After a successful (and relatively bug-free!) beta testing session, PhotoDemon 6.0 has been deemed "ready for mass consumption". Normally this is where I would put a download link, but let me instead refer you to the new home of all things PhotoDemon: photodemon.org... (read more)
It's taken nearly six months, but PhotoDemon 6.0 is finally ready for release. I've already talked about some of the great features this release includes, like powerful selection tools, EXIF and other metadata support, Curves and other new tools, so I'd recommend glancing through the linked article if you're curious. Since that article was written, a number of other features have been added or improved... (read more)
The latest nightly build of PhotoDemon (download it here) includes a bunch of new and improved blur filters. I thought it would be fun to speed-test four of PhotoDemon's improved blur tools against two other free photo editors: GIMP and Paint.NET. The results were surprising enough that I thought them worth sharing... (read more)
This is not a full-blown article - just a quick HOWTO for people who require the latest version of zLib and want to use it from a language (like classic VB) that requires a standard WinAPI interface. You must compile zLib yourself using the free 2012 version of Visual Studio Express... (read more)
Fifteen years of free, open-source science and education projects are available for download at the tannerhelland.com programming directory.
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I'm a bioinformaticist by trade. For most of my career, that skill set paid the bills while I used my evenings and weekends to write books, compose music, and work on a variety of open-source programming projects. Eventually - and fortunately - I came to the realization that while I greatly enjoy science, my heart lies elsewhere, so in 2011, I quit my job and took up writing full-time. The plan for 2013 is to find a publisher for my latest novel (fingers crossed!). In the meantime, I use this site to collect my many side projects, which I hope is more useful than hiding them in an obscure desk drawer.
Kind regards to all. ~Tanner