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    Lightbulb We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    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.

    I've got a rough list of products we need to rival and what we have currently.

    GIMP (CMYK from Juan Carlo) - Photoshop
    Inkscape - Illustrator
    Scribus - Indesign
    ??? (Spin on Blender?) - After Effects
    Evince (needs some annotating and creation code) - Acrobat Reader
    BlueGriffon - Dreamweaver
    Synfig - Flash
    ??? (Improve and make openshot more advanced?) - Premier
    Ardour - Audition
    Darktable - Lightroom

    We need some new names and other things. Please leave suggestions below and try and spread word we need a project like this.
    Name suggestions:
    - Libre Graphics Suite (credit to ssam)

    I bid you a good day
    Last edited by TheAlliedFleet; November 19th, 2012 at 12:39 AM.

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Sir, i've done an utility to get CORRECT CMYK support on the Gimp, and its Libre

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/juancarlospaco/skunkworks

    Its not perfect, but its what i can do with zero money and 72Hs of my spare time.
    Last edited by juancarlospaco; November 17th, 2012 at 08:29 PM.

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Haven't used this other software so I can't comment, but I would argue that gimp is pretty close to professional standards, for some functions it lacks the sophistication of PS, for example the liquify distortions. It's pretty close, though.

    Honestly, Gimp is pretty top notch, in my opinion.

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Just to add to the list:

    darktable - Lightroom
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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    there is collaboration between the various projects.
    http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2012/

    maybe you could brand the whole collection as the libre graphics suite. (you wont have much luck getting the existing projects to change there names, but you could easily package them up as libre graphics photo, libre graphics painter etc)

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    It would be called "Adobe creative suite for Linux". Adobe make amazing products, open source fuzziness aside, it would take YEARS of coding and legal wrangles to get anywhere near a product such as their suite, which could get anywhere close to the quality and simplicity to which people have grown accustomed.

    I admire and respect open source and free software, but professionals just want to get on with their job, make money and feed their children. I do use Gimp as much as possible, but when it comes to the crux of it, Adobe rules supreme. I couldn't care a hoot which platform I'm on - most of the time I have to look at my toolbar to remind me, as I'm focused on the work not the tools - they should be *transparent*.

    I'll let the good GNU and FOSS people in-fight and fuss - I'll just get on with my work quietly and calmly thanks

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlliedFleet View Post
    ??? (Improve and make openshot more advanced?) - Premier
    Isn't Lightworks being ported to the Linux platform?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlliedFleet View Post
    ??? - Audition
    Audacity, Rosegarden, Ardour
    Last edited by Pinoy Tux; November 18th, 2012 at 02:14 AM.
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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Kompozer is no longer available in the Software Center.

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Kompozer is abandoned. There's BlueGriffon which is similar to Kompozer, and it's maintained.
    Last edited by zombifier25; November 18th, 2012 at 05:52 AM.

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    Re: We need a Project to rival Creative Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinoy Tux View Post
    Isn't Lightworks being ported to the Linux platform?
    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/

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