With a huge selection of open source software available, Linux offers the ideal environment for creative types.
Animation - With the right tool and a large dollop of creative juices, you can create superb animations. These tools let you produce feature-film quality animation.
ASCII Art - Pictures put together from characters defined by the ASCII standard. These art tools make the creation of complex ASCII art effortless.
Batch Image Processors - More than resize and convert images, these tools process hundreds or thousands of images with only a few clicks.
Camera - Camera applications for RAW image files. As implied by the name, RAW files have not been processed. By taking pictures in this format the photographer is not committing to the conversion software built into their camera.
Computer Aided Design - CAD is the use of computer technology for the design of objects, real or virtual. Produce professional drawings for the design of real and virtual objects.
Flickr - Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. We recommend useful tools for this service.
Fractals - A fractal is a geometric shape or quantity which displays self-similarity and non-integer dimension. Fractal-generating software is any computer program that generates images of fractals.
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.
Image Viewers - Picks the finest small image viewer tools. A good image viewer is an essential part of any operating system.
Modelers - 3D modelling software offering a wide range of modeling tools, mesh editing, group editing, Boolean modeling operations, isosurface modeling and more.
Painting - These tools offer 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.
Photo Management - Do you need to organize your digital image collection? Look no further than these tools offering techniques like tagging and albums.
Photo Metadata Editors - A metadata editor is computer software which allows users to view and edit metadata tags interactively and save them in the graphics file.
Pixel Art Editors - A form of digital art drawn with graphical software where images are built using pixels as the only building block. This type of art is often linked with the low-resolution graphics from 8-bit and 16-bit era computers and arcade video game consoles from the 1980s and 1990s.
Ray Tracing - Technique for modeling light transport for use in a wide variety of rendering algorithms for generating digital images.
RAW Processing - Process RAW files; they are similar to digital negatives. As implied by the name, RAW files have not been processed.
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.
Screen Capture - Screen capturing is made easy with these dedicated tools. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Small Image Tools - These small image tool are incredibly useful. If you're looking for helpful image tools without feature bloat, look no further.
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.