Image, Diagramming and Charting Tools

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Adobe After EffectsCreate motion graphics and visual effects with the industry standard. Free Trial, Download

Adobe Fireworks : Create, edit and optimize images for the web. Free Trial, Download 

Adobe Flash : Create powerful and engaging animations Download

Adobe Illustrator : Produce graphics for print, video, the web, and mobile devices. Free Trial, Download

Adobe Photoshop : For managing, adjusting, and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. Free Trial, Download 

alpoy : Avatar creator and animator. Hosted

Aperture : Mac software for photographers. Free Trial, Download

Aviary : Media creation tools: image editor, audio editor, screen capture. Download  

Bubblesnaps : Add bubbles to photos. Hosted

Cacoo : User friendly collaborative online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts. Hosted

Canva : simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use. Hosted

Chart Chooser : Use the filters to find the right chart type for your needs. Then download as Excel or PowerPoint templates and insert your data. Download

ChartGizmo : Create charts for your website, blog and social network profiles. Hosted

ChartTool : Design and share your own graphs. Hosted

CoSketch : A multi-user online whiteboard designed to give you the ability to quickly visualize and share your ideas as image

Comic Life : Lets you create astounding comics, beautiful picture albums, how-tos… and more! Free Trial, Download

Creately : Draw diagrams and designs online. Hosted

Creative : Vector-based graphic design tool. Download

Diagramly: Diagramming tool. Hosted

DoppelMe : Generator to create a cool graphical likeness of yourself. API available to plug into any site. Get forums talking! Hosted

DrawAnywhere : Diagramming website, where you can draw, modify and share any diagram with the look & feel of a desktop application. Hosted

drawter : Drawable markup language. Hosted

Flash PAINT : Online painting tool. Hosted : Create your flowchart online and share it with others. Hosted

Gickr Create animated GIFs online. Hosted

GIFUP : Personal GIF animation and avatar generator. Hosted

GIMP : For tasks such as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Open Source, Download 

GIMPshop: Modification of the GIMP, intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Download

Gliffy : Create and share diagrams online. Hosted 

Glogster Create an interactive poster. Hosted

GoAnimate: From inspiration to animation, create and share animations in minutes. Hosted

Google SketchUp : Powerful yet easy-to-learn 3D software tool. Download

Inkscape: Vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X. Open Source, Download

iPhoto : Organising and editing photos (for Macs). Download

Koolchart : a pure JavaScript charting library, used to create interactive charts. It offers chart like data visualization, line, javascript, html5 chart, bubble, javascript graphs. Free trial, Hosted

Lovely Charts : Extremely simple and intuitive drag’n drop drawing mechanism. Hosted/Download

LucidChart : Creating attractive flow charts, org charts, and more for the web or print has never been so fast and easy. Commercial plans available, Hosted

mxGraph : A Javascript library that uses built-in browser capabilities to provide an interactive drawing and diagramming solution. Hosted

OmniGraffle : Diagramming tool. Free trial, Download 

Paint.NET : Image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. Download 

PaintShop Pro : is photo editing tool for basic photo jobs including cropping, removing red eye, and fixing colour. Download

Pencil : Animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Open source, Download

PhotoPeach : With PhotoPeach you can create a rich slideshow in seconds. Supports background music, captions, and comments so you can elaborate on your story further. Hosted 

Photostory 3 for Windows : Create slideshows using your digital photos. Download 

Picasa : Find, edit and share pictures on your PC  (or share them on Picasa Web Albums). Download 

Picasion : Create animated gifs online by uploading the pictures or importing them from your Flickr or Picasa Web albums. Create slideshows and post them anywhere. Download

PicMarkr : Add custom watermark (image or text) to your images. Hosted

Picnik : makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames. Hosted

Piktochart : makes professional infographics Hosted

Picslice : Creates slices of pictures. Download

Picturesque : Picturesque is a simple app with a simple goal: to make images more beautiful (for Macs). Free Trial, Download

Pixlr : Advanced online image and photo editing tools. Hosted

Reshade : Resize images maintaining quality and realism. Download

 Resize and Crop : instantly resize and crop photos or other images (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png) to match specific dimensions. Hosted.

Rich Chart Live : Create charts and embed them. Hosted

Roxio PhotoShow : Add pictures and videos you want included in your show.   View an automatically generated slideshow and customize it until you love it. Hosted

rsizr : Re-size images on your computer. Hosted

Scrapblog : Combine your photos, videos, audio and text to create stunning multimedia scrapbooks. Hosted

Slidestory : Combine pictures and narration in a presentation. Hosted

SmartDraw : Communicate visually to work smarter. Free Trial, Download

SolveBoard : visual organization tool for information and ideas. It is simple, cloud based, and works on all modern browsers. Hosted.

Splashup : is a powerful editing tool and photo manage. Hosted

SUMO Paint : Offers professional and easy to use tools for creating and editing images within a browser. Hosted<

Swiffy : Converts Flash SWF files to HTML5, allowing you to reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (such as iPhones and iPads). Hosted

ThingLink : create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos and videos. Hosted

Thumbalizr : Thumbnail generator of web page screenshots. Download

Toondoo : The world’s fastest way to create cartoons.  Hosted

Voki : Create your own avatar and share with others. Hosted .