Download Effects To Create - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows Movie Maker

    Windows Vista 2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The easiest way to create photo presentations

    7
    36265 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Works with images and videos, Includes many video and transition effects, Exports to several formats
    • CONS: Too simple for advanced users
  • Picasa

    3.9.141.259

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    Manage, edit and share your photos with ease

    7
    13700 votes
    • PROS: Handles everything from importing to sharing your photos, Interesting range of effects, Add tags to organise your photos, Additional features like the ability to create movies, montages, and screensavers, Online sharing features
    • CONS: Facial recognition still limited
  • Aurora 3D Animation Maker

    16.01.07

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    3D Graphics software for Presentations

    6
    846 votes
    • PROS: Quickly and easily create 3D animations for movie introductions presentations or websites, Templates and pre-loaded effects mean you don't have to be an animator to make cool animations, easy to use
    • CONS: There is a free trial but the software itself is not free
  • Picasa

    for Mac 3.9.141

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Picasa for Mac: Google's answer to iPhoto

    7
    442 votes
    • PROS: Handles everything from importing to sharing your photos, Interesting range of effects, Add tags to organise your photos, Additional features like the ability to create movies, montages, and screensavers, Online sharing features
    • CONS: Facial recognition still limited
  • Keynote

    6.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows
    iPhone

    Create stunning cinematic presentations on your Mac

    6
    249 votes
    • PROS: Creates cinema-like presentations easily, Supports dragging and dropping of components, Allows some amazing animation effects, Lots of Apple themes, Much improved iOS integration
    • CONS: Less suited to business presentations than PowerPoint, Some stability issues syncing with iOS 8
  • Serif DrawPlus Starter Edition

    2.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Drawing Vector Artworks

    5
    45 votes
    • PROS: Flexible design solution, Work with vectors and bitmaps in one program, Non-destructive photo-editing and effects, Powerful & professional drawing tools, Easy to use with on-screen how-to for assistance
    • CONS: No longer supported by Serif, More updated features available at Affinity Designer, Cannot produce special image formats, There are more advanced tips from online tutorials
  • WOW Slider

    1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create a customizable photo slideshows in two clicks

    6
    169 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Several templates and transition effects included, No plug-ins required
    • CONS: No built-in publishing platform
  • Vegas Movie Studio

    15

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Video editing software for beginners

    6
    179 votes
    • PROS: Simple to use and easy to understand, Visually sync your soundtrack to your movie, Enhance images and add special effects, Create your own original soundtrack
    • CONS: Professionals and paid amateurs will require more complex software, Creating soundtracks with the music maker is very labour intensive
  • Photo Wonder

    3.6.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The ability to create fun pictures at your fingertips

    8
    32 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Packed with effects, stickers, frames, Share on various social networks, Integrated camera filters
    • CONS: Easy to miss some options
  • Sqirlz Morph

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create morphing effects with this easty to use tool

    7
    109 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use interface, Saves in AVI, SWF and GIF, Can create morphed images and videos
    • CONS: Takes time to achieve great looking results
  • Shape Collage

    3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create beautiful photo collages in two clicks

    6
    289 votes
    • PROS: Very fast, You can create collages in any shape, Includes configuration settings, Saves to PSD (Photoshop)
    • CONS: You can't preview the actual collage until you save it
  • Picture Collage Maker

    3.3.6.

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make photo collages in three easy steps

    7
    318 votes
    • PROS: Wizard tool to create collages in few clicks, Dozens of shadow effects and background themes
    • CONS: Printing on multiple sheets option not available
  • Wax

    2.0e

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Video Editors

    6
    213 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Easy to use, Can be used to create special effects
    • CONS: The appearance is rather old fashioned, Not available on all operating systems
  • Extra Photo to Video Converter Free

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily create photo slideshows to share your memories

    7
    357 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Many transition effects to choose from, Support for text overlays
    • CONS: Basic, straightforward tool, Sometimes it slows down a lot
  • Sothink Photo Album Maker

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create awesome Flash photo albums in a few clicks

    7
    57 votes
    • PROS: Dead simple to use, no technical skills required, Support for all popular image formats, Includes basic tools to edit photos, Includes a dozen themes and more than 120 transition effects, Save to SWF or standalone EXE
    • CONS: Text snippets don't look very nice on the screen
  • Manga Studio Debut

    4.2.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Bring your manga characters to life!

    6
    392 votes
    • PROS: Excellent selection of drawing tools, Can add effects, speech bubbles, color, etc, Can create own graphics, scan or import files
    • CONS: Hard to know where to start , Using the program is not always intuitive
  • Serif CraftArtist Compact

    1.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create amazing craft projects with this free version of Craft Artist, the award-winning scrapbooking software.

    6
    7 votes
    • Photoshop.com

      License
      free
      Platform
      Web Apps

      Free, light version of Photoshop to edit and share images

      7
      716 votes
      • PROS: Create albums and share photos online, Easy-to-use editing tools, Nice photo effects and clipart
      • CONS: Not as powerful as the desktop app
    • Amara Photo Animation Software

      3.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Bring your photos to life

      7
      178 votes
      • PROS: Range of cool effects controlled via key points , Creates very professional-looking effects, Create 360º effects
      • CONS: User interface is not as easy as it should be
    • The video Editor

      8.12.15

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Web-based video editor with over 60 animation effects to create MP4, AVI, MOV etc.

      8
      16 votes
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      3for Mac 3.9.1414426.8Mac
      47166.7Web Apps
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