Photo and image utility operations and basic manipulation were done using CPIC. This program is great for image format conversions, resizing, cropping, rotation and the like.
For more advanced image work, making custom texts and combining images I used Simply 3D and Banner Maker Pro.
Many of the java applet effects were learned by using various pre-written
applets as well as small programs that will write the code for you. Among those are
effects designed by DS Effects and the
Anfy program. These can be found at
The Java Boutique. Anyone interested in learning more about java applets and their applications should visit this site.
As with most things, I am sure I have forgotten someone here (feel free to remind me), but I will continue to update this page.