Free programs for designer

3D graphics programs

Blender

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...

SketchUp

Freeware SketchUp

SketchUp is a very simple 3D modelling computer program that is suitable for the creation of buildings and other simple objects. The application supports texture mapping, materials, as well as the integration of models in Google Earth. SketchUp is a good free analogue to 3ds Max, if you need to create simple objects. read more...

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Raster graphics editor

Picasa

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...

Gimp

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...

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Image Viewers

XnView

Freeware XnView

XnView is a pretty good free program for viewing images. It supports 400 image formats, including animated. The application includes basic editing functions such as rotation, size reduction, as well as various filters. The whole process can be run in an automated mode. read more...

Picasa

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

Inkscape

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...

OpenOffice.org Draw

Freeware OpenOffice.org Draw

OpenOffice.org Draw is free vector graphics package, which is the part of free office suite OpenOffice.org. 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

Scribus

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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