Linux Software: Graphic Design
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January 31, 2020

3 BEST FREE Desktop Publishing Software For Linux 2020

3 BEST FREE Desktop Publishing Software For Linux 2020. Desktop publishing related to graphic design, for now in Linux has 3 software to design flyer, brochure, banner, magazine, and many more. This is the best desktop publishing software in linux which is available for free because it is open source!

3 BEST FREE Desktop Publishing Software For Linux 2020

1. Scribus

Scribus can be used to create magazine, books, newspaper, design flyers and brochures also things related to words in paper. Scribus is the best toll which available for free as an alternative to Adobe InDesign.

Further more, Scribus provide templates that can help you design easier and easier designed for flexible layout and typesetting and the ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms.

How to install Scribus, Scribus template and its review Read Here!

2. Inkscape

Whether you are an illustrator, designer, web designer or just someone who needs to create some vector imagery, Inkscape is for you! With Inkscape, you can make object creation vector based. You can also make Object manipulation such as transforming, grouping, fill and stroke object, converting to path of an object.

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Inkscape supports exporting file to SVG, PNG, OpenDocument Drawing, DXF, sk1, PDF, EPS and PostScript export formats and more. This is the best Linux equivalent software to Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator. Further more, Inkscape can be installed on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Read more abour Inkscape how to install Inkscape Click Here!

3. GIMP

This Photoshop compatible linux  is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

GIMP is Photoshop for linux mint which can be downloaded for Linux Mint and Ubuntu. Photoshop for linux alternative, GIMP available for a variety of operating systems including Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Further information about GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) Click Here!

That are 3 the BEST FREE Desktop Publishing Software For Linux 2020. We will update later if there any other best Linux desktop publishing toll for free!

November 23, 2019

Rapid Photo Downloader - Import Photo Video From Digital Camera

Rapid Photo Downloader is a Linux software used to Import Photo and Video From digital camera or handicam also from media storage in Linux environment. This article will guide you how to install Rapid Photo Downloader and review about it.

Download Photo and Video From Camera and Storage in Linux

Rapid Photo Downloader is written by a photographer for professional and amateur photographers. Released under the GNU GPL license, it is designed for use on the Linux Desktop. It can download photos from multiple cameras, memory cards and Portable Storage Devices simultaneously. It provides many options for subfolder creation, image renaming and backup.

Rapid Photo Downloader Features

  1. Generates meaningful, user configurable file and folder names
  2. Downloads photos and videos from multiple devices simultaneously
  3. Backs up photos and videos as they are downloaded
  4. Is carefully optimized to download and back up at high speed
  5. Easy to configure and use
  6. Runs under Gnome, KDE and other Linux desktop environments
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How to Install Rapid Photo Downloader Linux Photography Software

Way 1: Rapid Photo Downloader can be installed directly from Software Center or you can install it from Terminal by executing these command:
sudo apt-get install rapid-photo-downloader
 
Way 2: Want to get newer version of Rapid Photo Downloader, install it using Rapid Photo Downloader PPA. Type in your Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dlynch3/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rapid-photo-downloader
 
Wait until installation completed! Now you can open Rapid Photo Downloader after install by clicking Start/Menu >> Graphics >> Rapid Photo Downloader
For many cases, for importing pictures and videos from camera you don't need to open from Start/Menu, the software will detect your camera and will prompt for you.

Rapid Photo Downloader Review to Import Picture and Video From Digital Camera in Linux

This is the best application to work with something such as Darktable without a proper photo importer. Rapid Photo Downloader prompt a notification to offer media handling when a camera, phone memory inserted to computer. With this features, you can manage video and picture easily to copy or move it.

With this software you can bring your files from the camera to the computer and renames them - all custom configurable to your taste. Well designed and not over-complicated, works perfectly.

You then need to use rawstudio for developing, gimp for any tweaks, the std file manager for arranging folders, and kb3 for archiving. NOTE: to use the newest version please use PPA above!

October 15, 2019

Darktable - The Best Photoshop Lightroom for Linux Alternative

Darktable Best Photoshop Lightroom Linux Alternative FREE. Darktable is an Open Source Photography Software --a photo workflow software for Linux source photography workflow application and RAW developer. This guide will show you how to install Darktable as a photography software for linux and its review.

Darktable - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Linux

Darktable become popular program for photography because have same functionalities which is similiar to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, thus will make Darktable is the best Lightroom equivalent software.

Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. RAW is the unprocessed capture straight from the camera's sensor to the memory card, nothing has been altered.

There are multiple alternatives in the open source world for RAW development (ufraw, dcraw, rawtherapee) but darktable tries to fill the gap between the excellent existing free raw converters and image management tools (such as e.g. ufraw, rawstudio, f-spot, digikam, shotwell).

It focuses on the workflow to make it easier for the photographer to quickly handle the thousands of images a day of shooting can produce. It's also one of the very few FOSS projects able to do tethered shooting.

How to Install Darktable in Linux

Darktable can be found on Software Center, so you can install Darktable through Terminal by typing:
sudo apt-get install darktable
 
You can open Darktable after install by clicking Start/Menu >> Graphics >> Darktable


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Darktable Review - A Photoshop Lightroom Alternative

  1. darktable runs on GNU/Linux / GNOME, Mac OS X / macports and Solaris 11 / GNOME.
  2. Fully non-destructive editing.
  3. All darktable core functions operate on 4x32-bit floating point pixel buffers, enabling SSE instructions for speedups. It offers GPU acceleration via OpenCL (runtime detection and enabling) and has built-in ICC profile support: sRGB, Adobe RGB, XYZ and linear RGB.
  4. A collect module allows you to execute flexible database queries, search your images by tags, image rating (stars), color labels and many more. Filtering and sorting your collections within the base query or simple tagging by related tags are useful tools in your every-day photo workflow.
  5. Import a variety of standard, raw and high dynamic range image formats (e.g. jpg, cr2, hdr, pfm, .. ).
  6. darktable has a zero-latency fullscreen, zoomable user interface through multi-level software caches.
  7. Tethered shooting.
  8. darktable currently comes with 18 translations: Albanian, Catalan, simplified Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian and Thai.
  9. The powerful export system supports Picasa webalbum, flickr upload, disk storage, 1:1 copy, email attachments and can generate a simple html-based web gallery. darktable allows you to export to low dynamic range (JPEG, PNG, TIFF), 16-bit (PPM, TIFF), or linear high dynamic range (PFM, EXR) images.
  10. darktable uses both XMP sidecar files as well as its fast database for saving metadata and processing settings. All Exif data is read and written using libexiv2.
We recommend Darktable to subtitute Photoshop Lightroom. It is powerfull software and more over it is FREE.

November 30, 2018

3D Max in Linux with Sweet Home 3D to Design Interior

3D Max in Linux with Sweet Home 3D to Design Interior. Alternative for 3D Max and Sketch Up in Linux to design home interior design you can use Sweet Home 3D! This will guide how to install Sweet Home 3D in linux and review about it.

Interior Design Software in Linux Using Sweet Home 3D

Sweet Home 3D is an open source software in Linux distributed under GNU GPL v2 license which allow you to draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application for linux that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview.

As replacement for 3D Max, Sweet Home 3D is aimed to help people who want to design their interior quickly, whether they are moving or they just want to redesign their existing home. Numerous visual guides help you draw the plan of your home and layout furniture. You may draw the walls of your rooms upon the image of an existing plan, and then, drag and drop furniture onto the plan from a catalog organized by categories. Each change in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, to show you a realistic rendering of your layout.

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How to Install Sweet Home 3D in Linux Mint/Ubuntu

Sweet Home 3D is available in Software Center but it is too old to install. So we recommend you install this software from its official website. Follow these steps to install quickly (this will install the newest version of Sweet Home 3D):
  1. Visit download area of Sweet Home 3D Click Here
  2. Download linux version the 32bit or 64bit depend on your linux machine
  3. Extract downloaded file. You will see a file called "SweetHome3D" --To open your program please double click the "SweetHome3D", when you prompted choose by clicking "Run" button
  4. Or you can open Sweet Home 3D using Terminal. Right click on the blank area and select "Open in Terminal". Enter this command sh ./SweetHome3D
If you can't install Sweet Home 3D in Linux using that way, or you prefer the old version you can open your Terminal and execute these command to install Sweet Home 3D :
sudo apt-get install sweethome3d
 

Download Sweet Home 3D Templates

You can download Sweet Home 3D Templates which contain hundreds of free 3D model for Sweet Home 3D and sample project designed in Sweet Home 3D. Generally low-poly (i.e. designed with not too many details for best performances), those models can be imported in Sweet Home 3D, but also used in any other 3D software able to import models in OBJ + MTL (Wavefront) format. Feel free to download these models, use them, modify them or even redistribute them, as long as you respect their Free Art license or Creative Commons Attribution license under which they are available.

CLICK HERE to Download Free 3D Models, and HERE to Download Sweet Home 3D Gallery

Sweet Home 3D Review - Home Design Software for Linux

This is the best application which provide functionalitis to draw a home plan with its interior design and available for free in Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Sweet Home 3D will produce a file called sh3d, so you can open sh3d in linux using Sweet Home 3D. The best thing that you can see: they provide many template called model which is free for download. You could also get free home design template from the Sweet Home 3d Forum.

December 1, 2017

Inkscape Best Alternative to Corel Draw for Linux FREE

Inkscape Best Alternative to Corel Draw for Linux FREE to create and edit scalable vector graphic image. Inkscape is the the best linux application to desogn vector graphic in Linux which has same capabilities to Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator. This will guide you how to install Inkscape and its review.

Inkscape Best Alternative to Corel Draw for Linux FREE

Whether you are an illustrator, designer, web designer or just someone who needs to create some vector imagery, Inkscape is for you! With Inkscape, you can make object creation vector based. You can also make Object manipulation such as transforming, grouping, fill and stroke object, converting to path of an object.

Inkscape supports exporting file to SVG, PNG, OpenDocument Drawing, DXF, sk1, PDF, EPS and PostScript export formats and more. This is the best Linux equivalent software to Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator. Further more, Inkscape can be installed on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

How to Install Install Inkscape in Linux Mint

You can esaily install Inkscape in Linux from Terminal because it has been added into Linux repository. From your Terminal execute these command:
sudo apt-get install inkscape
 
Wait until installation completed! Now you can open Inkscape after install by clicking Start/Menu >> Graphics >> Inkscape

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Inkscape Review as Free Alternative Software to Corel Draw

Inkscape is a free open-source vector graphics editor the replacement for Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format.

Creating vector graphic is easy and the software is free, you will quickly be pleased by the flexibility, and power Inkscape offers. Vector design is often the preferred method of image creation for logos, illustrations and art which require high scalability. The Inkscape application is used across a wide variety of industries (marketing/branding, engineering/CAD, web graphics, cartooning) and individual uses.

For you who are familiar with Corel Draw, the Inkscape is the best softrwa to you for creating and editing vector graphic. But you need to open Corel Draw CDR file using LibreOffice Draw. Trust me it's work. Try to saving Corel Draw file woth SVG extension first before opening the file in Inkscape!

IGLO for GIMP to Create Photo Collage Grid for Linux GUI

IGLO - Images Grid LayOut. IGLO for GIMP to Create Photo Collage Grid for Linux GUI mode. GLO is a Gimp script which merges multiple images to another one with grid layout. You can use it for printing multiple photos on single paper, creating posters, wallpaper, CD/DVD covers, etc.

You can duplicate images in final grid to print visit-card, etc. Script uses as many as possible opened images according defined grid cell count. Size of grid cell, count of grid cell, count of rows and columns are calculated automatically, or defined by user settings.

How to Install & Use IGLO for GIMP to Create Photo Collage Grid

  1. Install Gimp - IGLO is tested with version 2.8
  2. Download and extract archive. Place script in your ~/.gimp-2.8/scripts, or [gimphome]/share/gimp/2.0/scripts/
  3. Run Gimp and open your images for printing
  4. Run script from main Gimp menu: Tools >> Images Grid Layout (at least one image must be loaded!)
  5. Set your specific settings in opened dialog, or let it default and click OK
  6. Print created image

Script settings

  1. size of new image from standard paper sizes or set manually width and height in pixels, millimeters or inches
  2. size of paper margin - empty space around paper
  3. user defined maximum size of images on the paper(size of place for image in the grid)
  4. minimal distance between grid cells
  5. units for size values
  6. DPI of new image
  7. repeat every single source image x-times on final paper
  8. count of rows and columns in grid of images (size of grid sell will be calculated and images will be automatically scaled)
  9. positioning strategy - snap image to paper edge, or center image in the grid cell
  10. automatic image rotation for best orientation in grid cell
  11. automatic change of image aspect ratio to grid cell aspect ratio
  12. repeat last image to fill empty cells
  13. flatten visible layers in new image (you can do additional changes to arranged images, if you uncheck the setting [for example: you can hide some layer with image to print grid without it])
  14. color of foreground (color of empty grid cell) color of background (color of paper, IOW: color of space between grid cells) 

Review of IGLO for GIMP to Create Grid Photo Collage

IGLO - Images Grid LayOut - Script merges multiple images to another one with grid layout. Just a tiny word of caution with IGLO. It is an old script that goes back to Gimp 2.2 although the latest version from 2009 changelog fixes some gimp 2.6 bugs.

If you search back, (usenet? comp.graphics.apps.gimp?) there were the occasional reports of multi-layer .xcf images made with IGLO being corrupt. From memory (getting old, none-too-reliable) this was about images made in gimp 2.4 and failing in Gimp 2.6

If you use common sense and keep the source images safe, I think there is no problem with Gimp 2.8. Just be careful. For instant photo collage generator you can also use PhotoCollage program.

March 9, 2017

G'MIC - GIMP Plugin With 230+ Image Effect and Filter

G'MIC - GIMP Plugin With 230+ Image Effect and Filter. G'MIC (GREYC's Magic for Image Computing) is an open and full-featured framework for image processing, providing several different user interfaces to convert/ manipulate/ filter/ visualize generic image datasets, from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images.

G'MIC - GIMP Plugin With 230+ Image Effect and Filter

GIMP Plugin called G'MIC has predefined preset for image processing along with flexibility for creative applications. It has a very lightweight core that is mature code and comes with a complete set of manipulation and filter commands which operate on a stack of images.

G'MIC has been made available as an easy-to-use plug-in for GIMP. It extends this retouching software capabilities by offering a large number of pre-defined image filters and effects. Of course, the plug-in is highly customizable and it is possible to add your own custom G'MIC-written filters in it.

GREYC's Magic Image Computing (G'MIC) provide important functionalities for image retouching tool which has been made available as a GIMP plugin. G'MIC comes with a large number of pre-defined image filters and effects (more than 230) and works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

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How to Install GREYC's Magic Image Computing (G'MIC) in Linux

To install GMIC in Linux Mint and Ubuntu follow these steps:
  1. Download source from GMIC official website, click here
  2. After download completed, extract to the GIMP's plug-in directory is usually located at $HOME/.gimp-2.x/plug-ins/.
  3. Once installed, start GIMP, import an image and go to Filters > G'MIC (G'MIC won't show up if no image has been imported).
  4. The plug-in requires these libraries installed on your system: libfftw, libfftw_threads, libpng, zlib. Use your package manager to fit these dependancies.

G'MC Review - Plugin Image Filter and Effect for GIMP

G'MIC is focused on the design of possibly complex pipelines for converting, manipulating, filtering and visualizing generic 1d/2d/3d multi-spectral image datasets. This includes of course color images, but also more complex data as image sequences or 3d(+t) volumetric float-valued datasets.

G'MIC is an open framework: the default script language can be extended with custom G'MIC-written commands, defining thus new image available filters or effects. By the way, it already contains a substantial set of pre-defined image processing algorithms and pipelines (more than 1000).

G'MIC has been designed with portability in mind, and runs on different platforms (Windows, Unix, MacOSX). It is distributed under the CeCILL license (GPL-compatible). Since 2008, it has been developed in the Image Team of the GREYC laboratory, in Caen/France, by permanent researchers working in the field of image processing on a daily basis.