Favorite Free Resources
GIMP stands for “gnu image manipulation program” and it is an open source graphics editor. Think of it like a freeware version of photoshop. Tutorials are available on the website and on YouTube.
TechSmith Capture allows you to record your screen alongside your webcam. It is much easier to use than OBS, but offers less capabilities. However, if you just need to make a simple video, this is an easy choice. A free account has a limit on the amount of uploads, but the limit is very high and I’ve never even gotten close.
OpenShot Video Editor is very similar to Adobe Premiere in its use and feel, and is totally open source. Users already familiar with other video editing software will be able to quickly acclimate to it, and users new to video editing can begin editing video in no time. It can be buggy so save often and make sure you have the most recent version.
A program that replicates a tablet or smartphone on your computer so that you can run mobile apps on the computer. This is handy for if you want to use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. for a library account without commingling your personal data with work social media.