Free programs for designer

3D graphics programs


Freeware Blender

It is one of the most powerful free 3D editors. The freeware is a good alternative to 3ds Max or Maya. Blender supports many formats, it can work with models created in commercial editors. The software has the following features as lighting, structuring, materials, animation, shaders, built-in Python, and morphing. Using Blender you can create a 3D scene as well as your own movie. read more...

Art of Illusion

Freeware Art of Illusion

Art of Illusion is free 3D modelling and rendering studio, which uses standard 3D object. The program could be regarded as alternative to Autodesk 3ds Max, Silo, Awakening, or 3D Model Maker. Many of features offered in the program may be found in commercial programs. Art of Illusion has built-in multi-layered texture editor and surface editor. The application is written on Java, so you need to install Java RE. read more...

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Raster graphics editor


Freeware Gimp

Gimp is a free raster graphics editor. It may be regarded as a great free alternative to commercial raster editors, such as Photoshop. The application has a wide range of functions, such as image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photomontages, converting between different image formats, etc. Moreover, the program has a variety of filters for image processing. read more...


Freeware Krita

Krita is a free raster editor, which is more suitable for painting than for editing. The program has a standard interface for applications of this type. The application has a large number of brushes and brush editor. There are different filters for postprocessing. Besides, Krita supports layers and different color schemes: RGBA, Gray, CMYKA, Law, YCbCr, and XYZ. read more...

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Image Viewers


Freeware Picasa

Picasa is a free program for image viewing and creating photo galleries, which may be an alternative to Photoshop. Software application supports creation of slideshows, photo editing. Users can upload their pictures in Picasa Web Albums (PWA), which is a photo-sharing application from Google. read more...

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Vector graphics editor


Freeware Inkscape

Inkscape is free vector graphics editor, its functionality is similar to Illustrator and CorelDraw, but it is free. The program supports a variety of standard components, such as selection, scale, fill, airbrush, a variety of standard shapes. The program supports SVG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and other common formats. read more... Draw

Freeware Draw Draw is free vector graphics package, which is the part of free office suite The program supports a variety of standard shapes. It works with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image format too. Freeware has a large number of standard images, icons, and logos. read more...

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Desktop Publishing


Freeware Scribus

Scribus is a free program for typesetting and layout of books, which can be used in publishing houses. The application’s functions are similar to such of professional systems: one can set colors including CMYK format; software supports most image formats (TIFF, JPEG, and Adobe Photoshop); as well as it supports vector formats, such fonts as TrueType, Type 1, and OpenType. The application has a standard interface. It is porewful free alternative to QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign. read more...

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