Skip to main content
Share Your Experience: Take the 2024 Developer Survey
6 votes

Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

You can use Krita. Krita is a free sketching and painting program. It was designed for concept art, illustrations, and texture painting. You can see what features are Krita supports here. Krita is an ...
meisyal's user avatar
  • 1,121
5 votes
Accepted

Open-Source alternative to Photoshop

Besides GIMP, which you already mentioned that is generally the go-to alternative for Photoshop, there is also Krita. While it is a fully capable general purpose image editing application it's main ...
Duarte Farrajota Ramos's user avatar
4 votes

IDE specifically for layout and design of regular web applications?

The new WYSIWYG editors Good for mockuping and initial design. Bad for working on an existing app. Macaw, Sketch, Pinegrow or even Photoshop + Brackets ✔ Provide higher abstractions in regards to ...
FF_Dev's user avatar
  • 231
4 votes
Accepted

Free alternatives to Microsoft Publisher?

Two classical open source options are Inkscape and Scribus. I've used both to make pamphlets etc., and both run on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Inkscape is a versatile vector graphics editor. It is ...
jdm's user avatar
  • 216
4 votes
Accepted

Free offline software to create vector+text graphical content

This job seems easy to reach with Inkscape. I took the liberty to upload some animated images, just to demonstrate that this program is versatile enough to create both the icons as well as the two ...
Sorin Călinică's user avatar
3 votes

Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

Pinta is like PaintDotNet but is open source and multi platform. It is a simple image editor with a simpler interface than gimp. I think you can run sudo apt-get install pinta. Otherwise there's PPAs ...
Old Badman Grey's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Illustrator (*.AI) compatible way to do work?

You can edit AI files in a Mac with Inkscape, a free, open source vector graphics editor. Inkscape is a professional quality vector graphics software that is used by design professionals and hobbyists ...
karel's user avatar
  • 1,636
3 votes
Accepted

Free 3D fractal generation

There is Mandelbulb. it is free is available for Windows and Mac renders awesome 3D fractals I'm not very familiar with it yet, but here's an example created by me: There are of course better ...
Thomas Weller's user avatar
3 votes

Open-Source alternative to Photoshop

In the past, as substitutes for Photoshop & Lightroom, I've used: GIMP ImageMagick And as an Illustrator substitute: Inkscape The reality is, they all pale in comparison to their commerical ...
voices's user avatar
  • 391
2 votes

Software for Website Mockups (Win/Linux)

There is a Wireframe.cc which will work on all operating system, since it's a web services. Going to that site starts wire-framing experience in a second. It has tree templates: a browser window, a ...
kenorb's user avatar
  • 3,133
2 votes
Accepted

With which tool I can draw version control(git) graphs?

a friendly text language is highly appreciated That reminds me of Graphviz, though the output would look a bit different from normal directed acyclic graph (please check the linked Wikipedia page for ...
Izzy's user avatar
  • 18.8k
2 votes
Accepted

Flooring layout software

After some thought, I ended up creating a full complex pattern using an Excel spreadsheet. I feel tremendously badass for having accomplished a task I thought I'd have depend on some CAD software and ...
lprsd's user avatar
  • 161
2 votes

Glyphs vs FontLab, which one is easier and powerful for a beginner user?

Glyphs is a great piece of software for beginners and very reasonably priced (I believe less than half the price of FontLab Studio). The interface is much easier to get to grips with and is much more "...
Cai's user avatar
  • 171
2 votes
Accepted

Open source software to create videos

I would recommend HitFilm 3 Express. It works on Windows, it is free and it has some pretty good capabilities. It should be able to do most of the things that you describe. It can trim videos, and ...
Aiden Grossman's user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

3-D Design Software

Blender might be the tool you are looking for. See the render output options on how to save a single frame as an image.
Tob's user avatar
  • 176
2 votes
Accepted

Graphic from a graphic in image format?

this is virtually impossible, the information got lost when the export to an image was done. if you still know a little bit about the graph you can try to make a fit. here is a free online tool that ...
Nivatius's user avatar
  • 351
2 votes

What software can be used to make this cartoon-like graphic?

You could make such an image with a vector-graphics drawing program, such as Inkscape. I can't identify the fonts, but I think that would be outside the scope of this site, anyway.
Kodiologist's user avatar
  • 1,197
2 votes

Is there a good alternative to gimp?

I like Pinta and the sub-title says it all: "Painting Made Simple"
guettli's user avatar
  • 207
2 votes

Is there a good alternative to gimp?

You could try Krita it doesn't supply everything that GIMP does but may give you enough for what you are trying to do. Gratis & Open Source Cross Platform More about painting than photo editing
Steve Barnes's user avatar
  • 31.6k
2 votes
Accepted

Looking for a free online gallery that supports GIF, PNG, MP4 and JPG

How about Google Photos? Granted, you would need a google account to use it, but it does all you want: upload your photos (via drag-and-drop or bulk upload) that you can easily organize into albums, ...
Alex's user avatar
  • 1,974
2 votes

Vector graphics/sketch/CAD software that handles scaling as I would like it handled

Your question is a bit confusing because it seems like you wish to have features you find in a CAD application included in a Sketching software. So here I will recommend not a single application but a ...
TVDN's user avatar
  • 293
1 vote

What software did Elon Musk use for the SpaceX presentation

According to this thread on Reddit somebody saw the presentation running on a Mac and therefore suspects them to use Apple Keynote.
mdcq's user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
Accepted

HSLa tool with paste support of hex/rgba colors

HSLa-Explorer Alright, I liked the HSLa tool you gave as well:), so why reinvent the wheel? Yep, it's the same tool with just a bit more functionality that you're looking for. Some cool features: ...
Tom's user avatar
  • 7,709
1 vote

Open source software to create videos

From the command line there is ffmpeg which can do piles but take a look at MoviePy for some awesome things you can do, (it uses ffmpeg behind the scenes as do a lot of things). You will need python ...
Steve Barnes's user avatar
  • 31.6k
1 vote

Paint tool / Image editor specifically for creating pixel art

I can recommend IcoFx (commercial), which is still available in its last freeware version (Chip, German). Start with a hires graphics (256x256 or higher), set the background grid to "large" and start ...
Thomas Weller's user avatar
1 vote

Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

mypaint http://mypaint.org/ azpainter http://azsky2.html.xdomain.jp/ Like a sai: very fast and simple.
user70184's user avatar
1 vote

Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

For posterity, I recommend KolourPaint. It's an MS Paint clone (i.e., as prior to Windows 7) from KDE, but unlike other MS Paint clones (I have tried them all) it is actually as intuitive and quick as ...
squeevee's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible