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Questions tagged [software-recommendation]

Questions for when you know what you want to do but don't know what software to use. Looking for a better/cheaper/free alternative? This is the tag for you.

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How to do these tasks in Linux? [closed]

There is a small set of tasks I routinely do with raster images using a very old (but effective) software called Thumbs+, and I would like to do them in native Linux freeware: Remap the color palette ...
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What is appropriate visual tool to trace a simple cartoon with minimal points?

I am not a graphic designer. I am using PSTricks to draw mathematical and technical diagrams for daily works. With PSTricks, we need points to draw. Reproducing the following, for example, is tedious ...
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Animation of a google-style logo [duplicate]

I'm newbie, wanted to know how to run the animation of a logo in the same style as google. Creating a gif. Thanks in advance! Example:
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What softwares do I have to use to make a 3D spinning globe video to represent data like this video? [closed]

I am wanting to create a 3D spinning globe video to represent historical data like in this video by Business Insider, but I don't know what softwares will I have to use to create such a video. So I ...
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Automatically generate UVs for a given 3D model

Is there a tool/command that can automatically unwrap/generate UV for a given 3D model? We have an .obj file that comes from a 3D camera. But it comes without UVs. I heard that MeshLab can do it. ...
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Is there a software that rezises similar images to overlap

I was working on a graph theory presentation and I have a series of operations on the graphs that I am demonstrating, thus I have very small changes in the graphs, such as 1 node being deleted or ...
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Where to find more to 4 combo colors generator?

I'm looking for a color combo generator that return me more than "canonical" 4 colors. I need 10+ "nice" combo colors . Can you help me where to find or how to generate by myself?
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What replaced Flash?

Years ago, I used to make animations and cartoons and stuff using Flash, back when it was Macromedia, before Adobe bought them out. Shortly afterwards my career took a different path entirely and I'...
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How to generate gradient from stripes?

I have rectangles one below another making list of stripes, similar to this: Now I just want to generate a gradient from this pattern. It should be such that colours mix with the adjacent colours a ...
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Are there computer graphics programs that use fractional units (not decimal)?

Are there computer graphics programs that allow use of fractional units (e.g., 1⅜") instead of decimal (1.375")?
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Software to draw schemes quickly

Especially in science there are lots of schemes used, like below, but I can't imagine that such images are produced via e.g. inkscape. I'm quite used to it but nevertheless, it would take some time. ...
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Which software is best to create banner/billboard? [closed]

Which software is best to design a large banner/billboard? I know how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CS6, but have never done a project with large designs. Which one is better to use for ...
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Software that helps you to create a desired artistic drawing

I am looking for a (online) software which has a library of drawings of many objects and that allows to place them as you want, stretch, scale, and rotate and in the end, create the desired picture. ...
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Solutions for dynamic printing

I was wondering about the options on the market for dynamic printing coupled with eCommerce solutions like Xerox's XMPie? What are the current alternatives and the pros and cons? The criterias are: ...
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How to blur images in bulk?

I have an HTML theme and to avoid copyright issues I want to blur all images so my clients can use it freely. There are 50 images, I need some tool that is free and have the ability to blur images ...
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How are the images at AllRGB.com created?

The images at AllRGB.com have all 65536 (on 16-bit color depth) or all 16777216 (24-bit color depth images) colors in one image, not one redundant color and not one missing one. Each pixel has it's ...
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Is there a version control software tool that works on Windows? [duplicate]

I'm working with a team that uses Windows, Axure & Illustrator. I was hoping that I could find some sort of tool similar to Kactus or Abstract for version control, but I can't seem to find ...
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Is there a good add-on for RTL text support in Photoshop?

I've found this website where you have to write and paste (!) Arabic text for Photoshop, but I need a better one with more language abilities. Anything in mind?
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Can you recommend software for making such kind of animated videos? [closed]

I am working on making animated videos and I installed multiple programs to make animated videos, like blender, iclone7, etc.. However, I still can't find any animation software in which I can make ...
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What tools are used to generate this white-paper styling? [duplicate]

In this blog post the author shows some different types of "page turning" whitepapers. IMO this style is quite impactful and I would like to attempt to create something similar. One example from the ...
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What is a good FREE software for creating 2D schematics?

I'm not sure if this is on topic here, but it's not exactly against the rules in the Help Centre so I'll give it a shot. I want to create a few simple 2D vector images like floor plans or furniture ...
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How do I bulk add whitespace to make all images the same aspect ratio?

I need to order prints online, of photos which span almost 20 years of digital photography, and therefore a wide variety of resolutions. I don't want any cropping when I order them (not 'minimal' ...
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Are there alternative suites or combinations of apps to Adobe CC that can work dynamically together?

Is there an alternative suite to Adobe CC that have "dynamic links" between apps, or single apps that can update files accordingly to its asset files? Basically, what I'd like is alternative apps ...
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How can I make smooth, crisp animation?

I am working on doing an Electronic Direct Mail (EDM) for a client and I want to make a really smooth simple animation of a notification bell ringing. Typically I would use Photoshop to make a .gif, ...
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What free software do you recommend for simple furniture visualization?

I'd like to make 3D visualization of a single piece of furniture with a white background, much like in the examples below: What software, preferably free, would you recommend?
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Software to create perspective line with curves

What software and tools can I use to quickly create lines over single or multiple photographs that have the effect of disappearing into the distance? Sometimes the line would need to have curves. I ...
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3D software with easy human character personalization

I was thinking in a 3D software with some human model with these features: Change joints positions (to create any posture easily) Change gender Change skeleton (to make it taller, bigger hands, etc) ...
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Free editor to render a custom logotype on different goods?

I need a free editor (online or offline) to apply a logo on different goods, like pens, t-shirts, cards and so on. UPDATED I don't need to draw a logotype, I have it already. Just I need a some tools ...
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What is the best program to use for this graphic?

This is an advertisement of changed opening hours for a clinic. I would like to widen my photographic skills to graphic designing as well. Photoshop; The repetitive patterns and the text etc I feel ...
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What are the good ways to constantly backup Photoshop files and exported images?

What are the best ways to backup large files like Illustrator or Photoshop and exported images directly after working on them. For example, people working on code often directly commit to a Git ...
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Security design software

Is there a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator or a stand alone software for the Mac that allows you to create anti-counterfeiting/forgery designs? I am looking for a plug-in or software that would ...
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Pixel art software for Windows 10

I am into game design and I want to make my game in pixel art style. I saw a program called Graphics Gale. Is it good for pixel art? Can anyone recommend some open-source, or free, Windows 10 pixel ...
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Unicode: left and right superscript and subscripts, stacked symbols, and fractions

I would like to know whether Unicode fonts, and if app which ones, and how do I input the symbols, support the insertion of super left and right superscript and subscripts (as in math and chemistry), ...
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What are some licensed (brand) managing software?

I went to several interviews for a designer position at a top level company and at the end they told me I couldn't be hired because I didn't know any 'Licensed' brand managing software. Do you know of ...
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Vector and engraving help

I'm new to working with inkscape and Corel Draw. I will engrave the exported files using a CnC controlled machine. The issue I am having: using Corel's contour tool, it's fine. It fills the vector ...
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program to create simple animations for visualization?

I'm looking for a small and light program that allows me to create simple animations for the purpose of visualization. I want to be able to create animations similair to this. Usually, I do ...
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Is there an iPad app with a Pen tool similar to Procreate?

I am having trouble finding an app for iPad with a pen (Bézier curve) tool, that is not primarily a vector drawing app. I have been using Procreate for iPad for awhile now, and I enjoy the simplicity ...
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Efficiently preview thousands of svg icons?

I stumbled on the Papirus icon theme (GPL licenced). One can download the package with thousands of svg-files. Opening every file in Inksacpe or Firefox is not a practical approach to get an overview ...
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GPick preview isn't same as present windows on desktop (It keeps showing my first captured screen!) [closed]

I explained my problem with GPick software twice here & here. The problem that I opened this question here is GPick doesn't show my current screen and opened window! It just keeps showing the ...
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Reaction Diffusion Dithering App [closed]

On my instagram feed I stumbled upon an app that let's you do dithering that sort of looks like a reaction diffusion algorithm. I tried to find it, but only found Ivan Murits app TexTuring, which is ...
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3D Exhibition Design Software [duplicate]

I have been using CREO and Inventor to create exhibition designs but I find this software very time consuming and I'm sure there must be a quicker and easier software to use. Any recommendations? ...
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Tools for Managing Personal Font Libraries

I have a ton of licensed fonts from various foundries (1,000+). Is there a tool out there similar to Typekit that would enable me to host/organize my personal font library on the cloud AND keep them ...
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How to crop multiple selection and save into separated images without Photoshop

Take a look at this image: My question is how to crop multiple selections at once into separate images. I want to select each panel of the comic and export them as individual images and do multiple ...
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What's the best way to create and manage palettes on Linux?

I'd like to find a solution to create and manage (edit, save, export) palettes on a Linux laptop. Ideally I'd like to have functionalities similar to webapps like Coolors, Colormind, Paletton, or to ...
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How can I open old SPX files?

The file format Open-SPX is a 3d image format developed by interzart around 2000, and released open source with the GPL. I've got some images in that format, which I want to import into a more modern ...
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Exporting Adobe files to work in alternative platforms?

My Creative Cloud is going to run out soon and I'm looking into cheaper alternatives, such as Sketch, however I'm concerned about the files for current projects that I'm working on. Can they be ...
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What design software to use to create a styleguide? [closed]

I'm a junior UX developer, tasked to create a styleguide for a project. What software do you use to create a styleguide? Sketch, Illustrator, or Photoshop? edit The styleguide is actually a design ...
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Same Colour graphics as logo [closed]

Hi everyone I was just wondering if anyone knows of any stock image sites or apps or programs for getting images in the same colours of our logo or a program in which we can edit pictures. Thank you
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What software is used to create these sort of icons?

I've seen these icons in several sites which have a sample of some business diagrams. It seems that they're all using the same software to create those diagrams, I wonder what the software is?
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Is there an automatic tool that can crawl a live site and generate both a visual sitemap and single-page screenshots?

Is there an automatic tool that can crawl a live site and generate both a visual sitemap and single-page screenshots? I tried searching around and all I can find is Powermapper and Slickplan but ...