Reviews

Optimize PNG and JPEG images on Linux with Curtail
by Alexandre Prokoudine

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
by Alexandre Prokoudine

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.

GIMP 2.99.2 vs 2.10.x: which one do you pick?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Now that the GIMP team is back to releasing both stable and unstable updates, here is the question that a lot of people will be asking. Should they go for 2.99.2? Or should they stick to the stable 2.10 series?

GIMP 2.10.18 full review
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The new version of GIMP is full of usability fixes, new features, overall improvements, and bug fixes.

Introducing OpenCue, an open source render manager
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Google Cloud and Sony Pictures Imageworks team up on something new

Introducing Olive, new non-linear video editor
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Why this new free/libre video editor is a big deal

The quest for sustainable free/libre non-linear video editors
by Alexandre Prokoudine

How can we actually support free/libre projects for filmmakers?

GIMP 2.9.2 released, how about features trivia?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The GIMP team made the first public release in the 2.9.x series. It's completely GEGL-based, has 16/32-bit per channel editing and new tools.

Book Review: Digital Painting with Krita 2.9
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Newly published book by Scott Petrovic will get you started with the free/libre painting program in no time

Ardour 4 released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New version of the free/libre DAW brings sleeker UI, new editing tools, native CoreAudio/ASIO support

Krita 2.6 released, what's coming in the next version?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The KDE project announced release of Calligra Suite 2.6, a set of free office, graphics and productivity applications. The crown jewel of the release is Krita, an image editor with advanced painting features.

Quick look at Pinta 1.4, simple free image editor
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Pinta image editor was updated last week to bring several major changes and various small improvements to its users

Introducing Knotter, free celtic knots design app
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Free tools for vinyl cutting on Linux
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Ever wondered if you could get one of those fancy vinyl cutters and not abandon Linux?

UniConvertor 1.1.5 review
by Alexandre Prokoudine

sK1 team released a new version of UniConvertor, a free vector graphics converter. Here comes the review.

Creating harmonic color schemes with Gpick
by Alexandre Prokoudine

This is an introduction to creating harmonic color schemes with Gpick, an advanced free color picker

What's new in GIMP 2.7.0 development release
by Alexandre Prokoudine

GIMP team has just released the first unstable version in this development cycle with lots of exciting new features. Learn more about it.

What's new in Scribus 1.3.5
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Scribus team has just released a long anticipated yet unstable 1.3.5 version of this free desktop publishing application. Let's take a closer look at the result of two years of hard work.

Fontmatrix 0.6.0 review
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Pierre Marchand has just released a new version of Fontmatrix. There's a whole bunch of new features and improvements that definitely deserve a review.