11 open source alternative application for Commercial Graphic Applications

Commercial Graphic Applications are Great But, nobody prefer to go with expensive Commercial Graphic Applications.

But Now there is so many open source alternative application are available on web for Commercial Graphic Applications. Some applications are really handy and offer some great features as compared to Commercial Graphic Applications .

open source alternative application for Commercial Graphic Applications

  1. Archimedes

    Archimedes is a perfect open source alternative for Autodesk AutoCAD 2009. It's an Computer aided design (CAD) software mainly focusing on architectural design. The Application is very promising, it offer all major advance drawing features you will find in a commercial CAD software. You can easily Integrate Archimedes with other CAD Systems.


    1. Basic drawing tools like; Lines, Polylines, Arcs,Circles,Editable Text,Explode and Offset.
    2. Advanced CAD functions like; Trimming, Filleting and Area measurement.
    3. Hand drawing easily exported in scalable vector graphics (SVG) format
    4. Auto save functionality
    5. English, Portuguese, and Italian language support
  2. Avidemux

    Avidemux is a free open source alternative software for DVD/DivX converting and video editing specially designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license. Avidemux is a open source alternative software for well-known commercial software like; Microsoft Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Final Cut Pro 5 and Apple iMovie .

  3. Blende

    Blender is a Free open source, cross platform 3D animation and modeling suite released under the GNU General Public License. you can use blender for creating interactive 3D applications or producing computer-generated images and movies like; modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle, and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing. Blender is an perfect open source alternative to Autodesk 3ds Max 9, Autodesk Maya 8 and Pixar RenderMan.

  4. BRL-CAD

    BRL-CAD is a powerful cross-platform open source solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, network-distributed frame buffer support, image and signal-processing tools, path-tracing and photon mapping support for realistic image synthesis, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, an embedded scripting interface, and libraries for robust high-performance geometric representation and analysis. It also perfect open source alternative for Autodesk AutoCAD 2009.

  5. CinePaint

    CinePaint is a Free open source painting and image retouching program designed to work best with 35mm film and other high resolution high dynamic range images. it work with all high fidelity image file formats such as DPX, 16-bit TIFF, and OpenEXR, and conventional formats like JPEG and PNG. It has a flipbook for movie playback of image sequences in RAM. It supports 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit color channels, HDR and CMS. you can use CinePaint for motion picture frame-by-frame retouching, dirt removal, wire rig removal, render repair, background plates, and painting 3D model textures. CinePaint is a open source alternative software for well-known commercial software like; Paint.NET, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop Elements etc...

  6. Cornice

    Cornice is a cross-platform image viewer written in Python + wxPython + PIL. it provide all feature which ACDSee give you.

    Main Features :

    1. Fully cross-platform: it should run wherever wxPython does
    2. Detail and thumbnail view for images
    3. Image preview
    4. Automatic recognition of images, with a variety of formats supported
    6. Full-screen view
    7. Zooming and rotation
    8. keyboard navigation
    9. Image loading from zip archives
    10. i18n, EXIF data support
  7. Dia

    Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation tool which allow you to draw many different kinds of diagrams like; entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flow charts, network diagrams, and simple circuits. you can load and save diagrams to a custom XML format (gzipped by default, to save space), can export diagrams to a number of formats, including EPS, SVG, XFIG, WMF and PNG, and can print diagrams (including ones that span multiple pages). Dia is a free open source alternative for well-known commercial software like; Microsoft Visio 2007.

  8. Greenshot

    Greenshot is Free open source screenshot tool specially optimized for productivity. you can save a screenshot or a part of the screen to a file within a second and also supports several image formats.You can easily apply text and shapes such as boxes, arrows and others to you screenshot. Greenshot is a free open source alternative tool for well-known commercial screenshot tool like;TechSmith Snagit.

  9. Imgv

    Imgv is a unique and feature rich Image Viewer which support almost every type of image formats. Imgv is portable application and can run on Windows, Linux, BSD, OSX, and other operating systems. It include a file browser, slideshows, zooming, rotating, on-the-fly Exif viewing, histograms, fullscreen support, wallpaper setting, the ability to view 4 images on the screen at once, adjustable thumbnail sizes, playlists, view and download images from Web sites, movie playing, file searching/filtering, multiple directory loading, transitional effects, image hiding and more.Imgv is an open source alternative to ACDSee.

  10. Inkscape

    Inkscape is a Open Source vector graphics editor similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X and using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Its main aim to become a powerful graphic tool while being fully compliant with the XML, SVG and CSS standards. it specially designed for Linux but now it also compatible with Mac OSX, and Microsoft Windows.

  11. Skencil

    Skencil is an open source interactive vector drawing application. it's an flexible and powerful tool for illustrations, diagrams and other purposes. Skencil is supported to almost every file format, so you can easily export and import Adobe Illustrator, PDF and SVG files on your Skencil. A somewhat unique (for a drawing program) feature of Skencil is that it is implemented almost completely in a very high-level, interpreted language, Python. Python is powerful, object-oriented and yet easy to use. Skencil is an open source alternative to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw X3, Macromedia Freehand MX.