Graphics and Photo:

3D Modeling

BRL-CAD

BRL-CAD

BRL-CAD is a powerful cross-platform open source solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing tools, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, libraries for robust geometric representation, with more than 20 years of active development.

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insight3d

insight3d

insight3d lets you create 3D models from photographs. You give it a series of photos of a real scene (e.g., of a building), it automatically matches them and then calculates positions in space from which each photo has been taken (plus camera’s optical parameters) along with a 3D pointcloud of the scene.

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Animata

Animata

Animata is real-time animation software, designed to create interactive background projections for concerts, theatre and dance performances, and promotional screenings.

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GarlicSim

GarlicSim

GarlicSim is a platform for writing, running and analyzing simulations. It is general enough to handle any kind of simulation: Physics, game theory, epidemic spread, electronics, etc.

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Wings 3D

Wings 3D

Wings 3D is a free and open source polygon mesh subdivision modeller ideally suited for modeling and texturing low to medium density polygon meshes. It has a wide range of very effective tools optimised for these tasks hidden behind its ‘minimalistic’ interface.

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Axel

Axel

Axel is an algebraic geometric modeler which aims to provide “algebraic modeling” tools for the manipulation and computation with implicit and parametric curves or surfaces.

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POV-Ray

POV-Ray

The Persistence of Vision Raytracer, or POV-Ray, is a cross platform ray tracing program for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics.

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Ogre

Ogre

OGRE (Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine) is a scene-oriented, flexible 3D engine written in C++ designed to make it easier and more intuitive for developers to produce applications utilising hardware-accelerated 3D graphics.

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OpenFX

OpenFX

OpenFX is an Open-Source 3D modeling, animation and rendering suite created by Dr. Stuart Ferguson. Its powerful feature-set includes a full renderer and raytrace engine, NURBS support, kinematics-based animation, morphing, and an extensive plugin API.

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Art of Illusion

Art of Illusion

Art of Illusion is a 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, and should be usable on any Java Virtual Machine.

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Crystal Space

Crystal Space

Crystal Space is a free cross-platform software development kit for realtime 3D graphics and in particular games. Officially supports Linux, OSX and Windows.

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Blender

Blender

Blender is a respected 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems and distributed under GPL licensing. Create models, shade, animate and make interactive 3D.

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Other

Piwigo

Piwigo

Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community of users and developers.

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Krita

Krita

Krita is a creative sketching and painting application based on KOffice technology. Whether you want to create art paintings, cartoons, concept art or textures, Krita supports most graphics tablets out of the box.

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ResourceSpace

ResourceSpace

ResourceSpace is a web-based, open source digital asset management system which has been designed to give your content creators easy and fast access to print and web ready assets.

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Dia

Dia

Dia is free and open source general-purpose diagramming software, developed as part of the GNOME project’s office suite.

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The Whole Brain Catalog

The Whole Brain Catalog

An open source, downloadable, multi-scale, virtual catalog of the mouse brain and its cellular constituents.

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Dasher

Dasher

Dasher is an information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures. Dasher is a competitive text-entry system wherever a full-size keyboard cannot be used.

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Opengazer

Opengazer

Opengazer is an open source application that uses an ordinary webcam to estimate the direction of your gaze. This information can then be passed to other applications.

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Google Font Directory

Google Font Directory

The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and are served by Google servers.

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TimeFlow

TimeFlow

Time Flow is an open source java desktop time line application, a visualization tool for temporal data.

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Alembic

Alembic

ALEMBIC is an open source exchange format that aims to become the standard for exchanging animated computer graphics scenes between content creation software packages.

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Open Moco

Open Moco

The OpenMoco system is an open-source software and hardware motion control system for time-lapse photographers and videographers. We also strive to provide an open environment for the photographic community to discuss all types of motion control and contribute free and open software and hardware designs for all types of photography.

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Tux Paint

Tux Paint

Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, key stages 1 and 2). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

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Open Game Art

Open Game Art

OpenGameArt.org is a community that brings like-minded coders and artists together for the purpose of creating Open Source video games, by providing a human-edited, searchable database of freely-licensed art resources.

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Elisa The Open Media Center

Elisa The Open Media Center

The Elisa Media Center allows you to watch your own movies and video clips as well as those found online. It features an intuitive interface with a professional look and feel which can be easily used with a standard TV remote control.

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imgSeek

imgSeek

imgSeek is a photo collection manager and viewer with content-based search and many other features. The query is expressed either as a rough sketch painted by the user or as another image you supply (or an image in your collection).

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Photo Editing

GIMPshop

GIMPshop

GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Its primary purpose is to make users of Photoshop feel comfortable using GIMP.

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Pinta

Pinta

Pinta is a drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide a simplified alternative to GIMP for casual users.

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Shotwell

Shotwell

Shotwell is a digital photo organizer that runs on Linux. It is the default photo manager in Ubuntu 10.10 and Fedora 14.

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Nathive

Nathive

Nathive is a libre software image editor, similar to Adobe Photoshop, Corel Photo-Paint or GIMP, but focused on usability, logic and providing a smooth learning curve for everyone.

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RawStudio

RawStudio

Rawstudio is an open-source program to read and manipulate RAW images from most digital cameras and convert RAW files into JPEG, PNG or TIFF images.

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DarkTable

DarkTable

Darktable is a virtual light table and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable light table. it also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

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DigiKam

DigiKam

digiKam is an advanced digital photo management and editing application that uses KDE SC 4 desktop environment technologies.

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mtpaint

mtpaint

MTPaint is a light-weight graphics editor and paint program for Windows and Linux that comes with an interesting feature set.

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PosteRazor

PosteRazor

The PosteRazor cuts a raster image into pieces which can afterwards be printed out and assembled to a poster.

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Seashore

Seashore

Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes.

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Xara Xtreme

Xara Xtreme

Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X.

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Hugin

Hugin

Hugin is an easy to use cross-platform panoramic imaging tool. You can assemble a mosaic of photographs into an immersive panorama image, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.

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Paint.NET

Paint.NET

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for Windows operating systems. It’s many features include features an intuitive user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

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Gimp

Gimp

GIMP is the definitive GNU image manipulation software, ideal for tasks such as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works across most operating systems and is delivered in a variety of different languages.

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Screen Capture

Auto Screen Capture

Auto Screen Capture

Automatically capture the primary display as a series of screenshots saved in chronological order at a capture rate determined by you.

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GreenShot

GreenShot

Greenshot is a revolutionary screenshot tool optimized for productivity.

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ZScreen

ZScreen

ZScreen is an open-source screen capture program that allows for region, window, and full-screen screenshots. It can FTP screenshots and put the URL in your clipboard in a single keystroke.

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Vectors

Pencil

Pencil

Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.

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Inkscape

Inkscape

Inskscape is a great vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

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