Here’s a fun application: C64 yourself.
Drop an image (PNG or JPG up to 2 MB in size) onto the website and it will convert it to a Commodore 64-8-bit style image. It has all sorts of retro loader-screen loveliness while it does it.
You can then save the image in three resolutions: 320 x 200, 640 x 400 or 1024 x 800.
For ages, I’ve been looking for an easy way to create a sunburst effect in Adobe Fireworks —because I’m lazy like that!
How delighted was I to come across this Adobe Extension recently called Sunburst by Aaron Beall:
This AutoShape creates radial sunburst patterns, with control over the inner/outer radius, the number of rays and the spacing between rays. You can add a single gradient fill and get a nice, feathered edge.