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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Creation of the display of an calculator like Texas Instruments or CASIO

My question is this: if I would like to reproduce with graphic software (or other methods) the following screen of a graphic calculator like the image below: what might be the possible solutions? I ...
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Identification of software

I recently bought a Wacom and wanted to get into online tutoring. I came across this video of a tutor teaching on o software with this particular type of pen. Now I tried to search for that particular ...
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I need a tool to design SVG for HTML

Basically, a lot of SVG editors, even Inkscape, insert tons of random stuff into the file that is not needed to render it correctly inside an HTML. I want to be able to copy the source of the file, ...
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Is there a way or software for non-designers to customize PDF design?

In the organization I work with - we often have PDFs we use for Sales that I have to customize to the client we sell to. This happens often with the same PDFs. The salesmen want the flagship document ...
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Scale svg content to fit page size (or vice versa) from terminal without inkscape

I want to scale an SVG image to fit the page size (or vice versa: crop the page to fit is contents). This can be done using inkscape as described here. However, there seems to be no way of doings this ...
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How could I recreate this psychedelic HDMI effect?

My new company laptop and my new gaming monitor do not go well together. On the other hand, this is some flashy psychedelic art ... Is it possible to recreate such an effect, given a source image? If ...
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How does Krita compare to Corel Painter?

I am new to painting and in the process of learning. I would like to know what advantages and disadvantages Krita and Corel Painter have. If you have used both of these Software and finished a ...
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Is there a software or method of graphic design based heavily around defining relationships and constraints?

I am approaching vector graphic design from the perspective of a software developer, and I think some of my confusion with it may come from not correctly understanding how people in graphic design ...
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Graphic illustration design software for a person without knowledge in drawing

I want to explain some things in my presentation which need an authentic illustration with a specific dress, for example, a person holds certain things or works with them in different positions (...
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Any tool or tricks to convert the image colors into the colors of another image?

For example you have these two images Your image that you want to change its colors: And the image where you want to based your image colors: The output image should be the first but all its pixel ...
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Use Inkscape project in an animation app

I have a few .svg files from Inkscape that I would like to animate. However, I am not aware of a simple-to-use software that would let me paste it in its app and move my vectors in it to create the ...
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Is writing tablet like Wacom, Huion, Veikk and etc necessary for people who just want to write notes and Mathematical solutions in screen sharing?

Is it advisable for people who are not interested in drawings, but buying for the purpose to share notes and writing Maths workout for discussion. Will the speed of writing as fast as the speed of ...
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Paint by numbers - professional software for production lines

I'd like to ask of there's some professional software for managing Paint by numbers production (e.g. transforms the photo to PBN, send info to printer, send instructions to the team how much of each ...
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What software will fit our need? [closed]

A friend and I are using our former commute time and some of our corona-cash to start a business selling bjj rash guards. Neither of us has done graphic design for close to a decade, and are trying to ...
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How do I get this vector field effect on an image?

I recently came across an image in which there was a photo of horses running and (what appears to be) a vector field: it looks like they may have taken a screenshot of an edit mode in whatever ...
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Inexpensive or free software to just use to draw chemical equations and structures

I am a chemistry professor who is finishing semester sequestered because of COVID-19. I bought a Huion 1060+ with the intent of using it write equations/formulas for my students in our online classes....
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Software suggestion: hand tracing photo to vector on tablet

I am looking for software that let's me trace a photo by hand on an android device and then have the result saved as vectors (EPS, SVG, whatever). The task is trivial The only reference I could ...
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Check EXIF orientation

When you create a photo with your camera, the image stores the camera orientation. (https://www.impulseadventure.com/photo/exif-orientation.html) I'm trying to find an app that will show these flags....
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Dynamic 3D model rendering with physics using known keypoints position [closed]

(A bit of background: I am a C++ engineer with 0 graphical design experience) I have a following task: Capture a 3D keypoints position from live actor using multi-camera motion capture technique ...
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Batch resize vertical photos to a square without cropping using a blurred background [duplicate]

I have about 3000 vertical images that I need resized to 600x600 pixels each. I've compressed a few using Photoshop where I have duplicated the image and then Gaussian blurred it to cover the ...
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Export After Effects animation to SVG + CSS?

Is it possible to export After Effects animations to SVG + CSS? I'm okay with a commercial solution for this. I know about Bodymovin' and Lottie, but I would like to avoid going down this path, ...
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Software or web app for creating dependency graph

I need to create dependency graph diagram for non-technical purpose - concept brainstorming. Tree diagram such as mind map doesn't meet my needs. Any software or web app you would recommend? Below are ...
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Software or Script to export decorative font glyph outlines to vector images

My friend had created some decor fonts for fun with his drawings long back. Now he is asking to extract outlines from ttf file format in any vector format. Fontforge does allow to export ttf as SVG ...
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Software for formatting text in a particular manner

I'm looking into formatting some text I have into something similar to the attached image. Particularly: 1) being able to number each line, or every five lines, automatically; 2) having several ...
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3D vape bottle renders and other 3D elements

I am looking for information on what software to use to create renders like these. I specifically refer to the Bottle and liquid. I have seen a few bottles done in different angles and I think they ...
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Open source PDF to grayscale conversion tool

I need a PDF (vector) to grayscale conversion in Linux CLI. Any open source tool to achieve that task? I have already tried ghostscript for that task grayscale conversion was happen but fonts are ...
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How to convert a cylindrical pattern into a plane?

I have a single photo of a cylindrical object from an unfortunate point of view with an image printed on its side. Are there any utils or plugins to unwrap the texture of the cylinder in the photo ...
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Software recommendation for basic 3D shapes

I want to draw a 3D structure diagram of a new device. Can you recommend a software to draw schematics like this one:
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What are Aseprite's strong points over Photoshop for creating static pixel art?

I'm in doubt of buying Aseprite for my pixeling needs, but I'm not very eager to have to learn using a new piece of software. Currently, I'm using Photoshop for pixeling, and my workflow in there is ...
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Free, easy way for client to add logo to a PDF?

I have designed a 2-page flyer for a client and left a blank top right corner. Their partners (apparently many partners) are supposed to open this flyer in PDF and add their own logo in that blank ...
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How to begin designing PDF Business Reports

Hello guys how are you? I would like some help from you because I'm a little lost. Next year I will have to develop pdf files styles in my company. It is a financial company and I was asked to ...
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Adobe Fireworks - the best replacement?

Okay yes back in 2011 and 2014 similar questions were asked. But now that it is on the cusp of 2020, my question is who HAS FOUND a replacement to Fireworks that they LOVE and would highly recommend? ...
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Looking for a software to use images as reference layers

I want to draw a very low resolution image and need to use a very high resolution image as reference layer. However, Photoshop does not allow to use different resolution images in different layers. ...
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One image divided by multiple tiles in Photoshop?

Is it possible to have multiple tiles(borderless windows forming a matrix) and each capture input separately? Meaning, the tiles must appear as a whole, as one image, but receive input separately. ...
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Intuos 3 Drivers for Mac OSX 10.12 [closed]

I have an old Wacom Intuos 3 tablet (with pen and mouse) that I occasionally use with my Mac (OS 10.12.6 - Sierra). I noticed my Wacom Intuos 3 mouse was acting strange (clicks not always being ...
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Software recommendation for coordinated 2D and 3D motion graphics

I am interested in creating motion graphics that involve 2D and 3D components which are coordinated to one another, as in this example, which is likely made in Processing. Another example of what I am ...
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Image Manipulation Software That Is Extendable With Custom Filters

Is there any raster graphics editor which can do the standard things, like rasterizing fonts, drawing shapes, working with layers, etc. but is also easy to extend with custom 'filters' (i.e. ...
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Remove excessive nodes of a SVG path for iPad

Can you please suggest an app for iPad that simplifies path by reduction of excessive nodes of vector path? I would need something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC4mPfwAX2s If not an ...
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Looking for a free program where I can move a selection in multiple layers at the same time

Is there a free software that can do this? So far I have looked at paint.net and GIMP, both of which unfortunately do not support this feature. All help is appreciated!
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Pictures that change when selected

Some 20 years ago there was a fad to use pictures that changed when the user pressed Ctrl+A in their browser. There were even special programs that could create such changeable image from two source ...
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How to maximize contrast in a desaturated image?

I have a large number of full color product images that need to be recognizable when printed on a black and white office printer. For example, an image may contain two different hues that desaturate ...
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Batch remove spots from scanned images

1. Summary I couldn't find any free tool, that correctly automatically remove spots from my books. 2. Data Example page of my real book: KiraDespeckle.tif I want to delete these spots: How I can ...
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Quick replacements of corrupted characters for scanned pages

1. Summary I have third-party poor quality scanned PDF's, where start characters of the lines are highlighted. I have numerous bad scanned PDF's, manually alignment of characters for replacements ...
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What are some better graphical designing software for drawing a product?

I am developing a product that have social relevance. I made a working model by using wood and implementing the parts inside the box body that I made. I also got funding from government for the ...
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How is this (pencil like) design made?

can anybody help me here to figure out how are these designs made? Like what software and what tools can be used to make similar designs? Fish Thanks!
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Remove all people from pictures without photoshop?

Next Week I will travel and want to make some pictures without tourists. With photoshop you can easily remove all people from pictures. Not only one or two, but all people. But photoshop is not ...
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Creating a long document with text and graphic: Framemaker or InDesign?

I'm working on a book about software with many graphics (screenshots of the software that I work on it, and some vector graphics) with the heavy body text. I guess the book will be finished about 600 ...
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Does anyone know appropriate software to redesign the following figure?

Does anyone know appropriate software to redesign the following figure ?
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How to distort an image inside a shape

I want to introduce an image (left) to a shape (right). I mean you would have to deform the image so that it enters the whole shape. I know it can be with liquify or warp, but I would like to know if ...
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Program to do something like this?

I'm sorry if the question is too obvious but how can I do a image like this in a more or less easy way? https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx91a3oCXUB/

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