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What kind of data should the tool work with?

I would consider myself to be a visual learner. I surround myself with gifs and memes, and when it comes to academia I gravitate towards infographics, mind-maps and charts to observe key pieces of information. So it’s not surprising that I chose a graphics based tool to review. In my area of study (Digital Humanities and IT), we cross paths with a myriad of visualisations every day, in many different formats.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 7 Mar 2016

Lucidpress es un editor en línea gratuito para realizar panfletos, folletos, revistas y mucho más. Entre sus características se encuentran las siguientes: colaboración en tiempo real, edición digital y fácil intercambio de información, todas características que pueden resumirse en una interface intuitiva y esto se resume en una interface intuitiva y de fácil clic. Actualice este programa en una cuenta profesional para incrementar el espacio de almacenamiento y el acceso a plantillas adicionales.

Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

Paletton (a.k.a. Color Scheme Designer 4) presents the user with a color wheel and several color scheme styles:

  • Mono
  • Complement
  • Triad
  • Tetrad
  • Free style

By moving arrows around the color wheel, users can look at and compare different color palettes suitable for web design, logos, etc. A preview option is available for checking what the color scheme would look like as part of a light or dark website.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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

Adobe Bridge is a media management application used for organizing, browsing, locating, and viewing creative assets. It was provided as a part of the Adobe Creative Suite, beginning with CS2, and is now in version CS5

Features:

  • Tightly integrated with other Adobe suite software (except for the standalone version of Adobe Acrobat 8)
  • Extensible through use of Javascript
Code license: Closed source
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
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