I love this tool. If you have the perfect image, but it has something on it that isn’t quite right, cleanup.picutures can seamlessly remove it for you in seconds, and fill in the background so it looks like it was never there in the first place. So easy to use, everyone can do it. Have… Continue reading #710 Need to remove something from an image? Try Cleanup.pictures
DALL.E is another tool from the same people who brought us ChatGPT, but this time it’s generating images. These can be drawings, 3D renders, paintings or paintings in the style of other artists or movements. It’s a fascinating tool to play with, and I warn you, can be a bit addictive. You get 50 free… Continue reading #707 Need an image of a Peacock drinking tea? Or anything else? DALL.E can help!
This is a really handy, free tool that you can use to easily make the background of your image transparent. Really useful if you don’t have access to Photoshop and you need to make some quick edits.
In my previous post, I mentioned one way to remove black bars from video – by simply flipping your phone (or tablet) portrait. In this new post, we’ll use the Microsoft Video (Photo) app as an alternative. This example will show you how to for both images and video. It’s not perfect but it’s better!
Openverse is part of WordPress and enables you to search and filter for Creative Commons images and audio to use in your projects. See other posts about images and Creative Commons.
Often I want to screen capture something from the browser and annoyingly many times it goes beyond the size of my screen. Previous I may have had to take multiple screenshots and stitch them in a document. FireShot enables you to screen capture the entire browser window including the material that may be off-screen. Really… Continue reading #663 FireShot screen capture
Coolors is a super fast colour scheme generator, which is useful for picking a colour palette for your designs especially, if like me, graphic design is not your forte. Also, if you use Canva, you need the paid version to create a colour palette so this is a handy tool to have in your toolbox.
Canva has a great video creation tool, with a whole heap of freely available templates for you to use. You can create professional looking videos in minutes , great for creating learning content or just to create more personalised video messages for your students. Canva.com is a great one to share with your students too,… Continue reading #653 Create professional looking videos in minutes with Canva
I absolutely love Canva, but it’s difficult at times to find an image for a design without it having a cost associated, or needing to look at other image search engines. In #559 we introduced Pixabay, which is a great site for royalty and cost free images. Now you search for Pixabay images directly within… Continue reading #610 Canva: quickly add Pixabay images to your design
BioRender allows you to create professional science figures in minutes using thousands of pre-made icons and templates from more than 30 fields of life sciences. You can sign up for free and you don’t need to do download any software. BioRender is free for educational use with some caveats. Here is a quick intro to… Continue reading #590 Create professional science figures with BioRender