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List of freeware softwares for Graphic making and editing.(with program descs)

I made this list of stuff because i thought it might help anyone who is graphicing. I do use some of these because there good and they work really well with nearly any operating system. Also this most of these are free or else have a demo.

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Free Paint Programs


Ultimate Paint
Paint program for Windows for photo editing and image creation with support for many file formats. Freeware and shareware versions are available. Also has an excellent GIF and JPEG optimizer.
ArtRage
Freeware artistic painting program designed to provide a realistic simulation of using paint on a canvas, along with pens, pencils, crayons, and other tools.

Artweaver
Freeware paint program for Windows designed for creatinve painting: realistic brush simulation, artistic effects, etc.

Brush Strokes
Free image editor, supporting GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, PCX, TARGA and AVI file formats. Also: GIF animations, filters, rotations, transformations, etc.

GIMP
Freeware image editing program for Windows, Linux, X-Windows. The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

iMageFast and Simple graphics editor for Linux and Windows. Supports 8, 16, 24 and 32 bit images. Excellent at tile editing, cropping and cleaning up images. Supports GIF, BMP, JPG, PCX. Split view zoom and basic graphics file support.

Image Enhance
Free image editor for Windows: bitmap and JPEG images, webcams, digital cameras and scanners, filters and effects.

ImageForge
Freeware for Windows. Create and edit images, acquire pictures from your scanner, digital camera or other Twain-compliant device, apply special effect filters, produce your own photo albums and simple slide shows, and much more.

Paint.NET
Freeware paint program for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

Painter 25
Free image editor for Windows. Features: backdrops, effects, and filters, banners, GIF and JPEG optimizer, airbrush, textures, clone, morphing, mirror, flip whirl, etc.

PhotoPlus 6
Free professional photo editing program from Serif Software.

Pixia
Very nice freeware paint and image editing program for Windows.

Texture processor
Free program for creating various textures. Texture Processor is intended both for 3d-artists and web-designers. Windows.

TwistedBrush
Free Edition

Freeware paint program very suitable for creating artistic images and effects.

VCW VicMan's
Photo Editor

Freeware photo editor with intuitive skinnable interface and a variety of features. Windows.

Free Vector Drawing Programs


Draw
A freeware open-source vector graphics editor.

DrawPlus 4
Vector drawing program for Windows with many features.

Gill
Free open-source vector drawing program for Linux. Gill = Gnome Illustration app.

Inkscape
A freeware and open-source vector graphics drawing program for multiple operating systems, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw.

Skencil
Skencil is a Free interactive vector drawing appliction for Linux and MAC OS/X.

TGif
Free interactive 2-D drawing tool for Linux/Unix.

Xara Xtreme
An open-soruce general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X.

Xfig
An open source vector graphics editor for Linux/Unix.

Free Desktop Publishing

Page PLUS
Free desktop publishing and print program for Windows created by Serif Software. Useful when you want to create Ads, Brochures, Flyers, Forms, Newsletters, Handouts, Posters, Pricelists, Reports, Invitations, Calendars, Greeting cards, etc.

Scribus
Open Source Desktop Publishing program for Linux, MAC OS and Windows.

Free Icon Editors

@icon sushi
Freeware image to icon converter with support for large Windows Vista icons, 32bit Windows icons, multiple-icon files, alpha-channel, transparency mask, etc.

Batch Icon Extractor
Extracts icons from files, such as executables, icon libraries and dll's. Freeware for Windows.

AWicons Lite
Freeware icon editor for Windows.

Free Cursor Editors

RealWorld
Cursor Editor

Freeware cursor editor for Windows. It includes a raster image editor, supports all native Windows cursor types and Vista cursors, 2-bit to 32-bit RGBA color depths, animated cursors, and many image formats, such as: JPEG, GIF, BMP, RRI.

Free Background-creation programs

sTile
A graphics program to create seamless 'tiles' which can be used e.g. as background images for web pages. It has many filters and effects.

Free image optimizers


Dynamic Drive
Free online image optimizer. Reduce the size of your (animated) GIF, JPG, and PNG images. You can also convert from one image type to another.

GIF/JPEG Cruncher
Free service. Compresses GIF/JPEG files from the Web or from your harddisk. You can compress as many images as you like.

Free image converters

36-Image converter
Converts from/to bmp, gif, jpeg, icon, tiff, pdf, pii, etc. Other features: resize, merge, re-color, filters for eg. grayscale, roman effect, lighten, darken, etc.

Formati
(Batch) graphics file converter; load formats: bmp, gif, jpg, png, wmf, emf, ico, icl, bmp, tga, tif, pcx, pcd, psd, psp, ppm, sgi, cut and eps; save formats: bmp, gif, jpg, png, tif, tga, ico and icl. Features: 34 effects including buttonize and seamless; Shape and Text tool; Twain scan; GIF and JPG optimizer; overlays; screen capture; smart resize; turn; PNG alpha support (mask based variable transparency); adjustable blending of two images; scriptable drawing wizards (HTML+javascript); create and edit (multi-image) icons and icon libraries;

Fotosizer
Freeware batch image resizer with many features such as: flip, rotate, convert to black and white; supported image formats: JPEG, PNG, BMP, TGA, GIF.

Omniformat.com
Free document conversion utility which allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats including HTML, DOC, XLS, WPD, PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, PCX, PPT, PS, TXT, Photo CD, FAX and MPEG. Also: optical character recognition.

Photoscape
Free image viewer, converter and editor for Windows.

PIXresizer
Freeware image resizing program for Windows. It can also convert between image formats (JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF), rotate images, convert to grayscale and resize multiple images in batch mode.
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Free Image Viewers

IrfanView
Excellent free image viewer/converter for Windows. It supports a large number of graphics file formats. Many features, including: thumbnails, preview, resize/resample, drag & drop, directory view , print, scan (TWAIN), slideshow, batch conversion, change color depth, audio CD player, capturing, cut/crop, effects (blur, sharpen etc.).

CocoViewX
Free graphics viewer for MAC.

WildBit
Freeware image viewer for Windows with support all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF and TGA

FastStone Image Viewer
Freeware image browser, converter and editor that supports BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA images.

Quick Image Viewer
Freeware image viewer for Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and HP-UX

Picasa
Freeware image organizer and viewer for Windows. Created by Google.

Image Browser Arctic
Freeware image viewing program for Windows with support for all major image file types. Different viewing modes are supported, such as: Full screen, Stretch window + more. Also: create and deploy image slideshows,online photo gallery for users for sharing images and information with other users.

XnView
Free image viewer and converter for MAC, Windows, Linux and many other operating systems.

EXIF Image Viewer
Freeware EXIF image viewer. Allows you view thumbnails AND all the EXIF data in your jpg files, as well as editing the EXIF description field in your photographs.

Free Photo Albums

Portmix Gallery Maker
Free program to create HTML photo galleries and photo albums.

StudioLine Photo Basic
Free photo-album, slide-show and image-management program for Windows.


2D Animation Software

Beneton Movie GIF
Free animated-GIF editing tool for Windows. Supports many file formats such as BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, and AVI, effects, brush, pencil, transparent, text, etc.

CreaToon
Non-free, but interesting 2D cell animation program, free demo available.

Dogwaffle
Free Animation and Paint program for Windows.

GIF
construction set

Well-known program for building GIF images and animations. Runs on Windows. 30-day trial version avialable. Windows.

Microsoft GIF Animator
Free program to create animated GIF's, including comments and transparency. Windows.

MonkeyJam
Free animation program for Windows. MonkeyJam is a digital penciltest program, designed to let you capture images from a webcam, camcorder, or scanner and assemble them as separate frames of an animation. You can also import images and sound files already on your computer. Although it is designed for pencil and paper, MonkeyJam can also be used for StopMotion animation and has several features just for that. Movies created in MonkeyJam can be exported as AVI files.

Movies 12
GIF Animator. Freeware, Windows. Contains 98 animation wizards including text and actor wizards. Edit existing animations, create new from imported images or from images created with integrated Movies Draw. Features: GIF explorer, GIF optimizer, quick backgrounds, smart shape (100 shapes with 25 gradient fills, rotated text etc.), animate selected frames; 3 free floating actors for creating cartoons; actor and text wizards;actor paths; AVI to GIF and GIF to AVI converters.

Retas!
Non-free. 2.5D digital animation production system: digital drawing, pencil test, line trace, ink & paint, compositing & special effects.

The Tapptoons
Linetester 2003

Freeware animation program for Windows. It enables animators to input images using a flatbed scanner or video camera to view as an animated sequence and to edit the result using up to seven levels of animation with the option of outputting the result as an AVI file.

Toonz
Non-free. 2D Cel Animation software for feature films, video, commercials, multimedia and web animations. Designed by traditional cel animation artists and producers Toonz precisely traces the steps of hand-drawn animation, giving you the familiar tools and process and all the efficiencies and options of a digitized medium.


Animation and 3-D software


3-D Schrift Generator
Free program to create 3-D texts. The Web site and program are in German.

3DBase
3D modeling and animation program with a small set of easy to understand functions. Very suitable for 3D-beginners. Windows.

3DPLUS 2
3D effects and animations. Transform plain text into 3D works of art with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Anim8or
Freeware 3D modeling and character animation program.

Art of Illusion
A free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, so it should run on any major platform (such as MAC, Linux, Windows).

Blender3D
Freeware, open-source. Blender is a cross plaform 3D creation suite, allowing fully integrated modeling, animation, rendering, post production and interactive 3D creation and playback. We are in the process of bringing back the old Blender product website.

DAZ
Powerful freeware 3D graphics and animation program for Windows and MAC. The optional add-ons are mostly non-free.

DeleD 3D LITE
Free 3D editor for games developement. The "Lite" version is free.

Gloodle
Freeware 3D drawing program for Windows.

Maya Personal
Learning Edition

3D graphics and animation program, free for non-commercial use. Runs on Windows and MAC.

PlantStudio
Freeware tool for creating 3D plant models and 2D illustrations. PlantStudio simulates herbaceous (non-woody) plants like wildflowers and cut flowers, vegetables, weeds, grasses, and herbs using a parameter-driven simulation of plant growth and structure. You can "grow" plants over their life cycles, producing lifelike images at any age. You can design, animate and breed a wide variety of plants. By using the "evolutionary arts" of variation and selection in the plant breeder, you can quickly and easily create whole families of unique plants for your 3D scenes.

POV Ray
Free program for creating realistic three-dimensional images and animations. Versions available for Windows 95/98/NT, DOS, MAC, Linux i86, SunOS, Amiga.
Source code available for those wanting to create versions for other operating systems.

SketchUp
An easy-to-learn 3D modeling program by Google. Currently only for Windows; a MAC edition is planned.

Synfig
A freeware and open source 2D vector graphics and animation program for Linux, MAC, Windows capable of producing "feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources."

Teddy
Freeware for Windows, MAC, Linux, Solaris, written in Java. Teddy is a sketch-based 3D modeling program, enabling you to make interesting 3D models just by drawing freeform strokes.

Terragen
Terragen is a scenery generator for generating photorealistic landscape images and animations. For Windows and Mac OS. Currently Terragen is free for personal, noncommercial use.

Tree Magic Shape Maker
Freeware program for creating 3D shapes. Flowers, glasses, goblets, amphoras, pipes, tubes, logs, caves and other shapes are possible.
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Free Presentation Programs

TeeChart Office
Free charting and plotting tool with hundreds of charting styles and multiple configuration parameters. Includes importing data and exporting charts to several formats (JPEG, PNG, GIF...). Versions available for Linux and Windows. Freeware, open source, GPL.

Powerbullet Presenter
Free program for creating Flash presentations, including: splash screens, slideshows, self-running shows, and multi-page presentations that are commonly used in electronic sales brochures and catalogues. Your presentations can be exported as an HTML page with an embedded SWF (Flash) file or as an executeable file which you can run on any Windows PC.


Free Fractal Software

Apophysis
Freeware fractal flame editor for Windows

Double Fractal
Double Fractal is a program that creates fast and easily high complex images . No specific knowledge is needed to use this program, it is a program that can be run just for fun!

Fast Floating
Fractal Fun

Win32/OSX Mandelbrot generator. Features OpenGL, realtime zoom, SSE/AltiVec QuadPixel calc, SSE2 and 3DNow! DualPixel calc, FPU per pixel calc, GPU asm (FragmentProgram/VertexProgram) calc, multiprocessor support, and benchmarking.

Fractal Explorer
A freeware fractal generator that can produce mysterious and beautiful mathematically-based images.

Various graphics utilities and services

2 Pic
Freeware. Program which enables you to mix two pictures, including effects: gradient, airosol, transform, color, negative, frames, etc.

A Ruler For Windows
A free on-screen pixel ruler for your PC.

Eyedropper
Can tell you the exact colour value of any pixel on your screen.

Gifclean
Program which reduces GIF images by removing unnecessary data structures and comments contained in the image file.

HTML Picture
Freeware. Converts any JPEG or BMP file to a HTML text-art file.

Mihov Gallery Creator
Automatically creates a Web site including index file from your image collection; various customization options and FTP upload.

Advanced & scientific graphics programs

CVIPtools
CVIPtools is a UNIX/Win32-based software package developed at the Computer Vision and Image Processing Laboratory at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. One of the primary purposes of the CVIPtools development is to allow students, faculty, and other researchers to explore the power of computer processing of digital images.

Descartes
Freeware application for drawing graphs of mathematical functions. Runs on Windows.

MathGV
Free program for Windows to draw mathematical functions. It can plot 2-dimensional, parametric, polar, and 3-dimensional functions.

Vis5D
Vis5D is a system for interactive visualization of large 5-D gridded data sets such as those produced by numerical weather models. One can make isosurfaces, contour line slices, colored slices, volume renderings, etc of data in a 3-D grid, then rotate and animate the images in real time. There's also a feature for wind trajectory tracing, a way to make text anotations for publications, support for interactive data analysis, etc.
Freeware, open-source. Versions available for: SGI, RS/6000, SunOS, HP-UX, DEC, Linux, Windows, OS/2.

VMD
Freeware, open source. VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting. VMD supports computers running Unix, MACOS-X or Windows, is distributed free of charge, and includes source code.
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Thanks!
I've been using photoshop, would you say any of these are better than PS?
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Well i haven't used every single one but i would say their good as PS but i would say that it depends on what you like.
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thanks saskatu. nice.....
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Thanks!
I've been using photoshop, would you say any of these are better than PS?
Depends what version of photoshop you're comparing these to.
And it all depends on your style and what you like to work with.
Lost of people like photoshop just because it's pretty simple to use.
and a decent program. lol


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