Open Source Graphics Software

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    Anyone know of any great open source/free graphics software to try out on my laptop?



    Thanx in advance.
     
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    What sort of graphics software are you after - something for editing photos or doing vector editing etc...?

    Two of the biggest open source (I think!) apps that spring to mind are:

    http://www.gimp.org/
    http://www.getpaint.net/
     
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    Thanx Ian,

    My niece had some ndvia software that she never used. It won't install on my machine. The software came with her HP win7 32bit laptop and its about 3 years old.
     
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    You can try GIMP, it's similar to Photoshop and slightly easier to use. You can also try a software known as ''Blender'', this one is for really experienced users that are into video game design and creation of very realistic 3D models. Paint.NET is also a good pick, so is Krita.

    You can also download the Photoshop CS2 for free from here:
    http://gizmodo.com/5973730/grab-photoshop-and-cs2-for-absolutely-free-right-here This is completely legal, since adobe decided to make it free because that version is very old. I guess they also felt super generous, hehe!
     
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    I concur with gimp, it has huge community support so you'll usually be able to find what you're after. I've been using it for years and have never had a problem with it, or found something that can't be done with it.
    Give it a try, since its free!
     
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