Image editing

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ERDAS Imagine is a suite of geospatial data authoring software. The suite contains a raster graphics editor and remote sensing application that performs advanced remote sensing analysis and spatial modelling to create new information. ERDAS IMAGINE can also visualize results in 2D, 3D, video, and on cartographic quality map compositions. It is primarily designed for geospatial raster data processing and the creation of digital images for mapping use in GIS or CAD software.

Features:

  • Image Analysis, Remote Sensing
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

A statistical package that may be used to compare quantified assemblages of broken and incomplete objects, such as ceramics, glass and bones. Pie-Slice uses Estimated Vessel Equivalent (EVE) as a base form of measurement, in which each measurable fraction is scored as a fraction of a complete vessel. It also trials the use of a new statistical transformation - the pseudo-count transformation - which converts EVEs into Pottery Information Equivalents (PIEs). The latter enables assemblages to be compared using techniques such as log-linear and correspondence analyses.

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Smallpdf is a free online tool to compress, merge, split and convert PDF documents. It is simple to use and free to use. It can be useful to compress research papers, merge several documents together or extract graphs and images from PDF files.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Mar 2016

Simple screencasting and image capture tool. SnagIt is part of TechSmith's family of screen capture and video editing products. Jing offers fewer features, but is a free alternative. Camtasia is the most fully featured of the products, but also the most expensive.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 2 Oct 2015

An image viewer and converter with simple editing features; can also generate slideshows and save them as .exe files. Includes support for Photoshop filters.

Last updated: 19 May 2015

iPhoto is a digital photograph manipulation software application developed by Apple Inc. It has been included with every Macintosh personal computer since 2002, originally as part of the iLife suite of digital media management applications. iPhoto can import, organize, edit, print and share digital photos.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 19 May 2015

ImageJ is a Java open source image processing program designed for scientific multidimensional images. It is highly extensible, with thousands of plugins and macros for performing a wide variety of tasks, and a strong, established user base.

There are three major versions of ImageJ:

  • ImageJ1 - The stable version, developed by Wayne Rasband at NIH since 1997
  • ImageJ2 - Focuses on analysis of scientific multidimensional image data. Includes ImageJ1 with a compatibility layer
Code license: Open source
Last updated: 19 May 2015

Web-based image editing with special effects and image manipulation features that can import content from PhotoBucket, Facebook, MySpace, Picasa, Flickr, Phanfare, or Smugmug. A free account is needed to save images.

FotoFlexer also offers an Open API to provide a simple interface for external websites to use the editing features - no API keys, REST or SOAP.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 18 May 2015

Picnik closed on April 19, 2013.

Picnik was a simple web-based image editor that could import photos from Facebook, Myspace, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, Yahoo Image search, Google Plus, and also has upload capabilities. It was acquired by Google in 2010.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 18 May 2015

The Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) is a web-based tool for creating and editing image-based electronic editions and digital archives of humanities texts. It allows the user to import and export transcript lines and images of text, as well as mark up the image, and includes a semi-automated line recognizer.

Last updated: 18 May 2015

Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application designed to simulate the appearance and behaviour of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking. It is meant to be used with a graphics tablet or mouse.

The software offers a range of traditional artists' tools and materials (watercolour, oil paint, pastels, air brush, felt pens, chalk, charcoal & coloured pencil) and non-traditional effects (Image Hose, pattern pens, F/X, distortion, etc). Corel offers an online webinar library, tutorials, and other learning tools through their website.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 18 May 2015

Clipping Magic lets you easily edit out the background of photos. Mark up the foreground and background in the editor, use the scalpel tool for precision selections, then download the new image. You can upload and edit as many images as you like but you must have a paid subscription to download ($4 - $15 per month depending on the number of download credits needed).

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 17 May 2015

A digital repository software package that may be used to accept, manage and publish digital objects. It is widely used in academia as a system to manage academic research papers, electronic theses and other distinct digital resources. EPrints offers an extensible plug-in architecture, enabling data processing activities to be tailored to the requirements of the institution.

Features:

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 1 May 2015

OmniGraffle is a comprehensive diagramming and drawing application. Drag and drop to create wireframes, flow charts, network diagrams, UI mockups, family trees, office layouts, etc.. Upgrading to OmniGraffle Pro adds Visio support, shared layers, presentation mode, object-geometry controls, AppleScript and Actions support and more.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 6 Apr 2015

Frogr is a small application for the GNOME desktop that allows users to manage their accounts in the Flickr image hosting website. It supports all the basic Flickr features, including uploading pictures, adding descriptions, setting tags and managing sets and groups pools.

The latest stable version of Frogr (0.10) currently features a basic flickr uploader with the following features:

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

GIMP is image editing software, much like Photoshop. It is a multi-platform software application primarily used for image composition and editing. The basic tool may be augmented by plug-ins and extensions that allow the use of new file formats, effects filters and batch processing capabilities. GIMP was initially created to manipulate raster images, but has been extended to provide limited vector image and moving image support. A number of free extensions are available in the plugin registry.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Google SketchUp is easy-to-use free 3D modeling software.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 16 Feb 2015

Photoshop Express allows simple web-based image editing and cloud storage (2 GB free via Adobe Revel), as well as video storage and streaming, slideshow templates, and a photo gallery. Features include online galleries and slideshows, exporting and searching images, and privacy settings. Android, Windows and iOS (including iPad) apps are available.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Picasa is an image organizer and viewer for organizing and editing digital photographs that includes an integrated photo-sharing website.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Sumo Paint is a free online Flash-based image editor that works in a web browser, without needing to install anything on your device.

It has functionality similar to Photoshop and offers many of the same tools but is focused on illustration rather than photo editing.

Sumo Paint offers community features such as uploading, commenting, and rating images for users who create free accounts.
The paid pro version of the software features a downloadable version of the software which runs on Adobe AIR.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The UVic Image Markup Tool allows you to "describe and annotate images, and store the resulting data in TEI XML files," all within a "simple enough interface that it can be used by people with little or no experience in editing XML code." Designed to be Windows-only, but can be successfully run on Linux using Wine. Guenther Goerz has created a Mac version of the Image Markup Tool using Wine Bottler (it's a large download).

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Free software for viewing and converting over 400 image formats.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Snipshot has been acquired by Ansa instant messaging service.

A browser bookmarklet that-- when used-- allows a user to select any of the images on the page to edit (basic color enhancement, cropping, etc.). Allows users to save the resulting image in a variety of formats, or email the image.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

QuarkXPress desktop publishing software is commonly used to create page layouts for a variety of print publications such as books, newspapers, magazines, posters and brochures. Similar in function to InDesign, the main differences are Quark's unique features for exporting documents as interactive webpages as well as its widespread use by printers, typesetters and page designers.
Features:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A suite of products developed for web designers that may be used to convert large images into a form that can be zoomed and panned. Zoomify enables large images to be viewed and manipulated, without an increase in server load or download time. It converts large images stored in raster formats (e.g. TIFF, JPEG) into a set of pieces or 'tiles' The individual pieces contain sub-sections of the image at different resolutions or levels of zoom, which are combined to create a type of mosaic.

Features:

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

InDesign is a desktop publishing (DTP) software application which can be used to create periodical publications, posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. The latest version, InDesign CS5.5 , is the twelfth generation in the product line.

Features:

  • Tightly integrated with other Adobe suite software
  • Dynamic cross-reference support that updates content when moved within a document
  • Spread rotation
Last updated: 30 Jan 2015

Adobe Illustrator is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animators, and video professionals. Adobe Creative Suite products, including Illustrator, have recently moved to a subscription based service model. Adobe Illustrator CS6 was the last version released on disk. Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud is now available starting at $19.99/month.

Features of Adobe Illustrator CC include:

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A software suite for displaying, converting and editing still images stored in a raster image format. Image manipulation may be performed via the command line, API libraries, or through a simply graphical user interface.

Features:

  • Software control through API and command line
  • Format conversion
  • Image transformation
  • Transparency support
  • Format identification
  • Text to image conversion
  • Read, process, or write mega-, giga-, or tera-pixel image sizes
  • Distributed pixel cache
  • Perceptual hash
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Digilib is a web based client/server technology for images. The image content is processed on-the-fly by a Java Servlet on the server side so that only the visible portion of the image is sent to the web browser on the client side. It supports a wide range of image formats and viewing options on the server side while only requiring an internet browser with javascript and a low bandwidth internet connection on the client side.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Skitch is a free screenshot editing utility for OS X, iOS, Windows 8, and Android.

The app permits the user to add shapes and text to an image, and then share it online using Evernote. Images can also be exported to various image formats.

Originally developed by Plasq, Skitch was acquired by Evernote on August 18, 2011.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Pdf-extract is an open source set of tools and libraries for identifying and extracting semantically significant regions of a scholarly journal article (or conference proceeding) PDF.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The HyperImage platform supports the linking of (audio)-visual objects, texts and mixed-media documents. References between images in total, regions of images, annotations regarding the images, and other media, are achieved by means of hyperlinks.

The HyperImage Authoring System is a web-based system consisting of three main components – server, connector and database – on to which the graphic frontend (the HyperImage Editor) is built. Data is exchanged between the HyperImage Editor and the HyperImage Server using standardised methods via SOAP/HTTP.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Windows tool for annotating, editing, and sharing screen shots and images.

Code license: GNU GPL
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Mac and Windows tool for taking multiple screenshots, annotating them, and combining them into a single document.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Digitate is a free application designed for use on the iOS platform, specifically on iPad devices. The application allows scholars and enthusiasts with an interest in the visual and material elements of a cultural artefact to make notes and annotations directly on an image of such an artefact.

For example, a literary scholar might use it to annotate the material or bibliographic elements of a rare text or first edition, while an art historian might do the same on an image of a painting.

Code license: Open source, Creative Commons
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Annotation Studio is an open source, web-based annotation application that integrates a powerful set of textual interpretation tools behind an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users can upload their own texts, and annotate with styled text, video, images, and weblinks. To date, the project has been used with great success in disciplines such as Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages, Anthropology, Film and Media Studies, and others at institutions including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Barnard College, and Washington University.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Gerbil is a generic framework for visualization and analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral data that strives to both bring new innovations in analysis capabilities and be of use in a wide range of hyperspectral data applications. In a nutshell, Gerbil lets you…

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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