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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Visual Communication And Video Publishing - Selected Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Jan27 08

Need to edit or add watermarks to your photos, extract a color combination from any image, upload and share presentations, or simply compare writing fonts online without downloading anything on your computer? If so, I may have just found the perfect visual communication toolkit for you.

Photo credit: Jolande Gerritsen

Here the visual tools I selected for you:

  1. LunaPic: Simple online image editor allows you to edit your pictures and add unlimited effects
  2. SlideLive: Web-based service enables you to upload, store and share in live meetings your presentations
  3. PicMarker: Add image or text watermarks to your pictures automatically
  4. PanImages: Free image search engine suggests and translate words for better search results
  5. Whats Its Color: Upload a picture and get a color combination out of it
  6. COLOURlovers: Online tool allows you to create perfect color combinations from a picture or a starting color
  7. Typetester: Online application lets you compare up to three fonts
  8. Web 2.0 Badges: Easy-to-use badge creator allows you to make personalized Web 2.0 badges for your website




Image Editing and Visual Communication

  1. LunaPic
    LunaPic is a simple online image editor. Simply upload your photo or paste the URL, and you can start editing your picture. You can crop , resize, rotate, apply filters, add text, draw...but also add as many animations and effects as you want. If you like what you created you can save it or send it and, if you have an account, you can save your photos in your own gallery. Its is completely web-based and free to use.

  2. SlideLive ***DEAD
    SlideLive is a web-based service that enables you to upload, store and share your presentations. After a free registration, you can upload all of your PowerPoint presentations and store them online in private and public mode. You can also set up meetings, in which you can show your presentations to your colleagues. Currently in beta, it is free to use.

  3. PicMarker
    PicMarker is a web-based service that allows you to watermark your pictures online. Just upload up to five images, or browse for them on Flickr, choose the output size, select the watermark type(text, image, or tiled), color, and positioning. When done, you can click Continue, and then upload the image to Flickr or simply download it locally on your machine. Free to use, no registration needed.

  4. PanImages
    PanImages is a free image search engine, that presents a new innovative feature: translation. When you type a word and click the button Translate, you will be brought to page on which translation of that word you entered along with synonymous in the input language will be shown to increase your search quality. When satisfied of the keyword, you can then make the actual research, where a split-page will show results from Google Images and Flickr. Free.

  5. Whats Its Color
    Whats Its Color is a free web service that finds complementary colors for any image you provide. Just upload an image, or find one on the web: a color combination made of the primary colors of the image will be showed with the HTML color codes. It'll also give you the image's top ten unique colors, as well as complementary and dominant colors. Free to use, with no registration needed.

  6. COLOURlovers
    COLOURlovers is an online tool that allows you to create perfect color combinations. You can browse and search color palettes created by other users, or you can create your own: select a starting color by typing its HTML code or simply pick it on a palette, and COLORlovers will automatically create a color scheme that you can tag and save. You can also create palettes from a picture by inserting its URL. Free.

  7. Typetester
    Typetester is an online application that users can use to compare fonts for their website. You can compare up to three fonts: you can decide the size, line and words spacing, type of alignment, text and background color. Then , when you picked the type of font you want to compare, it'll show all the different font styles (regular, bold, italic...). Free to use.

  8. Web 2.0 Badges
    Web 2.0 Badges is a very easy-to-use badge creator that you can use to make your own Web 2.0 badges for your website. To create your badge, just type a text, select the font type, size and color, decide the writing's position and angle, and click apply. You can then save your badge, also in PSD format, and use it wherever you want. Free.

Originally written by and Nico Canali De Rossi for Master New Media and first published on January 27th 2008 as "Visual Communication And Video Publishing - Selected Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Jan27 08"

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