Free Web Tools for Artists

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There are loads of free tools on the internet that are immensely useful to artists, crafters & creatives.

This is my ever growing library of  favourite & most useful creative tools. All are free unless otherwise stated.

Photo editing & manipulation tools

Photo editing & retouching. Who needs Photoshop?
Upload and edit images in your browser. Great for image manipulation on the move.
This is an oldie but some people still love it!. is photo editing software that is fairly easy to learn and has a lot of the capabilities of expensive image editing software.
{When you go to download, make sure you click on the right link about halfway down the page and not the big flashing download link, which is actually an advertisement for something totally unrelated!}

Make a video from your still images & music. Great for embedding on your site or YouTube. 30 sec videos are free or subscribe for $30 a year to be able to create longer videos.

Create gorgeous sexy little flip book publications of your work that you can embed on your site.


Desktop colour picker software. Sample a colour from anywhere on screen. Dead handy if you are trying to match a colour.
A website that allows you to browse zillions of wonderful colour palettes and combinations to find the perfect one, or create your own. Invaluable inspiration.

Adobe Kuler – Explore, create and share colour schemes.

Photo Libraries

Morgue File is a photo library of all those old shots that have “retired” from the commercial stock libraries, hence you can use the pics for nowt/nada/zilch. Brilliant for finding random pics of things for photo reference or to brighten up a blog.

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