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=== Graphics utilities (helper apps) ===
=== Graphics utilities (helper apps) ===
==== Screen Capture ====
==== Screen Capture ====
* {{App|KSnapshot|[[KDE]] application for taking screenshots. It is capable of capturing images of the whole desktop, a single window, a section of a window, a selected rectangular region or a freehand region. The images can then be saved in a variety of formats.|http://kde.org/applications/graphics/ksnapshot/|{{Pkg|kdegraphics-ksnapshot}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:KSnapshot|KSnapshot]]|A [[KDE]] application for taking screenshots. It is capable of capturing images of the whole desktop, a single window, a section of a window, a selected rectangular region or a freehand region.|http://kde.org/applications/graphics/ksnapshot/|{{Pkg|kdegraphics-ksnapshot}}}}
* {{App|Scrot|A simple command-line screenshot utility for X|http://freecode.com/projects/scrot|{{Pkg|scrot}}}}
* {{App|Xfce4 Screenshooter|A screenshot application for the [[Xfce]] desktop with a plugin for the Xfce panel.|http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-screenshooter|{{Pkg|xfce4-screenshooter}}}}
* {{App|xfce4-screenshooter|Screenshot application for the [[Xfce]] desktop. A plugin for the Xfce panel is also available|http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-screenshooter|{{Pkg|xfce4-screenshooter}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Scrot|Scrot]]|A simple command-line screenshot utility for X.|http://freecode.com/projects/scrot|{{Pkg|scrot}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Shutter_(software)|Shutter]]|A rich screenshot and editing program.|http://shutter-project.org/|{{AUR|shutter}}}}
==== Screencast ====
==== Screencast ====
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Screencast utilities allow you to create a video of your desktop or individual windows.
Screencast utilities allow you to create a video of your desktop or individual windows.
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:RecordMyDesktop|RecordMyDesktop]]|easy to use utility that records your desktop to ogg/theora. GTK and Qt frontends are avaiable|http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|recordmydesktop}}}}
* {{App|glc|A screencast tool that can capture the sound and video from OpenGL applications, such as games, where regular X11 screencast tools produce choppy results.|https://github.com/nullkey/glc|{{AUR|glc}}}}
* {{App|glc|can capture the sound and video of OpenGL applications, such as games, where regular X11 screencast tools produce choppy results|https://github.com/nullkey/glc|{{AUR|glc}}}}
* {{App|Istanbul|A simple desktop session recorder that produces ogg videos.|https://live.gnome.org/Istanbul|{{AUR|istanbul}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:RecordMyDesktop|RecordMyDesktop]]|An easy to use utility that records your desktop to ogg/theora. GTK and Qt frontends are avaiable|http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|recordmydesktop}} {{Pkg|gtk-recordmydesktop}} {{Pkg|qt-recordmydesktop}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:XVidCap|XVidCap]]|An application used for recording a screencast or digital recording of an X Window System screen output with an audio narration.|http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|xvidcap}}}}
=== Audio systems ===
=== Audio systems ===

Revision as of 13:36, 30 August 2012

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Image Viewers



  • fbv — A very simple graphic file viewer for the framebuffer console.
http://s-tech.elsat.net.pl/fbv/ || fbv
  • fim — A highly customizable and scriptable framebuffer image viewer based on fbi.
http://www.autistici.org/dezperado/fim/ || fim-svnAUR


  • Eye of GNOME — An image viewing and cataloging program, which is a part of the GNOME desktop environment.
http://projects.gnome.org/eog/ || eog
  • Feh — A fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2.
http://linuxbrit.co.uk/feh/ || feh
  • GalaPix — An OpenGL-based image viewer for simultaneously viewing and zooming large collections of image files,
http://code.google.com/p/galapix/ || galapixAUR
  • Geeqie — An image browser and viewer (fork of GQview) that adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files.
http://geeqie.sourceforge.net/ || geeqie
  • Gimmage — A gtkmm image viewer.
http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Gimmage || gimmage
  • GPicView — A simple and fast image viewer for X, which is part of the LXDE desktop.
http://lxde.sourceforge.net/gpicview/ || gpicview
  • GQview — An image browser that features single click access to view images and move around the directory tree
http://gqview.sourceforge.net/ || gqview-develAUR
  • gThumb — An image viewer for the GNOME desktop.
https://live.gnome.org/gthumb || gthumb
  • Gwenview — A fast and easy to use image viewer for the KDE desktop.
http://gwenview.sourceforge.net/ || kdegraphics-gwenview
  • Mirage — A PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel.
http://mirageiv.berlios.de || mirage
  • Picasa — An image organizer and viewer from Google that has editing capabilities and integration with the photo-sharing website.
http://picasa.google.com/ || picasaAUR
  • Quick Image Viewer — A very small and fast image viewer based on GTK and imlib2.
http://spiegl.de/qiv/ || qiv
  • Ristretto — A fast and lightweight image viewer for the Xfce desktop environment.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/ristretto || ristretto
  • sxiv — A simple image viewer based on imlib2 that works well with tiling window managers.
https://github.com/muennich/sxiv || sxiv
  • Viewnior — A minimalistic GTK image viewer featuring support for flipping, rotating, animations and configurable mouse actions.
http://xsisqox.github.com/Viewnior/ || viewnior
  • Xloadimage — A classic X image viewer.
http://sioseis.ucsd.edu/xloadimage.html || xloadimage
  • XnView MP — An efficient image viewer, browser and converter.
http://www.xnview.com/en/index.html || xnviewmpAUR
  • xv — A shareware program written by John Bradley to display and modify digital images under the X Window System.
http://www.trilon.com/xv/ || xv

Graphics and Image Manipulation

Raster editors


  • Bibble Pro — A digital imaging program designed to assist photographers in post-production work and efficient optimization of images created in the Raw image format.
http://www.bibblelabs.com || bibbleproAUR
  • darktable — A photography workflow and RAW development application.
http://www.darktable.org// || darktable
  • digiKam — A KDE based image organizer with built-in editing features via a plugin architecture. digiKam asserts it is more full featured than similar applications with a larger set of image manipulation features including RAW image import and manipulation.
http://www.digikam.org/ || digikam
  • GIMP — An image editing suite in the vein of proprietary editors such as Adobe Photoshop. GIMP ( GNU Image Manipulation Program) has been started in the mid 1990s and has acquired a large number of plugins and additional tools.
http://www.gimp.org/ || gimp
http://www.gnu.org/software/gpaint/ || gpaintAUR
  • GraphicsMagick — A 2002 fork of ImageMagick designed to have API and command line stability. It also supports multi-CPU for enhanced performance and thus is used by some large commercial sites (Flickr, etsy) for its performance.
http://www.graphicsmagick.org/ || graphicsmagick
  • ImageMagick — A command line image manipulation program. It is known for its accurate format conversions with support for over 100 formats. Its API enables it to be scripted and it is usually used as a backend processor.
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php || imagemagick
  • KolourPaint — A free, raster graphics editor for KDE, similar to Microsoft's Paint application before Windows 7, but with some additional features such as support for transparency.
http://kolourpaint.org || kdegraphics-kolourpaint
  • Krita — A digital painting and illustration software included based on the KDE platform and Calligra libraries.
http://krita.org/ || calligra-krita
  • Luminance HDR — An open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging.
http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/ || luminancehdr
  • mtPaint — A graphics editing program geared towards creating indexed palette images and pixel art.
http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/ || mtpaint
  • MyPaint — A free software graphics application for digital painters.
http://mypaint.intilinux.com || mypaint
  • Nathive — A "usable image editor", based on GNOME libraries with a focus on usability and a smooth learning curve.
http://www.nathive.org/ || nathiveAUR
  • Pinta — A drawing and editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide a simplified alternative to GIMP for casual users.
http://pinta-project.com/ || pinta
  • Shotwell — An image organizer with a small set of image manipulation features (rotate, crop, color adjust, and red eye removal). It can import photos directly from digital cameras and export them to social media sites (Facebook, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, etc.).
http://yorba.org/shotwell/ || shotwell
  • XPaint — A color image editing tool which features most standard paint program options.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/ || xpaintAUR

Vector Graphics - Illustration


  • Dia — A GTK+ based diagram creation program.
http://live.gnome.org/Dia || dia
  • Inkscape — A vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. It's developers also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.
http://inkscape.org/ || inkscape
  • Karbon — A vector graphics editor, part of the Calligra Suite.
http://www.calligra-suite.org/karbon/ || calligra-karbon
  • sK1 — A replacement for Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, oriented for "prepress ready" PostScript & PDF output.
http://sk1project.org/ || sk1
  • Xara LX — An advanced vector graphics program, the open source version of the commercial Xara X.
http://www.xaraxtreme.org/ || xaralxAUR

Vector graphics - CAD


  • BRL-CAD — A constructive solid geometry (CSG) solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) system that includes an interactive geometry editor, ray tracing support for graphics rendering and geometric analysis, computer network distributed framebuffer support, scripting, image-processing and signal-processing tools.
http://brlcad.org/ || brlcadAUR
  • FreeCAD — A CAD/CAE program, based on OpenCascade, Qt and Python with features such as macro recording, workbenches and the ability to run as server.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/free-cad/ || freecadAUR
  • QCAD — A powerful 2D CAD application that began in 1999. QCaD includes DFX standard file format and supports HPGL format.
http://www.qcad.org/ || qcad
  • VariCAD — A 3D/2D CAD and mechanical engineering application which provides support for parameters and geometric constraints, tools for shells, pipelines, sheet metal unbending and crash tests, assembly support, mechanical part and symbol libraries, calculations, bills of materials, and more.
http://www.varicad.com/en/home/ || varicadAUR

3D Modeling/Rendering


http://www.artofillusion.org/ || aoiAUR
  • Blender — A fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite capable of 3D modeling, texturing, and animation, among other things.
http://www.blender.org/ || blender
  • POV-Ray — A script-based raytracer for creating 3D graphics.
http://www.povray.org/ || povray
  • Wings 3D — An advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use.
http://www.wings3d.com/ || wings3d

Graphics utilities (helper apps)

Screen Capture

  • KSnapshot — A KDE application for taking screenshots. It is capable of capturing images of the whole desktop, a single window, a section of a window, a selected rectangular region or a freehand region.
http://kde.org/applications/graphics/ksnapshot/ || kdegraphics-ksnapshot
  • Xfce4 Screenshooter — A screenshot application for the Xfce desktop with a plugin for the Xfce panel.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-screenshooter || xfce4-screenshooter
  • Scrot — A simple command-line screenshot utility for X.
http://freecode.com/projects/scrot || scrot
  • Shutter — A rich screenshot and editing program.
http://shutter-project.org/ || shutterAUR



Screencast utilities allow you to create a video of your desktop or individual windows.

  • glc — A screencast tool that can capture the sound and video from OpenGL applications, such as games, where regular X11 screencast tools produce choppy results.
https://github.com/nullkey/glc || glcAUR
  • Istanbul — A simple desktop session recorder that produces ogg videos.
https://live.gnome.org/Istanbul || istanbulAUR
  • RecordMyDesktop — An easy to use utility that records your desktop to ogg/theora. GTK and Qt frontends are avaiable
http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/ || recordmydesktop gtk-recordmydesktop qt-recordmydesktop
  • XVidCap — An application used for recording a screencast or digital recording of an X Window System screen output with an audio narration.
http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/ || xvidcapAUR

Audio systems



Audio players


Music player daemon and clients

http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Music_Player_Daemon_Wiki || mpd

Command line players

  • Herrie — A minimalistic console-based music player with native AudioScrobbler support
http://herrie.info/ || herrieAUR
  • Mpg123 — A fast free MP3 console audio player for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Hpux and near all other UNIX systems. Also decodes mp1 and mp2 files
http://www.mpg123.org/ || mpg123
  • cmus — A very feature-rich ncurses-based music player
http://cmus.sourceforge.net/ || cmus
  • cplay — A curses front-end for various audio players
http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Cplay || cplayAUR
  • Moc — A ncurses console audio player with support for the MP3, Ogg, and WAV formats
http://moc.daper.net/ || moc
  • PyTone — An advanced music jukebox with a console interface
http://www.luga.de/pytone/ || pytoneAUR
  • pianobar — Console-based frontend for Pandora
http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/ || pianobarAUR
  • shell-fm — A console based player for the streams provided by Last.FM
https://github.com/jkramer/shell-fm/ || shell-fm

GUI players

  • Amarok — mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features
http://amarok.kde.org/ || amarok
  • aTunes — audio-player written in Java
http://www.atunes.org/ || atunesAUR
http://audacious-media-player.org/ || audacious
  • BansheeiTunes clone, built with GTK2 and Mono, feature-rich and more actively developed
http://banshee.fm/ || banshee
http://www.clementine-player.org/ || clementine
  • DeaDBeeF — A light and fast music player with many features, no GNOME or KDE dependencies, supports console-only and as well GTK2-gui, comes with many plugins, and has a metadata editor
http://deadbeef.sourceforge.net/ || deadbeef
  • Exaile — GTK2 clone of Amarok
http://www.exaile.org/ || exaileAUR
  • Goggles Music Manager — A music collection manager and player that automatically categorizes your music, supports gapless playback, features easy tag editing, and internet radio support. Uses the Fox Toolkit.
http://code.google.com/p/gogglesmm/ || gogglesmm
  • Rhythmbox — GTK2 clone of iTunes, used by default in GNOME
http://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/ || rhythmbox
  • Potamus — A lightweight, intuitive GTK+ audio player with an emphasis on high audio quality
http://offog.org/code/potamus.html || potamusAUR
  • Pragha — A GTK+ music manager that was a fork of Consonance Music Manager
http://pragha.wikispaces.com/ || pragha
  • XMMS — A skinnable GTK+1 standalone media player similar to winamp
http://legacy.xmms2.org/ || xmms
  • Qmmp — Qt-based Multimedia Player. The user interface is similar to winamp or xmms
http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/ || qmmp
  • Guayadeque — full featured media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the Gstreamer media framework
http://guayadeque.org/ || guayadequeAUR
  • Quod Libet — audio player written with pygtk and gstreamer
http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/ || quodlibet
  • Nightingale (Songbird for Linux) — open source clone of iTunes that uses Mozilla technologies as well as Gstreamer and is being developed by the team that made WinAMP
http://getnightingale.com/ || nightingale-gitAUR
  • Spotify — A proprietary music streaming service. Supports local playback and streaming from Spotify's vast library (requires a free account)
http://www.spotify.com/ || spotifyAUR
  • gmusicbrowser — An open-source jukebox for large collections of mp3/ogg/flac files, written in perl
http://gmusicbrowser.org/ || gmusicbrowser-gitAUR
  • Cuberok — A music player and collection manager with a lightweight interface.
http://code.google.com/p/cuberok/ || cuberokAUR

Ripping from CD

  • abcde — Comprehensive command line tool for ripping audio CDs
http://lly.org/~rcw/abcde/page/ || abcde
  • sound-juicer — A CD ripper for GNOME
http://www.gnome.org || sound-juicer
  • kaudiocreator — A program for ripping and encoding Audio-CDs, encoding files from disk
kaudiocreator || not packaged? search in AUR


  • ProjectM — A music visualizer which uses 3D accelerated iterative image based rendering.
http://projectm.sourceforge.net/ || projectm

Sound editing

  • Ardour — A multichannel hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation.
http://ardour.org/ || ardour
  • Audacity — A program that lets you manipulate digital audio waveforms.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ || audacity
  • KWave — A sound editor for KDE.
http://kwave.sourceforge.net/ || kwaveAUR
  • Tagtool — Tool to edit tags in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files.
http://tagtool.sourceforge.net/ || tagtoolAUR
  • Easytag — Utility for viewing, editing and writing ID3 tags of your MP3 files.
http://easytag.sourceforge.net/ || easytag
  • XCFA — X Convert File Audio.
http://www.xcfa.tuxfamily.org/ || xcfaAUR

E-book applications

  • FBReader — E-book viewer. Supported formats include EPUB, FictionBook, HTML, plucker, PalmDoc, zTxt, TCR, CHM, RTF, OEB, non-DRM'ed mobipocket (mobi), and plain-text.
http://fbreader.org/ || fbreader
  • CoolReader — E-book viewer. Supported formats include epub (non-DRM), fb2, txt, rtf, html, chm and tcr.
http://www.coolreader.org/e-index.htm || coolreaderAUR
  • Calibre — E-book library management application. Supported formats include CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, EPUB, FB2, HTML, HTMLZ, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ.
http://calibre-ebook.com/ || calibre


  • moto4lin — A file manager and seem editor for Motorola P2K phones (like C380/C650)
http://freecode.com/projects/moto4lin || moto4linAUR

Video Players



  • MPlayer — Support a complete and versatile array of video/audio formats
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html || mplayer
  • mplayer2 — mplayer2 is a fork of the original MPlayer project. It contains significant further development and supports a number of features not available in other Unix players
http://www.mplayer2.org/ || mplayer2


  • Dragon Player — A simple video player for KDE 4 developed by Ian Monroe.
http://www.dragonplayer.net/ || kdemultimedia-dragonplayer
  • GNOME-MPlayer — A simple GTK-based GUI for MPlayer
http://kdekorte.googlepages.com/gnomemplayer || gnome-mplayer
  • Parole — A modern media player based on the GStreamer framework
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/parole/ || parole
  • SMPlayer — A middleweight QT front-end for MPlayer with additional patches
http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/ || smplayer
  • VLC media player — A middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio and video formats
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
  • Whaaw! Media Player — A lightweight Gstreamer-based audio/video player that can serve as a good alternative to Totem for those who do not like all of those GNOME dependencies.
http://home.gna.org/whaawmp/ || whaawmpAUR
  • Xnoise — A GTK+ media player for both audio and video with "a slick GUI, great speed and lots of features.". Uses GStreamer.
http://www.xnoise-media-player.com/ || xnoiseAUR

Video Editors



  • avidemux — graphical tool to edit video (filter/re-encode/split)
http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ || avidemux-cli


  • Kino — non-linear digital video editor
http://www.kinodv.org/ || kino
  • Open Shot — non-linear video editor based on MLT framework
http://www.openshotvideo.com/ || openshot
  • Kdenlive — non-linear video editor "designed for basic to semi-professional work"
http://kdenlive.org/ || kdenlive
  • CinelerraCV — professional video editing and compositing environment
http://cinelerra.org/ || cinelerra-cv
  • PiTiVi — Video editor with design goal of ease of use.
http://www.pitivi.org/ || pitivi
  • LiVES — Video editor and VJ (live performance) platform
http://lives.sourceforge.net/ || livesAUR
  • Open Movie Editor — "designed for basic movie making capabilities"
http://www.openmovieeditor.org/ || openmovieeditorAUR

Collection managers

  • GCStar — A collection manager using GTK.
http://www.gcstar.org/ || gcstar
  • Tellico — A collection manager for KDE.
http://tellico-project.org/ || tellico