||Free Software Tools
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Free Tools for Download
- GIMP - Image Manipulating
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. Like Adobe Photoshop, it can accomplish such tasks as photo retouching,
image composition and image authoring. Unlike Photoshop, it is free.
- NVU - Web Authoring
An open-source Web authoring and editing program. Easy to use, powerful, and ideal for people with little technical expertise and knowledge of HTML.
- Google Picasa Photo Organizer
Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Importing pictures from your digital camera, organizing and editing them, and finally sharing them online can be finished without ever leaving Picasa.
- VUE - Concep and Content Mapping
The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept and content mapping application, developed to support teaching, learning and research and for anyone who needs to organize, contextualize, and access digital information.
- Irfanview - Graphic Viewer
A fast and compact graphic viewer which can also convert and optimize images, create slideshows, batch processing, play movies and sounds, etc.
- Jing - Screen Capture and Screencasting
Jing is free software for screen capture and screen casting.
- Google Docs
Free web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation, which allow you share and collaborate online.
- Google Groups
Create mailing lists and discussion groups. Google is not just for searching - explore more products from Google at here.
Free blogging service.
A popular online service for organizing and sharing your pictures.
An online bookmark manager. Access your bookmarks anywhere and share with others.
You can easily upload and share your videos with other people on this video sharing site. You can also embed password-protected videos on your own Web site or blog.
- Picnik - (NOTE: After April 2012, Picnik will be available through Google+)
An easy-to-use yet powerful image editing tool with many advanced controls to fine-tune and customize your pictures.
VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
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