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Trianglify

Make lovely abstract background images


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Gravit Designer

Vector and drawing editor

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Polytomizator

A great tool to make "polygonal" art. 


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PicSVG

Photo to SVG

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Mosiac

Mosaic is a visual thinking toolkit made by artists, for artists. It is a visual patching creative-coding tool.


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PngToSVG

PNG to SVG

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Vecta

Diagram and SVG editor

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Toonator

Nice flipbook animation tool, but NO EXPORT option. Also requires Flash.


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Polychrome

"Paint" with text, creating pyschedelic textures.


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Krita

Wonderful image editor


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Cables

Shaders are the code that runs complex computer graphics. Cables is a visual language to create shaders.

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Pizap

Really interesting image editor

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Flow

Absolutely amazing little image mush-up tool. Go give it a whirl.


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Blockposters

Create PDF posters for printing from your image.

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Intelloware

Unusual paint tool.

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imagevenue

Free image hosting. Useful if you're using Twine or similar.


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Figma

Fabulous vector drawing and prototyping tool

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Chinese Landscape Generator

This tool generates lovely Chinese ink scrolls of landscapes.


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Webpage Screenshot Free

An handy extension for the Chrome browser that lets you screenshot the page and save it with cropping or full page.


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Prompt Up Your Life

Nice prompting tool, but for drawing.


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FreeOnlineOCR

Upload a picture of text, and get the text out.

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Landscape

Image resizing for social media


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GAUGAN

AI drawing demo

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Bomomo

Really unusual paint tool.


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Remove Background

Quickly remove an image's background

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Janvas

Diagram editor

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Image Texter

Make text into an image

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HeavyPaint

As it says on the site, "A SIMPLE YET SECRETLY POWERFUL PAINTING APP".


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Deep Dream

Make your images psychedelic

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Magic Sketchpad

Start drawing, AI finishes it


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Rasturbator

Rasturbator is fabulous tool. It chops up your image so that you can print it on twenty or thirty pages, glue them together to fill an entire wall.


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Artbreeder

Let A.I evolve you a picture. Great fun and you get some weird stuff.


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Vectorizer

Photo to SVG

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Ribbet

Great image editor


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3D Painter

Unusual toy with which you can paint in 3D on a disappearing canvas. Interesting.


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Flag Maker

This wonderful flag making tool lets you start from all the world's flags, or add Wikimedia commons graphics.

See also, this catalogue of imaginary flags.


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Photopea

Exactly like Photoshop of old, but in the browser.

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YouiDraw Drawing

Fab drawing tool

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Depthy

Add depth effects to any image

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YouiDraw Painter

Painting tool with some interesting brushes

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MyOats

Draw kaleidoscopes

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Kleki

Nice drawing and painting tool

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Phrase It

Create speech bubbles

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ruDALL-E

Another Style GAN tool that takes a sentence you give it and artificial intellgence creates your picture. Here I said "Boris Johnson looking like a pig".  The result isn't always what you expected but they are always interesting in someway.


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Face Morph 2

A brilliant tool to morph between two images. You plot the points, it generates a gif file.


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Morph Thing

Designed to blend, or morph, faces together, I added an elephant's eye and got this strange output.

 


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WebcamToy

Turns your webcam into an effects booth.


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Nimp.app

Nimp is like Apple Quartz Designer, or Touch Designer. A web-based flow diagram image editor. Interesting.

Lots of high end GLSL graphics tools use this model to create special effects, this tool might be a good introduction to the concepts.


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SilkDrawing

Paint strange images

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Deep Art

Use AI to enhance and alter images

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Background Burner

Remove backgrounds from images online

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Vecteezy

Fabulous, easy to use vector drawing tool

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Canva

Fabulous design tool.

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Vectornator

Mac and iOS only I'm afraid, but a very cool vector editing tool.


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Liveweave SVG

Really nice and simple SVG vector-based drawing editor.


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Pixlr

Fantastic image editor

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FlickGuy

I'm really not sure how to describe this image editor. Like nothing you've every seen. Just go give it a go.


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Tayasui Sketches

Fabulous sketching app for iOS and Android.


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NeonDrawing

Neon drawing. A bit slow.

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Doodle Place

A 3D world in which your doodles are automatically animated


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FlipAnim

Lovely little flipbook animation maker (slight shame about the gridlines. See also Pencil, the desktop app)


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FireAlpaca

Wonderful image editor


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Online OCR

Upload a picture of text, and get the text out.

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Glitch2

Create GIFs and strange effects

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Juxtapose

Create stories that compare maps.

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Pixlr Express

A more "Instagram-like" version of this fanstastic image editor with some funky effects

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ImageResizer

Resizes image into multiple formats for social media.

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Awww Board

Start drawing with other people on the same whiteboard

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Pixlr X

The latest version of this fantastic image editor. Has fantastic tools for isolating a part of an image.


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NoiseDeck

Totally easy way to make crazy graphic effects.


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Rasterbator

Turn images into large printable posters

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Noisify

Add an image, it "noises" it up.

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Muro

Lots of interesting brushes


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GSN Composer

Visual node-based graphics editor


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Chimera Painter

Paint your own chimera with some help from A.I


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Photomosh

Make gifs and images with a heap of bizarre effects


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Jpeg Glitch

Glitch your images into oblivion

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Sketchpad

Really interesting painting tool, with calligraphy

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Gig in Gif

Create zooming gifs.


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Mara

Lots of standalone image tools. I like the kaleidoscope one.

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CoolBackgrounds

Generates a variety of nice background textures

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Coggle MindMaps

Create Mind Maps

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Autodraw

Strange drawing suggestion tool


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The GPIB Russian Electronic Library

A collection of Russian Futurist books.

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What is CryptoArt?

Really interesting article explaining some of the ideas and concepts behind CryptoArt.


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9Gans

An Art Gallery Created By Artificial Intelligence


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Zine Idea

Interesting idea for a zine. Also, nice use of black and white and ONE colour


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Loom

Fantastic zooming interface to an archive collection of photographs.


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HRC Academic Poster Winners

The best from York's Humanities Research Centre

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DALLE

Amazing project that turns words into images. 


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Microscopic Gallery

Some of the most incredible photos ever. Go explore.


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Posteritati

Amazing collection of film posters

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Introduction To Krita

Krita is a free alternative to Photoshop


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Call To Idea

Examples of different web page designs, organised

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Collection of MacPaint images

Nice collection of black and white images made with MacPaint and Hypercard. (See also, Hypercard at archive.org).


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The Design Kids

Design and Arts news and interviews


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Typographic Posters

Wonderful collection of images made from text


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Palimpsest

In textual studies, a palimpsest is a manuscript page, either from a scroll or a book, from which the text has been scraped or washed off so that the page can be reused for another document.

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Charlie Hebdo

Example of a scrolling storytelling site

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Animated Images

Lots of animated gifs

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Generated Photos

A collection of people's faces automatically generated by artificial intelligence. None of the people actually exist.

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PixelMob

Site that searches other resources

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Collection of Equirectangular Images

A Flickr collection of equirectangular images, many of which are Creative Commons licenced for use in your own VR creations.

Lots more here.


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The Poster DB

Posters, and ALTERNATIVE versions and TEXTLESS versions.

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Generated Photos

A collection of generated face pictures

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Europeana Archives

Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for.


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The Doodle Library

Large collection of doodles to use

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BBC Empty Sets

Collection of unpopulated sets from the BBC.


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Rijksmuseum Image Collection

Fbulous collection of downloadable images

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Freepik

Great collection of Creative Commons images and vectors to download and use if you credit the creators.

Note: As ever, watch out for sponsored links at the top of the page for paid images. And use the Filters to find what you want.


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pngimg

Large collection of isolated PNGs, great for making montages.