Don't-Miss Graphics & design software Stories
For image editing and creation, GIMP is free, open source, and very powerful.
Camera Bag is an artfully-designed, non-destructive image editor for photographers looking for nostalgic effects.
PhotoPlus X5 is an image editor with a true Photoshop-like feel without the painful pricetag.
The best DVD/Blu-ray player software available is morphing into an organizer/player for all types of media--but it is also becoming more resource-hungry.
Dynamic Auto Painter lets you effortlessly create stunning drawings and paintings based on photos.
Stop-motion animation doesn't get much easier--or more basic--than with Flip Boom Cartoon.
Learn the basics of stop-motion animation through Animation-ish's clever three-level process.
Pencil is a very realistic sketching program and good 2D animation tool for the cost (free).
A lightweight and affordable, but immature, audio and MIDI sequencing program.
This video conversion software creates output for every mobile device on the market, including Windows Phone 7 phones. It's packed with extras, too--plus a few hiccups.
Edit your photos, organize your finances, access your computer remotely, and do even more with these essential software packages and Web apps--a mix of established favorites and indispensable up-and-comers.
Free, browser-based photo editor Pixlr Editor is one to watch.