Open Source creative tools

Since I am tired to constantly recite this list whenever one of these designer-type people tells me that they need Adobe's Whatever Suite to do some basic task here is a summary that I can point them to. Vector Graphics Inkscape (http://inkscape.org/) Xara Extreme (http://www.xaraxtreme.org/) Raster Graphics Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/) Desktop Publishing Scribus (http://www.scribus.net/) Photo Editing Gimp (see above) Darktable (http://www.darktable.org/) RawTherapee (http://www.rawtherapee.com/) Luminance HDR (http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/) Layout Tools (DTP): Scribus (http://scribus.net/canvas/Scribus) 3D Modelling & Animation Gimp (see above + plugins) Blender (http://www.blender.org/) Video Editing CinelerraCV (http://cinelerra.org/) OpenShot (http://www.openshot.org/) Audio Editing Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) Ardour (http://www.ardour.org/) Before anybody thinks this is to start a flame-war - I don't have a problem with a creative professional whose livelyhood depends on this work needing a professional package such as Adobe Creative Suite. I do however have a problem when some graduate or work-experience kid dabbling in graphics tells me he can not do this with anything else. Hopefully this list helps to open some minds ....

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