Graphics Tools for Web Design
ImageMagickTM is a robust collection of tools and libraries to read, write, and manipulate an image in many image formats (over 68 major
formats) including popular formats like TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, and GIF. With ImageMagick you can create images dynamically, making it
suitable for Web applications. You can also resize, rotate, sharpen, color reduce, or add special effects to an image and save your
completed work in the same or differing image format. Image processing operations are available from the command line, as well as through C,
C++, Perl, or Java programming interfaces.
The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. This site contains information about downloading, installing, using, and enhancing GIMP. This site also serves as a distribution point for the latest releases, patches, plugins, and scripts. We also try to provide as much information about the GIMP community and related projects as possible.
is a tremendous resource for the web designer, featuring: Fonts 950+ fonts organized alphabetically with previews.
Icons 4000+ icons in 125+ categories, (ICO & GIF formats).
Clip Art 1000+ clip art images in 30+ categories.
Animations 300+ animations with previews.
Backgrounds 120+ original backgrounds.
Bullets 200+ hand chosen bullets.
Bars 170+ selected bars.
Arrows 200+ picked arrows.
Sounds 100+ sound fx, movies, tv shows, etc.
Applications 16 free cool programs.
Utilities The programs and utilities we use.
HTML Tips Helpful and easy html tips.
Logo Generator Create your own logos and banners online!
Button Maker Create awesome buttons, 30+ templates!
PNG (Portable Network Graphics) Home Site
So what is PNG, and why is it worthy of its own home site? PNG (pronounced ``ping'') is the Portable Network Graphics format, a format for storing bitmapped (raster) images on computers. Unofficially its acronym stands for ``PNG's Not GIF.'' PNG was designed to be the successor to the once-popular GIF format, which became decidedly less popular right around New Year's Day 1995 when Unisys and CompuServe suddenly announced that programs implementing GIF would require royalties, because of Unisys' patent on the LZW compression method used in GIF. Since GIF had been showing its age in a number of ways even prior to that, the announcement only catalyzed the development of a new and much-improved replacement format. PNG is the result.
PNG is not encumbered by patents such as those covering the LZW compression method used by GIF. PNG is better than GIF in all respects, except that it can not do animations.