Document preparation with free software

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This page is for preparing a document that satisfies the #9420 request for information on what pieces of the Linux Graphics puzzle to use in a document preparation workflow.


This is a small collection of free stuff to use for print production. Full professional roadmap is connected with CMYK color mode, and in reality its much harder to do it than simply RGB. So if You dont really need working with CMYK dont do it :) . Scribus generate always good CMYK PDF even if in source is RGB bitmap.

Use links to get more advice about items.

Major
Software
Color mode
If used
Minor
Software
Extension
VECTORS
Inkscape
RGB
Filters
PNG
Scribus
No filters
SVG
PNG
CMYK
Filters
OutputPro
JPG
No filters
SVG
RASTER
GIMP
RGB
TIFF
JPG
CMYK
CMYK Tool
TIFF
JPG
TEXT
LibreOffice
ODT