I know GIMP and inkscape can be used but are there any specialized open source or freeware softwares that can be used specially to design book covers?

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    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 12:34
  • I don't think that there's specialized software. The guys over at Graphics Design sometimes have book cover challenges and my guess is that they use some Adobe software, which is close to GIMP or Inkscape (if it shall be gratis) Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 19:47

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I am not sure what is so special about book covers, but I guess it is a combination of images and text.

So I used Scribus to create DVD and CD Covers. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

  • I should had mentioned it in the question but I was wondering if these "special"(that I termed) had a functionality of exporting it into a different format(perhaps optimized for printing)?
    – bzal
    Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 14:37

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