List of applications/Multimedia
< List of applications
- 1 Multimedia
- 1.1 Image Viewers
- 1.2 Graphics and Image Manipulation
- 1.3 Graphics utilities (helper apps)
- 1.4 Audio systems
- 1.5 Audio players
- 1.6 Ripping from CD
- 1.7 Visualization
- 1.8 Sound editing
- 1.9 E-book applications
- 1.10 Phone
- 1.11 Video Players
- 1.12 Video Editors
- fbv — framebuffer image viewer
- fim — highly customizable and scriptable framebuffer image viewer based on fbi
- Feh — A fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2
- GalaPix — OpenGL-based image viewer for simultaneously viewing and zooming large collection of image files
- GpicView — A simple and fast image viewer for X. Made by the developers of LXDE
- GQview — An image browser that features single click access to view images and move around the directory tree
- Geeqie — An image browser/viewer fork of GQview. Adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files
- Mirage — PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel
- QIV — A very small and fast gdk/Imlib image viewer
- Ristretto — A fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment
- SXIV — Simple X Image Viewer; works well with tiling window managers, uses imlib2
- Viewnior — Minimalistic GTK2 viewer featuring support for flip, rotate, animations and configurable mouse actions
- Xloadimage — The classic X image viewer
- XnView — An efficient image viewer, browser and converter
- http://www.xnview.com/ || AUR
Graphics and Image Manipulation
- GIMP — GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. Started in the mid 1990s, it is a image editing suite in a similar vein to proprietary editors like Adobe Photoshop. Arch Linux has a large number of plugins and additional tools for GIMP in its repositories. To search for them you can type
pacman -Ss gimp
- KolourPaint — free, raster graphics editor for the KDE, similar to Microsoft's Paint application before Windows 7, but has some additional features such as support for transparency
- mtPaint — graphic editing program geared towards creating indexed palette images and pixel art
- darktable — A photography workflow and RAW development application
- MyPaint — free software graphics application for digital painters
- Krita (Swedish for crayon) — digital painting and illustration software included based on the KDE platform and KOffice libraries
- Nathive — "the usable image editor", a Gnome based image editing application with a focus on usability and a smooth learning curve.
- http://www.nathive.org/ || AUR
- ImageMagick — ImageMagick is 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 used as a back end processor - for example to create MediaWiki thumbnail images.
- GraphicsMagick — GraphicsMagick is 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.
- Shotwell — Shotwell is an image organizer with a small set of image manipulation features, for example rotate, crop, color adjust, and red eye removal. It can import photos directly from digital cameras and export them to social media sites.
- digiKam — digiKam is a KDE based image/photo 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.
Vector Graphics - Illustration
- Inkscape — 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. 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.
- Xara — An advanced vector graphics program.
- http://www.xaraxtreme.org/ || AUR
- Dia — A GTK+ based diagram creation program.
- Blender — A fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite capable of 3D modeling, texturing, and animation, among other things. There are a number of additional patches and tools for blender the the Arch User Repository.
Vector graphics - CAD
- QCaD — powerful 2D CAD application that began in 1999. QCaD includes DFX standard file format and supports HPGL format
Graphics utilities (helper apps)
- 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.
Screencast utilities allow you to create a video of your desktop or individual windows.
- RecordMyDesktop — easy to use utility that records your desktop to ogg/theora. GTK and Qt frontends are avaiable
- glc (in AUR) — can capture the sound and video of OpenGL applications, such as games, where regular X11 screencast tools produce choppy results
Music player daemon and clients
- Music Player Daemon — Lightweight and scalable choice for music management
Command line players
- Herrie — A minimalistic console-based music player with native AudioScrobbler support
- http://herrie.info/ || AUR
- 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
- cmus — A very feature-rich ncurses-based music player
- cplay — A curses front-end for various audio players
- Moc — A ncurses console audio player with support for the MP3, Ogg, and WAV formats
- PyTone — An advanced music jukebox with a console interface
- http://www.luga.de/pytone/ || AUR
- Amarok — mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features
- aTunes — audio-player written in Java
- http://www.atunes.org/ || AUR
- Audacious — Winamp clone like Beep and old XMMS versions
- Banshee — yet another GTK2 iTunes clone, yet more feature-rich and more actively developed
- Clementine — Amarok 1.4 ported to QT4
- 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
- Exaile — GTK2 clone of Amarok
- http://www.exaile.org/ || AUR
- 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.
- Rhythmbox — GTK2 clone of iTunes, used by default in GNOME
- Potamus — A lightweight, intuitive GTK+ audio player with an emphasis on high audio quality
- Pragha — A GTK+ music manager that was a fork of Consonance Music Manager
- XMMS — A skinnable GTK+1 standalone media player similar to winamp.
- Qmmp — Qt-based Multimedia Player. The user interface is similar to winamp or xmms.
- Guayadeque — full featured media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the Gstreamer media framework
- http://guayadeque.org/ || AUR
- Quod Libet — audio player written with pygtk and gstreamer
- 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/ || AUR
Ripping from CD
- abcde — Comprehensive command line tool for ripping audio CDs
- ProjectM — A music visualizer which uses 3D accelerated iterative image based rendering.
- Audacity — A program that lets you manipulate digital audio waveforms.
- KWave — A sound editor for KDE.
- 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.
- CoolReader — E-book viewer. Supported formats include epub (non-DRM), fb2, txt, rtf, html, chm and tcr.
- 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.
- mplayer — Support a complete and versatile array of video/audio formats
- Dragon Player — A simple video player for KDE 4 developed by Ian Monroe.
- Gnome-Mplayer — A simple GTK-based GUI for mplayer
- Parole — A modern media player based on the GStreamer framework
- SMPlayer — A middleweight QT frontend for mplayer with additional patches
- VLC media player — A middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio/video formats
- 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 those GNOME dependencies.
- http://home.gna.org/whaawmp/ || AUR
- Xnoise — A GTK+ media player for both audio and video with "a slick GUI, great speed and lots of features.". Uses gstreamer.