The gimp is a very powerful piece of FREE graphic design software. It is useful for image editing and creation. It has a variety of features like support for multiple layers, filters and multitude of drawing and rendering tools.
It can read and save images in many different formats including gif and jpg. It rivals very expensive commercial products like photoshop.
Available For : Unix, Windows and Mac
Free Clipart Library – Open Clipart Library
A Public Doman library of Vector Graphics.
This is the perfect companion to InkScape.
3D Modelling Software – Blender
Blender, the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback (see the features and screenshots). Available for Windows, Linux, Irix, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD or Mac OS X under the GNU Public License.
It is hard to believe that software like this exists FOR FREE!
Check it out ASAP
Vector Drawing Tool – Ink Scape
Ink Scape is an excellent quality vector drawing tool FREE TO DOWNLOAD!
“Inkscape is an open source drawing tool with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw that uses the W3C standard scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Some supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition, Inkscape supports Creative Commons meta-data, node-editing, layers, complex path operations, text-on-path, and SVG XML editing. It also imports several formats like EPS, Postscript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.”
Google Picasa is a beautiful easy to use image management and editing system.
Free Internet Tools
FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface”. FileZilla is as good or better than any of the top FTP programs on the market, and it is FREE!
This product is a direct compeditor (and is just as good as) commercial products like cute FTP.
AVG Anti Virus Free addition is the perfect anti-virus solution for home users.
Because it is free, and it is an excellent piece of software!
Google Chrome is the ultimate web browser.
Extremely fast, stable and easy to use.
Get it here Google Chrome
Office Application – OpenOffice.org
“OpenOffice.org the product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office.”
This FREE product is a direct compeditor to Microsoft Office.