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    zak89 NNTP User

    Default Open Source Graphics Applications


    I am not a graphics wizard, but I have been needing to do some serious
    graphics work on some web projects. I am trying to learn the Gimp, with
    mixed success. I was just looking at the Adobe Creative Suite package
    (ouch!) and realized that I was not aware of any direct open source
    alternatives. I keep hearing GIMP being thrown around as though it's the
    hands down answer for all graphic-related tasks, but as far as I can
    tell, it seems mainly to be a equivalent, or at least a rival, to Adobe
    Photoshop. Are there any open source alternatives to such programs as
    Fireworks and Illustrator? Even Dreamweaver (not exactly a graphics
    package) is lacking a serious open source competitor; the version of NVU
    in openSUSE isn't even using standards compliant xhtml, and QuantaPlus
    is a poor subsitute!

    Is there not enough interest in these areas for serious open source
    development? Personally I find the open source pro-audio sector (with
    JACK, Ardour, Hydrogen, Jamin, Rakarrack and an arsenal of Ladspa
    effects) to be much farther along than most open source graphic
    applications.

    So what do you guys think? Is there anything "beyond GIMP"?


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    supertimorplusfort NNTP User

    Default Re: Open Source Graphics Applications


    > Are there any open source alternatives to such programs as Fireworks
    > and Illustrator? Maybe you find something here: 'Find Open Source Alternatives to

    commercial software | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com'
    (http://www.osalt.com/) Some of your windows applications may run in
    wine. See here: 'Wine AppDB - Wine Application Database'
    (http://appdb.winehq.org/)


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    geoffro NNTP User

    Default Re: Open Source Graphics Applications


    'xarax' (http://www.xaraxtreme.org/) will probably do what you need

    Geoff


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    GofBorg NNTP User

    Default Re: Open Source Graphics Applications

    > So what do you guys think? Is there anything "beyond GIMP"?

    I hear some versions of Dreamweaver are well supported under WINE
    or CrossOver.



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    Gruu NNTP User

    Default Re: Open Source Graphics Applications


    Inkscape suits all my vector drawing needs. Very simple to pick up as
    well.
    'Inkscape. Draw Freely.' (http://www.inkscape.org/)


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