Tag Archives: 2D

GIMP

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Raster-Based - GIMPVisit Site: GIMP

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source image editing software.

Description: GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Paint.NET

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Raster-Based - Paint.NETVisit Site: Paint.NET

Cost: Free

Comments: Free image editor.

Description: Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.

Wax

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Video Editing - WaxVisit Site: Wax

Cost: Free

Comments: Free video composition and special effects software.

Description: Wax can create 2D & 3D special effects and can work in two modes – as a standalone application which would appeal for home users/beginners, and as a “plug-in” to video editors/NLEs which would be more useful for professional editors.

DrawPlus

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Vector-Based - DrawPlusVisit Site: DrawPlus

Cost: Free (lite)

Comments: Free and premium versions available.

Description: Use simple Vector drawing tools to create a variety of custom lines, shapes and even technical drawings and artwork. Paint with a variety of realistic looking brushes and effects plus paint using your graphics tablet for truly realistic brush strokes.

CinePaint

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Raster-Based - CinePaintVisit Site: CinePaint

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source image editing software.

Description: CinePaint is a deep paint image retouching tool that supports higher color fidelity than ordinary painting tools. CinePaint opens high fidelity image file formats such as DPX, 16-bit TIFF, and OpenEXR, and conventional formats like JPEG and PNG.

Artweaver

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Raster-Based - ArtweaverVisit Site: Artweaver

Cost: Free (lite)

Comments: Free and premium versions available.

Description: Artweaver allows you with a large selection of brushes to paint creatively. You can create sketches from photographs and just experiment with color.

Pinta

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Rastor-Based - PintaVisit Site: Pinta

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source editing software.

Description: Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Gimpshop

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Rastor-Based - GimpshopVisit Site: Gimpshop

Cost: Free

Comments: Free photo editing software. Modified version of GIMP.

Description: Gimpshop is a FREE, downloadable photo and image editing software program built to rival Adobe Photoshop.

Xara Xtreme

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Vector-Based - Xara XtremeVisit Site: Xara Xtreme

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source software for Unix platforms.

Description: Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X.

Synfig Studio

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Vector-Based - Synfig StudioVisit Site: Synfig Studio

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source 2D animation software.

Description: Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X.

AutoQ3D Community

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3D - AutoQ3D CommunityVisit Site: AutoQ3D Community

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source software for 2D and 3D CAD.

Description: AutoQ3D Community is an application for 2D and 3D CAD. The source code of AutoQ3D Community is released under the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License.

KTooN

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Animation - KTooNVisit Site: KTooN

Cost: Free

Comments: Open source 2D animation software.

Description: KTooN is a design and authoring tool for 2D Animation inspired by animators for animators; a software application developed in C++ using the Qt library; a free software project under constant redesign and evolution, released under the GPL terms; a community of artists and developers around a software project; and a space for creation and publishing of free animated content.