Graphics

Tens Of Millions Of Images That Are Free To Use

Posted on September 13, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google, Graphics | Tags: , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a post: I’ve written in this column in the past about online photo libraries and collections that are free to use. They’re great if you need an image to illustrate a card or flyer you’re designing, perhaps, or a web site you’re working on.

Source: Tens Of Millions Of Images That Are Free To Use | Gizmo’s Freeware

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7 Free Windows Apps for Exploring Your Creative Side

Posted on June 16, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: If you are just starting to explore your creative side and want to experiment with a free Windows app, then we have the ones for you.

Source: 7 Free Windows Apps for Exploring Your Creative Side

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Pixton | Comics | Make a Comic or Storyboard

Posted on April 25, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , |

The world’s most popular and easy to use comic and storyboard creator.

Source: Pixton | Comics | Make a Comic or Storyboard

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AutoDraw

Posted on April 19, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a post on AutoDraw: Start drawing something and, as you do so, a list of suggested items appears on the top menu bar. The more you draw, the more the list of suggestions is refined. Click on one of them, and your scrawl is replaced by a much better version.

Fast drawing for everyone. AutoDraw pairs machine learning with drawings from talented artists to help you draw stuff fast.

Source: AutoDraw

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Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software : Canva

Posted on November 18, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Freeware!

Source: Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software – Canva

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How To Print Tiled Images With Microsoft Paint

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a suggestion: The other day I needed to print a large image that I’d download from the internet. Rather than cramming the entire picture onto a single sheet of paper, I wanted to do what’s known as a tiled print. This means that the computer prints sections of the image onto multiple sheets, that I can then tape together to make up a large poster.

Source: How To Print Tiled Images With Microsoft Paint | Gizmo’s Freeware

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A Free Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Visio

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: Need to create diagrams, flowcharts, circuits, or other kinds of entity-relationship models? Microsoft Visio is the best software for that, but it’s expensive. We will show you two free open source alternatives: Dia and LibreOffice Draw.

Source: A Free Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Visio

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Using PowerPoint as a design tool — from Ned Potter

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Graphics, Microsoft PowerPoint | Tags: , |

Ned-Potter.com is a blog about edtech, scholarly comms, social media, presentation skills, and marketing.

Source: Using PowerPoint as a design tool — Ned Potter

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Remove Image Backgrounds Free & Fast – Background Burner – Bonanza

Posted on April 11, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , |

Gizmo’s Free Software recommends a free online background remover to remove the background from any image or photo. The fastest way to remove backgrounds online.

Source: Remove Image Backgrounds Free & Fast – Background Burner – Bonanza

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Best Free Paint Programs

Posted on February 26, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has Paint programs—when we talk about them some people may interpret them generally as a raster or bitmap editor, or wrongly as vector-graphic drawing software. Even though they have some similarities, paint programs are really a different class of product.

Source: Best Free Paint Program | Gizmo’s Freeware

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Project Naptha

Posted on April 23, 2014. Filed under: Chrome and Chromium, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

Project Naptha is a Chrome browser add-on that allows you to edit the text inside graphic images.

You can copy, paste, edit, or translate text.  It’s not infallible, but it opens up a new range of actions.

 

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Easily Remove Image Backgrounds Online – Clipping Magic

Posted on May 23, 2013. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

Clipping Magic lets you remove the background image from photos using an online service.

“Features:
A user friendly web application.
Lets you remove backgrounds of images.
Lets you specify the areas of objects and backgrounds.
Provides resultant image in PNG format.”

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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AutoCAD WS – Android Apps on Google Play

Posted on April 21, 2013. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , |

AutoCAD WS is an Android App on Google Play.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

“AutoCAD WS enables you view, edit, and share AutoCAD® drawings with anyone, anywhere using your mobile device. Annotate and revise drawings in the office, in the field, or in a meeting. Work on designs without an internet connection, and easily open DWG, DWF, and DXF™ files directly from email. Simplify design creation, review, and approval using powerful, built-in social design collaboration tools. Unleash the power of AutoCAD design beyond the desktop with AutoCAD WS.”

Handy for keeping your AutoCAD work in a portable format on your phone/tablet.

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Pic to Icon Converter from ProDraw Graphics

Posted on April 1, 2013. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , |

ProDraw Graphics has a free Pic to Icon Converter.

  • Convert images into icons easily.
  • Choose from ICO, BMP, PNG, GIF or JPG format.
  • Choose from 10 different output sizes.
  • Options to resize, crop or sharpen the image.
  • No registration required.

Recommended by MakeUseOf (source of the list of items above)

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Editor for Google Maps [MapFab.com]

Posted on June 18, 2012. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google, Graphics | Tags: , , |

Editor for Google Maps [MapFab.com] works with Google Maps to let you label, draw lines, etc. on maps.

You can stick a label where there’s parking available, or a rest stop, or whatever.  You can draw a line or a box to mark something.  And, you can save the map to send or print.

Freeware, recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Become A Photographer

Posted on November 23, 2011. Filed under: Graphics | Tags: , , , |

Become A Photographer is a summary of photography as a profession, and includes some salary examples, financial aid (scholarships, etc.) for students, and a listing of accredited schools for degrees.

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Identikit just like a Police Sketch Artist

Posted on November 7, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Fun, Graphics | Tags: , , , |

Identikit lets you create a face just like a Police Sketch Artist.

(Provided you’re in a place where they can’t afford a real artist, of course.)

Freeware.

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Icon Archive

Posted on October 3, 2011. Filed under: Graphics, icons | Tags: , , , |

Icon Archive lets you “Search 288,618 free icons, desktop icons, download icons, social icons, xp icons, vista icons”.

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Fatpaint

Posted on September 6, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

Fatpaint is Free Graphic Design Software and Photo Editor, Online to Paint, Draw, Create Logo, Illustration, Page Layout.

  • A feature-rich and advanced image editing .
  • Offers many vector and paint features.
  • Lets you directly add images from Wikimedia, Picasa, Flickr, Bing, Yahoo and Google.
  • Integrated with Zazzle.
  • Lets you save projects locally or on the server.
  • Lets you save projects locally as images.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Dia draws your structured diagrams

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , |

Dia draws structured diagrams such as flowcharts and electrical wiring.

This is a free Windows, Mac OS X and Linux version of the popular open source program.

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