Pictures, data retrieval, webcam

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General purpose image viewing

multi purpose viewer and thumbnail sorting, can take nice screen shots too, Irfan-view http://www.irfanview.com/
nice tool for "dewarping" pictures, meaning making bend pages and similar things look like scans http://www.photoscanner.eu/

Printing:

Cool online tool for changing RGB into CMYK (for printing) https://www.rgb2cmyk.org/

scientific picture treatment:

imagej (classic) tons of plugins for any purpose, there is a special microscopy version! http://rsbweb.nih.gov/ij/
modules for particle analysis, 3d cuts and more
lispix http://www.nist.gov/lispix/

Python and Matlab have extensive modules for Picture treatment
especially for biological imaging and including particle tracking and separating modules, 3d tools and more is the package BioImageXD http://www.bioimagexd.net/

photo treatment:

gimp for serious treatment  http://www.gimp.org/

only recently there is a powerfull new image program available. Lightzone. It works non destructive until the picture is saved and used to be  expensive. Now it is free
http://lightzoneproject.org/

for working with raw images there are several nice tools:
raw therapy  http://www.rawtherapee.com/

Photivo http://photivo.org/

UFRaw:http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/Install.html

for linus only there is the raw editor http://www.darktable.org/

Animated Gifs

Programs for combining different pictures to animated gif: (this is what you want to do in a presentation, gif always work and do not hang like movies)
http://www.onyxbits.de/giftedmotion (java, without installation)
http://www.benetonsoftware.com/Beneton_Movie_GIF.php
http://www.polygonsoft.com/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=38 (german)

Really good program for making manuals or time/event regulated screenshots http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

Interesting movie recording tool.

https://mathewsachin.github.io/Captura/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/camstudio/

really nice programs for digitizing data

I recently stumbled over this web tool that can be used online or be downloaded for many platforms. It works like a charm. I highly recommend to listen to the instructions  under help for how to start using it. https://apps.automeris.io/wpd/

the oldest in this list but works ok http://www.unige.ch/sciences/chifi/cpb/windig.html

This one is manual, g3data most stable and based on linux but a windows version is available http://www.frantz.fi/software/g3data.php

This one is supposed to be automatic, haven't tried Engauge Digitizer http://digitizer.sourceforge.net/index.php?c=2

This java based plot digitizer is supposed to be automatic but haven't tried it yet http://sourceforge.net/projects/plotdigitizer/ (needs this extra program for automatic retrieval: http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/)

this little tool that is supposed to work with different colors during the data retrieval http://www.sgrillo.net/graphdata/

CSV tools

It happened quite often that ascii files you retrieve are strangely separated. this CSVeditor has helped me often to clean up data http://csved.sjfrancke.nl/
data mining program
 (for finding connections in curves)  http://rapid-i.com/content/blogcategory/10/69/lang,en/

video tools

virtual dub has a large subset of plugins that can do pretty much everything you will ever need. I like the extraction algorithm to make a set of jpg out of whatever video format
http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/

webcam software

small minimalistic software with scaling of the screen and many settings. Camera settings must be changed in the native camera software Booruwebcam free for non commercial use   http://www.booru.net/projects.html
webcam software that shows pictures and can insert scales originally programmed for CNC called CentreCam free only for evaluation purposes  http://www.miketreth.mistral.co.uk/centrecam.htm
webcam software with settings, not sure how good yet but looks like usefull   http://www.freewarefiles.com/RGS-AvaCam_program_23445.html

Powerfull suite to stream data
https://obsproject.com/de/download