8 Essential Free Graphics Tools
Linux is a promising platform for artists,
photographers, animators, and designers. With low cost hardware, good
free software, and a modicum of natural ability and dedication,
anyone can generate professional-looking computer graphics.
The open source community has produced a rich variety
of open source graphics tools. There is such a vast array of utilities
available to download that it can be very
time consuming to separate the wheat from the chaff. The purpose of
this article is to identify some of our favorite graphical tools. We
cover color management utilities, image processing, graphical
converters and optimisers, and workflow applications.
Now, let's explore the 8 graphics tools at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software
in action, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
||Hardware Color Profiler
tool to import RAW data from high-end digital cameras
||Virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers
vector graphics translator
||GUI and command-line interface to optimize image files
Management System, calibrator and profiler
||Convert and resize images to any popular formats
processing program inspired by NIH Image for the Macintosh
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Last Updated Friday, June 15 2012 @ 10:46 PM EDT