8 Subcategories within Design & Multimedia

Find, compare and review the best web apps & startup tools for designers on Crozdesk.


Adobe Color CC

Adobe Color CC 99

(1)

Adobe Color is an internet application that lets individuals try out, create and save various colour schemes, each of which consists of a set of five colours. More Information...

Illustrator CC

Illustrator CC 98

(1)

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor used by design professionals across the world. More Information...

InDesign CC

InDesign CC 97

(0)

Adobe InDesign is a publishing tool to create posters, flyers, newspapers, magazines, brochures and books. More Information...


trial/premium
After Effects CC

After Effects CC 96

(0)

Adobe After Effects is a motion graphics, compositing, keying and visual effects tool. It allows users to animate, edit, and compose media in 2D or 3D space. More Information...


trial/premium
Canva

Canva 94

(1)

Create graphics for your presentation, website, or blog with a simple drag and drop interface. More Information...

iStockphoto

iStockphoto 93

(1)

iStockphoto is an online, royalty-free, stock photography, media and design provider. More Information...

Shutterstock

Shutterstock 93

(1)

Shutterstock is a provider of digital imagery licensing, operating with over 50 Million Stock Photos, Vectors, Videos, and Music Tracks. More Information...

LucidChart

LucidChart 92

(206)

Lucidchart makes drawing diagrams, mind maps, wireframes, flow charts and UML sketches easy. Work on visual communication in real time with colleagues or clients for a fraction of the cost of Microsoft Visio. More Information...

Lucidpress

Lucidpress 92

(55)

Lucidpress is an intuitive web-based design/layout tool that allows you to easily create professional quality print & digital media. More Information...

GraphicRiver

GraphicRiver 91

(1)

GraphicRiver is an online marketplace for premium design templates and graphics for web design, logos, business cards etc. More Information...

Icons8 App

Icons8 App 91

(1)

Online repository and offline application with more than 39000 flat icons More Information...

Typekit

Typekit 91

(1)

Typekit is a subscription font service that offers a huge number of fonts to be embedded into online documents. More Information...

Piktochart

Piktochart 91

(79)

Piktochart is a cloud-based infographic tool allowing users to create professional-grade infographics in as little as 30 minutes. More Information...

Dreamstime

Dreamstime 90

(1)

Dreamstime is an online collection of free and royalty-free stock photographs and illustrations. More Information...

Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC 89

(2)

Adobe Photoshop is an advanced image editor with capabilities ranging anywhere from simple retouching, to complex 3D designs. It also includes a basic video editor that integrates with the traditional tools. More Information...

Infogram

Infogram 89

(11)

Infogram helps anyone create and share beautiful charts, maps, infographics, reports and presentations. More Information...

PicResize

PicResize 88

(3)

PicResize is a web-based image editing service. More Information...

BeFunky

BeFunky 87

(0)

BeFunky is an intuitive and user-friendly online photo editor. More Information...

Pixlr

Pixlr 87

(8)

Pixlr is a photo editor that makes it easy for anyone to make and share creative images. Pixlr users can quickly crop, rotate, and fine-tune pictures in a completely ad-free experience. More Information...

Gimp

completely free
PicMonkey

PicMonkey 87

(52)

PicMonkey is a free online photo editor where users can add filters, frames, text, collages, and many other effects. More Information...

PhotoDune

PhotoDune 86

(1)

PhotoDune is an online marketplace for royalty-free images from professional photographers. More Information...

GoAnimate

GoAnimate 86

(15)

GoAnimate provides a range of cloud-based drag-and-drop tools to make HQ animated video creation easy for everyone. More Information...

AudioJungle

AudioJungle 85

(1)

AudioJungle provides an extensive library of royalty-free music and sound effects for films, games, trailers etc. More Information...

Cargo Collective

Cargo Collective 83

(1)

Cargo Collective is a web publishing, CMS and community-building platform. More Information...

Sumo Paint

Sumo Paint 83

(1)

Sumo Paint is a full-featured online image editing and drawing tool. More Information...

Skillshare

Skillshare 83

(13)

Skillshare is a learning community for creators. It offers a window to explore over a thousand classes from design to business and more. More Information...

VideoHive

VideoHive 83

(3)

VideoHive is an online stock file with a huge library of video and motion graphics. More Information...

Stupeflix Studio

Stupeflix Studio 83

(5)

Stupeflix Studio is an online video creation application that allows photos, videos, maps, text and music to be mixed into great digital video content. More Information...

Coolors

Coolors 82

(2)

Coolors is a super fast colour scheme generator, of use to anyone involved in user-facing design. More Information...

IconArchive

IconArchive 82

(0)

IconArchive is a professional icon search engine stocking more than 580,000 free icons for web developers, end users and graphic designers. More Information...

3DOcean

3DOcean 81

(1)

3D ocean is a massive online collection of royalty-free 3D models, textures, materials, plugins and more. More Information...

FotoJet

FotoJet 81

(1)

FotoJet is an all-in-one graphic tool for photo editing, graphic design and photo collages. More Information...

Designhill

Designhill 80

(17)

Designhill is an online design marketplace that helps business owner’s source high quality custom designs at affordable prices. More Information...


premium only
crozdesk discount
Pics.io

Pics.io 80

(10)

Complete solution for managing your digital assets. Find any of your creative files, collaborate with colleagues on new projects, share your work with clients and partners. More Information...

Compressor.io

Compressor.io 80

(0)

Compressor.io is an online tool for reducing the size of images and photos. More Information...

VideoScribe

VideoScribe 79

(2)

VideoScribe is a whiteboard video animation software allowing anyone to create professional-like animations with HD video output. More Information...

Vector Magic

Vector Magic 79

(1)

VectorMagic provides vectorization software and services; converting bitmap images to vector images. More Information...

Roundme

Roundme 79

(1)

Roundme is the world's most hassle-free 360 VR publishing and panoramic tours authoring platform. Roundme community members are photographers, real estate agents, travellers. More Information...

PowToon

PowToon 78

(25)

Powtoon is a drag-and-drop cloud-based animation software for creating videos and presentations. More Information...

GraphicSprings

GraphicSprings 77

(0)

The GraphicSprings web app allows users operating on a small budget to design a professional logo they can be proud of. More Information...


trial/premium
Vectr

Vectr 77

(0)

Vectr is a free vector graphics design software used to create graphics easily and intuitively. It's a powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool. More Information...


completely free
Animatron

Animatron 77

(0)

Animatron is an easy­-to­-use and powerful online HTML5 animation maker that enables users to create stunning animations and videos right in the browser. More Information...

FontStruct

FontStruct 77

(1)

FontStruct is a free online font-building and sharing platform created by FontShop. More Information...

DeathToTheStockPhoto

DeathToTheStockPhoto 76

(8)

DeathToTheStockPhoto is a free online service delivering high-resolution lifestyle photography to your inbox every month. More Information...

Renderforest

Renderforest 76

(1)

Renderforest is an online video and animation maker for creating intro videos, explainer animations, infographics, music visualizations and a lot more in several minutes. More Information...

YouiDraw

YouiDraw 75

(4)

YouiDraw is an online vector graphics editor for drawing, logo creating and painting. More Information...

LogoGarden

LogoGarden 75

(1)

LogoGarden allows entrepreneurs to make their own logo for free or have a custom one designed for them at a fixed price with unlimited revisions. More Information...

Adioma

Adioma 74

(0)

Adioma is an infographic maker that automates design for you using visual language and infographic templates with icons, grids and timelines. More Information...

48hourslogo

48hourslogo 74

(1)

48hourslogo lets you run online logo design contests starting from just $29 with your first results within hours. More Information...

Filecamp

Filecamp 72

(1)

Filecamp is a lightweight, out-of-the-box, easy-to-use, cloud-based Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution. More Information...

Kickresume

Kickresume 71

(0)

Kickresume helped more than 300 000 people create beautiful resumes in minutes. Stand out from the crowd and get hired. More Information...

Compressnow

Compressnow 71

(1)

Compressnow is a free web tool that compress GIF, JPG, JPEG, an PNG. images. More Information...

Online Chart Tool

Online Chart Tool 69

(3)

Online Chart Tool is a 100% free online app to design and share custom made charts. More Information...

Colormind

Colormind 69

(0)

Colormind creates unique, pleasing color schemes for designers and developers. It can generate color suggestions from scratch or based on your input. More Information...


completely free
Wake

Wake 69

(0)

Wake makes it super easy for designers to share work and collect feedback from their team. It’s the fastest way to get ideas out of your design tools. More Information...

Agency Spotter

Agency Spotter 67

(0)

Agency Spotter is reinventing how brands find and work with creative agencies, design firms and many other marketing service providers. More Information...

DesignEvo

DesignEvo 66

(1)

A powerful and free online logo design tool that helps people make professional and effective logos in minutes. More Information...

eLearning Impulse

eLearning Impulse 65

(0)

Capture screenshots and explain software, PC applications, websites and products with animated demos and tutorials. More Information...

ALLCapture 3.0

ALLCapture 3.0 65

(0)

ALLCapture is a quick and easy to use eLearning tool. Record screen activities in real-time to create internet ready videos & screencasts. Convert videos to asf, EXE & MPEG. More Information...

ActiveDen

ActiveDen 63

(1)

ActiveDen is the largest online marketplace of stock flash. More Information...

ChartBlocks

ChartBlocks 62

(1)

ChartBlocks is an online chart building tool. It is the world's easiest chart builder app where you can design and share a chart in minutes. More Information...

Rocketium

Rocketium 62

(2)

Rocketium is a free online application that helps you create beautiful videos in minutes with text, images, videos and share directly to social media channels. More Information...

Prevue

Prevue 61

(0)

Prevue is an easy design presentation and feedback tool for agencies and their clients. More Information...

Logoshi

Logoshi 60

(0)

Logoshi turns your sketch into a simple and modern logo that you can download and use for just $5. More Information...


premium only
All in One Designer

All in One Designer 60

(0)

Complete web to print storefront software for printers. Most intuitive web to print software with most intuitive, capable, and tablet ready web to print design tool. More Information...

NiftyImages

NiftyImages 59

(1)

Personalize images for your email newsletters, website and landing page More Information...

DesignCrowd

DesignCrowd 58

(5)

Crowdsource all your graphic design needs to 400,000+ designers around the world through the DesignCrowd marketplace. More Information...


trial/premium
crozdesk discount
Whatagraph

Whatagraph 56

(1)

Whatagraph automatically converts website and social analytics data into visual infographic reports. More Information...

WebProof

WebProof 54

(0)

Online design proofing tool. Collaboration made easy. Comment, update, make notes, and more. Is the best tool to let tons of revision emails in the past. More Information...

FILEminimizer Pictures

FILEminimizer Pictures 53

(0)

FILEminimizer Pictures is a software to reduce the size of your images, photos and pictures by up to 98%. More Information...

BLUE Software

BLUE Software 53

(0)

BLUE's label and artwork management applications enable marketing, retail, CPG and life sciences clients to satisfy the demands of creative, brand and regulatory compliance. More Information...

DebugMe

DebugMe 48

(1)

DebugMe is a visual bug tracking solution that saves time to designers, testers, web developers and their clients. More Information...

conjure.io

conjure.io 47

(0)

Conjure.io makes the design feedback process as painless as possible More Information...

makeprintable

makeprintable 46

(0)

MakePrintable created by Mixed Dimensions is a cloud solution that analyses and repairs any 3D model for 3Dprinting. More Information...

BannerBoo

BannerBoo 42

(0)

BannerBoo is an online HTML5 Banner Maker. Create animated HTML5/GIF banners without coding skills. Build your own custom banner ads or use professional templates. More Information...

SkillPatron

SkillPatron 36

(0)

SkillPatron is an exclusive business-creation community tackling African unemployment by connecting talented yet unemployed young Africans to opportunities More Information...

Limecraft Flow

Limecraft Flow 36

(0)

Limecraft Flow is a cloud-based a Video Asset Management and collaboration platform geared towards professional content production. More Information...

TDSmaker

TDSmaker 36

(2)

TDSmaker has been amazing in bridging the gap between marketing and R&D department by combining design and datasheet editor tool in the same app. More Information...

UXRecord

UXRecord 33

(0)

Mobile user research with: Videos, Screenshots, Heatmaps and End-user Feedback. More Information...

Webgen

Webgen 32

(0)

With Webgen services, make sure you are effectively reaching your audience no matter what browser, electronic device and search engine they might be using. More Information...


completely free
TuwiDeals

TuwiDeals 32

(0)

TuwiDeals.com - Deals Aggregator for Designers, Developers and Web Professionals More Information...

ArtPort

ArtPort 31

(2)

ArtPort is a digital portfolio-building platform and collaboration network for artists. More Information...

Metaphorio

Metaphorio 31

(0)

Metaphorio is an online collaboration platform designed by video producers for video producers to help them manage their productions efficiently from A to Z. More Information...

Beamshare

Beamshare 31

(0)

Beamshare is an online platform that enables creative professionals to share and discuss video projects quickly and easily. More Information...


freemium
crozdesk discount
Images optimizer

Images optimizer 30

(0)

Useful optimization tool for JPEG, PNG, SVG and GIF images. Decrease file sizes by 70% or more in seconds. More Information...

FeedbackPlease

FeedbackPlease 28

(1)

FeedbackPlease is a web-based tool that enables designers to gather feedback on their drafts easily. More Information...

TripsCommerce

TripsCommerce 26

(0)

An e-commerce solution for travel operators to manage and automate their business more efficiently and economically. More Information...

Indivstock

Indivstock 25

(0)

Thousands of stock images, hundreds of members. Download and join today. More Information...

Collecto

Collecto 23

(1)

Create collections of items, organize them just the way you want, and share them with others. More Information...

HiHaHo

HiHaHo 21

(0)

With HiHaHo, you can make any video interactive. Involve viewers by inserting interactions and integrate them into existing learning tracks. More Information...

Design and Multimedia Software Guide

What is Design & Multimedia Software?

Design and multimedia software is used for creating and editing images, video content, and other visual media required for all branches of business. There is a whole array of design software solutions geared towards virtually every tasks and medium. Whether there is a need for creating charts and infographics, logo designs or 3D content, software solutions from this selection will aid you in the process. Graphic design is one of the most important subcategories and software varies in capabilities and complexity. The segment also includes media stock file solutions required for creating high-quality multimedia content as well as manage them via image, audio, and video libraries.

High-quality design software is a necessity nowadays whether you are offering products, services or are simply looking to market your brand. Using products within the design and multimedia segment will help you create graphics for all sorts of purposes, create and edit designs and videos, manage and catalog media resources and combine them to produce stunning outputs.


How to Choose Design and Multimedia Software

There are a couple of key factors that separate excellent from other choices. One of the most important one to look out for is the "ease of use" factor. Creating custom images, logos, product packaging and other content is a comprehensive task in itself. Additional challenges in the form of complex and non-intuitive user interfaces should be avoided. Design and multimedia software should offer a simple layout that incorporates functions you are already familiar with, increasing the quality of your design and speed up the process of creating new ones.

Simplicity is not to be confused with functionality and this should not be a trade-off. Easy-to-use software does not necessarily compromise on the number of tasks it can perform. That is one of the major considerations when it comes to design and multimedia software. Graphic design and image editing are closely related and solutions that can perform both of these tasks definitely should take priority over the ones that can't.

Another thing to consider is whether a design software product you picked can deal with various types of media files at the same time. This is especially true when it comes to video editing and integration of various media types and is definitely a thing to look for. Whether you are creating a complex video with text, image, and audio elements, or you are simply looking to convert the format and do some light-editing, an important consideration is whether the functionality you need is supported.

Finally, when picking a design and multimedia software, production quality and unique features deserve to be taken into consideration as well. There has to be a balance between previously mentioned factors and ability to render a high-quality end product. Choosing the right design software for your business is as much about quality as it is about simplicity. That's why our selection covers distinct areas of design and multimedia and pays close attention to user requirements for each subcategory.


Subcategories of Design and Multimedia Software

  • 3D Printing: 3D printing software is a Design & Multimedia subcategory that focuses on solutions used for creating, editing and preparing 3D blueprints. 3D printing is a growing industry. This section allows you to review and compare software in terms of functionality, complexity and other features relevant to the niche. These programs include features like model analytics, repair tools, pre-production mapping (solidity, wall thickness, intersections, etc.), model slicing and others.
  • Graphic Design: Software from this category provides a comprehensive set of tools required for creating, editing, and reformatting graphic content. Graphic design is widely used across multiple business niches (advertising, publishing, production, etc) and creating visual content requires software from this subcategory. Creating and editing digital prints, product packaging, poster and flyer design, fonts and blueprints, all fall into the graphic design category. You can also find various color scheme generators, icon libraries, and other tools that create and catalog resources used by graphic designers. Some of these products can perform multiple roles (drawing and image editing, combining different media platforms, etc.) despite having graphic design as their center of focus.
  • Image Editing: These types of products are focused on manipulating and editing images of all sorts and formats. Image editing software solutions can vary in complexity and generally only offer simple editing tools like cropping, resizing and reformatting, while others have a comprehensive set of capabilities like retouching, layering, 3D editing, object manipulation, etc. Image editing also houses programs that allow you to enhance your images using filters and a plethora of drawing tools. Solutions that offer vector graphic support and allow you to reformat images can also be found in the image editing category. Anything that can be used to manipulate images is housed under this segment.
  • Infographics / Charts: This software subcategory is used for creating visual interpretations of data. Diagrams, mind maps, flowcharts, and other visual media are often the best way to present and visualize information. You can create a custom graphic or simply insert information into an already existing chart template. Furthermore, you can find programs and platforms that allow you to create interactive infographics and charts that can be edited in real-time as the data is updated.
  • Library Systems: This segment allows you to review and compare library systems used for organizing and cataloging creative elements. Every designer uses different media elements (audio, images, videos, text) and having them organized in dedicated media library systems is very advantageous. Software in this list will let you create your own content libraries or use media libraries that have been pre-compiled. Some of the solutions include sharing and collaboration capabilities and serve as multimedia hubs for design and marketing teams.
  • Logo Design: This is a unique design & multimedia subcategory that focuses on creating and editing a specific type of visual content: logos. Logo design software products offer a set of tools that enable you to create, edit, colorize and resize logos. In addition to that, this segment lists solutions allowing you to hire other designers to edit your existing logo, or to create a new one according to your specifications. Additionally, you can compare and review logo design competition platforms that are heavily used in this day and age.
  • Media Stock Files: Software within the media stock files section focuses on acquiring and cataloging media resources. You can find royalty-free audio files, font libraries, icon collections, etc within this area. Software that offers design templates and royalty-free images coupled with high-resolution photographs is one of the key components in the creation of design and multimedia content. Video and motion graphic libraries are likewise represented in this subcategory as well as other software that offers resources required by designers.
  • Video Editing & 3D: Products from this subcategory are used to create and edit video and 3D content. Ranging from simple cut & paste editors to complex software suites that offer advanced video production capabilities, this list has a large number of software solutions. Animation design and editing also falls under this subcategory as well as other programs that allow you to compile media in both 2D and 3D formats. The video editing & 3D section also lists video publishing tools with design and editing capabilities alongside video production management solutions.

Latest User Reviews in Design & Multimedia

DesignEvo
Candy Roraer, Marketing Assistant - PearlMountain
"It inspires me. "

I love the icon resources very much. It contains many delicate icons which I can use ...

TDSmaker
Jayson Kandiah, Founder/Director - Acura Systems
"Insane Product, saves time for a multiprod..."

Ease of use, bulk products can be made, and easy revision. The product allows us to m...

Canva
Craig Morrison, Comms Consultant - MediaMixUp
"Excellent for unskilled AND skilled graphi..."

It's free; it's easy; it makes me look good to my clients; it helps me with various b...

Pixlr
Craig Morrison, Comms Consultant - MediaMixUp
"Photo Editing Made Easy"

I used Pixlr, at first, for making collages, stylish image selections. It's great for...

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