7 open source innovations on the cutting edge

Think open source doesn’t innovate? Think again. Here are seven projects that are exploring exciting new directions in computing -- for free

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Open source innovation: Alchemy


An open source drawing and sketching program created by Karl D. D. Willis and Jacob Hina, Alchemy eschews Photoshop’s bulging toolbox and complex UI in favor of a stripped-down, minimalist approach. Alchemy’s focus is on the earliest stages of image creation, and its goal is to foster creativity, not render finished artworks. It provides a limited set of tools, but what it does provide would boggle even seasoned Photoshop experts, including the ability to shout into a microphone to draw using sound. (Click to enlarge screenshot.)


See also:

InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards

Top 10 open source apps for Windows, at a glance

Top 10 open source apps for Mac OS X

Top 10 Open Source Hall of FamersOn Teaching Open Source Development

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