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Old 09-22-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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Graphic Design Software for Linux


Which software do i have available for Graphic Design using linux?
I have a small Graphic design company and i want to change from Windows+ Adobe Pagemaker + Adobe Photoshop to the same type of tools under Linux.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 04:48 PM   #2
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Try Gimp for Photoshop.
 
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Try Gimp for Photoshop.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 05:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for your answer.
any software you know to replace Adobe Pagemaker?
 
Old 09-22-2003, 06:23 PM   #5
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monresa, welcome to linuxquestions.org

the gimp is wonderful and FREE, but it's not quite as polished as Photoshop. i run codeweavers' CrossOver Office application in linux. this app is a kind of windows emulator. anyway, i run photoshop 7 and imageready within it to prevent constant reboots (i have a dual boot winxp RH9 system). i have to say that sometimes it seems like photoshop runs faster in linux under emulation than it does in windows natively. i'm not sure how well pagemaker runs under crossover office though. also, crossover office is unfortunately not freeware. you can get it at www.codeweavers.com for $55. you can also download a fully functional demo that runs for 14 days. oh, and you can run MS Office 2000 perfectly under crossover office, which does help out sometimes. but, openoffice works well for me.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 06:43 PM   #6
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Originally posted by monresa
Thanks for your answer.
any software you know to replace Adobe Pagemaker?
It depends on what you use PM for. TeX and its family (LaTeX, ConTeXt, etc.) does a great job, and in many cases produces superior output. See the TeX User Group page for more info.

For heavily graphic design, since as magazine layouts, TeX is less-well suited, although with enough hacking and patience, it can be done.

Steve
 
  


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