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Monday, May 12, 2008

Visual Communication And Video Publishing - Selected Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic May12 08

Here's the visual communication and video publishing tools weekly bazaar. Today, I have selected for you tools and services to create slideshows with your Flickr images, to extract color schemes from any picture, and also to download and auto-convert videos directly from YouTube. Check it out!

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Here my favorite visual communication and video publishing for this week:

  1. Slideoo: Create an animated embeddable slideshow with Flickr pictures in a matter of seconds
  2. SnapaShop: Small Windows software lets you capture regions of your screen in five different formats
  3. Flickriver: Make a research through Flickr, and get the results on an infinite page that grows while you scroll
  4. Color Palette Generator: Past an image URL and extract a color scheme from any picture
  5. Super Screenshot: Take screenshots of any website, choose size and quality, and download it to your machine
  6. Polaroid-o-Nizer: Provide an image URL and add a Polaroid look to it automatically
  7. LogoEase: Create logos with no image editing skills and export your creation in various formats
  8. TubeSucker: Watch, save for further watching, download and convert YouTube videos




Visual Communication Tools

  1. Slideoo
    Slideoo is a web-based tool that you can use to create simple slideshows with Flick pictures. To create a slideshow simply enter a Flickr username, pick the whole photostream or select the image set you wish to use, customize the width, image size, and number of pictures: Slideoo will then provide you with an embedding code for your blog or website. Free to use with no registration needed.

  2. SnapaShop
    SnapaShop is the smallest free screen capturing system out there on the web. In fact, this small application can be downloaded for free and, just by running the 68kb .exe file, you can run the application and take screenshots of any part of your screen by resizing the window and clicking save. You can then export the picture in five different formats. Free to download and use.

  3. Flickriver
    Flickriver is a Flickr images search engine, that enables you to look for images inside Flicks, and browse them easily. After you search for a word, basing onusername, group, tags, or keywords, Flickriver generates an infinite-growing page that avoids the need of clicking "next" to browse pictures: the more you scroll, the more images will appear. Free to use.

  4. Color Palette Generator
    Color Palette Generator is an online color scheme generator, that lets you get the color scheme out of any image. After you paste an image's URL and click a button, it automatically displays the image and provides you with 2 color combinations (dull and vibrant),extracted from the image itself. Plus, it also shows the HTML color values for an easier exporting operation. Free.

  5. Super Screenshot
    Super Screenshot is an online service that takes screenshots of any website. All you need to do is paste the URL into the box and click a button: you can then refresh the screenshot, decide dimensions and size of the picture, and also set the format between JPG and PNG before right clicking the image and saving it locally. The service is completely free to use.

  6. LogoEase
    LogoEase is a web service that allows you to create logos for free. It lets you create logos easily with no image editing skills and, if you are totally out of ideas, you can start editing logos that other people had come out with. When you are satisfied, you can export your logo in high resolution image format - EPS, PNG, JPG and TIFF. LogoEase is free to use, registration required.

  7. Polaroid-o-Nizer
    Polaroid-o-Nizer is a free web-based application that allows you to add a Polaroid-look to your images. It is really easy to use: you just have to pick a background color, provide an image URL, decide the position and angle of the image, and you're done. Your new Polaroid-looking picture will appear, ready for download. Free to use. No registration needed.

    Video Publishing Tools

  9. TubeSucker
    TubeSucker is a free YouTube player and video downloader that runs on Windows machines. After you install the software, you can search videos right from within the program, save them for further watching, and also download them with a single click: you can download all of the videos that you find, with the possibility of batch converting them in MP4, AVI ,MOV, MP3, and WAV formats. The software if free to download and use.

Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi for Master New Media and first published on May 11th 2008 as "Visual Communication And Video Publishing - Selected Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic May11 08"

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