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SANE update brings support for over 300 scanners and MFUs on Linux

SANE update brings support for over 300 scanners and MFUs on Linux

SANE is not the most often updated pack of drivers and associated software around, but when they release, they do deliver.

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3D printing support in CUPS demystified

3D printing support in CUPS demystified

Last week Apple released a new version of CUPS, the default printing system on UNIX and Linux, with what was called “basic support for 3D printers” by pretty much all media, with no details whatsoever. This has already caused some confusion, so we spoke to Michael Sweet and a few other stakeholders about CUPS, the IEEE-PSTO Printer Working Group, and the 3D initiative.

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Red Hat releases free/libre Overpass font family

Red Hat releases free/libre Overpass font family

Red Hat announced the release of Overpass, their own highway gothic font family designed by Delve Fonts. Overpass is available under terms of SIL Open Font License.

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ArgyllCMS 1.8.0 released with support for SwatchMate Cube colorimeter

ArgyllCMS 1.8.0 released with support for SwatchMate Cube colorimeter

Graeme Gill released a major update of ArgyllCMS with newly added support for two color measurement devices from opposite ends of price and quality spectrum.

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GEGL gets mipmaps, 71 new image processing operations

GEGL gets mipmaps, 71 new image processing operations

GIMP's new image processing engine got its first update in three years, and it's so full of awesome you'd cry and demand GIMP 2.10 released right next to it.

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Krita raises over €33,000 at Kickstarter

Krita raises over €33,000 at Kickstarter

Earlier this week, Krita Foundation successfully raised the money to fund 6 months of work on the increasingly popular free digital painting application for Linux and Windows.

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Anatomy of SourceForge/GIMP controversy

Anatomy of SourceForge/GIMP controversy

SourceForge, once the most popular and respected hosting for free/libre projects, is taking another self-inflicted reputation hit. The recent controversy involving GIMP is all about ethics, while on the SourceForge's side it appears to be about money.

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ZeMarmot, open animated movie to be made with GIMP, Blender, Ardour

ZeMarmot, open animated movie to be made with GIMP, Blender, Ardour

Jehan Pagès, Aryeom Han et al. launched a campaign to crowdfund an animated road movie made entirely with free software.

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Krita launches second Kickstarter campaign to fund development

Krita launches second Kickstarter campaign to fund development

Creating a state-of-the-art digital painting application is neither easy nor cheap. After last year's success, Krita is launching their second Kickstarter campaign, this time — to fund painting performance improvements and complete the work on animation support.

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Synfig Studio 1.0 released

Synfig Studio 1.0 released

Patience is one tough lady: after 13 years in development, free 2D vector-based animation application Synfig Studio finally gets the golden badge of v1.0, delivering a sleigh of improvements and new features.

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