Photos and Graphics
Manage and edit your photos, create stunning 3D drawings and graphics, or convert between formats.
GIMP (Image Manipulator)
Gimp is a powerful, full-featured, free open-source graphics and image editor, similar to Adobe Photoshop.
sudo apt-get install gimp
- There is an extra set of brushes, palettes, and gradients for The GIMP.
sudo apt-get install gimp-data-extras
- See these instructions to create an alpha transparency layer (transparent background) for any image using Gimp.
Dia (Diagram editor)
Dia is a free open source GTK-based diagram creation program for Gnome. It is similar to Visio.
sudo apt-get install dia
Kivio (Diagram editor)
Kivio is an open source flow-chart and diagram creation program that is part of the KOffice Suite for KDE. It supports Dia stencils.
sudo apt-get install kivio
Inkscape Vector Illustrator
Inkscape Vector Illustrator is an open source drawing program similar to Illustrator and CorelDraw.
sudo apt-get install inkscape
Digikam (Photo Organiser)
Digikam is a comprehensive open source digital photo organiser and editor. Install it:
sudo apt-get install digikam kipi-plugins digikam-doc
F-spot (Photo Organiser)
F-spot is a comprehensive open source digital photo organiser and editor for the Gnome desktop. Install it:
sudo apt-get install f-spot
Google Picasa (Photo Organiser)
Google Picasa is a photo editor and organiser similar to Digikam. It allows uploads to a Google web server for online exchange. For more info, see the Picasa for Linux FAQ. A self-installing .deb file is available at Picasa 2.7 downloads.
Shotwell (Photo Organiser)
Tesseract (Optical Character Reader)
Tesseract is a command-line optical character reader. Install:
sudo apt-get install tesseract-ocr
Ocropus is a document-analysis engine that uses Tesseract. Install:
sudo apt-get install ocropus
Cuneiform (Optical Character Reader)
sudo apt-get install cuneiform
- Pdfocr is a tool to use Cuneiform for OCR and then to add the resulting text file layer back to the PDF file to make it searchable.
Xsane (Scanning utility)
Xsane is a full-featured scanning utility. Install:
sudo apt-get install xsane
Gnome-Scan (Scanning Utility)
Gnome-Scan is a simple utility for scanning (still in alpha stage). Install:
sudo apt-get install gnomescan
Gwenview (Image Manipulator)
Gwenview is the quick image manipulator installed by default in Kubuntu (K menu -> Graphics -> Gwenview Image Viewer). Simple cut-and-paste, resizing, and format conversion are some of the graphics files manipulations that can be accomplished. Install:
sudo apt-get install gwenview
OpenClipart (ClipArt Library)
OpenClipart is a utility to provide access to a large library of free PNG, SVG, and OpenOffice clipart. It includes a utility for OpenOffice Gallery. Files are installed to /usr/share/clipart. Install:
sudo apt-get install openclipart
It is also possible to only install a single collection (openclipart-png, openclipart-svg, or openclipart-openoffice.org) in case you don't want the entire collection (or the utilities). For example:
sudo apt-get install openclipart-png