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Image Manipulation & Video Creation
These are just a few of the many free tools online to easily create and edit images and videos.
KnightLab Storytelling Tools
TimeLine, StoryMap, SoundCite, and Juxtapose
Edit images & video to upload to social media sites.
Online photo editing tool. Add graphics & text to your photos.
Create Flash-based videos in minutes. Share them online for free. (Watch this Wideo about the Elements of Design
for ideas of what can be done.)
Merge a collection of images into a single unit. (Look for the app and instructions near the bottom of the page.)
GIF maker to create short, automated image-based animations and slideshows.
Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.
Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. More variety of shapes than Wordle. Requires Flash Player 11 to view.
Open-source, intuitive, drag-and-drop visualization tool with over a dozen visualization output types.
Data-driven tools for modeling historical data and analyzing relationships across a timeline.
For-fee tools (cloud- or server-hosted) that can help you see and understand your data. Connect multiple data sets, drag and drop to utilize visualization templates, and export to share.
Visualising Data, Ltd.
Directory of free and for-fee data visualization tools broken down by function: Data handling, Charting, Programming, Multivariate, Mapping, Web-based, Color, and "Specialist".
Free data visualization tools: icons, images, maps, charts, ready-to-use graphics. Get added features at an educational rate, too.
Watson Analytics (formerly Many Eyes)
Cloud-based data visualization tools that "guide data exploration, automate predictive analytics, and enable dashboard and infographic creation."
Cytoscape is an open source software platform (which must be downloaded and installed) for visualizing and annotating networks and pathways. Originally designed for biological research, but works well for complex network analysis and visualization.
Software Studies suite
Software Studies Initiative, a digital humanities research group, has developed several free programs and apps for image analytics and data visualization.
Google's development and beta-testing site for data visualization tools.
GitHub D3 Gallery
Deliberately minimal: upload file, choose line or bar chart, vary colors, add labels, export.