User:Subins2000/Open Source Design Tools

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Open Source Design Tools
There are a lot of open source design tools. Here are some of them that the community uses.



Inkscape

Inkscape 0.91 on Fedora 24

Inkscape is used for creating vector graphics. It is useful to create logos, illustrations and charts.

How to use

Download Inkscape from here


Scribus

Scribus 1.4.6 on Linux Mint 18

Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application. It is mostly used for layout and typesetting.

How to use

Downlod Scribus from here


draw.io

draw.io on Chromium 53

draw.io is a free online diagram editor. Note that it is **not open source**.

  • Available as a web app and supports all modern browsers
  • Create flowcharts, UML, entity relation, network diagrams, mockups and more
  • Supports Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive
How to use

Use draw.io by opening their website

You can find the user manual here


Krita

Krita 2.8 running on Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0

Krita is a raster graphics editor. It is a digital painting software.

See full list of features

How to use

Download from their official website

You can find the documentation here


GIMP

File:GIMP 2.9 Usage.png
GIMP 2.9.2 in single window mode on GNOME 3

GIMP is a raster graphics editor. It is used for image editing, drawing, resizing etc.

See full list of features

How to use

Download instructions can be found at their official website

You can find the documentation here


LibreOffice Draw

LibreOffice Draw window

LibreOffice Draw is a vector graphics editor and diagramming tool.

  • Available for FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, macOS and Windows
  • Manipulate pictures and images in many ways
  • Design powerful and intuitive flowcharts
  • Supports 3D objects

See full list of features

How to use

Download instructions can be found at their official website

You can find the documentation here


Pencil

Pencil window

Pencil is a GUI prototyping tool.

  • Available for GNU/Linux, macOS and Windows
  • Export to different output formats
  • Supports diagram drawing

See full list of features

How to use

Download instructions can be found at their official website

You can find the documentation here