View Full Version : My uncle - Ubuntu - Cards / Posters / Leaflets

February 25th, 2008, 08:20 PM

My uncle has recently brought a enw computer and it has Vista on it. Hes already told me that he wants to use Ubuntu, as he enjoyed using it on his old laptop.

He creates a lot of birthday cards, posters, banners etc for the local radio and what not, and uses clip arts for nice pictures.

I think he used to use Serif DTP.

Does anyone know of any good applications he can use to produce this kind of work, and possibly a collection of Clip art software?

Doing a quick search on google found http://www.openclipart.org/
are there any other collections or good programs to use?

Kind regards

February 25th, 2008, 08:31 PM
There is a package called openclipart-png (and openclipart-svg), which are in total ~180 MB clipart.


February 25th, 2008, 08:56 PM
The best DTP for ubuntu (and probably all linux distros) is scribus, not quite up to the ease of Serif Pageplus, I agree, but nevertheless, pretty good for a free piece of software. You could also try OOo if the requirements are not too complicated.

A quick search in our own repos comes up with 4 packages of clipart, a total of 194 MB of package. Start there.