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Paint, Draw, and Edit Images With RealWorld Paint--For Free

Manipulate photos, paint, draw, and animate raster images with free RealWorld Paint.

For Vector Design on a Budget, Consider DrawPlus

Create accurate vector illustrations, logos, and other artwork for print or online with DrawPlus Starter Edition, a free demo of the full $99 version of this Adobe Illustrator competitor.

Turn Your Photos Into Striking High-Dynamic-Range Images With EasyHDR Pro

EasyHDR lets you produce stunning high-dynamic-range images with an easy-to-use, professional interface.

Quick-and-Dirty Video Editing With Free Avidemux

This free utility offers easy video editing, plus encoding to a number of different formats--when there's no easier way to do it.

PCWorld's Favorite Downloads of 2011

At the end of another year, PCWorld reviewers name downloads and Web programs we liked so much we just kept on using them.

Paint Digital Artwork With PD Artist and Plenty of Patience

Use realistic-feeling tools to create digital paintings on a PD Artist canvas...but prepare for a steep learning curve.

ArtRage Studio Pro Makes Natural-Looking Paintings Easily and Inexpensively

Create realistic digital paintings in a "too much fun to put the brush down" trance with ArtRage.

MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX: Pro-Level Video Editing for a Great Price

Movie Edit Pro MX edits videos with Adobe Premiere-level precision, at a fraction of the price.

FoxIt PhantomPDF Business 5.0 Review: Budget PDF Maker Does the Job

Though FoxIt Phantom PDF outputs run-of-the-mill PDFs well, it lacks the tools for most advanced PDF tasks.

Three 3-D Modeling Programs, From Free to Fancy: Blender, 3DCrafter, Poser

Whether you're a designer, a coder, or new to 3-D, there's a program to help you draw models in three dimensions.

Black Friday Survival Guide: 15 Apps to Hunt Down Deals, Parking, and More

These 15 apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 can help you save money and time on your post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy.

3DCrafter Is a Free and Friendly Way to Make 3D Models

Build and animate complex 3D objects and accurately-engineered models with 3D Crafter.

Create 3D Models With Poser 9

Poser 9 provides 3D mannequins to manipulate infinitely to create 3D art and animation.