Ahh ... the joys of open source. I mentioned a few open source design programs in a previous post. Here are a few more: Blender — “3-D modeling, animation, game development in a free open source content creation suite.” A whole lot of fun to play with, Blender is robust enough to use professionally. SynFig — A popular 2-D animation software. Open source, of course. Kompozer — I've written about the NVU open source WYSIWYG editor before. Kompozer is the self-proclaimed “unofficial NVU bug-fix release.” Simply stated, NVU, but better. Gimpshop — I've also written about GIMP, the open source photo editor before. Gimpshop is a third-party hack that makes GIMP's tool layout and naming conventions very similar to Photoshop's, so Adobe Photoshop users feel more at home. DigiKam — A neat photo management open source software package that helps you keep your images organized. What open source software have you used? Can you offer any reviews?
More open source design software
April 10, 2009
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