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Weekly Recaps

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

Weekly-ish recap — 4 May 2022
Weekly-ish recap — 4 May 2022

Basic CMYK features are landing to GIMP, Kdenlive is getting 10-bit support

Weekly-ish recap — 28 February 2022
Weekly-ish recap — 28 February 2022

Inkscape team to hire project coordinator, FreeCAD 0.20 coming soon

Weekly-ish recap — 7 February 2022
Weekly-ish recap — 7 February 2022

Inkscape 1.2 goes alpha, Weston gets essential color management support

Podcast

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

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Previously...

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 Watchtower
Introducing Watchtower

Brand new web-based tool to visualize the status of film production

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.

Posts

Other posts about the Libre Arts community.

Streamlining Inkscape for the masses
by Alexandre Prokoudine

An interview with the Inkscape team on better development process and UX improvements

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