Saturday, April 18, 2009

Really Good Free Imaging Tools

I recieved an e-mail today that's "worth" passing along. You will see a mention of Gimp, which you can explore right HERE. These are all great tools to use to add a little, or a lot, of punch to your images. Best of all, they are FREE! Here is the announcement from

Hi GoldenWreckedAngle

I almost never send out these emails, but I wanted to let you know about something huge that's going on at Worth1000 now. As you might already know,
Worth1000 is a contest site primarily dedicated to Photoshopping images.

Over the 7 years since Worth1000 launched, I have been asked by thousands of people who viewed our Photoshop contests: How do I make images like the amazing Worth1000 entries?

Most were asking because traditional desktop software was simply too expensive or hard to learn. Seriously, $2,000 for editing tools?! It was time for a change. I decided it was my responsibility to the awesome design community at Worth1000 to be the one to do it.

So, I created

Aviary, is a suite of free design tools. Now anyone with internet access can use them without installing anything. You just need to visit
Aviary and you're all set.

Aviary should be enough for anyone to get started making some really amazing images (and other types of media). Aviary also allows you to share and work on files with other people in the Aviary community, which makes it even easier to learn.

So far we have released 4 applications into public beta, with many more planned:

- Phoenix: an image editor (similar to Adobe Photoshop / Gimp)
- Raven: a vector editor (useful for logos / and clothing design)
- Toucan: a color editor
- Peacock: an effects editor

We even created an entire free education center where people can learn how to make awesome effects!

If you enjoyed Worth1000, I hope you'll also take the time to try out

At the very least, I encourage you to let anyone interested in image editing to know about it. Feel free to
forward this email to a friend.

The more people that try out our software, the less big corporations will be able to charge to use their software! In a time. when every penny counts, this is vitally important to keeping art software affordable for artists of all ages. Together, we can make a difference.

Here's a special page for Worth1000 users only:


Avi Muchnick
Creator of Worth1000

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