17 Open Source alternative for Commercial software

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Some software is really handy and offers some great features as compared to Commercial Applications.

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Open Source Alternative for Adobe Flash Professional CS3

  1. OpenLaszlo

    OpenLaszlo is an open-source platform for developing user-friendly web-based applications in the SWF8, SWF9, SWF10, and DHTML runtimes, which work identically across all popular browsers and platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, IE, Firefox, Safari, etc). It’s ideal for presenting and editing raw XML data generated by PHP and other web services.

  2. Synfig

    Synfig is a free and open-source 2D vector graphics and timeline-based computer animation program, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources. Synfig eliminates the task of manual tweening, producing smooth, fluid motion without the animator having to draw out each frame individually. This allows you to produce 2D animation with fewer people while producing art of a higher quality.

  3. F4L

    F4L is an open-source development environment for Macromedia Flash, a multi-platform format(SWF/SVG) widely used for web applications and vector animation. Basically, you can make interactive eye candy for your web site or any other purpose.

Open Source Alternative for Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw

  1. Xara Xtreme

    Xara Xtreme for Linux is an open-source 2D Vector graphic editor specially designed for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X. Formerly known as Xara LX, it is based on Xara Xtreme for Windows. Xara Xtreme is quite simply the world’s fastest graphics software, with truly flexible illustration tools and revolutionary photo handling. A single application for all types of creative work, whether it’s vector drawings, DTP, photo composition, Website design, or Flash animation.

  2. Inkscape

    Inkscape is an open-source 2D Vector graphic editor similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X and using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. it specially designed to become a powerful graphic tool while being fully compliant with the XML, SVG, and CSS standards. it supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps, and much more.

  3. Skencil

    Skencil is an interactive vector drawing application. it is a flexible and powerful tool for illustrations, diagrams, and other purposes. 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.

Open Source Alternative for Adobe Photoshop

  1. Paint.Net

    Paint.Net is a free image and photo editing software for Windows. it provides an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo special effects and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

  2. Splashup

    Splashup is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it’s easy to use, works in real-time, and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.

  3. Snipshot

    Snipshot is a fast online image editor. You can use it right from your browser, no downloads or Flash required. Users can crop, resize, rotate or recolor it, then save it into a variety of formats (JPG, GIF, PNG, PDF) or to Flickr or a free image host. For faster workflow, you can optionally enhance the image as it enters Snipshot or resizes it to fit a set of custom dimensions.

Open Source Alternative for Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and Microsoft Movie Maker

  1. Kino

    kino is an open-source non-linear video editor for GNU/Linux. It allows user to upload multiple video clips, cut and paste portions of video/audio, and save it to an edit decision list (SMIL XML format). It features excellent integration with IEEE-1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera. It captures video to disk in Raw DV and AVI format, in both type-1 DV and type-2 DV (separate audio stream) encodings.

  2. Avidemux

    Avidemux is a free multi-format, cross-platform video editor 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.

  3. VirtualDub

    Virtual Dub is an open source video processor/editor for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters.

  4. Cinelerra

    Cinelerra is an highly advanced open source non-linear video editor and compositor for Linux operating system. it allow us to solves three main tasks: capturing, editing, and compositing audio and video with sample level accuracy. It’s a movie studio in a box.

Open Source Alternative for Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

  1. Quanta Plus

    Quanta Plus is a highly stable and feature rich HTML editor and a web development tool for HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, PHP, and any other XML-based languages or scripting languages. Quanta Plus’s features include a multi-document interface, WYSIWYG editing, and templates, plug-in support, script language variable auto-completion, project management, live preview, PHP debugger, CVS support, Subversion support (through the external plugin). The objective of the team behind Quanta Plus is simply to the developer the best tool for web development.

  2. Aptana

    Aptana Studio is a complete web application development, deployment, and management solution that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services. its an Open-source, cross-platform, development tool for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and more.

  3. Mozilla Sea Monkey

    Mozilla Sea monkey is a free and open source cross-platform Internet suite. It is the continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite, based on the same source code. it comes with a web browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, an HTML editor, web development tools, and an IRC chat client specially designed for advanced users, web developers, and corporate users.

  4. bluefish

    Bluefish is an open source web development tool specially designed for programmers and web designers, with many options to write websites, scripts, and programming code. it supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

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  2. Brett Widmann

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