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GIMP

GIMP, or the Gnu Image Manipulation Program, is a free photo editor and photo manipulation program most similar to Adobe Photoshop.

With GIMP, you can perform common photo editing tasks like color correction, cropping, resizing, sharpening, and brightness/contrast correction.

You can also perform more advanced photo manipulation like spot removal, background removal, advanced transformations, and photo compositing.

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WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS, or Content Management System, and is used for designing websites. Thanks to WordPress’s built-in block editor, as well as other third-party themes and integrated website builders, you can easily design professional looking websites without coding.

WordPress also has thousands of native plugins that extend its functionality. 

While you don’t need to be a developer to build websites with WordPress, coding is supported for those with more advanced skills. 

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Inkscape

Inkscape is a free scalable vector graphics editor most similar to Adobe Illustrator. It is most commonly used by graphic designers who want to create vector-based graphics, which are infinitely scalable without quality loss.

Inkscape has all the tools to help you create professional graphics like logos, icons, flyers, infographics, avatars, and anything else that requires vector illustration.

In Inkscape, you’ll find popular illustration and design tools like the pen tool, vector shape tools, a shape builder tool, text tool, live path effects, and more!

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Darktable

Darktable is a RAW processing and RAW image editing app that can edit RAW photos taken with a DSLR camera. It is a popular alternative to Adobe Lightroom.

Like GIMP, Darktable has photo editing features like noise reduction, exposure, sharpening, white balance, and curves. The main difference, however, is that Darktable supports editing RAW image formats.

By editing RAW photos, you retain more of the original data from the image and thus can produce higher quality images with greater dynamic range. RAW photography is generally geared more towards professionals as it has a steeper learning curve.

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