The following software is available for download and is supplied without charge. This software is covered by copyright and all rights are retained by BruntonSoft Software. I hope you find some of these programs useful. They were all created to solve specific problems I've encountered. I have tried to make the user interface reasonably self-evident, since I don't like having to refer to help files to discover how a piece of software is supposed to work. However, since some of the tasks are very occasional, having created the software is no guarantee that even I'll remember how to use it. Therefore, most applications do include help files that explain the operation and features of the software. I'm always interested in feedback. Please drop me an e-mail note if you have suggestions or comments. To this point, I've decided not to require registration as part of using the software here. However, if you send me an e-mail indicating you're using one of my programs, I will send you notification of updates as I post them to this site. All my software is designed to run with Windows 10. While the programs will likely run under Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista, and possibly on Windows XP or earlier, I no longer have those operating systems installed and cannot test or troubleshoot the software on those earlier versions of Windows. Although I have not yet made the source code to these projects generally available, I am considering this option. In the meantime if you are interested in the source code for any project, contact me and I`m sure we can arrange for you to get the source code.

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PicLevel 1.0 New!

PicLevel allows you to correct the horizontal line in a digital image. I take many underwater photographs and frequently I am, along with my camera, tilted at an odd angle when I take a picture. When later viewing the image, it is clear that the bottom is not really at an angle of 45 degrees. By defining what level should be, the image is rotated so what should be level is actually horizontal. After rotation, the image often looks diamond shape. In the first image above, the bottom is angled from left to right at about 30 degrees. After rotating the image, the image at right, has an odd orientation, even though the bottom is now level. PicLevel then provides the option to crop the rotated image to a rectangular region so that the essential part of the image is preserved and looks normal as can be seen with the image to the right here. At each stage, rotation and cropping, the image can be saved. The image can be saved in any of four formats: JPG, PNG, BMP, or GIF. The file name is annotated to indicate what transformation has taken place by appending an information suffix to the original file name. The file name itself, can be modified as desired, although the transformed image is saved in the same folder as the original. You may download PicLevel 1 here (March 2018)

Unichord 1.4 New!

April 2018 Unichord is a program to show the finger positions and notes for any of the sixteen most common chords, in any key, on the fretboard of any fretted string instrument in any tuning. In addition to three pre-set instruments - Guitar in standard EBGDAE tuning, Mandolin in standard EADG tuning, and Bass Guitar in standard GDAE tuning - any user-defined instruments may be configured, saved and re-opened. The sixteen basic chords are available along with the seven modes. These can all be displayed using any tonic note (i.e. the finger position and notes for a minor seventh chord can be displayed for any of the 12 possible chords - Am, A#m, Bm, Cm, C#m, etc.). The displayed chord or mode may then be printed. In addition, the seven scale tone chords for any key can be printed, each on a separate fretboard. Download Unichord 1.4 April 2018)

Dewacha Version 4.0 New Version!

November 2017

The program name Dewacha is derived from Desktop Wallpaper Changer. Dewacha groups images in Image sets providing a way to select sets of desktop wallpaper to match your mood or interest. Wallpaper can be changed when the program starts, at set intervals or manually. The wallpaper image can be tiled, centred or made to fit the screen resolution. Dewacha works with Windows 10 and likely works with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, although it is no longer possible for me to test the program on these platforms. Most image file formats are supported. It has been tested with JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG, PSD (Photoshop) and Nikon RAW (.nef) image files. Version 4 is yet another interface redesign utilizing the design concepts from Version 3 and making work-flow more intuitive. The program preferences are now saved in the Registry, replacing the configuration file used with previous versions. Version 3 provides a new, cleaner user interface and some implementation changes. Program preferences are now set through the System Menu rather than taking up space on the main screen. added the ability to run in administrator mode. With version I believe I have eliminated one of the key annoyances with Dewacha. When the wallpaper changes, Dewacha became the focus window and that meant whatever I was actually working on or reading lost focus and was no longer the main window and keystrokes did not stay with what I was doing. This affected everything from typing to scrolling. This problem has been solved with version 3.2.7. Download DewachaSetup.exe (Version November 2017) OnTime3  November 2013 OnTime is a utility for accurately setting the computer's system clock by synchronizing it with an international time server. Version 3 uses the virtual timeservers of the NTP Pool Project ( The timeservers available at any given moment for various regions around the world are provided by accessing the pool for that region. This simplifies the timeserver testing requirement at the client end and makes the entire process much faster. The user interface has been changed to accommodate this change in approach. You can download OnTime3Setup (Version - November 2013)

PicMover New Version

March 2018 (Version PicMover is a utility for moving files to a specified folder. Although PicMover will move any set of files, it is specifically designed to move image files. When I work with pictures I’ve taken they typically are categorized first by the general subject and then as the main body of images, the images I believe are worth sharing and those images that should probably be just discarded. I then put the images into folders reflecting that categorization. Most importantly for me is to move the pictures I’d like to share into a separate folder, the contents of which I can then upload to Google, Nikon Image Space, Flickr, Dropbox, or some other on-line service. Windows Explorer can do the job of sorting these images into the respective folders, but the image preview is woefully inadequate. PicMover was designed to address this problem. Clicking on the image name displays the image in the image preview pane. Information about the image, either the operating system file information or the image metadata (EXIF data for JPG images and PNG text for PNG images), the history of copy and move operations, and the list of files selected to be moved or copied is displayed in the information pane. Multiple images may be selected from one or more folders. Pictures taken by a digital camera in portrait mode would normally be displayed sideways. PicMover can automatically reorient the images so they are easily viewed. The rotated image may then be saved to the same folder as the original. In addition, rectangular section of an image may lso be cropped to highlight a particular feature of the image and the cropped section saved in the same folder as the original. PicMover is a re-design of MoveIt, switching from a dialog-based program to a windowed-document program. Because it is a major change I have decided that it is Version PicMover rather than 1.6.x.x of MoveIt. Version,, reflects another rewrite, changing the interface to give more area to the image preview and adding the ability to drag ‘n drop files to a folder. The changes are continued in subsequent versions. Download PicMoverSetup.exe (version 4) March 2018

PicSizer New Version

March 2018 PicSizer is a utility to resize selected images (replacing SizeSetter). Digital camera images now typically range anywhere from 6 to 16 mega-pixel resolution. This produces very large image files and while this resolution is useful when printing images, particularly in larger formats, and when enlarging and selecting a segment of the image, the size is overkill when all that is needed is to post the image on-line. PicSizer provides a number of options for producing scaled-down copies of digital camera images for use on-line. Images that are taken in portrait mode are automatically displayed in their proper orientation, although no changes are made to the original image. Resizing options may be specified by either setting the new width and height of the image or by specifying a percentage of the original. Pre-set sizes may be selected or a custom size, either using dimensions or percent, can be used to resize the image. The original image is not altered. Download PicSizerSetup.exe (Version, March 2018)


June 2015 I have found it useful to be able to create a collage of images to serve as a cover image for an album. However, making such a collage using a normal image editor is very time consuming. I developed PicTiler to tile a set of selected images into a single collage and then save the result. PicTiler also allows the tiled image to be cropped to eliminate or at least reduce the amount of blank space left when the tiling does not cover the entire canvas. Download PicTilerSetup (Version June 2015)


Email clients allow pictures to be attached so we can send them to family, friends and colleagues. Some email clients do make it easy and straight-forward to adjust the size of the pictures being sent so they don't use too much bandwidth or exceed the recipients' mailbox limits. However, some email clients make this process much more convoluted than necessary. Similarly, image editors offer to save images in an email friendly format, but that seems like overkill just to send pictures. PicMailer simply sends smaller formats of selected images to one or more email recipients allowing for a variety of image sizes. Changes from version 1.5 to 2.0 include changes to the interface as well as bug fixes. HTML message body functionality has been added. Download PicMailerSetup (Version August 2013) PicExif  October 2017 PicExif provides a tool to edit EXIF metadata in JPG images. Most useful are the Image Description, Author/Artist and Copyright fields that provide helpful identification to images. While some of this functionality is included with PicNamer, PicExif is useful when the image file name does not need to be changed. Some EXIF information is displayed that cannot be changed, such as the shutter speed and f-stop, as well as file and image size. Other fields such as camera make and model, Maker’s note and User Comment are open for user input. Download PicExifSetup  (Version October 2017)


September 2014 Another utility for working with images, PicSigner allows you to apply a signature and an additional line of text to an image. When images are posted on-line, there are few way to ensure they are not appropriated by someone else. Although adding the photographer’s name is not a guarantee, it does help assert the image’s ownership and copyright. By default, the copyright symbol © is placed before the author’s name. The second line of text is optional and if included may be either the file name (not including the file extension, such as “JPG”), a common phrase that will be add to each image (e.g. Susan’s Birthday Party) or the EXIF ImageDescription tag information. (The EXIF ImageDescription tag can be added to the image if it is not already present.) The first option is useful if the images have descriptive file names (e.g. Susan_cutting_cake.jpg) rather than the names provided by digital cameras (e.g. DSC_0001.JPG). The text may be positioned at the top or bottom (default) of the image and horizontally positioned on the left, centred or on the right. The font, size and colour of the text may also be selected. The program will either replace the original image with the annotated version or save the annotated images as a copy of the original. Download PicSignerSetup Version


July 2014 While working with EXIF metadata, I discovered routines in the graphics library, ImgSource from Smaller Animals, that described other metadata, encoded as IPTC, or International Press Telecommunications Council, standards for metadata.  The data are only encoded in JPG, TIFF or Photoshop (PSD) images. This program is simply designed to explore those data. Download PicIPTCExplorer July 2041


October 2013 This is a completely rewritten approach to the PList password wallet program. The user interface has been completely redesigned, adopting a tree structure organizational approach that simplifies viewing, creating and editing information. The interface enables a broader range of records to be saved and allows the user to change the labels associated with record fields. Configuration data has been moved within the database itself to add greater security for your information. While I use Roboform as my primary password safe because of its browser integration, PList has proved to be an important backup and secondary password repository. Download PList4Setup Version (October 2013)

PicNamer 4 New Version!

Version April 2018 This program is designed to facilitate renaming digital photographs. Images can be renamed individually or in sets. The new names use a base name in conjunction with a counter and the image’s time and date stamp that is created by the digital camera, arranged in any order. The counter may be started at an arbitrary starting point and the counting symbols can be numeric (001, 002, etc.) or upper or lower case alphabetic (_a, _b, or _A, _B etc. up to a maximum of 676 {_zz}). Images may be rotated and simple file management functions can be accomplished including folder creation and deletion, file movement and deletion.. PicNamer works with most image files. PicNamer 4 uses a five pane interface for navigation, image preview, and renaming. At the top of the navigation column is the navigation control pane. Below that, are two panes to display the folder structure (top), and the contents of the folder (bottom). The middle column displays the image. The pane/column on the right has the renaming parameters.  Each pane has a context menu that provides actions to be taken on the selected folders, file set or displayed image such as multiple selection or the rotation or renaming an image. EXIF metadata for the image description, author and copyright, can be added to a JPG or PNG image file. This information is typically displayed on picture hosting sites such as Google. Images can be adjusted for brightness, contrast. They can be cropped and rotated and converted to black and white. A copyright signature can be applied to the bottom right corner of the image. The font, font size and colour of this signature can be specified, allowing for this signature to be placed unobtrusively on the image. All selected images can be displayed in a tiled view in the image pane. This is the version of PicNamer I now use regularly. Download Version (PicNamerSetup.exe) April 2018)

PicOrient New Version!

April 2018 I frequently discover that a picture I’ve taken in portrait mode with my camera is treated as if it is in landscape mode by software that uses the EXIF orientation tag to adjust the display of the image. It is possible using other software such as PicEXIF (from BruntonSoft) to correct the EXIF orientation tag value so that it correctly reflects the image’s actual orientation. PicOrient is designed specifically for the task or changing (correcting) the orientation of an image. The image is displayed without any orientation correction and the EXIF orientation information, if any, is also shown. If they do not match, the EXIF orientation value can be changed to match the visual orientation of the image. The new orientation setting may then be saved with the image. In practice, only JPG images contain EXIF metadata. Therefore, PicOrient only reads JPG images. Download PicOrient Version (PicOrientSetup.exe - April 2018)
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