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Creating digital media is essential for documenting your work or project and for developing materials you might need for social media, marketing, or an exhibition. Your smartphone is literally a production studio in your pocket. Check out this range of easy to use free and low cost smartphone apps and web tools to get started creating digital content.

Snapseed

Snapseed is a very comprehensive, yet easy to use app for photo editing.application that works on Apple iOS and Android operating smartphones. It’s a free app, owned by Google and is regularly updated. From filters, to adding text overlay, this is an app that is very useful for anyone in creative industries.

Download for Android  Download for iOS  

Pablo

Pablo by Buffer logoPablo is a web tool from Buffer that lets you quickly add text to an image, and adjust the size to fit the frame dimensions of different social media platforms.

Quite often you see images on social media that are the wrong size for that particular platform. It might be a great infographic, but the user is forced to click to see or read the whole image. If you upload the correct image size then a user can see/read your post as they scroll down.

Pablo is a free tool, and it produces an image without a watermark. You can also insert a company logo – very handy as a creative business tool.

Slices

Slices is a web tool for producing a scrollytelling style of online story. Digital stories produced with Slices look good both for desktop and mobile devices.

Slices, like many storybuilding apps and tools, has a subscription based pricing plan for advanced features. The good news is that under the free plan you can produce 10 stories with a total of 1GB of data.

Hyperlapse

A timelapse video can be a simple creative element to use in a video or for social media. It shows the passage time. An iPhone has a timelapse function in iOS native camera app. However some models of smartphones using Android do not feature a timelapse function. This is where the Microsoft Hyperlapse app comes in handy.

Download for Android | Download for iOS

PicPlayPost

PicPlayPost offers both an Android and iOS application and is a very useful tool for producing multimedia mashups of photos and video. It is also an excellent tool for repurpose content for different frame sizes such as Instagram stories produced using portrait orientated images. The free version will display a watermark.

Download for Android | Download for iOS

Adobe Spark Post

If you want to up your game with your social media visual storytelling then consider using Spark Post. You use your images or work with the colours, patterns and text provided. This app is available for iOS and Android and offers adjustable frame sizes for different social media platforms. The is app is free to use, but if you have an Adobe Creative subscription you can unlock more features.

Download for Android | Download for iOS

Adobe Spark Video

You might have watched explainer style videos with animated graphics, icons, photos and video and thought: how can I make that on my phone easily. Well now you can! Spark Video offers you a selection of storytelling themes and a easy to use method of adding and editing multimedia slides together that play as a video.

Web version | Download for iOS

Canva

Canva makes design and digital publishing easy to do. You can use it for presentations, and social media graphics. The platform uses mostly a drag-and-drop tool as offers a stock library of photographs and artwork. Definitely a tool or app to use for quick designs. And they’re based in Sydney.

Web version | Download for Android | Download for iOS

Creating digital media is essential for documenting your work or project and for developing materials you might need for social media, marketing, or an exhibition. Your smartphone is literally a production studio in your pocket. Check out this range of easy to use free and low cost smartphone apps and web tools to get started creating digital content.

Snapseed

Snapseed is a very comprehensive, yet easy to use app for photo editing.application that works on Apple iOS and Android operating smartphones. It’s a free app, owned by Google and is regularly updated. From filters, to adding text overlay, this is an app that is very useful for anyone in creative industries.

Download for Android  Download for iOS  

Pablo

Pablo by Buffer logoPablo is a web tool from Buffer that lets you quickly add text to an image, and adjust the size to fit the frame dimensions of different social media platforms.

Quite often you see images on social media that are the wrong size for that particular platform. It might be a great infographic, but the user is forced to click to see or read the whole image. If you upload the correct image size then a user can see/read your post as they scroll down.

Pablo is a free tool, and it produces an image without a watermark. You can also insert a company logo – very handy as a creative business tool.

Slices

Slices is a web tool for producing a scrollytelling style of online story. Digital stories produced with Slices look good both for desktop and mobile devices.

Slices, like many storybuilding apps and tools, has a subscription based pricing plan for advanced features. The good news is that under the free plan you can produce 10 stories with a total of 1GB of data.

Hyperlapse

A timelapse video can be a simple creative element to use in a video or for social media. It shows the passage time. An iPhone has a timelapse function in iOS native camera app. However some models of smartphones using Android do not feature a timelapse function. This is where the Microsoft Hyperlapse app comes in handy.

Download for Android | Download for iOS

PicPlayPost

PicPlayPost offers both an Android and iOS application and is a very useful tool for producing multimedia mashups of photos and video. It is also an excellent tool for repurpose content for different frame sizes such as Instagram stories produced using portrait orientated images. The free version will display a watermark.

Download for Android | Download for iOS

Adobe Spark Post

If you want to up your game with your social media visual storytelling then consider using Spark Post. You use your images or work with the colours, patterns and text provided. This app is available for iOS and Android and offers adjustable frame sizes for different social media platforms. The is app is free to use, but if you have an Adobe Creative subscription you can unlock more features.

Download for Android | Download for iOS

Adobe Spark Video

You might have watched explainer style videos with animated graphics, icons, photos and video and thought: how can I make that on my phone easily. Well now you can! Spark Video offers you a selection of storytelling themes and a easy to use method of adding and editing multimedia slides together that play as a video.

Web version | Download for iOS

Canva

Canva makes design and digital publishing easy to do. You can use it for presentations, and social media graphics. The platform uses mostly a drag-and-drop tool as offers a stock library of photographs and artwork. Definitely a tool or app to use for quick designs. And they’re based in Sydney.

Web version | Download for Android | Download for iOS

If you thought creative industries had little to do with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, then it’s time to think again. AI and machine learning are already transforming the business of creating and producing digital media, as well as content management, distribution and consumption, and much more.

For example, if you’re using a video or music streaming platform such as Netflix or Spotify, then guess what: there’s AI and machine learning at work thanks to the creation of massive datasets. Just ask Siri!

If you want to get to grips fast with the broad concepts of AI, data science, and machine learning, then take advantage of a special offer through the Creative Industries Knowledge Hub for a Tech X Masterclass on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT on May 9, 2019.

By using the code CIKH when registering you will be able to receive a 66% reduction on the normal masterclass fee. This is a limited offer.

Register here.

This masterclass will be presented by Richard Xu, Associate Professor in Machine Learning, and the Director of the Data Lounge at UTS.

For further specific queries, contact Steven Crooks at the UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT: Steven.Crooks@uts.edu.au.

Full details of the masterclass below.

Masterclass description

This half-day masterclass will focus on the broad concepts of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, focusing on the basic algorithms needed to successfully transform data into useful knowledge. The objectives of this masterclass are to give a general introduction of what machine learning is, how it can be used, and an explanation of the tools/algorithms used to properly implement machine learning.

Who will benefit

This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about AI and machine learning.

Program topics

  • Introduction to AI/ Machine Learning
  • Examples of how these technologies are being applied today
  • Examples of where technologies are likely to go
  • Machine learning fundamentals

Course outcomes

Those completing this course should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of artificial intelligence fundamentals
  • Develop an understanding of machine learning fundamentals
  • Identify priority knowledge gaps to prepare for further in depth studies in the field of data science

 

If you thought creative industries had little to do with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, then it’s time to think again. AI and machine learning are already transforming the business of creating and producing digital media, as well as content management, distribution and consumption, and much more.

For example, if you’re using a video or music streaming platform such as Netflix or Spotify, then guess what: there’s AI and machine learning at work thanks to the creation of massive datasets. Just ask Siri!

If you want to get to grips fast with the broad concepts of AI, data science, and machine learning, then take advantage of a special offer through the Creative Industries Knowledge Hub for a Tech X Masterclass on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT on May 9, 2019.

By using the code CIKH when registering you will be able to receive a 66% reduction on the normal masterclass fee. This is a limited offer.

Register here.

This masterclass will be presented by Richard Xu, Associate Professor in Machine Learning, and the Director of the Data Lounge at UTS.

For further specific queries, contact Steven Crooks at the UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT: Steven.Crooks@uts.edu.au.

Full details of the masterclass below.

Masterclass description

This half-day masterclass will focus on the broad concepts of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, focusing on the basic algorithms needed to successfully transform data into useful knowledge. The objectives of this masterclass are to give a general introduction of what machine learning is, how it can be used, and an explanation of the tools/algorithms used to properly implement machine learning.

Who will benefit

This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about AI and machine learning.

Program topics

  • Introduction to AI/ Machine Learning
  • Examples of how these technologies are being applied today
  • Examples of where technologies are likely to go
  • Machine learning fundamentals

Course outcomes

Those completing this course should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of artificial intelligence fundamentals
  • Develop an understanding of machine learning fundamentals
  • Identify priority knowledge gaps to prepare for further in depth studies in the field of data science
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