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Software Applications

This is a guide summarising current convenient and recommended software applications available for use by library staff.

Image Editing


Product name Pixlr
Producer Autodesk
Cost Free
Function Web based image editor
Web site
  • Upload your image and edit it online
  • Online/cloud software
  • Work in layers
  • Replace color
  • Transform objects
  • Resize
  • Crop




Product name Adobe Photoshop
Producer Adobe Systems
Cost Purchasable via University IT
Function Photo/image editing and effects
Web site
  • Work in layers
  • Blur
  • Gallery motion effects
  • Smart Objects
  • Change colour
  • Resize/crop images
  • Photo editing
  • Post effects
  • Save as a variety of file types
  • Industry standard for image editing
  • Sophisticated functionality but complex software