With a huge selection of open source software available, Linux offers the ideal environment for creative types.
Graphics - Create, modify and convert 2D and 3D computer graphics. This is a large roundup.
HDR Imaging - High dynamic range imaging (HDR) is an important technology for photographers that allows a wider dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image.
Renderers - Generate an image from a model (or a collection of models, known as a scene file). Rendering is a CPU-intensive process. Some software uses the GPU to accelerate the process.
Modelers - 3D modelling software offering a wide range of modeling tools, mesh editing, group editing, Boolean modeling operations, isosurface modeling and more.
Vector Graphics - Vector graphics editors. They are ideal for technical illustrations, diagramming, flowcharting, artistic illustrations, promotional posters, banners, signage, logos, typography, vehicle wraps and layout.
Painting Tools - Offers the feel of natural paint on a digital canvas. Paint software is designed to imitate closely traditional painting mediums and effects. Typically, this type of software works best with a graphic tablet.
Camera Tools - Camera applications for RAW image files. As implied by the name, RAW files have not been processed.