EH 102: Tools for the Multimodal Argument: Sound, Image, & Video Editors/Manipulators

Once you get your media item, you might want to make a few changes.  These links are free tools to edit sound, images, and videos.

DON'T FORGET to go through this checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your presentation.

Image Editors


Pixlr is another image editing program.  You can use the desktop, mobile, or web versions. You can apply filters such as "hope" or "water swirl" along with all the usual adjustments.

This one is really fun.



Gimp (the GNU Image Manipulation Program) is like Photoshop, but it's free! You can use it to do photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Watch out because it does have a steep learning curve.


Mosaic Maker

Mosaic Maker does exactly what its name says -- it makes mosaics! You choose your layout (tiles or frames) and you upload images or enter the URLs (you do have to create a free account to upload your own images).  It creates the mosaic that you can save as a .jpg file.

Video Editors

EZ Snips

Created by two people from UAB, this is an easy-to-use tool to embed portions of videos.  Paste your favorite youtube link to get the part you want to share in three steps.


Screencast-o-matic is a well-reviewed screencasting program. It's easy to use, and you can record up to 15 minutes of hosted video for free.

Movie Maker

Movie Maker is a Microsoft program. You can import and edit slide shows, videos, and movies. You can even add a soundtrack.


Sound Editors


Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. It can cut, copy, splice, or mix sounds together, and it even has sound effects such as ptich and speed.

Sound, Image and Video Editing using Creative Cloud

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