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Images and videos: Software & tools

Finding and using visual media in your research and studies

Banner image sources:Morguefile/Pixabay/Pexels 123, 45 licensed under a CC0 Public Domain licence.

Free software

Please note: thee freeware photo editing tools listed below are not officially supported by the University.

Online Training


Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Access to Adobe Creative Cloud software is available to UWA staff and students on Library computers.



Acrobat DC

PDF creation and editing.

After Effects

Animation, alteration, and compositing of media in 2D and 3D.


Digital audio editing.


Organizational program to link the parts of the Creative Suite.


Web page editing.


Graphics editing and creation (vector graphics)


Collaborative word processing (integrates with InDesign)


Desktop publishing. Can be used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks.

Media Encoder

Media processing. Encode video and audio in a range of formats. Can be used with After Effects, Audition and Premiere Pro to output projects made in these programs.


Photo editing and digital drawing/painting.

Premiere Pro

Timeline based video editing.