Visual Communication And Video Publishing - Selected Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Jul27 08
In this new visual communication toolset I have got cool solutions to capture your screen easily, to create high-impact Flash content for the web, as well as to add subtitles to your YouTube videos. All this and more cool visual tools in this issue.
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These, all of visual communication tools and video services selected for you this week:
- Flypaper: Import multimedia content and create high-impact Flash web content
- MWSnap: Capture any part of your screen and export it to major image formats
- Web Graphics Makers: Create web graphics such as backgrounds, lines and bullets for free
- Vector Portal: Search and download vector image files for free
- Timetoast: Build your own visual timeline with your images
- Fire Uploader: Upload and download videos and images from major sharing sites
- Subyo: Search and add subtitles for YouTube videos
- MixMasterTube: Create playlists and mixes with YouTube videos
Visual Communication Tools
Flypaper is a free application that helps you creating high-impact Flash content for the web. You can import any content such as images, videos, music, or PowerPoint Presentation, and start creating your "story". Once it's done, you can export it as a movie, narrated presentation, or even share it on the web in multiple ways. The free account gives you 100MB of storage space.
MWSnap is a screen capturing software that lets you take screenshots on any Windows machine. The current version is capable of capturing the whole desktop, a highlighted window, an active menu, a control, fixed or free rectangular part of the screen, and to export it in BMP, JPG, TIFF, PNG and GIF formats, with selected color depth and quality settings. The software is free to download and use.
- Web Graphics Makers
Web Graphics Maker is a free web-based tool which makes it simple for anyone to generate web graphics for their site or blog. To get started, simply choose whether you'd like to generate "background", "lines", or "bullets", decide the template and color and customize your work. You can choose from a wide variety of templates, which you can personalize as you wish and download in PNG of GIF formats. Free to use.
- Vector Portal
VectorPortal is an extensive database of completely free vector files that you can use to design your website. Images are dived into a variety of categories and they can also be searched for by entering a keyword into the search bar. Artists can submit their own vector designs to help others find what they are really looking for. Free to use with no registration needed.
Timetoast is a free online service that anyone can use to create visual timelines. You just have to sign up for free, and you can start creating your Flash timelines: you can add as many elements as you want, and they can all have a title, a date, an image, and even a full description that can be displayed after you click that element. You can then share the timeline on your website by using the HTML code. Free.
- Fire Uploader
Fire Uploader is a Firefox extension that allows you easily download/upload web content. After you install it, you can upload and download multimedia files, such as images and videos, from and to any website using a friendly interface: it supports Box.net, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, and it lets you upload up to 10 files simultaneously. Free to download and use.
Video Publishing Tools
Subyo is a free service that you can use to search and create subtitles for YouTube videos. If you wish to search for subtitles, just paste the URL of the video and browse the available results. Else, if you want to create your own, just register for free and start filling the box with your text. Subyo is completely web based and free to use.
MixMasterTube allows users to create video playlists and mixes from Youtube videos. You can take any Youtube video and mix it together with other videos, like if you were using a DJ console. Users can also create and manage playlists, choosing their favorite Youtube videos to play and share with friends. The service is free to use with no registration needed.
Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi and Robin Good for Master New Media and first published on July 27th 2008 as "Visual Communication And Video Publishing - Selected Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Jul27 08"
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