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HEURIST (http://HeuristNetwork.org) is an extremely flexible, end-user oriented, web-based data management system designed specifically for Humanities data. Developed since 2005, it has been in active use across many projects since 2009. It is available both as a free web service for researchers (hosted at the University of Sydney Data Centre) or for installation on a physical or virtual server (Open Source on gitHub).

Researchers can design, create, manage, analyse, visualise and publish their own richly-structured database(s) through a simple web interface, without the need for a programmer(s). Quite complex databases can be built in a few hours by borrowing structures and vocabularies published by other users. Databases can be designed and built incrementally, as existing data are not affected by changes in structure. Databases created by Heurist are stored in MySQL with a repeatable structure facilitating independant access by other software.

Advanced features include record linking, graph structure, drill-down facet searches, rule-based queries, custom reports, linked map-timelines, network visualisation, normalised spreadsheet import, crosstabulation, XML feeds, XSLT transforms. The team provides initial email and skype assistance for project setup at no cost, and special customisations at modest cost.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 13 Oct 2017

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

CulturalAnalytics is an R package containing functions for statistical analysis and plotting of image properties, including statistics such as the standard deviation and mean in the RGB and HSV color spaces, image entropy and histograms in greyscale (intensity) and color, and for plotting color clouds and image scatter charts.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 12 Nov 2015

Praat is software for the phonetic analysis of speech, including support for articulatory and speech synthesis.

Code license: GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 19 Feb 2015

Inkscape is an open-source vector based imaging programme similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 30 Jan 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

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

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

TouchGraph is a Java application that creates network graphs of websites returned in Google searches.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Ptolemaic is a computer application for music visualization and analysis written in the Java programming language. The software is designed to aid in the analysis of all types of Western music using established analytical techniques, including tonal functional analysis (Harrison 1994), pitch-class set analysis (Forte 1973), hierarchical linear analysis (Schenker 1935, Jones 2002), tonal pitch-space analysis on the Tonnetz (Riemann 1915), pitch-class set analysis (Forte 1973), and transformation analysis (Lewin 1987).

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

NodeBox is an application for creating 2D graphics and visualizations. It provides a visual and process-based editor for an underlying Python-based analysis and visualisation package. It is developer-described as a generative design app and this really taps into the serendipitous nature of the environment. The user constructs models and can tweak them in real time via the interface and see the resulting changes too the output.
It has been described as being "similar to Processing, but without all the interactivity".

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

This is a free to use online image editor with a fair amount of features. I use this primarily for quick editing jobs such as resizing and cropping small images. The online editor will load images from your computer or via url which is incredibly handy. There is a firefox plug-in available too which makes the time it takes to view an image, edit, and save it, a fast process. The source code for the application is closed, but the dev team does offer a free API. Pixlr also has tools for mobile devices, one of which is paid app for $1.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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