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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

EPPT allows users to encode image-based scholarly editions without having to know XML syntax. It automates or semi-automates repeating attributes, and provides templates to reduce errors and accelerate the encoding process.

Last updated: 9 Aug 2016

The OpenZoom SDK is a free and open source toolkit for Flash for developing Zoomable User Interfaces (ZUIs) for high-resolution images.

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Serendip-o-matic extracts keywords from your Zotero library or from text that you've pasted into the web interface, and finds related content in locations such as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Europeana, and Flickr Commons, including photographs, documents, maps and other primary sources.

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

HyperRESEARCH enables users to code and retrieve, build theories, and conduct analyses of your data. You may work with text, graphics, audio and video sources.

Last updated: 23 May 2015

An easy and user-friendly online portfolio web based tool. Suitable for illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, writers, journalists, marketers, public relations, communications work.

Last updated: 22 May 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

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

MDID is software for teaching and learning with digital images, with tools for discovering, aggregating, and presenting digital media in a variety of learning spaces.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 8 May 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

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

"The Virtual Lightbox for Museums and Archives (VLMA) is an educational tool for collecting and reusing in a structured fashion the online contents of museums and archives with visual components. With VLMA, you can browse and search collections, construct personal collections, export these collections to xml or Impress presentation format, annotate them, and share your collections with other VLMA users."

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Virtual Lightbox enables online image comparison, with features like an image-centric whiteboard. There are two versions, application and applet, which have different functionalities.

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

DownThemAll is a Firefox plugin that allows users to download all the links or images contained in a webpage.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Zamzar converts between a wide variety of formats (including support for word processing documents, audio, images, video, and ebooks) and emails the result to the user.

Last updated: 21 Aug 2016

A software tool capable of performing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) upon a set of images. It achieves the task by analysing pixel sets and in an image and cross-matching them to a dictionary of words. Omnipage automates large sections of the digitisation process enabling physical objects to be scanned, processed using the OCR software and exported to a document file format. Later versions of the software incorporate image enhancement features to improve scan quality (and recognition results) and better support for complex page layouts and forms.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

VUVOX ("visual voice") is an easy to use production and sharing service that allows you to instantly create and share stories. You can create, mix, and personalize media - videos, photos and music - to share with others.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Yojimbo is an information organizer software that allows you to store text, images, PDFs, and passwords; organize information with tags and labels; export a copy of your data to your mobile device; and search all of Yojimbo content. Licenses available for individual, family, or educational use.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Casual allows you to search for a concept or common word and produces a unique cloud of concepts. Results are randomly displayed as definitions, related tags, and pictures.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Evri develops iPad, iPhone and Android applications that provide news, photos, videos and tweets. You may customize your app to get updates on your favorite topics.

Evri ceased to exist in 2012.

http://www.geekwire.com/2012/paul-allen-backed-evri-calls-it-quits/

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

flokoon displays search results from Last.fm, YouTube, and Fotolia in a graphic interactive map, that connects related topics through a series of spiderweb-like graphics.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

oSkope is a visual search assistant that allows you to browse and organize items from Amazon, eBay, Flickr, Fotolia, Yahoo!Image Search and YouTube. Results are displayed on an interactive Flash grid of thumbnails.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Search Flickr for photos, sort according to license types. Contains commercial as well as Creative Commons licensed photos.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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