UWF Printing Services recommends the following software for developing your poster:
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop) - Available in the UWF Libraries' Skylab
GIMP - a free image editing software online
Photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or GIMP is recommended for manipulating images. From there, you may insert them into MS Publisher.
What about PowerPoint?
Powerpoint is a popular software for creating posters. UWF Printing Services does not recommend using it, however, because there is usually a discrepancy between how the PowerPoint file looks on a computer screen and how it actually prints. They state, "It is not uncommon for PowerPoint posters to print with missing graphics, mismatched colors, or incorrect formatting."