Graphic Design

Free Graphic Design Programs

Gimp – Bitmap image editor similar to Adobe Photoshop.
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Inkscape – Vector image editor/creator similar to Adobe Illustrator
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Scribus – Desktop publisher similar to Adobe InDesign or QuarkxPress
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

FontForge – Font creator/editor and can change font formats
(Open-Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Dia – Diagram creation tool. Flow charts, circuit diagrams, etc…
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

gPick – Color scheme generator and palette editor
(Open Source, Win / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

 

Free Photo and Image Programs

digiKam – Manage and edit digital photos similar to Adobe Lightroom
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

ufRaw – Raw image reader/editor, that can integrate with GIMP
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

PhotoRec – Recover deleted files from memory cards or hard drives
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials) *No GUI

GreenShot – Screen capture tool with custom options
(Open Source, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

IrfanView – Batch image re-size, rename, re-format, crop, etc…
(Free for Personal Use, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

PixResizer – Easy to use batch image re-sizer, rename, re-format tool
(Free for Personal Use, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

ImageMagicK – Batch image re-size, rename, re-format, crop, etc…
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials) *No GUI

…for photo editing, see also GIMP, under Graphic Design Software…