Technical [List of Freeware for Digital Creatives]

UPDATED 20.5.17

For anybody that’s interested in what kit I’m using, or who just wants to find FREE tools to express themselves with.

I am immeasurably grateful to all the open source, freeware developers and communities for providing all the FREE tools I use.

Much respect to you all.

These days, I’m almost exclusively working on Linux Ubuntu.

Graphics

pixler

pixler is a FREE basic image editor that runs from your browser (no need to install).

 

mon

 

I’m mostly using GIMP at the moment.

GIMP is a much more powerful, FREE open source image editor.

 

1001 free fonts is an excellent resource, with over 30, 000 FREE custom fonts.
1001-free-fonts

Giphy is another cool tool which runs from your browser. I’ve just started using it to learn how to make .gifs (animated memes) . Which is much fun.

giphylogo

Video

I’m currently using kdenlive – which is FREE open source video editing software.

kdenlive

Previously, I was using a FREE month’s trial of camtasia, sadly that expired. Camtasia is excellent software, but unfortunately quite expensive to buy.

For sourcing, I refer mostly to wikimedia, the Prelinger archives, creative commons and of course, youtube.

I use the FREE 4k video downloader and YTD Video Downloader to rip video.

4kdownload

Sound/Music

I’ve mostly been using an ancient, FREE trial of Cubase SX since 2003, with a bunch of FREE open source plugs and softsynths. (should update really, recommendations welcome)!

I’m particularly fond of greenoaks’ FREE Crystal softsynth, which is awesome.

I like cooledit pro for any extreme finetuning/sound sculpture/design.

I know how to run logic, but I don’t like it very much.

For voice synthesis, I’ve been using from text to speech , which is a FREE service which runs from your browser. It creates mp3s which don’t sound too lovely, but are workable once beefed up a bit.

Livestreaming Video

I occasionally stream to my bambuser channel using the giffgaff network.
bambuser

£20 buys you one month of unlimited data on a giffgaff ‘pay as you go’ sim.

giffgaff offers FREE calls and texts to other giffgaff phones, so long as you top up once every three months.
giffgaff.jpg


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