Cut My Pic! Crop a photo in a flash

I just found an awesome little free tool to start off the new year. Cut My Pic lets you upload a picture, crop it, round the corners and add a drop shadow… in about 30 seconds. Want more graphic tools? Click here… Cut My Pic! The Free online image resize, cut, crop, round corners, and drop shadow tool! Happy New …

Da Button Factory: Another quick button generator

Oohh…. I love quick-and-easy graphics! I was just working on a newsletter article for a client, and I wanted a professional “Read More Here” button. Da Button Factory did the trick. In about 5 minutes, I had an attractive button with the right text and color scheme. And did I mention it’s free? Da Button Factory – Create pretty buttons …

Ninite: A super-cool way to download common free programs

Oh, I love free stuff, and I love people who make it easier to download free stuff. Visit the Ninite site, and check off the free applications you want on your computer, such as Firefox, Chrome, iTunes, Audacity, Skype, AVG, Adobe Reader, Gimp… The list is fantastic! (And it reminds me of all the great tools I still need to …

Favicon.ico Generator: Make those little graphics for web pages

Favicons are those tiny graphics in the tabs when you open a webpage. If you don’t have one for your site, you’ll get a little blank page graphic, and that’s no longer the cool thing to do. Favicon.ico Generator will help you generate the tiny 16×16 pixel graphic — upload a graphic or paint your own. Favicon.ico Generator

Fontifier: Make a font from your handwriting

I’ve long been a fan of Fontifier, which lets you create a font from your own handwriting for $9. I’m even more excited about their new feature, a signature font creator, that lets you write things like “best wishes” in full signature format (rather than printing — who prints these days?). I haven’t done it yet myself, but it’s great …

Cool Text: Button and Logo Generator

Need a quick button for your site? I love this free tool. Cool Text creates simple logos and buttons in a few minutes. I’m more fond of the buttons than I am the logos, but they’re both worth a few minutes of experimentation. Sample Logo: Sample Button: Cool Text: Logo and Graphics Generator.

Convert PDF to Word

Thanks to longtime Cheapskate Freelancer reader Betty for this tool, which came to her through her Mac user group. Convert PDF to Word does just what it says. Easily. And free. Can’t get much better. Also try their other features: PDF to Text PDF to Image PDF to HTML Text to PDF Convert pdf to word – Convert pdf to …

PDFCreator: Free PDF converter with bonus features

Cheapskate Freelancer reader Julie Mazziotta turned me on to PDFCreator, a super free tool that creates PDFs and more. Creates PDFs from any program that prints Can also make graphic files from documents (PNGs, JPGs, etc) Here’s a great feature … Merges multiple files into one PDF! I’m putting this under Mac and PC, but it may be just PC. …