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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Personally, I'd like to see Corel port some of their products over to Linux. They do offer AfterShot Pro, though that's just a slightly modified Bibble.

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    I think Gimp is closer to photoshop than Calc is to Excel.
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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by ssam View Post
    so they say. whether it will actually be an opensource project anytime soon is an open question.
    http://jeff.ecchi.ca/blog/2012/11/10...o-open-source/
    That's why I said port, which doesn't necessarily make it open source.
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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinoy Tux View Post
    That's why I said port, which doesn't necessarily make it open source.
    The whole point of this is so it can be open source. A libre graphics collection: unifying the tools

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    Kompozer is abandoned. There's BlueGriffon which is similar to Kompozer, and it's maintained.
    Last time I checked, BlueGriffon wasn't in the Software Center either.

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    I'm not a CS user, but it seems to me this is a rather arbitrary and disparate collection of tools, and I'm hard pressed to think of many job descriptions that would require more than 2 or 3 of these. Someone with heavy CS experience can correct me if I'm wrong, but to me it just looks like Adobe's way of bundling all their flagship products under one SKU.

    What's the tangible advantage in creating a "suite" vs. just letting projects improve individually and letting users select "best of breed"?

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by lykwydchykyn View Post
    What's the tangible advantage in creating a "suite" vs. just letting projects improve individually and letting users select "best of breed"?
    With commercial products the biggest motivation is for the publisher, able to get a few hundred extra bucks by selling the whole collection to someone who probably only needs two or maybe three of the packages, but can justify the suite thinking they may need the others some day.

    With OSS alternatives we have most of what we need now, with the exception of a WYSIWYG HTML editor, since AFAIK there is none in the Ubuntu Software Center for 12.10.

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlliedFleet View Post
    The whole point of this is so it can be open source. A libre graphics collection: unifying the tools
    Ah ok. So for video editing, Lightworks may be out of the question for now. So there's OpenShot, Kdenlive, Cinelerra, or even Blender.
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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    The advantage to a suite is in once you learn to use one, its easy to learn the others. Same style interface, goals, design, etc. Also they are well integrated. Suites definitely have an advantage over individual apps.

    At work, when I say we need a certain piece of software, the first question is, "Is there an office product for it?" and there often is. Visio, Project, Mappoint, etc. Integration is key for applications.

    I used outlook w/ business contact manager at work. It lets me create projects from templates and assign out work tasks and jobs to difference employees, set meetings, customizable fields, and integrates seamlessly with outlook. MS Project is way better, but contact manager is the free mini version.

    Without integration into outlook the program would be useless. There are much better programs out there, but the integration is so much more important than the features.
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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlliedFleet View Post
    I'm probably not the only one who has suggested this, but the open-source community really needs to start a project gathering all the creative tools together and improving them to professional standards. They need new names and stuff like CMYK support.
    Nobody is stopping you from starting the project. The code is at your disposal. Open source doesn't really conform to the producer/consumer mentality. It's put up or hack up in these parts.

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