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Timeline JS3 - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use. Free Online Collage Maker. Photo editor online - Pixlr.com. Noun Project - Icons for Everything. Create your own explainer video in minutes. Free Website Builder. Loupe Collage. I know it may sound cliche to say a picture speaks a thousand words, but Loupe Collage actually makes this expression true!

Loupe Collage

This web-based application and Google App literally turns your pictures into a shape (or word) collage. You choose the pictures, then you choose the shape, image, or word you would like to make a collage. Loupe Collage can access photos from your computer, Facebook, Dropbox, Flickr, Instagram, and even more! Here are some ideas that you could use Loupe Collage for! Music Classroom - let's say that you are talking about famous composers. You can easily save your photo without an account - if you don't mind a little watermark! Background Burner. Rasterbator - wall art.

Sketchnoting. Pinwords. FlipSnack magazines. Cool Text. Gyazo: Screen Shots & GIFs. Design Resources. GIFs. Animated GIFs.

GIFs

You see them everywhere, usually as a response, reaction or qualifier that adds extra oomph to any statement. For the longest time GIFs have been associated with the Internet’s funny bone, but now brands are finding ways to incorporate this form of visual content into their marketing. After all, GIFs occupy a space between images and video that leaves much room for exploration. Here we’ll review 12 tools to get you started with creating, discovering and hosting GIFs. Some of the tools below require a bit more practice to master, but you’re guaranteed to find something that’s right for your GIF needs.

GIFYoutube is a web-based tool to help you convert any Youtube video into a quick GIF. Available for both Mac and Windows, Recordit is a useful plugin that allows anyone to create a quick recording of their screen. Like Recordit, Gyazo is an app that easily lets you capture your screen. Makeagif is a standard web-based tool for putting together a quick animated GIF. PowToon. Infographic Tools. If you’re anything like me, you learned how to use programs like Photoshop and Gimp out of necessity to do minor changes to photos.

Infographic Tools

You might have even dabbled in some easier graphic design projects for your own website, but it takes you hours to get the image or the design looking just right and you’re left exhausted. You might even spend time looking up tutorials on how to achieve a certain effect and still have trouble re-creating it. In short, while you do know your way around the programs like Photoshop to a certain extent, it takes you forever and there’s absolutely no way you’d call yourself a graphic designer.

But then, you’re surfing around the web and you noticed some really cool infographics on things like fashion, music and food and you can’t help but wish that you could create something like that; even if it’d take you a week. Introducing Easel.ly First of all, I love the name of this tool, it’s a great play on words using easel (as in drawing pad) to play on easily’. Vector Avatars.

Custom Anime. Icons. ThingLink. Newspaper Clipping. Photo to Cartoon. Avatars. Avatar creator Meez is back in the news this week, but there are dozens more avatar creation tools gunning for this market.

Avatars

Today we attempt an overview of that market: please add more suggestions in the comment section. Weblin- Create an avatar and use it as your virtual self within web pages in real-time, interacting with other Weblin users who share the same interests. Meez.com- Create a 3D animated avatar for export directly to most web profiles, blogs, etc. Second Life- Use this extremely popular virtual world to do just about anything, but first, you have to create your avatar.

Here, avatars can be customized almost entirely, with plenty of room to create a most accurate likeness of yourself. Mypictr- Use any image and resize, crop, customize, and export it to many other web 2.0 social networking sites and profiles, like Facebook, and Digg. Gizmoz- Create, animate, and share photorealistic, great looking avatars, and even video clips featuring them. Mr. Honorable Mention See also: Favicon Generator. Banner maker. Padlet. Pinstamatic. Picasa. Recite. Quozio. Quote Pic Maker. Imgflip. Animated quotes.