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Weekly Recaps

A mostly weekly look at what's new in the world of Libre Arts.

Weekly-ish recap — 30 November 2021
Weekly-ish recap — 30 November 2021

VCV Rack 2 modular synth is out after 2 years in passionate development

Weekly-ish recap — 31 October 2021
Weekly-ish recap — 31 October 2021

Apple joins Blender Dev Fund, Ardour gets clip launching as part of future live looping features

Weekly-ish recap — 6 October 2021
Weekly-ish recap — 6 October 2021

Synths, synths, synths! Oh, and a massive FrreeCAD news update for architects

Podcast

Conversations with developers and users of free software for creative professionals.

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Podcast ep. 002 - Paul Davis on the deep rewrite of Ardour

This is the first part of a long interview with Paul Davis, founder and lead developer of Ardour, free/libre digital audio workstation.


Podcast ep. 001 - Interview with Krita developers

Krita team on funding the development and bringing in new contributors


Tutorials

How to use free/libre software for good honest work

How to use math input in GIMP
How to use math input in GIMP

How to do simple calculations in the spinbox widgets where you input numeric values

Mastering Inkscape in 2018
Mastering Inkscape in 2018

What’s best among books, courses, and tutorials on the free/libre vector graphics editor

How to view reference images in GIMP
How to view reference images in GIMP

A fellow darktable contributor asked about the washed-out effect he discovered in one of my pictures. Here is how I do it.

Showcases

Great works of art made with free/libre software

Halloween art 2021
Halloween art 2021

Spooky and fun!

Revolutionizing garment-making in Italy with Valentina
Revolutionizing garment-making in Italy with Valentina

Here is a tailor shop in Sicily actively using Valentina for pattern design

The art of Evelyne Schulz
The art of Evelyne Schulz

Growing with Linux and GIMP to become a pro

Reviews

Hands-on reviews of free/libre software

Introducing BeeRef
Introducing BeeRef

All-new free/libre reference image viewer

Optimize PNG and JPEG images on Linux with Curtail
Optimize PNG and JPEG images on Linux with Curtail

If you don't particularly enjoy using a terminal program to run optipng et al., I'm happy to introduce you to this little gem.

Scribus 1.5.6 and beyond
Scribus 1.5.6 and beyond

New unstable version of Scribus is available with several interesting improvements such as PDF-based printing, PDF 1.6 compatibility with OpenType fonts embedding, and more changes.

Posts

Other posts about the Libre Arts community.

Going above and beyond with Inkscape 1.0
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interview with Inkscape developers

You'd have to be crazy to rewrite GIMP in anything — Interview with Ell
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interview with Ell, core team developer of GIMP

Introducing enve, free/libre 2D animation tool
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New 2D animation tool enve is shaping up nicely

The making of tubeAmp: don’t moan, write code
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interview with Oleg Kapitonov, developer of the free guitar amp simulator for Linux