Resources for graphic design tools

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Whether you are an professional, amateur, or just interested, here are some great resources for graphic design tools. 

 

Darktable

Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual light-table and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable light-table and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them. The internal architecture of darktable allows users to easily add modules for all sorts of image processing, from the very simple (crop, exposure, spot removal) to the most advanced (simulation of human night vision).

 

Phatch

Phatch is an user friendly, cross-platform Photo Batch Processor and Exif Renamer with a nice graphical user interface. Phatch handles all popular image formats and can duplicate (sub)folder hierarchies. Phatch can batch resize, rotate, apply shadows, perspective, rounded corners, and do much more actions in minutes instead of hours or days if you do it manually.

 

Font Forge

Font Forge is an outline font editor that lets you create your own postscript, truetype, opentype, cid-keyed, multi-master, cff, svg and bitmap (bdf, FON, NFNT) fonts, or edit existing ones. Also lets you convert one format to another. FontForge has support for many macintosh font formats. Although keep in mind FontForge is by no means perfect. And probably has some bugs. Be prepared to save frequently and consider working on a copy of the original.

 

Color Scheme Generator

Color Scheme Generator is a HTML and RGB color code generator that will show you how to match your web site colors and will save you time when choosing a web site color scheme or color code. Easily find out what color matches,  specify the main color by entering red green and blue values between 0 and 255 or by entering a hex color code. The mechanism of action of the Color Scheme Generator is very simple and straightforward, as this tool is designed to scan an image and then to deliver a complete color scheme based on the characteristics of that particular image.

 

Gpick

This is a very user-oriented and easy to use application that creates a complete palette of colors from images. You can easily import and export colors with several clicks of the mouse. You can mix colors and oversample them and so on. If you are talented and you have an eye for colors, then Gpick should be a piece of cake for you.

 

 

 

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