10 Free Open Source Software Programs for Web Designers

by admin on December 3, 2009

A software application makes it easier to accomplish a task with lesser amount of time and with relatively better quality proportion, however, most of the times they are relatively, costly and it becomes comparatively hard for one to purchase them. In such a condition, one can opt for free software applications with a better quality results.  Below is provided list of free and useful open source alternatives for web designers as to provide better voice and quality to their creative content.

Jahshaka: It provides a web designer quality and capability of movie editing and effects around open source environment. With the help of this application one can develop skills of movie editing and effects in open source environment. With the help of this application you can create and edit effects in open source environment.

CinePaint: It is used in retouching feature films and in pro photography. It creates high fidelity image file formats like as DPX, 16 bit TIFF and OpenEXR and conventional format as well like JPEG and PNG. It also provides flipbook for movie playback of image construction in RAM. It supports 8-bit, 16-bit and 32 bit color channels, HDR and CMS.

Amaya: It is a Web Editor tool to create and update documents straight on the Web. It is well integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. It is constructed based upon the original thought of the Web as a space for collaborating and strictly is not merely one- way publishing medium.

Open Office Draw: It is provided with tools which makes it easier to draw quick sketches to complex plans. Draw has tools kit to prepare graphic and diagrams with a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm. It is a powerful tool for technical and general posters.

Blender: It is a free open source 3D content creation suite accommodating with all major operating systems. Its tool kit includes for modeling, polygon tools, multi-resolution mesh sculpting, metal balls, NURBS, vector fonts and curves, UV mapping, shaders and texturing. More it has ik and fk animation tools with a good number of features to obtain desired result and output.

Imgv: It is one of the best featured rich and unique Image Viewer and is released as free software with full source code. It is a portable and can run on Windows, Linux, BSD, OSX and other operating systems.  It is provided with features to view images, a file browser, slideshows, zooming, rotating, on the fly. It also has featured to present views of histograms, full screen support, wallpaper setting and many other features.

Inkscape: It is an open source vector graphics editor, with features of Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X employable on W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file formats. It provide supports for many advanced features of SVG like markers, clones, alpha blending,  etc. With its help it becomes very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, tracing bitmaps and doing s lot more activities.

Gimpshop: This application based upon and over Gimp is capable of changing all menus, dialogs, etc in order to make them and being appearing as similar to Photoshop. With this application it becomes soothing and accommodated for designers who are familiar with Photoshop. However, it has not all the features of Photoshop in it.

Xara LX: For Linux, it is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X. It provides some of the best powerful graphics tools available. It has a clean, un-cluttered user interface.

Avidemux: It is a free video editor with features for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types involving like AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF employing a number of codes. These tasks can also be freely automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

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