4.1 Editing tools

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4.1 Editing tools
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Basic tools
Artensoft Photo Collage Maker, Aviary, Befunky, Jigsawsite, Google translator, Google Drive, Light Box Image Editor, Mind42, Mindmeister, Online image editor, PDFJoin, PDFSplit, Photoscape, Photosynt, Zamzar

Advanced tools
Bubble.us, FreeMind, KD Sim Studio, PDFEscape, Photocollage, Prezi, Tuxpi, Twine, Wink

Specialist tools
Caliph and Emir, E-adventure, Fotoflexer, Game Maker, GimpShop, JeLSIM Builder, Notepad++, Power Sound Editor Free, SWFTools, Vivaty studio, Voki, YouTube Video Editor


Artensoft Photo Collage Maker

http://www.artensoft.com/ArtensoftPhotoCollageMaker/

Artensoft Photo Collage Maker will turn pictures into collages.

What can I do with this tool?
Create photo collages

More info
Online demonstration: http://www.artensoft.com/ArtensoftPhotoCollageMaker/gallery.php
Related tools: Photovisi
Commercial alternatives: Picture Collage Maker

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Aviary

http://www.aviary.com/

Aviary is a photo editing software for web & mobile apps. Aviary is also a pioneering and leading provider of creative tools for web and mobile.

What can I do with this tool?
Edit photos, share photos

More info
Related tools: Picasa
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Photoshop

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Befunky

http://www.befunky.com/

Befunky software enables users to edit their photos. Photos can also be shared with other users.

What can I do with this tool?
Edit photos, share photos

More info
Online demonstration: http://www.befunky.com/explore/
Related tools: Picasa
Commercial alternatives: Photo & Video Suite X5

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Jigsawsite

http://jigsawsite.com/

Jigsaw allows users create free jigsaw puzzles from their own photos and share them with the others.

What can I do with this tool?
Create free jigsaw puzzles from photos, share puzzles online

More info
Related tools: Astra Gift Maker, JigMake
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Photoshop

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Google translator

http://translate.google.com/

Translator tool to provide instant translations. Tool is easy to use and it is possible to quickly change languages.

What can I do with this tool?
Translate words, translate sentences, translate existing files, translate web pages

More info
Related tools: Bing
Commercial alternatives: Online-Translator Plus

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Google Drive

https://drive.google.com

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service provided by Google, which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing. Google Drive is now the home of Google Docs, a suite of productivity applications that offer collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. The tool is available in more than 40 languages including all popular European and Asian languages.

What can I do with this tool?
Store securely and access your files from anywhere, synchronize file content between computers and platforms, share files easily with colleagues and friends, work collaboratively over the same files, create online forms and questionnaires

More information
Online demonstration and info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqejxUq1mp4
                                                  https://drive.google.com/start
Related tools: SkyDrive, Skydox, iFolder, 4shared.com, box.net, filemail.com, Rapid Share, Wuala, CloudApp, livedrive
Commercial alternatives:   Google Drive is free to use up to 15GB of storage (shared between Google Drive, Gmail and Google+ photos) but also provides commercial subscription (25GB for 2,49 USD monthly and 100GB for 4,99 USD)

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Light Box Image Editor

http://lightbox-free-image-editor.en.softonic.com/

LightBox Free Image editor is a free, simple editor for enhancing images and making them look great with professional results.

What can I do with this tool?
Edit images

More info:
Related tools: Picasa
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Photoshop

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Mind42

http://mind42.com/

Mind42 is a free, fast and simple online mind mapping application. It's a specialized tool to quickly create, manage and edit the kind of data structure required for mind maps. Mind42 is not a multiple purpose diagramming tool, it's really about entering thoughts, arranging and refining them, and exploring ideas in a graphical way. Mind42 is a web application and so the data you created with it is available everywhere where you have access to the internet, and you don't have to download or install anything. Mind42 uses modern HTML5 and CSS3 technology and in order to get the best Mind42 experience, you'll need a modern browser like recent versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apples Safari. When using Internet Explorer the best experience is achieved with Internet Explorer 9 or above.

What can I do with this tool?
Create mind maps in real time, do real-time collaboration and editing, insert web images (i.e. images hosted at sites, such as ImageShack or Picasa Web Albums), URL links to external websites, publish mind maps or keep them private, add notes to branches, export to or import from resources like Freemind, Mindmanager, Mind42 XML etc.

More information
Online demonstration and info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2uKT0foN48
                                                  http://mind42.com/guide/manage
Related tools: TheBrain, Creately, MindMeister, Bubbl.us, Mywebspiration, Spinscape, Gliffy, Lucidchart, Xmind, Spicynodes, Comapping, Mindomo, Ideatree, Slatebox, CoSketch
Commercial alternatives:   Mindjet Mind Manager, iMindMap

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Mindmeister

www.mindmeister.com

An online mind mapping software that allows users to visualize their thinking in the form of diagrams containing words, ideas, tasks, etc., which are interlinked to a central key idea.

What can I do with this tool?
Visualise thinking in the form of diagrams containing words, ideas, tasks etc.

More info
Related tools: XMind, Coggle, Freemind, Wordle
Commercial alternatives: MindJet

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Online image editor

http://www.online-image-editor.com/

Free Online Image Editor is software for images online editing. Users can also create online animations and edit photos in many different ways.

What can I do with this tool?
Create online animations, resize or Crop (animated gif) images, add Text to animated gif images, make a GIF with online GIF Maker, add Borders or Merge and Overlay your images, put image in a Picture Frame or add a Mask, edit photo online, create round corners on photos, overlay images with predefined animations, convert, sharpen, and reduce size of animated gif, create twinkle stars animation, add glitters to an image, make an image shape with the Cut Out Tool.

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Related tools: FotoFlexer, piZap
More free editors: http://www.ezuca.com/40-free-online-photo-editors/
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Photoshop

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PDFJoin

http://www.pdfjoin.com/

PDFJoin! is an online tool that allows you to combine multiple pdf-documents into one single file. Free and easy to use, this tool does not require registration, no downloading, and no installation.

What can I do with this tool?
Combine multiple pdf-documents into a single file

More info
Related tools: PDFMerge
Commercial alternatives: PDFill

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PDFSplit

http://www.splitpdfonline.com/

PDFSplit! is an online tool that allows you to split a pdf-document into one or more pieces. Free and easy to use, this tool does not require registration, no downloading, and no installation.This tool can come in useful for making a selection of only relevant parts out of a large pdf-document. Different relevant parts can be converted into different new pdf-files or even into a combined single pdf-file (containing for instance pages 15-23 and pages 48-61 of the original file).

What can I do with this tool?
Split pdf-document

More info
Related tools: iPDF2Split
Commercial alternatives: 7-PDF

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Photoscape

www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.p

PhotoScape is a graphics editing program, developed by MOOII Tech, Korea. PhotoScape allows users to easily edit photographs taken from their digital cameras or even mobile phones. PhotoScape provides a simple user interface to perform common photo enhancements including color adjustment, cutting, resizing, printing and GIF animation.

What can I do with this tool?
Edit photos, change format

More info
Related tools: Picasa
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Photoshop

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Photosynt

http://photosynth.net/

Photosynth is a software application from Microsoft Live Labs and the University of Washington that analyzes digital photographs and generates a three-dimensional model of the photos and a point cloud of a photographed object. Pattern recognition components compare portions of images to create points, which are then compared to convert the image into a model. Users are able to view and generate their own models using a software tool available for download at the Photosynth website.

What can I do with this tool?
Generate 3D model of photos, seamlessly view landmarks, public spaces and objects from all sides, walk or fly through a scene to see photos from any angle, zoom in or out of a photo, see where pictures were taken in relation to one another, smoothly change viewing angle between nearby photos, smoothly zoom in and out of high-resolution photos, find similar photos to the one you're currently viewing

More information
Online demonstration and info: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=5189408e-9f6a-4af6-ae71-e88b07e40ab5
                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiM79dcFtLc
Related tools: Hugin, Luminance HDR, AutoStitch Panorama, PhotoStitch, Panoweaver, PanoramaPlus, insight3d, DeepZoom Composer
Commercial alternatives:   AcroPano, PanoramaStudio, 360 Panorama, Photomatrix

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Zamzar

http://www.zamzar.com/

Zamzar is an online file format conversion service. It converts documents such as word, pdf, images, eBooks, cad and zip archives. The full list is provided at http://www.zamzar.com/conversionTypes.php.

What can I do with this tool?
Convert documents

More information
Related tools:  Free File Converter           
Commercial alternatives:  Word

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Bubble.us

http://bubbl.us

A free web-based application for online brainstorming and creating mind maps. With this tool it is possible to work collaboratively.

What can I do with this tool?
Use online brainstorming tool to share ideas, create mind maps, work collaboratively, share

More info
Related tools: BluMind, Diagrammr, Popplet
Commercial alternatives: MindJet

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FreeMind

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

FreeMind is a free mind mapping application written in Java. FreeMind is licensed under the GNU General Public License. It provides extensive export capabilities. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X via the Java Runtime Environment.

What can I do with this tool?
Keep track of projects, including subtasks, state of subtasks and time recording; keeping a collection of small or middle-sized notes with links on some area, which expands as needed; essay writing and brainstorming, using colors to show which essays are open, completed, not yet started etc., using size of nodes to indicate size of essays; keeping a small database of something with structure that is either very dynamic or not known in advance.

More info:
Online demonstration: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Screenshots
Related tools: -
Commercial alternatives: Mindjet

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KD Sim Studio

http://www.kdsimstudio.com/

A tool for developing and publishing Simulated Conversation Interactions.

What can I do with this tool?
Develop simulated conversation interactions, publish simulated conversation interactions

More info
Online demonstration: http://www.kdsimstudio.com/demos.htm
Related tools: -
Commercial alternatives: KDSimStudio Simulated Conversation Development Tool

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PDFEscape

http://www.pdfescape.com/

PDFescape is a service started by Red Software, a California software company which specializes in PDF related desktop software.

What can I do with this tool?
Use online PDF reader, use online editor, use online form creator

More info
Related tools: PDFMerge
Commercial alternatives: PDFill

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Photocollage

http://www.photocollage.net/

Online application for photo collage.

What can I do with this tool?
Make photo collages, create photo animations, create photo slideshows, create photo collages from multiple photos, share collages

More info
Related tools: Artensoft Photo Collage Maker, FreeOnlinePhotoEditor, Picasa
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Photoshop

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Prezi

http://prezi.com

Prezi enables you to create slides for a presentation or lecture. Prezi lets you bring your ideas into one space and see how they relate, helping you and your audience connect. Zoom out to see the big picture and zoom in to see details — a bit like web-based maps that have changed how we navigate through map books.

What can I do with this tool?
Create text slides, format slides, add diagrams, pictures, and videos to slides, define slide transitions, print slides

More information
Online demonstration: http://prezi.com/learn
Related tools:Slidestar
Commercial alternatives: PowerPoint, Keynote

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Tuxpi

http://www.tuxpi.com/

Tuxpi is an online Photo Editor which offers 58 Photo Editing Tools. Users can edit photos, create montages, add frames etc.

What can I do with this tool?
Edit photos in your web browser, create montages, add text to pictures, crop, rotate, resize, add frames and borders, etc.

More information?
Related tools: Picasa
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Photoshop

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Twine

http://gimcrackd.com/etc/src/

A tool to create interactive stories or scenarios. Twine works in Windows and on the Mac, it’s free, and it publishes scenarios in easily customized, accessible HTML.

What can I do with this tool?
Create interactive stories or scenarios

More info
Related tools: Inklewriter, Storyplanet
Commercial alternatives: -

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Wink

http://www.debugmode.com/wink/download.htm

Wink is a freeware screen capture and tutorial-creation program. It supports many features such as input-based capture and text annotations. Navigation buttons can be added to any presentation and the bitmaps for all presentation controls can be edited.

What can I do with this tool?
Screen capture and tutorial creation, annotate text, make presentations

More info
Related tools: ScreenHunter
Commercial alternatives: Camtasia Studio

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Caliph and Emir-adventure

http://www.semanticmetadata.net/

Caliph & Emir are MPEG-7 based Java prototypes for digital photo and image annotation and retrieval supporting graph like annotation for semantic metadata and content based image retrieval using MPEG-7 descriptors.

What can I do with this tool?
Annotate digital photos, annotate digital images

More info
Online demonstration: http://www.semanticmetadata.net/demo/CaliphDemo.htm
                                     http://www.semanticmetadata.net/demo/EmirDemo.htm
Related tools: PhotoPen
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Photoshop

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E-adventure

http://e-adventure.e-ucm.es/

Adventure is an educational game engine, that runs games defined using the <e-Adventure> language. Authors can use the graphical editor to create the games or directly access the human-readable source documents that describe the adventures using XML markup. With <e-Adventure>, any person can write an educational point & click adventure game.

What can I do with this tool?
Use game engine, edit games graphically

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Fotoflexer

http://fotoflexer.com/

FotoFlexer is a free online photo editor. Users can add effects, change fonts and add layers etc. After editing it is possible to share photos.

What can I do with this tool?
Share photos, edit photos

More info
Related tools: Picasa, Pixlr
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Photoshop

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Game Maker

http://yoyogames.com

Game Maker enables you to create serious games that run on different operating systems (iOS, Android, desktop and the Web (HTML5)).

What can I do with this tool?
Develop your own serious games, adapt existing games

More info
Related tools: eAdventure

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GimpShop

http://www.gimpshop.com/

GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. With this tool users can edit photos and images.

What can I do with this tool?
Edit photos and images. GIMPshop modifies the menu structure to closely match Photoshop's, adjusts the program's terminology to match Adobe's, and, in the Windows version, uses a plugin called 'Deweirdifier' to combine the application's numerous windows in a similar manner to the MDI system used by most Windows graphics packages. While GIMPshop does not support Photoshop plugins, all GIMP's own plugins, filters, brushes, etc. remain available.

More info
Related tools: Picasa
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Photoshop

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JeLSIM Builder

http://www.jelsim.org/

JEL SIM Builder is a toolkit for producing educational simulations (Open Source) and Java applets.

What can I do with this tool?
Create Java applets which can be delivered through a standard web browser, create educational simulations

More info
Online demonstration: http://www.jelsim.org/ourwork.html
Related tools: Html Java Swing Applet Creator
Commercial alternatives: Jcreator

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Notepad++

Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

What can I do with this tool?
Adapt web pages, programming

More info:
Related tools: Notepad
Commercial alternatives: Sublime Tekst

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Power Sound Editor Free

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Multimedia_and_Graphics/Misc__Sound_Tools/Power_Sound_Editor_Free_2010.html

Power Sound Editor Free is a free visual audio editing and recording software solution, which supports many advanced and powerful operations with audio data. You can use Power Sound Editor Free to record your own music, voice, or other audio files, edit it, mix it with other audio or musical parts, add effects like Reverb, Chorus, and Echo, and burn it on a CD, post it on the World Wide Web or e-mail it.

What can I do with this tool?
Record music/voice, edit audio files, mix files, add effects, share

More info:
Related tools: Audacity
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Audition CC

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SWFTools

http://www.swftools.org/

Collection of Flash tools to adapt SWF files (file format for multimedia, vector graphics and ActionScript in the Adobe Flash environment - dominant format for displaying "animated" vector graphics on the Web).

What can I do with this tool?
Use collection of flash tools to adapt SWF files

More info
Related tools: SWF Player
Commercial alternatives: Microsoft Office Power Point

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Vivaty studio

http://www.web3d.org/realtime-3d/x3d-vrml/vivaty-studio-download

Vivaty Studio is an interactive tool for creating interactive and animated 3D worlds. It allows the user to create all aspects of an X3D world with a graphical user interface.

What can I do with this tool?
Create interactive 3D worlds, create animated 3D worlds

More information?
Related tools: MyCadBox
Commercial alternatives:  AutoCad

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Voki

http://www.voki.com/

Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.

What can I do with this tool?
Create avatars, use created avatars in blog, profile, messages

More info
Related tools: Pickaface
Commercial alternatives:  -

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YouTube Video Editor

www.youtube.com/editor

A video editing facility embedded within YouTube. Available to YouTube users.

What can I do with this tool?
Edit and upload Youtube videos, publish and share videos

More info
Related tools: Windows Movie Maker
Commercial alternatives: Adobe Premiere Elements

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