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Conversation with PhotoFlare developer Dylan Coakley

Conversation with PhotoFlare developer Dylan Coakley

There are many reasons one could wish for a simple general image editor on Linux. Maybe you just want to crop a photo, and GIMP is a bit too much. Or you want to scribble over an image, and Krita is an overkill. Whatever your reason is, with Pinta gone (or dormant) there haven't been too many options left around. PhotoFlare is one of them.

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Introducing Olive, new non-linear video editor

Introducing Olive, new non-linear video editor

Just a day or two after posting the story on the sustainability of free/libre non-linear video editors, I ran into a new project called Olive (Windows, macOS, Linux), by MattKC. It's not like we didn't already have enough NLEs to choose from. But here is why I think it's worth looking at.

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2018 in perspective

2018 in perspective

It's arguable, but by now, it's pretty safe to say that the proverbial year of Linux on the desktop is never happening. But... do we really need it so much? Especially if there an impressive lineup of upcoming libre software releases set for 2018? Let's see what this year is bringing us.

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Book Review: Digital Painting with Krita 2.9

Book Review: Digital Painting with Krita 2.9

If you are new to digital painting, installing and using Krita is free forever, and the newly published book by Scott Petrovic will get you started in no time.

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The future of Audacity, interview with the team

The future of Audacity, interview with the team

It seems, these days every other major free/libre media production tool is undergoing dramatic changes that promise richer feature set, better usability, and, generally, more power to users. Audacity is one of them.

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MOD Duo, Linux-based multieffect pedal, gets crowdfunded

MOD Duo, Linux-based multieffect pedal, gets crowdfunded

The MOD team has raised $82,781 instead of the requested $65,000 at Kickstarter and is planning to deliver their new Linux-based multieffect pedal to musicians around June 2015.

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Pitivi’s fundraiser: out of the NLE hell on Linux?

Pitivi’s fundraiser: out of the NLE hell on Linux?

Developers of Pitivi are trying to raise 35,000 euro to complete the stable release of this non-linear video editor. What are the benefits of supporting them?

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Crowdfunding for sustainability: how Synfig project did it in 2013

Crowdfunding for sustainability: how Synfig project did it in 2013

Synfig team started working for community’s money this year. But is the community actually ready to sponsor development of a free 2D vector animation tool on a regular basis?

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10 best commercials made with Blender in 2013

10 best commercials made with Blender in 2013

Interested to see how Blender is used commercially to produce ads? Here are 10 best commercials created with Blender this year.

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Open Shading Language for Blender. A practical primer

Open Shading Language for Blender. A practical primer

Michel Anders released a self-published book on creating custom shaders for Blender in Open Shading Language. We reviewed it and found it well worth its price. Here is why.

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