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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Netlab
    • Open source Alternatives for CS3 Suite
    • Open source Alternatives for MS Office
  • 3.
    • Project that Dale is working on
    • Students connect to a Virtual Machine through a web browser
      • Login to server
      • Schedule time on a Virtual Machine
      • Do their work on the Virtual Machine
  • 4.
    • The Virtual Machine is loaded with the software that students need for the class
      • It is possible for multiple students to work on the same Virtual Machine for group assignments
      • Instructors can connect to and help students on their Virtual Machine
  • 5.
    • CS3 Suite includes
      • Photoshop
      • Illustrator
      • Acrobat
      • Dreamweaver
      • Flash
      • Soundbooth
      • InDesign
      • AfterEffects
    • Two types of Alternatives
      • Web-based
        • Do all your work on the web
      • Local clients
        • Install a program to your computer
  • 6.
    • Most web-based products are just for photoshop
    • Popular and powerful tools
      • Aviary Suite
      • Splashup
      • SUMO Paint
  • 7.
    • Aviary suite ( http://aviary.com/home ) includes four products
      • Phoenix : image editor
      • Peacock : visual laboratory
      • Raven : vector editor
      • Toucan : color palettes
    • Have to have an account to save work used on the site
    • Can export flat versions of your files (jpg and gif) to your personal computer
    • There is a free and paid versions
      • Free version can be used indefinitely but are limited to 50 public files
      • Paid version can be had through a scholarship program for students and educators
  • 8.
    • Splashup ( http://www.splashup.com )
      • Photo-editor
      • Can save as jpg, png, fxo to local comptuer or to the web (facebook, flickr, picasa, smugsmug, photobucket, http://)
      • Has a Lite-verison that can be installed locally
    • SUMO Paint ( http://www.sumopaint.com )
  • 9.
    • Adobe Photoshop
      • Paint.net ( http://www.getpaint.net )
        • Windows based
      • The GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/)
        • Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
    • Adobe Illustrator
      • Inkspace ( http://www.inkscape.org/ )
        • Windows, Mac OS X 10.3+, Linux
  • 10.
    • Adobe Acrobat
      • Foxit PDF Reader ( http://www.foxitsoftware.com/ )
        • Free Reader / Paid Editor
      • PrimoPDF ( http://www.primopdf.com/ )
        • Create PDF files from 300+ file types
        • Make PDF documents for different uses, including viewing, eBooks, office printing and prepress (high-end printing)
        • Combine PDF files after they are converted
        • Secure with passwords and add document information (title, author, etc.) during creation
  • 11.
    • Dreamweaver
      • KompoZer ( http://kompozer.net/ )
        • Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
        • Complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.
        • Designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.
  • 12.
    • Flash
      • Synfig Studio ( http://www.synfig.org/ )
        • Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
        • Requires four files installed in order: Gtkmm, Gtk+, Synfig Core, and Synfig Studio
        • Neither Flash nor Synfig make for quick studies without a guide, but both are learnable. Whether Synfig is truly capable of competing with Flash for complex multimedia animations remains to be seen. Is anyone out there giving it a try?
  • 13.
    • Adobe Soundbooth
      • Audacity ( http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ )
        • Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
        • Very popular
    • Adobe InDesign
      • Scribus ( http://www.scribus.net/ )
        • Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
        • Scribus does have some oddities, mostly related to the scaling of imported images, but there's something else about it that's far more interesting: it painlessly brings in documents from the OpenOffice.org suite and it uses The GIMP for image editing.
  • 14.
    • Adobe AfterEffects
      • Jahshaka ( http://jahshaka.org/ )
        • Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
  • 15.
    • Open Office ( http://www.openoffice.org/ )
      • Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
      • Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access alternatives
      • Draw – lets you produce everything from simple diagrams to dynamic 3D illustrations
    • Zoho ( http://www.zoho.com/ )
      • Web-based
      • Have to sign up to use, but is free
      • Word, Powerpoint, and Excel alternatives
      • Can use google or yahoo log-ins