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CanadaComputes.com: Graphics galore for Linux

Dec 02, 1999, 20:23 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gene Wilburn)

[ Thanks to Alan W. Irwin for this link. ]

"If I told you Linux offered graphics programs that are as good as those you'd find for the Macintosh or Windows OS, you might wonder what I'd eaten for breakfast. Well, fasten your seat belt. We're going to take a quick drive-by look at some packages that might surprise you. These impressive Linux graphics programs, being open source, are free and are improving with each release."

"The poster child of open-source graphics programs is the GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program). The GIMP is sophisticated, powerful, and frequently compared to Adobe Photoshop. It offers layers, color channels, transformation tools, "intelligent" scissors, blending modes, masking, filters, text effects, plug-ins, and its own scripting language, Script-Fu. Oh yeah, and it does screen captures...."

"Need a 2D CAD tool? Try out QCad, a newly released program that is free for non-commercial use. It is based on the Qt libraries (used for creating KDE), and it reads and saves in DXF format (used by AutoCAD)."

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