I’ve heard about some cool tools to use for images and sound and thought I’d pass them on.

  • Quick Thumbnail is a site where you can quickly and easily resize images. You simply find the image on your computer, choose the size you want it to be (either a specific size or a percentage of the current size,) click the generate button, and save the image and you are set. People are always asking me for easy ways to do this without having to use a photo editing program and this is the best I’ve seen so far.
  • Soundrangers.com is a place to go to get sound effects for audio productions. There is a small fee for each effect that you download, however it’s just about $1.65 and if you need a few things for projects you are working on with teens it’s a great place to find what you are looking for.
  • iStockphoto is something I’ve been using for awhile but I realized when I was learning about Soundrangers that it’s a site others might not know about. iStockphoto is where you can find good quality images for web pages, brochures, and such at a very reasonable price. The search tool is really good and makes it possible to hone in to find exactly what you want/need.

These finds came from my podcasting listening – as usual – this time with net@night and MacBreakWeekly.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

One Thought on “Cool Tools

  1. Gimp is a great tool for editing images and it’s completely free. I use it for most of my photo editing. I even prefer it to Photoshop for most things.

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