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Upload images from computer or flickr or upload PowerPoint files. Select from animated templates. Publish to blog or MySpace. RSS, comments.

 

  •  One True Media   http://www.onetruemedia.com 

    "...effortlessly combine photos and video clips with words and music to personalize your story. Quickly share with our Online Slideshow or get as creative as you want with our Video Montage." Upload images and audio for story track. Embed in blogs or directly post to YouTube/Google video, mySpace, Google Groups. Great template choices

 

  • RockYou    http://www.rockyou.com  

    "RockYou! creates and distributes the most popular self-expression widgets on the web" where widgets are slideshows, image effects, and more. Publishes to MySpace, Facebook, blogs.

     

  • Slide         http://www.slide.com  

    "Slide lets you use photos and other digital content to publish and discover the people and things that matter to you." Import from many sources, has a good library of templates, backgrounds, effects. Can add music from library but not your own audio.

     

  • SlideFlickr      http://slideflickr.com    

    "SlideFlickr will help you create and embed Flickr slideshows in less than 10 seconds" for putting slideshows in your own site. Generate from flickr users, sets, groups, tags. Attach audio via mp3 url. Embed in blogs, web sites, facebook

 

  •  flickrslidr     http://flickrslidr.com  

    Embed a slideshow created from a set, group, or user in flickr. No audio.

     

  • Slideoo    http://www.slideoo.com    creates horizontal slide shows from flickr sets ) no text or audio. Very, very easy to use.

 

  •  PhotoShow    http://www.photoshow.com  

    "turns photos into musical slideshows" - wide range of elegant templates, add captions. Audio only from music on site. Audio from list of music only.

     

  •  Slideroll          http://www.slideroll.com   

    Create slideshows via a movie timeline- add transitions, Ken Burns like effects, titles, captions, music. Direct import photos from flickr.

     

  • Dandelife      http://dandelife.com 

    Generate a timeline of any kind of event in your life, write as blog-like entry, apply tags, attach images, videos, bookmarks form other web service sites. Not the easiest tool to use!

     

  • OurStory    http://www.ourstory.com  

    Write a 'story' which is what happened on a date in time, add pictures, video, and OurSotry creates a timeline. Imports flickr photos.

     

  • xtimeline    http://xtimeline.com  

    Powerful and well designed timeline. Attach images or embed media to any entry, provide source info (for historical timelines?), tags. Can import data from Excel/CSV files.

     

  • Voice Threads     http://voicethread.com   

    Weave uploaded or flickr imported images into a media presentation with multiple voices. Record audio, video, or add text or drawn annotations. Others can add video, audio, and text comments as well. See also VoiceThread for Education wiki.

     

  •  VUVOX   http://www.vuvox.com  

    "turn your photos, video and music into professional quality presentations that can be easily shared with friends and family. " search images in flickr, google, upluad youtube video, embed code (see MasterNewmedia review).

     

  • VUVOX Collage   http://www.vuvox.com/collage   

    Collage provides a rich interface for creating highly visual presentations along scrolling horizontal strip, with imported pictures, audio, and video plus tools for creating hotspot links to web sites or to open other slideshows (note currently in private beta).

     

  • FLEKTOR   http://www.flektor.com  

    "allows you to quickly and easily create, remix, and share your photos, videos, with others via email, on mySpace, or in your blog." Upload images and audio to create Photobooks or use advanced editing tools to create a video (see MasterNewMedia review).

     

  • Mixercast   http://www.mixercast.com   

    "Create professional multimedia experiences by mixing your images, video, and sound easily with our unique templates and share across the web in one click." Powerful editing, import photos, audio, video form sites or direct upload- many templates and editing options including text overlays with hyperlinks. Can also record video from web cam.

     

  •  gnomz   http://en.gnomz.com    

    This is a fairly low level tool that will not create any visual masterpieces, but there is an interesting challenge in trying to compose with a limited tool set. It creates those pixel flat icon like figures. You create a cartoon avatar, and you pull from a library of others, and enter their speech or thought bubbles, as well as select backgrounds. The site is a bit challenging to figure out since it is in French, but click the flag in the top right to toggle the site to English.

     

  • ComicsSketch   http://www.mainada.net/comics   

    A tool for people who can actually draw! Create all content via pen and color tools.

     

  • Toondoo   http://www.toondo.com  

    Create your own 1, 2, or 3 panel cartoons using a library of cartoons, text bubbles. Images can be uploaded and manipulated with simple tools. Created "doos" can be combined into "ToonBooks", embedded in blogs, etc. A lot of versatility.

     

  • Bubblr   http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr  

    Pick flickr photos by tag or user name and put on a timeline, overlay bubbles with text.

     

  • Comiqs   http://comiqs.com  

    Turn photos, "doodles", and text into a multipane comic strip. Import photos from flickr or upload from desktop. Add bubbles, text.

     

  • PikiStrips   http://www.comeeko.com 

    Make comic strips from your own photos using standard sets of frames. Apply PhotoShop like effects to images. Add speech bubbles and other "goodies" (not that 90% of the gallery seem to be dating oriented??)

     

  • Tabblo   http://www.tabblo.com   

    an application to put together photos and words with styled templates into a visual collage, also creates slideshows, permissions for views, import form flickr, print services (posters etc)

     

  • Scrapblog   http://www.scrapblog.com  

    Create multipage collections of photos (import from 5 photo sites), decoration "stickies", videos from Youtube, and publish to several blog sites.

     

  • glogster   http://www.glogster.com  

    Create posters with images, video, audio (uploaded or recorded) and apply a wide range of text effects- note that each one is relatively large sized (may not fit in blog page)

     

  • Mapwing   http://www.mapwing.com    

    A tool really designed for created linked tours or annotated drawings/maps- generate a base map by importing or drawing, add nodes, each with a view looking in 4 directions, captions, link together.

     

  •  Wayfaring    http://www.wayfaring.com    

    Annotate a map with three kinds of tools- a waypoint (one that can be used in multiple maps), a note, or a path/route. The flow of the story is less apparent, unless one does it with a combination of routes to show a path.

     

  • Flickr Tell a Story in 5 Frames   http://flickr.com/groups/visualstory    

    "Tell a Story in 5 Frames has two important parts. The first part is creating and telling a story through visual means with only a title to help guide the interpretation. The second part is the response of the group to the visual story."

     

  •  Flickr Six Word Story   http://www.flickr.com/groups/sixwordstory       

    is "a photo with a Six Word Story in the title section of a Flickr photo. Be as inventive as possible. Have those few words tell the whole tale, and let the picture be its visual interpretation."

     

  •  Flicktion   http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/flicktion      

    Flickr+Fiction = Flicktion. Take any single image and write a short story built around that image. Save in flickr with the tag "flicktion".

     

  •  Linking Flickr Notes   http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/269039506    

    Using any set of flickr photos, you can link them together via hypertext links embedded into flickr notes - the popups that appear when rolling over an image. You could weave a story together linked linearly or branching, by using these "hotspots" on images

     

  • Pictures with Stories Flickr Group   http://www.flickr.com/groups/stories    

"Your photograph must be accompanied by a story. The story must be at least five sentences long and MUST be true - no poems or fiction please. Tell us something about your photograph, why you took it, the story behind the photograph." This is a loose fit in the 50s as it is more aimed at sharing te thoughts behind a picture.

 

  • Podcast People   http://podcastpeople.com  

    This is more of a tool to create podcasts including audio, video content as well as traditional "blog" posts. It could be used to serialize a story into small segments.

     

  •  Blabberize   http://www.blabberize.com 

    Rather simple and crude, but can be effective! Upload a picture of a frontal view of a face, mark the key points of the mouth, and record the audio. It creates a simple animation of the mount moving to the sound of the voice.

     

  •  Jumpcut    http://www.jumpcut.com  

    A powerful video editor, almost like iMovie in a web page. Import images form flickr/facebook, upload video/audio, apply transitions, titles, effects. Pretty close to iMovie in a browser but not viable for longer videos..

     

  •  Splashcast   http://web.splashcast.net    

    "The SplashCast service enables anyone to create streaming media ‘channels’ that mix together video, music, photos, narration, text, as well as RSS feeds, PowerPoint presentations and PDF documents." rather versatllve in the places where it can fetch media (uploads or from other sites such as flickr, YouTube). Easy, well prompted interface.

     

  •  BubblePLY http://www.bubbleply.com      

Load a video form any URL (e.g. YouTube, Blip.tv) and then annotate with text "bubbles"

 

  •  eyespot   http://eyespot.com   "Offers a timeline editor to mix (and remix) media including images, videos, and audio. Includes titling, special effect, transitions, but audio is background, cannot by synced to images.

     

  •  Animoto   http://animoto.com  

    This tool analyzes an uploaded set of images and creates a "professional" music video based on a secret artificial intelligence logic. Very easy to create elegant picture shows.

     

  • JayCut    http://jaycut.com   

    Powerful features! Import photos, audio, video, and make a movie on a multi-track timeline plus transitions and effects

     Empressr   http://www.empressr.com    allows import of images, video, text overlays, etc.

     

  • Spresent    http://www.spresent.com    Offers a PowerPoint like editor all in a web site. Import images (desktop, flickr), upload a PPT, movies from YouTube, audio via URL, use templates, etc. Audio can be synced to slides.

     

  • Thumbstacks   http://www.thumbstacks.com  

    Create simple, PowerPoint-like presentations with simple templates, imports photos from flickr. Very buggy.

     

  • Slideshare / Slidecasts   http://www.slideshare.net 

    It's YouTube for PowerPoint. Upload Powerpoint/Keynote/PDF content and converts to Flash easily embedded in other web sites. Provide a URL for an audio track, and you can sync it to create an audio narrated "slidecast"

     

  • Zentation   http://zentation.com 

    Might be called a mashup- it allows upload of Powerpoint files to Slideshare and synchronization to video uploaded to Google video.

     

  • Viewbook    http://www.viewbook.com  

    "an online service to create and share albums, portfolios and presentations on your viewbook domain". Upload up to 500 images, create albums of images with text captions, share via a link or copy/paste embed code. No audio.

     

  • Zoho Show   http://show.zoho.com  

    Part of the Zoho suite of online productivity tools, Zoho Show provides a clean PowerPoint like interface for creating slide shows. Or you can directly import a PPT file (< 10 Mb) and publish without any extra work.

     

  •  Vcasmo   http://www.vcasmo.com  

    Synchronize a series of image slides to a video soundtrack. Import video from YouTube or upload. Includes tools to enable other language captioning and Creative Commons licenses.

     

  • MyPlick   http://myplick.com

Upload a presentation file (PPT or PDF) and an audio file, use the sync tools, and create an audio narrated slideshow / presentation. One of the best interfaces for syncing audio to slides.

 

 

  •  WebSlides   http://slides.diigo.com  

    Something really different. Turn a list of web sites (bookmarked) into a nicely pesented web slide show. Notes can be added, content can be tagged, and it has an audio track.

     

  • Slideboom   http://www.slideboom.com 

    Upload powerpoint files and have animations and other effects too! Also appears to bring in audio form original powerpoints. Very easy to use.

     

  • Sketchcast   http://sketchcast.com

Record a series of drawings with or without audio, and play back as video in your web site or blog. I need more time to practive drawing

 

 

  •  Showbeyond   http://www.showbeyond.com   

    "a multimedia slidecast creator, online publishing platform and story sharing community." Had trouble creating account.... Thanks to Larry Ferlazoo

 

 

 

 

 

  • flowgram  http://www.flowgram.com 

    audio narrated tours of web content, where each screen is also live for regular web exploration (still in beta)

 

  • Kronomy  http://www.kronomy.com 

    "life path" building tool, a very fancy timeline lovely interface for building your life story (still in beta)

     

  • Smilebox  http://www.smilebox.com

    No mac version- does not meet criteria to work on all computers. Now there is a mac version and looks like a great tool, but all tools for this site are web based- this is a download

 

  • Piczo http://www.piczo.com 

    Assemble a "site" where you can add a variety of media types, and also has features of a social networking service. Tool behaved inconsistently when I tried it.

 

  • preezo http://preezo.com 

    Looks like a no frills PowerPoint clone; it refused to import a PPT file, and after fiddling with trying to import images, gave up with the difficulty of moving them around. There are plenty of other presentation web apps that work better.

 

  • TouFee http://www.toufee.com 

    They are now charging for an account, you gotta be free to be one of the 50 Tools.

     

 

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