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Image Editors and Organisers
GIMP (Date Added: May 2006)

"GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages".

Platform: Windows 98/ME/NT4/2000/XP, Mac OSX and Unix
GIMPShop dot Net

GIMPShop dot Net (Date Added: Dec. 2006)

"GIMPShop is a free graphics editor for Mac, Linux, and Windows. It's easy to pick up and learn, especially if you already know Photoshop".

Platform: Windows, Mac OSX, Unix and Solaris

PaintNet (Date Added: Dec. 2006)

" Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.".

Platform: Windows

Picasa (Date Added: May 2006)

"Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC."

Platform: Windows 2000/XP
+ Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0+
Preclick Gold Photo Organizer
Preclick Gold Photo Organizer (Date Added: May 2006)

Preclick Photo Organizer "enables users to organize, preserve, print and share their photo collections. Preclick Gold, which is now offered free of charge, contains premium features such as cd burning, photo acquisition, home printing and more".

Platform: Windows  
Audio Editors
Audacity (Date Added: May 2006)

"Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems."

Platform: Windows , Mac OSX and Unix
WavePad (Date Added: May 2006)

"WavePad audio editing software is a sound editor program for Windows. This audio editing software lets you make and edit voice and other audio recordings. When editing audio you can cut, copy and paste parts of recordings and, if required, add effects like echo, amplification and noise reduction. WavePad is a wav editor and MP3 editor, and supports a number of other file formats including vox, gsm, Real Audio, au, aif, flac, ogg and more."

Platform: Windows
Drawing & 3D
DrawPlus (Date Added: May 2006)

Free Graphic Design and Vector Drawing Software

Platform: Windows
InkScape (Date Added: Dec. 2006)

"Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats."

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X
Google SketchUp
Google SketchUp (Date Added: May 2006)
Google SketchUp "is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program whose few simple tools enable you to create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects"

Platform: Windows
Web Authoring & Education
Platform: Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
KompoZer (Date Added: Feb. 2008 )

"KompoZer is not a cure-all for all the bugs in NVU 1.0, but it does fix some of the major annoyances. If you use NVU 1.0 and it works for you, stick with it. But if you run into problems, give KompoZer a try and see if it helps.".

Platform: Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
CoffeeCup - Web Design Software (Date Added: Dec. 2006)

A set of free multimedia and web design software - HTMLeditor, FTP, DHTML Menu builder, etc. - from CoffeeCup.

Platform: Windows
Video Editors/Players
Jahshaka - Video Editing Software (Date Added: Feb. 2007)
This open source video editor allows to "edit with flexibility and speed, create efffects in real time, animate with unlimited features, paint and design on moving video.

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player (Date Added: Dec. 2006)

" VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols."

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

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