There’s a lot of software that professionals use to achieve that high end look, but did you know we can get those same applications online for free–legally too! You can be doing the same things someone with Adobe Photoshop can do with a similar program known as GIMP. Check out these other open source software. It’ll save you a ton of money.
So what is open source? It’s a new trend in technology where developers promote free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details.
For instance, like I mentioned earlier, Adobe Photoshop is a professional product while GIMP, is an open source product that has similar qualities but can be legally downloaded for free here.
Here’s a small list of programs to download for free and try out:
- Drupal / Drupal Gardens – Create a Website
- Audacity – Music Manipulation
- Processing – Art Creation through Software Language
- VLC – Video playing service
- Synfig Studio – 2D animation
- PosteRazor – Rasterbate Posters
Interested? Looking for more? SourceForge has a large database where you can “find, create, and publish open source software for free!”
If you’ve got some to recommend leave a comment, I’m always looking for a new application to test out!