|FREE SOFTWARE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY WORSHIP
Luminous: free worship projection software
Zionworx: free worship projection software, has a
free image archive.
OpenLP: Open Lyrics Projector is a free PowerPoint
OpenSong is a free software application created to
manage lyrics, chords,
lead sheets, overheads,
computer projection and
more. Download the
full application and give
it a try. If you
become a member (also free)
you'll have access
to additional downloads,
Bible translations, and
Link to an exhaustive list of paid worship
||Computer Utilities: get the most out of your
SequoiaView: I have so much stuff on my hard drive that
I'm running out of space. Video clips and
sound files are huge and I've downloaded
them all over my computer. The trouble is
I can't remember where they all are and which
directories are taking up all the space.
I found this nifty free program called SequoiaView
that gives you a graphical representation
of your hard drive. I now can easily find
all my big files, save them to a CD-ROM and
free up some disc space.
Restore deleted files: Ever delete a file, emptied your recycle
bin and then need that
file? Well, there
might be hope - read about
that you thought were gone
free software won't work
all the time, but
I tried it and reocvered
an mp3 I had deleted
about a month previously.
File download is
at the bottom of the page.
Clean up your computer: remove those nasty spyware programs and
get your computer running
Download AudioGrabber. It's free software that helps you suck
(rip) songs off an audio
CD, creating audio
files you can use on your
computer. You can
make MP3s with this software,
but it takes
an additional download.
I recommend creating
WMA files instead (Windows
Media Audio is
Window's version of and
||Graphics / Video
Picasa: Google has done it again, with this
free software download that organizes all
the photos on your computer - it's perfect
for all those worship projection images you've
been downloading at WorshipMax.com! Plus
there's a simple photo editing feature that
allows you to crop, fix the contrast and
color, and enhance your digital pictures.
PhotoPlus 6: PhotoPlus has the features you'll need...
from importing or creating
pictures and animations,
through manipulating colors
and effects all
the way to final export.
Once you've got
your image into PhotoPlus,
you can enhance
and alter its on screen
appearance with a
diverse toolkit of functions
A full range of export
options (with special
attention to Web graphics),
round out this
high performing package.
Download Avid Free DV - This is a streamlined version of Avid's
top of the line video editing software. There's
a lot to it, so you might want to spend an
afternoon installing it and walking through
the tutorials. Avid also provides free flash tutorials at their website - it's much easier to learn
by seeing than by reading!
Edit worship background slides with the online
image editor pxn8.com.
Screen Monkey is a free program that allows you to seamlessly
switch between different types of media and
directly full screen them to a second monitor.
||Music / Audio
Church drama: HarvestSounds is a sound effects player,
designed for live drama performances by churches,
Audacity: Free audio editing software.
Learn about worship loops and download Acid
drum loop software.
Amazing Slow Downer: slow down tracks and/or change key with
Turn your chord charts into PDF files with
Someone just emailed me about "ripping"
a CD. You can do it with Windows Media Player
but it's a little confusing. Try the free
AudioGrabber and let me know if you like it.
Chord Chart Wizard: WorshipIdeas subscriber John Huss writes:
"Chord Chart Wizard
is a free software
program designed primarily
for worship leaders,
to automate the creation
of documents like:
music (chord charts), overheads,
song sheets (handouts),
and set lists. Whether
you're a full-time worship
pastor, a college
worship leader, a guitar
player, or a jazz
musican, this program can
save you time and
make your music and materials
look more professional."
Download a free KJV Bible for your iPod!