$0.00 and/or Open source Creative Software

Here's a list of free and/or open source creative software that I found

A Kulkarni
A KulkarniList by A Kulkarni, last updated 2020-12-25
  1. Broadcasting

  2. OBS Studio icon

    OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one...

    • Screen Recorder
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • FreeBSD
    • ...
    OBS Studio screenshot 1
  3. Game Dev

  4. MonoGame icon

    One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games. The spiritual successor to XNA with 1000's of titles shipped across desktop, mobile, and console platforms. MonoGame is a fully managed .NET open source game framework without any black boxes.

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    MonoGame screenshot 1
  5. Defold Engine icon

    The completely free and open-source game engine Defold solves the technical issues we all have in common when making games. That way, you can focus on being creative and building a great game.

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    Defold Engine screenshot 1
  6. CRYENGINE icon

    The most powerful game development platform is now available to everyone. Full engine source code. All features. No royalties. No obligations. No license fee.

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    CRYENGINE screenshot 1
  7. Unreal Engine icon

    Unreal Engine is a professional suite of tools and technologies used for building high-quality games across a range of platforms. Unreal Engine’s rendering architecture enables developers to achieve stunning visuals and also scale elegantly to lower-end systems.

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    A screenshot of the new Unreal Engine 5. Source: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/unreal-engine-5-is-now-available-in-early-access
  8. Unity icon

    Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity offers the free Personal Edition with all features, a Plus subscription at 25$ a month and a Pro subscription at 125$ a month with extra...

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    Unity screenshot 1
  9. Armory 3D icon

    Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool. The result is a unified workflow from start to finish, making you work faster. No more jumping between different applications.

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    Armory 3D screenshot 1
  10. Godot Engine icon

    Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.

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    Godot Engine screenshot 1
  11. Video Editing

  12. DaVinci Resolve icon

    DaVinci Resolve combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi-track editing, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system!.

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    Hollywood's #1 Post Solution
  13. Natron icon

    Natron is an open source, cross platform nodal compositing application. It is built around industry standard open source tech such as OpenFX, OpenEXR, OpenColorIO and OpenImageIO. The feature set includes realtime playback/RAM cache, multi-threaded rendering, 2d tracking...

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    Natron screenshot 1
  14. Shotcut icon

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

    • Video Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    Text filter settings
  15. Cinelerra icon

    Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional non-linear video editing software, but still remains open source. Cinelerra solves three main tasks: capturing, editing and compositing.

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    Cinelerra screenshot 1
  16. Kdenlive icon

    Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into the format of your choice.

    • Video Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Flathub
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    Logging
  17. Lightworks icon

    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family.

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    Lightworks screenshot 1
  18. Olive Video Editor icon

    Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.

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    Olive Video Editor screenshot 1
  19. Animation

  20. Boats Animator icon

    Boats Animator is a free and open-source stop motion animation program for Windows, macOS and Linux. Its intuitive interface caters to animators of all levels and offers many powerful features. The program has been open sourced under the GNU General Public License and...

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • ...
    Boats Animator screenshot 1
  21. Synfig Studio icon

    Synfig is a free and open-source, industrial-strength, vector-based 2D animation app designed for producing feature-film animations. It eliminates the need to create animations frame by frame. It is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

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    Main window
  22. OpenToonz icon

    OpenToonz is an animation program that is a free software version of Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli, amongst others.

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    GTS
  23. 3D Modelling

  24. Blender icon

    Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.

    • 3D Modeler
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Steam
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
  25. Sculptris icon

    Sculptris is an elegant, powerful and yet easy to use 3D sculpting software, allowing the artist in you to simply focus on creating amazing 3D artwork. Gone are the technical and often tedious constraints typically associated with digital art.

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    Sculptris screenshot 1
  26. Digital Painting/PhotoManipulation

  27. RawTherapee icon

    RawTherapee is a free RAW converter and digital photo processing software. All changes can be applied and batch processed at a convenient time.

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    Running on Windows 10 under GTK3
  28. MediBang Paint icon

    MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

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    Great for anime or comics
  29. Krita icon

    Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

    • Image Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android Tablet
    • Epic Games Store
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • ...
    Main Window
  30. GIMP icon

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

    • Image Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • AmigaOS
    • ...
    yes
  31. Inkscape icon

    Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

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    Inkscape screenshot 1
  32. Music

  33. LilyPond icon

    GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with traditional layout rules, reflecting the era when scores were engraved by hand.

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    LilyPond screenshot 1
  34. MuseScore icon

    MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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    MuseScore screenshot 1
  35. Mixxx icon

    Mixxx integrates the tools DJs need to perform creative live mixes with digital music files.

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    Mixxx screenshot 1
  36. LMMS icon

    LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of...

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    LMMS screenshot 1
  37. Audio Editing

  38. Ardour icon

    Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. It runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Ardour's intention is to provide digital audio workstation software suitable for professional use.

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    Ardour 6
  39. Audacity icon

    Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

    • Audio Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • LAME
    • ...
    Audacity screenshot 1
  40. Writing

  41. Storyboarder icon

    Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. Quickly draw to test if a story idea works. Create and show animatics to others. Express your story idea without making a movie.

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    Storyboarder screenshot 1
  42. Manuskript icon

    Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

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    Manuskript screenshot 1
  43. ultra_outliner icon

    An ultimate outlining software for story writers. It is aimed especially for screenwriters, but can be used as well as for outlining novels, tales and any kind of stories.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • ...
    ultra_outliner screenshot 1
  44. Highland icon

    With Highland, crafting a perfectly-formatted screenplay is as simple as writing an email. Just type. Highland will make it look good.

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    Highland screenshot 1
  45. Publishing

  46. Photography

  47. Supplementary

  48. Fonts

  49. WriterDuet icon

    Collaborative screenwriting for everyone*

    *Great for solo writers as well!.

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  50. Scribus icon

    Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application. Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting, and the ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms.

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    Scribus screenshot 1
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This list was created by A Kulkarni Dec 14, 2019 and was last updated Dec 25, 2020. The list has 47 apps.

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