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Open Source Lucidpress Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Lucidpress is Scribus. 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, Rasterbator, pdfposter and Laidout.

Lucidpress alternatives are mainly Desktop Publishers but may also be Graphic Design Tools or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Lucidpress.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Online
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

Lucidpress is a web-based design and layout application that enables anyone to create beautiful print and digital documents.

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  1. Scribus icon

    Scribus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku

    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.

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsScribus supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ PortableScribus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Some users think Scribus is a great alternative to Lucidpress, some don't.

    Not very novice friendly...the layout is definitely for someone who is advanced

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    not as updated, not as easy to use

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    Polotno Studio

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

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

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    Rasterbator

    • 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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    pdfposter

    • 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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    Laidout

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    Passepartout

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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  7. A Tiling Script With Python Imaging

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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.

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  8. poster

    • 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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