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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Install GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04

Since the latest version of GIMP has not been included in the main 12.04 repositories because it was not ready at release time you have to use a PPA at current. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gimp TIP: Go to the "Windows" menu and select 'Single-Window Mode' to use Gimp in one window (see screenshot).

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