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4. Quanta Plus
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ACDSee 10
ACDSee has for many years been the most well-known image viewer and photo manager on the market. Its unique user interface makes it simple and fast to navigate through all your folders of pictures.... Read more

Adobe After Effects 7.0
After Effects is the most advanced and visually impressive effects tool on the market. Used for television and movie production After Effects provides some of the best 2D and 3D features for both... Read more

Adobe FrameMaker 7.2
For writing books whether manuals, fact or fiction - FrameMaker is the product to use. FrameMaker is one of the most advanced typesetting programs on the market and is used by many enterprises for... Read more

Adobe Illustrator CS5
Adobe Illustrator takes sophisticated drawing to a whole new level with its latest array of drawing tools, type and color controls and timesaving features. Whether you are drawing for industrial... Read more

Adobe InDesign CS3
When it comes to desktop publishing Adobe's InDesign is a perfect package. The integration to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator makes it a powerful tool for create professional layout and designs.... Read more

Adobe Photoshop CS5
Photoshop is the most well known and widely used graphics editing software. Recognized by most professionals as the single most important tool. Photoshop has since it's introduction always been a... Read more

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in 4.5
Eventhough this is "just" a plug-in for Photoshop it is still listed here due to it's important features and high quality raw photo converter. Camera Raw lets you control exposure, color-cast - and... Read more

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
Photoshop Elements is the little brother of Photoshop. But that does not mean that it is simple and useless. Adobe has taken many features found in previous version of their flagship product... Read more

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Lightroom by Adobe is a management system for your photos which helps you view, edit and manage digital photos in the same way that photographers handle traditional photographs. Lightroom is... Read more

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
Adobe Premiere is state of the art video editing. For real-time non-linear editing for any video format include High Definition (HD). Supports 16-bit color resolution, GPU accelerated rendering for... Read more

Anime Studio 5
Anime Studio is a professional software package for creating 2d animations. Everything from short cartoons to feature length animations can be done using the rich feature set of Anime Studio. Whether... Read more

Apple iMovie
iMovie is part of Apple's iLife suite and lets you view and work with, edit and share your movies. The latest version of iMovie has made a marked improvement in working with large projects,... Read more

Autodesk SketchBook Pro
Autodesk SketchBook Pro is paint and drawing software that makes your laptop, desktop computer or even iPad or smartphone into a sketchbook. It allows you to access professional quality sketching... Read more

Autodesk 3ds Max 9
3ds Max is one of the most widely used 3D graphics and animation packages on the market. 3ds has advanced modeling capabilities including NURBS - and a physics engine for realistic animation of... Read more

Autodesk AutoCAD 2012
AutoCAD is the most well-known computer aided design (CAD) product on the market. Whether you are working in 2D or 3D - designing mobil phones or bridges - AutoCAD has the features you need to make... Read more

Autodesk Maya 8
Maya is the best known 3d modeling and animation products for professionels. It's high quality rendering combined with it's advanced modeling features makes it a unique tool for people working in the... Read more

Corel Draw X5
Corel Draw part of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has a long history of being one of the most popular vector drawing software applications around. Wheter you are designing graphics for print, web or... Read more

Corel Painter
Corel Painter, a drawing and painting program created mainly for use on a tablet or digitizer, is software for use as an art studio. It has hundreds of "brushes" in more than 30 mediums. You can... Read more

Corel PowerTRACE X4
As part of Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite, Corel PowerTRACE handles the complex task of converting bitmap images into perfect vector drawing for further processing. Now all old drawings and even... Read more

Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3
PaintShop Photo Pro (previously known as Paint Shop Pro or just PSP) has a long history of being the best low cost bitmap and today vector graphics editor. PSP was originally developed by Jasc... Read more

Dynamic Photo HDR 4
Dynamic Photo HDR (high dynamic range imaging) is software that adjusts photos and smoothes out imperfections such as focus problems and distortions. The bane of most amateur photographers,... Read more

Final Cut Pro 5
Final Cut Pro is NLE (non-linear editing) at it's best. Final Cut allows you to edit any video format from consumer DV to high-end and professional HD (high definition) digital video. Editing and... Read more

iPhoto
Even people who have never used a photo editing program before will have fun with iPhoto. Apple's photo software will take the drudgery out of organizing your digital photos. It will even do it for... Read more

IrfanView
IrfanView is a free, small, fast graphic viewer whose goal is to be simple for beginners while meeting the power needs of professionals. It allows you to view and change graphic images to your own... Read more

Macromedia Flash Professional CS5
Macromedia Flash has been one of the most innovative technologies on the web - and today it is even more widely deployed than ever. Flash was originally made to create multimedia for the web where... Read more

Macromedia Freehand MX
Macromedia Freehand is a vector based drawing program aimed for professionel use in desktop publishing (dtp) market - Freehand makes vector drawing a breeze. And eventhough it is a drawing... Read more

Microsoft Movie Maker 2.1
Even though Microsoft Movie Maker is freeware bundled with Windows XP - it is still a powerful video editor for home users and can even be used by for semi-professional video productions. Imports... Read more

Microsoft Publisher 2010
When it comes to Desktop Publishing (DTP) Microsoft offers Publisher. It provides more control over document elements than Microsoft Word through a DTP oriented approach. Is by many considered an... Read more

Microsoft Visio 2010
Microsoft Visio is one the the latest additions to the Microsoft Office suite. Visio is drawing software package that helps you with all of your drawing and graphing needs - from organization and... Read more

Paint.NET 3.36
Paint.NET is a bitmap drawing and editing application. One of the main goals of the project is to provide a simple and easy to use application with an intuitive user interface. However, it packs... Read more

Photomatix Pro 3.2
There are so many times that your photos don't come out like you want them to, especially outdoors. The brightness of all those objects is more than the camera can deal with; colors, textures and... Read more

Pixar RenderMan
One of the best and fastes professionel 3D renders for either animated cartoons or special effects for movies or music videos. RenderMan has the capability to produce photorealistic images and videos... Read more

QuarkXPress 7
QuarkXPress has for many years been the preferred desktop publishing (DTP) tool for professional designers using Mac. But today Quark is also releasing their software for the Windows platform - and... Read more

Rhino
It's important to effectively communicate your ideas, no matter what profession you are in. Your designs have to reach people in an attractive and understandable form. Rhino gives you to tools to... Read more

Snagit 9.1
TechSmith Corporation's Snagit has already won awards for its ease of use in capturing images from a computer. Not only can you capture images from webpages, video games or movie clips, you can edit... Read more

SolidWorks
SolidWorks 3D CAD is designed to let ideas be transformed quickly into products. Its powerful toolsets and virtual prototyping generates manufacture-ready drawings in record time with accuracy and... Read more

Toon Boom Studio 3.5
For state of the art 2d vector animation, especially for cartoons - Toon Boom Studio is the product to get. Used for some of the most popular cartoons on TV as well as in the movies Toom Boom... Read more

Open source software
Archimedes
Archimedes is a computer aided design (CAD) solution focusing on architectural design. While the current version of Archimedes may not be mature enough for all - this project is very promising. It... Read more

Avidemux 2.4.1
Avidemux offers simple video editing for your PC, but packs many more features than that. This open source project is great for DVD/DivX converting and editing. Avidemux also has scripting support... Read more

Blender 2.46
Blender is a free 3D animation and modeling suite. It includes tools for modeling - fast subdivision surface and polygon tools, multi-resolution mesh sculpting, metaballs, NURBS, vector fonts, and... Read more

BRL-CAD
BRL-CAD is an open source cad systems based around constructive solid geometry (csg) modeling. On top of all of it's modeling features, such as the interactive geometry editor, BRL-CAD offers... Read more

Cinelerra 4.0
Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional video editing, but still remains open source. Cinelerra solves three main tasks: capturing, editing and compositing. There is virtually no limit to the... Read more

CinePaint 0.23
Started as a fork of the Gimp project, the goal is to create a more professional graphical editing application aimed at the movie industry. One of the major differences from Gimp is that CinePaint... Read more

Cornice 0.6.2
Cornice was originally developed to provide more or less the same functionality of ACDSee but on Linux. But since it was developed using Python program language - it is now available on virtually any... Read more

Dia
Dia is designed to be much like the commercial Windows program 'Visio'. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship... Read more

digiKam
digiKam is a multi-platform digital photo management system. It was inspired by real photographers who knew what they wanted to see, manage, enhance, edit, tag, organize and share. There are... Read more

FreeCAD
FreeCAD is general purpose CAD (computer aided drawing) software that targets product design and mechanical engineering. It can be easily used for any engineering specialty, featuring tools that are... Read more

Gimp 2.6
Probably the oldest and most well-known open source graphic application - GNU Image Manipulation Program or Gimp was started in 1995 and has since then grown to the status it has today. Gimp is a... Read more

Gimpshop
If you feel at home in Photoshop, but need an open source alternative - Gimpshop is the way to go. Gimpshop is a hack made on top of the original Gimp project which changes all menues, dialogs, etc.,... Read more

Greenshot
Greenshot is a screenshot tool, supports several image formats as well as saving part or all of a screen into a file within one second's time. This program takes only a small amount of memory, a... Read more

Imgv 3.1.5
Imgv is a versatile image viewer that support all common image formats - and allows you to easily browse through all of your pictures. Image data including exif information can be displayed on top of... Read more

Inkscape 0.48
Inkscape is an open source 2d vector graphics editor. Supports all of the standard drawing features your will find in similar commercial product. Curves (bezier), lines, freehand drawing including... Read more

Jahshaka 2.0
Jahshaka brings the power of movie editing and effects to the open source environment. This free tool will offer almost the same features your will find in a profession/commercial editing suite.... Read more

K-3D
K3-D is a 3D modeling and animation software. Configured for optimal visualization, its flexible plugins and versatile tools make it a real asset for artists. This software adapts to your... Read more

Karbon14 1.5.0
Karbon14 is a vector drawing application part of the open source KOffice suite. Being a vector based drawing program everything drawn is store as geometric shapes allowing you to scale you drawing up... Read more

Kino 1.3
Kino is open source non-linear video editing at it's best. Easily imports DV video through IEEE-1394 (firewire) and allow detailed editing and transition effect for both video and audio. The move... Read more

Krita 1.6.1
Krita is open source bitmap editing and drawing with the following advanced features: 16-bit image support, High dynamic resolution images, CMYK and even color management. As part of the KOffice... Read more

KToon 0.9
KToon is an open source 2d vector animation toolkit with focus on on the cartoon industry. All of the features you would expect of such a products is there: drawing tools, layers, keyframes, time... Read more

KWord 1.6.1
KWord is a part of the open source office suite KOffice. KWord is more than just a simple word processor, with its frame-based layout capability it can act like any commercial DTP tool and even... Read more

MyPaint
If you enjoy using drawing and painting software but need an open source program for your tablet or digitizer, you may want to check out the features of MyPaint. This program supports pressure... Read more

OpenLaszlo 4.0
OpenLaszlo is an open source development platform for web applications. It's main target today is generating macromedia flash files (swf)and AJAX/DHTML for use on web pages and sites. OpenLaszlo is... Read more

OpenOffice Draw 3.0
Open Office Draw, part of the Open Office package, wasn't designed to compete with high-end graphics packages but is an easy to use, effective drawing tool that makes it simple to create flowcharts,... Read more

Pencil 0.4.4b
Pencil is a program of creating of hand-drawn animation. When creating animations it uses four types of layers: vector graphics, bitmap, sound and camera. These layers and be added or removed... Read more

Pinta
Pinta is a cross platform drawing and editing program. It uses some of the code from Paint, so it has the advantage of being familiar to users who have played around with Paint. It is a drawing and... Read more

Pixie 2.2.3
Pixie is a RenderMan like photo realistic renderer. It is being developed in the hope that it will be useful for graphics research and for people who can not afford a commercial renderer. Pixie is an... Read more

Potrace 1.8
Potrace is an open source tool for converting bitmap images or raster to vector drawings. Even though Potrace is only a command line tool - its output is of the highest quality. It supports the most... Read more

QCad Community Edition
QCad Community Edition is an open source edition of RibbonSoft's CAD system. QCad is a 2D CAD application that aims at being simple enough for anyone to use - even users with no previous CAD... Read more

Qtpfsgui 1.9
Qtpfsgui is a tool for tone mapping HDR photography (high dynamic range imaging), which combines several photos of the same thing but taken at different exposures, resulting in a true representation... Read more

Scribus 1.3
Scribus brings open source award-winning professional page layout to Linux and *nix desktops, but also supports Windows and Mac OS. As a DTP tool it supports professional publishing features, such as... Read more

Seashore 0.1.9
Seashore, an open source image editing program for the MacOS's Cocoa framework, stands somewhere between the old MacPaint and Photoshop. Its advantage lies in serving the basic image editing needs... Read more

Skencil 0.6
Skencil is an open source interactive vector drawing application. It is a flexible and powerful tool for illustrations, diagrams and other purposes. If you are migrating from Adobe Illustrator - or... Read more

Synfig 0.61.08
Synfig is an open source 2d vector animation program with focus on automated tweening. Synfig is made for artists and is great for cartoons. Its main feature for automated tweening make all motion in... Read more

UFRaw 0.16
UFRaw or Unidentified Flying Raw - is an open source raw photo editor and converter. It is based on DCRaw (written by David Coffin) and can be used either as a standalone application - or as a... Read more

VirtualDub 1.7.8
VirtualDub is an open source video processor/editor. Even though it may not be able to do advanced editing like non-linear video editors - it has powerful features for processing your video clips.... Read more

ZScreen
Many people enjoy captures images to share with their friends and family or use in their blogs or on their websites. ZScreen is a capture program for Windows that allows region, window or full... Read more

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