Power Toys for XP


Well Vista may be here, but for those of us not upgrading (until the next machine comes preinstalled), here are some cool utilities that don’t get much press, but which are pretty useful. They are called “PowerToys”:http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx and amongst them are:

* RAW Image viewer. If you are using Canon or Nikon high end cameras, they produce their own proprietary format and this lets you preview and use them
* Color Control Applet. This lets you look at color spaces. Way beyond the casual user, but useful to see what’s inside an ICM file.
* Alt-Tab replacement. From the Mac, you can actually see what the other application is before selecting it.

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