Open Source Lucidpress Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Lucidpress is Scribus, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Lucidpress and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Lucidpress are Polotno Studio (Free, Open Source), Rasterbator (Free, Open Source), pdfposter (Free, Open Source) and Laidout (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. 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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      Some users think Scribus is a great alternative to Lucidpress, some don't.
      not as updated, not as easy to use
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Not very novice friendly...the layout is definitely for someone who is advanced
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    2. Free online design editor. Create images for social media, YouTube previews, Facebook covers.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Online
      The Rasterbator creates huge, rasterized images from any picture. Upload an image, print the resulting multi-page half-toned pdf file and assemble the pages into extremely cool looking poster up to 20 meters in size.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      This requires the installation of Python and pyPDF. Out of the gate, the script does not provide for image overlap, however there is a patch that does fix this. The patch requires replacing 5-6 lines in 3 files and adding 2-3 new ones, its very easy.
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    3. Laidout is desktop publishing software, particularly for multipage, cut and folded booklets, with page sizes that don't even have to be rectangular. The whole page view can be rotated to any angle. Warping is implemented.


    4. Passepartout is a desktop publishing system that is based on the idea of automatic typesetting of streams of XML based text documents.The project was started back in 2002 to facilitate a particular task — creating a newspaper. These days the project is somewhat dormant.

      Discontinued

      The last update was released on August 5th, 2007.

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    5. This very simple script requires the installation of Python, Python imaging and ImageMagick. Its crying out for a web front end and maybe generalization Perl and PHP versions as well as a front end. Nevertheless I tested it out and it does work.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Use the Poster program to create a Poster from an EPS or PostScript file. This is the grand-daddy of all poster programs and still exists as a Linux package. It was written in by Jos van Eijndhoven in 1995. Pdfposter depends on it. it only works with ps and eps files.
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