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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Project Naptha Google Chrome extension

Posted on May 2, 2016. Filed under: Chrome and Chromium, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Google | Tags: , , , , , |

ZDNet recommends the Project Naptha extension for Google Chrome to let you highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.

Source: Free, must-have Google Chrome extensions – Page 17 | ZDNet

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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.

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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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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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PhotoFunia

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Avatars, Fun, Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , , |

PhotoFunia lets you add art effects to photos.

Good place to create a new avatar for someone!

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CloudCanvas

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , |

CloudCanvas is a HTML5 art editor which doesn’t need Flash (so you can use it on iPad and other iOS devices), and runs online, so you just need web access.

In addition to drawing you can import images from Google Images and DeviantArt. You can access the “File” menu at the top left to save your created designs as PNG image files or as SVG files.

Features:

  • Very user friendly.
  • Based on HTML5.
  • Contains many drawing and design features.
  • Novices and experts, both can have fun with CloudCanvas.
  • Images can be exported from Google Images and DeviantArt.
  • Lets you save designs as PNG or SVG files.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Sculptris 3-D freeware

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

Sculptris is currently free 3-D modeling software.

Features:

  • Create cool 3D models on your computer.
  • Tons of features to draw and customize your model.
  • Ask questions from other users or see gallery of models.
  • No registration required.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

 

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PosteRazor – Make your own poster!

Posted on February 21, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

PosteRazor open-source app PosteRazor takes images from a variety of file types, rasterizes them to enlarge them without pixelation, and formats them for printing out in large formats, so that you can physically stitch them together as a poster.”

Recommended by PC Magazine.

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Five Best Online Image Editors

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , |

Lifehacker has their Five Best Online Image Editors.

  • Sumo Paint
  • Adobe Photoshop Express
  • Pixlr
  • Picnik
  • Aviary Phoenix
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Greenshot – a free and open source screenshot tool

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , |

Greenshot is a free and open source screenshot tool for productivity.

“Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows with the following key features:

Create complete or partial screenshots quickly. Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot. Send the screenshot to a file, the clipboard, a printer or as e-mail attachment.

Being easy to understand and configurable, Greenshot is an efficient tool for project managers, software developers, technical writers, testers and anyone else creating screenshots.”

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Muvizu: Create Cool 3D Animations & Share

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf recommends Muvizu to Create Cool 3D Animations & Share them.

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Textures library – free surfaces for 3ds Max, LightWave

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , |

Textures library is full of free surfaces for 3ds Max, LightWave.

Pick a background for email, websites, etc.

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Xentient Thumbnails

Posted on June 28, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Freeware Genius has a post on Xentient Thumbnails which “changes the default icons for image files in Windows Explorer and replaces them with thumbnails of the images themselves. It works automatically on all image files within the Windows environment without user intervention.”

This gives you the advantage of thumbnails along with details.

Freeware.

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