Media Editing and Creation Applications

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OPEN-SOURCE EDITING/CREATION APPLICATIONS

(ALTERNATIVES TO ADOBE MASTER COLLECTION)

GIMP - 'Photoshop' Alternative

OS compatibility: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

 

To check out the features GIMP offers, click here.

Download GIMP for your OS here.

For Windows users, a package of frequently installed extensions combined into a single download can be found here.

Natron - 'After Effect' Alternative

OS compatibility: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

 

To check out the features Natron offers, click here.

Download Natron for your OS here.

Lightworks - 'Premiere' Alternative

OS compatibility: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

 

To check out Lightworks, click here.

Download Lightworks for your OS here.

Raw Therapee - 'Lightroom' Alternative

OS compatibility: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

 

Feature lists for Raw Therapee can be found here.

Screenshot examples can be found here.

Download Raw Therapee for your OS here.

Blue Fish - 'Dreamweaver' Alternative

OS compatibility: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

 

Read about Blue Fish's features and capabilities here.

Find download links and installation instructions here.

OTHER OPEN-SOURCE EDITING/CREATION ALTERNATIVES

Inkscape - 'Corel Draw' Alternative

OS compatibility: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

 

Basic information about Inkscape can be found here.

To view a list of features offered by Inkscape, click here.

Tutorials can be found here.

Download Inkscape for your OS here.

Blender - '3DsMax' Alternative

OS compatibility: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

 

Blender's home page can be found here.

A feature list for Blender can be found here.

Download Blender here.

OpenSCAD - 'AutoCAD' Alternative

OS compatibility: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

 

For general information about OpenSCAD, start here.

For documentation and tutorials, click here.

Download OpenSCAD here.

Audacity

OS compatibility: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

 

Audacity's homepage can be found here.

Check out the features Audacity offers here.

Plugins and add-ons are here.

Download Audacity here.

OPERATING SYSTEMS CUSTOMIZED FOR MEDIA EDITING AND CREATION

Ubuntu Studio

 

A streamlined version of Ubuntu, specifically customized for those whose job or passion it is to edit and/or create music, graphic art, or videos/movies.

It's pre-loaded with most major open-source editing applications, and far less of the apps you likely don't care about or want.

 

Ubuntu Studio Homepage

Ubuntu Studio Feature Tour

Download Ubuntu Studio here.