Digital Tools

Infographics/Visualization

Bitmoji— make your own comic strips or emoji (free app for iOS, Android, Kindle, or Facebook)

Piktochart — easy infographics (free online)

Smore — online flyers (free online)

Wordle — creates word clouds out of your text (free online)

MakeaGIF.com — creates GIFs automatically (free online)

Giphy GIFmaker — creates GIFs automatically (free online)

Canva — basic graphics, infographics, charts, and posters (free online)

Powtoons — creates animated presentations and videos (free online)

 

Image/Video Editing and Annotation

Adobe Photoshop — photo/image editing software (available on some Emory computers)

Picmonkey — easy photo/image editing (free trial)

VoiceThread — image and video annotation and commenting (free account online, must register)

VideoAnt — annotate videos from YouTube or Vimeo (free online)

Snagit — create and edit screencasts (aka, recordings of your computer screen) (free trial)

Screencast-o-matic — create screencasts (free online)

[in]Transition — has lots of examples of video essays for inspiration

 

Video Production and Editing

iMovie — inexpensive video editing software for Macs (available on some Emory computers)

Final Cut Pro — video production and editing software (available on some Emory computers)

Adobe Creative Cloud — including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, Audition, and Premier Pro (available on some Emory computers)

Blender — free 3D modeling, animation, and creation software (free download, also available on some Emory computers)

Borrow cameras, microphones, and other equipment from the Music and Media Library

[in]Transition — has lots of examples of video essays for inspiration

 

Audio Editing

Audacity — sound editing software (free download)

Adobe Audition — sound editing software (part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, on some Emory computers)

Logic Pro — music generation and digital audio workstation software (available on some Emory computers)

Borrow microphones and other equipment from the Music and Media Library 

 

Web, Gaming, and Design

Adobe Creative Cloud — including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, Audition, and Premier Pro (available on some Emory computers)

Blender — free 3D modeling, animation, and creation software (also available on some Emory computers)

SketchUp — 3D modeling software (available on some Emory computers)

Scratch — create simple computer programs, animations, or video games (free online)

GameMaker — create video games without programming (free trial)

Flowlab Game Maker — create simple games online (free online)

Sploder — create simple games online (free online)

Twine — make primarily text-based video games or nonlinear stories (free software)