Feel free to list Open Source (Free) softwares which are available out there and can be used as an alternative to expensive softwares produced by different companies.
We should try our best not to use pirated, illegal or non-licensed softwares, if someone can buy those softwares they should for others who can't, the following list is for you, please do consider it before going for non-licensed software . You can also post a software for which you need an open source/free alternative, I or someone else will post an open source/free ware alternative for it if available.
Those who post Open Source alternative, the software and link to it will be listed in this first post along with their name.
- Commercial Softwares
- Open Source Alternatives
- Adobe Photoshop
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.
A GIMP hack which renames and reorganizes GIMPâ€™s tools, options, windows, and menus to closely resemble Adobe Photoshopâ€™s menu structure and naming conventions.
- Paint .NET
- Adobe Illustrator
- PDF Maker
- Microsoft Office
- Norton Ghost
- Nero Buring ROM
- Conversion Softwares
SUPER Â© is a FREE Multimedia software to download and use. It plays & converts very fast full length movies to any other format without any time or function limitation. SUPER Â© does NOT require any additional external codec to be installed, absolutely nothing. Necessary codecs are built in! SUPER Â© can also play and save Internet Media Streams with different protocols ( mms:// rtsp:// http://) SUPER Â© does for FREE what other encoders CAN'T do for money.
- CuteFTP Pro - FTP clients
- Operating Systems - Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X
- Web development softwares - Dream weaver, Microsoft Frontpage
- Flash development softwares
- Audio Editing Softwares, Adobe Audio booth
- Adobe InDesign - Publishing Softwares
- Adobe After Effects - Video Editing Softwares
With thanks to...
Paint .NET, Inkscape, PrimoPDF, KompoZer, Synfig, Audacity, Scribus, Jahshaka, Ubuntu, Fedora Core, Suse Linux, Mandriva Linux