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The following are links to selected 'open source' software & tools for use in  the Creative Arts:
  • Art of Illusion - A free and open source 3D modelling and rendering studio.
  • Avidemux - Free and open source software designed for multi-purpose video editing that can be used with most computer operating systems.
  • Blender - A free and open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems.
  • Calligra Flow - An easy to use free & open source diagramming and flowcharting application.
  • DarkTable - An open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers.
  • GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program) - A multi-platform photo & image manipulation tool.  It is an open source alternative to Photoshop.
  • GNOME Projects - Hundreds of free and open source GNOME applications are available a vast range of activities, including playing media and editing photos
  • Kaltura - A community developed free and open source video management platform and applications.
  • Krita - A full-featured, open source sketching and painting application for digital artists.
  • Libre Office - A comprehensive open source software suite of office applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet) similar to MS Office.
  • MyPaint - An open source graphics application for digital painters.
  • Open Movie Editor - A free and open source video editing program, designed for basic movie making capabilities.
  • PhotoPrint - A free utility designed to assist in the process of printing digital photographs and posters.
  • Scribus - An open source desktop publishing system with and extensive graphics tools.
  • Sculptris and ZBrush - Sculptris is a free 3D modeling application for artists. ZBrush is a more advanced commercial product.
  • Shape Collage - An open source tool that allows you to create picture collages in any imaginable shape or form.
  • Synfig Studio - Free and open-source 2D animation software solution for creating film-quality animation using vector and bitmap artwork.
  • TuxPaint - A free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12.

* Check out Mobile 'Art' Apps for your Smartphone from Google.



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