPad as a Free Virtual Drum Beat Maker

Beat Designer - Free Digital Beat Maker/Drum Kit Software in MixPad


MixPad's Beat Designer is a built in tool that lets users create beat or drum tracks for their songs or any audio project. Users can take any audio file as a source for the Beat Designer (even record your own drums as a source!), but today, we'll cover how to access and use the free drum kit sound pack that comes with our top-rated multitrack recording software.

To open Beat Designer and download the free drum kit:

  1. Open MixPad
  2. Tools -> Beat Designer
  3. In the Beat Designer window, File -> Download Kits and Patterns
  4. A downloader will popup and automatically install the sound pack

This kit includes the following percussion sounds:

  • Kick
  • Snare (Off/On)
  • Flam
  • Hi-Hat (Open/Closed)
  • Pedal Hi-Hat
  • Side Stick
  • Rim Shot
Now you're ready to start creating your drum beat track!

By clicking along the timeline, users can add cues for each instrument - the red bar in each cue is the volume/intensity/velocity of each drum strike that can be dragged up or down.


Tool Panel
The tool panel is located in the bottom-left corner beside the timeline and contains controls for adjusting the tempo (BPM), time signature and length (in bars) of the beat clip you are creating. Changing their value will change the scale of the timeline.

Beat Divisions
You can subdivide each beat in a track to create smaller beat durations. So, for your kick drum you may have a kick every 1/4 quarter note, but for your hi-hat you may have a hit every 1/8 note. To change the beat divisions click on the spanner icon of the track and change the number of divisions.

Adding a Beat
 The sound a track makes is determined by the sound that is assigned to it. You can create and manage sounds using the Sound tab from the main toolbar. You can assign a sound to a track by clicking on the button with the trumpet icon. You add sounds to your track by simply clicking on the division you would like to place a sound.

Adjusting the Volume
 You can change the volume of each individual sound by dragging the small fader control in the center of each beat up or down. If the sound you are using consists of only one file then the volume will be attenuated by processing the audio. You can however configure your sound to use multiple files assigned to different volume ranges. In this case MixPad will choose the file which most closely fits the fader volume and then apply further processing to adjust the volume as required.

Tapping a Rhythm
 If you'd like to tap a rhythm into the Beat Designer while playing back, you can bind a key to each track so that when you hit the key, a sound will be placed in the division at the current cursor position. You can assign a key binding by clicking on the spanner icon of the track.

Loading your Beat Clip Back Into MixPad
 Once you are finished building your beat clip, click the Create Clip button on the toolbar and MixPad will create a new audio clip in the selected track of MixPad's main window.

Pattern Library
 A pattern is just a sequence of events played across the tracks of your beat clip. You can save and load your favorite patterns from the pattern library by using the Save Pattern and Load Pattern buttons. Patterns can be re-used with different sounds and kits. So you may have a standard 4/4 rock pattern that you like to begin with, but you can change it up quickly by assigning different sounds to the tracks.


Enjoy creating! If you'd like to get creative, remember that any sound recording/audio file can be used as a sound source for the Beat Designer.

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New Release: Pixillion Image Converter for Mac OS X

Download Pixillion 3.00 now at www.nchsoftware.com/imageconverter/index.html. Also available for Windows at the same page

New Release: VideoPad Video Editor for Windows

Download VideoPad 4.40 now at www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html. Also available for Mac OS X, Android and iOS at the same page

New Release: Doxillion Document Converter for Windows

Download Doxillion 2.48 now at www.nchsoftware.com/documentconvert/index.html. Also available for Mac OS X at the same page

Monday, March 14, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

New Release: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer for Mac OS X

Download PhotoStage 3.40 now at www.nchsoftware.com/slideshow/index.html. Also available for Windows, Android and iOS at the same page

Friday, March 11, 2016

New Release: Web Dictate for Windows

Download Web Dictate 2.13 now at www.nch.com.au/webdictate/index.html

How to Burn ISO Files Onto CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Discs

Create BluRay/CD/DVD Discs Using ISO Files in Express Burn


What is an ISO file?

An ISO file is an archive file of an existing CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray disc, and is one of the most common file types in transferring data from/to optical disc media.

ISO also have the ability to be mounted or emulated to use without a physical disc reader using a virtual drive program.

Any single-track CD-ROM, DVD or Blu-ray disc can be archived in ISO format as a true digital copy of the original. Unlike a physical optical disc, an image can be transferred over any data link or removable storage medium.

Burn ISO files onto discs with Express Burn

Express Burn can take ISO files and burn them easily and quickly onto the appropriate disc media, and can also take existing discs and create ISO images to save to your hard drive.

Once you have downloaded or copied an ISO/IMG file onto your computer, all it takes are six easy steps to burn an ISO-image to a CD , DVD , Blu-Ray of your choosing with Express Burn:

  1. Start Express Burn. (If the Select a New Disc to Burn dialog appears, click Cancel.)
  2. Select the ISO tab and click Write ISO.
  3. Select the ISO file and click Open.
  4. Insert a blank disc into the drive.
  5. Check the burning options, change any if needed, then click Burn.

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New Release: NCH Tone Generator for iOS

Download Tone Generator 3.23 now at www.nch.com.au/tonegen/index.html. Also available for Windows, Mac OS X and Android at the same page

New Release: BroadCam Video Streaming Server for Windows

Download BroadCam 2.34 now at www.nchsoftware.com/broadcam/index.html

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Just Released: WavePad Audio Editor for Android

Download WavePad 6.45 now at www.nch.com.au/wavepad/index.html. Also available for iOS, Windows and Mac OS X at the same page

New Release: VideoPad Video Editor for Mac OS X

Download VideoPad 4.39 now at www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html. Also available for Windows, Android and iOS at the same page

Just Released: Copper Point of Sale Software for Mac OS X

Download Copper 1.37 now at www.nchsoftware.com/point-of-sale/index.html. Also available for Windows at the same page

New Release: WavePad Audio Editor for Mac OS X

Download WavePad 6.45 now at www.nch.com.au/wavepad/index.html. Also available for iOS, Android and Windows at the same page

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Just Released: Switch Sound File Converter for Mac OS X

Download Switch 4.98 now at www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html. Also available for Windows and Android at the same page

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

New Release: WavePad Sound Editor for Windows

Download WavePad 6.44 now at www.nch.com.au/wavepad/index.html. Also available for iOS, Android and Mac OS X at the same page

New Release: Voxal Voice Changer for Windows

Download Voxal 1.30 now at www.nchsoftware.com/voicechanger/index.html. Also available for Mac OS X at the same page

Friday, March 4, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

WavePad로 노래에서 보컬을 제거하는 방법

 WavePad 오디오 편집 프로그램의 가장 인기 있는 기능 하나는 노래 또는 오디오의 일부분에서 보컬을 제거 또는, 감소시키는 기능입니다. 사용자는 보컬을 제거한 가라오케, 악기 샘플링, 음악 트랙 리믹스 등으로 오디오 사용 단순히 노래의 경음악 버전으로 저장할 있습니다.

보컬을 제거하려면, WavePad 노래를 로드하고 효과 탭으로 이동하여 음성 버튼을 클릭합니다. 드롭 다운 메뉴에서 음성 감소 선택합니다. 이렇게 하면 위치와 , 보컬 수준을 변경할 있는 대화 상자가 열리고, 그리고 베이스를 유지합니다. 일반적으로 기본 설정은 최적의 설정으로 작동하지만, 각각의 다른 노래들은 효과 감소 음성 주파수를 제거하기 위해 다른 설정을 필요로 있습니다. 기본 설정으로 충분하지 않으면, 사용자는 결과에 만족할 때까지 이러한 설정을 조정할 있습니다.

오디오 일부분에서 보컬을 줄이려면, 먼저 지역을 선택해야 합니다. 기본적으로 아무것도 선택하지 않은 경우, WavePad 전체 파일에 효과를 적용합니다. 전체 노래에서 보컬 감소를 편집할 경우, 선택을 건너뛸 있습니다.

오늘 WavePad 음악 편집 프로그램을 다운로드하셔서 노래에서 보컬을 제거하여 좋은 배경 음악, 노래방 노래 만들기 자신의 노래 연주의 녹음을 혼합하여 버전을 시도해 보십시오.

Just Released: VideoPad Video Editor for iOS

Download VideoPad 4.36 now at www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html. Also available for Windows, Mac OS X and Android at the same page

New Release: MSRS Recording System for Windows

Download MSRS 4.13 now at www.nch.com.au/msrs/index.html

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New Release: WavePad Sound Editor for Mac OS X

Download WavePad 6.43 now at www.nch.com.au/wavepad/index.html. Also available for iOS, Android and Windows at the same page
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