graphics

How to Enable Direct2D Acceleration in Ubuntu [ATI Cards]

If you hear the term Direct2D, you are probably thinking of some outdated technology that preceded the Direct3D. That, however, is not true; Direct2D has only been introduced recently with Windows 7 and Server 2008. Although made by Microsoft, the Linux alternative shares the same name (well, almost; officially, it's Direct2DAccel).

Nvidia Graphics Drivers 190.42 For Linux Released

After several beta versions, Nvidia has released version 190.42 of their graphics drivers for Linux. [...]

How To Install Nvidia 190.xx or 185.xx Drivers In Ubuntu, From A Launchpad Repository

Like I told you yesterday, Nvidia recently released two new versions of its Linux graphic drivers: 185.18.36 stable version and 190.25 beta.

Download Inkscape 0.47 Pre-Release

Inkscape 0.47 pre-release is now available for download. In case you do not know, 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.

GIMP Animation Package 2.6.0 Available for Download

GIMP Animation Package is a collection of Plug-Ins to extend the GIMP with capabilities to edit and create Animations as sequences of single frames.

Reverting the Xorg (Video) Intel Driver of Jaunty to 2.4 (of Intrepid)

We already posted 2 solutions to help you with the Intel graphics driver in Ubuntu Jaunty and those 2 workarounds helped a lot of people:

1. By whitelisting the Intel driver

sK1 Pre-Build Packages for Ubuntu 9.04 and Mandriva Are Now Available

A few days ago I was telling you about sK1, an open-source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator but at the time I wrote that post, there weren't any pre-build packages for the latest version and also there were some errors compiling it in Ubuntu 9.04.

Transform bitmap images into vector graphics with Potrace

You can face the task sometimes that you need a high resolution material from a particular image. Most probably when you’re a graphic designer (or even a tattoo artist), you might want to have a good quality result from a low resolution image that you can magnify no matter how much, it will give you smooth edges in high quality.

Inkscape - The Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor


Inkscape
is an open source vector graphics editor, similar to Illustrator or Xara. It uses the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. It's capable of creating objects with a variety of drawing, shape and text tools. You can edit previously created objects with scale, gradients, masks, and filtered effects.

Free/Open-source 3D Graphics Software

3D computer graphics software refers to programs used to create 3D computer-generated imagery. There are typically many stages in the "pipeline" that studios use to create 3D objects for film and games, and this article only covers some of the software used.

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