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Best Free Photos & Graphics for Linux

Best Free CAD Program for Linux

Sweet Home 3DSweet Home 3D is sure to tickle every bone in your body. You can model your dream home, along with all of its cherished appointments, and then watch it come to life. You can start simple with just the bare walls or import an image of your intended floor plan to serve as a basis for the design-to-be.

The user interface is as intuitive as it gets; drag and drop furnishings from the built-in catalog onto your floor plan. Clear graphic handles then make it easy to edit the items. Once you've finished your home design and tweaked every niche and corner to your liking, the fun has only just begun. (Review)


BlenderBlender , a complete software package for 3D modeling, texturing, rendering, animation and physics. It has a complex but merciful user interface, and the entire repertoire of its capabilities are made available through a scripting language, so the creation of 3D games beckons.

The software can import from and export to more than 20 different file formats. There is a large and growing community of Blender users who've already contributed numerous add-on scripts that can make your going easier. If it can be imagined then it can be realized, with Blender freeware. (Review)


Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software for Linux

Luminance HDRLuminance HDR (previously known as Qtpfsgui) is an open source graphical user interface program and a high quality application to provide a workflow for high dynamic range imaging.

It has great tone-mapping and aligning facilities, allowing for 8, 16 and 32 bit channels and two means of manually manipulating the image.


Best Free Image Editor for Linux

Luminance HDRGIMP , currently the only freeware package I am aware of that can be called an advanced image editor.

If you are inexperienced at using image editing programs GIMP will likely be too overwhelming to start learning on as it has a steeper learning curve but it is feature rich. It has lots of advanced features and can do almost everything the Photoshop can do.

Its multi-windowed interface makes it a little unusual if you're used to a windows program. (Review)


Pinta , a simplified alternative to GIMP and modelled after the popular Windows program Paint.Net, Pinta is good for average users and includes most basic features including common drawing tools, resizing and cropping, adjustments and effects for tweaking images as well as supports for multiple layers.


Best Free Image Optimizer for Linux

Trimage makes your image files smaller and more suitable for use on websites, sharing on social media or sending by email. It supports PNG and JPG formats, shows compression levels and optimizes multiple images in one go, using optipng, advpng, pngcrush and jpegoptim.


Best Free Image Stitcher for Linux

Hugin , a GUI front-end of Panorama Tools allows you to stitch overlapping digital photos taken from the same location into a complete panorama, with advanced features and workflow options such as correction of exposure and white balance, generate HDR, supporting a full range of cameras and lenses, multiple rows of photos, cropping, masking, control points, optimizer and more.


Best Free Image Viewer for Linux

XnViewMP , a multi-platform and enhanced version of XnView, is a media or graphic browser and viewer available both in 32 and 64 bit versions, with speed-optimized loading, improved caching and multi-core processing. It also has a powerful batch image converter built-in.

Provided free for private and educational use, this app supports more than 500 formats in reading and export to about 70 different file formats.


Best Free Paint Program for Linux

MyPaintMyPaint , designed for pressure sensitive graphics tablets, MyPaint allows you to use a large collection of brushes including charcoal and ink to emulate real media, with color changers and opacity controls, unlimited canvas and basic layer support.

You can also download and import more brush packages for use with the application.


Krita , a user-friendly and feature-rich sketching and painting application for raster images, complete with real-world painting materials and workflows, multiple brush engines, blending and wrap-around modes, advanced selection and masking tools, symmetry tools, drawing aids, filters, effects, layer and color management.


Best Free Photo Organizer for Linux

digiKam , a digital photo management program designed to import, organize, enhance, search and export image files. With this you can add comments and tags to albums, view and edit items, create slideshows and calendars, and share your creations.


Phototonic , an image viewer and organizer to load thumbnails and browse images on a folder tree. Some key features include image navigation, file management, slideshow, transformation, adjustment, display image info and metadata, rotate images based on the Exif orientation tag, find and manage duplicate images, etc.

No executable package is readily available but general instructions to compile the program code and create the executable are given on the developer's homepage.


Best Free QR Code Generator and Decoder for Linux

QtQRQtQR , a graphical frond-end for python-qrtools allows you to easily create and decode QR codes, supporting URL and other data type, configurable pixel and margin sizes, error correction, and save QR Codes in png format.

You can also use it to decode a QR image from a file on your computer or captured on a Webcam. (Note: Install python-qrtools in your system before installing QtQR; both debian and rpm packages are available.)


Best Free Vector Graphics Editor for Linux

Inkscape , a top product enhanced by an excellent user interface and the impressive set of tutorials, helps wean the user away from the world of digital images to the nodes, lines, curves and shapes that form the basis of vector editing. (Review)


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Encryptr - a free, open source password manager and e-wallet:


Mr. Rescue is an arcade styled 2d action game centered around evacuating civilians from burning buildings:

Quill is a free, open siource WYSIWYG editor built for the modern web:


"... Kamailio is an Open Source SIP Server released under GPL, able to handle thousands of call setups per second. Kamailio can be used to build large platforms for VoIP and realtime communications – presence, WebRTC, Instant messaging and other applications ...":


"... Embedthis Pak is a package manager for application components. Pak makes it easy to retrieve, integrate and manage components for applications ...":


Nikola — static site generator:


"... Grav is a fast, simple, and flexible file-based web-platform ...":


Yawls (Yet Another Webcam Light Sensor) - adjust the brightness level of your display by using the internal/external webcam of your notebook as an ambient light sensor:


Seed7 - interpreter and compiler for the Seed7 programming language:


slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier:


RPGboss is a 2D role-playing game engine and application designer:


Raccoon - A Google Play desktop client:


MikroLock combines modern cryptography and ease of use:

"... Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones ...":


"... Scumblr is a web application that allows performing periodic searches and storing/taking actions on the identified results ...":


"... qfc is a shell auto-complete alternative which features real-time multi-directories matching: It provides results while you type against files in the current directory and its sub-directories ...":


doit is a task management and automation tool:


".. toplip is our command line, very strong encryption and decryption utility with optional plausible deniability, image embedding, and multiple/variable passphrase complexity ...":


"... Pentobi is a computer opponent for the board game Blokus ...":


mtCellEdit - a lightweight spreadsheet program:


"... Cyrus is a highly scalable enterprise mail system designed for use in enterprise environments of various sizes using standards based technologies ...":


nuBASIC is a programming language from the BASIC family:

"... Oh-My-Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your ZSH configuration ...":


"... Fifth is a Linux-exclusive browser that carries the best features from Opera, as well as a few unique features that are likely to please Linux power users ...":


"Scribes .... a minimalist text editor that combines simplicity with power ...":


hbro - a minimal web-browser written and configured in Haskell:


"... tabble is a small alternative X shell which presents your programs in tabs for easy launch. It is not meant to replace a window manager, just complement it ...":


howm - a lightweight, X11 tiling window manager that behaves like vim:
Vault secures, stores, and tightly controls access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys, and other secrets in modern computing:
The traditional vi - the traditional vi editor, ported to modern Unix systems:

Edbrowse is a combination editor, browser, and mail client that is 100% text based:

"... Fotoxx is a free open source Linux program for photo and image editing and collection management.The goal is to meet the needs of serious photographers while remaining fast and easy to use ...":

"... Geekbench 3 is Primate Labs' cross-platform processor benchmark, with a new scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance, and new workloads that simulate real-world scenarios. Geekbench 3 makes it easier than ever to find out if your computer is up to speed ...":

wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are open source (LGPLv3) command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the QT Webkit rendering engine:

NxFilter is a freeware web-filter:


"... K2pdfopt optimizes PDF/DJVU files for mobile e-readers (e.g. the Kindle) and smartphones. It works well on multi-column PDF/DJVU files and can re-flow text even on scanned PDF files. It can also be used as a general PDF copying/cropping/re-sizing/OCR-ing manipulation tool ...":


Lurch is a simple math word processor with a general-purpose math checker built in:


Knot DNS is a high-performance authoritative-only DNS server:


Vim colors:


CmapTools software empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps:



Packer is a tool for creating machine and container images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration:

Ring gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy:


"... Smuxi - user-friendly IRC/Twitter/XMPP/Campfire/JabbR client ...":


web-vmstats - prettify vmstats in your browser:




FVWM-Crystal aims to create an easy to use, eye-candy but also powerful desktop environment for Linux:

Fedy lets you install multimedia codecs and additional software that Fedora doesn't want to ship, like mp3 support, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java etc., and much more with just a few clicks:


Nuclide is a collection of packages for Atom to provide IDE-like functionality for a variety of programming languages and technologies:


BowlerStudio is a device manager, scripting engine, CAD package, and simulation tool all in one application:

Viber for Linux lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users on any device and network, in any country:


k is a zsh script / plugin to make directory listings more readable, adding a bit of color and some git status information on files and directories:


lsp: list files in a mildly human-frendlier manner:


ImageScraper - command line tool which downloads images from the given webpage:

Servo is a prototype web browser engine written in the Rust language:

Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security primarily in mind:


dispcal GUI - open source display calibration and characterization:


"... aptly is a swiss army knife for Debian repository management: it allows you to mirror remote repositories, manage local package repositories, take snapshots, pull new versions of packages along with dependencies, publish as Debian repository ...":

"... xombrero is a minimalist web browser with sophisticated security features designed-in, rather than through an add-on after-the-fact. In particular, it provides both persistent and per-session controls for scripts and cookies, making it easy to thwart tracking and scripting attacks ...":


Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system:


"... Apache Directory Studio is a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with ApacheDS ...":


"... GlusterFS is a scalable network filesystem. Using common off-the-shelf hardware, you can create large, distributed storage solutions for media streaming, data analysis, and other data- and bandwidth-intensive tasks ...":


"... Graylog is a fully integrated open source log management platform for collecting, indexing, and analyzing both structured and unstructured data from almost any source ...":


 GNS3 - a graphical network simulator to design and configure virtual networks:


NXLOG is a universal log collector and forwarder supporting different platforms, log sources and protocols:


"... Jenkins is an award-winning application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron ...":


Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids:

Cuckoo is an automated malware analysis system: a tool that allows you to understand what a given file does when executed inside an isolated environment:


DRBL (Diskless Remote Boot in Linux) is free software, open source solution to managing the deployment of the GNU/Linux operating system across many clients:


Fluentd is an open source data collector for unified logging layer:


"... Kibana is an open source data visualization platform that allows you to interact with your data through stunning, powerful graphics that can be combined into custom dashboards that help you share insights from your data far and wide ...":


"... Entangle provides a graphical interface for “tethered shooting”, aka taking photographs with a digital camera completely controlled from the computer ...":




"... TeemIp ... is a robust Open Source web 2.0 solution that enables professional IP Management activity within IT departments of all size....":


Asciinema - record and share your terminal sessions:


"... Jahshaka is bringing you the future of immersive digital content creation. It delivers a media management and playback platform the is accentuated by compositing, editing and effects modules ...":


CherryMusic - a music streaming server written in Python:

"... tonight you die is an audio rich first person exploration game. players are abandoned in a desolate brutalist cityscape with only a menacing note as a clue: "tonight you die" ...":

"... BitlBee brings IM (instant messaging) to IRC clients. It's a great solution for people who have an IRC client running all the time and don't want to run an additional MSN/AIM/whatever client ...":


"... Vimb is a fast and lightweight vim like web browser based on the webkit web browser engine and the GTK toolkit. Vimb is modal like the great vim editor and also easily configurable during runtime. Vimb is mostly keyboard driven and does not detract you from your daily work ...":


Termite - a keyboard-centric VTE-based terminal, aimed at use within a window manager with tiling and/or tabbing support:


"... preload is an adaptive readahead daemon. It monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times ...":


DBeaver - a universal database tool for developers and database administrators:


Buddi is a personal finance and budgeting program:


FreeWRL is an Open Source, cross platform VRML2 and X3D compliant browser, with script, SAI and EAI support:




Photoflow - a fully non-destructive photo retouching program providing a complete workflow from RAW image development to printing:

Gitolite allows you to setup git hosting on a central server, with fine-grained access control and many more powerful features:


mtr combines the functionality of the 'traceroute' and 'ping' programs in a single network diagnostic tool:


etckeeper is a collection of tools to let /etc be stored in a git, mercurial, bazaar or darcs repository:


Valentina Studio is the ultimate data management tool for database administrators:




"... Profile-sync-daemon (psd) is a tiny pseudo-daemon designed to manage your browser's profile in tmpfs and to periodically sync it back to your physical disc (HDD/SSD). This is accomplished via a symlinking step and an innovative use of rsync to maintain back-up and synchronization between the two. One of the major design goals of psd is a completely transparent user experience ...":

4bit terminal color scheme designer:


feh is an X11 image viewer:


qiv - image viewer:


Viewnior is a fast and simple image viewer:


xzgv is a keyboard-controllable fast picture viewer:

"... Iridium is a free, open, and libre browser modification of the Chromium code base, with privacy being enhanced in several key areas. Automatic transmission of partial queries, keywords, metrics to central services inhibited and only occurs with consent. In addition, all our builds are reproducible, and modifications are auditable, setting the project ahead of other secure browser providers ...":


Inox browser:



Epsxe - a Playstation emulator:


Bos Wars is a futuristic real time strategy game (RTS). In a RTS game, the player has to combat his enemies while developing his war economy:


Enpass takes care of all your life important credentials & online accounts in safe and best way:

OpenClonk is a free multiplayer action game in which you control clonks, small but witty and nimble humanoid beings. The game is mainly about mining, settling and fast-paced melees:

Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a design similar to classic computer games:


Potrace is a tool for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image:


"... Koala is a GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation, to help web developers to use them more efficiently ...":

"... Compose is a tool for defining and running complex applications with Docker. With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running ...":


"... Solaar is a Linux device manager for Logitech’s  Unifying Receiver peripherals. It is able to pair/unpair devices to the receiver, and for most devices read battery status ...":


PS3 Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server:

Caddy - the HTTP/2 web server:


Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred (OS X app) for Linux. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips:

Foobnix - lightweight and functional music player for Linux:


Antimony - free graph-based 3D CAD system:




Using ZeroTier One you can create a global provider-independent virtual private cloud network in minutes:


DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems: