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crime wrote

Totally. There are some great FOSS alternatives for Linux distros.

For publishing, I've used Scribus in the past, but I'm not super familiar with it.

For photo work, I use GIMP for image manipulation and Darktable for color work. I've also used RawTherapee for color correction, but I'm not as familar with it, and I like it less as a result. Each of those programs are pretty powerful, and I've never encountered a need that they couldn't meet except for lacking support for some file types.

For video work, Kdenlive is a great nonlinear editor, very similar and comparably powerful to Premier and Final Cut Pro. DaVinci is another super powerful free editor and color grading tool for video with Linux support.

Idk about vector graphics programs.


nulloperation wrote

It's cool that Kdenlive can do proxy editing allowing for high-quality edit on less powerful hardware, but I've found Openshot easier to use and better for casual video editing. DaVinci is proprietary / non-free but costs nothing, right?

Scribus and Inkscape are somewhat similar, except that Inkscape documents can only contain one page, and Scribus is more oriented towards printing. I think it makes sense to compare them to InDesign and Illustrator respectively. In my experience, Scribus is perfectly smooth even when working on documents with 100s of hi-res images, in contrast to LibreOffice Draw.


crime wrote

I haven't come across openshot before. I'll check it out. Thanks!

Yeah, shouldn't have included DaVinci under the FOSS umbrella. It is free to download/use, but I don't think it's open source. I think I saw somewhere that they make their money selling editing equipment and training programs.


black_fox wrote

Inkscape, GIMP/Glimpse. not sure about InDesign alternatives though


AntiProDenialist wrote

These are not that easy to learn, but consider supplementing your workflow with ffmpeg (video, images, audio), ImageMagick (images only), and shell scripting. They are very versatile and are often used to automate part of a workflow.